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The Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (GAMCOTRAP)
Serre Kunda, The Gambia
http://www.gamcotrap.gm

The Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (GAMCOTRAP) was created in 1984 to fight against harmful traditional practices affecting the health of women and young girls in The Gambia. It seeks to promote and protect the rights and health of women and young girls. To achieve its objective, GAMCOTRAP disseminates all national and international conventions which protect these rights, in particular CEDAW, the convention on the rights of the child, and the Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women. GAMCOTRAP has 14 salaried staff and 2,000 volunteers who are located across The Gambia.

2014$30,0001 year
This grant enables GAMCOTRAP to continue creating awareness in communities about Islamic perspectives on key issues related to the violation of women’s and girls’ rights.
2013$25,0001 year
This grant enables GAMCOTRAP to continue its research in The Gambia on the rights of women in Islam and to continue collecting testimonies about the violation of their rights. The grant supports the findings from this research to be compiled into a booklet, produced as a documentary video, and shared with traditional chiefs, religious leaders, and women of child-bearing age.

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