Will Gambia Uphold Genital Mutilation, Child Marriage Laws?
In November 2015, Gambia's then-dictator Yahya Jammeh, banned female genital mutilation, making the practice punishable with a hefty fine or three-year jail term. His ouster may have been good for democracy but practitioners want Jammeh's anti-female genital mutilation law, scrapped - a move which is opposed by activists.
Bhekisisa, 11 April 2019
Having banned female genital cutting, his ousting was good for governance, but but not for women. Read more »
Gambia's former dictator Yahya Jammeh banned FGM in the country.
Foroyaa, 6 February 2019
Stakeholders in the fight against FGM/C led by 'Wassukafo' Gambia on Tuesday converged at a local hotel to commemorate the third international forum against the practice. The… Read more »
Foroyaa, 7 February 2018
The Wassu Foundation and its research center Wassu Gambia Kafo (WGK), have organized the II International Forum on FGM/C in The Gambia under the theme: Exploring Strategies and… Read more »
The Point, 21 June 2017
FGM activist and founder of Safe Hands for Girls, Jaha Dukureh, has called on the new government to affirm publicly that Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage laws passed by… Read more »
"Gambian victims deserve a truth commission that gives them a platform to tell their stories and lays the groundwork for those most responsible for grave crimes to face justice," ... Read more »