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Latest items for Gambia

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).
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).