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Oumou Kane

Oumou Kane

HRD, Founder & President
Association Multiculturelle pour un Avenir Meilleur (AMAM)

Oumou  is the founder and president of the Association Multiculturelle pour un Avenir Meilleur (AMAM), an NGO established in 2011 and based in Mauritania, with headquarters in the capital city, Nouakchott. AMAM focuses on gender equality and women's empowerment, reproductive health and rights (including family planning, maternal and infant mortality), HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support, poverty alleviation, education, and cultural integration in Africa. To do this, AMAM promotes national and local ownership, leadership and capacity development, awareness campaigns for community mobilization and social change. Oumou was educated at the Institut Privé de Gestion in International Trade and Marketing, and also holds a BA in Project Study as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration from IPG, Senegal.

Despite a solid constitutional framework and democratic elections, human rights defenders in the country are subject to acts of harassment and intimidation, in particular those working on anti-slavery issues.