Since we began, our human rights-based education program has reached more than three million people, resulting in:

Women’s Empowerment

women have been selected into leadership positions in their communities

Health

people live in communities that publicly declared an end to female genital cuting

Child Marriage

communities that have publicly declared their daughters will not marry before they are 18

The Tostan Model

Our three-year non-formal education program puts rural communities in charge of their own futures. We help communities develop their own vision for development using an approach that is:

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HUMAN RIGHTS BASED

Knowledge of human rights and responsibilities is the foundation for learning

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RESPECTFUL & INCLUSIVE

Information is shared in a non-judgmental way

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HOLISTIC & SUSTAINABLE

Program covers five key impact areas and has sustainability at its core

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An Integrated Approach Leads to Healthier, Empowered Mothers

On International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, Tostan Shares What Works Over the past few years, Tostan has enabled hundreds of women suffering from fistula to receive medical treatment at UNFPA fistula repair camps by covering some of the essential expenses involved...

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Last night we joined Nix and other artists at the Deedo #meetup in Dakar. We are so excited to be one of three charity partners of the first global music streaming platform for Pan-African music.

'Deedo' refers to reciprocity: When you subscribe and choose Tostan, 5% of proceeds will go to support communities across West Africa to make positive change -- and you might just discover your new favourite artist or genre from the continent too!

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At Tostan we witness 27 years of results: when communities lead their own development, and when women and girls are truly engaged, societies transform.

Watch our video to learn more about the women empowered to lead in the Gambia: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERdsj7akuGg&t=13s

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At the Tostan Training Center in Senegal, another "Promoting Community Wellbeing" training continues this week. Supported by the The Carter Center, religious leaders from NASFAT(Nasrul-Lahi-l-Fatih Society), a Muslim prayer group from Nigeria with over one million members, are learning how to use participatory, community-led and locally relevant approaches to achieve wellbeing in their own communities. Sending them some #MondayMotivation for their learning today!

For more on our training offer, click here: www.tostan.org/programs/tostan-training-center/
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