Vision, Mission, Values and Objectives

Vision

A safe, supporting, protecting and violent-free Gambia for every woman and child!

Mission

Protect women and children from gender-based violence either in public or private spheres by building the capacity of service providers and institutions, raising public awareness and advocating for friendlier laws and policies.

Core Values:

  • Observe the principles of accountability, transparency, honesty, fairness and firmness in all areas of work.
  • Pro-activity and innovation
  • Uphold and promote rights of women and children
  • Contribute to improving standards for the welfare of women and children in The Gambia.
  • Promote gender equality and equal opportunities.   
  • Commitment to the principles of social justice and good governance.

THE OBJECTIVES:

  1. To raise awareness on national and international legal frameworks and policies and reduce Gender Based Violence in homes, communities and schools in The Gambia;
  2. Advocate for the creation and implementation of gender-friendly laws and policies; 
  3. Engage and transform cultural structures, institutions and leaders to become gender sensitive;
  4. Mainstream gender issues in national and sectoral policies;
  5. Stimulate dialogue and open discussion on women’s role in national development;
  6. Enhance the capacity of professionals, law enforcers and judicial officers to adequately and properly address the needs and rights of victims of GBV;
  7. Support and strengthen local or community structures to combat GBV at the local level;
  8. Establish, support and strengthen an interagency unit or “one stop” center at Bakoteh Shelter for the management of GBV cases.

 

2017  Welcome to network against gender based voilence