Long-term evaluation of the Tostan programme in Senegal: Kolda, Thiès and Fatick regions

Jan 1, 2008

Child Protection

The main objective of the evaluation was to assess the impact of the Tostan programme on the prevalence rate of female genital cutting among girls, their age at first marriage, and improvements to the health status of mothers and children. In its qualitative component, the evaluation aimed to examine Tostan’s establishment process in the villages, to understand how villages organized their participation in the public declarations, and to learn women’s opinions about the impact of the programme.

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