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April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, Chile launched their national action plan in 2015 and it expires in 2018 (MB-Coder Comment).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"However, the Committee is deeply concerned about the increasing number of teenage pregnancies causing high rates of school dropout" (7).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"Act No. 20.480 (2010) amending the Penal Code to include femicide" (2). "The Committee notes with appreciation the State party’s increased efforts to combat domestic violence, including the amendments of its Penal Code to include the crime of femicide perpetrated by spouses or ex-spouses (Act No. 20.480), and to provide assistance and redress to victims of domestic violence" (4).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"[The Committee] is also concerned that the legislation does not contain a specific definition of domestic violence as a criminal offence which covers both psychological and physical violence" (4).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"However, [the Committee] regrets that the report generally lacked statistics disaggregated by sex and qualitative data on the situation of women in a number of areas covered by the Convention, in particular in respect of women belonging to disadvantaged groups" (1). The government does not appear to be provided disaggregated data on gender issues as requested for CEDAW reporting purposes (AA-CODER COMMENT). "The Committee commends the State party for its high-level delegation, which was headed by the Director of the National Service for Women (SERNAM), Minister Carolina Schmidt Zaldivar, and included the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Chile to the United Nations in Geneva..." (1). SERNAM is part of...more
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"However, the Committee is deeply concerned about the increasing number of teenage pregnancies causing high rates of school dropout; the persistence of school expulsions on the grounds of pregnancy and the limited number of complaints filed thereafter, which translates a lack of awareness of pregnant students" (7).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"Further, the Committee is concerned that sexual harassment is only criminalized as a conduct occurring in the workplace (art. 2 of the Labour Code) and against minors (Act No. 20526)" (4).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"The Committee is concerned that the exception to the jus soli principle relating to foreigners in transit is systematically applied to migrant women in an irregular situation, irrespective of the length of their stay in the State party, and that, as a result, their children cannot receive Chilean nationality at birth and can only opt for Chilean nationality within a period of one year immediately following their twenty-first birthday" (6). "The Committee is concerned about the social exclusion and vulnerability of migrant women, as well as obstacles preventing them from enjoying basic rights, such as access to social benefits and health-care services, in particular for pregnant women" (9).more
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1, IRP-DATA-2

"Further, the Committee is concerned about the insufficient information about the extent of trafficking in women and girls, in particular internal trafficking from rural to urban areas, and about the lack of information on the phenomenon of exploitation of prostitution in the State party" (5).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"...the Committee remains concerned at the low female participation in the labour market – especially with regard to migrant and indigenous women, the persistent wage gap between women and men and the failure of the State party to incorporate the principle of equal pay for work of equal value into Act No. 20.348 (2009) on the right to equal remuneration, in conformity with ILO standards" (8). "While noting with satisfaction the positive impact of the 2008 pension reform on women, the Committee is concerned about the discriminatory calculation system of the pension fund, which, by using life expectancy tables disaggregated by sex, results in a different monthly pension at the...more
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1

"The Committee is further concerned about reported cases of involuntary sterilization of women with HIV/AIDS in the State party" (8). The report does not indicate if these practices are considered legal or are happening "under the table" at the state level (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"However, while noting the explanation of the delegation that the condition of “habitual ill-treatment” applies only to psychological violence, the Committee is concerned that the application of this additional requirement for those acts to amount to a criminal offence constitutes a procedural barrier which prevents their prosecution. It is also concerned that the legislation does not contain a specific definition of domestic violence as a criminal offence which covers both psychological and physical violence" (4).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Furthermore, the Committee is particularly concerned at the reported disproportionate use of violence by the police, including sexual abuse, against female students during social protests and against women during Mapuche protests. It regrets the absence of prosecution of perpetrators and the failure of the State party to provide access to justice to women victims of such violence" (4).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: LDS-LAW-1

"The Committee notes with satisfaction the enactment of legislation improving the working conditions of domestic workers, with regard to their minimum wage, right to take public holidays and maternity leave, and bill No. 8292-13, which aims at regulating the weekly maximum hours of work" (7).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Act No. 20507 (2011) on human trafficking, which includes definitions of the offences of trafficking and smuggling of migrants" (2).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The Committee notes with appreciation the State party’s increased efforts to combat domestic violence, including the amendments of its Penal Code to include the crime of femicide perpetrated by spouses or ex-spouses (Act No. 20.480), and to provide assistance and redress to victims of domestic violence" (4).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, AFE-PRACTICE-2

"...the Committee remains concerned about the persistence of traditional stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and society, which overemphasize the traditional roles of women as mothers and spouses and continue to affect their educational and professional choices" (4).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"Furthermore, the Committee reiterates its concern that the binominal electoral system unfavourably impacts women’s political representation" (6). While not a law directly forbidding women from running, the legal set up of bionominal electoral system is a concern in that it may unintentionally limit the amount of women who can successfully run for office (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: GP-DATA-4

""The Committee commends the State party for its high-level delegation, which was headed by the Director of the National Service for Women (SERNAM), Minister Carolina Schmidt Zaldivar…" (1). This woman-focused component of a cabinet-level ministry is headed by a woman (AA-CODER COMMENT). "While commending the State party for its efforts to strengthen the financial resources of SERNAM, the Committee is concerned about the insufficient coordination of SERNAM with the Parliament and civil society and that disadvantaged women are not sufficiently included in SERNAM programmes, action plans and policies" (3). It appears there is moderate support for this program, but that it is not being coordinated as well as one would...more
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"It regrets that the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes and the lack of temporary special measures continue to impede women’s participation in Parliament and in decision-making positions at the State and municip levels, including indigenous women" (6).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-LAW-2

"While commending the State party’s effort to strengthen female political leadership through the establishment of the “600 women leaders for Chile” Programme, the Committee is concerned about the low participation of women in Government, in both chambers of Parliament, the diplomatic service and the judiciary, as well as in the function of mayor and municipal councillor" (6).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"...in the light of the high number of early pregnancies and resulting unsafe abortions, the Committee is concerned about serious gaps in the implementation of Act No. 20.418 and women’s difficulties in access to and availability of contraceptives methods and family planning services" (8).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"The Committee is deeply concerned about the persistence of legislation which discriminates against women with regard to the administration of marital property and reiterates its concern that legal reform in this regard has been pending since 1995 (CEDAW/C/CHI/CO/4, para. 9)" (10).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is further concerned about reported cases of involuntary sterilization of women with HIV/AIDS in the State party" (8).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"While noting that the new anti-discrimination legislation includes the prohibition of discrimination based on sex, gender identity and sexual orientation, the Committee remains concerned that the State party failed to incorporate into this legislation a comprehensive definition of discrimination against women in accordance with article 1 of the Convention, and the principle of equality between women and men in accordance with article 2 (a)" (2).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"While noting the State party’s efforts to provide training to women in traditionally male-dominated areas, the Committee remains concerned at the low female participation in the labour market" (8).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"...the Committee deeply regrets that all the recent parliamentary initiatives aimed at decriminalizing abortion have failed in the State party, including those where the health or life of the mother are at risk, in cases of serious foetus malformation or rape. While welcoming the statement made by the delegation that the right to life of the mother prevails where her health or life is at risk, the Committee reiterates the concern expressed in its previous concluding observations (CEDAW/C/CHI/CO/4, para. 19) that abortion remains a criminal offence in all circumstances" (8).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"However, the Committee expresses concern at the continuing precarious situation of domestic workers, in particular migrant women, the lack of implementation of the legal framework and the insufficient monitoring of their working conditions" (7).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"...the Committee expresses its deep concern at the reported lack of preventive measures to address the root causes of trafficking, as well as at the lack of an victim identification mechanism to facilitate the enforcement of the new law, rehabilitation, protection and provision of temporary shelters for women and girls victims of trafficking" (5).
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: LO-DATA-3

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 30% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)