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Gambia

Ranking: 126 / 167 | Index Value: 0.638

Gambia’s Performance on the
Women, Peace, and Security Index

Compared to 44 Other Countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa Region

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Inclusion

Women’s Mean Years of Schooling 2017 data is not available for this country

0 15 Gambia 2.9 2019 Best in Group 2019 South Africa 9.9 Worst in Group 2019 Burkina Faso 1

Women's Employment (%) 2017 data is not available for this country

0 100 Gambia 53.8 2019 Best in Group 2019 Rwanda 92.9 Worst in Group 2019 Somalia 19.8

Women's Cellphone Use (%)

0 100 Gambia 81.8 2017 & 2019 Best in Group 2019 Gabon 87.9 Worst in Group 2019 South Sudan 27

Women's Financial Inclusion (%) 2017 and 2019 data is not available for this country

0 100 Best in Group 2019 Mauritius 87.1 Worst in Group 2019 South Sudan 4.7

Women's Share of Parliament Seats (%)

0 100 2017 9.4 Gambia 10.3 2019 Best in Group 2019 Rwanda 55.7 Worst in Group 2019 Nigeria 5.8

Justice

Discriminatory Norms (%) 2017 and 2019 data is not available for this country

100 0 Best in Group 2019 Rwanda 6 Worst in Group 2019 Niger 33

Son Bias (Male to female birth ratio)

1.2 0 Gambia 1.03 2017 & 2019 Best in Group 2019 Guinea 1.02 Worst in Group 2019 Nigeria 1.06

Legal Discrimination Against Women

84 0 2017 28 Gambia 24 2019 Best in Group 2019 Cabo Verde 14 Worst in Group 2019 Sudan 49

Security

Organized Violence (Battle Deaths per 100,000)

200 0 Gambia 0 2017 & 2019 Best in Group 2019 Cabo Verde 0 Worst in Group 2019 Central African Republic 20.4

Women's Perception of Community Safety (%)

0 100 Gambia 37.1 2017 & 2019 Best in Group 2019 Somalia 85.9 Worst in Group 2019 Botswana 23.4

Current Intimate Partner Violence (%) 2017 data is not available for this country

100 0 Gambia 7.3 2019 Best in Group 2019 Comoros 4.9 Worst in Group 2019 South Sudan 47