Nobel Peace Prize nominee visits Georgia Southwestern State University

Jaha Dukureh, a 2018 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, talks with former President Jimmy Carter after her speech on Oct. 3, 2018 at Georgia Southwestern State University. Jaha was born in Gambia and has been an activist for women's rights, raising awareness about issues such as arranged marriages for teenage girls and female genital mutilation. Both are alumnus of the university. PHOTO CREDIT: DAVID PARKS PHOTOGRAPHY.
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Jaha Dukureh, a 2018 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, talks with former President Jimmy Carter after her speech on Oct. 3, 2018 at Georgia Southwestern State University. Jaha was born in Gambia and has been an activist for women's rights, raising awareness about issues such as arranged marriages for teenage girls and female genital mutilation. Both are alumnus of the university. PHOTO CREDIT: DAVID PARKS PHOTOGRAPHY.

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Jaha Dukureh visited Georgia Southwestern State University on Wednesday to tell her story, an ongoing human rights effort to end female genital mutilation and arranged marriages of girls.

Dukureh, a native of Gambia who graduated from the university’s School of Business Administration, was on campus for the Griffin Bell Convocation & Distinguished Lecture Series.

Dukureh was forced into an arranged marriage when she was 15. She’s been a global activist through Safe Hands for Girls, an organization she founded in 2013.

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