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Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 8.1 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 4.7 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 9, 2018, 6:06 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

The reported rape rate per 100,000 in 2015 was 3.28. This rate reflects the number of police recorded offenses (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 3.3 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 76.3 years, with the average life expectancy being 75.1 years for men and 77.7 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Oct. 3, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-8

"Studies suggest that consanguineous marriages represent between 20-50% of all marriages in North Africa and the Middle East... Studies in Turkey and Lebanon have demonstrated a correlation between the prevalence of consanguineous marriage and the frequency of thalassemia” (7).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 8.3 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 4.8 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Lebanon, Uruguay
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 15 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 74.9 years, with the average life expectancy being 73.5 years for men and 76.5 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 0.9 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Lebanon
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 3.1 (per 100,000).
Sept. 12, 2018, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Earlier this month (may, 2018), Lebanon voted in parliamentary elections to fill seats based on a new system of proportional representation... Women occupied six of the 128 seats. This small number looks even smaller when one takes into account that there were 111 female candidates out of 976 total. These figures indicate how difficult it is for women to become legislative representatives and decision-makers... The May 6 election showed ... that women do want to take part in national decision-making, but when they set out to do so, they find obstacles in their way" (para. 1 - 2 ). "It has become commonplace to see a small number of women...more
Sept. 12, 2018, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Earlier this month (may, 2018), Lebanon voted in parliamentary elections to fill seats based on a new system of proportional representation. After the ballots were counted, women occupied six of the 128 seats. This small number looks even smaller when one takes into account that there were 111 female candidates out of 976 total. These figures indicate how difficult it is for women to become legislative representatives and decision-makers" (para. 1 ).
Sept. 12, 2018, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"It has become commonplace to see a small number of women in Lebanon's parliament, but since the civil war ended (in 1992), they have been under-represented in the chamber. In elections in 2009, four out of the 12 female candidates took seats, suggesting that Lebanese women are not yet perceived as intrinsic party members. Although the number of female candidates running this year overshadowed those of previous years, women continue to have little legislative access" (para. 7).
Sept. 12, 2018, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"(Jamali said) 'We will seek the [right of] Lebanese women to pass their nationality on to their children and to reduce violence against women.This is in addition to other bills that would change gender stereotyping toward women'" (para. 15).
Sept. 12, 2018, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"The women victorious in May who spoke to Al-Monitor agreed that the absence of a gender-based quota system is a primary reason for women’s under-representation... Yacoubian stated, 'I will propose to set a mandatory, temporary gender-based quota of at least 30% in any electoral law.'...(Jamali) said. 'Based on that, we will be working on many draft laws, including a women's quota in all public and private institutions, government and the public domain'" (para. 10, 14, 15).
Sept. 12, 2018, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The women victorious in May who spoke to Al-Monitor agreed that the absence of a gender-based quota system is a primary reason for women’s under-representation. Yaacoubian told Al-Monitor, 'A quota for women could be adopted temporarily, for once or twice, so that the voters get used to electing women and men grow accustomed to seeing women as part of the decision-making picture'” (para. 10). "Ezzeddine remarked... 'The culture of voting for women is still not well established in Lebanon. Based on that, we demand that a quota for women be introduced, and I’m certain that the law largely alters people’s behavior'" (para. 16).
May 31, 2018, 8:39 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"A prior attempt to legislate a 30 percent gender quota as part of a new electoral law failed last year, and many of the women running are listed as independents, in part because traditional parties will not place women in viable positions on their candidate lists" (Para1).
May 31, 2018, 8:39 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"A prior attempt to legislate a 30 percent gender quota as part of a new electoral law failed last year, and many of the women running are listed as independents, in part because traditional parties will not place women in viable positions on their candidate lists" (Para 1).
May 31, 2018, 8:39 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"As Lebanon heads to the polls on Sunday, a record number of women will contest parliamentary seats. There are currently only four women MPs in Lebanon, barely 3 percent of the country’s 184-member parliament, but the 86 women candidates running this cycle hope to change that. A prior attempt to legislate a 30 percent gender quota as part of a new electoral law failed last year, and many of the women running are listed as independents, in part because traditional parties will not place women in viable positions on their candidate lists. Nevertheless, these women remain undaunted: 'We believe we are a catalyst for change in this country,' said Kholoud...more
May 1, 2018, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia
Variables: LRW-LAW-4, RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Iraqi women are ramping up pressure to abolish a law that lets rapists off the hook if they marry their victims, after Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon scrapped similar articles last year" (para 1).
April 5, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2008 of the State party’s third periodic report (CEDAW/C/LBN/3) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following legislation: Law No. 129 of 2010, amending article 59 of the Labour Law and granting Palestine refugee workers compensation for dismissal from service. Law No. 128 of 2010, amending article 9 of the Social Security Law and allowing Palestine refugee workers to benefit from end-of-service compensation" (pg 1-2). "The Committee is deeply aware of the devastating impact of the combined economic, demographic and security challenges facing Lebanon as a consequence of the continuing conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic, which...more
April 5, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, LO-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the creation, in 2008, of the National Observatory for Women in Agriculture and Rural Areas by the Ministry of Agriculture. The Committee notes with concern, however, the lack of updated and disaggregated data on the participation of women in the agricultural sector. It remains concerned about the exclusion of women agricultural seasonal workers from the protection of the Labour Code and the limited initiatives to increase women’s access to rural entrepreneurship through technical assistance, microcredit facilities and bank accounts" (pg 11).
April 5, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2008 of the State party’s third periodic report (CEDAW/C/LBN/3) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following legislation: Law No. 164 of 2011, punishing the crime of trafficking in persons" (pg 1). "The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 164 of 2011 to combat trafficking, but notes with concern that the artist visa scheme of 1962 facilitates the sexual exploitation of women migrant workers in the entertainment sector, that Law No. 164 is not being enforced effectively, that it criminalizes victims and tha t it is without prejudice to the artist visa scheme. It is also...more
April 5, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of a plan by the Ministry of Public Health in 2013 for the delivery of a comprehensive package of primary health-care services, the establishment of primary health-care centres throughout the State party and the progress achieved in reducing maternal mortality. The Committee is concerned, however, about the limited access of women and adolescent girls to sexual and reproductive health services in rural and remote areas in the State party. It is also concerned about the insufficient monitoring of private health-care providers, which are the majority providers of specialized health services for women. The Committee further notes with concern the high number of unsafe abortions owing...more
April 5, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"Notwithstanding the detailed explanations given by the delegation, the Committee remains concerned about the State party’s reluctance to withdraw its reservation to the following articles of the Convention: (a) Article 9 (2) on granting women equal rights with men with respect to the nationality of their children. The Committee also notes with concern that the Council of Ministers has repeatedly endorsed the discriminatory provision in Decree No. 15 of 1925 on Lebanese Nationality, establishing that nationality is exclusively based on patrilineal descent" (pg 4).
April 5, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-3

The Committee welcomes the adoption of Laws Nos. 266 and 267 of 2014 extending maternity leave in the public and private sectors to 10 weeks with full pay. The Committee is concerned, however, about the lack of measures to promote the concept of shared family responsibilities and to combat the difficulties that women face in combining work and family responsibilities" (pg 9).
April 5, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"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 in 2012: (a) National Action Plan for Human Rights (2014-2019); (b) The National Strategy for Women in Lebanon (2011-2021), in 2012" (pg 2).
April 5, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 293 of 2014 on the protection of women and other family members from domestic violence" (pg 6).
April 5, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"The Committee is concerned that the 1962 law regulating the entry into, stay in and exit from Lebanon does not distinguish between asylum seekers/refugees and migrants. The Committee is also concerned about the high number of reported cases of child and/or forced marriage among Syrian refugee women and girls and the lack of official data on that phenomenon and on the number of stateless persons in Lebanon" (pg 3)."The Committee welcomes the various measures adopted by the State party to protect the rights of women migrant domestic workers, including issuing unified contracts, requiring employers to sign up to an insurance policy, regulating employment agencies, adopting a law criminalizing trafficking in...more
April 5, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The Committee remains concerned that the Constitution is still not in full conformity with the Convention and does not explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex. It is also concerned about the limited scope and applicability of the procedure for challenging laws deemed to be incompatible with the Constitution and international legal obligations. The Committee reiterates its previous recommendations to include in the Constitution a provision defining and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex, in line with article 2 (a) of the Convention...and to amend articles 9 and 10 of the Constitution to ensure gender equality in the context of religious freedom and sectarian diversity" (pg 5).more