Gambia´s president declares his intention of banning Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)
Wassu Gambia Kafo celebrates the sharp statement of the president of Gambia against Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). This is a historical step towards the eradication in Gambia of an ancient practice that affects more than 70% of women and girls in the country.
Although this statement is of great significance, it is essential that the appropriate legal instruments are developed, so that the rights of women and girls are fully enforceable. Wassu Gambia Kafo is also aware that the complete eradication of FGM/C can only be achieved through the coordinated effort of NGOs with the Gambian government to empower communities with knowledge and not haunting them with fear.