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April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"The permissibility of polygamy and unequal and limited rights for women in relation to divorce and inheritance" (Pg 9).
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned at the persistence of deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes concerning women’s roles and responsibilities that discriminate against women and perpetuate their subordination within the family and society and that, among other things, are reflected in women’s academic and professional choices, their limited participation in political and public life and their unequal position in the labour market and in marriage and family relations. The Committee recalls that such stereotypes are also root causes of violence against women and is deeply concerned at the high prevalence of harmful practices that discriminate against women, such as child marriage and polygamy and female genital mutilation and circumcision" (Pg 5). "The...more
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The Committee notes that the State party recognizes that gender equality and women’s empowerment are crucial for the advancement of women towards national development. It is, however, concerned at the absence of a definition of discrimination, in accordance with article 1 of the Convention, in the State party’s legislation" (Pg 3-4).
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the high literacy rate and the high level of enrolment of women and girls in tertiary education. It also notes that the State party allocates 13 per cent of its national budget to education and that it is planning to increas e the length of compulsory formal education from 9 to 12 years. The Committee is concerned, however, that women and girls continue to choose traditionally female - dominated fields of education and remain underrepresented in technical and vocational education. While noting the continuing review of school curricula and textbooks, the Committee remains concerned about the persistence of some negative stereotypes against women in textbooks and curricula"...more
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"The Committee notes with concern that the State party expresses its wish to retain its general reservation to any other aspects of the Convention which may be contrary to the Constitution of Brunei Darussalam and to the beliefs and principles of Islam and its reservation to article 9 (2). It considers that the State party’s general reservation is contrary to the object and purpose of the Convention and thus impermissible under article 28 of the Convention (see the Committee’s statement on reservations contained in A/53/38/Rev.1). The Committee is also concerned that no time frame has been set to review and withdraw the reservations" (Pg 2).
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2

"The Committee is concerned at the low participation of women in political and public life, in particular their low representation in decision-making positions at all levels, including in the State Legislative Council (6 per cent), at the ministerial level (12 per cent) and among heads of overseas missions of the foreign service (15 percent), owing to persistent traditional and patriarchal attitudes regarding the role of women in society. The Committee is also concerned at the lack of policies and measures, including temporary special measures, to increase the participation of women in political and public life" (Pg 6-7)
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"It also notes with concern the criminalization of women in prostitution in the State party and the heavy prison sentences and fines imposed on women involved in prostitution, as well as the absence of any measures taken to address the demand side of prostitution' (Pg 6).
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned at the persistence of deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes concerning women’s roles and responsibilities that discriminate against women and perpetuate their subordination within the family and society and that, among other things, are reflected in women’s academic and professional choices, their limited participation in political and public life and their unequal position in the labour market and in marriage and family relations. The Committee recalls that such stereotypes are also root causes of violence against women and is deeply concerned at the high prevalence of harmful practices that discriminate against women, such as child marriage and polygamy and female genital mutilation and circumcision" (Pg 5). "The...more
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1, CLCC-LAW-1, MARR-PRACTICE-6

"The Committee notes with concern that a Bruneian woman who is married to a foreign national is required to submit an application under the Nationality Act in order to transmit her Bruneian citizenship to her children, while the children of a Bruneian father and a non-Bruneian mother automatically acquire such nationality. The Committee is also concerned that the foreign husband of a Bruneian woman and the foreign wife of a Bruneian man do not enjoy equal status when applying for permanent residence status" (Pg 7).
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"Maternity Leave Regulation (2011), which provides for 105 days of maternity leave for women working in both the public and private sectors" (Pg 2).
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"At the absence of specific legislation on violence against women or on domestic violence" (Pg 5).
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1, ERBG-DATA-2

"The Committee notes with appreciation the increase in the participation of women in the State party’s labour force from 58.8 per cent in 2001 to 62.9 per cent in 2011. It is concerned, however, at the persistent gender wage gap and the lack of a provision on equal pay for women and men for work of equal value in the Employment Order of 2009, as well as at continued horizontal and vertical segregation in the labour market. The Committee is also concerned at the absence of a specific legal framework prohibiting discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. It is further concerned that the State party has not ratified the...more
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned at the persistence of deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes concerning women’s roles and responsibilities that discriminate against women and perpetuate their subordination within the family and society and that, among other things, are reflected in women’s academic and professional choices, their limited participation in political and public life and their unequal position in the labour market and in marriage and family relations. The Committee recalls that such stereotypes are also root causes of violence against women and is deeply concerned at the high prevalence of harmful practices that discriminate against women, such as child marriage and polygamy and female genital mutilation and circumcision" (Pg 5). "The...more
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"low number of investigations, prosecutions and convictions of perpetrators" (Pg 5). This is referring to perptrators of violence against women (EJ-Coder Comment).
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes that the Special Committee on Family Institution and Women is responsible for the advancement of women and the formulation of policies on women’s and family affairs. It is concerned, however, that the focus on women in the context of the family may perpetuate discriminatory stereotypes and detract from the full advancement of women. The Committee is also concerned about the lack of a coordinated gender mainstreaming strategy, including the use of gender-responsive budgeting in all public institutions, as well as adequate human and financial resources" (Pg 4). "The Committee is concerned at the persistence of deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes concerning women’s roles and responsibilities that discriminate...more
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"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 the equality of women and men, such as the adoption of the National Plan of Action for Women" (Pg 2).
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"The Committee is also concerned at the criminalization of abortion and the absence of exceptions in cases of rape or incest" (Pg 8).
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-3, MURDER-PRACTICE-1, DTCP-LAW-1

"The Committee is gravely concerned at the State party’s restrictive interpretation of sharia law and at the adverse impact on women’s human rights of the recently adopted Sharia Penal Code Order 2013, which, under its third phase of implementation, will impose the death penalty by stoning for several 'crimes', in particular adultery and extramarital relations ( zina). While noting that the same penalties apply to women and men, the Committee is seriously concerned that women are disproportionately affected by punishment for 'crimes' involving sex, and are at a higher risk of being convicted of adultery and extramarital relations, owing to discriminatory investigative policies and provisions on the weighing of evidence....more
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"marital rape is not criminalized" (Pg 5).
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the high literacy rate and the high level of enrolment of women and girls in tertiary education. It also notes that the State party allocates 13 per cent of its national budget to education and that it is planning to increas e the length of compulsory formal education from 9 to 12 years. The Committee is concerned, however, that women and girls continue to choose traditionally female -dominated fields of education and remain underrepresented in technical and vocational education. While noting the continuing review of school curricula and textbooks, the Committee remains concerned about the persistence of some negative stereotypes against women in textbooks and curricula" (Pg...more
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Compulsory Education Act (Cap. 211), which provides for nine years of compulsory education for all girls and boys" (pg 2). "The Committee notes the high literacy rate and the high level of enrolment of women and girls in tertiary education. It also notes that the State party allocates 13 per cent of its national budget to education and that it is planning to increas e the length of compulsory formal education from 9 to 12 years. The Committee is concerned, however, that women and girls continue to choose traditionally female -dominated fields of education and remain underrepresented in technical and vocational education. While noting the continuing review of school curricula...more
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee notes with concern that there are three different laws on trafficking in women and girls that do not address the issue systematically, as well as a lack of information on the number of complaints, investigations, prosecutions and convictions relating to trafficking in women and girls and on support and rehabilitation programmes for victims" (Pg 6).
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned at the persistence of deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes concerning women’s roles and responsibilities that discriminate against women and perpetuate their subordination within the family and society and that, among other things, are reflected in women’s academic and professional choices, their limited participation in political and public life and their unequal position in the labour market and in marriage and family relations. The Committee recalls that such stereotypes are also root causes of violence against women and is deeply concerned at the high prevalence of harmful practices that discriminate against women, such as child marriage and polygamy and female genital mutilation and circumcision" (Pg 5). "The...more
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned at the persistence of deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes concerning women’s roles and responsibilities that discriminate against women and perpetuate their subordination within the family and society and that, among other things, are reflected in women’s academic and professional choices, their limited participation in political and public life and their unequal position in the labour market and in marriage and family relations. The Committee recalls that such stereotypes are also root causes of violence against women and is deeply concerned at the high prevalence of harmful practices that discriminate against women, such as child marriage and polygamy and female genital mutilation and circumcision" (Pg 5).more
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is gravely concerned at the State party’s restrictive interpretation of sharia law and at the adverse impact on women’s human rights of the recently adopted Sharia Penal Code Order 2013, which, under its third phase of implementation, will impose the death penalty by stoning for several 'crimes', in particular adultery and extramarital relations ( zina). While noting that the same penalties apply to women and men, the Committee is seriously concerned that women are disproportionately affected by punishment for 'crimes' involving sex, and are at a higher risk of being convicted of adultery and extramarital relations, owing to discriminatory investigative policies and provisions on the weighing of evidence....more
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The very low minimum age of marriage, which is 14 years under customary marriage laws, 15 years for ethnic Chinese and 16 years for Muslim girls, as compared with 18 years for Muslim boys" (Pg 9).
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee notes with concern the inadequate knowledge among all branches of the Government of the rights of women under the Convention, the concept of the substantive equality of women and men and the Committee’s general recommendations" (Pg 3). "The Committee notes that the Special Committee on Family Institution and Women is responsible for the advancement of women and the formulation of policies on women’s and family affairs. It is concerned, however, that the focus on women in the context of the family may perpetuate discriminatory stereotypes and detract from the full advancement of women. The Committee is also concerned about the lack of a coordinated gender mainstreaming strategy, including...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cuba, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 16 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

9.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

1.0