Victims of Sexual Gender-Based Violence – TRRC, The Gambia

 “No, this was done to me, and I wantjustice…these men should be punished” Bintu Nyabally, victim of sexual violence whilst in police custody The Gambia, West Africa, October 14th, 2019 – Bintu Nyabally, gave her testimony to the Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission (TRRC). Bintu was arrested on 9th May 2016, after leaving the court […]

Witch Hunts, The Gambia, West Africa – portrait ©Jason Florio

“I was kept for five days. When they forced me to take the medicine (‘Kubehjaro’ a hallucinogenic substance), I could no longer stand up… I fell down on the ground… ” excerpt from Sankung Balajo’s interview with Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio: ‘Gambia – victims, and resisters‘ Witch hunts, The Gambia, West Africa: In 2009, Sankung Balajo […]

Interviewing sole survivor of massacre, Ghanaian, Martin Kyere ©Jason Florio

Interviewing sole survivor of a massacre, Ghanaian, Martin Kyere. Martin was one of a group of over 50 West African migrants, who were endeavouring to reach Europe when the boat they boarded in Senegal veered off course and landed in The Gambia. #Portraits4PositiveChange According to recent witness testimonies by members of President Yahya Jammeh’s hit […]

Press: Daring to dream. The women and girls on HIV’s new front line, Uganda. Images ©Jason Florio

HIV’s New Frontline Uganda – Young women in Africa are up to 14 times more likely to contract HIV than boys of the same age. Paul Nuki reports from Uganda on the sexual exploitation driving a new wave of infection – The Telegraph HIV’s New Frontline Uganda Confident at first, Fauza tells her story. Her father was a fisherman and […]