Combating Sexual Violence In The Gambia

Mamos Media

By Madi Jobarteh

If you wish to discomfort Gambian boys and men talk about rape! For example many men will not like or comment on this post simply because it is about rape! Simple as that.

How many Gambian men are sexual harassers? How many Gambian men used to sexually harass girls when we were boys at 10, 15 or 20 years – in primary and high school, in the neighbourhood, on the beach, at the stadium, at places?

Why do men rape? listen to the experts in this research story….


“It would be fallacious to suggest that rape is equally rampant everywhere around the world. According to a study published in The Lancet, 22.7% of men in China self-identify as rapists, compared to 11.1% in Bangladesh and 15.5% in Sri Lanka. As bad as these figures are, things are much worse in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, where 31.9% and 60.7% of men admit to rape. In Bangladesh, most of these men first committed rape when they were aged 15–19, whereas 60.8% of rapists in China were in the 20–29 age bracket during their first offense. In Bangladesh, 75% of rapists admitted to raping women with multiple perpetrators.”

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