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

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, Italy launched their national action plan in 2014 and it expired in 2016 (MB-Coder Comment).
March 7, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ERBG-DATA-4

"One in four Italian women do not return to work after giving birth. Those who keep working often see earnings drop more than 35 percent, according to INPS, Italy’s social security institute, mostly because mothers have to reduce working hours since child care and other support is so limited" (para 8).
March 7, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"But Ms. Roncetti lives on planet Italy, where working women receive little support from the government or from many public or private employers" (para 4). "The anti-establishment Five Star Movement offered bonuses to pay for diapers and day care" (para 13). "Enrica Maria Martino, who conducted a study for the social security institute, cited 'the rigidity of working hours, the scarcity of part-time opportunities and the inadequacy of child care provisions, together with a strong role division between men and women that still attributes women all family responsibilities' as obstacles to keeping mothers in the work force" (para 15). "Italy does offer generous maternity leave policies, but there are few ...more
March 7, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Italy has the second-lowest female employment rate in the European Union, according to Eurostat, ahead of only Greece" (para 8).
March 7, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"Italy has one of the lowest birthrates in Europe, and it hit a new low last year, less than half what it was during a baby boom in the 1960s" (para 19).
March 7, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

"Late last month, Silvio Berlusconi, the leader of the center-right party Forza Italia and a likely power broker after the elections, proposed a minimum pension for mothers, once they reach the retirement age of 67" (para 12).
March 7, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"They also receive relatively little attention: National elections are Sunday, but the issues that Italian women struggle with every day — like employment support, child care and equal pay — rarely enter the national political discussion...'This campaign is a perfect mirror image,' said Ms. Roncetti, who now cares for her two daughters and works as a freelancer. 'Politicians ignore our daily lives'" (para 5-7).
March 7, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ERBG-DATA-3

"One in four Italian women do not return to work after giving birth" (para 8). "In Germany, 75 percent of women with two children work. In Italy, the figure is 54 percent" (para 9).
March 7, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-1

"Enrica Maria Martino, who conducted a study for the social security institute, cited 'the rigidity of working hours, the scarcity of part-time opportunities and the inadequacy of child care provisions, together with a strong role division between men and women that still attributes women all family responsibilities' as obstacles to keeping mothers in the work force" (para 15). "Not many men take advantage of them, statistics show" (para 25).
March 7, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"Italy does offer generous maternity leave policies, but there are few safety nets once that leave is over" (para 16).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Decree on gender budgeting in public administrations, in June 2017, by which the impact of public policies on women and men will be assessed with regard to pay, services, unpaid time and work" (1).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Legislative Decree No. 24/2014, in March 2014, to implement Directive 2011/36/EU of the European Parliament and Council on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims" (2). "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: ... (b) National action plan against trafficking in and serious exploitation of persons, covering the period 2016-2021, in February 2016" (2). "The Committee welcomes the adoption of the national action plan against trafficking in and serious exploitation of persons, covering the period 2016-2021. It remains concerned, ...more
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"Women in politics are often targets of sexist attacks and harassment because of their gender and face negative cultural attitudes and gender stereotypes within political parties and the media and among voters" (10).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-LAW-1

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to combat discriminatory gender stereotypes by promoting the sharing of household duties and parenting responsibilities and to address the stereotyped portrayal of women in the media by strengthening the role of the Advertising Self-Regulation Institute. Nevertheless, it notes with concern: (a) The entrenched stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, perpetuating traditional roles of women as mothers and housewives and undermining their social status and educational and career prospects; (b) The limited measures taken to eliminate stereotypes in the education system, including in school curricula and textbooks; (c) The growing influence of men’s organizations ...more
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: CUST-PRACTICE-1

"Services and rights are inconsistently applied among districts in cases of failure by the father to pay child maintenance" (17).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party for its remarkable and sustained efforts to rescue at sea and receive, host and provide protection and assistance to high numbers of persons fleeing armed conflict or persecution. It also welcomes the inclusion of gender-based persecution as grounds for recognition of refugee status. The Committee is, however, concerned that the support from European Union member States has been insufficient to alleviate the efforts of the State party and the host community. It is further concerned about: (a) The lack of a comprehensive and harmonized framework, including clear procedures, guidelines and standards, for the identification of and provision of assistance to individuals with specific needs ...more
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"The limited availability and accessibility of abortion services owing to the...the lack of health centres providing these services, leading pregnant women to undergo unsafe abortions" (14).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is concerned about: … the increased cost of the new generation of contraceptives" (14).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MULV-DATA-1

"The high number of women leaving the workforce after childbirth, the difficulties in re-entering the labour market and the fact that, the reforms notwithstanding, the amount of parental leave taken by men remains very low" (13).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee commends the State party on its commitment to the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and on the launch of its national action plan on women and peace and security, covering the period 2016 2019, in December 2016, as well as its role in promoting the women and peace and security agenda in countries in conflict or post-conflict situations" (6).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ATC-DATA-7

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) National action plan on women and peace and security, covering the period 2016-2019, in December 2016" (2).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee...is concerned, however, about: (a) The continued labour exploitation faced by women migrant workers, in particular those in irregular situations working in the agricultural sector or as domestic workers, as well as women who are victims of sexual exploitation on agricultural farms; (b) The systematic failure of employers to comply with rules on occupational safety and minimum living conditions, and the lack of effective labour inspections; (c) The absence of clear and effective procedures enabling women migrant workers to complain about abusive working conditions, including in relation to outstanding pay; (d) Difficulties for women migrant workers in gaining access to basic social services, in particular those provided by local ...more
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"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: … (e) Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention), in 2013" (2).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The limited access to the labour market for women living in rural areas" (13).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the measures taken to combat gender-based violence against women, including the adoption and implementation of Act No. 119/2013 on urgent provisions on safety and to combat gender-based violence, and the establishment of a national observatory on violence and a national database on gender-based violence. The Committee remains concerned, however, about: (a) The high prevalence of gender-based violence against women and girls in the State party; (b) The underreporting of gender-based violence against women and the low prosecution and conviction rates, resulting in impunity for perpetrators" (8).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The Committee notes the State party’s legislative measures to increase the participation of women in political and public life, including mandatory quotas for national, local and European elections and for boards of publicly listed and State-owned companies, which have resulted in a progressive increase in the proportion of women representatives in the national parliament (30.1 per cent)" (10).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"The Committee notes the State party’s legislative measures to increase the participation of women in political and public life, including mandatory quotas for national, local and European elections and for boards of publicly listed and State-owned companies, which have resulted in a progressive increase in the proportion of women representatives in the national parliament (30.1 per cent), regional governments (35 per cent) and the European Parliament (39.7 per cent), as well as on boards of publicly listed and State-owned companies (27.6 per cent)" (10).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"The limited availability and accessibility of abortion services owing to the significant number of health personnel conscientiously objecting to carrying out such operations" (14).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee remains concerned, however, about: … The limited access to civil courts for women who are victims of domestic violence who seek restraining orders" (8).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The persistent gender wage gap in both the public and private sectors, which adversely affects the career development of and pension benefits for women" (13).