From 1951 to 2022, the task of ending this widespread harmful practice is perhaps only halfway done. Heroines of the struggle tell what they know. It’s complicated, but efforts are converging. Today’s speakers are Assitan Diallo and Stella Efua Graham [aka Efua Dorkenoo], 1980s campaigners; Naima Dido, activist, Tostan International; Imam Mouhamed Cherif Diop, Program Coordinator at Tostan Senegal, specialist in Islamic rights and child protection; Aya Chebbi, youth advocate and moderator; Jacinta Muteshi, researcher, Population Council; and, Margaret Kenyatta, First Lady of Kenya.
Archival story produced by Adi Gevins; other recordings and production by Frieda Werden.