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Latest items for Guinea

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: Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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

"Article 323 of the penal code criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking. Article 324 prescribed penalties of three to seven years’ imprisonment, a fine, or both for adult trafficking, and five to 10 years’ imprisonment, a fine, or both for child trafficking. These penalties were sufficiently stringent. By allowing for a fine in lieu of imprisonment, the penalties for sex trafficking were not commensurate with those prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape. Article 343 of the penal code separately criminalized forced begging and prescribed penalties of one to three years’ imprisonment and a fine; these penalties were not sufficiently stringent" (224).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"The government did not have formal policies to provide temporary or permanent residency to victims from countries where, if repatriated, they would face hardship or retribution, but it could provide work and residence permits to such victims on an ad hoc basis; the government did not report any victims requested these services during the reporting period. There were no reports the government penalized victims for unlawful acts committed as a result of being subjected to trafficking; due to a lack of formal victim identification procedures, however, authorities may have detained, prosecuted, or deported some trafficking victims during the year" (225-226).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Guinea, and traffickers exploit victims from Guinea abroad. Women and children are the most vulnerable to trafficking. Parents send girls to intermediaries who subject them to domestic servitude and sex trafficking (...) Traffickers exploit men, women, and children in forced labor in agriculture. (...) Child sex trafficking is visible in Conakry and in mining cities such as Kamsar, Lero, and Siguiri. Guinean women and girls are victims of domestic servitude and sex trafficking in West Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, as well as the United States. Guinean-Egyptian trafficking networks fraudulently recruit women for domestic...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Guinea does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Guinea was upgraded to Tier 2. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts by investigating, prosecuting, and convicting more traffickers than in the previous reporting period; providing more anti-trafficking training to government officials and NGOs; and conducting additional public awareness campaigns. However, the government did not meet the minimum standards in several key areas. The government did not have adequate victim identification or referral mechanisms, and services were not available to most victims. It...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government did not report comprehensive victim identification data, but reported identifying five potential child trafficking victims en route to exploitation; this compared with 10 trafficking victims and 16 children intercepted en route to exploitation in 2017 and 107 children identified en route to exploitation in 2016. An NGO reported that the CNLTPPA identified 998 foreign minors at border control areas that were involved in trafficking or smuggling schemes" (225).
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

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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).