Dr Isatou Touray

Strategic Advisory Group

Dr Touray is the Executive Director of the Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (GAMCOTRAP). GAMCOTRAP concentrates much of its effort to end harmful traditional practices, like FGM and child marriage, that affect the health and well-being of girls.

Dr Touray is also a founder of the Gender Unit of the Management Development Institute and introduced a diploma in Gender and Development which she coordinated for over 15 years. She has served from 2009-2014 as Secretary General of the Inter-African Committee. Dr Touray is engaged in grassroots activism to end FGM in the Gambia and Africa as a whole. She is a Laureate of the Bellagio Institute in Italy and the Rutgers University Women’s Leadership Institute. She is a feminist activist and a member of various feminist networks.