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April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, Guinea launched their national action plan in 2009 and it expired in 2013 (MB-Coder Comment).
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2012 DHS survey of Guinea, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 52.1%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 35.3%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 12.5%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 30.5%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 25.2%. According to a 2005 DHS survey, the...more
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: CUST-LAW-1

"It notes that, according to information given by the State party, the draft Civil Code is compatible with the Convention and will replace all existing discriminatory provisions, such as the provisions about the age of marriage being lower for girls than for boys and about men being the head of the family, thereby having many rights that women do not have, in particular with regard to the custody of minor children" (15).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The Committee remains concerned, however, at...The absence in the State party of a comprehensive law on violence against women and its failure to criminalize marital rape" (8).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee, while welcoming the creation of the National Committee for the Fight against Human Trafficking, which includes civil society representatives, notes with concern that the National Committee does not meet frequently and does not have the necessary human and financial resources. The Committee welcomes the efforts of the State party in the area of international cooperation against trafficking. The Committee is, however, concerned at the lack of resources for the implementation of the national action plan against human trafficking and the absence of a system to collect disaggregated data on trafficking in women and girls to, from and within the State party, as well as to identify women at...more
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is also concerned that women in detention have limited access to effective remedies, including limited access to mechanisms for lodging complaints about their conditions of detention" (5).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption of the following...(d) National strategic framework to combat HIV/AIDS for 2008-2017, including effective means of addressing the concerns of women and girls" (2).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The Committee is concerned, however, about...Women’s limited access to basic health-care services, in particular in rural areas" (13-14). "The Committee is concerned about shortcomings of programmes such as the Country Strategic Opportunities Programme for 2009-2014 and the national agricultural support programme, the extreme poverty and illiteracy among women in rural areas, and the limited access of rural women to land ownership, safe drinking water, health care and legal aid" (14).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"The Committee is nonetheless concerned about the delay in finalizing the reform of the Civil Code and about the introduction of a new discriminatory provision relating to polygamy" (4). "The Committee is concerned, however, about the insertion in the draft Civil Code of a provision allowing polygamy" (15).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the progress that the State party has made to improve the health of women, especially in the area of reproductive health, including the adoption of the national road map for the accelerating the reduction of maternal, newborn and child mortality for 2012-2015, the campaign on accelerated reduction of maternal mortality in Africa and the initiative for the provision of free obstetric care and the creation of midwife networks. The Committee is concerned, however, about: (a) The persisting high maternal mortality rate linked to inadequate prenatal care and the limited number of assisted childbirths, as well as the high number of early pregnancies" (13-14).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"It notes that, according to information given by the State party, the draft Civil Code is compatible with the Convention and will replace all existing discriminatory provisions, such as the provisions about the age of marriage being lower for girls than for boys" (15).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned, however, about: (a) The persisting high maternal mortality rate linked to inadequate prenatal care and the limited number of assisted childbirths, as well as the high number of early pregnancies" (13-14). "The Committee is concerned, however, about...The discontinuation of vocational training for midwives" (13-14).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned, however, about...(b) The continued low enrolment rate of girls, at all levels of education, owing to stereotypes and cultural barriers regarding access by women and girls to education; (c) The high dropout rate among girls, owing, inter alia, to child marriage and early pregnancy, and the lack of measures to support and encourage pregnant girls to stay in school" (11). "The Committee is concerned, however, about...The lack of security for girls in schools and, in particular, the risk of sexual harassment and abuse by teachers" (11).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"It is, however, concerned at the persistence of deeply rooted gender stereotypes, in addition to practices that are harmful to women, such as female genital mutilation, forced marriages, child marriages, polygamy" (7).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"The Committee welcomes the capacity-building activities such as microcredit programmes and the construction of centres supporting the economic empowerment of women" (12). "The Committee is concerned, however, about...The limited access of programmes for the empowerment of women, such as programmes for the reconciliation of family and work responsibilities for women, and the difficulties in fully implementing a microcredit network that covers all parts of the country" (12).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party for its delegation, which was headed by the Minister for Social Action and the Advancement of Women and Children, Sanaba Kaba" (1). "The Committee welcomes the strengthening of the national machinery for the advancement of women by the establishment of gender units in several ministerial departments; the observatory for gender-based violence within the Ministry for Social Action and the Advancement of Women and Children; and the Office for the Protection of Gender, Children and Public Morals within the Ministry for Security and the Protection of the Interior" (6). "The Committee is concerned at the lack, or limited availability, of data disaggregated by sex in...more
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"While noting the State party’s efforts to register all marriages, including marriages conducted by religious or customary authorities, the Committee continues to be concerned that women married under customary law or religious law do not enjoy full access to the rights identified in the Convention" (15).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee, [welcomes] the creation of the National Committee for the Fight against Human Trafficking, which includes civil society representatives" (9).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned, however, about...The continued low enrolment rate of girls, at all levels of education, owing to stereotypes and cultural barriers regarding access by women and girls to education" (11).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee urges the State party, in programming to contain the disease, to consider the gender roles and responsibilities that affect exposure to the disease and core issues such as women’s unequal access to information and unequal access to health care" (13). "The Committee is concerned, however, about...Women’s limited access to basic health-care services, in particular in rural areas; the existence of sociocultural factors that prevent women from accessing those services" (13-14).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2007 of the State party’s combined fourth to sixth periodic reports (CEDAW/C/GIN/4-6) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption in 2010 of the following: (a) New Constitution, recognizing in article 8 the principle of equality for men and women under the law" (2).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee remains concerned, however, at: (a) The persisting high prevalence of violence against women, including domestic violence, sexual violence, rape and sexual harassment, as well as the limited number of investigations, prosecutions and convictions in such cases" (8).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The Committee notes with concern that certain provisions of the Civil Code continue to contradict article 9 of the Convention and discriminate against Guinean women, since only men transmit their nationality automatically to their children" (10).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"The Committee commends the efforts of the State party to contain the Ebola outbreak. It is concerned, however, about the impact of the outbreak on women’s life and health and about how women’s roles as caregivers put them at greater risk of infection" (13).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"The Committee is concerned, however, about...The limited representation of women (10 per cent) in the economically active population of the formal sector" (12).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3, SMES-DATA-2, CWC-DATA-3, WR-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is concerned about the situation of women heads of households, widows, refugees and women with disabilities, who often suffer multiple forms of discrimination, especially with regard to access to land, education, employment, adequate housing, health care and social services" (15).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"It also notes that a national discussion has opened regarding the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention, although the State party had already expressed its will to ratify the Optional Protocol during the universal periodic review in 2010" (4). "The Committee encourages the State party to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention and to accept, as soon as possible, the amendment to article 20 (1) of the Convention concerning the meeting time of the Committee" (16).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The Committee remains concerned, however, at the low participation of women in the National Assembly (22 per cent), in the Government (15 per cent of ministerial positions)" (9).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1

"It is, however, concerned at the persistence of deeply rooted gender stereotypes, in addition to practices that are harmful to women, such as female genital mutilation, forced marriages, child marriages, polygamy or succession rites relating to widowhood, including levirate and sororate" (7).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee is also concerned about the lack of information and data on women in prostitution, as well as on policies and programmes for the rehabilitation of women in prostitution and the lack of measures taken to tackle the root causes of prostitution" (9).