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Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Niger, North Korea, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

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Oct. 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Oct. 16, 2019, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"The 2014 Law on Identification and Assistance to Victims of Human Trafficking and Exploitation defined identification, referral, and assistance procedures for relevant actors" (80). "The law designated the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to coordinate repatriation of Armenian victims from abroad, but an absence of established procedures and funds to cover logistical costs created obstacles in repatriation; the government did not repatriate victims in 2018 (three victims in 2017). The law entitled foreign victims to receive a permanent residence permit but applications required evidence of employment" (81).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Articles 132 and 132-2 of the criminal code criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of five to eight years’ imprisonment, which were sufficiently stringent and, with regard to sex trafficking, commensurate with those for serious crimes, such as rape" (80). "The Armenian Police maintained an Anti-Trafficking Unit (ATU) within the Organized Crime Department that investigated trafficking. ATU conducted the initial investigations and referred cases to the Investigative Committee (IC) for an in-depth investigation. Local police units also designated an officer as the main point of contact for trafficking within their jurisdiction" (80). "The government slightly increased protection efforts" (80).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"The government provided temporary shelter, emergency medical aid, and psychological aid to potential trafficking victims during the 'pre-identification stage,' a stage where the government collected information on the potential victim within a maximum of 10 days. The Victim Identification Commission, which consisted of representatives from the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, the Prosecutor General’s office, police, and NGOs, officially recognized victims based on information collected during the 'pre-identification stage.' Civil society reported the referral procedures functioned well and they had positive cooperation with the government. The government allocated 19.07 million drams ($39,320) in both 2017 and 2018 for victim protection efforts, including operational costs for an NGO-run shelter" (80-81)....more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Armenia, and traffickers exploit victims from Armenia abroad. Armenian migrants who seek employment in Russia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Turkey face forced labor, often following recruitment fraud and exorbitant recruitment fees charged by labor brokers; Armenian women and children are subjected to sex trafficking in the UAE and Turkey. Armenian women and children are subjected to sex and labor trafficking and forced begging within the country. Some children work in agriculture, construction, and service provision within the country, where they are vulnerable to labor trafficking. Ukrainian, Belarusian, and Russian women working as dancers...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Armenia does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Armenia remained on Tier 2. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts by providing robust training for law enforcement, organizing various awareness campaigns, hiring and training 64 social workers who will work in part on trafficking issues, and proactively identifying some forced labor victims. However, the government did not meet the minimum standards in several key areas. The government did not convict any traffickers and prosecuted fewer trafficking cases compared to the previous year....more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government identified nine victims (13 in 2017). Of these, eight were subjected to forced labor and one to both sex trafficking and forced labor (eight were subjected to sex trafficking and five to forced labor in 2017); two were children in both 2017 and 2018; four were foreign (none in 2017); and eight were males and one female (10 were females and three were males in 2017)" (80).
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the previous report, the State party has ratified or signed the following international instruments: (a) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2010; (b) International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, in 2013" (2). "The Committee is further concerned by the absence of a national action plan on women and peace and security, as well as the lack of participation by women in peace talks" (12).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee nevertheless remains concerned about: (a) Persistently low levels of participation of women at the highest levels of decision-making, such as in the National Assembly, the Government, regional and local municipalities, the judiciary and the foreign service, as well as in mechanisms for the prevention, management and resolution of conflict; (b) The lack of awareness-raising campaigns on the importance of the participation of women in political and public life and engagement of women for such campaigns" (8).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Law on Social Assistance, introducing definitions of violence, gender-based violence against women in the domestic sphere and prior identification measures, in 2014" (2).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the free legal services provided to women by the Office of the Public Defender, including on family matters, heritage, property, mediation and arbitration. The Committee notes with concern, however, the lack of State financial resources, which limits the scope of the services of the Public Defender" (3).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Committee notes the large number of women and girls affected by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and is concerned by their situation, especially that of internally displaced women and girls, who remain in a vulnerable situation, in particular with regard to access to education, employment, health and housing and protection from all forms of violence" (12). "In addition, the Committee notes reports about inadequate accommodation, non-respect for legal procedures and gender-based violence against asylum-seeking women in the State party" (13).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

""The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption or establishment of the following: (...) (b) Council on Men and Women Equality Affairs (now the Council on Ensuring Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities between Women and Men), in 2014" (2) "The Committee notes the various mechanisms mandated to protect and promote women’s human rights at the national and local levels in the State party, including the Adviser to the Office of the Human Rights Defender on Women’s Issues, the Council on Ensuring Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities between...more
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Nevertheless, the Committee remains concerced about: (…) (d) Underreporting of cases of femicide and lenience in the prosecution of perpetrators" (6).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The Committee notes the adoption of amendments to the Family Code and the Law on Civil Status Acts in 2013, pursuant to which the difference in the legal age for marriage has been removed. Nevertheless, it remains concerned about the persisting option to deviate from this rule on cultural, ethnic and other grounds" (15).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"It is concerned by the existence of a list of professions declared dangerous for women, which reinforces discriminatory stereotypes and occupational segregation" (9).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes that the State party has taken economic empowerment measures for rural women, supporting cooperatives and making credit and grant programmes available in rural environments" (11).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee also notes the assistance provided to victims for their return to Armenia, including through legal and financial assistance, accommodation, psychological counselling and access to education and professional training, as well as to social protection" (7).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1

"Reports of discrimination by health personnel against women with disabilities and women living with HIV/AIDS" (11).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Strategic programme on gender policy for the period 2011-2015 and the gender policy action plan, both in 2011" (2). "The Committee is further concerned by the absence of a national action plan on women and peace and security, as well as the lack of participation by women in peace talks" (12).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee notes with concern the low representation of women in management positions and the persistent gender wage gap" (9).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The Committee notes that the State party has taken economic empowerment measures for rural women, supporting cooperatives and making credit and grant programmes available in rural environments. The Committee is concerned, however, by the lack of social, health and economic infrastructure in rural environments, as well as by the concentration of rural women in the informal sector. The Committee is moreover concerned that rural women are particularly affected by labour migration of partners, which exposes them to higher risks of economic distress and high HIV-infection rates" (11-12). "The Committee is concerned by the situation of women in areas affected by earthquakes and their limited access to services, and is especially...more
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption or establishment of the following: (...) (c) Fourth national programme on combating trafficking in persons for the period 2013-2015, in February 2013" (2). "National programme for the social and psychological recovery of victims of trafficking, in 2010" (2). "The Committee welcomes the introduction of regulations to identify and assist victims of trafficking and exploitation. It notes the establishment of the Council on Human Exploitation (now called the Interministerial Council on the Fight against Trafficking in Persons and Exploitation), along...more
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the implementation by the State party of several programmes to promote women’s access to employment, entrepreneurship and financial credit. Nevertheless, it is concerned about persistent vertical and horizontal gender segregation in the labour market, the high unemployment rate among women and the concentration of women in part-time work and low-paid jobs in the informal sector (...) Moreover, the absence of legislation on sexual harassment and therefore of disaggregated data on sexual harassment in the workplace is also an important source of concern" (9).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ISSA-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the amendment of the Law on Human Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights in August 2016, prohibiting sex-selective abortions, introducing counselling, as well as a three-day period of reflection, before the final decision for women who have applied for abortion and defining procedures for medical staff who refuse to comply with this legislation. The Committee also notes the recent decrease in the sex-ratio bias. Nevertheless, the Committee remains concerned by the widespread practice of sex-selective abortion" (11).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee is also concerned that women in de facto unions and the children resulting from such unions are left without any form of legal protection with regard to economic matters upon the termination of such a union" (14).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned about the negative perception of the concept of 'gender', as well as the persistence of discriminatory stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, undermining women’s social status and their educational and professional careers. The Committee has been informed that such stereotypes and degrading images of women are conveyed through school textbooks and the media without sufficient monitoring. Moreover, the Committee is alarmed about the limited acceptance in Armenian society of provisions implementing the international and national framework for gender equality" (5).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"The disproportionately high HIV-infection rate among Armenian migrant workers and their partners in the State party" (10). "The Committee acknowledges the existence of a special agency appointed to help with the reintegration of migrants, but is concerned by reports of a lack of support for the reintegration of returnee Armenian migrant women. In addition, the Committee notes reports about inadequate accommodation, non-respect for legal procedures and gender-based violence against asylum-seeking women in the State party" (13).