TYW, UNICEF Gambia in CRR for Booth Campaign on FGM and Child Marriage

How do we end FGM and Child Marriage? There are so many ways and so many approaches.

With support from UNICEF Gambia, we have just concluded our third Booth Campaign on FGM and Child Marriage, targeting communities around Wassu and BrikamaBa in the Central River Region.

Our team of volunteers spent three days collecting data on the perceptions of people on FGM and Child Marriages, especially with new developments including the existence of legislation against the practices. The team also used the opportunity to sensitize communities on the dangers of these practices and the need to protect women and girls.

The information from the Booth Campaign will contribute to baseline data to guide in the design and implementation of strategies and interventions to help end FGM and Child Marriage in The Gambia.

We are grateful to the people of CRR, including the local government and the youth committee for welcoming and engaging with us, contributing immensely to a very successful campaign.

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TYW Booth Campaign on FGM in URR

Think Young Women recently secured funding from Amplify Change to implement activities contributing to the work being done to end the practice of Female Genital Mutilation in The Gambia.

As part of this agreement, TYW is conducting a market sensitization & data collection exercise on FGM, dubbed the Booth Campaign. Our data collectors are hard at work, administering questionnaires to gauge the perception of the people on FGM.

We have a team of trained specialists also speaking to people on the harmful effects of FGM, and how we all have a role to play to #EndFGM.