The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC), recently held a four- day Community Sensitizations in West Coast Region and Lower River Regions respectively.
Aside from the public hearings, these recent activities are part of the components of the TRRC in promoting reconciliation.
The TRRC outreach on Peace Building and Reconciliation (Community Consultations) was funded by the UNTJ, while the radio sensitization and community forum discussions were funded by the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (ACDHRS), through the Canadian Embassy based in Dakar.
In the community dialogue, the Reconciliation Unit in collaboration with Research and Investigations, Communications and Women Affairs Units of the TRRC, respectively dwell on the Mandates of the TRRC, Reconciliation and the ‘Never Again’ Campaign. The team also sounded the opinions of participants especially on reconciliation.
The team also held Radio Programs in Bwiam, Soma and Farafenni respectively in order to broaden the understanding of the TRRC and also learned from members of the community to enable the TRRC achieved its objectives..
During the meetings, participants were enlightened and also asked to share their thoughts on how to operationalize the “Never Again Campaign”, promote reconciliation and empower communities to actively take part in the TRRC process.
Discussions were also held on how Gambian communities can ensure that human rights violations do not reoccur in The Gambia and promote dialogue for citizens to share their opinions on peace building and unity.