Mozambique: Three Mozambican Women’s Stories of Enslavement By Jihadist Insurgents

Pemba, Mozambique — ‘With the other women, we had unity.’

Three women who escaped enslavement and sexual abuse by jihadist fighters in northern Mozambique have told The New Humanitarian they are struggling with social stigma and a lack of assistance, even as they try to rebuild their lives and put the suffering they endured behind them.

Hundreds – and possibly thousands – of women and girls have been kidnapped by the group known locally as al-Shabab (“the youth” in Arabic), which began a…


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