Positive changes in Guinea Bissau, despite woes
Whenever Guinea Bissau is mentioned in the media, especially the Western media, it is almost always for the wrong reasons.
From repeated coup attempts to high level political assassinations and poverty to drugs, the tiny West African country was always portrayed as a top example of a failed state.
But behind the curtain of several failures, there are also a number of success stories emerging.
The United Nations Special Representative to Guinea Bissau, Joseph Mutaboba in an interview with WADR acknowledged that there are some positive changes taking place in the country.
Mutaboba spoke of improvement in the human rights situation in Guinea Bissau, citing gains made in realizing gender equality and the fight against rights violations including gender based violence as examples.
“This change in attitude gives hope to anybody who is working in Guinea Bissau to see the society changing,” the UN envoy said.
At the just-ended high level gender symposium in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, Mutaboba showcased the country’s emerging successes in the area of gender equality and the promotion of women’s affairs.
The UN Special Representative spoke with WADR’s Sheriff Bojang, Jr. about the changing trend in Guinea Bissau on the sidelines of the gender meeting in Accra.
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