ACEPA Engages The Brikama South Constituency on Freedom of Religion or Belief in the Gambia

On the 17th June 2023 a one-day engagement activity was organized by the Africa Centre for Parliamentary Affairs (ACEPA) in collaboration with The Gambia Parliamentary Caucus on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) with the objective to campaign for the promotion and protection of Forbes in The Gambia in Darsilamin village. The engagement between members of The Gambian Parliamentary caucus on FoRB and community members was moderated by Ms. Fanta Secka ACEPA-FoRBLN Consultant in the Gambia.

The meeting which brought together members of the Community of Darsilamin, a village under Brikama South Constituency and Parliamentarians was held at the village main hall. A total of 30 participants from these stakeholders participated in this meeting. The meeting was opened with prayers from both the Muslim and Christian participants.

The purpose of the engagement was to sensitize members of the Community of Darsilamin on the concept of FoRB and the misconceptions surrounding it as well as address the legislative barriers to freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) and the social mores that support societal hostility towards minority groups on account of their religion or belief.

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