Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Gambia Pro Bono Directory

Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by Gambia. 

As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.

Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa

http://www.ihrda.org
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P.O Box 1896, Banjul, The Gambia
BRUSUBI Layout # 949, Coastal Highway, The Gambia.
Tel: +220 77 51 200 /1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9
Fax: + 220 44 10 201
Email: ihrdaatihrda [dot] org

The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) works to promote human rights in Africa by providing capacity building to lawyers and NGOs, particularly in relation to bringing cases before the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, serving as council on those cases, and researching and publishing on vital human rights issues.

The Institute has brought refugee cases before the African Commission. It has sent a mission of inquiry to refugee camps in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The Institute, in collaboration with the Open Society Institute Justice Initiative continues to work on these cases both in bringing them before the African Commission and more broadly raising awareness of their situation. The Institute has also sent a mission to northern Senegal to assess the situation of Mauritanian refugees there. The mission looked at the conditions in camps and studied their citizenship status. The results of the study will be reflected in advocacy before the Commission.2

ANTI-FGM/C ORGANISATIONS IN THE GAMBIA

GAMCOTRAP

http://www.gamcotrap.gm/content/index.php
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Plot 41, Kanifing Institutional Area, The Gambia, West Africa, P.O. Box 2990 Serre Kunda
Tel.: (00-220) 9813325 
Email: infoatgamcotrap [dot] gm
The Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (GAMCOTRAP) is a women’s rights organization. GAMCOTRAP has been the leading women’s rights NGO in the Gambia working tirelessly in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women and Children. Prominent among these is the campaign against harmful traditional practices affecting the health of women and children, especially girls. Among the harmful traditional practices affecting women, special emphasis should be given to FGM/C and the gender dimensions of HIV/AIDS. Campaigning is undertaken through advocacy and effective social mobilization at the grass-roots level in various local languages.
 

WASSU GAMBIA KAFO (WGK)

http://www.wassugambia.org
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Tel.: +220 733 75 83 (The Gambia); +34 93 586 87 99 (Spain) 
Email: wassugambiaatgmail [dot] com ; wassukafoatgmail [dot] com

WASSU GAMBIA KAFO (WGK) is an international non-profit organization established in 1999 that promotes cooperation and development between the Republic of the Gambia and Spain in the fields of Health, Research and Education. WGK promotes the prevention of harmful traditional practices and, in particular, FGM/C. They conducted fieldwork on FGM/C and use the results gained to facilitate aid against the practice, such as providing teaching materials to communities and schools. WGK also helps health professionals, students and tutors improve their skills in order to identify and manage the complications of FGM/C. 

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