In 1997, a group of women from a Senegalese village took a public stand against the practice of female genital cutting (FGC) in their village. Since then, over 5,000 villages across Africa have joined them in saying no to a centuries-old tradition. Molly Melching and Gerry Mackie have been actively helping African communities abolish this practice.
Molly Melching, Executive Director, Tostan
Gerry Mackie, Professor of Political Science, University of California at San Diego