· June, 2011

Stories about Guinea-Bissau from June, 2011

Guinea Bissau: A Step Forward Towards Women's Rights

  14 June 2011

On June 6, the Parliament of Guinea Bissau passed a bill that forbids female genital mutilation [pt], known as “fanado”. For journalist and blogger Helena Gouveia [pt] “although the law alone is insufficient, this is an important step to combat a barbaric ritual that violates the basic rights of women.”