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The Massive, Overlooked Role of Female Slave Owners
No more 'fifth wife' sex slaves and maids, Niger's court rules
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DAKAR, March 20 Thomson Reuters Foundation - Niger's top court has outlawed the practice of keeping women as maids and sex slaves known as "fifth wives", capping a decade-long legal battle by one victim that could inspire others in the West African nation to seek justice, lawyers and activists said. The "fifth wife" custom - also known as "wahaya" - is when in addition to the four wives permitted by Islam, rich men take on other, unofficial wives who live as domestic and sexual slaves, said Britain-based group Anti-Slavery International. Hadizatou Mani, a woman who was forced into slavery as a "fifth wife", escaped over a decade ago and married someone else, but her former master took her to court accusing her of bigamy, said Anti-Slavery International, which backed her case.
But fewer probably know that it was his wife, Martha , who dramatically increased the enslaved population there. When they wed in , George may have owned around 18 people. Martha, one of the richest women in Virginia, owned