Think Young Women (TYW), a young women’s organisation, recently convened a national inter-generational dialogue and advocacy on Gender-Based Violence (GBV).
The synergy, which was sponsored by the British Embassy Banjul Office, was aimed at closing the gap between the older and younger women and girls, since it is widely believed that the gap between these two generations is contributing to most of the violence happening to girls and women.
TYW is a non-profit organisation that aims to inspire and assist girls and young women to achieve their individual needs and collective interests.
Speaking at the occasion, Haddy Jonga, the national programme manager of TYW, hailed the participants and trainees for their efforts, saying the elders have come down to the level of girls’ and the girls also played their parts well which made the training easy and successful.
Stepping in on behalf of the executive director of the National Youth Council, Modoulamin B. Bah, described the training as important. He promised that NYC will work together with TYW to make sure that all the recommendations needed for the training are provided by NYC and to ensure that all the acts are implemented in the various regions.
In her vote of thanks, Binta Njie, one of the trainees, said there is need to stop violence against women within themselves before anything. She hailed the British Embassy Banjul Office for their effort in ensuring that the training was a successful one.
She urged her fellow colleagues to not only stop by saying no to violence against women and girls, but to also put it into practice.
Declaring the training closed, Musu Bakoto Saho, national coordinator of TYW, said her organisation will make sure that in every activity that it embarks on is of relevance to the community.
The training, she went on, involves two different generations gathered to discuss things affecting women across the country.
Saho thanked the participants and their stakeholders for all the support.
“I urge all of you to extend this dialogue to your respective regions as there are people who could not attend this forum. So please extend it to them too,” she added.
by Binta Bah