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April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"The number of persons living with HIV/AIDS is estimated at 120,000, including 94,000 adults and 56,000 women (UNAIDS 2012 report)" (10). "Progress has been made with regard to HIV/AIDS seroprevalence, which, according to EDS IV, 2010, was 1.2 per cent among women in that year. The category of women most affected are sex workers (to the extent of 16.5 per cent according to a 2010 microbiological-behavioural survey)" (31).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: INFIB-DATA-1

"According to the Demographic and Health Survey (EDS) 2010, excision is still more widespread in rural than in urban areas, while the percentage of excised women is highest in the Centre-Est, Nord, Centre-Nord and Plateau-Central regions (respectively, 90, 88, 87 and 88 per cent)" (18).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"The following special measures are in progress: 1) Establishment of the Unit of Support for Women’s Entrepreneurship, with a CFAF 5 billion line of credit from the Burkina Faso Fund for Social and Economic Development of (FBDES), to provide women entrepreneurs with access to credit at acceptable terms; 2) In 2014, establishment in the Burkina Faso Financing and Interbank Guarantee Company (SOFIGIB) of a CFAF 500 million fund earmarked for guaranteeing loans to women entrepreneurs" (15).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"Gender-related disparities also characterize non-formal basic education. The literacy rate, 62.9 per cent in urban and 19.2 per cent in rural areas in 2007, is 36.7 per cent among men and 21 per cent among women" (25).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"In carrying out its missions, the Ministry is supported by the National Council for the Advancement of Women (CONAPGenre), with branches at the regional and commune levels (COREPGenre and COCOPGenre, respectively). The presidency of CONAPGenre is ensured by the Prime Minister and the vice-presidency by the Minister for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equality. Gender-mainstreaming units are created in ministries and institutions in order to mainstream the gender perspective in sectoral development policies. The National Commission to Follow up on the Commitments of Burkina Faso regarding the Advancement of Women (CNSEF), created by Decree No. 2008-482/PRES/PM/MPF/MEF of 3 July 2008 to replace the National Commission to Combat Discrimination against...more
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Civil society includes various NGOs and associations working for the promotion and protection of women’s rights and freedoms through awareness-raising, training, communication and advocacy activities, for instance the Association of Women Lawyers of Burkina Faso (AFJ/BF), the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), the Information, Communication and training network for Women in NGOs (RECIF/NGO), Women in Law and Development in Africa (WILDAF), the Burkina Faso Coalition for Women’s Rights (CBDF), Promo femmes et développement (Advancement of women and development), the PUGSADA Association for Support and Enlightenment (ADEP), and World March of Women/Action nationale du Burkina Faso (WMW/ANBF)" (12). "In Burkina Faso, many CSOs carry out activities aimed at women’s advancement...more
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The Government has set put a special job-creation programme, 2011-2014, for young persons and women. It aims, inter alia, to build women’s technical and financial capacities in all areas of economic life" (15). "The obligatory age of retirement depends on category, regardless of gender, as follows: 1) Category A: age 60-65; 2) Category 1 (State contract workers): age 60; 3) Category B: age 58; 4) Categories C, D and E: age 55; 5) Category 2 (State contract workers): age 58; 6) Categories 3, 4 and 5 (State contract workers): age 55. As they are more numerous in the lower categories, women tend to go into retirement earlier" (21). "The number...more
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"In the Labour Code of 2008, prohibition of sexual harassment in the workplace under article 37 and punishment of all forms of that offence under article 422" (18). "In addition to the Constitution and the Personal and Family Code, the Labour Code, governed by Act No. 028-2008/AN of 13 May 2008, contains various provisions in support of women’s work and vocational training. Such provisions relate to discrimination, sexual harassment, dismissal, equal pay and sanctions for non-compliance" (26).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"In accordance with international standards, the State of Burkina Faso continuously develops initiatives to provide care for persons displaced as a result of conflicts in their countries of origin. For instance, since 2012, support and protection have been offered to thousands of men, women and children displaced as a result of the crisis in Mali. According to statistics provided by the National Commission for Refugees (CONAREF), the number of Malian refugees as of 21 June 2012 was of 65,009. O those refugees, 51.7 per cent were men and 48.3 per cent women. They were grouped in the Centre, Hauts Bassins and Sahel regions" (36).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-5

"Prohibition of sexual harassment under the Act on General Regulations for Armed Forces personnel" (18).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Act No. 034-2009/AN of 16 June 2009 on rural land tenure, which inter alia establishes the principle of gender equality with regard to access to land in rural areas" (11). "The following special measures are in progress: 1) Establishment of the Unit of Support for Women’s Entrepreneurship, with a CFAF 5 billion line of credit from the Burkina Faso Fund for Social and Economic Development of (FBDES), to provide women entrepreneurs with access to credit at acceptable terms; 2) In 2014, establishment in the Burkina Faso Financing and Interbank Guarantee Company (SOFIGIB) of a CFAF 500 million fund earmarked for guaranteeing loans to women entrepreneurs" (15). "On 15 May 2008,...more
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: IM-DATA-2

"Infant mortality is higher among boys than among girls" (30).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Gender-mainstreaming units are created in ministries and institutions in order to mainstream the gender perspective in sectoral development policies" (12). "With technical and financial support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), the National Institute of Statistics and Demography (INSD) has undertaken to produce every two years, beginning in 2010, a booklet entitled “Women and Men in Burkina Faso”, which provides an overview of gender relations in the areas of population, health, education, employment, security and decision-making. The Directorate of Sectoral Statistics in the Ministry for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equality is responsible for the collection and analysis of gender-specific data. The Statistical Yearbook for the Advancement of...more
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Some of the measures taken by the authorities in order to improve the educational situation of girls are the following: 1) Passage of the Act authorizing the country’s accession to the Convention against Discrimination in Education adopted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)" (22). "Burkina Faso is party to most of the conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) related to the promotion and protection of the rights of women" (26).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The following measures have been taken: 1) Coverage by the State of school fees and parents’ association (APE) contributions for all girls enrolled in the first grade in public schools and prohibition of excluding a pupil for non-payment of the above contributions; 2) Adoption in 2012 of the National Strategy for the Acceleration of Girls’ Education (SNAEF), including free education, action against gender-based violence, reduction of dropping out, and non-formal education for adults and adolescents; 3) Reservation of 56 per cent of technical education places and provision of science study grants for girls; 4) Establishment of a special quota of 300 grants exclusively for female students. This has helped to...more
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"With regard to inheritance law, article 741 of the Code stipulates that a surviving judicially separated spouse may not inherit her/his deceased spouse’s assets. That article is inconsistent with article 411 of the Code, under which in the event of separation the marital bond is maintained and so are the spouses’ rights and duties, except the obligation to reside together and support their children in common" (35).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"Unemployment affects women more. According to the Comprehensive Survey of Household Living Conditions (EICVM) 2009, carried out by the National Institute of Statistics and Demography (INSD), the unemployment rate is 3.9 per cent among men and 6.9 per cent among women, broken down into 0.5 per cent among men and 1.6 per cent among women in rural areas and, respectively, 13 and 23.7 per cent in urban areas" (27).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"The infant mortality rate decreased from 184 per 1,000 in 2006 to 81 per 1,000 in 2012" (10). "The overall morbidity and mortality rates remain high, with child mortality at 184 per 1,000" (27). "Despite the State’s efforts, child mortality remains high. The probability of death in the first year of life declined from 81 per thousand in 2008 to 66 per thousand in 2012 (source: World Bank, January 2013). Infant mortality is higher among boys than among girls" (30).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"For instance, of the country’s 29 ambassadors in 2013, only 6 (20 per cent) were women" (22).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"National Gender Policy (PNG), adopted by Decree No. 2009-672 PRES/PM/MEF/MPF of 7 October 2009, and a related action plan, 2011-2013. Their main goal is to promote inclusive and fair development for men and women by providing equal and equitable access to and control over resources and decision-making with due respect for human rights. The policy therefore seeks to eliminate all forms of gender inequalities and inequities so as to ensure every citizen’s social, cultural, economic and political development. That resolve was confirmed through the enshrinement of the promotion of gender equality in the Constitution pursuant to Act No. 33-2012/AN of 11 June 2012 on constitutional revision" (13). "Establishment of a...more
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Statistics for 2011 show 12 women victims of trafficking; and, for the period 2000-2011, 3,536 girls and 3,246 boys victims of trafficking (MASSN, 2011)" (19).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"The mixed attitude of political parties towards promoting women’s political rights is a major obstacle to a meaningful participation of women in managing political party activities...That situation is due to the following causes: 1) Women’s financial dependence on men; 2) Women’s social role, which stands in the way of their full participation in political life; 3) Social and cultural prejudices" (20). "In the area of women’s participation in decision-making, considerable efforts are made, including the adoption of the Act establishing quotas for legislative and municipal elections. Admittedly, use of the quota system to increase women’s participation in political life has not produced the expected results. The Government, however, engages in...more
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Certain prisons and detention facilities include separate quarters for women" (35).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

"However, save under a court decision, a woman is ineligible for family benefits or parenthood deduction from the single tax on wages and salary (IUTS), which are automatically granted to the father. That practice is discriminatory and advocacy with the authorities is under way with a view to its termination" (26).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"Reservation of 56 per cent of technical education places and provision of science study grants for girls" (14).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"The will to promote the participation of women led to the adoption of Act No. 010-2009/AN of 16 April 2009, which establishes quotas for legislative and municipal elections and marks a significant change in the legal framework for women’s political rights. It aims to promote their full participation in political life by ensuring that any political party’s candidate lists effectively include at least 30 per cent of persons of either gender (see section on article 4). However, the above Act has shortcomings. Thus, the proposed quotas do not go far enough towards gender parity on candidate lists and the penalties are not dissuasive enough. Surveys conducted in 2012 on the...more
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2, MARR-DATA-2

"However, according to a study on basic knowledge, attitudes and practices, approximately 75 per cent of Burkina Faso nationals have not been formally married at a registry office" (35).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"Gender-related disparities also characterize non-formal basic education. The literacy rate, 62.9 per cent in urban and 19.2 per cent in rural areas in 2007, is 36.7 per cent among men and 21 per cent among women" (25). The high rates of illiteracy of women would be a barrier to their ability to vote (CODER COMMENT-BCT).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Ministry of Social Action and National Solidarity plays an important role in the protection and advancement of the family, children, adolescents, and older or disabled persons. It participates extensively in combating violence against women and girls through a number of specific structures, such as the National Council to Combat Female Circumcision (CNLPE) and the National Council for Children (CNE)" (12). "In Burkina Faso, women continue to be victims of various forms of violence. To remedy that, various activities have been undertaken to promote and protect the rights of women" (15). "Women continue to be victims of physical and psychological violence based on customs and traditional practices" (15). "Note should...more
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2

"Note should also be made of the following activities: 1) Legal and social counselling centres, which in 2012 referred 83 women victims of violence to the Bobo-Dioulasso court of major jurisdiction; 2) Legal assistance and support for 60 women victims of violence, under the Joint Programme to Combat Violence against Women and Girls (PC/VEFF), 2008-2010, in three pilot regions (Hauts Bassins, Sahel and Centre); 3) Creation by the Ministry for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equality of a care service and toll-free helpline for gender-based violence victims, staffed with police officers who provide victim support" (16).