Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women: Guinea

CEDAW session 039 (2007)

(10 August 2007, CEDAW/C/GIN/CO/6, Concluding observations on fourth-sixth report, paras. 26 and 27)

"The Committee remains concerned about the prevalence of violence against women and girls. The Committee is particularly concerned about occurrences of domestic violence, rape, including marital rape, and all forms of sexual abuse of women, and about the persistence of patriarchal attitudes whereby the physical chastisement of family memebrs, including women, is considered acceptable....

"... The Committee urges the State party to place the highest priority on implementing a comprehensive approach to address all forms of violence against women. It encourages the State party to make full use of the Committee's general recommendation 19 in such efforts and of the United Nations Secretary-General's in-depth study on all forms of violence against women (A/61/122/Add.1 and Corr.1). It urges the State party to raise public awareness through the media and education programmes that all forms of violence against women are unacceptable.... The Committee urges the State party to enact without delay legislation on domestic violence, including marital rape, and all forms of sexual abuse, as requested in the Committee's previous concluding comments (see A/56/38, part two, chap. IV, para. 135)...."

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