Bridging Local Law with Regional Peace and Security Efforts

Human rights, like the law, exist to serve the people. While the law and grassroots human rights efforts are not always perfectly in sync, Tostan’s Peace and Security Project is working to bridge the two. Recently, Tostan partnered with the Senegalese Lawyers...

Women of West Africa: Finding the Courage to Lead

In the 2014 local elections in a conservative region of eastern Senegal, 63 Tostan program participants were elected as Rural Councilors for that region. 41 of them were women. This film tells the story of one such woman–Fatoumata–and how with the full...

Millions of Guinean Voters Participate in a Historic Election

On October 11, 2015, Guineans across the country gathered their voting cards and made the trek to the nearest polling booth to participate in the country’s second-ever free presidential election. “Before, I didn’t consider the right to vote. It’s because of the Tostan...