“41% of Women Have Experienced Physical Violence” Haddy Mboge


Haddy Mboge Barrow National Coordinator of the Network Against Gender Based Violence (NGBV), told journalist that 41% of women aging from 15-49 have experienced physical violence at least once since age 15.
She made these revelations recently in a press briefing at the Child Fund conference hall in Kanifing.
The global theme for this year is Orange the World #Hear Me Too.
Mrs Mbooge further reiterated the aims of the campaign which is to harmonize the efforts to end discrimination against women and girls in the Gambia adding that the theme reflects the core principles of the transformative 2030 agenda for sustainable development goals. She also said it reinforces the UN women campaign commitment to world free violence for all women and girls.
This marks the 26th year of the 16th day activism of GBV Campaign, which was initiated in 1991 by the centre for Women’s Global Leadership. The campaign runs from 25th November the International Day for eliminating violence against women to the 10th December which is referred to as Human Right Day symbolising the link between violence against women and human rights.
Fallu Sowe the Project Coordinator called on all victims to come forward by exposing the perpetrators in order for justice to prevail.
The briefing was organised by the network Against Gender Based Violence [NGBV] in partnership with ActionAid the Gambia and AmplifyChange who has joined the rest of the world to lead the 16th days of activism against gender base violence.


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