Constance Yaï

Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1998
AIDF

Citation

This profile was prepared when Constance Yaï was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1998.
Introduction
Constance Yai is the first person in Cote d'Ivoire to successfully introduce grassroots organizing around women's rights. Her several campaigns have crossed social and economic barriers and laid the foundation for dismantling a legal structure that discriminates against women from the time they are born. Her approach brings together women from rural and urban areas and from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds.
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