NGBV founder resigns

Monday, December 31, 2018

Founder and national coordinator of Network Against Gender Base Violence (NGBV) Haddy Mboge-Barrow has resigned after 47 years of gender equality promotion in the country.

“I resigned because I have been working for so long and I am convinced that the members in the Network can run the activities without me. I’m glad to give chance to the young ones coming, who are ready to complete the work from where I stopped,” Mrs. Mboge-Barrow said at an annual meeting of the Network at the NaNA conference hall.

She thanked the membership and executive committee for contributing to the development of the Network, saying it was their commitment that made her achieve her goals in promoting gender equality and fighting violence against women.

“I have been advocating for the right of women and children since age 9 while going to school. I believe that you will continue the work that I have been doing with my team,” she said.

She stated that, she didn’t create an organisations to accumulate money but to build a brighter future for people and women in particular.

Advocacy and campaign manager Mariama Johm described Mrs. Mboge-Barrow as a dedicated, resilience, hardworking and committed person to the protection of the rights of women in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), sexual violence, early marriage and more.

Mrs. Mboge-Barrow established the NGBV in 2009 to fight for the ending of gender violence in The Gambia.

Gender-based violence and violence against women are terms that are often used interchangeably as it has been widely acknowledged that most gender-based violence is inflicted on women and girls, by men. 

Author: Pa Modou Cham