Forward by Dr. Isatou Touray, Executive Director-GAMCOTRAP
2013 has been a successful year for GAMCOTRAP in promoting women’s human rights. During the period the organization has reached over 50,000 people with information promoting women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and gender based violence amongst others.
GAMCOTRAP’s advocacy campaign to end FGM is based on three guiding principles; the recognition of the principles of human rights based approach, The adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child by the State. These principles have made polices, services, programmes and adults more responsive to the best interest of the child. We look forward to a very successful 2014. Our main focus for 2014 is working with the young people and other critical targets to end FGM and early marriage in the Gambia. We focus also on CEDAW, ICPD, The Maputo Protocol on Women’s Rights, ICPD and the Beijing Platform for Action as well as the Post 2015 Agenda to bring the women’s rights agenda in its own right.