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Dr. Isatou Touray

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Executive Director and Senior Con...


Employment History

  • Executive Director
  • Deputy Director
  • V-Day Coordinator
    One Billion Rising
  • Co-Founder and Executive Director
    the Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children
  • Founder, Traditional Practices Affecting the Health
    the Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children
  • Chair
    the Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children
  • Global Majority Inc
  • Executive Director
    The Gambia Committee
  • Director of the Gender Studies Department
    Management Development Institute
  • Deputy Director
    Management Development Institute
  • West Africa Coordinator

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • PhD , Development Studies
    Institute of Development Studies
103 Total References
Web References
"The enactment and implementation of ..., 2 June 2015 [cached]
"The enactment and implementation of legislation against FGM demonstrates a formal, explicit and lasting commitment of the National Assembly and public authorities to protect girls from a practice that is detrimental to the physical, psychological and rights to bodily integrity and dignity of women and girl," Dr Isatou Touray, Director of GAMCOTRAP, a women's protection institution in The Gambia said.
Dr Isatou Touray made this appeal on Thursday in Jarra Soma in the Lower River Region, whilst addressing a consultative meeting with district head chiefs to call for legislation to end FGM in The Gambia.
International Advisory Board, 21 Oct 2014 [cached]
Dr. Isatou Touray
Dr. Isatou Touray is the Executive Director and Senior Consultant of GAMCOTRAP, an organization creating awareness about traditional practices in The Gambia. Until June 2006, Dr. Touray served as the GAMCOTRAP Deputy Director General, Co-coordinator of Gender and Development Programmes and Senior Consultant. Dr. Touray's former positions include Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the World Bank's Women in Development Project (WIDP), Trainer of Field Workers on Extension Education and Women and Development Programmes for the Rural Development Institute, and Co-coordinator of the Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children. Dr. Touray most recently was the recipient of the FAMEDEV Gender Award (2011), United States of America Woman of Courage Award (2008) and Gambia News and Report Woman of the Year (2008). Dr. Touray received a PhD in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, an MA in Development Studies (Specialization: Women and Development) from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, and a BA in Education and English from the Usmanu Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, Nigeria.
Other members include the secretary ..., 9 Jan 2015 [cached]
Other members include the secretary general of the UNESCO Office in Gambia (National Commission for UNESCO); the director of Information Services at the Ministry of Information and Communications Infrastructure; Dr Isatou Touray, executive director of Gamcotrap, a women's rights organisation; the president of The Gambia Press Union, among others.
UPDATE: Gambia: Call for withdrawal of ..., 22 Oct 2010 [cached]
UPDATE: Gambia: Call for withdrawal of case after Dr. Touray & Bojang-Sissoho released on bail
Dr. Isatou Touray, the Executive Director and Amie Bojang- Sissoho, Programme Coordinator for the Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices (GAMCOTRAP) were arrested on Monday October 11th, 2010 by Gambian security personnel, detained at the Banjul Police station and then whisked to Banjul Magistrates Court the following day October 12th, which refused them bail and sent them to Mile Two Central Prisons.
Dr. Isatou Touray and Ms. Amie Bojang-Sissoho have for many years been active in the promotion of gender equality, rights of women and children, particularly in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation and other discriminatory practices.
Dr Touray is also Secretary General of the Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (IAC). She was named 'Gambian of the Year' in 2008 by The News and Report Weekly Magazine for her work around FGM and promoting the rights of women and children. Dr. Touray is a board member of Women Living Under Muslim Laws for the past two years, and both women have been active in the network which promotes and protects the rights of women, especially in Muslim contexts and communities.
The Coalition for Human Rights in The Gambia is calling on the Gambia Government to respect the constitutional and human rights of Dr. Isatou Touray and Amie Bojang Sissoho.
Global Coordinators Archives - One Billion Rising Revolution, 29 Sept 2013 [cached]
Isatou Touray - The Gambia
Isatou Touray is a women's rights activist and currently the Executive Director and Founder member of GAMCOTRAP. She worked with the Management Development Institute, as the Deputy Director General from 1990 to 2005, and founded the Gender and Management Unit...
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