Category Archives: LGBTQIA rights

Senegal: Controversial Local News

Rape Victim Pays the Price of Archaic Laws A 10-year-old girl who lives in the southern region of Zinguinchor, pregnant with twins after being raped by her neighbor, is being forced to continue her pregnancy, after human rights campaigners lost their fight to secure a legal abortion. The women lawyers’ association is still lobbying Senegal’s… Continue reading

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Senegal: Problems With No Quick Solutions

Homophobic Violence in Rufisque Police in Senegal have arrested four young men accused of hunting down and injuring five gay men with stones and batons, in the city Rufisque, just outside of Senegal’s capital.The suspects were arrested for destruction of property and causing injury. Anti-gay sentiment runs deep in Senegal, where the penal code calls… Continue reading

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