New blog by Loes Oudenhuijsen: Feminists and other dangerous elements: the politicisation of gender and sexuality in Senegal

Since the end of June, the hashtag #justicepourlouise has been circulating in Senegal. This is a large effort from the recently established Collectif des féministes du Sénégal to ensure that justice is done for Louise, the pseudonym given to a 15-year-old girl who accused a 19-year-old schoolmate of having raped her. Societal responses to pleas for justice in cases like these show how politicised gender and sexual rights are in Senegal, Loes Oudenhuijsen writes in the ASCL Africanist Blog.