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International Women’s Day: Behind Great Changes are Bold Women #IWD17

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International Women’s Day: Behind Great Changes are Bold Women #IWD17

At the age of 24, Jaha Dukureh started her very first petition on Change.org. In it, she asked the Obama administration to take action and recognize that female genital mutilation (FGM) happens to children here in the United States. After generating more than 220,000 signatures and capturing the attention of international media, her petition won. In this video, Jaha describes what it’s like to start a petition, lead a campaign toward victory and asks viewers to consider starting their own petition, creating a fundraiser or becoming a member.

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