Long-term Desired Outcome
Together with significant community-led progress and a foundation for development, Tostan’s program has led to key community successes in the areas of large-scale social change including the growing movement to abandon female genital cutting (FGC) in West Africa, the ending of child/forced marriage and domestic violence and the empowerment of women and girls.
Tostan’s approach to FGC abandonment has been integrated into national and international strategies including the Donor’s Working Group on FGM/C and 10 UN agencies. In Senegal, the Government has adopted a National Action Plan that puts Tostan’s human rights-based approach at the center of its plans to end FGC in Senegal.
Our desired outcome is that communities continue to bring about sustainable development and positive social transformation based on respect for human rights, ensuring that every person is able to live a life of dignity.