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Gambia: Wig Poised to Create Alternative for Women to Improve Income

Gambia: Wig Poised to Create Alternative for Women to Improve Income

A Gambian local initiative called Women’s Initiative Gambia (WIG) founded and run by Gambians exists to creating job alternative to women by providing technical skills to Gambia women and girls to gain self-employment to be financially independent and become self- reliance in The Gambia with a stated goal of increasing their income, and thus improving […]

Gambia: Two Remanded for Practising Female Genital Mutilation

Gambia: Two Remanded for Practising Female Genital Mutilation

Barely two months after the government pronounced the ban on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the country, two suspects were yesterday indicted and remanded in custody for allegedly practising FGM. Sunkaru Darboe and Saffiatou Darboe were arraigned before principal magistrate Omar Cham at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court, charged with conspiracy to commit felony, prohibition of […]

Gambia: Leading Gambian Gender And Political Activist Says She Is Going To Lead A Civil Disobedience In The Event Jammeh Rigs The 2016 Polls!

Gambia: Leading Gambian Gender And Political Activist Says She Is Going To Lead A Civil Disobedience In The Event Jammeh Rigs The 2016 Polls!

A leading Gambian Gender and Political activist Fatoumatta Tambajang, says she supports a peaceful civil disobedience in the event dictator Yahya Jammeh rigs the country’s 2016, Presidential elections. Ms. Tambajang, speaking from her home in Banjul, on Thursday, during Freedom Radio Gambia’s Civic Education Program, argues that it doesn’t look like the upcoming elections, would […]

Gambia’s Ban On Female Genital Mutilation Isn’t Enough To Stop It: Experts

Gambia’s Ban On Female Genital Mutilation Isn’t Enough To Stop It: Experts

While advocates have celebrated Gambia’s recent ban on female genital mutilation as a necessary first step, they aren’t convinced that girls there are yet safe from getting cut. President Yahya Jammeh announced last month that the small African nation, where about three quarters of girls have undergone FGM, would outlaw the procedure, the Guardian reported. […]