Isatou Touray is a women’s rights activist and currently the Executive Director and Founder of GAMCOTRAP. She worked with the Management Development Institute, as the Deputy Director General, from 1990 to 2005, and founded the Gender and Management Unit of the Institute. She currently serves as the Secretary General of Inter-African Committee (IAC), a network of twenty-eight African countries working on issues of female genital mutilation (FGM) and gender-based violence. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of Global Majority in the United States, promoting peace-building and good governance.
Isatou is the winner of the One Hundred Heroines of the World on Human Rights by the Rochester Women’s Health Project at Rutgers University, and has been honored with The Gambia Women’s Bureau Award, the United States of America Woman of Courage Award 2008, and the Gambia News and Report Woman of the Year 2008. Her activism is focused on the fight against FGM and promotion of gender justice.