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Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satisified is 75.4 (latest available data for 2005-2015).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Kenya
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 10.8 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Kenya
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 6.5 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 96 based on data from 2005-2014.
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is further concerned about the practice of post-delivery detention of women and girls who cannot pay medical bills" (11)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"[The Committee is] concerned about reports of violence, including killings against indigenous women and girls in Baringo County during cattle raids" (13)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved...in particular the adoption of the...Victim Protection Act, in 2013, which provides for comprehensive support for women who are victims of trafficking" (1-2)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3, FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned about the failure to protect the health, sexual and reproductive rights of women with disabilities and their lack of access to justice, limits on their legal capacity and ability to own property and violence against them, including the practice of forced sterilization" (13-14)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"[The Committee is concerned about rural women's] limited access to high-quality health care, leading to complications such as vesicovaginal fistulae" (13)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"The Committee notes with concern that indigenous women in the State party, including Endorois women, have limited access to traditional lands owing to the failure to implement the ruling of 2010 by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, which recognized their rights to ancestral land in the Rift Valley, and the lack of consultation with them" (13)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, ABO-PRACTICE-1

"[The Committee] is particularly alarmed by the practice of raping girls, known as “beading”, which is prevalent among the Samburu people and justified as a cultural practice, and its consequences, including unsafe, forced abortions" (5)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"[The Committee is concerned about women's] exclusion from decision-making with regard to rural development" (13)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"[The State does not] Protect older women, including those accused of witchcraft, from all forms of violence, including lynching, and ensure that the perpetrators are prosecuted and adequately punished" (14)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the measures taken by the State party to improve women’s health, including the free maternity care policy of 2013 and the “Beyond Zero” campaign. However, it remains concerned about the lack of access to high-quality health care for many women, including women with disabilities, women in prostitution and rural women" (11)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: IAW-LAW-2

"[There are] Discriminatory inheritance laws, including rules governing intestate succession that directly discriminate against women and girls, and the fact that the Law of Succession Act of 1981 renders a widow’s inheritance rights void if she remarries, with no parallel provision for widowers" (14)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee regrets that, notwithstanding the constitutional two-thirds gender rule and the presidential decree on affirmative action of 2006, gender parity has not been achieved for elected or appointed offices. It is concerned about barriers that prevent women from participating in political and public life on an equal basis with men, including threats and violence at all levels of political and public life" (8)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"The Committee notes that the Marriage Act of 2014 consolidated all marriage regimes in the State party, and that other laws intended to promote equality in marriage have been passed. It remains concerned, however, about: The fact that the Marriage Act is not in conformity with the Constitution, in that it recognizes polygamy in the context of customary and Muslim marriages" (14)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the measures taken by the State party to improve women’s health, including the free maternity care policy of 2013 and the 'Beyond Zero' campaign" (11)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MARR-LAW-5

"...exemptions under article 45 of the Constitution and article 49 (3) of the Marriage Act of 2014, discriminates against Muslim women and women in customary marriages, including through the explicit exemption of the kadhi courts from constitutional equality provisions and the fact that women cannot serve as kadhis, as well as the legalization of polygamy" (2)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"Asylum-seeking and stateless women who marry Kenyan men face difficulties in obtaining citizenship for themselves and their children" (9)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee notes with appreciation the efforts made by the State party to combat trafficking in persons and protect victims of trafficking, including the adoption of the Victim Protection Act of 2013 and capacity-building for diplomatic staff...It is also concerned about the low level of prosecutions of traffickers, particularly under the Counter-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2010" (7)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"[The Committee is concerned about] discrimination against rural women in relation to property rights" (13)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"Customary marriages need to be registered in order for an applicant to obtain a passport" (9)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"[The Committee is concerned about] high rates of HIV, particularly among women and girls" (11)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party on its multisectoral delegation, which was headed by the Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, Sicily Kariuki" (1)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the measures taken by the State party to improve the access of girls to education, including through the adoption of the Education Act of 2013, the Teachers Service Commission Act of 2012 and the schools sanitary towel programme. It remains concerned, however, about the large number of children out of school, gender disparity in schools, including the lower completion rate for girls compared with boys owing to, among other things, early pregnancy, female genital mutilation, child and/or forced marriage and a lack of sanitary towels. The Committee is also concerned about the lower number of women attending university compared with men and the lack of data on...more
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved...in particular the adoption of the...Protection against Domestic Violence Act, in 2015" (1-2)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of the Protection against Domestic Violence Act of 2015. However, it remains concerned about the high level of gender-based violence against women and girls and the widespread incidence of sexual violence, including rape, in the private and public spheres" (6)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: WR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee...remains concerned, however, about the persistence of...harmful practices, such as...widowhood rites such as widow inheritance" (5)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, VOTE-PRACTICE-1, DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned about reports of election-related gender-based violence, including of a sexual nature, such as gang rapes, against women during the elections in 2017. It is equally concerned about reports that the majority of perpetrators were police officers or members of other security forces and by the lack of reparation provided to victims. It notes with concern the delays in prosecuting perpetrators and providing redress to the victims of such violence and the State party’s apparent lack of commitment in that regard, notwithstanding the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into Post-Election Violence of 2007/2008" (7)