Who We Are

Sini Sanuman was founded in 2002 by Malians who were involved in the Pledge Against Excision. It is based in Bamako, the capital of Mali, and has a small staff and an executive committee of nine (8 Malians and one American).

Sini Sanuman means Healthy Tomorrow in the local Bambara language. Sini Sanuman’s main project, the Pledge Against Excision campaign, has 56 partner groups including Amnesty International, Planned Parenthood, the Center Djoliba, APDF and most of the key players in the movement in Bamako. To see the list of partner groups, click here. We also work through music and the media to try to convince people to stop excising, so many of our key people are artists.

Healthy Tomorrow is a group of supporters of Sini Sanuman’s work in Massachusetts, USA.

Sini Sanuman, 2015

Sicco Billboard

From left to right behind: Fanta Keita, educator; Mrs. Touré Assetou Touré, educator; Mamadou Traoré, educator; Korotoumou Keita, educator; Sayon Konaté, educator; Bandjougou Doumbia, guard; Mariam Seck, educator; Aminata Sira Sissoko, educator; Awa Sangaré, assistant to the psychologist
From left to right in front: Anemik Cuppen, American intern; Moussa Kané, educator; El Hadji Mouhamadou Lamine Sylla, psychologist; Siaka Traoré, president; Refilwe Moahi, peace fellow; Sitan Konaté, secretary

Healthy Tomorrow, 2015

Sicco Billboard

Left to right behind: Susan Moynihan, Polly Laurelchild Hertig, Dale Smoak
Left to right in front: Wyoma, Susan McLucas, Mio Leavett