Graphic Content: Using the comic book to chronicle FGM and child marriage

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Graphic Content: Using the comic book to chronicle FGM and child marriage

Session hashtag: #CAJ16graphicEach year, the December rains mark the beginning of the cutting season in northern Tanzania — a four-week period when young girls are forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) so they can marry.Now these girls have heard rumours of a safe house and are fleeing their families to save their childhoods and, maybe, save their lives.Photojournalist Marc Ellison talks about his experiences of chronicling three of these girls’ stories – and the motivation and challenges in telling them in a graphic novel format for the Toronto Star.

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