Gambia and Turkey Vow Cooperation on Women Empowerment

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Turkey pledged on Tuesday to increase cooperation with Gambia to empower women, the country’s family minister said on Tuesday.

Gambia Women’s Affairs Minister Fatoumata Tambajang and Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya signed a memorandum of understanding to increase cooperation between the two ministries.

The memorandum aims to combat discrimination and violence against women, and increasing their participation in the workforce.

Kaya said called the memorandum “a new start” in terms of experience sharing between the two countries.

Tambajang underlined the role of women and children, who represent 1.7 million of the country’s total population, in pioneering change in Gambia.

“Our aim is to adopt the best practices for empowering women and girls,” she said.

The Gambian minister praised President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s support to African countries and the African Union.

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