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

According to calculations based off of data collected from the WHO mortality database, the femicie rate for 15-44 year olds in 2010 was 1.18 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 19 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 1,615,900 in that year.
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Israel increased the length of paid maternity leave from 98 to 105 days, and now allows the mother to transfer one week of maternity leave to the father" (p. 38).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"Israel increased the length of paid maternity leave from 98 to 105 days, and now allows the mother to transfer one week of maternity leave to the father" (p. 38).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"Israel increased the length of paid maternity leave from 98 to 105 days, and now allows the mother to transfer one week of maternity leave to the father" (p. 38).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"27.5% of seats in the lower/single house of Israel (33 out of 120 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"19.0% of ministerial positions in Israel (4 out of 21 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 31, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
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Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

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Jan. 31, 2019, 6:56 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Fiji, Greece, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Macedonia, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Romania, Slovakia, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

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Jan. 31, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-2

According to the World Health Organization, the total number of suicides for women ages 15-54 in 2004 was 55. Based on population numbers for this age group in this year from the US Census Bureau's International Database, this translates to a suicide rate of 3.12 per 100,000 for women ages 15-54 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
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Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

"Married women who are unable to divorce because they have not received the get continue to suffer stigma and discrimination when they bear children by men other than their husbands" (pg. 8) Get is consent to divorce (AMG-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"It welcomes the recent amendment to extend free legal aid to victims of sexual offences by providing an exemption from the economic eligibility test required under the Legal Aid Law" (pg. 4).
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"Amendment No. 26 to the Religious Judges Law, requiring that at least one of the two representatives of each body (the Government, the parliament and the Israel Bar Association) appointed to the committee responsible for the appointment of judges of the religious Jewish courts be a woman, in 2013" (pg. 2). "The Committee commends the State party on its efforts to accelerate the achievement of substantive equality of women and men, such as the use of the “team of directors” public procedure, which sets quotas for the representation of Israeli-Arab women as directors in government companies. The Committee also commends the State party on Amendment No. 12 to the Municipal...more
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Committee regrets that the State party maintains its position that the Convention is not applicable beyond its own territory, such that it provided no information on the implementation of the Convention in the Occupied Palestinian Territory over which the State party exercises jurisdiction or effective control. It reiterates that the State party’s position is contrary to the position of the Committee and other treaty bodies, including the Human Rights Committee, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Committee against Torture and the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and the International Court of Justice (ibid., para. 12)" (pg. 4)."Women, including those belonging to minority groups, are...more
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"While abortion is permitted in certain circumstances, including rape, incest, threat to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman and when fetuses have a serious mental or physical defect, as set out in the Penal Code of 1977, women must still follow complex and onerous administrative procedures to obtain approval for abortion from the Termination of Pregnancy Committee" (pg 14).
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3, POLY-LAW-2

"Polygamy and bigamy persist and are legitimized under religious laws governing personal status, including the possibility of retroactive annulation of a divorce even when the former spouses have remarried, which has negative consequences for women" (pg. 17).
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its policy and institutional framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption or establishment of the following: 1) Action plan for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000), in 2015; 2) Community courts, which became operational in 2014; 3) Joint interministerial committee on preventing domestic violence, in 2014; 4) Gender equality unit within the police, in 2013; 5) Joint interministerial team, headed by the Deputy Attorney General, to review and implement the concluding observations of human rights treaty bodies, in 2011" (pg. 2). "The State party’s efforts to increase the...more
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"The Committee notes with concern that the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law (Temporary Order), which was enacted in 2003 and intended to be temporary, yet continues to be extended, prohibits the granting of status to the spouses of Palestinian Israelis or Palestinian permanent residents in Israel" (pg. 12). "Owing to the legislation, couples must choose to live separately, with one spouse deprived of seeing the children grow up; live together with the spouse from the Occupied Palestinian Territory being considered illegal, deprived of basic rights and subject to deportation if found living in East Jerusalem; or live in the West Bank, in which case the Israeli spouse risks losing...more
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"The Committee also welcomes the adoption of government resolution No. 2345 to establish an interministerial committee mandated to develop a strategic plan to eliminate polygamy" (pg. 8).
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Israeli security forces continue to use disproportionate force in response to acts of violence and protest demonstrations and in law enforcement operations in the context of counter-terrorism measures, with a disproportionate impact on women and girls" (pg. 5). "While noting the complexity of the situation, in particular regarding the local administration, the Committee expresses concern that Palestinian women and girls continue to be subjected to excessive use of force and abuse by the State party’s security forces and Israeli settlers, including physical, psychological and verbal abuse and sexual harassment and violations of their right to life" (pg. 9).
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to penalize the purchase of sexual services and to combat trafficking in persons, including through the conduct of regular training sessions for government officials and the provision of free legal aid to victims of trafficking" (pg. 10). "The low rate of prosecution of traffickers owing to the lack of coordination between the police and the migration services" (pg. 10).
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, PW-PRACTICE-2

"Polygamous and forced marriages persist, in particular among the Arab and Bedouin communities, the State party’s efforts to eliminate those harmful practices notwithstanding" (pg. 8).
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee remains concerned, however, at: 1)Reports of intimate partner violence, including femicide and crimes committed in the name of so-called honour; 2)The prevalence of sexual and domestic violence, as also noted by the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences (A/HRC/35/30/Add.1, paras. 29–32); 3) Psychological violence and abuse by husbands against their wives during divorce proceedings through the withholding of consent to divorce (also known as get abuse)" (pg. 8).
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Amendment to the National Health Insurance Law, providing for fertility preservation treatments for women and girls who are to undergo chemotherapy or radiation treatments, in 2011" (pg. 2).
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to provide legal aid services to women and girls, including the establishment of a legal aid branch in Rahat in June 2016, and to strengthen cooperation between the Legal Aid Department and non governmental organizations. It welcomes the recent amendment to extend free legal aid to victims of sexual offences by providing an exemption from the economic eligibility test required under the Legal Aid Law. The Committee also welcomes the implementation of the amendments to the Rabbinical Courts (Enforcement of Divorce Judgments) Law and the strengthening of the family court system to expedite the disposition of cases relating to marriage and divorce" (pg....more
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Owing to restrictions on freedom of movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Palestinian women and girls continue to be subjected to harassment at checkpoints and by settlers on their way to and from school and work" (pg. 9). "The Committee welcomes the adoption, in 2014, of Amendment No. 5 to the Male and Female Workers (Equal Pay) Law, which provides that public bodies that have an obligation to submit reports regarding employees’ salaries should include a “gender account”. The Committee also welcomes the adoption, in 2013, of regulations for encouraging the incorporation and promotion of women in employment and adapting employment positions for women, providing for a selection process for...more
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, LBHO-DATA-1

"The low number of women in the parliament and ministerial, senior academic and diplomatic positions and the fact that women cannot serve as judges in rabbinical courts" (pg. 11).
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"The law does not provide for civil marriages, and even spouses who contract civil marriage outside the State party are still subject to the jurisdiction of religious courts in divorce cases" (pg. 17).
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"Women remain underrepresented in high-level academic positions and in scientific fields" (pg. 13).