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Mauritania, North Africa
Population: 4,081,000
Chief of State: President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Yahya Ould Hademine
Christians: 0.3%
Evangelical Christians: 0.1%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: 25th
Life Expectancy: 62.7 Years
Literacy Rate: 58.6%
Population Below Poverty Line: 40%
Refugees Living in Mauritania: 76,048

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Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani should prioritize women’s rights during his administration, Human Rights Watch said. In particular, he should take steps to reduce the high incidence of gender-based violence and ensure that victims have access to justice. After extensive research on the ground in 2018 and 2019, Human Rights Watch found that the lack of strong laws on gender-based violence and of institutions to provide assistance to victims, along with social pressures and stigma, dissuade women and girls from seeking help and remedies when they are abused.

Pray that the new president will set a new tone for his presidency by demonstrating zero tolerance for gender-based violence.
Pray that the Mauritanian laws will be harmonized with international conventions for protecting the right of privacy and personal autonomy (The Bible, Numbers 32:17).

Mauritania: Take Key Steps for Women’s Rights

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Mauritania, North Africa
Population: 4,081,000
Chief of State: President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Yahya Ould Hademine
Christians: 0.3%
Evangelical Christians: 0.1%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: 25th
Life Expectancy: 62.7 Years
Literacy Rate: 58.6%
Population Below Poverty Line: 40%
Refugees Living in Mauritania: 76,048

Pray4Mauritania Facebook Page

Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani should prioritize women’s rights during his administration, Human Rights Watch said. In particular, he should take steps to reduce the high incidence of gender-based violence and ensure that victims have access to justice. After extensive research on the ground in 2018 and 2019, Human Rights Watch found that the lack of strong laws on gender-based violence and of institutions to provide assistance to victims, along with social pressures and stigma, dissuade women and girls from seeking help and remedies when they are abused.

Pray that the new president will set a new tone for his presidency by demonstrating zero tolerance for gender-based violence.
Pray that the Mauritanian laws will be harmonized with international conventions for protecting the right of privacy and personal autonomy (The Bible, Numbers 32:17).

Mauritania: Take Key Steps for Women’s Rights