Survivor Spokesperson, Mariam Bojang

Mariam Bojang is the FGM Survivor Representative of Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation.  She is a Graduate student, currently pursuing a degree in Political Science at the University of Texas at Tyler.  Originally from the Gambia, West Africa, Mariam attended Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas where she graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Business prior to moving to Tyler, Texas to pursue and attain her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations.  A Firm believer in Child Rights, the eradication of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and women’s empowerment, Mariam an FGM survivor, dedicates her time in implementing awareness on the issue of FGM.  Through her many years of experience in youth group activities, Mariam has built the passion of advocating for female education and the rights of women.  Mariam has appeared in the New York Times and more recently on Inside Story on Al Jazeera USA.