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Often overlooked, but come in for a look at how women have been the bedrock of Senegal's history and society.

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Henriette Bathily Women's Museum

Yet another worthwhile Gorée Island museum.

Ever in the shadow of its more celebrated neighbour, the Slave Museum, this two-storey 18th-century dwelling housing exhibits documenting the role of women in Senegal all too often gets passed by. Please make the time. Females have played a key part in social relations with the colonizers since the colonial era, as well as later in the struggle for independence. All throughout, women in Senegal have been instrumental in building and holding together this society - some would say as much or more so than men. Each room, as one gives way to the other, shows different aspects of this role and this development, and it's a fascinating story indeed.



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