Country Gambia
Year 2014
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Sexual violence

Brief Description

The Criminal Code provides for traditional offences relating to sexual violence against women such as rape. According to section 122, the maximum punishment for rape is life imprisonment, and the maximum punishment for attempted rape is 7 years.

Source of Information

The Government of Gambia, National Review on Beijing +20 2014, Section 5.4.3 pg 33


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