Country of origin: Guinea
Living in: the Netherlands
Languages: French, Dutch, English, Poular and Soussou
Short bio: A survivor of FGM, Oumou founded the NGO ‘Femmes de Guinée’ in 2009 to help raise awareness about FGM as a harmful practice. The organization campaigns to raise awareness in Holland, specifically in Amsterdam, within the migrant women community from Guinea, Sierra Leona, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Somalia.
Oumou organises various different activities, workshops as well as working as a co-trainer at the ‘Empowerment for Woman Organization’ (SGV). Coupled with this, Oumou participates as a “cook-buddy” for the Kookbuddy’s in Amsterdam Nord, where she organises recreational cooking activities for women.
Oumou is also one of the CHANGE plus CHANGE Agents in the Netherlands. She is already trained as a key-person by well knowns End FGM activist Zara Naleie from FSAN and has participated in several FGM awareness workshops.