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Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age (15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisified wih modern methods is 23.9 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Gambia, Nepal
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 88.0 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 65.3 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 27.5 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Gambia, Mexico
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 5.1 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 57 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 61.9 years, with the average life expectancy being 60.6 years for men and 63.3 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

The table titled "Countries with highest prevlanece of FGM, 2004-2015" shows 75% of women between the ages of 15-49 years in Gambia have undergone female genital mutilation (1).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Gambia, Uganda
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 57 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Gambia, Mali
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 57 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 68.9 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 29.9 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 706 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 61.1 years, with the average life expectancy being 59.8 years for men and 62.5 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satisified is 23.9 (latest available data for 2005-2015).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Botswana, Gambia, Senegal, Tajikistan
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 3.2 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 6.2 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 88 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 5, 2018, 4:46 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

According to table 16.3 on page 230, 1.2 percent of women aged 15-49 experienced sexual violence in 2013. Of those women, 45.5% reported seeking help to stop violence, 6.9% never sought help, but told someone, and 37.7% never sought help, and never told anyone. This data was gathered through a survey (TPJ – CODER COMMENT).
April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, the Gambia launched their national action plan in 2014 (MB-Coder Comment).
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2013 DHS survey of Gambia, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 60.9%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 28.6%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 10.1%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 20.2%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 17.7%. This information was compiled by Professor Andrea...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the previous reports, the State party has ratified or acceded to the following instruments: (a) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto, in 2015; (b) Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, in 2010" (page 2). "The Committee notes that the adherence of the State party to the nine major international human rights instruments would enhance the enjoyment by women of their human rights and fundamental freedoms in all aspects of life. The Committee therefore encourages the...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, IW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is deeply concerned about the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society. It also remains concerned about the very high prevalence of harmful practices, in particular female genital mutilation, child marriage, polygamy and levirate, and the fact that they are not prohibited by law. The Committee urges the State party: (a) To adopt legal provisions explicitly prohibiting harmful practices, such as polygamy, child marriage, female genital mutilation, levirate and unequal inheritance rights for women, provide for adequate sanctions and ensure the effective implementation of the provisions; (b) To expeditiously adopt a comprehensive strategy...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The Committee notes the efforts made by the State party to improve the health status of women, but notes with concern: (a) The high rates of maternal mortality and child mortality" (page 9).
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-LAW-1, IAW-PRACTICE-1, IAD-PRACTICE-1, DMW-PRACTICE-1, PW-PRACTICE-3, POLY-LAW-1

"The Committee is deeply concerned about the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society. It also remains concerned about the very high prevalence of harmful practices, in particular female genital mutilation, child marriage, polygamy and levirate, and the fact that they are not prohibited by law. The Committee urges the State party: (a) To adopt legal provisions explicitly prohibiting harmful practices, such as polygamy, child marriage, female genital mutilation, levirate and unequal inheritance rights for women, provide for adequate sanctions and ensure the effective implementation of the provisions; (b) To expeditiously adopt a comprehensive strategy...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, LRW-LAW-2, DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-LAW-2

"The Committee notes the adoption in 2013 of the Domestic Violence Act and the Sexual Offences Act, but is concerned that violence against women remains widespread. It is particularly concerned about: (a) The lack of criminalization of marital rape and the unclear provisions in the Domestic Violence Act relating to the definition of “aggravated” domestic violence and allowing for out-of-court settlements, which often do not take into account women’s best interests; (b) The insufficient implementation of the Domestic Violence Act and the Sexual Offences Act owing, for example, to a lack of resources and the absence of regulations, guidelines and effective reporting mechanisms; (c) The lack of support for women...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party on its delegation, which was headed by the Acting Deputy Solicitor General and Curator of Intestate Estates, Isatou Alwar Graham, and included representatives of the Office of the Vice-President and the National Women’s Bureau" (page 1). "The Committee is concerned that coordination between the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, the National Women’s Council and its Bureau remains weak, that their responsibilities are not clearly defined and that they have insufficient capacity, resources, autonomy and/or authority. It is also concerned about the insufficient implementation to date of the Gender and Women’s Empowerment Policy 2010 2020. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Expeditiously review the...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1, ISTD-DATA-1, ISTD-DATA-2, DSFMF-DATA-1

"The Committee notes the efforts made by the State party to improve the health status of women, but notes with concern: . . . (d) The disproportionately high HIV prevalence among women and the prevalence of mother-to-child transmission of HIV; . . . The Committee recommends that the State party: . . . (f) Increase efforts to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS among women as well as mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and ensure the availability of antiretroviral drugs for women living with HIV" (page 9-10).
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is concerned about reports that women human rights defenders, in particular those working on sexual and reproductive health and rights, face harassment, attacks, threats and intimidation. The Committee recommends that the State party create an enabling environment for the participation in public life of women human rights defenders, including those working on sexual and reproductive health and rights, in accordance with international standards, and protect them from harassment, intimidation and violence" (page 7). "The Committee commends the State party for achieving gender parity in enrolment in primary education and for setting up a trust fund for girls’ education, but remains concerned about: . . . (f) Reports of...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee remains deeply concerned that the practice of female genital mutilation remains widespread, affecting the vast majority of girls and women. While noting that the State party accepted a recommendation in the context of the universal periodic review in 2015 to adopt and implement effective legislation aimed at banning the practice, the Committee is concerned that the State party has adopted no time frame to implement the recommendation. The Committee urges the State party: (a) To expedite the adoption of legislation criminalizing female genital mutilation, prosecute and adequately punish those responsible, and compensate victims; (b) To raise awareness among health practitioners regarding female genital mutilation and the remedies and...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee is concerned that coordination between the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, the National Women’s Council and its Bureau remains weak, that their responsibilities are not clearly defined and that they have insufficient capacity, resources, autonomy and/or authority. It is also concerned about the insufficient implementation to date of the Gender and Women’s Empowerment Policy 2010 2020. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Expeditiously review the national machinery for the advancement of women with a view to ensuring coordination between the relevant institutions and ensuring that each institution has clearly defined responsibilities and adequate capacity, resources, autonomy and/or authority to operate effectively; (b) Conduct a midterm evaluation of...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1, ABO-LAW-1

"The Committee notes the efforts made by the State party to improve the health status of women, but notes with concern: (a) The high rates of maternal mortality and child mortality; (b) The high number of adolescent pregnancies and the insufficient measures taken to ensure access to sexual and reproductive health services and information, including modern contraceptives; (c) The fact that abortion is criminalized except when the life or health of the pregnant woman is at risk, and the impact that that has on the high maternal mortality rate; (d) The disproportionately high HIV prevalence among women and the prevalence of mother-to-child transmission of HIV; (e) The fact that, in...more