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Banjul, 15 July 2020: The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) and the Centre for Victims of Human Rights Violations in The Gambia (The Victims’ Centre) have produced and published a handbook on sexual and gender-based violence in The Gambia, with the support of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.

The booklet was launched on 27 June 2020 during a call-in radio program organized by IHRDA and the Victims’ Centre over a local radio station to publicize the booklet and contribute to on-going discourse on the fight against SGBV in The Gambia, notably within the context of The Gambia’s transitional justice processes.

The 18-page booklet on A5 format is designed to boost understanding of the situation of SGBV in The Gambia. Besides serving as a tool for sensitization and education on SGBV, it is intended to support advocacy and other efforts in the fight against SGBV in The Gambia.

The handbook contains stories of women and girls who have experienced different forms of SGBV; it also includes highlights of laws addressing SGBV in The Gambia, the main causes of SGBV, its effects, and suggestions on preventive measures.

The booklet is available in print and electronic versions; the print version is available for free distribution to actors and stakeholders, while the electronic version can be accessed for free at: