Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2004
Ashoka commemorates and celebrates the life and work of this deceased Ashoka Fellow.
This description of Marianne Sidibe N'Diaye's work was prepared when Marianne Sidibe N'Diaye was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2004.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a common practice in West Africa that often causes serious physical and psychological complications. Marianne Sidibe reforms Senegalese health care and creates new systems of support to meet the needs of girls and women who have undergone this destructive procedure.
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