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Thomas J. Dodd Prize

Tostan and former president Bill Clinton to be awarded the seventh biennial Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights . Tostan, along with former president Bill Clinton, will be awarded the Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights at the University of Connecticut next month. The award is given biennially by …

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121 Communities Declare Abandonment of FGC and Childmarriage

In December 121 communities in Northern Senegal declared their abandonment of FGC and child/forced marriage! Of these only 20 participated in Tostans Community Empowerment Program (CEP) while the other 101 villages were adopted.  On a sunny Sunday afternoon in the remote village of Velingara Ferlo, 121 communities from the department of Ranerou in Northern Senegal …

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First Lady Michelle Obama on Tostan

“Tostan brings together communities in Africa to assess barriers to girls’ education and other issues. The communities work to develop their own plan of action: a plan that meets their needs and is in accordance with their values. As a result of this program, 7000 communities have publicly announced that they are abandoning child/forced marriage …

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Committed mast cell progenitors in mouse blood differ in maturity between Th1 and Th2 strains

Committed mast cell progenitors have been postulated to exist in adult mouse and human blood. We have isolated a rare population of cells in adult mouse blood, committed to the mast cell lineage. Strikingly, the mast cell progenitors from the Th2-prone BALB/c strain expressed FcεRI to a higher degree (66 %) than mast cell progenitors …

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