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Posted on: Mar 31, 2001, Source: Shewire.com

In Senegal, independent living isn't an option for young women. Polygamy, combined with a strong emphasis on having children keep most Senegalese women tied to men from a very young age. The country's first women's shelter provides a haven to pregnant, abused and unmarried girls, and reunites them with the families that once shunned them.