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Latest items for Gambia

April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Gambia law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Gambia is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in education, but not in employment. There are no criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment, neither are there civil remedies (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Gambia (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Gambia (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Gambia is free and compulsory (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Gambia law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Gambia can work the same night hours as men. Women can work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men (88). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Gambia can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Gambia can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (88). A woman in Gambia can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Gambia, there is no legislation designating head of household status (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Gambia can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Gambia law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Gambia provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Gambia (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Gambia are not legally required to obey their husbands (88). In Gambia, the original owner of any property legally administers it in marriage (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Gambia (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Gambia (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Gambia provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Gambia of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government does not support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Gambia (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Gambia can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (88). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Gambia, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Gambia can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women can work in the same industries as men (88). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Gambia can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Gambia of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government does not support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (88). Parents in Gambia are not able to work flexibly (88). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).more
March 29, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 44% of the total labor force in Gambia (88).
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Comoros, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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Feb. 22, 2019, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"9% of ministerial positions in Gambia (2 out of 22 total positions) are held by women"
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"And in Gambia, the father is legally required to register children born within a marriage, and the mother has this legal responsibility for children born outside marriage" (p. 29).