Join Us in Supporting The Future Vice President of The Gambia.
Jaha Dukureh is a central Gambian leader who has affected and created key legislation for human rights and equity. She is not only the future of The Gambia but of Africa as her strategic plan ushers in major support and infrastructure in the sectors most essential to health and prosperity. Help us in supporting her campaign of equity, public service, health care, and anti-corruption.
"Together we hold the future of The Gambia in our hands. We must walk forward together, with intention and focus. Moving as one, we can we protect the country we love.”
- Jaha Dukureh
Jaha Dukureh is a globally recognized youth leader from the Gambia. She led successful campaigns to end FGM and child marriage in The Gambia. She is the most uniquely qualified candidate in a country with a median age of 18 who searching for better solutions to healthcare, water access, and education. Jaha is the representative of the people, of the workers that provide the essential resources that The Gambia survives on. We are asking you to join us in the global evolution of humanity as we demand a more equitable society in The Gambia and the world over.
Together We Will Build a Better Future
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Jaha's Advocacy and Activism
Dukureh is the founder of Safe Hands for Girls, a survivor-led organization, whose grassroots programs create awareness of FGM and other forms of violence against women through education, advocacy, and youth-led campaigns. Its work led to FGM and child marriage being banned in The Gambia in 2015. Jaha is currently focused on scaling an African-led movement, The Big Sisters Movement, to end FGM and child marriage by 2030.
Jaha leads by example to inspire women and girls to become leaders in creating a better future for their communities and countries. Her leadership, courage, and informed advocacy has been pivotal in engaging religious leaders in the coalition of stakeholder dedicated to ending FGM in Africa. Jaha is also the co-chair of Youth The Inter-Party Committee of The Gambia, which consists of all political parties and their leaders. Her role as co-chair is to promote unity, collaboration, peacebuilding, and joint solutions to challenges facing the nation.
Jaha was appointed UN Women Ambassador for Africa in February 2018. In this role, Jaha supports UN Women’s advocacy to end FGM and child marriage in Africa, with a focus on mobilizing youth. She holds similar advising and Ambassador roles at The World Bank and the Toxic Free Africa! project run by Partnerships For Change.
Her work has been met by international acclaim, most notably being awarded the Eleanor Roosevelt Medal of Honor, as well as being recognized as among Time 100 most influential people in the world. She was named African Youth of The Year amongst other notable awards. At 31 years old, she is considered one of the rising leaders of the continent of Africa.