Loes Oudenhuijsen

Loes Oudenhuijsen is a PhD student at the African Studies Centre, Leiden University. Her research focuses on sexually dissident women in Senegal between 1950 and the present.

There are many different levels of stigmatisation. Some are legal because of the criminalisation of certain practices (eg in Senegal, abortion is illegal under all circumstances, including (incestuous) rape; same-sex sexual conduct is illegal).

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Left out of the narrative – an interview with Loes Oudenhuijsen

Cliffordene Norton, Loes Oudenhuijsen Academisch 2020-02-25

"It is somewhat paradoxical to feel this freedom while studying women who are confronted with stigmatisation for choosing a certain freedom by not conforming to the sexual norms."