By Yusef Taylor, @FlexDan_YT
Hon Fatoumatta Njai of Banjul South has travelled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on a three-day training of trainers on the “ratification and domestication of international and regional human rights instruments on ending violence against women and girls (EVAWG)”. The training which started yesterday 17th November is due to end on Saturday 19th November 2022.
Hon Njai believes that “our problems are not ratification, they are mainly the implementation and most times the problems are people’s lack of understanding and even knowing that our countries have signed those agreements”.
Speaking to Hon Njai she explained that “after the training, we will be working on a training manual on the ratification and domestication of human rights instruments related to ending violence against women and girls”.
Hon Njai championed the tabling of the Constitution Amendment Bill 2021 which aimed to reserve more seats for women in the National Assembly, unfortunately, the Bill was not approved by members of the Fifth Legislature. After she won her second term in office she was selected as the only female Chairperson of Parliament’s numerous Committees of the Sixth Legislature. Hon Njai is the Chairperson of the Select Committee on Gender, Child and Social Welfare.
She explained that “the objective of the training of trainers is to enhance the capacity of regional partners on the ratification, domestication and implementation of international and regional human rights instruments in order to effectively advocate with member states”.