Laws and international treaties which the Gambia has ratified, and enable or restrict women´s possibilities in the Gambia will be listed here:
This information is taken from Sulayman Bokar Bah on Facebook 12/11 2017:
Some of the progressive programmes and legislations made by the APRC government to protect and empower Gambian women`s.
- 2013 – Domestic Violence Act
2. 2013 – Sexual Offences Act
3. 2010 – Women`s Act
4. 2008 – Legal Aid Act
5. 2007 – Trafficking in Persons Act
APRC Policy frameworks for the elimination of discrimination against women and the promotion of gender equality.
- 2014-2019 – Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project.
2. 2013-2017 – National Plan of Action on Gender-based Violence.
3. 2010-2020 – Gender and Women’s Empowerment Policy.
4. 2004-2015 – National Education Policy.
Also from Sulayman Bokar Bah1 on Facebook 10/11-17
SIGNED INTERNATIONAL TREATIES
CAT-Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment – Signed 23rd October 1985.
CEDAW – Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women – Signed 29th July 1980.
CRC – Convention on the Rights of the Child – Signed 05 February 1990
CRC-OP-AC – Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict – Signed 21st December 2000.
CRC-OP-SC – Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography – Signed 21st December 2000.
RATIFIED INTERNATIONAL TREATIES
CCPR – International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – Ratified 22 March 1979 (a)
CEDAW – Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women – Ratified 16 April 1993.
CERD – International Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Racial Discrimination – Ratified, 29 December 1978 (a).
CESCR – International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – Ratified, 29 December 1978 (a).
CRC – Convention on the Rights of the Child – Ratified, 08 August 1990.
CRC-OP-SC – Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography – Ratified, 08 April 2010.
CRPD – Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Ratified, 07 June 2015 (a).
UNSIGNED INTERNATIONAL TREATIES
CAT-OP – Optional Protocol of the Convention against Torture.
CCPR-OP2-DP – Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aiming to the abolition of the death penalty.
CED – Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.
CMW – International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families.
Note: So far, the PPP government made more commitment towards the protection of rights but disregarded key covenants such as abolition of the death penalty and the optional protocol against torture.
The APRC made a lesser commitment to the ratification of important human rights treaties such as CAT, OP-CAT and CPED.
The Coalition Government is yet to make a single commitment as of today, as published the United Nations.