First Lady Michelle Obama on Tostan

First Lady Michelle Obama just featured Tostan in a speech on Girls' Education. "Tostan brings together communities in Africa to assess barriers to girls' education and other issues."

"Tostan brings together communities in Africa to assess barriers to girls' education and other issues. The communities work to develop their own plan of action: a plan that meets their needs and is in accordance with their values. As a result of this  program, 7000 communities have publicly announced that they are abandoning child/forced marriage and female genital cutting."

-Michelle Obama, Brookings Institution event on "Mobilizing for Children's Rights, Supporting Local Leaders and Improving Girls' Education,"December 12, 2014.