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Angola

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Antigua and Barbuda

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Bahamas

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Belize

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Benin

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Botswana

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Burkina Faso

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Burundi

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Cabo Verde

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Cameroon

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Central African Republic

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Chad

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Comoros

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Djibouti

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Dominica

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Equatorial Guinea

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Eritrea

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Eswatini

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Ethiopia

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

While the government’s political transformation contributed to a reduction in the number of deaths from engagement with government forces, violence between communities and among citizens began to rise.

Fiji

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Gabon

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Gambia

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

The constitution and law provide for equality of all persons; no person shall be treated in a discriminatory manner because of race, color, gender, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status. Legal provisions against discrimination do not apply to adoption, marriage, divorce, burial, and inheritance of property. The law prohibits discrimination in employment, access to credit, owning and managing a business, or in housing or education.

There were no reports the government failed to enforce the law.

Ghana

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Grenada

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Guinea

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Guinea-Bissau

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Guyana

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Haiti

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Jamaica

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Kenya

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Kiribati

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Lesotho

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Violence reporting: Media reported rapes and killings of the elderly across the country. For example, on August 13, two boys strangled and killed an 87-year-old woman at Moshoeshoe II village in Maseru. The government held gatherings to raise public awareness of the problem of elder abuse at which senior government officials issued warnings, including the view that security services should summarily kill perpetrators of violence against the elderly (see section 1.a.).

Liberia

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Madagascar

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Malawi

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Mali

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Marshall Islands

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Mauritania

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Mauritius

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Micronesia

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Mozambique

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Namibia

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Niger

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Nigeria

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Palau

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Papua New Guinea

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Republic of the Congo

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Saint Lucia

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Samoa

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Sao Tome and Principe

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Senegal

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Seychelles

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Sierra Leone

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Solomon Islands

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Somalia

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

South Africa

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

South Sudan

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Sudan

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Suriname

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Tanzania

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Togo

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Tonga

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Trinidad and Tobago

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Tuvalu

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Uganda

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Vanuatu

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Zambia

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

Zimbabwe

Section 6. Discrimination, Societal Abuses, and Trafficking in Persons

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