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EG Justice and other civil society organizations today credited UNESCO’s Executive Board for soundly rejecting a petition by the government of Equatorial Guinea to reinstate a prize funded by and named after its president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
A new report released today by the U.S. Department of State documents the ongoing violation of human rights and basic freedoms by the government of Equatorial Guinea against its citizens, said EG Justice today.
The limited constitutional reforms proposed by Equatoguinean President Teodoro Obiang late last week could be a positive step toward increased respect for democracy. But to be credible and effective these reforms must be accompanied by broader fundamental reform measures that guarantee full citizen participation, the rule of law, and the protection of basic civil liberties and human dignity, EG Justice said today.
The government of Equatorial Guinea should not deny citizens the opportunity to hold peaceful demonstrations to advocate for the protection of civil liberties and improved social conditions, EG Justice said today.
As the world today celebrates the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, President Teodoro Obiang of Equatorial Guinea, the new Chair of the African Union, should apply to his own country the principles that the African Union has outlined to guarantee equal rights for women, EG Justice said today. Women in Equatorial Guinea continue to be underserved by the education system, underrepresented in the workforce, and many lack access to affordable health care.
Citizens in Equatorial Guinea trying to take advantage of the government’s pledge to allow greater citizen participation continue to face serious obstacles that hinder their efforts, EG Justice said in a report released today.
The African Union’s decision to appoint Teodoro Obiang, the long-serving president of Equatorial Guinea, as its next chairperson places pressure on the Equatoguinean government to fulfill its obligations to the African Union and other multilateral organizations regarding democracy, human rights, social justice, and corruption, EG Justice said today.
EG Justice and its partners welcomed UNESCO’s decision today to suspend, indefinitely, the prize funded by and named after President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea. The groups reaffirmed their call for UNESCO to ultimately abolish the award.
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UNESCO should use this month’s executive board meeting to cancel its prize named after and funded by Teodoro Obiang, the president of Equatorial Guinea, said EG Justice and partner groups today.