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The march attended by lawyers, academics, lawmakers, students, housewives and a host of others was organized by the National Committee Fighting to End Violence against Women and Girls (CLVF) and supported by UN Women.
Senegal’s Minister for Children, Women and Female Entrepreneurship Mariam Sarr as well as culture minister Penda Mbow, have also taken part in the march.
The women wore white attire and held placards with messages such as ‘women deserve respect’. They also raised white handkerchiefs into the air as they chanted and sang songs against gender-based violence.
According to Ndeye Fatou Toure, a prominent lawyer and resource person for CLVF, the march aimed at calling for concrete action against all forms of violence against women and children. She commended the various international protocols against gender-based violence but argued that such protocols are not enough to halt the violence.
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Ms. Toure also called for a united front between all stakeholders for a stronger voice and action against gender-based violence.
In a declaration at the end of the march, Minister Sarr called for zero tolerance for violence against women, and called for more efforts to end the menace.
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