Country Gambia
Year 2016
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Child, early and forced marriage

Brief Description

Passed by the National Assembly in July 2016, the amendment to the Children's Act of 2005 is responsible for legally banning child marriage, with offenders being at the risk for getting 20 years imprisonment. Furthermore, the act also criminalises aiding and abetting of child marriage as a punishable offence. 

Source of Information

Gambia's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.49

For more information: Children National Assembly of the Gambia, Call to Action: Gambia We Want