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February 2017

February 13, 2017

In honor of World Radio Day, here’s a look at how Tostan partner communities use radio programs as an effective way to spread knowledge about human rights and other ...

February 7, 2017

February 6 was International FGC Abandonment Day. We are proud to support the 8000+ communities across eight countries who have publicly declared to abandon FGC. The ...

January 2017

January 9, 2017

With efforts from the Empowered Community Network, 262 solar batteries were distributed with support from the Ed Nef Foundation to 150 households in Keur Simbara, Kobongoye ...

December 2016

December 15, 2016

There are few things more inspiring than when people come together and decide to take a stand for real and lasting change--a change they believe is necessary in order for ...

December 6, 2016

For over two decades, a human rights movement among rural communities in West Africa has been slowly and quietly building.

December 5, 2016

In West African communities, oral tradition is the norm. Knowing how to read and write depends on formal schooling, which is inaccessible to many ...

November 2016

November 5, 2016

In August, two Tostan training alumni, Asmau Ayub and Mohammed Andani Hussein, returned to the Tostan Training Center (TTC) for an 11-day workshop on Tostan’s human ...

October 2016

October 14, 2016

Earlier this year, Girls Not Brides sponsored six members from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to learn from Tostan’s community-empowerment programme, particularly ...

October 6, 2016

  Meet Maty Cissé! She was born in Keur Daouda Cissé, Senegal on October 16, 1963. Maty was introduced to Tostan in 1991—the year of our ...

September 2016

September 29, 2016

  In the below letter from the 2015 Annual Report, Tostan's Board Chair Dr. Cheikh Mbacke describes what it was about Tostan that stood out to him, after  over a decade ...

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