Female Lawyers’ Association (FLAG) is a non-political, non-sectarian, non-governmental, and non-profit association comprising female members of the Gambia legal profession established in 2006. It has in various ways contributed to the development of and the realization of the Rights of women and children in the Gambia since its establishment.
Their objective amongst others is to
- Lobby for Gender Equality in the Gambia through Legislative Reforms, Public Education and Advocacy
- Enhance and promote the welfare and legal status of women and children
- Promote the principles and aims of the United Nations and African Union especially those regarding women and children.
In a bid to realize these objectives, the association has established an in-house clinic that offers advice and representation to women and children who are unable to afford legal advice.
It is against this background that Trust bank thought it fitting to stretch its philanthropic hand and support the association with the payment of salaries of the legal assistant for a whole year amounting to D60,000.
In receiving this donation, the president of the association Anna Njie said they are very happy with the partnership of the bank and her association noting that this relationship started way back from inception. That they recognize the work and role that the bank plays in the socio-economic development of this country and wish and pray for the bank’s leadership to be able to grow and take this bank to the highest height.
The cheque was presented to FLAG by the Managing Director of the bank Njilan Senghore. The ceremony was attended by the FLAG president Anna Njie, Isatou Sam coordinator of FLAG, Head of Marketing & Business Development Alex Alasan Gomez, and the rest of the marketing team.