The African Center for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (ACDHRS) with the support of the Global Rights Connection program of EQUITAS (International Center for Human Rights Education) organized on Tuesday a day of consultation and advocacy training to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment as part of the celebration. International Women’s Day at Paradise Suites Hotel.
The objective of the consultation was to discuss the situation of women in political and public life in The Gambia as well as to identify advocacy strategies to address the challenges.
The training also aimed to increase women’s knowledge and skills to impact human rights work on promoting gender equality, using human rights education (HRE) and various tools to build the capacity of women and men to achieve results.
Hannah Foster, executive director of the African Center for Democracy and Human Rights Studies, said the purpose of the consultation was to share the knowledge, skills and materials she acquired during a course she attended.
Ms. Foster explained that participants indicated that they met their expectations and suggested more training within their constituencies.