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  • Guyana

  • U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2013 – Guyana

    The following is an excerpt from the 2013 U.S. Department of State Trafficking of Persons (TIP) report. It provides details on human trafficking in Guyana including, the country’s tier placement (level of compliance with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act’s (TVPA) minimum standards), prosecution and prevention techniques performed by the nation’s government, and recommendations offered. Download File

    The Development Impact of Remittances on Caribbean Economies: the Case of Guyana

    The following study shows how remittances to Guyana increasingly replace the need for foreign direct investment and official development assistance. Remittances are vital to sustaining the developmental needs of the country. Download File

    Remittances Profile of Guyana – Migration Policy Institute

    The following is a brief overview, provided by the Migration Policy Institute, on the remittances to Guyana from the Diaspora in various continents. Download File

    IMF and Guyana Economic Bilateral Discussions on Selected Issues

    The following is a report of the bilateral discussions, on selected economic issues, between the International Monetary Fund and Guyana. Download File

    Guyana IMF Country Report No. 10/292

    The following document is a staff report regarding the financial agreements between the International Monetary Fund and Guyana for fiscal year 2009. The report was released March, 2010. Download File

    IMF and Guyana Economic Bilateral Discussions: Country Report 11/152

    The following is a report of the bilateral discussions between the International Monetary Fund and Guyana concerning the country’s economic developments. Download File

    Race - Ethnic Conflict in Guyana

    Those who see only race/ethnicity in politics in Guyana, as others who see tribe and religion in other countries, are not viewing reality comprehensively, objectively and scientifically. They fail to note that the two major ethnic groups in Guyana are not, in class terms, uni-class. Download File

    Knowledge, Attitude & Practices on the Prevention of Child Abuse in the Context of Guyana

    Maltreatment of children has been with mankind always, from the beginning of recorded history there is evidence that children were subjected to severe physical punishment. There have also been periods in history when society has agitated against the abuse. The modern interest began with the observation of children’s X-rays. Download File


    Gangs and Criminal Networks in Guyana

    The Small Arms Survey is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Established in 1999, the project is supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and current contributions from the Governments of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. Download File


    The Criminal Justice Response to Crime Prevention – Guyana

    The subject of crime and the quest for prevention continues to evoke varying responses at every level of society all over the world. Download File


    Mercy in Guyana

    The following is a piece discussing the role of the Sisters of Mercy in improving the educational system in Guyana, in an effort to reduce crime. Download File



    Human Right Violation of Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender in Guyana

    The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) recognizes a right to protection from discriminatory laws, stereotypes, and cultural attitudes for all women. Yet despite these guarantees, the Government of Guyana has taken no steps to repeal laws that impact LBT persons or to modify cultural attitudes. Download File

    Countries at the Crossroads

    Guyana is situated on the northern coast of South America, with a land mass of approximately 215,000 square kilometers. According to the Guyana Bureau of Statistics, the country’s estimated population at mid-year 2008 was 766,183 people, with 90 percent living on the narrow coastal plain bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Download File


    Mental Health System in Guyana

    A report of the assessment of the mental health system in Guyana using the World Health Organization – Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems (WHO-AIMS). Download File


    The Draft Country Program Document for Guyana and Suriname

    The following is the draft country programme document for Guyana and Suriname. Download File


    Evaluation of Progress in Drug Control 2007-2009

    The Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism (MEM) is a diagnostic tool designed by all member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) to periodically carry out comprehensive, multilateral evaluations of the progress of actions taken by member states and by the hemisphere as a whole, in dealing with the drug problem. Download File


    Sexual Violence Case in the Guyana Justice

    The following document is the “Guyana Sexual Violence Case” report written by The Guyana Human Rights Association. Download File


    Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

    The Committee Against Torture, a United Nations entity, considered the initial report of Guyana (CAT/C/GUY/1) at its 734th and 737th meetings (CAT/C/SR.734 and 737), held on 13 and 14 November 2006, and adopted, at its 748th meeting on 22 November 2006 (CAT/C/SR.748), the following conclusions and recommendations. Download File


    International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination

    The following report consists of concluding observations from the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Guyana. The Committee considered the initial to fourteenth periodic reports (the “report”) of Guyana, due from 1978 to 2004, respectively. It submitted in one document for this period during its 1747th and 1748th meetings. Download File


    Domestic Violence Damages the Prospects for Economic and Social Development

    Studies in both developing and developed countries indicate that between twenty and sixty-seven percent of women globally experience violence in relationships. Domestic violence, and particularly the abuse of women by their male partners, is among the most common and dangerous forms of gender-based violence. Women become targets by virtue of their relationship to the male. Download File


    Guyana: Criminal Violence and Police Response

    This paper was prepared by the Research Directorate of the Immigration and Refugee Board based on publicly available information, analysis and comment. All sources are cited. This paper is not, and does not purport to be, either exhaustive with regard to conditions in the country surveyed or conclusive. Download File


    Respect for Human Rights

    The Co-operative Republic of Guyana is a multiparty democracy with a population of approximately 760,000. President Bharrat Jagdeo was reelected to a second full term in 2006 elections that international observers considered generally free and fair. President Jagdeo’s People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) has been the majority party in Parliament since 1992. Download File


    The Political Culture of Democracy in Guyana

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) takes pride in its support of the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) democracy and governance surveys in Latin America and the Caribbean over the past two decades. LAPOP findings have been a crucial tool to USAID missions in diagnosing the nature of the democratic challenge. Download File

    The Political Culture of Guyana

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) takes pride in its support of the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) democracy and governance surveys in Latin America and the Caribbean over the past two decades. LAPOP findings have been a crucial tool to USAID missions in diagnosing the nature of the democratic challenge. Download File


    Ending Violence and Criminal Sanctions

    Ashwan William’s body was found with chop wounds last Friday morning behind a bank in Half Way Tree, Kingston, Jamaica. The news reports said Ashwan was dressed in feminine clothes. Other reports said that some people stood around Ashwan Williams’ corpse laughing and making derogatory remarks. Download File