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Encouraging Girls to Love their Darker Skin

The dangers of skin bleaching are being discussed more and more. Ghana banned sales of products containing a chemical called hydroquinone in 2016. This is because skin lightening products have been linked to blood, liver and kidney cancer. Yet the industry is estimated to be worth 4.8 billion US dollars.

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Aminetou Mint Moctar: The Woman Campaigning to End Gavage

is head of Association des Femmes Chefs de Famille (Association of Women Heads of Household). This is a women’s rights charity in Nouakchott, the Capital of Mauritania. Her organisation is campaigning to criminalise a tradition thought to affect 75% of Mauritanian girls as young as five in rural areas, and

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