A women that took part in the TOSTAN Community Empowerment Program, with her children near her home. During the Community Empowerment Program women learn about their right to health and their right to be free from all forms of violence, about hygiene, and how diseases are spread and prevented. They also discuss the health risks of harmful practices such as female genital cutting†and child/forced marriage, and how to improve child and maternal health in their village.
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Sahre Bocar, Senegal
August 11, 2014
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