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Investigate Deaths, Injuries of Protesters; Release Those Arbitrarily Arrested

Click to expand Image Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against…
Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against the arrest of opposition leader and former presidential candidate Ousmane Sonko near the Justice Palace of Dakar, Senegal, March 8, 2021. 
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Summary “Everyone knows there is enormous suffering for talibé children in certain daaras. It’s time for the government to take concrete action to protect talibé children and end the abuse.” – Mamadou Wane, president, Platform for the Promotion and…
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 Dusty, dirty, and often-barefooted boys holding empty tomato cans or plastic bowls as they beg for money remain a common sight in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, and in many other cities across the country. Most of them…
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Re: Human Rights Watch report on sexual exploitation, harassment and abuse in secondary schools in Senegal, and meeting request

M. Saourou Sené
 
 Secretary General
 
 Syndicat Autonome des Enseignant du Moyen et Secondaire du Sénégal (SAEMSS)
 
 Dakar, Senegal
 
  
 
 October 12, 2018
 
 Dear Mr. Sené,
 
 Please accept my…
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Abusive teachers and other staff sexually exploit, harass, and abuse adolescent girls in Senegal’s secondary schools. While Senegal has taken important steps to expand girls’ access to quality education, it needs to step up efforts to protect girls from…
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 In a village in the southern region of Sédhiou, 23-year old Fanta told Human Rights Watch about a secret “relationship” she had with her 30-year-old teacher, which began when she was 16. “I felt the shame in class…
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Sexual Exploitation, Harassment by Staff

He was Fanta’s teacher and he still teaches in the same school and lives in the same village. Fanta, who had to abandon her dream of being a midwife, has to see him in the community as she walks through the village with the son he rejected.
 
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Secondary school girls in a classroom in a middle secondary school in Sédhiou, southern Senegal.