“…Along with the usual outpouring of revelatory champagne and perfectly portioned meal courses, each place setting inside the Central Park–adjacent ballroom was carefully outfitted with an individual pack of tissues—an accessory that became necessary the second Pinto introduced Jaha Dukureh, the tireless advocate against female genital mutilation who founded the nonprofit Safe Hands for Girls. At just 25, Dukureh and her organization have successfully created a safe haven for victims of the practice, which has been illegal in the United States since 1996. “We need to stand up and tell women they are valued,” she declared when she took to the podium to accept her $10,000 charitable award.”
Read the whole article, Julianne Moore Goes Glam for the L’Oréal Paris Annual Women of Worth Gala here.
Learn more about Jaha Dukureh’s project, Campaign to End Female Genital Mutilation here.