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10th December 2006 - Press Release from GAMCOTRAP

The Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the health of women and children, GAMCOTRAP recently concluded a series of community based activities in commemoration of 16 Days of Activism in the Kanifing Municipal area, Niamina East, in the Central River Division and Sibanor, in the Western Division. The celebration took the form of training information campaigns on sexual and reproductive health rights and sensitization on gender based violence and women’s participation in governance.

 

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6th November 2006 - Press Release from GAMCOTRAP

Nyima Sanyang, a 13 year old girl was murdered on Monday. According to family sources, late Nyima had a brawl with her assailant which subsequently led to her untimely death. The tragic incident happened at Sikunda. According to a source, late Nyima climbed on top fence of the primary school during her encounter with her adversary, and thereafter was pushed by her assailant. The source have it that when late Nyima fell down, the fence crumbled and fell on her. At the Police at Mansakonko Police Station have confirmed the story. They said the suspect has been arrested and is presently in Police custody. They said Nyima’s body was transported to Soma Health Centre where she was pronounced dead. The source further stated that the victim’s body was transported to the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH) for a postmortem.

 

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 Press Release from GAMCOTRAP

GAMCOTRAP has completed a tour in three regions to meet the Sheroines Against FGM and their Communities in the Upper River Region, Central River Region, Lower River Region. The GAMCOTRAP team led by the Executive Director, Dr. Isatou Touray, visited all the eighteen circumcisers and presented a total of Seventy thousand Dalasis (D70,000) to the remaining seven of the Ex-Circumcisers to complete the AEO project beneficiary who have stopped the practice of Female Genital Mutilation. These re Kumba Damba of Macca Masireh, Mamasa Sinera of Suduwol, Aja Mama Ceesay of Dampha Kunda, Adama Damba of Mabally Koto, Yai Jawneh of Sololo, Sungkanba Damba Kerewan Samba Sireh, and Satang Dansira of Saruja. It could be recalled the rest of the first badge of Sheroines had earlier received similar support from GAMCOTRAP.

 

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28th April 2006 - Press Release from GAMCOTRAP

 GAMCOTRAP is pleased to welcome you to this important press conference on the ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. GAMCOTRAP also wishes to take this opportunity to express appreciation and thanks to the Government of the Gambia for taking the bold step to give the women’s Bill full ratification. The protocol popularly known as the MAPUTO PROTOCOL is the regional convention adopted from CEDAW to respond to issues of African Women and their rights.

 

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01st February 2006 - Press Release from GAMCOTRAP

The Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices (GAMCOTRAP) is joining other organizations in the Inter Africa Committee (IAC) as well as the rest of the world to commemorate the 6th of February as Zero Tolerance Day against Female Genital Mutilation. 

 

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10th January 2006 - Press Release from GAMCOTRAP

GAMCOTRAP has been in existence since 1984 and involved in advocacy work on women and children’s right. Its main objectives are to fight harmful traditional practices that are inimical to the health of women and children at the same time promoting the preservation of positive practices that promote the well being of women, children and the family. It has over the years engaged in culturally relevant action research to feed into its advocacy work and planning process. Various target groups are covered in its outreach activities in both urban and rural areas.

 

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