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Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"[...] he Committee is concerned that despite the 30 percent minimum quota in place at the time of the last elections, the number of women elected to the national Parliament remains extremely low (15/127). It further notes the low number of women appointed to ministerial positions (7/29) and as Ambassadors (7/32)," (7).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee reiterates its previous concern that temporary special measures are not sufficiently applied as a necessary strategy to accelerate the achievement of substantive equality between women and men in all areas covered by the Convention, with particular attention to promote the representation of women at the decision-making level in both the public and private sectors," (5). "The Committee welcomes the revision of Law No. 010-2009 of 16 April 2009 (Quota Law), to raise the representation of either sex on the candidate lists for legislative and municipal elections from 30 to 50 per cent and the rejection of any candidate list that does not respect this quota. It further welcomes ...more
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"The Committee is further concerned about […] the disproportionately low completion rates at the secondary level among girls in rural areas and the resulting low literacy rates among rural women (21%)," (8).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 24-2016/AN of 17 October 2016 on the protection and promotion of the rights of older persons, which, inter alia, sanctions the abandonment and social exclusion of older persons as well as those accused of witchcraft. It is, however, concerned that the Law does not specifically address the precarious situation of older women or provide a complaint mechanism to ensure that victims of discrimination, including women accused of witchcraft, can claim their rights. [...] The Committee regrets reports of attacks on persons with albinism, including women and girls, the use of their body parts for purposes of witchcraft, and the stigma and social ...more
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is concerned that […] the High Council for Reconciliation and National Unity is not fully operational resulting in delays in investigating allegations of gender-based violence against women and girls by security forces and terrorist groups" (4).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is gravely concerned about the extremely high rate of maternal mortality and draws the link to the rising incidence of unsafe abortion which accounts for almost one third of all maternal deaths […] Additional factors causing maternal mortality and morbidity, including female genital mutilation, early marriage, early pregnancies, inadequate health care infrastructure and medical personnel, unequal distribution of health and family planning services and impeded access to contraception," (10).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 30-2011 of 3 June 2011 on combating, and protecting the rights of persons living with HIV/AIDS. However, it is concerned that the rate of HIV/AIDS remains high for women in prostitution and that they have limited access to treatment owing to discrimination and stigmatization," (10).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the submission of the draft revised Personal and Family Code to the Council of Ministers and that this draft harmonizes the age of marriage at 18 years for both men and women," (13).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The Committee recommends, in line with its general recommendation No. 30 on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations, that the State party […] Avail itself of international financial and technical assistance, as appropriate, to ensure the inclusion and participation of women at all stages of the peace-making, stabilization and reconstruction process, including by effectively implementing its National Action Plan on Security Council resolutions 1325 (2000) and 1820 (2008) on women, peace and security," (4). (LC CODER COMMENT:This effort suggests that the inclusion of women in the peace process in not a given.) "[...] the Committee is concerned that despite the 30 percent minimum quota in place at the ...more
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of Decree No. 2016-311 of 2 March 2016, introducing free health care for children under five years and for pregnant women in the State party. However, it is gravely concerned about […] The extremely high rate of maternal mortality and draws the link to the rising incidence of unsafe abortion which accounts for almost one third of all maternal deaths [...] Additional factors causing maternal mortality and morbidity, including female genital mutilation, early marriage, early pregnancies, inadequate health care infrastructure and medical personnel, unequal distribution of health and family planning services and impeded access to contraception," (10).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the strengthening of the National Human Rights Commission, including the broadening of its mandate to promote and protect women’s rights through awareness raising, complaints handling, legal assistance, and provision of referral services for victims. However, it notes with concern that the Commission is not operational" (5).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The Committee is further concerned that Law No. 061-2015/CNT on preventing violence against women and girls is not fully operational," (5).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The Committee notes the Constitutional and legislative guarantees, including in the Personal and Family Code and Labour Code, prohibiting sex-based discrimination and harassment and protection of equal opportunities of women and men in employment [...] The Committee is concerned that victims of That victims of gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace have limited access to redress due to onerous evidentiary requirements," (9).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"The Committee, however, remains concerned about women’s limited access to justice mainly due to […] The fact that for the majority of women, personal and family law matters are regulated by religious and customary law, principles of which have been found to be in violation of the Convention" (3).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the submission of the draft revised Personal and Family Code to the Council of Ministers and that this draft harmonizes the age of marriage at 18 years for both men and women. It is, however, concerned about the lack of information as to whether all discriminatory provisions have been recommended for repeal in the draft, including [...] Articles 257-262, permitting polygamy," (13).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee draws attention to the link between women’s low status within the family and society, their lower educational attainment, higher rates of poverty, and the high levels of gender-based violence perpetrated against them, in particular, sexual and domestic violence. It remains concerned that such violence appears to be socially legitimized and accompanied by a culture of silence and impunity and that victims have limited means of assistance, protection or redress," (5).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GIC-LAW-2

""The Committee is concerned that […] That women continue to be ineligible to receive family benefits or a parenthood deduction from the single tax on wages and salaries, which are automatically granted to fathers," (9). (LC CODER COMMENT: Single, working mothers, therefore, would not benefit from these deductions at all.)
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The Committee, however, remains concerned about women’s limited access to justice mainly due to […] Women’s limited geographical access to the courts and the limited availability of legal aid in rural areas" (3). "The Committee is further concerned about [...] the disproportionately low completion rates at the secondary level among girls in rural areas and the resulting low literacy rates among rural women (21%)," (8).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: MARR-DATA-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee […] notes with concern […] The extremely high rate of child marriage, with 92 percent of girls between 15 and 19 years in rural areas married before reaching the age of 18," (6).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The Committee […] notes with concern […] he persistent practice of female genital mutilation and the lenient sentencing policy in the State party, including failure to systematically apply the minimum penalty of six months imprisonment to perpetrators and the excessive use of conditional sentencing," (6).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee draws attention to the link between women’s low status within the family and society, their lower educational attainment, higher rates of poverty, and the high levels of gender-based violence perpetrated against them, in particular, sexual and domestic violence. It remains concerned that such violence appears to be socially legitimized and accompanied by a culture of silence and impunity and that victims have limited means of assistance, protection or redress," (5). "The Committee [...] recommends that the State party [...] ensure the effective implementation of Law No. 061 2015 CNT such that all allegations of gender-based violence against women, including domestic violence, are effectively investigated, prosecuted and adequately punished ...more
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"[...] the Committee is concerned that despite the 30 percent minimum quota in place at the time of the last elections, the number of women elected to the national Parliament remains extremely low (15/127). It further notes the low number of women appointed to ministerial positions (7/29) and as Ambassadors (7/32)," (7).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: MARR-LAW-5

"The Committee welcomes the submission of the draft revised Personal and Family Code to the Council of Ministers and that this draft harmonizes the age of marriage at 18 years for both men and women. It is, however, concerned about the lack of information as to whether all discriminatory provisions have been recommended for repeal in the draft, including [...] Article 233, excluding marriage conducted under customary and religious rites from application of the Code," (13).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"However, the Committee is concerned that economic and social benefits remain inaccessible for the majority of women in the State party due to their low level of awareness on accessing such benefits as well as about their limited access to and control of land and natural resources, resulting from patriarchal attitudes towards resource allocation," (11).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee draws attention to the link between women’s low status within the family and society, their lower educational attainment, higher rates of poverty, and the high levels of gender-based violence perpetrated against them, in particular, sexual and domestic violence. It remains concerned that such violence appears to be socially legitimized and accompanied by a culture of silence and impunity and that victims have limited means of assistance, protection or redress. The Committee is further concerned that Law No. 061-2015/CNT on preventing violence against women and girls is not fully operational," (5).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"The Committee reiterates its previous concern that temporary special measures are not sufficiently applied as a necessary strategy to accelerate the achievement of substantive equality between women and men in all areas covered by the Convention, with particular attention to promote the representation of women at the decision-making level in both the public and private sectors," (5). "The Committee welcomes the revision of Law No. 010-2009 of 16 April 2009 (Quota Law), to raise the representation of either sex on the candidate lists for legislative and municipal elections from 30 to 50 per cent and the rejection of any candidate list that does not respect this quota. It further welcomes ...more
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned about the persistence of stereotypes that discriminate against women in the State party, as reflected by exclusive decision-making by men in both the public and private spheres and women’s relegation to a reproductive role. The Committee draws attention to the link between women’s low status within the family and society, their lower educational attainment, higher rates of poverty, and the high levels of gender-based violence perpetrated against them, in particular, sexual and domestic violence. It remains concerned that such violence appears to be socially legitimized," (5).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the previous report, the State party has ratified or acceded to the following international and regional instruments […] The UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education, in 2012" (2).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

The Committee recommends the State party to decriminalize abortion by repealing articles 383 to 390 of the 1996 Criminal Code prohibiting abortion [and] eliminate the procedural obstacles that effectively hinder access to legal abortion, including the requirement, in cases of rape, to obtain a judicial decision recognizing the criminal act and limiting the performance of abortion in case of rape or incest to the first 10 weeks of gestation," (10).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The Committee is […] concerned that Law No. 061-2015/CNT on preventing violence against women and girls is not fully operational and there is no timeline for […] amending article 14(2) which fails to criminalize marital rape unless it is committed repeatedly or when a partner is physically unable to engage in sexual intercourse, and which is only sanctioned with a fine," (5).