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30 March 2022

Amid a displacement crisis: pregnancy, childbirth, and humanitarian response

“The fear I felt while running with my husband and children, is one that I never wish to re-live. All I could think of was, if anything happened to me, there is no way my unborn child will be spared... Read more

26 March 2022

Supporting conversations to promote women’s inclusion in leadership and decision making

Promoting women’s representation in decision-making processes is pivotal to realising gender equality. Their involvement in such processes eases the addressing of various challenges faced by their... Read more

24 March 2022

Women farming in Kubandar: land disputes, climate crisis and inequality

“Farming to feed my family and raise my children can only be possible for me and other women in conflict-free communities where we enjoy the liberty to live in health and dignity.” – Mariama Sanyang... Read more

20 March 2022

Leveraging the 2022 trade fair to promote menstrual health and hygiene management

According to a survey conducted by Think Young Women with support from UNFPA in the Lower River Region of The Gambia, 3 out of every 10 women and girls use rags and old pieces of cloth to support... Read more

18 March 2022

Trauma recovery: providing psychosocial support to young migrant returnees

According to the UN migration Agency, between 2014 and 2018 alone, more than 35,000 Gambians arrived in Europe through the irregular route. While many make it to their intended destination, thousands... Read more

8 March 2022

Mobilising UN staff commitments to advance gender equality

Gender disparities are apparent in many aspects of life in The Gambia despite women’s constitution of over 50% of the country’s population. Although the country has developed various policy... Read more

28 February 2022

Securing a livelihood and combatting period poverty through climate-friendly alternatives

The challenges and daily lived negative experiences of women and girls in The Gambia are majorly interlinked and relatable among the same population group across communities. Of these numerous... Read more

24 February 2022
Press Release

UNFPA leadership converges at regional confab in Lomé, to accelerate and scale-up program interventions in new strategic plan

Dakar, Senegal - 24 February 2022: The Senior Leadership and Management of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is converging for a Regional Leadership Meeting (RLM) on the theme, “Leveraging... Read more

5 February 2022

SIRA, a tool for community engagement on Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a harmful cultural practice which is deeply rooted in gender inequality, power imbalances and patriarchal norms. The practice limits women and girls’ potentials and... Read more

25 November 2021

Flash for Change Photo Challenge on GBV

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and runs... Read more