Scores are based on a scale of 0 (least free) to 100 (most free)

header1 Issues of concern

  • Employment discrimination and sexual harassment against women are common and women remain underrepresented in government.
  • No national law bars discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and LGBT+ people face social stigma and in some cases harassment.
  • Several laws regulate online activities and provide for potentially disproportionate criminal penalties.

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  • Global Freedom Score

    96 100 free
  • Internet Freedom Score

    77 100 free