No doubt we will end FGM: New UN Women Goodwill Ambassador

27 February 2018

An activist who has mobilized young people in West Africa to lobby against practices that are harmful to girls will now be advocating for change across the entire continent.

Jaha Dukureh from The Gambia was recently named the first ever Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa with UN Women, the United Nations entity that champions gender equality and the empowerment of women.

For our latest Lid Is On podcast, she’s been telling Dianne Penn she can already see signs that Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child marriage are on the way out.

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