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Feb. 17, 2019, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee takes note of the steps taken by the State party to modify its legislation, in particular: (a) The adoption of the General Act on Women’s Access to a Life Free from Violence in 2007 and of its implementing regulations in 2008" (2).
Feb. 17, 2019, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The Committee takes note of the steps taken by the State party to modify its legislation, in particular: (a)The adoption of the General Act on Women’s Access to a Life Free from Violence in 2007 and of its implementing regulations in 2008" (2). "The Committee also takes note with regret of the persistence of impunity for serious acts of violence against women, including those committed in 2006 in San Salvador Atenco, as recently pointed out by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW/C/MEX/CO/7-8, paras. 18 and 19) (arts. 2, 12, 13 and 16)" (5).
Feb. 17, 2019, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee notes with satisfaction that, since the consideration of the State party’s fourth periodic report, it has ratified the following international instruments: (a) The Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty (September 2007); (b) The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol (December 2007); (c) The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (March 2008)" (1).
Feb. 17, 2019, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned by reports that women continue to be the victims of gender-based murders and disappearances, especially in the States of Chihuahua, Jalisco, México and Nuevo León. While noting that major strides have been made in terms of the establishment of legal and institutional means of combating this phenomenon and other forms of violence against women, including feminicide, the Committee is concerned by indications that the new legal framework is not being fully applied by many states" (5).
Feb. 17, 2019, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee recommends that the State party: (b) Continue to improve the infrastructure of prisons and other places of detention, including juvenile treatment centres, and ensure that conditions of detention in the State party are in accordance with the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the Bangkok Rules)" (8).
Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based off of data collected from the WHO mortality database and UNdata statistics (http://data.un.org/), the femicide rate for 15-44 year olds in 2010 was 5.82 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 1606 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 27,599,180 in that year.
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The Commission concluded from statements by women involved in the events that some police elements had apparently been guilty of conduct amounting to attacks on sexual freedom, particularly during the women’s detention and transfer to the Santiaguito Remand and Social Rehabilitation Centre. Since such behaviour could involve offences such as sexual abuse and rape, the Commission in its recommendation brought it to the attention of the Mexico City Attorney General so that he could decide on the follow-up to be taken in each particular case" (24-25). "The Office of the Attorney General of the Republic, through its specialized units, duly carried out a special investigation into the sexual assaults referred...more
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The documentation centre of the Juárez Commission opened in 2007 and possesses over 480 printed and electronic titles, with particular emphasis on the topics of gender, women and human rights. In the course of 2008, requests for documents and materials relating to the Centre’s main theme, namely women, were sent to 20 gender study centres in national universities, 32 state human rights commissions and 32 state women's institutes. Exchanges of experience on bibliographical work with a gender focus also took place with bibliography experts from the Colegio de México" (81). "It should be noted that CONAVIM has a model Women's Justice Centre in which government bodies and civil society organization...more
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"At the same time, the Criminal Code of the State of Chihuahua includes the following provision: (…) Anyone who, on grounds of age, sex, civil status, pregnancy, race, ethnic origin, language, religion, ideology, sexual orientation, colour of skin, nationality, social origin or situation, work or profession, economic situation, physical characteristics, disability or state of health or any other pretext that offends human dignity and seeks to nullify or detract from individual rights and freedoms shall be punishable by six months’ to 3 years’ imprisonment or 25 to 100 days of community work and a fine of 50 to 200 days’ pay" (75-76).
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"For their part, officials of the Chihuahua Court of Justice such as judges and magistrates have been given training to improve a and dissemination of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women through the following courses: a) Human Rights and the Interpretation of International Human Rights Law in the Local Setting, organized from 12 to 16 March 2007 by the Office of the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights; b) The Administration of Justice with a Gender Focus, organized in September 2008 by the National Women's Institute; c)Courses organized by the Centre for Women’s Human Rights" (75). "Since the establishment of the Coordination and Liaison...more
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Comprehensive System for Supporting Victims of Crime is aimed at providing specialized multidisciplinary assistance to the victims of crime, abuse of power and violence; to claim compensation for the harm suffered; and to empower and lend resilience to the victim as well as to prevent re-victimization. Through the Victim Care Centre, seven support modules and six mobile units working in coordination with the district municipal authorities offer the following services: (a)Legal guidance to victims throughout the court proceedings in the case of sexual offences and family violence, including supporting the victim in handling legal procedures; (b)Twelve self-help and restorative justice groups have been set up and are functioning; (c)Provision...more
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"An example was the participation of the CONAVIM Juárez Office in the Alba Protocol, an interagency response and coordination protocol involving federal, state and municipal authorities in the event that a woman or girl goes missing in the municipality of Juárez, which is aimed at coordinating the efforts, resources and activities of the various local authorities in order to locate promptly women and children reported missing in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua State" (71). "In the period between 21 January 1993 and December 2008, investigations were carried out in 447 recorded cases of murders of women, including 418 pretrial investigations ; of the registered homicides, 292 were solved. a) 201 cases resulted...more
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Federal Government, through the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Crimes of Violence against Women and Trafficking in Persons attached to the Attorney General’s Office is preparing a legislative reform bill aimed at broadening the jurisdiction of the state authorities in investigating the crime of trafficking in persons in those cases seen as having a particularly serious social impact or where private interests inimical to the enforcement of justice are seen to be affecting the normal progress of the enquiry, thereby hindering prosecution of the crime" (75). "The Attorney General’s Special Prosecutor for Crimes of Violence against Women and Trafficking in Persons created a purpose-built shelter offering comprehensive care...more
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Mexico has been party to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (hereafter the Convention) since 1986. In 2002 it recognized the competence of the Committee against Torture to receive individual communications and in 2005 ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention, which establishes machinery for visits to detention centres, namely the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture" (3).
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The Comprehensive System for Supporting Victims of Crime is aimed at providing specialized multidisciplinary assistance to the victims of crime, abuse of power and violence; to claim compensation for the harm suffered; and to empower and lend resilience to the victim as well as to prevent re-victimization. Through the Victim Care Centre, seven support modules and six mobile units working in coordination with the district municipal authorities offer the following services: (a)Legal guidance to victims throughout the court proceedings in the case of sexual offences and family violence, including supporting the victim in handling legal procedures; (b)Twelve self-help and restorative justice groups have been set up and are functioning; (c)Provision...more
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Special Prosecutor’s office for crimes of violence against women and trafficking in persons has a pilot strategy for the prevention of trafficking in persons and gender violence among indigenous women, aimed at the prevention of human trafficking, the deconstruction of violence and the construction of a culture of non-violence in indigenous communities. The Strategy comprises four phases: (a) a workshop for the prevention of human trafficking; (b) a technical workshop for the prevention of human trafficking and violence against women; (c) systematization of the results of the prevention techniques workshop; and the production and distribution of publicity materials. To date, the first three phases have been implemented in the...more
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1

"Some of the most important achievements in the period 2008-2010 were: (d) In 2008, the National Institute for Migration distributed 4593 copies of the migrants’ passbook and 4594 copies of the preventive guide for migrant women" (78). This is referring to the State of Chihuahua (CCS-CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, GEW-LAW-1

"The main reforms proposed under the initiative include: (iv) The Military Prosecution Service will be given greater powers to order the protection of witnesses, victims, judges, magistrates, military prosecutors and members of the police in general. The functions of the Military Judicial Police will include: (...) Helping victims or injured parties and protecting witnesses in cases of offences against freedom and sexual security" (21).
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The challenge remains of standardizing legislation, since there is a law applicable nationwide with respect to federal offences but prosecution only takes place under certain conditions in accordance with articles 3 and 4 of the Law to Prevent and Punish Trafficking in Persons, the rest being left to state regulation. In this regard, 25 states of the 32 federal entities have legislated on the subject of trafficking in persons and seven states lack legislation in this regard" (92).
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"At the same time, the Criminal Code of the State of Chihuahua includes the following provision: 'DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Article 193- Anyone committing an act of abuse of power or deliberate omission, aimed at dominating, controlling or aggressing physically, psychologically, economically or sexually, within or outside the home, a person to whom he/she is or has been joined by bonds of marriage, consanguinity, affinity or civil contract; guardianship or wardship; or any affective or sentimental relationship; or with whom he/she has or has had any kind of affective or sentimental relationship shall be subject to one to five years’ imprisonment and, where appropriate, a ban on attending or residing in a...more
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"With regard to caring for female victims of violence and the families of murdered or missing women, one of the main emphases in the work of CONAVIM in Juárez has continued to be caring directly for women in situations of violence and the families of murdered or missing women. This work has made it possible to build a relationship of closeness and respect with the families and users of the institution’s services" (78). "A programme of legal advice and assistance to families and women in situations of violence was implemented. This includes assistance to all the families of murdered or missing women and women subject to violence requesting the institution’s...more
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"42.6% of seats in the lower/single house of Mexico (213 out of 500 total seats) are held by women. 36.7% of seats in the upper house/Senate of Mexico (47 out of 128 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"15.8% of ministerial positions in Mexico (3 out of 19 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 31, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Kuwait, Malta, Mexico, Peru, Tajikistan, Venezuela
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

1.0
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

1.0
Jan. 31, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-2

According to the World Health Organization, the total number of suicides for women ages 15-54 in 2005 was 608. 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 1.94 per 100,000 for women ages 15-54 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

2.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

2.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 5.47 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 23, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

In Mexico, the women participation in Armed Forces reaches a 7.98% (around 21.359 women). Coder comment - JSM