2018 Madagascar Trafficking in Person report

MADAGASCAR: Tier 2 Watch List  The Government of Madagascar does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated significant efforts during the reporting period by operationalizing a new Morals and Child Protection Unit (SPEM), coordinating with law enforcement of a ...
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International Religious Freedom Report for 2017

Executive Summary The constitution specifies Islam is the state religion but proclaims equality of rights and obligations for all regardless of religious belief. A law establishes Sunni Islam under the Shafi’i doctrine as the “official religious reference.” Proselytizing for any religion except Sunni Islam is illegal, and the law provides for deportation of foreigners who ...
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Madagascar 2017 International Religious Freedom Report

Executive Summary The constitution provides for freedom of religious thought and expression and prohibits religious discrimination in the workplace. Other laws protect individual religious freedom against abuses by government or private actors. In January the government promulgated a law amending the nationality code and allowing a Malagasy woman to transmit her nationality to a child ...
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2017 Madagascar Human Rights Report

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017 Full Report English  (PDF 185K) French  (PDF 714K) Malagasy  (PDF 641K) Madagascar is a semipresidential democratic republic with a popularly elected president, a bicameral legislature (Senate and National Assembly), prime minister, and cabinet. The current president and National Assembly were elected in 2013, the first national elections after the 2009 ...
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2016 Child Labor Report

In 2016, Madagascar made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor The Government increased the number of child labor inspectors from 4 to 15, launched a study with UNICEF to assess violence and exploitation of children in Madagascar, and expanded the implementation of the Code of Conduct for the ...
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2016 Madagascar Human Rights Report

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016 Full Report English  (PDF 194K) French  (PDF 556K) Malagasy Secretary’s Preface Promoting human rights and democratic governance is a core element of U.S. foreign policy. These values form an essential foundation of stable, secure, and functioning societies. Standing up for human rights and democracy is not just a moral imperative ...
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Interfaith Dialogue

U.S. Ambassador Robert Yamate Remarks – Interfaith Dialogue American Center Tanjombato, January 18, 2017 I am so happy to be able to join you today for this important event.  I would like to thank all of those who worked on bringing this event together, which was a direct result of the work our Embassy and ...
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