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May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned about...The low enrolment and dramatic progressive decline in completion rates of girls at the secondary school level, particularly in rural areas, owing to extreme poverty and child labour by girls" (10).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned about…The lack of age-appropriate sexual and reproductive health and rights education at all levels of education" (10). "However, it is concerned about the inadequate budget allocated to the health sector, particularly to maternity care, its heavy reliance on external financial support and women’s limited access to basic health services and essential obstetric care, in particular in rural areas" (12).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"It notes its concern regarding the high rates of maternal mortality" (12).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The Committee notes the efforts of the State party to increase women’s and girls’ participation in education and reduce their illiteracy rate by the 2011 launch of a 'free and compulsory education programme'” (10).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Women face…a gender wage gap, particularly in the private sector" (11).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"It notes its concern regarding the...extremely low use of modern contraceptives" (12).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Women face high unemployment rates" (11).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"No legislation has been adopted specifically criminalizing violence against women, including…sexual violence" (7).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"No legislation has been adopted specifically criminalizing violence against women, including…sexual harassment" (7).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2009 of the State party's combined initial to seventh periodic reports…in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of…The Human Trafficking Act, in 2014" (1-2). "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...Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, in 2011" (2). "The Committee welcomes the adoption of the Law to combat trafficking in human beings" (8).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The number of women ministers has declined since the last review" (9).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of the Law to combat trafficking in human beings. However, it is concerned about the lack of an action plan to ensure its implementation. The Committee is particularly concerned that trafficking in women and girls, especially at the border with the Dominican Republic, is ongoing, and that cases of human trafficking are reportedly often not investigated by the police" (8).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee welcomes the State party's efforts to improve its institutional an policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption or establishment of the following: (a) Policy of Gender Equality (2014-2034) and related National Plan of Action (2014-2020)...(e) Inclusion in the Strategic Development Plan for Haiti of an action plan to ensure gender equality (2012); (f) Second National Plan to Combat Violence against Women (2012-2016)" (2).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"No woman has been elected into the Parliament since the introduction of these quotas and, hence, women continue to be underrepresented in legislative bodies at the national and municipal levels" (9).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is particularly concerned that trafficking in women and girls, especially at the border with the Dominican Republic, is ongoing" (8).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: SMES-DATA-2, SMES-DATA-3

"The Committee is further concerned about the common practice of fathers denying the paternity of their biological children, leading to the general failure of men to meet their parental obligations and resulting in the poverty of the numerous female-headed households and the children concerned" (16).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-1

"Domestic and sexual violence appear to be socially legitimized and accompanied by a culture of silence and impunity, as evidenced by low rates of convictions for acts of sexual and other forms of gender-based violence despite the fact that rape remains one of the most frequently reported crimes in the State party" (7).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is deeply concerned that…the limited access of women and girls to victim assistance and protection, including lack of shelters" (7). "Violence against women is underreported owing to lack of trust in the judges, prosecutors, and police officers, and that mediation and conciliation is excessively resorted to in cases of violence against women" (7).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: ISTD-DATA-2

"The Committee notes with concern the disproportionately high number of women living with HIV/AIDS in the State party" (13).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Women face…persistent horizontal and vertical segregation in the labor market" (11).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Women’s representation in the judiciary, prosecutorial office and national police continues to be very low" (9).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2009 of the State party's combined initial to seventh periodic reports...in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of: (a) The Electoral Decree of February 2015, establishing a minimum quota of 30 per cent for female candidates on voting lists for municipal and local elections, and providing for financial incentives for political parties to encourage compliance with such quota...(d) The constitutional amendment to article 17.1 establishing a minimum quota of 30 per cent for women’s representation at all levels of political and public, particularly in public services, in 2011" (1-2). "The Committee welcomes the constitutional amendment of 2012 adopting a...more
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is deeply concerned that...families frequently hide cases of incest out of shame and that the Civil Code prohibits registrars from recording declarations of birth of a child resulting from incest" (7).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2009 of the State party's combined initial to seventh periodic reports...in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of...The Paternity, Maternity and Filiation Act, in 2014, guaranteeing equal treatment to children born out of wedlock" (1-2). "The Committee is deeply concerned that...the Civil Code prohibits registrars from recording declarations of birth of a child resulting from incest" (7).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee notes the adoption by the State party of legislation protecting the rights of persons with disabilities. It is nevertheless concerned that women and girls with disabilities continue to face severe stigmatization and discrimination in the State party and that they are often subjected to violence and sexual exploitation. The Committee notes with concern the barriers to their access to justice, political participation, employment, education and sexual and reproductive health services" (14).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is further concerned about reports of women and girls who are compelled by circumstances to enter into 'transactional sex' in exchange for food and other survival items" (8).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"No legislation has been adopted specifically criminalizing violence against women, including…marital rape" (7).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"However, it is concerned about the inadequate budget allocated to the health sector, particularly to maternity care, its heavy reliance on external financial support and women’s limited access to basic health services and essential obstetric care, in particular in rural areas" (12).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"No legislation has been adopted specifically criminalizing violence against women, including…incest" (7).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party on its delegation, which was headed by Ms. Marie Elise Brisson Gelin, Director General of the Ministry for the Status of Women and Women’s Rights" (1). "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 or establishment of the following...(b) Gender Equity Office in Parliament (2 December 2013); (c) Office to Combat Violence against Women and Girls (25 November 2013); (d) Interministerial Human Rights Committee (13 May 2013), mandated to coordinate and monitor public policies on human rights and propose national strategies...more