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Fear Grips Women Amid Hate Speech, Insults

Fear Grips Women Amid Hate Speech, Insults

Women in The Gambia have expressed fear amid hate speech, insults & bullying particularly on social media as the 4 December 2021 Presidential Election looms, with 18 political parties expected to contest. With five months before the election, women leaders have warned that if preventive measures are not put in place, there might be chaos […]

Women Seek 16 Parliament Reservation Seats

Women Seek 16 Parliament Reservation Seats

The Gambian Constitution and the Women’s Act 2010 guarantee women’s participation in politics. On Saturday women from diverse environments met to validate a draft bill that seeks 16 reserved seats for women at the National Assembly, which will make 71 seats at the parliament if approved. The objective behind the process is for The Gambia […]

Women’s Bureau Intensifies Campaign Against FGC/M, GBV in CRR

Women’s Bureau Intensifies Campaign Against FGC/M, GBV in CRR

Women’s Bureau is intensifying its campaign against the deeply-rooted, cultural traditional practice, dubbed, Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation (FGC/M), Gender-Based Violence, Early and forceful marriage among a host of other issues affecting the wellbeing of women and girls. The convergence held in Janjangbureh, in the Central River Region (CRR) is funded by UNICEF. It brought National Women’s […]

Gambia Launches 16 Days Campaign of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Gambia Launches 16 Days Campaign of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The Gambia has joined the rest of the world to lead the campaign against gender-based violence. The Network Against Gender-Based Violence (NGBV) in partnership with ActionAid The Gambia on Tuesday briefed the press about the forthcoming 16-day activism at an event held at ActionAid’s conference hall in Pipeline. The launching ceremony was supported by Amplify-Change […]

Government Temporarily Closes Non-Essential Public Places for 90 Days

Government Temporarily Closes Non-Essential Public Places for 90 Days

Consistent with the powers vested in the Health Minister by Regulation No.6 of the Public Health (Dangerous Infectious Diseases) Protection Regulations 2020, the Gambia Government has announced with immediate effect, the temporal closure of all Non-Essential Public Places for 90 days. The announcement came after the country experienced a daily increase of people contracting the […]

Women Accuse Ex-President Yahyah Jammeh Of Sexual Violence

Women Accuse Ex-President Yahyah Jammeh Of Sexual Violence

Three women have accused Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh, of rape and sexual assault while he was in office, Human Rights Watch and TRIAL International said today. Former Gambian officials said that presidential aides regularly pressured women to visit or work for Jammeh, who then sexually abused many of them. Jammeh is currently in Equatorial […]

KMC Launches D100 Million Project To Empower Women

KMC Launches D100 Million Project To Empower Women

Kanifing Municipal Council in collaboration with Reliance Financial Services Company has launched a hundred-million-dalasi women empowerment project called ‘Dollel Jigeen’. This project is targeting business women within the Kanifing Municipality, supporting them through loans, to enhance their sources of income. The event was held at the KMC Chamber on Wednesday 15th May 2019, attended by […]

The Plight Of Rural Women

The Plight Of Rural Women

Their life needs not be romanticized; it is their lived reality. She wakes up at dawn to pound the grain for breakfast, lunch and dinner with her baby on her back. She walks to the field and works with crude, backbreaking tools when the baby sleeps. She puts her/him in a close by makeshift shed […]

Business Stakeholders Validate ‘She Trades’ in Gambia

Business Stakeholders Validate ‘She Trades’ in Gambia

Stakeholders in the business and entrepreneurship sector in collaboration with partners, yesterday February 26th 2019, validated the ‘She Trades’ initiative in The Gambia. The International Trade Center (ICT), launched the ‘She Trades’, a global initiative to create an ecosystem of integrated solutions which empowers women economically, through greater integration in trade and investment. The global […]

Fatou Kinteh Appointed Minister For Women Affairs

Fatou Kinteh Appointed Minister For Women Affairs

Mrs Fatou Kinteh has been appointed by President Adama Barrow as Minister of Women’s Affairs, Children, and Social Welfare with effect from, Friday, 1st March 2019. According the press release from the Office of the President, the “creation of the new Ministry is part of the president’s women empowerment drive to give prominence to the […]

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