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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).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee also notes the recruitment of female police officers, the provision of training on gender-based violence for civil servants, social workers and police recruits and the creation of a specialized police department to prevent and investigate cases of gender-based violence. Nevertheless, the Committee remains concerned about: (...) (b) Underreporting of acts of gender-based violence against women by victims and the resulting lack of data; (c) Persistent attitudes among police officers of accepting and justifying gender-based violence against women and perceptions that this type of violence, particularly in the domestic sphere, is a private matter" (6).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee notes with concern the discrimination faced by women and girls with disabilities in access to education, employment and health care, and their exclusion from public and social life and from decision-making processes" (13).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the introduction of a separate budget line for the free distribution of modern contraceptives and the modernization of medical centres and rural health-care centres, as well as the creation of new medical centres" (10). "The Committee is concerned about the difficulties that older women face in accessing health care and social services" (14).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"Law on Identifying and Assisting Victims of Trafficking and Human Exploitation, in 2014" (2)
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: WAM-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" (5).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Law on Provision of Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities for Women and Men, in 2013" (2).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

""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: (a) Plan of action on gender balance among candidate judges, in 2015" (2). "The Committee notes the electoral quota adopted by the State party and the recent amendment to the Electoral Code in 2016, increasing the minimum quota for women’s representation to 25 per cent for the 2017 elections and to 30 per cent for subsequent national elections" (8).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the abolishment of separate classes for boys and girls and the progress made in promoting girls’ enrolment at the secondary level of education, including in secondary vocational schools. It is nevertheless concerned by the seasonal absences of girls from class owing to the labour migration of their parents. The Committee notes with concern the concentration of women and girls in traditional fields of study. The Committee is concerned about the absence of data on school enrolment and dropout rates among girls from ethnic minorities, as well as the link between dropout rates and early marriage in the State party" (9). "The Committee notes with concern the discrimination...more
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"Nevertheless, the Committee notes with concern: (c) The use of abortion, including unsafe abortion, as a means of contraception" (10).