For several months in 2008, the rural, southern Senegalese community of Diégoune became the setting for what could have been a controversial film. Titled “Walking the Path of Unity” (or “L'Appel de Diégoune” in French), it gives voice to the key players involved in the movement to end female genital cutting (FGC) in the area.
From the rice fields, to a soccer pitch, to the local mosque, men and women explain with pride what events led to their collective decision to abandon the deeply entrenched practice of FGC.
On June 14th, 2015 the Sangardo community in Guinea--with the generous support of UNICEF--hosted a Public Declaration. This declaration included 65 participating communities, all expressing their abandonment of female genital cutting (FGC) and child marriage. Below are a series of photos taken at the event. Enjoy!
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