Guinea: “Shame must change sides: Ensuring rights and justice for victims of sexual violence in Guinea

Sexual violence is a significant issue in Guinea. It is known for being the country with the second highest level of female genital mutilation in Africa. Forced marriage is also very common. Rape has long remained a taboo topic and little documented; in recent years, however, the silence has been broken thanks to women and civil society organizations. Faced with this situation, Amnesty International conducted research on sexual violence in Guinea and the authorities’ response in terms of prevention, protection of victims’ rights and ending impunity for these crimes.

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