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Latest items for Bolivia

April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee, reiterating the concern that it expressed in its concluding comments of 2008...wishes to call special attention to the following: (a) The limited decision-making authority and the lack of human, technical and financial resources of the Deputy Minister for Equality of Opportunities at the Ministry of Justice and the Unit for Depatriarchalization and Decolonization at the Ministry of Culture to coordinate the implementation of public policies on gender equality" (4).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes with concern...The absence of shelters for women who are victims of trafficking outside La Paz and Santa Cruz and the lack of rehabilitation and reintegration services for victims" (7).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"the Committee is nevertheless concerned about...the referral of cases of violence against women to conciliation procedures, the prohibition on doing so nothwithstanding" (6). "The Committee recommends that the State party...Ensure that cases of violence against women, including domestic violence, are under no circumstances referred to any alternative dispute resolution procedures" (6). "the Committee is nevertheless concerned about...(f)The lack of sufficient forensic medical personnel to examine women who are victims of violence; (g) The insufficient support for victims of violence, including legal assistance, medical treatment, psychological counselling services and shelters" (6).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since its consideration in 2008 of the State party's combined second, third and fourth periodic reports…in undertaking legislative reform, in particular the adoption of the following legislation…(c) Act No. 243 of 28 May 2012, the Political Harassment and Violence against Women Act, which prohibits all forms of discrimination against women in public and political life" (1-2). "The Committee commends the State party for its progressive laws regarding women’s political participation and protection from gender-based political violence" (8).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is nevertheless concerned about...The extremely low number of prosecutions and convictions of perpetrators in cases of violence against women, including in cases of femicide" (6).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-LAW-1, IAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned, however, about the challenges in its implementation, including the 18 year minimum age of marriage for women and men" (13).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"The Committee is concerned about a persistent gender gap in employment, including...The disproportionately high number of women working in the informal sector and de facto barriers to access to social security" (9).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned about a persistent gender gap in employment, including: (a) Women’s limited access to formal employment, in particular managerial positions, in almost all sectors of the economy" (9).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

"The Committee commends the State party for its economic growth, redistribution of wealth and eradication of extreme poverty, but is concerned about the persistence of poverty in female-headed households" (11).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The prevalence of forms of violence against women, including physical, sexual, psychological and economic violence, in the State party and the lack of a strategy to prevent violence against women" (6).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"It is also concerned about the low representation of women in the judiciary and the foreign service of the State party" (8).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"It is further concerned about the 30 per cent dropout rate owing to teenage pregnancy and the absence of education in sexual and reproductive health and rights within the education system. The Committee notes the measures taken by the State party to address sexual violence against girls in the education system" (8).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the efforts made by the State party to offer comprehensive services of plurinational justice, but is concerned about…The delayed establishment of specialized courts exclusively dedicated to cases of violence against women, as envisaged in Act No. 348 of 2013 (Comprehensive Act to Guarantee Women a Life Free of Violence)" (3-4).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee recommends that the State party...Ensure that cases of violence against women, including domestic violence, are under no circumstances referred to any alternative dispute resolution procedures" (6). "the Committee is nevertheless concerned about...(f)The lack of sufficient forensic medical personnel to examine women who are victims of violence; (g) The insufficient support for victims of violence, including legal assistance, medical treatment, psychological counselling services and shelters" (6).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"The criminalization of abortion, the restrictive conditions under which abortion is available and the lack of implementation of the rule issued by the Constitutional Court in 2014 abolishing the requirement of judicial authorization for abortion in cases of rape" (10).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The Committee welcomes the measure taken by the State party to enhance the provision of health services for women, including through the provision of ancestral medicine, but is concerned about: (a) The persistently high rates of maternal mortality and the limited access to health infrastructures for pregnant women, in particular for indigenous women and in rural areas" (10).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"It is also concerned about the low representation of women in the judiciary" (8).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The persisting structural barriers in the 'rural indigenous jurisdiction' and in the formal justice system that prevent women from gaining access to justice and obtaining redress, such as an insufficient number of courts across the territory, limited information regarding rights and judicial procedures available in the main indigenous languages and the limited coverage of legal aid schemes, given that only 45 per cent of municipalities have established comprehensive municipal legal services" (4). "The Committee welcomes the measures taken by the State party to improve the living conditions of rural women, but remains concerned about: (a) Rural women’s limited access to land titles and ownership owing to the lack of identification...more
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since its consideration in 2008 of the State party's combined second, third and fourth periodic reports…in undertaking legislative reform, in particular the adoption of the following legislation…(c) Act No. 243 of 28 May 2012, the Political Harassment and Violence against Women Act, which prohibits all forms of discrimination against women in public and political life" (1-2).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the measures taken by the State party to improve the living conditions of rural women, but remains concerned about: (a) Rural women’s limited access to land titles and ownership owing to the lack of identification documents to demonstrate land ownership and lack of knowledge of the regulations and procedures for obtaining land titles" (11).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"National Strategic Plan for Sexual and Reproductive Health (2009-2015)" (2).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"While the Committee recognizes the high level of investment in education by the State party, it notes with concern the absence of data disaggregated by age, ethnicity and social status on the access of girls to education, in particular girls’ enrolment, completion and dropout rates at all levels of education" (9).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The Committee notes with concern that indigenous and Afro-Bolivian women lack appropriate means to express their free, prior and informed consent in the approval of large-scale projects for the exploitation of natural resources" (12).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The Committee welcomes the measures taken by the State party to enhance the provision of health services for women, including through the provision of ancestral medicine, but is concerned about...The high rate of teenage pregnancy, which can lead to increased maternal mortality" (10).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since its consideration in 2008 of the State party's combined second, third and fourth periodic reports…in undertaking legislative reform, in particular the adoption of the following legislation…(e) Electoral System Act, No. 026 of 30 June 2010, which covers the application of the principles of gender equity, gender parity and alternation in the procedures for proposing, preselecting and electing persons for public office" (1-2). "The Committee calls upon the State party: (a) To adopt temporary special measures, including statutory quotas, in accordance with article 4 (1) of the Convention and the Committee’s general recommendation No. 25, to promote the equal participation of women, especially indigenous...more
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned, however, about the underrepresentation of women, especially indigenous women, in high-level decision-making positions in the Government, in particular at the departmental and municipal levels" (8).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee welcomes the efforts made by the State party to offer comprehensive services of plurinational justice, but is concerned about...The gender stereotypes and limited specialized training and expertise among prosecutors, the police and judges on women’s rights" (3-4). "The Committee, reiterating the concern that it expressed in its concluding comments of 2008...wishes to call special attention to the following...The absence of sufficient human, technical and financial resources to effectively implement, with adequate data, the National Plan for Equality of Opportunities" (4). "The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Consider the establishment of a ministry of women's affairs or other high-level office with authority to coordinate and articulate all...more
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee notes with concern...The lack of programmes to support the rehabilitation and reintegration of women in prostitution" (7).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The Committee notes with concern: (a) The high and growing number of cases of human trafficking in human beings, in particular women and children in border areas. (b) Cases of internal trafficking of indigenous women for purposes of forced prostitution, in particular in areas in which major development projects are being implemented" (7).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"the Committee is nevertheless concerned about...the referral of cases of violence against women to conciliation procedures, the prohibition on doing so nothwithstanding" (6). "The Committee recommends that the State party...Ensure that cases of violence against women, including domestic violence, are under no circumstances referred to any alternative dispute resolution procedures" (6).