Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :33.5 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 10.4 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : Official National Statistics Not Available

Child Marriage :25.7 % (3)

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting :75.7 % (4)

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Gender Equality Indexes:

Gender Inequality Index Rank :148 (5)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :127 (6)

Gambia Search Data

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The 2019-20 Gambia Demographic and Health Survey

Gambia | 2019 | 2020

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Violence against women module in survey

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Training Manual on Female Genital Mutilation

Gambia | 2019

Type of Measure : Health > Training

Form of Violence : Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)


Children's Act 2016 (Amendment)

Gambia | 2016

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Child, early and forced marriage


Training Manual on Gender- Based Violence and Violence Against Women

Gambia | 2016

Type of Measure : Police > Training

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Media Programmes on Women and Youth

Gambia | 2015

Type of Measure : Work with public private sectors > Media

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Section 121 of the Criminal Code (Punitive Actions for Rape)

Gambia | 2014

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


The Gambia National Plan of Action on Gender Based Violence 2013-2017

Gambia | 2013 | 2017

Type of Measure : Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


The Sexual Offenses Act Criminalizing Sexual Violence

Gambia | 2013

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


The Domestic Violence Act (Protecting Survivors of Domestic Violence)

Gambia | 2013

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Demographic and Health Survey 2013

Gambia | 2013

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Violence against women module in survey

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


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(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source:Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBoS) and ICF. 2021. The Gambia Demographic and Health Survey 2019-20. Banjul, The Gambia and Rockville, Maryland, USA: GBoS and ICF.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source:Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBoS) and ICF. 2021. The Gambia Demographic and Health Survey 2019-20. Banjul, The Gambia and Rockville, Maryland, USA: GBoS and ICF.


(3) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases, 2021, based on DHS, MICS and other nationally representative surveys.


(4) Percentage of girls and women aged 15 to 49 years who have undergone FGM/C. Source: UNICEF global databases, 2021, based on DHS, MICS and other nationally representative surveys.


(5) The Gender Inequality Index is a composite measure reflecting inequality between women and men in three different dimensions: reproductive health (maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rate), empowerment (share of parliamentary seats held by women and share of population with at least some secondary education), and labour market participation (labour force participation rate). Source: United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report 2020.


(6) The Global Gender Gap Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education and health criteria. Source: World Economic Forum, the Global Gender Gap Report 2021.