TYW and British Embassy Host Inter-generational Dialogue on GBV and Child Protection

Think Young Women, with funding from the British Embassy in The Gambia, has rolled out a three-day National Inter-generational Dialogue on Gender-Based Violence and Child Protection at the Paradise Suites Hotel.

The dialogue is part of our ongoing project supported through the Bilateral Partnership Fund of the UK Government. We’ve brought together 50 women from all regions of The Gambia, representing the younger and older generations. The women will engage in conversations on Gender-Based Violence, Child Protection, Child Marriage and a range of other related issues.

For the next three days, we’ll share stories, discuss the issues we face in our communities and also benefit from coaching sessions led by experts and experienced personnel from partner organisations.

The Dialogue was officially opened by the British Ambassador to The Gambia, His Excellency Colin Crorkin.

50 women, 6 regions, 1 country. Different voices, different stories, one struggle. Together we can bridge the gap and create solutions to the challenges we face as women and girls in The Gambia. In our space, we share these stories, we discuss solutions, we laugh, we sing, we dance, we cry, we cheer one another up, we stand together. We will lead the change we envision.

You can see more pictures from Day 1 and Day 2 of the dialogue.

TYW, British Embassy Splash Greater Banjul Area With Powerful Billboards on GBV

Have you seen our billoards? They’re all over town, and for a great cause too!

As part of our ongoing project with the British Embassy in Banjul, we’ve erected five billboards within the Greater Banjul Area and West Coast Region, with poignant messages on the role of youth in ending Gender-Based Violence.

On Monday, the British Ambassador Colin Crorkin, accompanied by staff of the British Embassy in The Gambia, visited one of the sites to inspect the billboards. We expect that these messages will stick in the minds of people and inspire action to end GBV and protect girls and women.

We thank the British Embassy Banjul for their support of the work we do at Think Young Women.