Senegal rape law offers hope after years of silence

Women attend a sewing workshop at La Maison Rose, a shelter for women and girls who have fled abuse, rape, forced marriage and other trauma in Dakar, Senegal January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

DAKAR (Reuters) – A new law in Senegal that criminalises rape has come too late for one young woman. She was raped last year and is now trying to put her life back together with a baby. But the legislation brings hope to women who campaigned to force the West African nation to accept that […]

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