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Population d'Afrique, Meeting The Girl Leaders Clubs In Senegal

At the age of 11, Mariama is one of the leading figures in the fight against early marriage and pregnancy, female genital mutilation and other gender-based violence in Senegal. She is the president of the local Girls' Leaders Club, an initiative developed in 2014 and which led to the ‘New Deal’; a pact between clubs, parents, sponsors and neighbourhood godparents to achieve zero pregnancies and to encourage the retention of young girls in school.