What social justice means on a global scale

A woman holding a sign that says 'Respect'

At its basic level, social justice is the equitable distribution of wealth, opportunities and privileges for all people, especially underserved and marginalized populations. While this is important in America, it is also a basic, crucial need for people in developing countries. In each community, the oppressed and the oppressors vary. The drive for social justice […]

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TOSTAN INC.: Khalidou Sy

Khalidou Sy

Khalidou started his career as a Tostan Facilitator in Medina Yoro Foulah, in the Kolda region of Senegal, at the beginning phases of Tostan. He was continuously promoted over the years and after 16 years, he was chosen to be the National Coordinator for Tostan Senegal. However in 2014, he was elected Mayor of the […]

Tostan and the CFC – a recipe for positive change

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It’s that exciting time of year again when the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is about to kick off. One of the largest and most successful workplace fundraising campaigns in the world, the CFC provides federal employees the opportunity to contribute to thousands of charities across the U.S. and around the world. In 2019, federal employees […]

TOSTAN INC.: Shifting social norms in southwest Ethiopia

Lale Labuko, founder of Omo Hope

“My experience at the Tostan Training Center was extremely insightful,” says Lale Labuko, “and greatly impacted my way of thinking and leading, as well as the course of action at Omo Hope. It helped me to see a different approach to solving our current challenges. Rather than focusing on ending mingi, we have expanded to […]

TOSTAN INC.: Dieynaba Kane, former cutter turned advocate for abandonment

Dieynaba Kane is a vocal advocate for the abandonment of female genital cutting (FGC), a practice whose painful consequences she knows better than most, having undergone it herself and having, by her own count, performed it on at least 100 girls over a period of nearly 20 years. Born in 1955 in the Fouta, a […]