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8th March : women take the floor

Rights
Laos Senegal

With the International Women's Day, HI want to offer you the testimony of six women, five in Senegal and one in Laos.

With the International Women's Day, HI want to offer you the testimony of six women, five in Senegal and one in Laos.

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“All women with disabilities should know how to say no when they have to”
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“All women with disabilities should know how to say no when they have to”

My name’s Dieynaba Diallo. I’m 53 and I live in Senegal. I have a motor disability and I coordinate the Thiès branch of the pan-African Women in Law and Development in Africa organisation, a partner of HI.

“Passing on my knowledge and preparing the next generation”
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“Passing on my knowledge and preparing the next generation”

My name’s Fama Ka. I’m the mayor of Mbour in Senegal. I’ve had a visual impairment since I was 13. I’m now 54. I am a national and regional women’s representative for disabled people’s organisations.

“Empowering women to end violence”
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“Empowering women to end violence”

My name’s Awa Siré Touré. I’m 59 and I live in Ziguinchor, Senegal. I’ve been disabled for 20 years. With help from HI, I fight for the empowerment of women with disabilities.