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Dr. Isatou Touray

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Executive Director and Senior Con...

GAMCOTRAP
 
Background

Employment History

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

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • PhD , Development Studies
    Institute of Development Studies
96 Total References
Web References
International Advisory Board
www.globalmajority.net, 9 April 2014 [cached]
Dr. Isatou Touray
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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.
Dr. Isatou Touray, executive ...
www.ipsnews.net, 30 Mar 2014 [cached]
Dr. Isatou Touray, executive director of women's rights NGO Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children says that increased women's representation in the Gambia's is important for development. Credit: Saikou Jammeh/IPS
Dr. Isatou Touray, executive director of women's rights NGO Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children says that increased women's representation in the Gambia's is important for development. Credit: Saikou Jammeh/IPS
BANJUL, Mar 30 2014 (IPS) - The countdown to the Gambia's 2016 general elections has begun with a rare move to bring together female politicians from across the divided political spectrum to ensure increased female representation.
This week, local women's rights NGO Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (Gamcotrap) launched a campaign calling for political reforms to ensure the effective participation of women in all positions of political leadership.
"We are now saying that we want to fetch our own water and drink with men from the same well," Dr. Isatou Touray, executive director of Gamcotrap, tells IPS. The NGO has received support for the campaign from the National Endowment for Democracy, a U.S. non-profit that supports freedom across the world. "We are now saying that we want to fetch our own water and drink with men from the same well. -- Dr. Isatou Touray, executive director of Gamcotrap
"What we're doing has nothing to do with partisan politics," says Touray. "It's not about disempowering men.
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"Most of [women's] issues have not been passed into law…and if passed, critical clauses are removed," Touray says
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We want to remain in our comfort zones," says Touray. "And until the educated woman goes to the grassroots, we may not be able to achieve what we want."
But Touray is optimistic and doesn't rule out the possibility of a female presidential candidate for as early as the 2016 presidential elections.
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Dr. Isatou Touray, executive director of women's rights NGO Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children says that increased women's representation in the Gambia's is important for development. Credit: Saikou Jammeh/IPS
http://www.globalmajority.org - International Advisory Board
globalmajority.org, 25 June 2012 [cached]
Dr. Isatou Touray
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Dr. Touray is the Director of GAMCOTRAP, the Gambian Committee on Traditional and Cultural Practices. She is also director of the gender studies department of the Management Development Institute in The Gambia.
Isatou Touray - The Gambia - One Billion Rising For Justice
www.onebillionrising.org [cached]
Isatou Touray - The Gambia
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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 of the Institute. She currently serves as the Secretary General of Inter African Committee (IAC) a network of 28 African countries working on female genital mutilation and gender based violence. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of Global Majority in the United States promoting peace building and good governance.
Isatou is the Winner of the One Hundred Heroines of the World on Women's Rights University of Rutgers, Rochester Women's Health Project, The Gambia Women's Bureau Award, United States of America Woman of Courage Award 2008, and Gambia News and Report Woman of the Year 2008. Her activism is focused on the fight against FGM and promotion of gender justice.
Isatou and her team at GAMCOTRAP coordinated OBR in the Gambia in 2013.
UPDATE: Gambia: Call for withdrawal of ...
www.wluml.org, 22 Oct 2010 [cached]
UPDATE: Gambia: Call for withdrawal of case after Dr. Touray & Bojang-Sissoho released on bail
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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