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Commemoration of International Peace Day


As part of the “Right of Peoples to Peace”,International Day of Peace 2014, the Somali Women Development Centre (SWDC), reinforced the values of peace and stability for the protection of human rights in Somalia. Across 3 events, the SWDC encouraged 500 participates including religious elders, camp leaders, disabled persons, women, men, youth and children to share their experiences about war and conflict and their contribution towards peace building and stability.

#16Days #GBVteachin TODAY!


TODAY: WLUML participates in the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender

Press Release: GAMCOTRAP Appreciates the President’s Pronouncement to Ban FGM in the Gambia


GAMCOTRAP appreciates this pronouncement because the lives of the innocent and powerless children will be protected including his own child. It is also about the “Best Interest of the Child”.

Seeds of Uncut Girls planted in the Niaminas and beyond Celebrated during the 5th Dropping of the Knife Ceremony in the Gambia


Thousands of people witnessed the 5th Dropping of the Knife Ceremony held at Niamina Jareng celebrating 30 Circumcisers and 115 communities in the Central River Region South who publicly declared their decision to protect girls from Female Genital Mutilation, early marriage and other forms of gender based violence.

Press Release: UNFP Team Vists GAMCOTRAP


The UNFPA Country Director in Dakar office, Andrea Wojnar Diagne accompanied by the country team paid a courtesy call on GAMCOTRAP to congratulate Dr. Touray and her team on the successful Dropping of the Knife celebration and for putting her heart and soul to the campaign to end FGM.

The GREFELS Project: Strengthening Young Women to End Child Marriage in Vélingara, South Senegal


Between January and April 2012, Groupe de Recherche sur les Femmes et les Lois au Sénégal (GREFELS) organised activities for and around Women’s International Day, targeting girls and young leaders on gender, leadership and human rights. The main objective of this celebration was to enhance young girls’ leadership by providing them the chance, for the first time in their lives, to spead directly against authorities on their views on child marriage and CVAW.

All Pakistan Youth Conference 2013


The first All Pakistan Youth Conference organized by SG-WELDD brought together young women and men from 38 youth groups from 11 districts across Pakistan’s four provinces. Coming together, the youth constructed a dialogue through participatory group work; shared experiences of working on various social issues and in particular how this impacts on women. They also shared the challenges that they faced in attaining their goals, as well as their future plans.

WELDD leader featured on Al Jazeera Arabic News Network


Last month, a video featuring one of our WELDD leaders was picked up by the Al Jazeera Arabic news network by a producer at the Al Jazeera Center f


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