Isatou Touray Testimony
At GAMCOTRAP, in our bid to address inequalities and advance the interests of women, we engage at different levels in tracking account- ability by gender, interrogating the state regarding women’s rights and engaging with the people to realise substantive equality.
Dr Isatou Touray is a Gambian woman human rights defender and Executive Director of the Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (GAMCOTRAP). She works tirelessly for the well-being of girls by ending harmful traditional practices like FGM and child marriage. She faces ongoing harassment and has been arrested on the 11th October 2010 as a result of her efforts which challenge powerful interests in The Gambia.