Posted by in News on September 11, 2015

CEDAW Concluding Observations Highlight Issues Affecting Women in the Gambia

Gambia: The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women concluding observations on the combined fourth and fifth periodic reports of the Gambia has highlighted burning issues in the Gambia that affects women, girls and children.

The committee noted with concern that there have been no prosecutions under the Trafficking in Persons Act 2007 and that only one investigation is currently ongoing.

It is also concerned about the lack of information on the number of victims of trafficking and on the measures taken to address exploitation of prostitution of women and girls and child sex tourism, as well as about the lack of programmes to support women wishing to leave prostitution.

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Source: Allafrica