Who Is Toufah Jallow? Rape Survivor Miss Gambia Shares Her Story

Who Is Toufah Jallow? Rape Survivor Miss Gambia Shares Her Story

Miss Gambia Toufah Jallow tells the story of surviving rape by a dictator. Continue to know her story. 

Toufah Jallow is a Gambian beauty pageant winner. She is one of the few women who has publicly condemned sexual assault in the African state.

Jallow rose to prominence after making allegations against President Yahya Jammeh. She made her personal account public in 2019.

Her detailed story has been released in the latest memoir. It is entitled “Toufah: The Woman Who Inspired an African #MeToo Movement.”  

Miss Gambia- Who Is Toufah Jallow? 

Toufah Jallow is a native of the Gambia belonging to the Fulani tribe in Western Africa.

She first became popular as the Gambia’s scholarship winner. 

At the age of 18 years, she was crowned queen of the Miss July 22 Pageant.

Currently, she is a human rights speaker, model, and influencer.  Now, she is the face of empowerment for younger women. 

Toufah Jallow Husband/ Boyfriend

Toufah Jallow has not revealed her boyfriend or husband in public.

She is currently single and unmarried at the moment.

In 2014, she was forced to marry ex-president Yahya Jammeh. 

Toufah Jallow Family Members

Toufah Jallow was born to an African family. Her parents are Alpha Jallow and Awa Saho.

She lived in Banjul with her family and studied at the Nusrat Senior Secondary School. 

Jammeh lavished her with a $1,250 prize and other gifts. He even installed running water at her family’s house.

Toufah Jallow Shares Her Rape Story

Toufah Jallow was drugged and raped by dictator Yahya Jammeh as she turned down his marriage proposal.

It is only after, Jammeh fall from power, she is able to go public about her story.

In 2015, she had to leave her motherland fearing for her life.

According to her statement, Jammeh was like her mentor. He also expressed interest in funding her charity project.

However, as soon as she declined his marriage proposal, she was drugged and locked in a room.

The incident happened in 2014 during the pre-Ramadan Quran recital at State House.

Several days later, she had to run for her life. Jallow moved to neighbor nation Senegal and escaped to Canada.

Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has been accused of sexual violence by many women.

Toufah Jallow Age- How Old Is She?

Toufah Jallow’s age is 25 years old as of 2021.

She was born in the year 1996 and her birthday is on April 19. This makes her Aries as per astrological signs. 

Jallow belongs to the African ethnicity. She was born in Soma, a town in the south of the Gambia River.