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WODD holds training workshop

Mar 23, 2011, 12:39 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

Women in Democracy and Development (WODD) recently ended its fifth regional workshop at the Girls Guide Headquarters in Kanifing funded by the US Embassy in Banjul.

Speaking on the occasion, the executive director of WODD, Mrs Amie Sillah, said (WODD) has already conducted four successful regional workshops in Bansang, Upper Fulladu West, Jarumeh Koto in Sami District, Jappineh in Jarra Central District and Kerr Omar Saine in Jokadu District.

She said the workshop centered on the popularization of the Women’s Act 2010, and the Maputo Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the rights of women in Africa.

Amie Sillah said the Gambia government under the Women Act 2010 has an obligation to fulfill its promise to the Gambian women. “That is to protect their social, economic, political and cultural rights so that Gambian women can enjoy dignity, liberty and prosperity,” she said.

According to her, in all the previous workshops in the regions, participants comprising women and men have made recommendations to the government, donors, and WODD regarding their plights.

For his part, Zack Bailey, Political Economic Officer at the US Embassy, applauded WODD for successfully conducting the training while assuring her of the embassy’s continued collaboration.

He revealed that apart from WODD they are also helping other rights organizations like women FLAG, GAMCOTRAP and FAWEGAM.