The following is a translated summary of the article  » Tostan à Ziguinchor: Ensemble contre l’excision et le mariage précoce » from Leral.

On January 20th, 2013, Tostan celebrated a declaration for the abandonment of the harmful practices of female genital cutting (FGC) and child/forced marriage for the entire region of Ziguinchor, Senegal. The declaration saw the participation of 427 villages from the region, and included the presence of the regional governor. This large declaration, the first of its kind in the region, is the result of ten years of spreading awareness about human rights and the consequences of these practices.

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