[From the introductory text accompanying this report on the U.S. Department of State website: "In most cases, the Interim Assessment is intended to serve as a tool by which to gauge the anti-trafficking progress of countries that may be in danger of slipping a tier in the upcoming June 2010 TIP Report and to give them guidance on how to avoid a Tier 3 ranking. It is a tightly focused progress report, assessing the concrete actions a government has taken to address the key deficiencies highlighted in the June 2009 TIP Report. The Interim Assessment covers actions undertaken between the beginning of May – the cutoff for data covered in the June TIP Report – and November. Readers are requested to refer to the annual TIP Report for an analysis of large-scale efforts and a description of the trafficking problem in each particular country or territory."]

The Government of Guinea-Bissau has demonstrated negligible progress to combat trafficking in persons since the release of the 2009 Report. The government has not enacted the draft law prohibiting trafficking or increased efforts to prosecute and punish trafficking offenders under forced labor and trafficking-related laws. The government has not investigated whether children are subjected to commercial sexual exploitation or assessed whether Bissau-Guinean girls are trafficked to Senegal for domestic servitude. There have been no reports that the government has finalized and enacted the draft anti-trafficking action plan.


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