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Latest items for Guinea-Bissau

Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Niger, North Korea, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

2.0
Oct. 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Benin, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo, D R Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, Laos, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, North Korea, Peru, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

0.0
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Public Law 12/2011 criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of three to 15 years’ imprisonment and the confiscation of any proceeds from the crime. These penalties were sufficiently stringent and, with regard to sex trafficking, commensurate with penalties prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape. In February 2019, the government drafted amendments to the Code of Child Protection in an effort to harmonize it with international laws on human trafficking, but the legislature had not yet adopted the amendments by the end of the reporting period" (227).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Guinea-Bissau, and traffickers exploit victims from Guinea-Bissau abroad (…) Bissau-Guinean girls are exploited in domestic servitude and in sex trafficking in bars, nightclubs, and hotels in Bissau. Bissau-Guinean girls from the Bijagos—and to a lesser extent mainland girls and boys—are exploited in child sex tourism in the Bijagos, an archipelago off the coast of Guinea-Bissau that is far from the mainland and largely devoid of government and law enforcement presence. Although the extent of the problem is unknown, it is widely acknowledged among civil society, NGOs, and mid-level government officials" (228).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Guinea-Bissau does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated significant efforts during the reporting period by initiating its first trafficking prosecution; identifying more victims and referring them to care; increasing public awareness campaigns; finalizing and implementing a new code of conduct for the tourism industry in Bijagos, Sao Domingos, Cacheu, and Bissau; and increasing communication between government and NGOs on the problem of forced begging among talibés. However, the government did not demonstrate overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period. The government has never convicted a trafficker, including corrupt Quranic...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government identified 172 total victims in 2018, including 171 forced child begging victims, and one victim of sexual exploitation, and referred all victims to care. It also identified seven forced marriage victims, some of whom may have been trafficking victims, as well. This compares to 22 trafficking victims and 53 potential victims in 2017, and zero trafficking victims in 2016. The government, with the help of NGOs, identified and assisted 171 victims in 2018" (227).
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

4.0
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The rape law carries a penalty for conviction of two to 12 years in prison" (p. 9).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"There is a statutory rape law prohibiting sex with a person under age 16" (p. 9).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"No law prohibits domestic violence, but it, including wife beating, was widespread" (p. 8).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The child code bans child trafficking and provides for three to 10 years’ imprisonment for conviction of the crime" (p. 12).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law prohibits rape, including spousal rape, and provides penalties for conviction of two to 12 years in prison" (p. 8).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived by birth within the country or from citizen parents" (p. 9).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The law prohibits FGM/C. Conviction for its practice is punishable by a fine of up to five million CFA francs ($9,190) and five years in prison" (p. 8).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Muslim preachers and scholars called for the eradication of FGM/C. The Joint Program on FGM/C of the UN Population Fund and UNICEF worked with the Ministry of Justice to strengthen the dissemination and application of the law by building the capacities of officials responsible for program implementation" (p. 8).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age of marriage is 16 for both genders" (p. 9).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 8).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The 102-member National Assembly had only 14 female members" (p. 7).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"The April 2017 UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau’s Report on the Right of Health in Guinea-Bissau estimated that 45 percent of the female population had undergone the FGM/C procedure" (p. 8).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, LRW-LAW-3

"The law permits prosecution of rape only when reported by the victim, which observers noted was rare due to victims’ fear of social stigma and retribution" (p. 8).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography" (p. 9).
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"There is no law prohibiting sexual harassment, and it was widespread" (p. 8).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, China, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Niger, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

3.0
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Guinea-Bissau law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment, but the dismissal of pregnant workers in Guinea-Bissau is not prohibited. There is no legislation on sexual harassment in employment, or in education. There are no criminal penalties or civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Guinea-Bissau can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Guinea-Bissau can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (92). A woman in Guinea-Bissau can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Guinea-Bissau (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Guinea-Bissau law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (92).
April 7, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Guinea-Bissau provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (92).