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

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, East Timor launched their national action plan in 2016 and it expired in 2020 (MB-Coder Comment).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

"That the Civil Code does not recognize de facto heterosexual relationships, while the vast majority of women in the State party are in de facto unions" (14).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"That women’s economic empowerment has not been sufficiently mainstreamed within the overall poverty reduction and development strategies of the State party and that women’s access to credit, including microcredit, remains insufficient" (12). "That traditional inheritance systems continue to exclude women from land ownership" (14).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"Law No. 7/2011 of 22 June 2011 amending the parliamentarian electoral law and establishing electoral lists of standing and alternate candidates, which must include at least one woman in each group of three candidates" (2). "The Committee welcomes the special measures introduced at the national and local levels to increase the representation of women in the National Parliament and in the village and subvillage councils through the quotas set by Law No. 7/2011 of June 2011 and Law No. 3/2009 of June 2009, respectively" (8).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes that the Government of Indonesia and the State party are working together to establish a survivor healing programme, in particular for survivors of rape, sexual slavery and other forms of sexual violence committed during the Indonesian occupation in 1999" (7). "That sanctions for pimping and forced prostitution are not effectively and adequately imposed" (7). "That there is a low level of knowledge, skills and gender sensitivity on the part of the judiciary and law enforcement officials in handling trafficking cases" (7).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"...the proportion of female village chiefs is extremely low at 2 per cent" (8).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LRCM-DATA-2, DV-DATA-1

"The Committee is, however, concerned about: ...(b) The prevalence of domestic violence, including incest and sexual abuse of girls" (5).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"That women’s representation in government decision-making positions remains low at 20 per cent" (8).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

"Civil Code (Law No. 10/2011) of 14 September 2011 providing for equal rights of women and men in marriage" (2). If there are equal rights of both women and men in marriage, then the woman would not be considered a minor in the marriage (CODER COMMENT-BCT).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"That traditional or church marriages are rarely registered with the Civil Registry office, which means that women’s right to inheritance or property upon separation or as a result of bereavement are negatively affected by the lack of civil registration" (14).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"Labour Code (Law No. 4/2012) of 21 February 2012 guaranteeing equality of opportunity and treatment in employment and prohibiting verbal, non-verbal and physical sexual harassment" (2).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes that the national health sector strategic plan 2011-2030 identifies maternal health and child health as the two highest priorities of the national health programmes" (11). "The Committee is, however, concerned: ...(b) That there is severe underreporting of maternal deaths through the routine health management information system and that the maternal mortality ratio in the State party remains the highest in East Asia; (c) That women suffer from undernutrition and micronutrient deficiency; (d) That women and girls, especially in remote and rural areas, face significant challenges in gaining access to sexual and reproductive health services, in particular skilled care at birth, antenatal and postnatal care and family planning, ...more
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption of the following: (a) 2014-2017 national strategy and action plan for gender and the private sector, in 2014; (b) 2012-2014 national action plan on gender-based violence, in 2012" (2). "The Committee notes that in 2013 the State party began to formulate a national action plan to implement Security Council resolution No. 1325 (2000) on women and peace and security" (9).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Law against Domestic Violence (Law No. 7/2010) of 3 May 2010 which criminalizes domestic violence, including sexual violence, 'even within a marriage'" (2). Sexual violence would include rape and sexual assault (CODER COMMENT-BCT).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Parliamentary resolution No. 12/2010 on gender-responsive budgeting, in 2011" (2). Gender-responsive budgeting would indicate a level of gender-mainstreaming on the part of the government (CODER COMMENT-BCT). "The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to institutionalize gender-responsive budgeting and improve coordination through the establishment of an interministerial working group on gender mainstreaming, the coordination entity for implementing the national action plan on gender-based violence and national and district gender working groups. The Committee is, however, concerned: (a) That the existing coordination mechanisms are affected by the limited authority, budget and capacity of the Secretariat of State for the Support and Socioeconomic Promotion of Women and by the weakness of the gender ...more
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the fact that the State party is taking steps to ensure equal access to education for girls. The Committee also welcomes the zero-tolerance policy initiated by the Ministry of Education in 2011 against administrative malpractice in the education sector, covering sexual violence, corporal punishment and other forms of violence in schools, but it regrets that it has not been effectively implemented. The Committee is further concerned: (a)That the rate of school dropout among girls remains very high at almost 50 per cent between the primary and secondary levels, owing to early pregnancy, gender-based violence and the lack of adequate sanitation in schools, especially in rural areas; (b) ...more
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"That the efforts to eradicate the high percentage of female illiteracy have not been sufficient" (9).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee notes with concern: (b) Discrimination in recruitment and promotion, given that women need higher qualifications to attain the same decision-making positions as men" (10).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the fact that, in 2009, in the period since the consideration of its previous report, the State party acceded to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocols to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, and against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air" (2).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"That women and girls, especially in remote and rural areas, face significant challenges in gaining access to sexual and reproductive health services, in particular skilled care at birth, antenatal and postnatal care and family planning, and that emergency health care remains extremely limited in rural areas" (11). "That rural women have limited access to land and other resources owing to legal and sociocultural barriers as regards their right to inheritance, and limited access to decision-making processes concerning the use of land" (13). "That large-scale rural infrastructure projects that involve forced eviction, acquisition and relocation violate the rights of rural women to fair compensation and reallocation of land" (13). "That women ...more
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"That there were no convictions in the State party for the crime of trafficking in 2013-2014 and only one conviction to date in 2015" (7).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Law against Domestic Violence (Law No. 7/2010) of 3 May 2010 which criminalizes domestic violence, including sexual violence, 'even within a marriage'" (2). "The absence of legal provisions specifically criminalizing marital rape" (5).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"It also notes that the State party has established a medical protocol of options for abortion. The Committee is, however, concerned: (a) That the amendment on 15 July 2009 to article 141 of the Penal Code (Decree-Law No. 19/2009) has further restricted women’s access to safe and legal abortions by stipulating that abortion is legal only when necessary to protect the life of the mother and that, in such cases, it must be authorized by a panel of three doctors, and by allowing other health professionals to lodge an objection to the proposed abortion" (11).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-2

"That the very low investment in social welfare programmes for the poorest households and for the care work for persons with disabilities within the family has a disproportionate impact on women" (12).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, MARR-PRACTICE-5

"The Committee notes the State party’s awareness-raising activities aimed at eliminating discriminatory stereotypes and harmful practices, but is concerned that gender stereotypes and adverse cultural norms, as well as harmful practices such as bride price (barlake), child and/or forced marriage and polygamy, are still prevalent in the State party" (5).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: WR-LAW-1

"That article 1494 of the Civil Code stipulates that a man can remarry 180 days after divorce or the death of a spouse, while a woman who is divorced or widowed has to wait 300 days" (14).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"That women in the State party continue to face persistent barriers to gain access to decision-making positions, including discrimination in recruitment, discriminatory stereotypes and attitudes towards women’s participation in political and public life, little support from political parties and families and low levels of confidence" (8).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The limited medical, psychological and legal assistance provided to women who are victims of violence and the lack of adequate shelters" (6). This lack of support could serve as a taboo against reporting incidences (CODER COMMENT-BCT). "The Committee is, however, concerned that survivors of that sexual violence continue to experience social stigma and ostracism, resulting in feelings of shame, and have limited access to medical, psychological, reproductive and mental health services or treatment" (7). Fear of social stigma and ostracism would be a serious barrier to reporting incidences of rape and sexual assault (CODER COMMENT-BCT).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Committee notes that a non-governmental organization, Asistensia Legal ba Feto no Labarik, provides free legal assistance to women and girls in criminal, civil and family law matters and that the State party has deployed four mobile courts to reach out to remote areas in 13 districts" (3).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"That traditional inheritance systems continue to exclude women from land ownership" (14).