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Gambia to get new women’s platform

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As part of events marking International Women’s Day March 8, which is dedicated to giving people a chance to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, seven Gambian women are taking the opportunity to launch “The Every Woman”.
The Every Woman is a platform supporting women by providing a place where their voices and opinions do matter and will be heard, as well as creating opportunities to give women a place to showcase their achievements and work.

A statement from the group said they will use all forms of media, internet broadcasting, Radio, TV, newspapers among others as a means to deliver a range of subjects and topics on all levels, aiming to be as unique as every woman is.
The Every Woman is set up with the strong conviction that the image of women and the voicing of women’s concerns should undergo a revolutionary change with the advantage of modern technology and emergence of new media that women should take advantage of.
“Our aim is to raise every woman’s voice, connect with women, share their knowledge and diversity while our vision is for a station run by women for women, focusing on the subjects that matter to them,” the statement said.

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Objectives
Supporting and helping women of all ages and background.
To raise the visibility, viability and decision-making power of women and girls in media and, thereby, ensuring that their stories get told and their voices are heard.
To transform not only the media landscape but also a culture in which women’s and girls’ voices, stories, experiences and images are neither sufficiently amplified nor placed on par with the voices, stories, experiences and images of men and boys
Founders of Every Woman are Monica Njie, UK, Yassin Jeng, UK, Maimuna Sey, Norway, Nyima Touray, UK, Neneh Bojang, Norway and Ndey Jobarteh, Norway.

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