Over the past few decades, Guinea-Bissau has faced a series of human rights issues, attributable to its institutional instability, low-general literacy, and involvement with various types of trafficking. The country’s most recent Universal Periodic Review (UPR) revealed an urgent need for reform to ensure its adherence to internationally recognised human rights standards and principles. This report will focus specifically on Guinea-Bissau’s civil society and discuss how its government can implement UN recommendations for increased civic engagement. It will also explore the role played by Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in catalysing sustainable development, and suggest ways in which such organisations may be improved to encourage civil participation.
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