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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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Scaling Systems Change: Norms that Transform

Scaling Systems Change: Norms that Transform

Tostan CEO Elena Bonometti hosted a conversation with Faustina Fynn-Nyame and Dr. Rebecka Lundgren. Faustina Fynn-Nyame is the Executive Director for Africa and Sector lead for Child Health and Development, at The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and Dr....

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Tostan Guinea COVID19 Update

Tostan Guinea COVID19 Update

CONAKRY - Guinea experienced its first imported case of COVID 19 on March 12, 2020 and total cases number 4,372 as of this writing. Guinea’s first case was declared in the midst of political unrest due to a legislative election and a referendum ballot for the adoption...

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Walk On My Own Awards

Walk On My Own Awards

BYKids Walk On My Own documentary won the Gender Equity Prize 2020, from the Prix Jeunesse International. Told through the perspective of then 13-year-old Ndèye Fatou Fall, who directed the short film, Walk on My Own recounts how her life has been affected by profound...

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Tostan Guinea Bissau COVID-19 Update

Tostan Guinea Bissau COVID-19 Update

BISSAU - The COVID-19 global health pandemic has proven to be a major test of our collective action. Globally and locally, communities are finding new ways to prioritize their health. With the support of their trained Community Management Committees (CMC), Tostan’s...

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Scaling Systems Change Webinar #2: Norms that Transforms

Scaling Systems Change Webinar #2: Norms that Transforms

  Tostan is hosting its second interactive practitioner conversation on systems change on June 22nd. This webinar, with and for ecosystem weavers, will focus on norms that transform, from gender-based violence to gender equality. Tostan CEO Elena Bonometti will...

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Scaling Systems Change: Co-creating the Way

Scaling Systems Change: Co-creating the Way

Co-Creating the Way In this first of a series on Systems Change, Tostan CEO Elena Bonometti hosted an interactive conversation with two recognized ecosystem weavers, Sybil Chidiac and Sanjay Purohit, on the techniques and technologies that lead to multi-sectoral and...

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Tostan Gambia COVID 19 Update

Tostan Gambia COVID 19 Update

Basse - Currently, in The Gambia, there are 23 confirmed cases, 1 death, 10 recovered patients and 6 others at the treatment centers. The President of the Republic made a public declaration on COVID 19 on March 17th, 2020 to suspend all educational classes and weekly...

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Informational Booklets on COVID-19

Informational Booklets on COVID-19

Let's Protect our Families and Communities From Coronavirus   Tostan is offering our informational booklets on the coronavirus and COVID-19 publicly. It is underway in English, French, Portuguese, Creole, Wolof, Pulaar, Mandinka, Oniyan, Maninka, and Bamanankan. Check...

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Embracing Complexity

Embracing Complexity

April 30, 2020 Engagement Opportunity Funding Systems Change: A Webinar for Practitioners Option A: April 30, 9:30 - 11:00am CEST: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIuduqorDksHNNYN09hmIbs3XrKYLC5AdZv Option B: April 30, 5:00 - 6:30pm CEST:...

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Grassroots Systems Change Wisdom to Prevent COVID-19

Sub-Saharan Africa is in the early days of the regional spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, with currently just over 3,900 confirmed cases.  The World Economic Forum, and others have warned that COVID-19 could intensify in regions that lack the infrastructure to plan...

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An Update from Tostan About COVID-19

We continue to monitor the health risks and responses to the COVID 19 virus here in West Africa. Our shared work is more important now than ever, as we see direct correlations between community management, collaboration with government, and long-term health of...

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