Bigué Diouf

Bigué holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s certificate in sociology of the family, women, children and the African environment, from the Université Gaston Berger in Saint Louis, Senegal, and a master’s degree in human rights, humanitarian action, mining and energy from the Institut des Droits de l’Homme et de la Paix at the Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar.

A career secondary school teacher, Bigué is a specialist in education, having been a certified teacher for over 12 years.

A specialist in child protection and rights, as well as gender and development, she has conducted personal field research in these areas in collaboration with the University of Geneva.

Bigué is an active member of the Organisation Nation des Droits de l’Homme, Senegal’s leading human rights organisation, where she is Secretary General responsible for women, children and people living with disabilities.

An activist and defender of women’s and children’s rights, she has attended a number of training courses on issues relating to gender equality, notably with the Organisation International de la Francophonie and Senghor University in Morocco.

With the Senegalese prison administration, she has helped children deprived of their liberty to realise their right to education and to prepare for their social reintegration as head of education at a juvenile training centre.