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Latest items for Guinea

July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The minimum age of consensual sex is 15" (p. 18).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Punishment if convicted of sex with a child under age 15 is three to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to two million GNF ($220)" (p. 18).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-LAW-1

"The electoral code requires at least 30 percent of candidates for any party competing for seats in the National Assembly to be women. Not every party adhered to this rule, which was not enforced" (p. 14).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2

"Victims reported less than 1 percent of these crimes to police due to custom, fear of stigmatization and reprisal, and lack of cooperation from investigating police or gendarmes" (p. 16).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"25 of the 114 National Assembly deputies" are women (p.14).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law also prohibits child pornography" (p. 18).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"UNICEF reported 96 percent of women and girls ages 15 to 49 in the country had undergone the procedure" (p. 16).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Approximately 56 percent of girls attended primary school, compared with 66 percent of boys. Government figures indicated 11 percent of girls obtained a secondary education, compared with 21 percent of boys" (p. 18).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Rape is punishable by five to 20 years in prison" (p. 16).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The law prohibits FGM/C. The law provides for a penalty of up to life in prison or death if the victim dies within 40 days of the procedure. The child code provides for minimum imprisonment of three months to two years and fines from 300,000 to one million GNF ($33 to $110) for perpetrators who do not inflict severe injury or death. If the victim is severely injured or dies, the child code specifies imprisonment of five to 20 years and a fine of up to three million GNF ($330)" (p. 16).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"The government also cooperated with NGOs in their efforts to eradicate FGM/C and educate health workers, state employees, and citizens on the dangers of the practice. More than 60 health facilities had integrated FGM/C prevention into prenatal, neonatal, and immunization services. A trend for medically trained staff to perform FGM/C under conditions that were more hygienic continued. While the “medicalization” of the practice may have decreased some of the negative health consequences of the procedure, it did not eliminate all health risks; it also delayed the development of effective and long-term solutions for the abandonment of the practice" (p. 17).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law does not address spousal rape" (p. 16).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law prescribes penalties of five to 10 years’ imprisonment for all forms of child trafficking, including the commercial sexual exploitation of children, but it was a problem" (p. 18).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law does not directly address domestic violence, although authorities may file charges under general assault, which carries sentences of two to five years in prison and fines of 50,000 to 300,000 GNF ($5.50 to $33)" (p. 16).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal age for marriage is 21 for men and 17 for girls, but tradition permits marriage at age 14" (p. 18).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape and domestic violence" (p. 16).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Five of 34 cabinet ministers were women" (p. 14).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The 2014 labor code prohibits all forms of workplace harassment, including sexual harassment; the constitution prohibits harassment based on sex, race, ethnicity, political opinions, or other grounds. As of September the Ministry of Labor had not documented any case of sexual harassment, despite its frequency. The 2016 criminal code penalizes sexual harassment" (p. 17).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Government policy provides for tuition-free, compulsory primary education for all children up to 16 years of age" (p. 17).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 17).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children derive citizenship by birth within the country, marriage, naturalization, or parental heritage" (p. 17).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"Violence against a woman that causes an injury is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to 30,000 Guinean francs (GNF) ($3.30). If the injury causes mutilation, amputation, or other loss of body parts, it is punishable by 20 years’ imprisonment; if the victim dies, the crime is punishable by life imprisonment" (p. 16).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, East Timor, Egypt, Eritrea, Fiji, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Laos, Lesotho, Macedonia, Maldives, Mali, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Taiwan, Ukraine
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Guinea can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Guinea law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Guinea (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Guinea is not free and compulsory (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Guinea, there is an explicit restriction on a woman becoming head of household or head of family, e.g., a provision stating that only men or husbands can be so designated or that men lead or represent the family, or a male is designated as the default family member who receives the family book or equivalent document that is necessary for access to services (92).
April 5, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Guinea law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Guinea is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment, but not in education. There are criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment, but there are no civil remedies (92).