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Closing The Gender Gap: The Realities In The Gambia

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The United Nations Development Programme in The Gambia conducts a Development Forum on topical issues. These fora have served as a platform to discuss, share information and debate thematic issues. It is a direct mechanism for the advocacy and analysis of development activities being implemented in The Gambia, as well as to increase knowledge, share best practices and build partnerships.

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  • The property rights in rural areas and the consequent control of assets are usually heavily tilted against women.

  • Persistent inequality is continually undermining the progress humanity has made in improving living standards.

  • These gender gaps need to be closed, not just as a human rights issue, but also as a matter of dire need: