Tostan was designated on Thursday as the model for The Gambia’s efforts to encourage villages to end FGC. In Senegal, the president recently attended a celebration to announce the goal of ending FGC by 2015. Sengal leads the African continent in this effort, thanks to Molly Melching’s willingness to listen to good advice from Muslim leaders and taking her campaign to the people. Melching and Marietou Diarra were in New York two weeks ago for The Daily Beast’s Women in the World summit. Ms. Diarra’s story was one of dramatic impact and sadness, but not nearly as stirring as the actions she took from her sorrow, on behalf of other women in her community. Listen in: Molly Melching’s Tostan | Village-Based Big Success to End Female Genital Cutting.