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Women fight for rights in religiously conservative Mauritania

AFP Nouakchott, Mauritania Mar 07, 2019, 03.04 PM (IST)

In Mauritania, NGOs are fighting to pass legislation to better protect women's rights. But in this conservative West African nation, the topic divides society and politicians alike. One draft piece of legislation that aims to punish gender-based violence more severely has already been rejected twice in parliament.