Country Gambia
Year 2015
Type of Measure Work with public private sectors > Media
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Since 2015, the Women’s Bureau, Think Yong Women, Gambia Association on Traditional Practices (GAMCOTRAP), and Gambia Family Planning Association (GFPA) have implemented media programmes targeting women and youth. The GAMCOTRAP, Association for the Promotion of Women and Girls (APGWA), the Network Against Gender Based Violence, Girls Generation, Girls Agenda, and Safe Hands for Girls have been conducting intensive and sustained training for religious and traditional women leaders and communicators. The Women’s Bureau with support from UNICEF develop Communication Strategy on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and the messages on FGM/C, early marriage, violence against women, etc. GFPA, Network against Gender-Based Violence (NGBV) and Action Aid The Gambia have media units that produce video documentaries on important issues affecting women’s lives.

Source of Information

Gambia's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.47