Aminata Soucko


Aminata Soucko is a community-based health agent specialised in female genital mutilation. She will talk about her innovative work in Valencia as a cultural connecting link. She facilitates the collaboration of the whole community to raise awareness and to inform women and their families about the health consequences of the female genital mutilation. She also informs an raises awareness on the legal consequences of this practice from the point of view of the Spanish and International legal frameworks.

Since she was little, Aminata wanted to become a physician, but the customs of her country of origin changed the course of her life. Nonetheless she insists: “I took the reins of my own destiny. My past does not decide my present nor my future”.