UNICEF applauds ban on Child Marriage in Gambia

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The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in The Gambia has issued a statement welcoming President Yahya Jammeh’s ban on child marriage in The Gambia. “We applaud the strong leadership shown by His Excellency the President, demonstrating government’s commitment to … Continued

The Gambia bans female genital mutilation (FGM)

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President Yahya Jammeh outlaws practice that affects three-quarters of women in west African country The Gambia has announced it will ban female genital mutilation (FGM) after the Guardian launched a global campaign to end the practice. The president, Yahya Jammeh, … Continued