The Gambia: Government Rescinds Censorship Policy on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

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1 Dec 1997


  The Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices

P.O. Box 2990, Serrekunda, The Gambia    

6 November 1997.


Dear Friends,

GAMCOTRAP wishes to express its appreciation to EQUALITY NOW and all its affiliates for the support and active involvement for the ALERTS which contributed immensely for rescinding the policy directive against Female Genital Mutilation of the Government of The Gambia. We are pleased to inform you formally that The Government of the Gambia has now made a public announcement that issues of reproductive health including FGM can be announced and all NGOs are allowed to make use of the government media with regards to FGM.

We hope that this collaboration with your organization will continue in the future and see where we can work closely in terms of identification of activities geared towards the empowerment of the girl-child.

Please extend our appreciation to all our friends.

Yours sincerely,
Mary Small.

Programme Co-ordinator,