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Gambia: Information on state protection available to female victims of domestic violence

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 June 1995
Citation / Document Symbol GMB20995.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Gambia: Information on state protection available to female victims of domestic violence, 1 June 1995, GMB20995.E, available at: [accessed 27 November 2015]
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No information could be found on the above-mentioned subject among the sources consulted by the DIRB. For general information, please consult Responses to Information Requests GMB16125.E of 18 January 1994 and GMB17228.E of 27 May 1994.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential.

Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series.

Amnesty International Report.

DIRB Country File.

Dossier: Women Living Under Muslim Laws.

The Europa World Yearbook.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) reports.

Gambia: Profile of Asylum Claims and Country Conditions.

Human Rights Watch World Report.

News from Africa Watch.

Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World.

Socio-legal Status of Muslim Women.

United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Reports.

West Africa.

WEP International News Bulletin.

Women in Muslim Family Law.

Women's International Network News.

On line searches of news articles.

Oral Sources.

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