The First Move: Is Gambian Society Ready for Female Suitors?

[By Mamudou Jallow] Traditionally, we are used to a man asking for a woman’s hand in marriage. That is how it had happened in our society from the time of our forefathers to now, and we’ve grown to accept it as such. In the olden days, the man’s parents approached the woman’s parents on behalf […]


Sanitary Pads for Girls: The Need for a Government Policy to Make Sanitary Pads Available in All Schools

[By Mamudou Jallow] Did you know that there is something called Period poverty? According to the UK’s Independent newspaper, the term refers to “lack of access to sanitary products.” Apparently the inaccessibility of sanitary products has far-reaching consequences on the lives of women than we’ve ever imagined. According to a recent scientific study conducted in […]

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