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Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age (15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisified wih modern methods is 74.2 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 20.4 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 3.9 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 1.5 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 26.2 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: Belarus
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 74.2 years, with the average life expectancy being 68.8 years for men and 79.2 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: Belarus
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 4.6 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 1.9 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Italy, Kuwait, Sweden
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 4 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 72.3 years, with the average life expectancy being 66.5 years for men and 78.0 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satisified is 74.2 (latest available data for 2005-2015).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Belarus, Latvia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 21.8 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 22.8 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 21.6 based on data from 2005-2014.
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"the Committee notes with concern that many women are being exploited in prostitution in the State party owing to a lack of alternative economic opportunities that would allow them to sustain themselves and their families" (pg 7). "The Committee is further concerned that women in prostitution are at high risk of experiencing gender-based violence, including abuse by the police, murder attempts, gang rape, extortion, robbery, forced sex practices and forced non-usage of condoms. The Committee is also concerned that, unless they can prove that they are victims of trafficking or related offences, women in prostitution face fines or administrative arrest, and their official employer and the school attended by their...more
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: CUST-LAW-1

"It also notes that women in de facto unions and their children do not have legal protection in economic matters upon the termination of such a union" (pg 13).
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

" Schools offer “life skills lessons” in which girls are taught cooking and sewing while boys learn woodworking and carpentry, which further upholds traditional gender roles in society" (pg 8). "At the vocational and university levels, women are frequently enrolled in traditionally female-dominated fields of study" (pg 8).
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned about discrimination against women with disabilities in the State party, in particular with regard to their access to sexual and reproductive health services and rights and their exercise of parental rights. This includes the possibility of forcing a woman with disabilities to have an abortion upon the written consent of her legal guardian, and the exertion of pressure and threats on a woman with disabilities to place her child in State custody" (pg 12).
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Teachers, school textbooks and teacher training materials continue to convey discriminatory stereotypes regarding traditionally “female” and “male” roles in society, which leads to the perpetuation and reinforcement of the aforementioned stereotypes" (pg 8).
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The Committee is concerned about the absence of legislation specifically prohibiting direct and indirect discrimination against women" (pg 2).
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The Committee notes with concern the increase in the prevalence of genderbased violence against women, including sexual and psychological violence, and: The requirement of the written consent of a victim of domestic violence for the issuance of a restraining order evicting an abusive partner or family member from the victim’s residence, pursuant to the Crime Prevention Act of 2014" (pg 5-6).
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee takes note of the high rate of female participation in the labour force. It is concerned, however, about persistent discrimination against women in employment, including the significant gender wage gap in many fields of employment, and about horizontal and vertical segregation in employment. Furthermore, it is concerned about: The failure of employers to create sufficiently safe conditions, in line with exemptions to the above-mentioned list provided for by law" (pg 9). "The Committee reiterates its previous concerns that article 170 of the Criminal Code may not provide adequate protection against sexual harassment in the workplace, given that the burden of proof is very heavy in criminal cases, and...more
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Furthermore, the Committee is concerned that the registration procedure for non-governmental organizations is cumbersome, lengthy and costly and involves requirements that may constitute a basis for discriminatory and arbitrary refusal of registration and result in only a small number of women’s organizations being registered" (pg 4).
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee welcomes the efforts undertaken by the State party to counter stereotypes against women. It is concerned, however, about the prevalence of discriminatory stereotypes and patriarchal attitudes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society and in the family, which is reflected in, among other things, the unequal distribution of household and child-rearing responsibilities between women and men in stereotypical portrayals of women in the media, and the frequent depiction of women as sexualized commodities, notably in advertisements. The Committee also notes with concern that the prevalence of patriarchy and the subordination of women in society are root causes of violence against women" (pg 5). "...more
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned about the persistent gender wage gap prevailing in the agricultural sector, the slight improvements notwithstanding, and the low rate of participation by women in decision-making in collective and State-owned farms" (pg 11).
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The Committee takes note of the high rate of female participation in the labour force. It is concerned, however, about persistent discrimination against women in employment, including the significant gender wage gap in many fields of employment, and about horizontal and vertical segregation in employment. Furthermore, it is concerned about: The conduct of job interviews during the course of which women are often asked about their marital status and their parenthood" (pg 9).
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, including the adoption or establishment of the following: Expert working groups addressing the implementation of gender policies in all regions in 2012 and 2013" (pg 2). "The Committee notes with concern that the National Council on Gender Policy of the Council of Ministers meets only twice a year and that the Department of Population and Gender and Family Policy within the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection focuses in particular on family and demographical issues, violence against women and trafficking. Consequently, the Committee is concerned...more
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee notes with concern that, notwithstanding the commitment undertaken during its universal periodic review, the State party has not yet established an independent national human rights institution" (pg 4).
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee notes with appreciation the continuously improving health status of women. It is concerned, however, about the growing anti-abortion movement and the limited use of contraceptives, including for “moral reasons” and owing to the high cost of hormonal contraceptives" (pg 10-11).