Fanta was just 16 when she began having sex with her 30-year-old teacher.
A year later, she found out she was pregnant by him.
The teacher denied he impregnated the student when her father tried to make him accept the pregnancy. Fanta lives in the Sédhiou region of southern Senegal, an area with high teen pregnancy rates.
She abandoned her education as the pregnancy progressed.
Fanta is one of the dozens of girls who told rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) that they were coerced into having sex with their teachers in Senegal’s secondary schools.
“I felt humiliated in front of my classmates,” she told HRW. Read more