Girls Talk Organization receives award from TBGF 2020

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By Nyima Bah

The Girls Talk organization has received a humanitarian honors award from The Busy Corp Foundation.

Isatu M Bokum, founder, expressed appreciation for the award. She said Girls Talk has had a massive impact on the lives of women and children since its inception, adding that the award is well-deserved. She said it is also a reminder for the team to keep up the good work.

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Bokum added: “Part of the goals before 2021 is to reach out to more than 2000 women and girls nationwide, and mentor them, work towards creating an environment free from violence and discrimination against them and create a space for them to achieve their dreams.”

Omar Njie, board chairperson, said the youths are the future, including the young women and future mothers. He added that providing them with the necessities to attain their dreams is an invaluable need. “The award helps to highlight this journey that we embark on,” he said.

Mahmud Joof, communication officer, Girls Talk Organisation, stated that the award indicates the tireless efforts the team has put at work to help in eradicating gender-based violence for girls and women in the society.

The Girls Talk is a non-profitable organization that was founded in 2018 by a student from the University of The Gambia. The organization aims to address issues affecting girls and women in society and how to find solutions.

Since its existence, the organization has been engaged in sensitizing and advocating against gender-based violence issues such as child marriage, FGM, teenage pregnancy, and sexual violence in our communities.