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Friday, July 06, 2018
Gambia: The cabinet reshuffle and the gender agenda
On Friday June 29th, 2018, President Adama Barrow effected a major cabinet change. The change saw two women lose their cabinet positions while two men joined the new cabinet.  The purpose of this article is not to question the cabinet reshuffle as...
Friday, April 13, 2018
Gambia: Beakanyang trains on women's political participation
Rights advocacy organisation Beakanyang Kafo has trained and sensitised over one hundred women in the Upper and Central River Regions on the importance of political participation. The activities were held in the two regions’ administrative capitals...
Mariam Jack Denton
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Gambian Parliament picks a female lawyer as new speaker
The Gambia has a new speaker of parliament in the person of Mariama Diack Denton. She becomes the first speaker of a post-Jammeh era National Assembly. She takes over from Abdolie Bojang whose tenure expired ahead of the April 6th legislative polls...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
GAMBIA: GAMCOTRAP & Co. Train Women On Leadership
Women from five West African countries converged at the Paradise Suites Hotel from 24 to 28th March 2014 to receive training on leadership skills. The five day training of the women activists from diverse walks of life was organised with the support...
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Gambia: 'Women Are the Major Players in Politics'
Madi Jobarteh, the programme manager of The Association of Non-governmental Organisations (TANGO) has said that women are the major players in politics but quality participation of women in politics is needed. He made these remarks during an...
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Gambia: Women and Politics
In The Gambia, the many and varied reports have over and over highlighted the low participation of women in politics. This is of great concern despite the fact that, here in The Gambia, women have over the years contributed, and continue to do so,...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Gambia: WANEP-Gambia Trains Women On Election & LG Acts
The West Africa Network for Peace-building (WANEP-Gambia) and Pro-Hope International in collaboration with FAWEGAM recently conducted a three-day capacity building training for 30 women from the West Coast Region, North Bank Region, Lower River...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Gambia: Document On Capacity Assessment for Women Validated
The Vice President and Secretary of State for Women's Affairs, Madam Isatou Njie Saidy, has noted that women contribute a low percentage than men in public life, thus the attainment of MDG goal 3 remains a challenge. To read the full...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Gambia: Zero Tolerance for Violence Against Women
Dr Isatou Njie-Saidy, vice president and secretary state for Women's Affairs, has said that the government of Gambia is implementing a zero tolerance policy for violence against women and girls. According to her, the government has put in...
Sunday, October 09, 2011
The Security Sector and Gender in West Africa: A survey of police, defence, justice and penal services in ECOWAS states
Since 2008, when the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) began working on gender and security sector transformation in West Africa, we have repeatedly been asked for information on gender and security from other countries...