Stop sexual violence in Senegal

Following the rape and murder of two women in Senegal – acts that highlight the sexual violence that many women in Senegal may face - we’re turning our outrage into action.

Artist and campaigner Black Queen is launching a public campaign with ONE, calling on the Senegalese government to recognise rape as a serious crime and improve implementation of all sexual violence laws in the country.

Under current law in Senegal, rape is only considered a minor offence. A new law, that is fully enforced and recognises rape as a serious crime, would protect and bring justice to women and girls.

Only a massive wave of public support will push the government to act quickly and boldly. Sign and share the petition now!

ONE is working with local organisations including JGEN Senegal and coalitions like the Doyna Movement and the #DafaDoy Collective.

Dear Malick Sall, Minister of Justice of Senegal; Dear Ndèye Sali Diop Dieng, Minister of Women’s Affairs, Family Affairs and Gender of Senegal,

We call on you to make every effort to enact and implement as soon as possible a new law that recognises rape as a serious crime in Senegal. In the face of renewed violence against women, it is time to act decisively to protect women and girls.

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