Nobel Peace Prize nominee & end FGM activist graduates from UCF

Jaha Dukureh, a 28-year-old born in Gambia, was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for her non-profit work to end female genital mutilation. Dukureh started Safe Hands For Girls, a non-profit organization that aims to end FGM and other forms of violence against women, was named one of Time magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ in 2016 and her activism helped end FGM in Gambia, effectively banning the practice.

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