Contact Address Details:
Dept. of Women's Affairs
Banjul, The Gambia
Phone no: 4227 605
National Women's Council (NWC)
1 Marina Parade
c/o The President's Office
PO Box 83, Banjul
The Executive Secretary,
14/15 Marina Parade
Phone: 4228 730
Fax: 4229 846
The Department of State for Women's Affairs is a ministerial
portfolio that is held under the Vice-President.
The department is responsible for
giving policy guidance and proposals to the Gambia Government on
issues affecting women. The National Women's Council acts as a forum for women while the Women's
Bureau serves as the Secretariat to the NWC.
this respect, the bureau currently focuses on information collection,
distribution, and research. The Bureau assists the NWC in
looking for trends and creating ties with other institutions on the
socio-economic and political front, reviewing bills, laws,
programmes, new technologies, policies, and giving out pertinent
information for the country's leading decision making.
The office also helps in identifying capacity building and training
bodies. It is also required to take on a front role in the
coordination of women's issues.