|Occupation||Women's rights activist|
Nanfadima Magassouba is a Guinean women's rights activist and politician. She was head of the National Coalition of Guinea for the Rights and Citizenship of Women (CONAG-DCF), and since 2013 has been a member of Guinea's National Assembly.
Magassoubawas was born in Koundara Prefecture. Though she has worked with trade unions and community groups for three decades, she came to wider recognition as president of CONAG-DCF. Under Magassouba's leadership, CONAG gained national status as the leadig women's rights organization, and was recognized as an advisory group to the United Nations.
In the 2013 election she was elected a member of the National Assembly for the Rally of the Guinean People (RPG). She has been Minister of National Solidarity, and Promotion of Women and Children in Guinea. Credited with ensuring Alpha Condé's victory in Koundara in the 2015 Guinean presidential election, Magassoubawas continued to be a visible RPG campaigner in Koundara. In June 2016 she was appointed to succeed Mamady Diawara as chairman of the delegations commission of the RPG Rainbow Alliance.
Magassoubawas served as president of the network of women parliamentarians, before being succeeded in July 2016 by Fatoumata Binta Diallo of the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea. As a woman parliamentarian, she was voiced their opposition to the legalization of polygamy in Guinea. On December 29 2018, along with all 26 women members of parliament, Magassouba refused to vote for the revisions to the Civil Code which legalized polygamy, which had been banned since 1968:
Our mothers, aunts and grandmothers fought hard for this ban. There is no question of going back on these achievements. We want to move forward.
- Juliane Kippenberg (2007). Bottom of the Ladder: Exploitation and Abuse of Girl Domestic Workers in Guinea. Human Rights Watch. p. 35. GGKEY:S7AZA39WY3Q.
- Diallo Maimouna and Madjou Bah, Koundara : Nanfadima Magassouba appelle les communautés à l’unité, plus224.com, February 27, 2015.
- Objectif 8 - Nanfadima Magassouba, May 13, 2008
- B. Turner (2017). The Statesman's Yearbook 2011: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World. Springer. p. 564. ISBN 978-1-349-58635-6.
- Madjou Bah, Présidentielle 2015 : voici l’artisane de la victoire d’Alpha Condé à Koundara, plus224.com, October 30, 2015.
- Prochaines municipales à Koundara : la députée Nanfadima Magassouba déjà à la tâche, plus224.com, June 8, 2016.
- Madjou Bah, Guinée : Nanfadima Magassouba promue présidente de commission à l’Assemblée nationale, June 27, 2016.
- 4th Forum for African Women Political Leaders at Yale University, Fundación Mujeres por África, May 11, 2017.
- Légalisation de la polygamie en Guinée: "Un coq pour dix poules?" Non merci, clame une députée, franceinfo, 9 January 2019.
- Mildred Europa Taylor, Guinea becomes latest African country to legalise polygamy, Face 2 Face Africa, January 8, 2019.