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April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"As part of a post-crisis institutional and multisectoral support project, a component on assistance and social reintegration for women victims of violence in conflict situation in Côte d’Ivoire was implemented from July 2008 to November 2013, with a view to reducing the maternal mortality ratio and increasing protection for those exposed to gender-based violence, including the victims of the 2002–2007 crisis and the 2010 and 2011 crises. The project covered 10 departments in the central northern and western zones occupied by the Forces Nouvelles, namely Bouaké, Dabakala, Danané, Duékoué, Guiglo, Korhogo, Man, Odienné and Sakassou as well as M’Bahiakro, a department in the republican zone. A number of actions have...more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Since 2012, actors in the justice system have been involved in capacity-building workshops on gender-based violence conducted by the Ministry of Solidarity, the Family, Women and Children, United Nations system agencies, the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire and civil society organizations. To date, 200 judges, prosecutors, lawyers and clerks have benefited from capacity-building initiatives on the response to gender-based violence. Other actors involved in the judicial chain, including military and paramilitary forces, have been receiving training since 2011" (10). "A caucus of women parliamentarians, established in May 2014 with the support of the Ministry for the Advancement of Women and the Family and the Protection of Children, is working...more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The project to mobilise sparsely populated communities and women in support of girls’ education that began in 2009 is still under way. Twenty communities have developed plans for the promotion of girls’ education. School Girl Mothers’ Clubs (CMEF) have been established in more than 15 regional directorates" (28). "The State has developed a number of policies and programmes specifically for women, as listed below. 1) The National Agricultural Investment Plan (2012–2015), which benefits women in rural areas" (30). "In addition, the Government has also: ... 4) Provided rural women with on-site training on how to produce and market food crops" (31).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"In addition, five police departments and one corps of gendarmes now have gender units, which help to process complaints in cases of violence against women and girls. Since April 2014, these units have recorded and responded to 1,541 cases of gender-based violence" (16). "Women have been able to join the National Police of Côte d’Ivoire since 1987. Out of 457 commissioners in the police force, 52 are female. Women hold 15 of 237 decision-making posts, which is 6 per cent. In 2011, the first woman Director of Administration of the National Police was appointed. In 2012, the first woman district chief was appointed. To date, there are 2 women district...more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Act No. 98-757 of 23 December 1998 penalizing female genital mutilation has been enforced since 2012. Practitioners and sponsors of excision ceremonies have been sentenced in various jurisdictions" (6). "Since January 2012, seven persons have been convicted by the courts of Katiola, Danané, Séguéla, Odienné, Bouaké, Tabou and Man, following the adoption of Act No. 98-757 of 23 December 1998, which criminalizes female genital mutilation" (16). "A baseline survey for the 'Tracking Results Continuously' approach (TRaC) , to be used to monitor and evaluate the abandonment of the practice of female genital mutilation in Côte d’Ivoire, was conducted in 2013 by the National School of Statistics and Applied Economics and...more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Côte d’Ivoire has ratified several conventions and participated in subregional and African meetings to enhance the coordination of activities to address the needs of men and women in Africa. These efforts include: (i) ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol) in March 2012" (12). "Côte d’Ivoire has issued several reports relating to the treaties that it has ratified. These include: (i) the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in October 2011; (ii) the Beijing Platform for Action and the 20-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform...more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"As part of a project to support women’s community initiatives to support reconciliation and peace in Côte d’Ivoire, funded by the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund during the period 2014–2015, six women-friendly spaces were created in the west of Côte d’Ivoire" (22).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"In the case of the Abidjan Military Tribunal, 548 incidents of gender-based violence and 325 cases of rape were reported in 2014 in collaboration with the UNOCI police component. Of those incidents, 30 are attributed to the defence and security forces and 20 to the Forces républicaines de Côte d’Ivoire. The perpetrators have been effectively punished. Between 2012 and 2015, six complaints were received, six proceedings instituted, five judgments pronounced and two judgments enforced" (19). "Furthermore, in line with a zero-tolerance approach to sexual violence, the Ministry of Defence has taken disciplinary measures, including the expulsion of about 20 soldiers found guilty of sexual violence in 2014" (20).more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The Human Rights Division found that over 93 per cent of all the perpetrators of the rapes that it documented during the reporting period were private individuals without State positions, while almost 7 per cent were agents of the State. The perpetrators of rape who were not State agents were mostly unknown to their victims (60 per cent), while 30 per cent were neighbours or acquaintances and 10 per cent were members of their families" (18). Table 2, titled, "DATA ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE, 2010-2016," shows that there were 159 reported rapes in 2010, 217 reported in 2011, 578 in 2012, 497 reported in 2013, 292 reported in 2014, 249 in...more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1, SAB-LAW-1

"In order to combat malnutrition more effectively, several measures have been taken by the Government of Côte d’Ivoire. These include: (i) the 2013 decree regulating the marketing of breast-milk substitutes" (34).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"Act No. 98-757 of 23 December 1998 penalizing female genital mutilation has been enforced since 2012" (6). "Côte d’Ivoire has taken numerous measures to implement United Nations General Assembly resolution 67/146 on intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilation. A campaign on zero tolerance for female genital mutilation was launched in 2013 and actions to strengthen the enforcement of Act No. 98-757 of 23 December 1998 on female genital mutilation have been initiated in support of legal professionals and the prefectural authorities" (14).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1, CLCC-LAW-1

"With regard to nationality, men and women are treated equally with regard to acquiring citizenship" (8).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"In 2013, Côte d’Ivoire had a total of 426,225 unemployed persons, 53.4 per cent of whom were women. The population outside the labour force, accounting for 44.3 per cent of the general population of working age, was predominantly women (55.6 per cent)" (31).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

Table 2, titled, "DATA ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE, 2010-2016," shows that 49 forced marriages were reported in 2013, 6 were reported in 2014, 64 in 2015, and 12 in 2016 (17).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"In addition, article 20 states that no minister may conduct a religious marriage ceremony without the presentation of the certificate of civil marriage prescribed in article 28, thereby precluding polygamous marriage" (35).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: WR-LAW-1

"The revision of the criminal code to include the prohibition of levirate and sororate, as well as discriminatory practices, is still under way. However, the courts, when involved, find in favour of women" (35).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"A study conducted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs in 2012 showed that most girls who had dropped out or never been to school lived in difficult conditions in which they were unable to meet their basic needs for food, clothing, health services, information and housing. Some of these girls resorted to clandestine or professional prostitution" (23). "'The Government of Côte d’Ivoire has included the following in the code of ethics of the teaching profession: 'The code of ethics strictly prohibits sexual intercourse between teacher and student'. Many teachers have been punished for rape or indecent assault of underage students from primary and secondary schools in various locations"...more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Côte d’Ivoire section of the Network on Peace and Security for Women in the ECOWAS region has carried out activities to support implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000). In 2014 it prepared information sheets on Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) in collaboration with the United Nations Office for West Africa for improved outreach. The network had conducted a mini-workshop on capacity-building for women’s civil society organizations on Security Council resolutions 1325 (2000) and 1820 (2008) and had launched a database on gender, women, peace and security in West Africa on 13 February 2014" (22).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-1

"The establishment of the National Women’s Council and the reform of the security sector made it possible for girls to attend the Technical Military Preparatory School (beginning in the 2013/14 academic year) and for women to join the National Gendarmerie (as of 2014)" (5).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"In the justice system, as shown by the table below, women account for 22.5 per cent of the workforce. Women have the highest level of representation among notaries (52.11%) and are least represented as agents (6.09%). Women constitute 26.5 per cent of judges" (26). Table 5, titled, "STAFF OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN 2016," shows that 26.7 percent of lawyers in 2016 were women (27).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

"Under the law on succession, women inherit from the spouse" (35).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"In May 2016 women judges of Côte d’Ivoire, in defence of their rights and the rights of women in conflict with the law, formed the Association of Women Judges of Côte d’Ivoire. The Association will work to promote women in the judiciary, especially in positions of responsibility. To this end, the Association will work to promote a positive image of women judges in positions of responsibility, with a view to combating all forms of discrimination against women judges and their continuing education" (26).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"A national strategy to combat human trafficking and a 5-year action plan were developed in 2015. These instruments support the national child protection policy and enhance mechanisms for the protection of individuals. Two committees and a programme have been established to combat trafficking, exploitation and child labour: 1) The Interministerial Committee to Combat Child Trafficking, Exploitation and Labour, established pursuant to Decree No. 2011-365 of 3 November 2011 2) The National Monitoring Committee for Actions to Combat Child Trafficking, Exploitation and Labour, established pursuant to Decree No. 2011-366 of 3 November 2011 3) The National Programme for Community Action for the Protection of Children, based on the community assessments of...more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1

"Since 2014, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, the ministry responsible for youth development has conducted health awareness and service activities in about a hundred departments each year. These services for adolescents and young people from 10 to 24 years of age focus on sex education, condom distribution and HIV testing. In 2014, 207,235 young people received awareness training, including 84,557 girls" (34). "Care focuses on palliative and physical care and spiritual, psychosocial and nutritional support for all patients, regardless of sex. Antiretroviral drugs in Côte d’Ivoire are available free of charge to eligible persons, both men and women. For pregnant women, an initial pre-care assessment is systematically conducted...more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Côte d’Ivoire has initiated several activities with its partners. In the area of sexual and reproductive health and child health these have included (i) the establishment of the targeted free care policy in 2012 to improve the affordability of health facilities for the general population and especially for children under 5 years of age; (ii) the development and implementation of the Millennium Development Goal 5 Acceleration Framework in 2012; (iii) the development and implementation of high-impact activities as part of the Muskoka Initiative for Maternal, Newborn and Under-Five Child Health (2011) and H4 + Sida (2013) initiatives; (iv) the launch in 2013 of the Campaign on Accelerated...more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"Data on this topic are difficult to obtain in view of the restrictive law against abortion" (34).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"The draft ordinance [for a 30 percent quota for women’s representation in Parliament] has become a bill and has already undergone a first reading in the Council of Ministers" (26).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Passed in September 2010, Act No. 2010-272 on the prohibition of child trafficking and the worst forms of child labour provides for prison sentences of from 5 to 20 years and a fine for coercing children or offering them for prostitution" (30).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"Roughly ten press and media organizations represented by some 30 journalists established the network of gender and police journalists in November 2014" (5).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

"The urgent need to restore equality in key social and economic sectors has led to the repeal, amendment or adoption of legislation. In that regard, the Marriage Act was adopted on 25 January 2013, enshrining the principle of joint household management by the spouses and abandoning the concept of head of the family" (8). "With regard to the granting of decision-making power to men, Act No. 2013-33 of 13 January 2013 removed the inequality by removing references to the concept of head of the family. The Act abrogated article 53 and amended articles 58, 59, 60 and 67. This new law, which establishes joint management of the household, makes men...more