Hundreds of Ivory Coast women march against rape

Demonstrators in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, protest against violence against women and girls. – EPA pic, December 4, 2021.

HUNDREDS of women in Ivory Coast took to the streets of Abidjan today to protest a surge of violence against women, in a country where 800 women reported rapes in 2020.

The movement, dubbed Offensive Orange, saw more than 2,000 women march against rape in the Ivorian economic capital, calling it “a weapon of mass destruction with side effects spanning many lives and generations”.

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