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Devastating fire in Tostan Partner Community in Senegal

Devastating fire in Tostan Partner Community in Senegal

Hello to all, Last Thursday, a tragedy occurred in the Southern region of Senegal when a huge fire broke out in the small rural village of Kokolé. The blaze occurred when a teenage girl was preparing rice for lunch and left her kitchen to run an errand. The wind swept...

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248 communities abandoned FGC in Mali

248 communities abandoned FGC in Mali

Congratulation to Tostan Mali  248 communities abandoned Female Genital Cutting during a public declaration on Sunday, December 27, 2020, in the villages of Farakoro and Kèrèla. They were accompanied by the National Coordinator of Tostan, Representatives of the...

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VILLAGE PORTRAIT: SUTUKO

VILLAGE PORTRAIT: SUTUKO

VILLAGE PORTRAIT:  SUTUKO   Sutukoba is predominantly a Mandinka village located in the Wuli East District, approximately 48 kilometers from Basse, the administrative headquarters of the Upper River Region, in The Gambia. It is comprised of mainly two ethnic...

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How to Include Tostan in Your Legacy

Join the movement to ensure the vital work of Tostan continues and to help spread our vision of Dignity For All.  You can make this mission part of your legacy by including Tostan in your estate planning. Depending on your assets and financial goals, some options to...

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Resilience Beyond COVID, THE Film!

Resilience Beyond COVID, THE Film!

Tostan’s three-year Community Empowerment Program (CEP) has supported more than 3,000 communities in eight African countries in developing and implementing their visions of well-being. Communities create a collective vision for their future, take action to achieve it,...

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Resilience beyond COVID19

Resilience beyond COVID19

  In this rare moment of a shared global experience, questions about how to create an equitable and just future loom large. The coronavirus pandemic and associated disruptions have highlighted the vital importance of empowered communities and local leadership....

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System Change 3rd Webinar

System Change 3rd Webinar

Scaling Systems Change  Local Leadership for Global Transformation Tuesday, September 29 8AM PTD / 11 AM ETD / 3 PM GMT   Tostan CEO Elena Bonometti hosts an interactive conversation with Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr Obe of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Her 3-year...

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Tostan Annual Report 2019

Tostan Annual Report 2019

    Tostan 2019 Annual Report is now available. Our many strong partnerships and solid accomplishments ground us as Tostan continues forward in our mission despite unprecedented challenges. The pandemic and the associated disruptions have highlighted the...

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Tostan Mali COVID19 Update

Tostan Mali COVID19 Update

The first two confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Mali on March 25, 2020. The first step taken by the Government of Mali was the development of a disease prevention and control plan with four main areas: prevention, communication, capacity building and case...

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Men End FGM Movement in Kenya

Men End FGM Movement in Kenya

  Tostan Training Center Alumni, Tony Mwebia, Jeremiah Kipainoi and Catherine Thiakunu of #MenEndFGM Movement, hosting a training to share sessions on Human Rights principles learnt at Tostan during their Male Champions training in Meru County, Kenya.

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Donate via Amazon Smile

Donate via Amazon Smile

When you shop, Amazon gives. When buying on Amazon Smile you can choose to give a 0.5% of the price of the product to Tostan. When shopping can become a good action...

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