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ADWAC, ACTIVISTA and ActionAid organize international programme

Mar 16, 2015, 10:55 AM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

After the women handed over their demands, the National Assembly member Mam Cherno Jallow, spoke about the National Women’s Act, the Sexual Offences Act and Domestic Violence Act which were enacted by the National Assembly and are geared toward the advancement and protection of women.

He urged the women to be thankful to the government of President Yahya Jammeh for its commitment to the advancement of Gambian women.

The Governor of North Bank Region, Lamin Queen Jammeh, spoke along similar lines, emphasizing the numerous strides undertaken by government such as the establishment Girls Education Trust Fund, the increase of female intakes at Gambia College and the provision of the school improvement grant all geared toward promoting women’s empowerment.

Mam Samba Joof, the executive director of ADWAC, commended the women for their hard work and renewed ADWAC’s commitment to the advancement of women in Upper Nuimi district.

Both ceremonies were punctuated by a march past of women, testimonies from women’s representatives, drama and cultural performances.

The female alkalo of Juffureh, Aja Tako Taal, and the chief of the area, the NBR technical advisory committee, community leaders, ACTIVISTA youths club, women and a cross section of society graced the occasion.