There’s more work to be done and that is why we are organizing for action. We're the people who don't just support progressive change - we're fighting for it.
Dear Ambassador Green, Dear Ms. Van Susteren, Dear Members of the International Republican Institute and Women’s Democracy Network, Dear participants of the International Women’s Day Conference, Dear Guests. It is an honor for me to be here with you to receive the WDN Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award, which has been given to so many women […]
Fellow Gambians, we are at a crossroads as a nation, having effected a change in leadership by electing H.E President Adama Barrow in the recent presidential elections through a commendable effort spearheaded by ordinary Gambians yearning for democratic change, I wish to express my personal gratitude to all who contributed to this effort. It is […]
Dr. Isatou Touray honored with prestigious Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award Thursday, March 2, 2017 Washington DC– Dr. Isatou Touray was awarded the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award in recognition of her work on advancing women’s rights and participation in political leadership, advocating for women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, including a successful campaign to end […]
“Together we can stop further degeneration of our beloved country and contribute to give it a new lease of life where hope, love and appreciation of each other, respect for fundamental freedom, dignity of the person, rule of law and peace will thrive, in an entity that is nothing other than Gambian, ensuring that nobody is victimized on the basis of tribe, religion or political affiliation For this is the true nature of the Gambian people,”
“It is my fervent belief and conviction that we can bring about change for a better Gambia by directing our efforts and political capital towards one end – the singular pragmatic goal of ushering in a new and third republic that brings progress by building strong democratic instruments and institutions, repealing the obnoxious laws that restrict our freedom and liberty, building a strong economy, and leveling the political playing field, so that the sovereign will of Gambians will always prevail in their choice of leadership,”
“The immediate and compelling task before us all is to awaken our consciousness of the sovereign power that resides in us – the people – to use our votes as the instrument of change to free ourselves from the rule of fear and terror, unleashed by a regime that created a series of laws or made amendments to existing laws that erode the rights and freedoms enshrined in the constitution,”
“Change is the only constant thing in life. The time for change has come. This is the time of great turning and the people of the Gambia must turn with it or miss the opportunity to create a better Gambia, for ourselves, our children and future generations. But we can effect this change only by coming together,”
“I want to bring energy, hope and compassion to the people of the Gambia – a country where every individual will thrive and fulfill her or his dream,”
The number of Gambian asylum seekers in Europe between 2008 and 2015 went up to 21,330 - most of them youths who risked their lives through the ‘back way’ due to our governance crisis. At least 2,925 of these are unaccompanied children.
Too many families are working harder and harder, but still not getting ahead.
Our nations have been brought to a standstill and we need it to run. We will certainly climb out of the hole we were in, do more than just getting by to get ahead and stay ahead. But we have to do it together because we are stronger together.