The Me Too movement was silent in Senegal. These women are trying to change that

Updated 9:29 AM ET, Wed December 19, 2018

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Dakar, Senegal — In late 2017, as #MeToo spread from social media feeds in the United States, intensifying into a slew of global hashtags -- #BalanceTonPorc, #YoTambien, and #QuellaVoltaChe among them -- two women in the Senegalese capital of Dakar decided to start a movement of their own: