Gambian youth come together for conference to tackle FGM

7 October 2014

The Guardian

“They call the Gambia the smiling coast, and as 100 young people from across the country poured into the Paradise Suites Hotel in Kololi beach on Wednesday, it was easy to see why.

They came from all corners of the nation – girls and boys, rural and urban, in school and out, uniting for the first ever youth summit on female genital mutilation.

Chatting, smiling and laughing – but determined that FGM would end with their generation.”

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