WALKING WITH LIFE

Through human rights education, the Islamic people of Senegal come to their own understanding of human rights and
democracy, triggering a re-evaluation of
some ancient practices. As women learn of their right to good health, they stop the tradition of female genital cutting, which was thought to be a part of Islamic law. Boys, who as good Muslims had to beg for a living, are now given a chance for education and job training. Understanding the right to a life free from discrimination leads to the breakdown of cultural barriers between ethnic groups, allowing intermarriage and greater prosperity.

-A documentery about the movement for human rights in Sengal
-Focuses on issues such as genital mutilation, woman's rights, health, and arranged marriages

 

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