International Reports

Women in Senegal’s Politics and Society

by Ute Gierczynski-Bocandé

Priestesses, Princesses and Presidents?

The position of women in Senegal is often unenviable — as in many countries, they are always the first victims of poverty, violence, injustice and oppression. Despite the many mechanisms of discrimination in all areas of Senegalese society, it still possesses the fundamental requirements to achieve the effective and efficient participation of women in its political, social and economic development.