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Human Rights Defender: Women are Essential to Peace

Meet Penda Mbaye, program manager for Tostan in Senegal, where the international nonprofit works to empower women and girls and create positive social change. As an attendee of the Carter Center’s Human Rights Defenders Forum, Mbaye shared her expertise in human rights education and community outreach. 

Watch below to hear her thoughts on why women are essential to promoting peace, security, and community in Africa. 

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Learn more about the Center’s Human Rights Program »

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