Case Studies

Meet the man fighting FGM in Mali

It is estimated that 9 out of 10 girls and women in Mali have undergone FGM. That’s why Dioro, 24, is taking the lead to end the practice in his community.
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Ending FGM in Mali: “The fight is hard but noble”

Coulibaly, 25, is among a number of young activists in Mali leading the movement to end female genital mutilation.
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Healthy food for all: women fight against malnutrition

Women in Badiangara, Mali, are learning the skills they need to prevent malnutrition in their families and communities.
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Education in emergency: A little girl’s dream

Kadidia was forced to drop out of school and flee her home due to violence, but she is now safe and continuing her education thanks to support from Plan International Mali.
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Emotional and income support create a better future

Mahalia*, a survivor of abuse, is now running her own business and providing for her family, thanks to support from Plan International Mali.
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Support for survivors of abuse in Mali

Survivors of abuse such as Oura* are receiving health, emotional and financial support so they can look forward to a more positive future.
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Support for displaced families in Timbuktu

Yunus, 24, is the sole provider for his family. After being forced to leave his home due to flooding he is now earning a wage and supporting his sisters to go to school thanks to a project by…
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Marry me or leave this village

Plan International Mali is providing support for girls like Awa* who have been deeply affected by conflict.
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Youth activist speaks up for girls’ rights in Mali

Having stopped her own child marriage at the age of 13, Aissata, now 24, is speaking out for girls’ rights across Mali.
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Girls in Mali stay in school and avoid early marriage

Girls like Salimata have been able to avoid child marriage and stay in school thanks to community discussions and learning introduced by Plan International Mali.
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How COVID-19 is impacting girls and women in Mali

Girls and young women have become increasing vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mali and are at increased risk of child labour, child marriage and abuse.
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Mali’s girl leaders make themselves heard in fight against…

In Mali, girls are taking the lead in the fight against COVID-19 by providing people with accurate information on the disease and advising them of the preventative measures they need to take…
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