Abstract

L'Association des Femmes Juristes Sénégalaises (The Association of Senegalese Women Lawyers) has been working to improve the lives of women in Senegal for almost forty years. In a predominantly Muslim country where most women do not even attend high school, these women have used their legal skills to make change. With little money, no paid attorneys on staff, and using a borrowed room in a law firm as an office, they have successfully pushed the government to make positive changes in the Family Code and other laws and have played an important role in the development of human rights consciousness in Senegal.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1085-794X
Print ISSN
0275-0392
Pages
pp. 115-143
Launched on MUSE
2010-02-19
Open Access
No
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