Gambia: Let’s Empower Our Women!

Former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher has once said that ‘if you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” This clearly shows the commitment and dedication of women in any endeavour.

Empowering women doesn’t necessarily stops at financial resources, but also include reforms to give women equal rights to economic opportunities, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws, enhancing the use of enabling technology to promote empowerment of women.

Indeed, the importance of women in the sustainable development of any society is more than just a mere say or intellectual discussion. It is a campaign that unites women in the awareness of their fundamental role for this sustainable development to be achieved. Women actively contribute in all sectors of productive activity, side by side with men, seeking equality based on respect and recognition of their role in society.

Based on their active and responsibilities, there is no initiative worthy of support more important than women empowerment initiatives. It is fact that women issues in many developing countries especially when it comes to making decision are undervalued and underrepresented.

Women are active in many sectors and are excelling well. They are also key actors and caretakers of household food security, particularly in rural areas of many developing countries.

Therefore, supporting our local women is not only a right thing to do but the rewards that it comes with.