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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GRANTS – Volunteer-Intern

The Grants Volunteer-Intern position at Tostan’s headquarters in Dakar, Senegal, provides opportunities for understanding how a Human Rights-based approach can influence social change and support community-led development.  The Volunteer-Intern will gain project...

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Women’s Empowerment in Mali

This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the incredible ways women across Mali have applied their new knowledge and skills learned during the Community Empowerment Program (CEP) to fit their unique lives. Overcoming discrimination and finding one’s voice “I...

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Thank you Tostan Canada for sharing this insightful video by Excision, parlons-en.

This video highlights how vacation cutting is still prevalent today and how you can stop the cycle and help put an end to the practice.

"Although the FGC is illegal in many countries around the world, over 3 million girls undergo the harmful practice every year behind closed doors." - Tostan Canada

#ALerteExcision #EndFGC #HumanRights
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