Guinea adopted its first National Action Plan (NAP) in 2009 for the period 2009-2013. The NAP was developed by the Ministry of Social Affairs, of Women and Childhood Promotion, but did not include civil society involvement. The NAP identifies five overarching objectives (“priority intervention axes”): integration of gender questionnaire in development policies and programs; involvement of women and girls in the peace process as well as prevention, management, and settlement of conflicts; protection of women and girls from sexual violence and female genital mutilation; strengthening of integration of women in policy decision processes; and strengthening coordination and partnership for stated interventions. These objectives have corresponding actions and an estimated budget, but lack a monitoring and evaluation framework.
Guinea reported on the implementation of its NAP, as well as WPS commitments, in its national reporting for Beijing+25 and in preparation for CSW64 (2020). Specifically, the country provided the following updates, among others (pp. 10-11):
- Development of the 2nd National Action Plan for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and related UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security for the period 2014-2018.
- A gender and equity unit has been established within the Ministry of National Defense, responsible for monitoring and implementing Resolution 1325. The capacities of the gender and equity department have been strengthened due to the interest generated at the level of the said Ministry in the area of gender; the head of the gender department is solicited in the sub-regional meetings on women and peace.
- Existence of a national committee to combat the proliferation of small arms and light weapons as part of the fight against arms trafficking.
Guinea gained independence from France in 1958, after decades of colonial rule. The country underwent two military coups, in 1984 and 2008. Following the 2009 elections, Guinea experienced political unrest, resulting in the death of protestors as well as the deliberate targeting of women with sexual violence. In 2000, Guinea became home to up to half a million refugees fleeing armed conflicts in Sierra Leone and Liberia. In December 2013, Guinea witnessed the beginnings of the Ebola outbreak, which spread to neighboring countries as well as having a disproportionate impact on women due to preexisting and long-standing structural and gender inequalities.
At the multilateral level, Guinea most recently served as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the period 2002-2003.
National Action Plan (2009-2013)
Global Gender Gap Index 2020
125 out of 153
Arms Trade Treaty Ratified
Military expenditure (2019)
$195 million USD
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The NAP does not indicate civil society involvement in the development of the NAP.
WILPF does not have a country section in Guinea and therefore was not involved in the development process of Guinea's NAP.
The NAP does not specify which government actor was responsible for developing the NAP.
Guinea’s NAP implementation is developed and run under the supervision of the MSAWCP (Ministry of Social Affairs, of Women and Childhood Promotion) in collaboration with Ministerial Departments, United Nations System Agencies, NGOs and Civil Society Organizations.
NAP Monitoring and Evaluation
The NAP does not indicate civil society involvement in the monitoring and evaluation of the NAP.
The NAP does not specify which government actor will be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of the NAP.
The general timeframe presented is from 2010 to 2011 for the implementation of the Action Plan.
The NAP identifies one strategic objective for each of the priority axes identified. For instance, priority axis 1 (Integration of gender questionnaire in the development policies and programs) identifies the following strategic objective: Include the gender approach in development policies and programs.
There are activities listed under the 5 Strategic Objectives in Guinea’s NAP. Also, these objectives have specific information on budget and activities. Example below:
Priority Intervention Axis 3
Protection of women/girls from sexual violence and female genital mutilation
Contribute to the protection of women’s and girls’ rights in terms of sexual violence and female genital mutilation.
- Organisation of information and awareness campaigns about sexual violence and female genital mutilations;
- Translation of the 1325 and 1820 resolutions into the main national languages;
- Mass scale popularization of the 1325 and 1820 resolutions;
- Creation of a database regarding sexual violence towards women and girls;
- Strengthening paralegals’, magistrates’, judicial police officers’ and care providers’ capacities to look after victims of sexual violence and of female genital mutilations;
- Drafting a specific law regarding sexual violence towards women/girls;
- Implementation of a consistent mechanism of follow- up and alert;
- Advocate for cheaper or even free medical care for victims of sexual violence;
- Strengthening of the capacities of the structures in charge of medical, psychosocial and legal assistance to victims of sexual violence;
- Advocate for the creation of a national observatory regarding violence towards women and girls;
- Popularization of emergency kits post exposure to rape victims.
The NAP does not specify indicators.
There is not much specific information on M&E. But, it is described among the activities to create a management and evaluation follow-up database of the 1325 and 1820 resolutions.
Each Priority Intervention Axis is presented with a specific budget in Guinea’s NAP. Example below: Priority Intervention Axis 1 Integration of Gender
Each Priority Intervention Axis is presented with a specific budget in Guinea’s NAP. Example below:
Priority Intervention Axis 1
Integration of Gender questionnaire in the development policies and programs
Questionnaire in the development policies and programs Cost 600.000 USD
Details: Not specified