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Wednesday, March 6, 2019
If I could be reborn, I would choose again to be a woman
By: Carolina Santos Segundo When I was a little girl, it was hard to understand hierarchies, gender roles, and macho ideologies that want to confine women to stay at home, to the care of children, sick relatives, animals and the fields.  Childhood is one of the stages of life where innocence in the face of these issues allows you to be free until family and the community cut your wings. They realize that it is necessary to teach you consciously or unconsciously the way of thinking, being and living in a traditionally correct way.
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Cementing Behavioral Change : Celebrity partnership
Going into something as a skeptic isn’t always a bad thing as long as you keep an open mind. It leaves room for improvement, room to be convinced. Going into the Sister Fa tour on female genital mutilation (FGM) in the south of Senegal I was skeptical. What could she achieve in these few days? How does this benefit the children? Many arguments were raised in interactions with some communities and experts before the tour began. Some said it was completely ineffective, while other said it was a good way to keep the issue on the minds of people.
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March 31st 2015
Handbells performance by the Children of the Blue Sky
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April 9th 2013
A World Without Child Violence
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July 7th 2019
Fostering inclusion
Fostering inclusion through Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education
Maimouna Traore is a 9-year-old girl living with a disability. She is daughter of Adama and Farima, a couple living in Kolokani community in the Beledougou area program. Maimouna was born with undeveloped lower limbs. Her birth was a problem in the family because for her father, her birth was a shame and she would be spoken ill of because of her disability. Isolated, she cried a lot and was disgusted with school.
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June 13th 2019
Child-led research: From participating in research to leading it
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June 12th 2019
Child Participation: Addressing inequalities in decision-making
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June 12th 2019
When a former sponsored child advocates for the well-being of the children
"For every child, life in all its fullness, for every heart, the will to make it so." For over fifteen years now, the Area Programme (AP) of Sine helped transform this vision into reality. The story of Marie Sarr is a perfect illustration because formerly sponsored, she advocates today for better protection of children. Sponsored in 1998, Marie Sarr is now a World Vision Senegal staff member; She is an accountant in Diakhao cluster. Marie Sarr works for the program that registered her as a sponsored child.
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February 28th 2019