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Forced marriage persists in Guinea-Bissau though disputed
UNIOGBIS 29 July - When asked, most Guineans claim to be against early and forced marriage for girls   less than 18 years old. There is no reliable statistical data to illustrate the scale of the phenomenon. However, according to the 2014 Multiple Indicator Survey, "the percentage of people between 20 and 49 years old who were married or living together for the first time before the age of 15, stands at 37.1 percent among women and 3.7 percent among men."
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Who supports Guinea-Bissau developement
22 July 2015 - Guinea-Bissau is one of the poorest countries in the world with one of the lowest human development indexes and also one of the countries that receive more external financial support, including from the United Nations.
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UNIOGBIS trains presidential security team on advanced close protection
15 July 2015 – UNIOGBIS through its Rule of Law and Security Institutions (ROLSI), Police Reform Section, concluded today in Bissau, a four-week training for instructors of the presidential security team.
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Cooperative movement in Guinea-Bissau taking baby steps
4 July 2015 - The United Nations have commemorated the 4th July as the International Day of Cooperatives. According to the UN, the cooperative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their economic, social and cultural needs and common aspirations through a common owned and democratically managed.
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Forced marriage: close to 40 % of married women in Guinea-Bissau did not choose their husbands.