NGBV energises members on common, key advocacy practices

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Network against Gender Based Violence (NGBV) last Thursday organised a day-long reflection and learning session on common and key advocacy practices for members, where ActionAid International The Gambia women rights programme manager Fanta Jatta Sowe reminded them that the gathering is part of their struggle against GBV.

The energising gathering was part of a 350,000 Euro two-year project funded by Amplify Change, Child Protection Alliance and NGBV.

“This meeting aim at bringing members together to strengthen the fight against Gender Based Violence and share skills, knowledge and experiences that can help in the alleviation of challenges,” she explained.

She reminded members that there are indicators that target to eradicate Gender Based Violence and specific indicators on sexual violence, saying these are serious issues that are happening in communities and unless members and communities come together, they will continue to face the violence against women especially sexual violence.

“Our development processes retard because we can never have development when half of the society is left behind,” he added.

Fallu Sowe, acting national coordinator of NGBV said the forum was organised for members to share, discuss and learn from one another. “I hope that the meeting will be a fruitful engagement.”

George Nyouki, monitoring and evaluation officer CPA said Gender Based Violence is becoming or has become a serious issue in the society, saying fighting against it requires collective responsibility.

Author: Fatou B. Cham