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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 […]

Women Lead The Way For Justice In The Gambia

Women Lead The Way For Justice In The Gambia

Women who had direct and indirect experiences with gender-based violence during the Yahya Jammeh dictatorship have been gathering in The Gambia with the support of ICTJ and a group known as the kaneleng. In December 2018, the kaneleng gathered for a two-day summit to work on ways to engage women from communities who will be […]

European Union Partners With The Gambia On €16m Project To Create 3000 Jobs For Women, Youth

European Union Partners With The Gambia On €16m Project To Create 3000 Jobs For Women, Youth

Funded by the European Union (EU), the programme aims to contribute to stabilising the economic, social and security situation of the country during the democratic transition by facilitating social inclusion and employment of the youth and women, with a specific emphasis on promoting gender equality and addressing climate change. The government of The Gambia, the […]

Jobs, Skills, Finance For Youth, Women Launched In The Gambia

Jobs, Skills, Finance For Youth, Women Launched In The Gambia

The Government of the Gambia, the European Union (EU), the International Trade Center (ITC) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), officially launched the Jobs, Skills, and Finance programme (JSF), for youth and women at a local Hotel on Tuesday October 9th, 2018. The JSF programme which is funded by the EU, aims to […]

Rohey Malick Lowe Pledges To Give Part Of Her Salary On Girl’s Education

Rohey Malick Lowe Pledges To Give Part Of Her Salary On Girl’s Education

The new Mayoress of Banjul Rohey Malick Lowe, said she will give back part of her monthly salary towards the Education of girls in Banjul. Madam Lowe made this remark during her address at the ‘Feed The Kids’, an annual festive event held at the Arch, at the entrance of Banjul, on Koriteh Day. Hundreds […]

Rohey Malick Lowe Becomes The First Female Mayor Of Gambia

Rohey Malick Lowe Becomes The First Female Mayor Of Gambia

The City of Banjul made history by electing its first female mayor. Mayoress-elect Rohey Malick Lowe will be the first woman to steer the affairs of The Gambia’s capital; which houses the country’s Central Bank and is the country’s economic and administrative center. Rohey Malick Lowe follows the footsteps of her father Malik Lowe who […]

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