Executive Director of the Association for the Promotion of Girls' and Women's Advancement in the Gambia (APGWA)
Binta Jammeh-Sidibe is the Executive Director of the Association for the Promotion of Girls' and Women's Advancement in the Gambia (APGWA). She is a gender activist and a women's rights activist who co-ordinates women's groups across 90 villages to advance their economic empowerment, health and reproductive rights and their political and religious rights. Having studied in the United States in the mid 70's Ms. Jammeh-Sidibe has been championing the cause of women throughout Africa, Europe and the United States. She operates Skills Training Centres to train young disadvantaged women on livelihood skills. In 1998 she received an International Award from Amnesty International in Germany, in Commemoration of the 50 years Anniversary of the UNDHR for her work on Human Rights. She is a member of many national and international networks and the mother of five children.