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Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Greece, Iceland
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 8.0 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 2.1 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 1.0 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Iceland, Portugal
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 14.0 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:14 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

The reported rape rate per 100,000 in 2015 was 54.03. This rate reflects the number of police recorded offenses (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Austria, Canada, Iceland, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 98 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 82.4 years, with the average life expectancy being 80.9 years for men and 83.9 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 2.0 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 0.9 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Finland, Greece, Iceland, Poland
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 3 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 82.7 years, with the average life expectancy being 81.2 years for men and 84.1 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Iceland, Tanzania
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 15.1 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 13.1 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Iceland, Kuwait
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 7.1 based on data from 2005-2014.
Aug. 25, 2018, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"That rural women have limited access to social and protection services and shelter, including those relating to domestic violence, owing to the poor road infrastructure, which is compounded by weather-related problems in the winter" (11).
Aug. 25, 2018, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The Committee commends the State party on the high percentage of women in Parliament (43 per cent)…" (7).
Aug. 25, 2018, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned that the roles and division of work in the family are still determined by traditional practices, especially in rural areas, whereby women are considered the prime caregivers. The Committee is also concerned that some media contribute to the traditional division of roles in the family between men and wome" 11)
Aug. 25, 2018, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"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 2014" (2).
Aug. 25, 2018, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes the signing of an agreement between the Ministry of Social Affairs and Housing and the Women’s Refuge in December 2014, providing for emergency shelter, and the recruitment of two psychologists providing assistance to women who are victims of violence. The Committee emphasizes the need for shelters in addition to the system put in place through the Exclusion Orders and Ejections Act (No. 85/2011)" (5).
Aug. 25, 2018, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the fact that equality has been one of the pillars of the 2011 national curricula and that the State party intends to prepare an action plan on ways of reducing gender-stereotyped educational and vocational choices. The Committee also notes the establishment of feminist clubs and initiatives by individual teachers to offer gender courses at the secondary level of education. The Committee nevertheless remains concerned about the continued prevalence of stereotypical educational choices by women and girls, as well as by men and boys, resulting in the underrepresentation of women and girls in fields of study that are traditionally dominated by men. It is also concerned about the...more
Aug. 25, 2018, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee recommends that the State party enhance awareness- raising through the media and implement measures to eliminate stereotypes and structural barriers that might deter boys and girls from enrolling in non-traditional educational and occupational choices or impede women’s advancement in academic institutions, the labour market, the family and society" (4).
Aug. 25, 2018, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The high number of reports of women police officers having been sexually harassed in the workplace...The Committee recommends that the State party...(f) Take measures to protect women police officers from sexual harassment at work" (7-8).
Aug. 25, 2018, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2, GP-DATA-2

"The Committee is nevertheless concerned about the very low number of women police officers and the underrepresentation of women on the Supreme Court and in decision-making positions in the foreign service (ambassadors) and in local government" (7).
Aug. 25, 2018, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee notes the adoption of a national action plan against trafficking in persons covering the period 2013-2016 and legislative changes prohibiting strip clubs. The Committee also notes that the implementation of the legislative changes requires adequate time, funding and well-trained human resources. The Committee also notes the amendment to the General Penal Code (Act No. 54/2009) decriminalizing the selling of sex and criminalizing the purchase of sexual services and the clients. The Committee remains concerned about: (a) The lack of funding for the implementation of the National Action Plan against Trafficking in Persons (2013-2016), in particular for the police to investigate cases of trafficking; (b) The lack of prosecutions...more
Aug. 25, 2018, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee also notes that the State party intends to amend the General Penal Code, specifically to criminalize domestic violence, and to ratify and fully implement the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention). The Committee welcomes the new rules, procedures and assessment risk tool issued by the Reykjavik Metropolitan Police in March 2015 for cases of domestic violence. The Committee is, however, concerned about: (a) The high number of discontinuances in criminal proceedings on charges of violence against women, in particular rape and sexual violence, by the State Prosecutor and the low number of convictions; (b) The lack of a...more
Aug. 25, 2018, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The persistent gender wage gap that over the past years has remained at between 7 and 18 per cent and the limited scope of application of article 19 of the Act on Equal Status and Equal Rights of Women and Men, which provides that the equal pay principle applies only to women and men working for “the same employer" (8).
Aug. 25, 2018, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee nevertheless remains concerned about...It is also concerned about the limited space given to women in the history books used at school, girls’ limited participation in sports education and the reportedly higher dropout rate among migrant girls" (7)
Aug. 25, 2018, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2008 of the State party’s fifth and sixth periodic reports (CEDAW/C/ICE/5 and CEDAW/C/ICE/6) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following: (a) Public Financing Act (No. 123/2015), incorporating gender-responsive budgeting;(b) Act on Equal Status and Equal Rights of Women and Men (No. 10/2008) and its amendments (Acts Nos. 62/2014 and 79/2015), including a new definition of direct and indirect discrimination; (c) National Plan against Trafficking in Persons (2013-2016), in 2013; (d) Equal Pay Standard, in 2012; (e) Plan of Action on Gender Equality regarding Wages, in 2012; (f) Exclusion Orders and Ejections Act (No. 85/2011); (g) Act...more
April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, Iceland launched their national action plan in 2013 and it expired in 2016 (MB-Coder Comment).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, South Korea
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The positive direct and normative effects of this legislation have inspired other countries in the European Union and beyond to implement similar laws e.g. Norway and Iceland (2009), South Africa (2007), and South Korea (2003). Consultations on whether to pass legislation that prohibits the purchase of a sexual act or service are presently under way in e.g. France, Belgium, The Republic of Ireland, Finland, Scotland, and Northern Ireland" (page 3).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Russia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Since the late 1990’s, a large number of awareness-raising campaigns have been carried out in Sweden and the region that focus on the prevention of prostitution and trafficking for sexual purposes, including the eight country Nordic-Baltic Campaign against Trafficking in Women (2002-2003), the four-country (Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia) Project against Trafficking in Women and Girls in the Barents Region (2004- 2006) and the Government/Swedish Film Institute (2003-2004) joint school Lilya 4-Ever awareness raising campaign on human trafficking in women and girls, which reached 65,000 high school students between 15 and 18 years of age" (page 15) (Coder comment: The Eight-country Nordic-Baltic Campaign includes Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania,...more
Jan. 9, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Legislation passed last year [on ensuring equal pay] was supported by both Iceland’s center-right ruling part and the opposition. This can’t be too much of a surprise, as nearly 50 percent of Iceland’s parliament is female" (para 10).