Dozens of feminists hit the streets of Dakar on Saturday, to demonstrate against the justice system and the excessive tolerance towards violence against women in Senegal.
Recall that in January 2020, Senegal passed a law that criminalises rape and paedophilia after active campaigns by civil society, particularly organizations advocating for women’s rights.
The law aimed at tightening the noose on sexual violence against women and children, prescribes a maximum punishment of life imprisonment for perpetrators and 10-year imprisonment as a minimum sentence.
However, the demonstrators believe more needs to be done.
Veronica Njie has the details.