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 abandonment of female genital cutting (FGC) in their communities and beyond.

This film honors the past 20+ years of work Demba, Oureye, and others whose lives they have touched, have done to end FGC in Senegal. Without them, this incredible movement may never have built the momentum it now has. They are a spark behind the Breakthrough Generation.

“Life has legs and is walking. We need to walk with life or we will be left behind.” Demba Diawara, Imam and Village Chief. 

Watch the film below: