Gambian gender activist talks about her activism to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and gender-based violence. Dr. Isatou Touray, the Executive Director and founder of Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children, also serves as the Secretary general of Inter-African Committee. In this TED Talks video, Mrs. Touray explains her long walk to the fight against FGM and harmful cultural practices derailing women’s health. Dr. Touray, a victim of the age-old cultural practice, is optimistic of declaring The Gambia FGM-free in 2020, as more circumcisors continues to drop their knives.
The video was posted on YouTube three years ago but its content is still relevant in today’s Gambia. Watch and be the judge.