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May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

""The Committee notes as positive that the State party has begun consideration of draft legislation on regulating prostitution, but notes with concern: (...) (c) The inadequacy of long-term support for victims of forced prostitution and the lack of exit programmes for women wishing to leave prostitution" (5)
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee reiterates its previous concern regarding the low number of gender discrimination lawsuits filed and the fact that women often prefer out-of-court settlements owing to, inter alia, the financial cost of litigation and the difficulty of substantiating incidents of gender discrimination" (3).
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1

"(c) The limited capacity of central and regional labour inspectorates to combat gender discrimination, in particular against women facing intersecting forms of discrimination, such as Roma women and refugee and migrant women, notwithstanding the recent appointment of 16 labour inspectors" (7).
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee remains concerned at the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, as reflected by the low rate of fathers taking paternity leave and the high number of women employed on a part-time basis or availing themselves of flexible working arrangements, which limits their career prospects and pension benefits" (4).
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"It also remains concerned about the inadequate human and financial resources of the Gender Equality Unit, with a significant proportion of the funding coming from the European Social Fund and Norwegian funds rather than specifically earmarked funding from the State party’s regular budget" (3). "Reports that capacity-building programmes on gender-based violence, including domestic violence, for the police and for professionals working with victims of such violence do not reflect gender sensitivity" (5).
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Committe is also concerned about: (…) (a) Reports that capacity-building programmes on gender-based violence, including domestic violence, for the police and for professionals working with victims of such violence do not reflect gender sensitivity; (b) The inadequate funding system for victim services; (c) The heavy dependence of such services on regional co-funding, which has a negative effect on their long-term stability and sustainability" (4-5).
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The Committee notes as positive that the State party has begun consideration of draft legislation on regulating prostitution" (5).
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes as positive Act No. 40/1995 Coll. prohibiting sexist and discriminatory advertising, but notes with concern the lack of practical enforcement of the Act and the insufficient capacity of supervisory authorities, including the Regional Trade Office, to promptly identify and remove sexist advertisements" (4).
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes that the Anti-Discrimination Act (2009) does not explicitly cover political participation and that a plan of action for the implementation of the recently adopted strategy for equality of women and men for the period from 2014 to 2020 (the ‘+1 Strategy’) is currently being developed. It notes with regret that the State party did not adopt the draft law on temporary special measures requiring a minimum quota for the representation of women on electoral lists of political parties. The Committee is concerned at the lack of specific goals, targets and time frames in the +1 Strategy to accelerate the achievement of substantive equality of women, including Roma...more
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The Committee notes the high rate of female representation in the judiciary of the State party" (6).
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"The fact that, notwithstanding a recent increase, the minimum wage remains low and falls below the poverty line for single mothers with children" (7). "The Committee is concerned that single-parent households headed by women, older women and Roma women face disproportionately high risks of poverty. In that context, it is concerned that the State party’s social benefits, allowances, pensions and social housing measures are inadequate for the protection of such women from poverty. The Committee is also concerned that the absence of a legal framework that ensures the timely payment of alimony exacerbates the situation of single-parent households headed by women" (10).
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee remains concerned at the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, as reflected by the low rate of fathers taking paternity leave and the high number of women employed on a part-time basis or availing themselves of flexible working arrangements, which limits their career prospects and pension benefits" (4). "The Committee is concerned about the slow progress made during the reporting period. It notes the reduction in the very wide gender pay gap in the State party, but remains concerned about: (a) The low employment rate of women, horizontal and vertical segregation in...more
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
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 instruments: (a) Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, in 2013; (b) United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, in 2013; (c) Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, in 2014" (2). "The Committee notes the steps taken by the State party towards ratifying the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence...more
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The continued gender wage gap of approximately 21 per cent" (7).
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"The Committee commends the State party for its achievements in combating poverty and notes that it ranks among the top new States members of the European Union in that regard. The Committee is, however, concerned about the some 30,000 persons, in particular women, who do not have decent housing" (10).
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1, MMR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the low rates of perinatal mortality in the State party. It is, however, concerned about continued reports that childbirth conditions and obstetric services unduly curtail women’s reproductive health choices, including: (a) Unnecessary separation of newborns from their mothers without medical grounds; (b) Disproportionate limitations on home childbirths; (c) Frequent use of episiotomy without medical need and in contravention of the preference of the mother; (d) Undue restrictions on the use of midwives in lieu of physicians or gynaecologists in situations where such use does not pose a health risk" (9).
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the adoption in 2015 of a Roma integration strategy to help to ensure that Roma girls and boys are guaranteed equal access to education. The Committee notes, however, the State party’s statement, during the dialogue, that the education system has been deregulated and decentralized, resulting in the State party having limited means to intervene in the structure and syllabus of its education sector. In that context, the Committee reiterates its previous concern that women and girls continue to be underrepresented in technical schools and scientific research work, as well as in academic institutions, in particular at the senior level (...) The Committee remains concerned about the disproportionately...more
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee regrets that the State party has not fully implemented its previous recommendations (CEDAW/C/CZE/CO/3, para. 24 and CEDAW/C/CZE/CO/5, para. 35) that the State party adopt a legal framework for the financial compensation of victims of coercive or non-consensual sterilizations. It notes with concern that the draft legislation on the establishment of extrajudicial mechanisms for addressing that issue has been rejected by Parliament. by victims were dismissed because of the courts’ interpretation that the statute of limitations bars such claims after three years from the time of injury rather than from the time of discovery of the real significance and all consequences of the forced sterilization" (8).more
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"The Committee notes with concern that migrant women from countries outside the European Union are excluded from public health insurance" (9). "The Committee notes the establishment of a grant programme to provide support to civil society actors working on discrimination against women, including disadvantaged women. The Committee nevertheless reiterates its concern about the marginalized situation of some disadvantaged groups of women, in particular Roma women, migrant women and women with disabilities, who face intersecting forms of discrimination in all areas of political, economic and social life, including participation in decision-making, education, employment and health" (10). "The Committee notes with concern that the right of migrant women, in particular those from...more
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes as positive that the State party has begun consideration of draft legislation on regulating prostitution, but notes with concern: (a) The low number of prosecutions and convictions of perpetrators of trafficking in women and girls; (b) The vulnerability of Roma and migrant women and girls to becoming victims of trafficking for purposes of sexual exploitation and forced labour; (c) The inadequacy of long-term support for victims of forced prostitution and the lack of exit programmes for women wishing to leave prostitution; (d) The absence of specific measures for the implementation of the European Parliament resolution of 26 February 2014 on sexual exploitation and prostitution and its impact...more
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes with concern that migrant women from countries outside the European Union are excluded from public health insurance" (9).
May 21, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"NGOs estimated that 40,000 children experienced some form of violence each year. According to police and the Ministry of Interior, there were 259 cases filed in the first six months of the year, including for sexual abuse and commercial sex exploitation. Nine children died due to abuse or mistreatment in 2016. The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs reported that in 2016 authorities removed 892 children from families and placed them in children’s homes due to abuse or mistreatment" (p. 13).
May 21, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"The law grants men and women the same legal status and rights, including under family, religious, personal status, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance laws" (p. 13).
May 21, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Sexual relations with a child younger than 15 is punishable by a prison term of up to eight years or up to 18 years in the case of the death of the child" (p. 14).
May 21, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 13).
May 21, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The minimum age for consensual sex is 15" (p. 14).
May 21, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2

"Police have the authority to remove violent abusers from their homes for 10 days. The law limits to six months the total time, including extensions, a removal order can remain in effect. The Ministry of Interior reported that, in the first six months of the year, police removed 1,022 offenders from their homes" (p. 13).
May 21, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The antidiscrimination law prohibits sexual harassment and treats it as a form of direct discrimination. Penalties for conviction may include fines, dismissal from work, or imprisonment for up to eight years. Police often delayed investigations until the perpetrator committed serious crimes, such as sexual coercion, rape, or other forms of physical assault. Offenders convicted of stalking may receive sentences of up to three years in prison"(p. 13).
May 21, 2019, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum legal age for marriage is 18. Some members of the Romani community married before reaching legal age. The law allows for marriage at the age of 16 with court approval; no official marriages were reported of anyone under 16" (p. 13).
May 21, 2019, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"No official marriages were reported of anyone under 16" (p. 13).