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Marc Ellison was awarded one of two inaugural fellowships to report on the complex topic of child marriage in Tanzania through the medium of an interactive, multimedia graphic novel.
The project has been translated into Swahili in the hope it can be used as an educational tool in the communities where FGM and child marriage still thrive.-Marc Ellison Ellison is an award-winning photojournalist based in Glasgow, Scotland.
He has worked extensively in Africa since 2011, reporting on female child soldiers in Uganda, sex workers in Mozambique and Sudanese refugee camps.
Ellison has produced work for 60 Minutes, Al Jazeera, BBC, the Guardian, the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and Vice.-Daniel Lafrance Lafrance is a professional storyboard artist with more than 30 years in the animation industry. Mc Kay’s novel War Brothers — about children forced to become child soldiers for the LRA in Uganda — was nominated for an Eisner Award.
She begged him to end the violence.“I will only stop beating you when our first daughter undergoes FGM,” he told her.They are rediscovering what it means to be children.About the project Funding The graphic novel, stories and videos about child marriage and FGM in Tanzania were produced with aid from the ,000 Fellowship for International Development Reporting, a joint program of Aga Khan Foundation Canada and the Canadian Association of Journalists.Five girls in Machochwe village died during last year’s cutting season — and those are just the reported deaths.FGM has been illegal in Tanzania since 1998, but many tribespeople still believe the life-threatening procedure is a mandatory rite of passage into womanhood — and an indicator to men in the village the girl is now ready to get married.
“Things that could have given a better life for me and my kids.”That’s the hope for girls like Dorika.