Senegal - Coumba Diaw - From Where I Stand
Coumba Diaw, 48, overcame many cultural barriers to join politics. She is now the only female mayor of the Sagatta Djoloff commune in the region of Louga, Senegal, which is made up of 54 other municipalities, all headed by men. Diaw is a mother of 6—four girls and two boys aged 14 to 30. Her story shows the immense leadership potential that women have and how that contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically SDG 5 that calls for women’s leadership and participation at all levels of decision-making, including in politics.
Photo: UN Women/Assane Gueye