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Oct. 12, 2018, 2:15 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Syria
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

“'Other countries in the region that still have provisions that could allow rapists to go free by marrying victims, including Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, and Syria, also should repeal them' (para 3)".
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 14.3 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 7.6 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 3.1 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Congo
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 5.9 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, North Korea, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 100 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 79.1 years, with the average life expectancy being 78.6 years for men and 79.6 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Croatia, Finland, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 100 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Qatar, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 100 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 6.2 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 1.1 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Lebanon, Uruguay
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 15 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 76.9 years, with the average life expectancy being 76.2 years for men and 77.9 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 7.2 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Kenya
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 6.5 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 13.8 based on data from 2005-2014.
May 1, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Libya, Syria
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

"Many women reject the law [absolving rapists of punishment if they agree to marry their victim], which also exists in Bahrain, Kuwait, Libya and Syria" (para 11).
April 4, 2018, 11:24 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

"Bahrain and several other countries in the region are in the process of revoking such articles [allowing rapists to evade punishment if they marry their victims]" (para 4).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes information on the existence of a shelter for women victims of violence, but is nevertheless concerned about the insufficient support services for victims of violence and the absence of data on their reintegration and rehabilitation" (pg 6).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party for its high-level delegation, which was headed by the Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Women, Mariam Al Khalifa, and included experts from relevant ministries, the parliament and the judicial authority involved in the implementation of the provisions of the Convention. The Committee appreciates the constructive dialogue that took place between the delegation and the Committee" (pg 1). "The Committee notes the restructuring of the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Women, the many awareness-raising and training activities carried out and the establishment of equal opportunity units in various ministries and government bodies. Nevertheless, the Committee reiterates its concern about the limited...more
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LRW-LAW-4, LRCM-LAW-2, MURDER-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-1

"The Committee notes the existence of a bill to combat domestic violence (on which drafting began in 2007) and the assurances given by the State party’s delegation that it is currently under consideration by the chambers of the parliament. Nevertheless, the Committee is deeply concerned about the slow process of adopting specific legislation that would eliminate violence against women in all settings and include a definition of violence and provisions on remedies and sanctions. The Committee reiterates its concern that several provisions of the Penal Code condone acts of violence against women by exempting perpetrators from punishment. In particular, it regrets that the Penal Code excludes marital rape, that article...more
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: EMCMS-LAW-2

"That neither the Penal Code nor Law No. 36/2012 governing labour in the private sector specifically defines or criminalizes sexual harassment in the workplace" (Pg 9).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Law No. 35/2009, aimed at supporting the children of Bahraini women married to foreigners" (pg. 2). "The Committee welcomes the Royal Order of 2011 granting Bahraini nationality to 335 children of Bahraini women married to foreigners and notes with appreciation the Cabinet decision of January 2014 granting Bahraini nationality to the children of Bahraini women married to foreigners, subject to certain conditions. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned that women still do not enjoy equal rights to nationality, given that men automatically confer their nationality to their children, while Bahraini women do not. The Committee notes the slow pace of adoption of the draft amendments to the Nationality Law and is...more
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes information on the existence of a shelter for women victims of violence, but is nevertheless concerned about the insufficient support services for victims of violence and the absence of data on their reintegration and rehabilitation" (Pg 5).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the restructuring of the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Women, the many awareness-raising and training activities carried out and the establishment of equal opportunity units in various ministries and government bodies. Nevertheless, the Committee reiterates its concern about the limited support provided by the Supreme Council for Women to non-governmental organizations" (pg 3-4). "The Committee recalls its previous recommendation (CEDAW/C/BHR/ CO/2, para. 19) and recommends that the Supreme Council for Women strengthen its cooperation with all stakeholders, in particular by supporting women’s civil society groups and non-governmental organizations" (pg 4). "The Committee notes the information provided by the State party that it is revising the...more
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"abortion is criminalized even when a woman is a victim of rape or incest" (Pg 10).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"That a persistent wage gap between women and men exists in practice" (Pg 9)
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee appreciates the efforts of the State party to re-examine the stereotyped content of school curricula and books and to provide vocational education to both girls and boys, including in non-traditional fields. The Committee welcomes the efforts of the State party, in partnership with the media, to increase the participation of women and to show a positive and diverse image of women in public life. The Committee remains concerned, however, about the persistence of traditional stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society and, in particular, within the family" (pg 4). "The Committee commends the State party for the advances made in the education of...more
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee commends the State party for its high-level delegation, which was headed by the Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Women, Mariam Al Khalifa, and included experts from relevant ministries, the parliament and the judicial authority involved in the implementation of the provisions of the Convention. The Committee appreciates the constructive dialogue that took place between the delegation and the Committee" (pg 1).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes the initiatives undertaken by the State party to encourage women’s participation in leadership positions. It regrets, however, that, their high levels of education and economic empowerment notwithstanding, women continue to be underrepresented in political and public life, in particular in the parliament and local councils and in decision-making positions" (pg 7). The underrepresentation of women implies that society does not consider them to be good political leaders' (EJ-Coder Comment).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ASR-LAW-1

"The vocational and technical training strategic plan 2008-2014, which widens training opportunities for girls in non-traditional fields" (pg 2).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes the commitment expressed by the State party’s delegation to adopting legislation that will confer rights and legal protection to domestic workers. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned about the limited scope of application to domestic workers of Law No. 36/2012 governing labour in the private sector, given the many cases of violence, abuse and exploitation experienced by women migrant workers who are mainly employed as domestic workers in the State party. The Committee commends the State party for the adoption of decision No. 79 (2009), aimed at reforming the sponsorship system, but is concerned that conditions in employment contracts set by employers could undermine the purpose of the...more