image-627cc188bcc259b1b378cdd5e4ce8aa7b8a75b08a4b26c8a585a25eacae27c6e-VThe woman managing the leadership of the United Democratic Party (UDP) has protested against inhumane and brutal torture of peaceful opposition protesters, particularly vulnerable women. Yam Secka, the UDP deputy Secretary General, abhorred the tortures meted out on the party’s executive female members: Fatoumata Jawara, Nokoi Njie and Fatou Camara.

Mrs Secka vented her anger at the High Court in Banjul on Thursday where the party leadership, including Secretary General Lawyer Ousainou Darboe, were arraigned.

She wanted to know the position of the Gambia’s vocal women’s or gender rights activists with regard to the tortures of their fellow women. Yam Secka called on women groups and activists to avoid selective protection in their campaign. She saw no reason why these groups and activists are keeping mute about violence against innocent young women political activists. Their long silence on such a horrible story  is inexcusable.

Gambian gender activists have always decried about lack of women political leaders. The UDP’s election of more women in influential leadership position was not publicly praised or appreciated by Gambian gender activists who issued President Yahya Jammeh for banning female genital mutilation.

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