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Safietou Diop is an advisor to the Senegalese prime minister, as well as the president of the Women’s Collective to Defend the Family (Collectif des Femmes pour la Défense de la Famille) and the Network for the Promotion of Women (Réseau Siggil Jigeen) in Senegal. Her career in the Senegalese government began in 1985, and since then she has worked in various roles, all of which have focused on issues surrounding youth, reproductive health, and women’s rights. Outside of her government career, she is deeply involved in Senegalese civil society and has served as a member of more that ten local organizations and committees. She has also attended and participated in several international meetings held by the United Nations and other affiliates on women’s rights and reproductive health. She completed her studies at Cheikh Anta Diop University and Centre des Études Diplomatiques et Stratégiques.