This is the third podcast interview in a series exploring on how access to justice build resilience in the Sahel. Read the introduction here.


In this Rule of Law Talk podcast conversation, WJP's Joe Haley speaks with the founder of Femmes et Droits Humains, a non-governmental organization working to include Malian women in the justice and peacebuilding process. The conversation addresses the cultural disparities confronting Malian boys and girls as these pertain to education and access to justice, the effort to educate women about their rights under international law, and the importance of building a women's movement to resist theocratic rule. There is also a sobering discussion about the Malian government's reliance on customary justice to address instability.


  • Djingarey Ibrahim Maïga, women's rights activist and founder of Femmes et Droits Humains
  • Moussa Fofana (Translator)


Note: This interview took place on March 20, 2020.


WJP field researcher and ACLS-Mellon Public Fellow Joe Haley converses with Djingarey Maïga, unapologetic feminist and human rights educator.