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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Rep, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Greece, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Malawi, Malta, Mongolia, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

1.0
July 12, 2021, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"Most countries in West Africa, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo, have adopted laws prohibiting FGM" (para 16).
June 26, 2021, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"From the Social perspective, you are a founder member of B.A.F.R.O.W. (a well known registered N.G.O. for Women Empowerment)" (para 4).
June 26, 2021, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"His Excellency Mr.Ousainou Darboe, the then Vice President, was relieved of his post, and he was succeeded by Her Excellency DR. Isatou Touray... the former Health Minister, and [Touray is] now overseeing The Ministry Of Health" (para 1). "[Touray's] recent and well deserved Official appointment as, Her Excellency The Vice President Of The Gambia, by His Excellency President Adama Barrow, is indeed a bold step in the right direction, for Women’s Empowerment in The Gambia" (para 7).
June 18, 2021, 4:34 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: IIP-LAW-1

"One of the few female taxi drivers in the country, Bintou Saho has encouraged women to venture into the taxi business" (para 1). This insinuates that it is legal for women to drive in Gambia (CAT - CODER COMMENT)
June 18, 2021, 4:31 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Bumsters are young men who approach tourists offering help; be it romantic, tourist, social or to act as a guide – basically anything they can do to get some money. The best way to avoid this is to be polite but firm and decline any unwanted help or conversation. Bumsters seem to target women in particular, so women should avoid walking alone, particularly after dark in The Gambia. These guys often use romance in hopes of gaining money or in the hope of departing The Gambia through marriage to a foreigner" (para 8).
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Togo, Uganda
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

4.0
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 83% of births in Gambia were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were 1.06 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Gambia" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Gambia was 15.4 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Gambia was 15.4 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Gambia was 57.5% (p 68).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Lesotho, Liberia, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Yemen
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

4.0
April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

2.0
April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 83% of births in Gambia were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Gambia was 60.6 years for males and 63.3 years for females" (p 44).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Gambia was 58 per 1000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Gambia was 597 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Gambia was 597 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 30, 2021, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"From 2010-2017 in Gambia the proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15-49 years subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months was 7%" (p 68).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Gambia of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 37.6%" (p 52).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Gambia is 86.0 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 52).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 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

4.0
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:41 p.m.
Countries: Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Cameroon, Chad, Colombia, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

Table 3: Percentage of women-headed households, rural and urban, latest available year (1990–2004) shows the difference in percentage of female headed houses between rural and urban areas (pp. 15-16).
Jan. 29, 2021, 5:57 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

“Almost everyone who practises FGM believes it is a religious obligation, and this religious scholar has told us that this is not the case” (para 7).
Jan. 29, 2021, 5:57 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“Jaha Dukureh, the face of a Guardian campaign to raise awareness of FGM in the US, who has taken her campaign back to her home country, said equipping young people at the event with religious arguments was vital in the battle to end FGM within a generation” (para 6). “Amie Bojang-Sissoko, a veteran anti-FGM campaigner, who has worked with the Gambian feminist organisation Gamcotrap for more than 20 years, said she hoped young people would go directly to the Qur’an to arm themselves with the facts” (para 12). “Bojang-Sissoko said that the youth summit had given new energy to the campaign to end FGM in Gambia, adding that she hoped...more
Jan. 29, 2021, 5:57 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-1

“Taking on the religious arguments used to justify FGM – a procedure that can create lifelong mental and physical problems for the women subjected to it – was key to altering preconceptions and practices across the country, where almost 80% of girls were cut as children, Jaiteh said” (para 3).
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

3.0
Dec. 30, 2020, 11:56 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-1

According to the CIA World Factbook, men and women can both volunteer for Gambian military service at age 18.