Women's Bantabaa aspiration is always to tell a story that has never been told and bring a story to public that are always waving the flag of freedom yet standby silently with the concerning situation of the people, their narratives, their perspectives, their understanding of the world around them, without feeling that they are constantly defending their religious and cultural identity.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Gamcotrap Pleads on Behalf of Female Prisoners For Pardon
Dr. Isatou Touray
Gamcotrap, a Women’s right NGO
that fight for the elimination of harmful practices against women and girls’
has urged president Jammeh to takenote
of the female prisoners who also deserve to be considered in his amnesty.
Below is the full letter
address to the President.
Excellency, The President
Professor, Alhajie Dr. Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh
of The President
wishes to appreciate your kind and magnanimous gesture during the holy month of
EID EL ADHA in giving praise and blessing to the Gambian polity and all Muslims
in particular. GAMCOTRAP wishes to also thank you and appreciate your kind
gesture towards the release of prisoners who you have pardoned. Allah the
Almighty will reward you for such magnanimity and sense of forgiveness. While
this is towards the right direction, GAMCOTRAP has observed that female
prisoners were not considered going by the list of names of Prisoners we saw
published in the local newspapers on the 29th October 2012.
is appealing to you in the name of Allah the Almighty to also take note of the
female prisoners who also deserve to be considered in your amnesty during this
holy month of TOBASKI. We feel that female prisoners deserve the same treatment
as the male prisoners on a day like that.
the gender debate is all about equality in treatment of people and in all
aspects women and men should be given equal opportunities and equal treatment.
joins the population in congratulating you for advancing Human Rights and the
dignity of the persons in the Holy Day of TOBASKI and season and we pray that
Allah, the Almighty will continue to guide you in the great responsibility
bestowed upon you to lead the great nation of Gambia.