Jaha Duhureh, founder of Safe Hands for Girls, will
discuss the campaign to end female genital mutilation and
“Ending Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage in This Country and Around the World” will be the title of a talk by Jaha Duhureh (on Wednesday, November 1 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.) in the College Center’s Multipurpose Room.
A survivor of female genital mutilation and forced child marriage, Dukureh was named one of the 2016 Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential people in the world.
Confronting her past, her family, her culture, her religion, country and its leaders, she became a lightning-rod for change in the Gambia, her work contributing to the recent government ban on FGM and child marriage. In the United States where Jaha lives now, this founder of Safe Hands for Girls now works to end female genital mutilation in the United States and internationally.
Duhureh’s talk is part of the fall 2017 cultural program at NCC.