Jan 9, 2012, 12:18 PM
In her response Dr. Touray noted that over the years there has beenevidence of change in communities which is visible by the number of circumcisers and communities abandoning FGM. Also the engagement of young people in the advocacy to end FGM is evidence of the impact made which is very positive.She called for a strong platform of partnership with a unified voice to decrease misrepresentation and conflict in information. She noted that GAMCOTRAP has always targeted youths and use of new media as well as research evidence in its programme of activities. This she noted will continue while pursuing legislation to Ban FGM in the Gambia. She noted that GAMCOTRAP is supporting the government to achieve its obligation towards women and children and confirmed that the organisation will continue to engage and move the process further.She appreciated the sustained efforts made by UNFPA in supporting the organisation which made it possible to reach this level. Dr. Touray asserted that this success is possible because of the professionalism that UNFPA has and believing that local initiatives can be supported to make a difference.
The UNFPA Country Office team members, Assistant Country representative Mr. Momodou Mboge and Programme Officer – Gender Mrs. Fatou Kinteh accompanied their colleague from Dakar.
Prepared by GAMCOTRAP 2nd December 2015