Fatou Mandiang Diatta, also known as Sister Fa, is an award-winning Senegalese urban soul and hip-hop star who uses her music to campaign for human rights and for an end to female genital mutilation (FGM). She herself is a survivor of the painful, dangerous practice.
Since 2007, Sister Fa has been a vocal campaigner for the rights of young girls, touring the country and setting up grassroots projects aimed at stamping out the practice entirely.
”If I was a part of a movement that eradicates FGM in Senegal … I will not have wasted my time.”
“I don’t consider myself a victim. I’m an FGM survivor,” says Sister Fa.
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