Rt. Hon Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament
December 6, 2022

The Econoic Communicty of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, has condemn the barbaric and dispicable voilence perpetrated on a femal lawmake of the Senegal Parliament, Amy Ndiaye Gniby on Thursday, Deceber 1, 2022 which has gone vira.

At its plenary Session on December 3, 2022 at the on going Second Ordianry Session deliberated and adopted the following declaration:

1. The ECOWAS Parliament strongly condemns this despicable act unworthy of a parliamentarian from the ECOWAS region at a time when we are witnessing a proliferation of initiatives to prevent and eliminate violence against women and come helping women who are victims of it;

  1. Reiterates its commitment to respect for women, and reaffirms that any form of violence against women is unacceptable, whatever the situation and whatever the circumstances;

  1. Recalls that the State of Senegal, in addition to its fundamental law, has signed and ratified the international legal instruments relating to gender-based violence;

  1. Reaffirms that this act, whatever the circumstances, cannot be justified nor tolerated in a country which guarantees parity between men and women in politics;

  1. Considering that one of the key goals of the 5th Legislature of the ECOWAS Parliament is to strengthenwomen participation in politics and that the action as witnessed is very regrettable as it sends negative impressions of the gains made in the past few years, the ECOWAS Parliament will continue to support and advocate for increased women participation and condemn any act of violence and abuse against women in general.

  1. While wishing a speedy recovery to the victim MP, the ECOWAS Parliament urges the Senegalese State, in collaboration with the National Assembly of Senegal to take the necessary steps to ensure that justice is done for this unfortunate event.

Dr. Sidie Mohamed TUNIS

Rt. Hon. Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament