Soukeyna Ndao Diallo

Programme Officer - Senegal

Soukeyna Ndao Diallo supports the development of a social movement to end FGM in Senegal via trainings of stakeholders on social change communications across the country. Amplifying positive stories of change at the national, regional and global levels as well as building partnerships and resources leveraging to help end FGM in Senegal are part of her duties.

With more than twenty years of experience, in business law, education, project management, she worked for the last seven years, as coordinator a civil society organisation, in the prevention HIV-AIDS among youth, and promotion of sexual and reproductive health. She is member of the National Technical Committee to Ban Female Genital Cutting, and have been working closely with most of the Senegalese stakeholders.

She holds a Maitrise of Law from University Cheikh Anta DIOP of Dakar, and a LLM from the American University of Washington DC. Within the Senegalese Women Association, worked with people in need of assistance, mainly girls and women victims of gender-based violence, raising awareness of women, youth, community leaders, journalists, of people on their rights, also doing  advocacy successfully advocacy  for parity in elections, equal rights for mother and father to give Senegalese nationality to their kids.  She is also part of the ongoing advocacy process for access to safe abortion for victims of rape and incest.