Tostan CEO Elena Bonometti hosted a conversation with Faustina Fynn-Nyame and Dr. Rebecka Lundgren. Faustina Fynn-Nyame is the Executive Director for Africa and Sector lead for Child Health and Development, at The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and Dr. Rebecka Lundgren is an applied anthropologist who recently joined the Center for Gender Equity and Health at the University of California at San Diego.

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Thanks again to our panelists, and everyone who participated and contributed questions.

“Social norms are about power. They reflect and they reinforce power relationships that empower some groups of people and marginalize others, which is of course why they can be very difficult to change and shift.” – Dr. Rebecka Lundgren


Social norms at play: “We send our girls to school and we think that they’re safe. But they’ve been attacked or raped by their teachers, the older boys, the boys in their class.” – Faustina Fynn-Nyame