Therese Maye Diouf BA, Director, The Challenge Initiative (TCI), West Africa Francophone Hub, IntraHealth International.

Dakar, Senegal

“I came across this mayor who asked his assistant  to bring the TCI [The Challenge Initiative] flyer before he talked to me, because I think people might have told him, ‘Do you know what the lady will be talking about?’ Then he asked me to come, invited me to his office, and as soon as I started describing, he said…’You know, I can’t, as a responsible mayor, be funding family planning in my city, because…family planning is against our culture.’

I just listened to him and asked, ‘Okay, can I now tell you what family planning is?'”

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