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Who is Assista Kanko?

Well, for starters…

Assita Kanko
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She is the founder of Polin, a political incubator.

She is an author.


Dutch version


French version


Dutch version


French version


French version

She is a sought after guest on television.

Pas toujours facile pour les femmes d’entrer et de progresser en politique, monde d’hommes. En France, un forum réunit les élues chaque année. Assita Kanko (MR) lance une initiative semblable en Belgique.

It is not always easy for women to enter and progress in politics, a man’s world. In France, a forum brings together the women who are elected each year. Assita Kanko (MR) is launching a similar initiative in Belgium.

In sum…

Assista Kano is an uthor, elected representative in Ixelles and creator of the #Polin incubator. She works in the private sector as a columnist for De Standaard and an independent Sustainability Consultant. Assita Kanko previously published Because you are a girl. The story of a circumcised life, a work in which she testifies to the female genital mutilation that she herself endured in her native country, Burkina Faso, and the pursuit of freedom and happiness as a woman. Visit her fantastic website for more information.

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