Famous for her controversial rants, Mama Linguere Sarr has claimed "being a woman in The Gambia is a punishment of its own."
In a lengthy Facebook post, she wrote: "Being a woman in The Gambia is a punishment of its own! You speak up and they call you names, drag you through the mud for having the courage to challenge them and say NO. Ladies let’s keep speaking up, this if anything else is for our children! So they may never have to suffer in silence or take their pain to their graves!"
She continued: "Don’t ever be afraid! All the personal attacks are because they are inadequate! Our bodies belong to us! And no means no! No man or woman has the right to abuse you!"
According to Mama, the country's legal system has failed to protect women and girls from sexual violence.
"You get physically assaulted by your husband and the police will question why you provoked him. The Cadis will put you through hell to get a divorce and if you are unlucky they will take your kids and hand them over to your abuser, " she wrote.
The outspoken mother further argued: "You get raped and the police will tell you that you went to his house and you are not a virgin, so it’s ok for you to be sexually assaulted. Neighbours and friends will know but will never volunteer to be a witness because they do not want to be involved or inconvenienced. Your uncle rapes you, and the family will tell you to keep quiet and not ruin the family name!"
She vowed that Gambian women will no longer accept abuse in any shape or form.