Jan 31, 2011, 1:02 PM
The Vice President and minister for women's affairs Aja Isatou Njie-Saidy on Tuesday opened the Art and Film show exhibition of Madam Isha Fofana and Mariam Khan at the U. N house in Cape Point.
This was part of the celebrations marking the International Women's Day. Vice President Njie-Saidy stated that development for women is development for all in nation building. She however, revealed that women own only 1% of the world's asset.
"It is important to start development with women and girls because they are the custodians of life and teachers of the children," she revealed.
Isha Fofana, a Gambian woman who has stayed in
Mariam Khan of the Documentary Film Initiative thanked Sira Ndow for inviting her to attend the program following her Pan African award for the documentary film 'Sutra'. This film, she said, was widely acclaimed when it was out.
Mariam Khan revealed that the title of the film 'Sutra' is a wollof word and that the film deals with the social and religious dimensions of the world. She further revealed that the film delves into the daily violence and rape against women and girls.
The acting U.N resident coordinator, Dr. Sukwa highlighted some of the violations women and girls face in their lives.
"The U.N have been instrumental in helping the government of the
He said that they are proud to be part of this noble work.
Mrs. Janet Sallah Njie. the president of the Female Lawyers Association in the Gambia (