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28 Nov 2017

The present document focuses on the situation of homosexual persons in Guinea. As it is limited to sexual orientation, no reference will be made to the acronym LGBTI, which also encompasses other aspects. In this document, the word « homosexual » refers to women as well as to men.

13 Oct 2017

Although domestic violence affects all segments of the population in Albania, women who are financially dependent on their husband or partner are especially concerned. Economic problems, excessive drinking and divorce situations are often the cause of violence in the family sphere.

21 Sep 2017

This document is a partial update of the COI Focus Mali. Situation sécuritaire published 10 February 2017, as it only analyses the security situation in the north of the country. It covers the period from 1 January to 31 August 2017. The security situation in central Mali is analysed in the COI Focus Mali. Situation sécuritaire au centre du pays dated 3 August 2017. The research for this update was concluded on 31 August 2017.

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Afghanistan

23 August 2017

The report provides a general description of the socio-economic situation in three cities in Afghanistan – Kabul, Mazar-e Sharif and Herat – covering the following topics: economic growth; employment; poverty; food security; access to education; health care; housing; and coping strategies.

09 November 2016

The report aims to provide information which is relevant for international protection status determination (refugee status and subsidiary protection). In the first part, a general description is given of the security situation in Afghanistan and regional differences are highlighted. These are then explained in greater detail in the second part.

19 September 2016

This report is an update of the European Asylum Support Office’s (EASO) COI report “Afghanistan, Taliban strategies, recruitment”, first published in 2012.

Albania

13 October 2017

Although domestic violence affects all segments of the population in Albania, women who are financially dependent on their husband or partner are especially concerned. Economic problems, excessive drinking and divorce situations are often the cause of violence in the family sphere.

29 June 2017

Cedoca carried out a fact-finding mission to Albania from 13th March to 21st March 2017 in order to collect information. The information in this report is obtained from Cedoca’s interlocutors during the fact-finding mission and is supplemented with information from various international reports, specialized literature and online sources.

Algeria

16 November 2016

Consent is the determining factor for a marriage to be considered forced or free, according to most of the sources consulted by Cedoca. Forced marriage is known to take place in Algeria and the reason invoked is generally the need to marry a daughter who could otherwise bring dishonour upon her family.

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