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May 23, 2024, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Soliciting in a public place is illegal under Art 408 of new Penal Code. Buying sex is not criminalized. Yes, aiding and assisting the 'prostitution' of another is illegal, as is living on the earnings/living with a person in 'prostitution', acting as an intermediary, hiring, training or maintaining a person involved in 'prostitution' (Art 407 new Penal Code)"(1-3). Source: https://www.nswp.org/country/gabon. "The government maintained law enforcement efforts. Articles 225 to 225-7 of the 2020 revised penal code criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking, prescribing penalties of up to seven years’ imprisonment and a fine of 100 million Central African francs (CFA) ($162,920) for trafficking offenses involving adult victims, and up to...more
May 23, 2024, 9:43 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Soliciting in a public place is illegal under Art 408 of new Penal Code. Buying sex is not criminalized. Yes, aiding and assisting the 'prostitution' of another is illegal, as is living on the earnings/living with a person in 'prostitution', acting as an intermediary, hiring, training or maintaining a person involved in 'prostitution' (Art 407 new Penal Code)"(1-3). Source: https://www.nswp.org/country/gabon. "The government maintained law enforcement efforts. Articles 225 to 225-7 of the 2020 revised penal code criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking, prescribing penalties of up to seven years’ imprisonment and a fine of 100 million Central African francs (CFA) ($162,920) for trafficking offenses involving adult victims, and up to...more
May 9, 2024, 11:04 a.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

Is selling sex criminalised? Soliciting in a public place is illegal under Art 408 of new Penal Code. Is buying sex criminalised? No. Is organising/managing criminalised? Yes, aiding and assisting the 'prostitution' of another is illegal, as is living on the earnings/living with a person in 'prostitution', acting as an intermediary, hiring, training or maintaining a person involved in 'prostitution' (Art 407 new Penal Code).
March 31, 2024, 3:14 p.m.
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Variables: TRAFF-SCALE-1

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March 30, 2024, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

According to the U.S. State Department's 2023 TIP report, Gabon ranks as a Tier 2 Watch List country (85).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"Rural women play an active role in the decision-making process within their communities when they have responsibilities as heads of associations or village chiefs. This participation is increased through community associations and agricultural cooperatives" (22).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: WR-PRACTICE-2

"The assistance programme provides for access to health care (National Health Insurance and Social Protection Fund), microcredits for income-generating activities (National Fund for Social Action), food aid, assistance to girl mothers and assistance for widows" (24).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: WR-PRACTICE-1

"The most common type of union is customary marriage, and 84 per cent of surviving spouses had contracted such a union with their deceased spouse" (26).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: WR-DATA-1

"Gabon has 29,707 surviving spouses. Women are over-represented in this group (26,436 surviving spouses), including in rural areas (10,091). Indeed, the overwhelming majority of surviving spouses (89 per cent of the total) are women (26,436), while women account for only 48 per cent of the total population" (26). Table titled “Number of surviving spouses and distribution by sex, province and area of residence” shows the number of urban and rural men and women in each province and Gabon overall. In the province of Estauire there are 995 urban men, 7689 urban women, 147 rural men, and 954 rural women. This provides a total of 8684 urban residents, 1101 rural residents,...more
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"For several years the Observatory has worked consistently to disseminate information on women's rights by issuing a number of leaflets to help women to learn about their rights and be aware of mechanisms available to assist them" (5).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"[There is] a committee that monitors action to combat child trafficking, regulated by Order No. 001058/PM/MSNASBE on the establishment" (11). "To combat cross-border trafficking in children, the Government signed cooperation agreements on 25 September 2018 with the Togolese Republic and on 8 November 2018 with the Republic of Benin" (12).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"Knitting courses have been provided by NGOs such as ARC-EN-CIEL" (28).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

"[T]he State, through the National Health Insurance and Social Protection Fund [provides training for] single mothers" (29).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"An observatory on the rights of the child and the family was set up in order to better monitor and evaluate measures taken to protect women's rights" (10).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"[A]wareness campaigns are regularly conducted by the Government to encourage women to take ownership of their rights and to assert them when they are victims" (10). "[T]he [GRAINE] programme has assisted 833 women, out of a total 1,389 beneficiaries, with the development of farming cooperatives" (16). "Gabon has initiated the Capacity Building for Youth Employability and Social Protection Improvement Project… The project specifically takes girls and women into consideration" (16). "The [Social Protection] Fund also provides vocational and technical training to young women and unqualified women, to give them access to the formal sector" (17).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"[T]he husband cannot opt for the polygamous regime without the consent of his wife (article 178)" (29). "The Gabonese Civil Code, in its article 177, recognizes two types of matrimonial regime (polygamous and monogamous)" (29).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"[I]n 2018[,] civil society organizations (Cris de femme, Agir pour le genre and ADDEFE) were extensively involved in the events held for International Widows' Day" (4). "several nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working in Gabon to protect women's rights undertake activities related to psychological care" (11).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2, ISTD-DATA-3

The untitled table shows “indicators/year, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017”. The No. of persons living with HIV were 47948 in 2012,50493 in 2015, 51000 in 2016, and 56426 in 2017. The No. of persons living with HIV receiving ART [(Anti-Retroviral Treatment)] were 14646 in 20012, 27037 in 2015, 30372 in 2016, and 33249 in 2017. The total rate of ART coverage was 30.35 percent in 2012, 53.79 percent in 2015, and 59.55 percent in 2016. The rate of ART coverage among adults was 32.48 percent in 2012, 54.48 percent in 2015, and 62.22 percent in 2016. The number of HIV-positive adults was 9257 in 2015, 1912 in 2016, and 9083 in...more
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"Article 2 of the Act [No. 11/2016] provides that 'murder committed with removal of organs or other parts of the human body for fetishistic, witchcraft-related and/or commercial purposes shall be punished by life imprisonment. Anyone convicted of the crimes covered by the above article shall not benefit from any pardon, amnesty, conditional release or parole, or any other kind of sentence adjustment'" (3-4, 9-10).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"The measures taken to reduce the maternal mortality rate include: The adoption of the 2003-2015 National Policy on Reproductive Health, [t]he promotion, or advocacy, of family planning, under the third strategic pillar (improvement of maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health) of the operational health plan" (17).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"The most common type of union is customary marriage" (26).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: MARR-LAW-5

"The Gabonese Civil Code, in its article 177, recognizes two types of matrimonial regime (polygamous and monogamous). However, the regime is chosen by the two spouses by consensus" (29).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Each establishment has its own provisions (set out in the school regulations) that prohibit, inter alia, acts of sexual violence" (15).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"[I]n the absence of specific legislation, the Penal Code establishes penalties for rape" (10).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"A total of 144 women with disabilities received training in project set-up, small business accounts and the requirements for associations and cooperatives. Those women have opened bank accounts" (23). "15 women have received e-money chips financed by the National Fund for Social Action and have been introduced to electronic banking in rural Mekambo (five women), Akieni (five women) and Minvoul (five women)" (23). "[In rural areas, Gabonese women] are also constrained in their efforts by the lack of access to information and technologies that would help them to expand their [entrepeneural] activities" (23).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"Training courses, and agricultural support and guidance, have been provided for women's cooperatives to support them in developing their organizations" (16). "Cooperatives headed by women received 266 land titles" (21).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"[T]he network of women senators of Gabon has conducted a capacity-building programme since 2017 with the support of the United Nations system" (13). "[W]e are pleased by the entry into Government of two women graduates of the training programme and a dozen women parliamentarians" (14).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"[T]he quotas for women and young people as candidates for political elections and for women as candidates for senior government positions are now regulated by Act No. 09/2016 of 5 September 2016. The quotas are intended to increase the direct and active participation of women and young people in political life and public administration" (4). "Parliament adopted Act No. 9/2006 of 5 September 2016 establishing quotas for women and young people as candidates for political elections and for women as candidates for senior government positions. Nonetheless, despite the enactment of this legislation, women remain poorly represented in decision making positions" (7).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"The Quota Act, a parliamentary initiative, has been adopted to enable women to participate with a 30-per-cent share as candidates for decision-making posts at the policy and institutional levels" (2). "Act No. 9/2016 of 5 September 2016 sets the quotas for women and young people as candidates for political posts at 30 per cent and for women for senior government positions at 30 per cent" (12, 13). "The adoption of the Quota Act, [] specifies that women and young people should account for 30 per cent of candidates for decision-making posts" (30).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"[I]n the introductory section on fundamental principles and rights, the constitutional revision of 12 January 2018 establishes, in paragraph 24, that the State shall promote equal access for women and men to electoral mandates and political and professional responsibilities" (12-13).