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Senegalese grandmother with group of young girls in her community
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A grandmother-inclusive approach to community health in Africa

This article originally appeared on BBC

Across cultures in Africa, grandmothers have tremendous authority within families on matters concerning women and children, including acting as advisors to men on these matters. Judi Aubel's organization, Grandmother Project - Change Through Culture, understands that grandmothers are a key to making lasting changes and improvements in their communities.

In this BBC podcast, People Fixing the World, Judi shares the impact grandmothers can have on the adolescent girls they work with, and the transformations they can make in communities, on maternal and child health/nutrition, girls’ education, early marriage, teen pregnancy, and female genital mutilation.

Listen to the podcast here