Senegal

More than 250 villages from three rural communities in Senegal have pledged to abandon the practice of female genital mutilation and all other forms of discrimination against women.
Certains chefs religieux musulmans demandent la modification du code de la famille, qu’ils jugent contraire à leurs valeurs religieuses et culturelles.
Les organisations non gouvernementales (ONG) sénégalaises réussissent à faire barrage a la modification du code de la famille sénégalais.
Civil society organizations succeed in keeping Family Law intact in Senegal.
Le président sénégalais Abdoulaye Wade a déclaré jeudi à l'issue d'une visite au Japon qu'il s'opposerait à "une modification du code de la famille", en réaction à un projet de réforme soumis récemment aux autorités par des associations islamiques.
The Tostan-Unicef basic education program has given participants the opportunity to understand the dangers resulting from the practice as well as to share their new knowledge with relatives and neighbours.
Plus d'une centaine de villages du département de Kédougou, dans la région de Tambacounda (est) ont annoncé le week-end dernier leur décision d'abandonner l'excision, pratique subie par environ 20% de la population féminine du Sénégal, ont rapporté mercre
Sur Manooré FM, "la voix des femmes" sénégalaises, "pas de tabous, on parle de tout", sauf de "politique politicienne".
Senegal has eight million inhabitants, 95% of whom are Muslim, with the remainder predominantly Christian. There are very few animists who formally practice traditional religions. I say formally because in fact traditional practices are present in the daily life of all Senegalese, be they Muslim or Christian, because these practices are profoundly rooted in their cultures.

Soon after the introduction of Islam to Senegal, Muslims organized into Confreries*. This meant that the first religious leaders taught Islam according to the tradition of their spiritual leaders.
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