The Senegal-Gambia-Guinea Bissau Women’s Forum in collaboration with the Gender Action Team (GAT) recently organize a ‘Peace Tent’ to drive home their concern as regards current security threats in Gambia at the Paradise Suites Hotel.

These women are concerned about the increasing threats of insecurity and instability in The Gambia due to the current political impasse subsequent to the 1st December, 2016 Presidential elections. The ‘Peace Tent’ had in attendance members of the GAT, the delegation of representatives from the Women’s Platform in Senegal and Guinea Bissau, religious and venerable leaders, members of the diplomatic and consular corps, representatives from civil society organizations and other professional bodies and members of the general public.

With the main purpose of the event to call on the relevant authorities in the persons of the Outgoing President Yaya Jammeh and Incoming President Adama Barrow to ensure that peace and stability continues to prevail in the country, the women believe that the rules of democracy be upheld.

There were solidarity messages from the Women’s Forum, a skit on peace as well as signing of a peace book. Participants put on white clothes symbolizing peace.

This activity was a follow-up to an earlier call by the Senegal-Gambia-Guinea Bissau Women’s Forum urging both parties and especially the incumbent to ensure a smooth transition and to seek peaceful and non-violent resolution of the current political impasse.

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