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date: 26 September 2022

Women in Senegallocked

Women in Senegallocked

  • Donna PattersonDonna PattersonDepartment of History and Africana Studies, Delaware State University

Summary

Senegal’s history has been most influenced by its identity as a West African, Muslim-majority country with roots dating back to precolonial African empires. Senegalese women have long contributed to Senegal’s history and culture from ancient times to the present. While aspects of women’s lives have changed over the centuries, they have remained active in politics, as laborers, as entrepreneurs, and in different types of educational opportunities and training. Since independence in 1960, the country’s relative stability and economic growth have allowed women to expand their participation, especially in government and business.

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  • Women’s History

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