Diaíri Soumaré from the village of Gabou, Senegal is a change agent in her community. She is 11 years old.

Speaking publicly with her peers and elders on the importance of respecting human rights, she is contributing to the growing community-led movement for the abandonment of female genital cutting (FGC) in Africa. World Next Door Journalist Laura Stump wrote about her experience witnessing Diaíri and many other Tostan program participants declare their abandonment of FGC and applaud human rights for all.

Click here to read Part I of Laura’s article entitled “Says Who?”
Click here to read Part II.