Office of The Vice
Dept. of Women's Affairs
State House, Banjul
Phone no: 4227 605
National Women's Council (NWC)
1 Marina Parade
c/o The President's Office
State House, PO Box 83, Banjul
The Executive Secretary, Women's Bureau
14/15 Marina Parade, Banjul
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.
In 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.