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Augustine Niaré-Van der Zanden, chair.
She is married with two adult children and is a social worker.
Judith Reining, secretary and treasurer.
She has a young daughter and is a professional interpreter.
Besides, the foundation can count on volunteers Paula Bouman and Kees van der Zanden.
Origin of foundation
The foundation was raised by Augustine Niaré-Van der Zanden in 2014. Augustine was born and raised in Mali.
At a young age she started campaigning against female circumcision in her family. Several years later she started two local campaign groups, Tagnè (Progress) and Mousso Dambé (A woman's dignity).
Due to a lack of funding, however, in 2014 she founded Dutch Stichting Stop Vrouwenbesnijdenis (End Female Circumcision).