Fatoumata Binta Jallow

2022 Fellow from The Gambia

Fatoumata Binta Jallow has more than six years of experience in access to justice and justice delivery in The Gambia. Currently, Fatoumata is senior magistrate at the Judiciary of The Gambia, where her main roles include adjudicating criminal and civil cases; ensuring a fair trial for all parties; and writing and delivering rulings and judgments. Fatoumata is committed to supporting human rights and justice for everyone. Since 2007, she has advocated for women's and children's rights in her community (Fula), especially regarding child marriage. She holds a bachelor's degree in Law (with honors) from the University of The Gambia and a Barrister at Law from The Gambia Law School. After completing the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Fatoumata plans to continue working for the Judiciary of The Gambia and advocating for women's and children's rights.

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