SENEGAL – Laws on abortion and other girls’ and women’s rights to be amended
by International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion
Sept 10, 2019
Laws related to abortion and other rights of girls and women are soon be amended in Senegal. On 26 July, during a dinner discussion organised by the Association de Juristes de Senegal (AJS), the government director of human rights, Moussa Ka, explained that the State had made a commitment to establish a technical committee to review the legislative and regulatory provisions that discriminate against women with the aim of modifying them. This, he said, included prohibition of FGM, child marriage and sexual harassment. It would also authorise safe abortion for girls, in cases of rape and incest under the Children’s Code. He invited civil society organisations to strengthen the synergy of actions in order to advocate for the adoption of current reform projects.