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Reference : V-P-SN-E-00374
Date : 26/10/2020
Country/Region : SENEGAL
Caption : Lower Casamance, Ziguinchor region. The woman standing in the bow of the pirogue is the president of the sacred forest's priestesses, She is on her way to visit Djirack, whose population suffers from damages caused by landmines.
Photographer : SECK, Mouhamadou Birom
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Previously, she also volunteered for the Senegalese Red Cross Society, and was back then one of the first woman rescuer of the region, an activity eching her engagement for women's implication in the activites of the Senegalese Red Cross Society. On the 25ht of January 1993, while on mission with the Senegalese Red Cross Society, her vehicle was struck by a mine explosion. Six people died in the attack, and three were badly injured, but she came out unharmed. Today, she commits herself to the restoration of peace with other women.
Resolution : 5045x3784
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour