Women's Organisations


Sorted alphabetically by name of organisation

Association Of Non-Governmental Organizations
P.M.B. 392
Tel: (220) 390096
Fax: (220) 390095

Gambia Business and Professional Women (GBPW)
4 Momodou Jagne Street Dippa
Kunda Kombo
P.O.Box 2346 Banjul
Tel: 92257

The Gambia National Women's Council and National Women's Bureau
No 1 Marina Parade
c/o Office of the President Banjul, The Gambia.
Objectives: To advise government on proper measures to take in mobilizing and integrating women as equal partners in the economic, social and cultural development of the Gambia; To recommend to government proposals for removal of traditional beliefs and practices that impact negatively on women; To run advocacy seminars/workshops ensuring full utilization of local institutions; To study and devise programmes to assist government in the establishment of machinery and procedure for a continuous review and evaluation of the progress made by women in the field of National Development.

Gambia Women's Finance Association (GWFA)
No. 71 Hagan Street
Tel: 27066

Ministry of Health, Social Welfare and Women's Affairs
Banjul, The Gambia
Telephone: 227605
Fax 229325
Objectives: To perform the functions of the former Women's Bureau, which was sponsored by the National Women's Council; Promote the Welfare and Socio-economic status of women; Improve agricultural production, skills development and training, improve maternal health, disseminate information; Develop a WID strategy to improve status of women and further the total development effort.

Women in Service Development Organisation & Management (WISDOM)
No. 214 Tasfir Demba Mbaye
P.O. Box 108, Banjul
Tel: 226051
(Women, Credit, Savings)

Women's Bureau
1 Marina Parade, c/o The President's Office
State House. PO Box 83, Banjul.

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This information was last updated on October 28, 2003.