IPU statement on violence in the Senegal Parliament

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IPU statement on violence in the Senegal Parliament


A session in the Senegal Parliament, CARMEN ABD ALI / AFP

The IPU condemns in the strongest possible terms the violence that took place in the Senegal National Assembly this week, committed by two parliamentarians, Mr. Yewi Askanwi and Mr. Moustapha Sy, against a pregnant parliamentarian, Ms. Gniby Amy Ndiaye.

Any physical attack on a parliamentarian or between parliamentarians is totally unacceptable, regardless of what is under discussion. Violence against women parliamentarians is particularly shocking, even more so during the annual campaign of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence that follows the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November.

Click here to read the full article published by The Inter-Parliamentary Union on 2 December 2022.

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