Fatou Diop Sall

Fatou DIOP SALL is the president of the gender and equality department at the Université Gaston Berger (UGB) in Saint Louis, Senegal. She is a socio-anthropologist, and has taught courses at UGB for over 20 years on social protection policy, family sociology, sociology of sexual relationships, and women of Africa, among other subjects. She was head of the sociology department from 2005 to 2007. She is the organizer for the “Groupe d’études et de recherches genre et sociétés” (GESTES), which approaches its research surrounding citizenship and human rights, including political and economic rights, from various angles. Fatou was a Fulbright visiting scholar at the University of Madison in Wisconsin from 2003-2004. She headed up the Ministry of Higher Education and Research’s first pilot research project on gender-based violence in the field of education. Additionally, she volunteers with various organizations, such as the “Association Sénégalaise pour le Bien-être Familial” (ASBEF) and the “Convergence des Femmes Universitaires pour le Leadership Féminin” (COFULEF); she is also a member of the sociological research committee of the “Association Internationale des Sociologues de Langue Française” (AISLF). Her activism and extensive work on gender equality and women’s rights earned her in 2015 the rank of Knight in the National Order of Merit of the State of Senegal.