Women in Guinea experience many forms of violence and restrictions, including female genital mutilation, human trafficking, lack of freedom of movement (without a husband's permission), and limited freedom of assocation. Guinea has faced long periods of political and ethnic conflicts due to internal instability and the violent conflicts in neighboring countries. Guinea ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on 9th August 1982 and is ranked 113 out of 144 countries in the 2017 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI). In regards to disarmamement, Guinea voted for the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty; it has signed on 29 July 2013 and has ratified it on 21 October 2014. In 2017, $172 million was spent by Guinea on its military. This country did not send its representative to the Women, Peace and Security Open Debate in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Guinea participated in the UNSC Open Debate in 2017 but made no relevant statements. Guinea's NAP is presented with a specific budget for each priority intervention axis. Women peace activists continue to campaign heavily for women's rights amidst the political instability.