Senegal: Casamance women speak out

2003Amnesty International

Women have paid a particularly heavy price throughout the conflict in Casamance between the Senegalese security forces and the MFDC, which has been ongoing since 1982. During this conflict, in which any civilian may be suspected of supporting the other side at any moment, some women have been taken hostage, others have been kidnapped, raped or threatened with rape.

Key wordsenforced disappearance / reparation / sexual violence / women

CountriesCasamance / Senegal