Demba and Oureye: Unlikely Allies in the Movement to End FGC

The most recent installment in our Breakthrough Generation series, “Demba and Oureye: Unlikely Allies in the Movement to End FGC,” tells the story of Demba Diawara and Oureye Sall who, as an Imam and a former cutter, became unexpected champions for the...

Malian Communities Take Abandoning Harmful Practices Into Their Own Hands

In southwestern Mali, a small, but powerful movement is growing.  In 2014, 40 Malian communities started Tostan’s Community Empowerment Program (CEP). Despite the fact that the CEP has not been completed, 27 of those communities have already decided to abandon...

Youth Voices: The Next Generation of Changemakers in West Africa

The latest film in our Breakthrough Generation series, “Youth Voices: The Next Generation of Changemakers in West Africa,” follows young people who came together in December 2015, when 189 villages in the Tambacounda Region of Senegal publicly...

Senegalese Youth Use Radio in Efforts To End FGC

Emerging from the group is the voice of a woman. She tells her story—that of a girl who was married at the age of 15 and became the mother of a baby girl by the time she was 17. One day in her absence, traditional cutters took her daughter to perform the rite of...