On this year’s International Day for the Abandonment of female genital cutting (FGC), Tostan partnered with the Senegalese government, UNFPA and UNICEF for an exciting day-long event celebrating progress made towards the abandonment of FGC—as well as those individuals who have done so much to bring about this breakthrough change for future generations. The day began with a panel discussion at the Tostan Training Center, and concluded with a ceremony hosted by the community of Keur Simbara.

Please see our photo essay below with highlights.

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Photos by Caroline Bellemare