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2007 Press Release

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The Gamcotrap Triumph 18 Female Genital Mutilators Drop Knives Setting the Pace By Dropping The Knives Circumcisers Drop Their Knives

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News story on GAMOCTRAP Participation at the Feminist Dialogue and World Social Forum, Nairobi, Kenya, 2007 

A GAMCOTRAP delegation that comprised of the Executive director, Dr. Isatou Touray and Programme Coordinator, Amie Bojang Sissoho, recently returned from a series of networking trip in Nairobi, Kenya. The delegation participated at the third Feminist Dialogue forum organized by the International group of Feminist organizations and networks.

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GAMCOTRAP completes the second phase of Training of Community Based Facilitators

The Seyfo of Jarra West, Alhajie Yahya Jarjusey commends GAMCOTRAP for its endurance to reach out to rural communities in promoting the rights of women and children. Seyfo Jarjusey made the commendation at the start of a three day training of GAMCOTRAP Community Based facilitators – CBFs Jarra Soma. He advised the CBFs to promote the principles of the organization I promoting and protection the rights of women and children.

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 West African women initiate a coalition of Women’s Rights NGO in the Sub-region

A two day consultative meeting of African Women from Seven West African countries to build bridges abd network for effect change to ward protecting the rights of women has concluded at Paradise Suite Hotel on Tuesday. The meeting which was organized by Women AID Collective – WACOL in partnership with Swedish NGO Foundation emphasized the need for Women’s rights Groups to used the regional instrument in Africa to protect and promote the rights of women. The meeting discussed amongst other things challenges and strategies

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THE DEBATE ON FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

GAMCOTRAP would like to constructively engage public and opinion leaders on the issue of female genital mutilation – FGM and other harmful traditional practices that are inimical to the health and well being of women and girl-children. Readers of local newspapers and other sources may be aware that the Muslim World has come to a consensus to address the issue of female genital mutilation strategically.

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Media update on the activities of part one of 2007

Since the landmark celebration of the Dropping of the knife in May 2007, GAMCOTRAP had a follow up visit to the Sheroines in their communities. The purpose was to express appreciation to their communities for their support and active participation during the celebration. This was also accompanied by presentation of part two of the Alternative employment opportunity project for those Ex-circumcisers who did not receive theirs during the first phase of the project.

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