Commitment to Action

Girls, Women, and Communities Transforming West Africa

Commitment by

Tostan

In 2011, Tostan committed to scale up women's leadership, community-led development, and the abandonment of female genital cutting (FGC) and child marriage across borders to six West African countries. Tostan will bring its three-year Community Empowerment Program to 1,350 new communities, enabled by an innovative pooled financing structure called The Breakthrough Fund, which aggregates donor support into a common six-year plan. This commitment will provide 90,000 rural community members, particularly women and girls, with comprehensive non-formal education, creating thousands of empowered communities, tens of thousands of women leaders and empowered girls, and scaling the abandonment of FGC and child marriage.

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Commitment

Girls, Women, and Communities Transforming West Africa

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

5 years

Estimated Total Value

$8,500,000

Region

Africa

Countries

GAMBIA, GUINEA, Guinea-Bissau, MALI, MAURITANIA, SENEGAL

Commitment by

Tostan

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Tom and Gail Kaneb Family Foundation, Long Road Foundation, UNICEF, HP Inc., Cartier Charitable Foundation, Planet Wheeler Foundation, Pathy Family Foundation, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), The Greenbaum Foundation