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Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based off of data collected from the WHO mortality database and US Census Bureau international statistics (https://www.census.gov/data-tools/demo/idb/informationGateway.php), the femicide rate for 15-44 year olds in 2010 was 0.16 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 10 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 1,927,059 in that year.
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"25.8% of seats in the lower/single house of Honduras (33 out of 128 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"27.3% of ministerial positions in Honduras (6 out of 22 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Committee notes with concern that the National Institute for Women lacks the rank, status and resources necessary to effectively promote the implementation of the Convention and mainstream gender equality across all departments and sectors. The Committee notes the efforts to introduce gender-responsive budgeting. It is concerned, however, that decentralization has resulted in a lack of harmonization of gender equality policies and budget allocations, especially at the local level, and in a continued dependence on international donor funding" (4). "The Committee reiterates its previous recommendation (CEDAW/C/HON/CO/6, para. 17) that the State party strengthen the National Institute for Women by significantly increasing its human and financial resources and technical capacity to...more
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The negative impact on women's control over land and natural resoruces stemming from business and development projects that result in the internal displacement of women and girls, forced eviction, labour exploitation, serious health consequences, sexual abuse and violence and trafficking" (14-15). "The Committee is concerned about the situation of children, in particular girls, left behind in the State party by migrant family members. It is also concerned about the situation of internally displaced women and children, whose displacement is directly linked to the high rates of violence and crime in the State party, including by gangs or transnational organized crime, and is particularly concerned about the situation of women in...more
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the creation of an inter-agency commission against commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking in persons" (7). "The Committee is further concerned by: a) The insufficient human, technical and financial resources allocated to the implementation of legal and other measures to combat trafficking in persons; b) The lack of programmes and specialized centres for victim rehabilitation and assistance and the heavy reliance on civil society organizations to provide rehabilitation services and shelter to victims of trafficking; c) The lack of disaggregated data on the extent and causes of trafficking in the State party, as well as shortcomings in registering complaints, prosecuting cases and sharing information among institutions, including the...more
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee welcomes the efforts of the State party 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) Second plan for gender equality and equity (2010-2022); b) National plan against violence against women (2014-2022); c) Policy and national action plan against commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking in persons (2016-2022)" (2). "It is especially concerned about: a) The absence of institutionalization of the second gender equality and equity plan and the insufficient available information on its implementation; b) The lack of functioning gender units in decision-making government sectors and the adverse impact...more
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the efforts of the State party 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) Second plan for gender equality and equity (2010-2022); b) National plan against violence against women (2014-2022); c) Policy and national action plan against commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking in persons (2016-2022)" (2). "Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned about existing barriers, especially in cases of gender-based violence. It is concerned that the lack of independence and impartiality of the justice system is reinforced by insufficient resources, poor infrastructure and lack of specialized units and...more
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The Committee notes the continuing process of reforming the Criminal Code. It regrets, however, the persistently high levels of domestic violence, especially against girls. It is equally concerned about the increasing incidence of gender-based violence against women, including the high prevalence of sexual violence, abduction, disappearance and murder, as well as femicide. The Committee is further concerned about the lack of sufficient preventive strategies and about: a) Persistent impunity for acts of violence against women, sexual violence and femicide, as well as violence against women perpetrated by State officials and the military, notwithstanding the existence of a national plan against violence against women covering the period 2014-2022; (...) c) The...more
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes that a bill on harassment and political violence towards women is in process" (9). "The Committee reiterates its concern about the disproportionately high unemployment rate among women, their concentration in low-paid jobs in the informal labour sector and persistent horizontal and vertical occupational segregation. It notes with concern: a) The lack of targeted measures to facilitate the entry of women into the formal labour sector; b) The persistent gender wage gap, job insecurity linked to illegal testing for pregnancy and HIV without women’s informed consent in hiring and job-retaining procedures in the maquila industry, inadequate working conditions, mainly in the maquila industry, and situations of child labour;...more
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The Committee notes the amendments to the Family Code regarding the economic regime of marriage. Nevertheless, it is concerned that the provisions of the Code continue to allow for marriage of girls under 16 years of age and notes that such marriages have serious consequences for girls, including with regard to their health and education" (16).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since its consideration in 2007 of the State party's combined fourth to sixth periodic reports (CEDAW/C/HON/6) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following: (...) d) Act for Protection of Earnings and Regularization of Informal Employment (Decree No. 318-2013), incorporating workers from the informal sector, who are primarily women, into the public health and security systems" (1-2). "The Committee reiterates its concern about the disproportionately high unemployment rate among women, their concentration in low-paid jobs in the informal labour sector and persistent horizontal and vertical occupational segregation. It notes with concern: a) The lack of targeted measures to facilitate the entry...more
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned by the ineffectiveness of the measures to eliminate patriarchal attitudes and entrenched discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, which impede the implementation of the Convention and are a root cause of violence against women" (6).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1

"It is also concerned about: (…) e) The insufficient information on measures to prevent sexually transmitted infections" (13). "The Committee welcomes the national strategic plan in response to HIV and AIDS in Honduras, covering the period 2015-2019. Nevertheless, it remains concerned about the high rate of HIV infection among women, and the fact that existing laws and policies to combat HIV/AIDS lack a gender perspective. The Committee is equally concerned about the persisting stigmatization of persons living with HIV/AIDS, which mostly affects women, in particular pregnant women, women in prostitution and women of African descent" (13). "The Committee recommends that the State party: a) Ensure equal access for women and...more
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since its consideration in 2007 of the State party's combined fourth to sixth periodic reports (CEDAW/C/HON/6) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following: (…) f) Decree No. 54-2012, establishing electoral quotas to increase the political participation of women" (1-2). "It is also concerned that the lengthy delays in the adoption of the regulations to implement Decree No. 54-2016, to establish electoral quotas of 50 per cent of women candidates, may have a negative impact on their effective application, in particular concerning the internal elections of political parties currently under way and the effective inclusion of women in national elections" (9).more
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes efforts to reduce the maternal mortality rate, but is concerned that women have limited access to sexual and reproductive health in the State party. It is also concerned about: a) The criminalization of abortion without exceptions resulting in a high number of women and girls seeking unsafe abortions and increasing maternal mortality" (12).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: CWC-DATA-4, CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned about the persisting barriers to birth registration, especially in rural areas and among indigenous communities and communities of African descent. It is also concerned about the lack of information provided on the steps taken to ensure that children in border areas and children in a migratory situation, including unaccompanied children participating in return programmes, have access to birth registration and personal document" (10).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"It is also concerned about: a) The criminalization of abortion without exceptions resulting in a high number of women and girls seeking unsafe abortions and increasing maternal mortality; b) The prohibition of the promotion, use, sale and purchase of emergency contraception, any policy or programme related thereto and the free or paid distribution and commercialization of emergency contraception, including when pregnancy results from rape or incest, and that the Supreme Court declared the constitutionality of this prohibition in 2012; c) The lack of studies to evaluate the impact of the criminalization of abortion and the prohibition of the prescription, sale and use of emergency contraception, including in cases of rape...more
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"It is equally concerned that illiteracy rates and secondary school dropout rates for girls in rural and remote areas and in indigenous communities and communities of African descent remain disproportionately high compared with the rest of the population, often owing to poverty, early pregnancy, early marriage and child labour" (11).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since its consideration in 2007 of the State party's combined fourth to sixth periodic reports (CEDAW/C/HON/6) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following: (…) e) Decree No. 23-3013, which specifically adds femicide as a Crime to the Criminal Code" (1-2). "The Committee recognizes the resources allocated to the unit investigating violent deaths of women as a measure to improve access to justice for women. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned about existing barriers, especially in cases of gender-based violence" (3). "It also recommends that the State party: (...) e) Ensure that the definition of femicide in the new Criminal Code is...more
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"It is equally concerned that illiteracy rates and secondary school dropout rates for girls in rural and remote areas and in indigenous communities and communities of African descent remain disproportionately high compared with the rest of the population, often owing to poverty, early pregnancy, early marriage and child labour" (11). "It is also concerned about: (...) e) The lack of adequate access for women to information on their sexual and reproductive health and rights, including responsible sexual behaviour, and the lack of reasonable and affordable access to family planning and services and contraceptive methods, especially in rural areas, where an estimated 71 per cent of women do not use contraception"...more
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"The Committee is further concerned about the lack of sufficient preventive strategies and about: a) Persistent impunity for acts of violence against women, sexual violence and femicide, as well as violence against women perpetrated by State officials and the military, notwithstanding the existence of a national plan against violence against women covering the period 2014-2022" (6).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the efforts to improve the access of girls and women to intercultural bilingual education. It is concerned, however, about the insufficient measures taken to ensure access to education for all girls and to improve the quality of education. It is equally concerned that illiteracy rates and secondary school dropout rates for girls in rural and remote areas and in indigenous communities and communities of African descent remain disproportionately high compared with the rest of the population, often owing to poverty, early pregnancy, early marriage and child labour. The Committee is further concerned about the high rates of sexual violence and harassment of girls in and on the...more
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee is further concerned by: (...) e) The lack of exit programmes and alternative income-generating opportunities for women who wish to leave prostitution, and the lack of protection against police harassment and client violence against them" (8).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"The Committee notes the amendments to the Family Code regarding the economic regime of marriage […] It notes with concern that same-sex couples cannot register their partnerships in the State party" (16).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the dact that, in 2008, in the period since the consideration of the previous report, the State party acceded to the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime" (2). "The Committee calls upon the State party to use the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in its efforts to implement the provisions of the Convention. The Committee calls for the realization of substantive gender equality, in accordance with the provisions of the Convention, throughout the process of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" (17). "The Committee notes that the adherence...more
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee remains concerned that women, including women from disadvantaged and marginalized groups, remain significantly underrepresented in all areas of political and public life, in both elected and appointed posts" (9). "It is also concerned that the lengthy delays in the adoption of the regulations to implement Decree No. 54-2016, to establish electoral quotas of 50 per cent of women candidates, may have a negative impact on their effective application, in particular concerning the internal elections of political parties currently under way and the effective inclusion of women in national elections (...) It is concerned, however, that women, especially in rural and peasant farmer communities, face repression, discrimination and violence...more
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: CUST-PRACTICE-1, CUST-LAW-1

"The Committee is also concerned about the absence of implementing regulations for the Responsible Parenthood Act" (16).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since its consideration in 2007 of the State party's combined fourth to sixth periodic reports (CEDAW/C/HON/6) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following: a) Act on Wage Equality (Decree No. 27-2015)" (1). "The Committee notes that a bill on harassment and political violence towards women is in process" (9).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"The Committee reiterates its concern about the disproportionately high unemployment rate among women, their concentration in low-paid jobs in the informal labour sector and persistent horizontal and vertical occupational segregation" (11).