Sierra Leone: Double victimisation: Some women are punished for suffering domestic violence

Sierra Leone: Double victimisation: Some women are punished for suffering domestic violence

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Index Number: AFR 51/011/2006
Date Published: 31 July 2006
Categories: Africa, Sierra Leone

Women in rural Sierra Leone face discrimination and violence at the hands of the men in their homes and communities. When they try to access justice to address such abuses, they are often faced with further abuse and violence as a result of local chiefs exceeding their authority and imposing punishments against women.


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