“Many people in Africa do not comprehend issues of anxiety, panic attacks, depression and trauma. The phrase “mental health and well being” is looked at as a negative thing, and I am forced to find new vocabulary in my work and advocacy towards building psycho-social support systems. The truth is that quality of work and […]
It is not a far-fetched theory that education is very integral to the economic growth of a country. With the turn of tides and events alongside technological advancement, education is still the bedrock on which these technological advancement were birthed. As far as education is concerned, there are three stages which an individual (irrespective of […]
In contemporary times, the issue of sexuality is an aspect of reproductive rights, which is internationally recognized as critical to the advancement and promotion of adolescent human rights. However, under several African cultures, open discussions about issues bordering on sexuality are regarded as taboo. Cultural norms forbid the teaching about sexual relations and each person […]
“Mentoring young girls helped me discover more about myself, my focus and passions in life. Seeing them develop and achieve their dreams made me understand that we can all be important people in our countries in so many ways. One does not need to be a political leader or business person to be important…The little things we do for […]
The Girls’ Podium is a public speaking and advocacy training
As a survivor of FGM at only two weeks old, Sise uses Journalism to advocate widely against FGM across The Gambia due to its devastating effects.