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Ethiopians undertaking the perilous journey by boat across the Red Sea or Gulf of Aden face exploitation and torture in Yemen by a network of trafficking groups, according to Human Rights Watch. They also encounter abusive prison conditions in Saudi Read more

Ethiopia

I met 19-year-old Dawit (not his real name) in Italy. He was among the few Eritreans who escaped unscrupulous smugglers in Libya and reached Italy in 2018 in spite of its efforts to prevent new arrivals. He explained why he took the dangerous journey Read more

Eritrea

Fatou (Toufah) Jallow

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He then pulled her dress off, she said, and said “Let’s see if you’re a virgin.” She said he rubbed his genitals in her face and touched them to arouse himself. She screamed that she was dying. “He said, ‘This does not kill, it’s fun.’” Jallow said Read more

Gambia

During his 22-year dictatorial rule that ended in early 2017, Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh, used his power as well as State institutions to entrap and sexually abuse young women. Jammeh’s reign was already characterised by enforced Read more

, Gambia

Three women have accused Gambia’s former President – Yahya Jammeh, of rape and sexual assault while he was in office, according to Human Rights Watch and TRIAL International. Former Gambian officials said that presidential aides regularly pressured Read more

Gambia

  • Fatou (Toufah) Jallow

    Picture: Human Rights Watch

    Fatou (Toufah) Jallow

  • Fatou (Toufah) Jallow