Codou Bop is a longstanding feminist in Senegal, co-founder and coordinator of the organisation GREFELS (Groupe de Recherche sur les Femmes et les Lois au Senegal) or Research Group for Women and Laws in Senegal. The conversation below took place between Dakar and Abuja, via Skype, in January 2017. Codou’s strategic positioning at the nexus of local, national, and transnational feminist organising highlights the recursive relations among these different levels and ways in which they contribute to the strengthening of synergy among interconnected feminist struggles within Senegal. Whilst deep-rooted obstacles to gender equality remain, particularly at the level of political leadership, new groups of politically mobilised Senegalese women are beginning to change power relations in the society, in rural as well as urban spaces.
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