NGO prepares Gambian peacekeepers on gender-based violence

Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - A Gambian army battalion set to leave for Darfur, Sudan, on a peacekeeping mission, kicked off a four-day training on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on Tuesday at Fajara Barracks training centre.

The training organised by an NGO, Safe Hands For Girls, is to teach the soldiers how to end GBV  and FGM as part of the operation's obligation.

Private Mariama Sanyang of the Gambian army said the gender unit of the army was proud to be associated with the training.

She gave the assurance that they will enlighten soldiers on certain areas of GBV and FGM which are rampant.

On his part, Matty Jaw, Coordinator of Safe Hands For Girls, said they were committed to working with the army to strengthen their capacity when it came to GBV.
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28 february 2018 12:03:12

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