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  • Boloko (Circumcision) – Fatoumata Diawara

    Born in Cote D’Ivoire to Malian parents, at 32 years old, Fatoumata Diawara is a force of nature. She escaped a restrictive environment in her family and at 20 years of age she moved to Paris to pursue a career in music and theatre. Although she was in Mali...
  • What’s Next for Women in the Gambia?

    On November 24th, history was made in the Gambia when President Yahya Jammeh publicly condemned female genital mutilation (FGM). Shouting over rapturous applause, President Jammeh said that the controversial practice had no place in a modern society, or in Islam, the country’s predominant religion. Just a month later, the...