Interview with Minister of Women in Senegal
Women's House & Gender Equality in Senegal

Interviewed: Minister Salimata Diop Dieng

Interview with Ndeye Salimata Diop Dieng, Minister of the Ministry of Women, Family, Gender and Child Protection of the Republic of Senegal, about the construction of a women's house following the Kaira looro architecture competition and as a humanitarian project of the organization Balouo Salo. The interview talks about the conditions of Senegalese women and the activities promoted by the government in favor of human rights and gender equality.

Interviewer: Raoul Vecchio (President of Balouo Salo)

Minister Salimata DIOP DIENG is an activist for the cause of the empowerment of women and of assistance to the most disadvantaged groups. A scientist by training after his diploma obtained in 1979 a University Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique de Dakar. She was also at the origin of the mutual insurance company of SENELEC agents, a project which is characterized by the integration of agents' wives in December 2004. She then initiated actions of solidarity towards vulnerable groups and the Underprivileged childhood by taking care of nurseries in Mbour and Dakar. Focal Point of African Women and Solidarity (FAS), she carried the advocacy of women victims of violence in the event of armed conflict. Ms. Ndeye Saly Diop Dieng has also created a network of 74 women's groups in the Municipality of Pékesse. The latter have taken the step of empowerment and are investing in various development areas such as agriculture, cattle fattening, market gardening, poultry farming, processing of local products and the creation of purchasing centers. Ms. Salimata Diop Dieng becomes a member of the Alliance for the Republic and proxy coordinator in the Municipality of Grand-Dakar (Dept of Dakar) where, with her experience of rural women, she applies the same process of empowerment in this municipality. She was then elected secretary to the High Council of Local Authorities until her appointment, as Minister of Women, Family and Gender. After confirmation in this position, in 2019, her remit was extended to the area of ​​Children, she became Minister of Women, Family, Gender and Child Protection. Finally, on June 24, 2019, Mrs. Salimata DIOP DIENG was appointed President of the National Movement of Republican Women by His Excellency Mr. Macky SALL, President of the Republic of Senegal.

Ministry of Women, Family, Gender and Child Protection

Balouo Salo Non profit Organization

Kaira Looro Architecture Competition