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Renowned US Women’s Rights activist pays courtesy call on Gambia’s First Lady

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Her Excellency, First lady Fatoumatta Bah Barrow Tuesday received Anita Hawkins, a top US women’s Right Activist, philanthropist, and businesswoman, at the State House in Banjul.

Ms Anita who is on a short visit in The Gambia, came to the Presidency to discuss with the First lady about her work in the empowerment of women in the US, and to express interest in partnering with the First lady and her foundation in the course of women in the Gambia.

The First Lady was joined by the Director of Women’s Bureau, Fanta Bai Secka and the Deputy Permanent Secretary, Office of the First Lady, lIlo Jallow, to welcome Ms Anita.

Being a champion of women empowerment, the First Lady shared with her guest the numerous activities her office is spearheading in improving the status of women in The Gambia. She stated the need for a safe space for women, girls, and children in the country, and called for collaboration in that regard.

For her part, Anita expressed immense interest in supporting victims of domestic violence in The Gambia, and the general welfare of women and girls in the country.

Her visit to the Gambia has seen her meeting with various women and girls empowerment groups.

Source: Office of the First Lady

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