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Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"National Early Childhood Programme [was] adopted by Decree No. 574/2016, providing for the establishment of childcare facilities, in 2016" (2). "The Committee is concerned about...the lack of measures in place to facilitate the conciliation of family and work life" (11).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is further concerned about…The limited access to mental health services, in particular for women living in rural areas and women with low incomes, and the regional disparities in the implementation of the Mental Health Act (Act No. 26.657), which provides for the deinstitutionalization, rehabilitation and reintegration of patients into the community" (13).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"the Committee notes with concern…(c) The lack of information on a gender-sensitive approach in the identification of victims of trafficking and forms of exploitation; (d) The reported cases of complicity of public officials in cases of sex trafficking and exploitation of prostitution" (8-9).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"the committee notes with concern...(d) The reported cases of complicity of public officials in cases of sex trafficking and exploitation of prostitution; (e) The existence of girls in prostitution, in addition to the lack of effective prevention policies and measures to investigate, prosecute and convict all perpetrators involved in the prostitution of girls" (8-9). "The Committee is further concerned about the insufficient structural measures for promoting the economic empowerment of women and girls, given that that economic empowerment could prevent their engagement in prostitution as their main income-generating activity" (9).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

"The Committee takes note of the advances in the representation of women in several areas, including in the National Congress and the judiciary" (9).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1, ADCM-LAW-1

"Nevertheless, the Committee notes with concern the absence of gender- based criteria and legal advice to apply provisions under the new Civil and Commercial Code (art. 440), allowing the marriage of persons under 18 years of age based on the authorization of judicial authorities, and the decisions on financial compensation for economically disadvantaged spouses during divorce proceedings" (17).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"Nevertheless, the Committee is deeply concerned about the stagnation of the maternal mortality rate, attributable in part to unsafe abortions, the limited access to legal abortion (contrary to the legislation and the decision taken by the Supreme Court in 2012), the frequent refusal of doctors to perform an abortion based on conscientious objection and cases involving the prosecution of women who have undergone abortions" (12).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee is further concerned about the...absence of exit programmes for women who wish to leave prostitution" (9).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"It is also concerned that the number of female entrepreneurs in the State party has decreased and that only a small percentage of women avail themselves of financial loans for making investments. The Committee is further concerned that women entrepreneurs have only limited access to microcredit" (14). "The Committee notes with concern...The lack of recognition and protection of land tenure and ownership by indigenous women, forced evictions from indigenous traditional lands in regions such as Gran Chaco and the exclusion of indigenous women from decision-making processes concerning land use" (15).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Nonetheless, the Committee is concerned about the institutional, procedural and practical barriers faced by women in gaining access to justice, such as: (a) Discriminatory stereotyping, judicial bias and limited knowledge of women’s rights among the judiciary and the police; (b) Use of mediation in cases of gender-based violence against women" (4). "The Committee takes note of the Gender Programme in the Federal Prison Service, but remains concerned about: (a) The number of women in pretrial detention; (b) Invasive body searches performed on women in prison and the absence of information about the use of electronic surveillance systems at the provincial level; (c) Limited access to education, job skills training, work ...more
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"the Committee notes with concern...The underrepresentation of women and girls in traditionally male- dominated fields of study, such as mathematics, engineering and new information technologies" (10).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned about: Poverty among rural women and their dependency on public transfers and limited access to justice, education and health services, especially in the most depriced areas; The negative impact on rural women's access to land of Executive Decree No. 820/2016 of 29 June 2016, removing certain restrictions on the acquisition and leasing of rural land by foreign individuals and legal entities; Rural women's risk of forced eviction and gender-based and sexual violence and harassment in the context of large-scale economic development projects; The disproportionate impact of climate change and other natural disasters on rural women" (14-15).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"the Committee remains concerned about...The underrepresentation of women in trade unions, in the executive branch, especially in decision-making positions, and in the private sector and as heads of provincial and municipal administrations" (10).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The Committee is further concerned about the high rate of early pregnancy in the State party" (13).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee recommends that the State party: Ensure access to counselling and education of sexual and reproductive rights for adolescent girls and boys, conduct awareness-raising campaigns about modern contraceptive methods and increase access to safe and affordable contraceptives; Develop strategies at the local level, in partnership with teachers and civil society, aimed at promoting family planning and overcoming cultural barriers to the use of contraceptives" (13).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is further concerned about…The high level of tobacco consumption among girls compared with the level among boys" (13).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: DLB-DATA-1

"the Committee remains concerned about...Barriers faced by women in political and public life, such as unequal distribution of child-raising and household tasks between women and men" (10).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the fact that the Rural Land Act (No. 26.727 of 2011) provides for the protection of family farming and biodiversity and that women have equal rights as men to access land, enter into contracts and administer assets" (14).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"The Committee is concerned about...The unemployment and concentration of women, in particular migrant women, in the informal sector of the economy. The lack of sex-disaggregated data on domestic work and the absence of monitoring mechanisms to oversee the working conditions of women domestic workers in compliance with mandatory laws" (11).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"Act No. 26.862 of 5 June 2013, guarantee[s] access to all scientific methods of assisted fertilization" (2). "The committee acknowledges...the adoption in 2013 of Act No. 26.862 on assisted fertilization" (12).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The Committee acknowledges...the adoption in 2015 of a guide for the comprehensive health care of transgender persons" (12).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Act No. 26.842 of 19 December 2012, provid[es] for the prevention and punishment of trafficking in persons and assistance to victims" (2). "The Committee notes with concern...The lack of harmonization of provincial and federal legislation criminalizing trafficking in persons for purposes of forced labour and forced prostitution, which causes delays in prosecuting and sentencing traffickers" (8).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Nevertheless, it remains concerned about the persistence of discriminatory stereotypes about the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, the intersecting forms of discrimination and the deep-rooted machismo culture in the State party, which underpin discrimination and the deep-rooted machismo culture in the State party, which underpin discrimination and gender-based violence against women, including sexual and domestic violence" (6-7). "The Committee also welcomes the measures taken by the State party to enhance the collection of data on gender-based violence through its National Institute of Statistics and Censuses, in addition to the establishment of shelters for women who are victims of gender-based violence and their ...more
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: LDS-LAW-1

"The committee notes with concern...The lack of harmonization of provincial and federal legislation criminalizing trafficking in persons for purposes of forced labour and forced prostitution, which causes delays in prosecuting and sentencing traffickers" (8).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"The Committee is concerned about...Women’s limited access to decision-making positions in private companies" (11).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"The Committee observes that the State party recognizes as a form of temporary special measure the establishment of quotas for the representation of women in the National Congress (in 1991) and in trade unions (in 2002). It also notes the bills regarding parity in the participation of women and men in the three branches of government" (6). "The Committee welcomes the draft legislation approved by the Senate that establishes gender parity for appointments at the national level. The Committee also welcomes the approval by the Chamber of Deputies of the draft bill establishing parity for political party lists, beginning in 2017. It also observes that some provinces, including Córdoba,Santiago del ...more
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee also welcomes the measures taken by the State party to enhance the collection of data on gender-based violence through its National Institute of Statistics and Censuses, in addition to the establishment of shelters for women who are victims of gender-based violence and their families by virtue of the framework protocol for shelter facilities" (7). "The regional disparities in the provision of redress for victims of gender- based violence, including with regard to the number of shelters, access to psychosocial counselling, legal aid and reparation" (7).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"The Committee remains concerned, however, about the lack of court cases and administrative proceedings, in particular at the provincial and municipal levles, in which provisions of the Convention were directly invoked and/or applied. It also concerned about the provisions of the convention, the Optional Protocol thereto and the Committee's general recommendations are not sufficiently known in the State party, including by the public authorities" (3).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned about…The lack of effective participation by women in the design and monitoring of public policies on gender equality" (5).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"It also notes that the State party, through public awareness-raising campaigns and legislation concerning the media, is preventing sexism and banning sex-trade advertisements" (6).