Mariam is a Programme Officer in Mali, where she contributes towards developing the social movement to end FGM and enabling the scaling up of social change communication. She supports The Girl Generation's in-country capacity building; membership and partner engagement; and our partnerships and resource leveraging work.
Mariam has ten years of experience as a leader in promoting youth leadership, gender equality. She was the Regional Coordinator subSaharan Africa of International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics (iKNOW Politics). She has a proven expertise on gender issues, female genital mutilation and human rights.
Mariam founded the Association Women Leadership and Sustainability to promote gender equality and girls’ empowerment. She is member of the President Obama’s Forum with Young African Leaders and a member of the Francophone Women's World Forum (Elysées in 2013); was an African Union electoral observer; co-author of the Gender and Election manual published in Mali in 2013; a member of the civil society consultative council of UN WOMEN, advocating for climate justice; a member of the Human Right Defender Network in Mali; and she received the Award of Merit in 2015 by the Government of Mali.
Mariam graduated in Political Science from University of Montreal Canada in 2005.