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Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Belize, Benin, Botswana, Brunei, Central African Rep, Comoros, D R Congo, Gambia, Haiti, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Maldives, Mali, Nigeria, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Vanuatu, Yemen
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

3.0
Oct. 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Oct. 16, 2019, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"The 2007 anti-trafficking law allowed foreign victims to obtain temporary residence visas for the duration of legal proceedings, but there were no other legal alternatives provided in cases in which foreign trafficking victims removed to their countries of origin may have faced hardship or retribution" (210-211)
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The 2007 Trafficking in Persons Act, as amended in 2010, criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of 50 years to life imprisonment and a fine of between 50,000 and 500,000 dalasi ($1,000-$10,000). These penalties were sufficiently stringent and, with respect to sex trafficking, commensurate with penalties prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape" (210).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"away from the shelter and their whereabouts were unknown. The fourth victim, a minor, was repatriated back to her home in Nigeria with the assistance of an international organization. The shelter could assist Gambian victims exploited abroad after their repatriation, as well as both foreign and domestic victims. An international organization assisted the government to repatriate trafficking victims from Lebanon identified in previous reporting periods. During the reporting period, the government also secured funding from an international organization for trafficking victims repatriated from Lebanon in 2016; the victims received a reintegration package equivalent to 50,000 dalasi ($1,000) to be used for vocational training. NAATIP also partnered with an NGO to...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in The Gambia, and traffickers exploit victims from The Gambia abroad. Within The Gambia, women, girls, and—to a lesser extent—boys are subjected to sex trafficking, forced labor in street vending, and domestic servitude. Women and children from West African countries are recruited for sex trafficking in The Gambia. Some families encouraged their children to endure such exploitation for financial gain. Reporting from an international organization indicates the number of boys exploited in commercial sex trafficking is growing. Child sex tourists primarily from Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Scandinavian countries, and the United Kingdom and subject the majority...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of The Gambia does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so; therefore The Gambia was downgraded to Tier 3. Despite the lack of significant efforts, the government took some steps to address trafficking, including continuing to partner with an NGO to prevent forced begging in Quranic schools and doubling the National Agency Against Trafficking in Persons’ (NAATIP) budget for 2019. However, the government did not complete any trafficking prosecutions for the second consecutive year, did not investigate cases of child sex tourism even after NGOs brought such accusations to authorities, identified and assisted the fewest...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government identified and referred four sex trafficking victims to care—the lowest number of identified victims in five years—compared with identifying and referring 91 potential trafficking victims to care the previous reporting period" (210). Three victims were women and one girl (CCS-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Most cases of domestic violence went unreported due to victims’ fear of reprisal, unequal power relations, stigma, discrimination, and pressure from family and friends not to report" (p. 12).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment and conviction provides for a one-year mandatory prison sentence" (p. 13).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The penalty for rape is life imprisonment; however, rape was a widespread problem. The maximum penalty for attempted rape is seven years’ imprisonment without an option of a fine" (p. 12).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Despite the law the practice was very prevalent, with approximately 76 percent of girls and women between the ages of 15-49 believed to have undergone FGM/C" (p. 12).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"Approximately 33 percent of girls below the age of 18 were married, and 8.6 percent before the age of 15" (p. 15).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law provides for 14 years’ imprisonment for conviction of commercial sexual exploitation of children and five years for involvement in child pornography" (p. 15).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"In 2016 the National Assembly made the marriage of children under 18 illegal under the Children’s (Amendment) Act 2016" (p. 14).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The penalty for rape is life imprisonment; however, rape was a widespread problem" (p. 12). "The minimum age for consensual sex is 18 years" (p. 15).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"Legislation passed in 2015 bans FGM/C . The law stipulates imprisonment of not more than three years, a fine of D50,000 ($1,060), or both, for anyone found to have circumcised a female child; if the child dies, the penalty is life imprisonment. Failure to report the practice may lead to a fine of D10,000 ($210)" (p. 12).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Gambia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2010 revealed that approximately 90 per cent of children between ages two and 14 were subjected to at least one form of psychological and/or physical abuse, while 18 percent were severely punished physically" (p. 14).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Spousal rape is not illegal and was widespread;, police generally considered it a domestic issue outside its jurisdiction" (p. 12).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The constitution and law mandate compulsory, tuition-free education through the secondary level. Under the tuition-free education plan, however, families often must pay fees for books, uniforms, lunch, school fund contributions, and examination fees" (p. 13).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"An estimated 75 percent of primary school-age children enrolled in primary schools. Girls constituted approximately half of primary school students and a third of high school students" (p. 13).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 13).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2

"Conviction of domestic violence carries a fine of D50,000 ($1,060), imprisonment of two years, or both" (p. 12).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children derive citizenship by birth within the country’s territory or through either parent" (p. 13).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Authorities generally enforced the law when cases of child abuse or mistreatment came to their attention and imposed criminal penalties in serious cases" (p. 14).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, China, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Niger, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

3.0
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

4.0
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).