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May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"he Committee welcomes the steps taken by the State party to raise awareness among stakeholders, such as doctors and insurance companies, about the need for gender-sensitive health care, including the drawing up of a strategic plan for the launch of a widely supported health-care programme. Nevertheless, the Committee notes with concern that no information was provided about the human, technical and financial resources allocated to that programme and whether special attention has been paid to intersecting forms of discrimination. The Committee notes with particular concern that: (a) Medication for menstrual regulation such as Misoprostol is still not available at pharmacies by prescription from general medical practitioners" (11).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since its consideration in 2010 of the State party’s fifth periodic report (CEDAW/C/NLD/5) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following legislation: (...); (c) New Criminal Code of Aruba, which contains provisions on, among others, stalking, in 2012" (2).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The media and the advertising sector continue to convey stereotyped and sexualized images of women and the self-regulation of the media, including under the Advertising Code Foundation, does not sufficiently address the issue" (6).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to ensure coordination among the various entities of its national machinery for the advancement of women and to promote cooperation with non-governmental organizations in the area of women’s rights. Nevertheless, the Committee notes with concern that: (a) No unified strategy or policy for the implementation of the provisions of the Convention has been adopted and that most policies are gender -neutral; (b) There is no timeline for the introduction of integrated gender mainstreaming in Aruba; (c) No gender impact assessment or gender budgeting analysis has been conducted in Curaçao; (d) The coordination and management of gender mainstreaming efforts are not sufficiently clear and...more
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The persistent segregation in the field of education, in particular in vocational training and higher education, and the underrepresentation of women and girls in traditionally male-dominated subjects in senior secondary general education and pre-university education" (9). "The fact that women and girls continue to be concentrated in traditional fields of study in Curaçao, even though they constitute twice the number of men and boys at the University of Curaçao" (10).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption of the following: (a) National Programme of Action to Combat Discrimination, in 2016; (b) Action Plan on Discrimination in the Labour Market, in 2014" (2).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to combat discriminatory gender stereotypes and harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and crimes in the name of so-called honour, as well as the adoption of the Forced Marriages (Countermeasures) Act, which entered into force in December 2015. Nevertheless, the Committee notes with concern that: (...) (d) Women and girls continue to be at risk of female genital mutilation, forced marriage and crimes in the name of so-called honour" (6). "The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to address the phenomenon of marital captivity in the State party" (13). "The lack of information about whether judges are trained to enforce the law...more
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"In Sint Maarten, abortion is illegal and the Penal Code criminalizes anyone who provides abortion-related information or services" (11).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"(b) The fact that women take more hours of parental leave per week than men, notwithstanding the increase in the number of days of parental leave to which men are entitled;(c)The drop in the use of childcare facilities, notwithstanding the increased funding for childcare services" (10).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the sharp increase in the prosecution of cases of trafficking in persons, thanks in part to the use of specialized prosecutors and criminal investigators. The Committee also welcomes the fact that, since January 2013, all cases of trafficking in persons have been heard by specialized judges to enable them to build their expertise in relation to trafficking" (8).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
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: (a) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2016; (b) Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, in 2015; (c) Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, in 2010" (2).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"Intensify efforts to combat stereotypes against Muslim women, migrant women and women asylum seekers, who are targets of hate speech and racially motivated violence in the State party" (6). "It is further concerned by the remaining obstacles that women of migrant origin face in various fields, including intersecting forms of discrimination, notwithstanding the efforts made by the State party to integrate them" (12).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-2

"The lack of information about whether, when determining the distribution of property upon divorce, judges take into account the differences in the earning potential and human capital of spouses and address gender-based economic disparities between spouses resulting from the existing sex segregation of the labour market, the gender wage gap and women’s disproportionate share in unpaid work such as childcare" (13).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee notes that, while perpetrators of domestic violence in the State party have access to free legal aid, victims can have access to it only in exceptional circumstances" (7).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee also welcomes the fact that, after the consideration of the sixth periodic report, the Government plans to organize, in collaboration with non-governmental organizations, a conference to discuss the follow-up to the Committee’s concluding observations, in February 2017" (2). "The Committee is concerned by the potential negative impact of a shift in the State party from institutional funding of women’s non-governmental organizations to project subsidies, which has weakened women’s non-governmental organizations, including those of black and migrant women" (4).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Nevertheless, the Committee notes with concern that: (a) Discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society persist in the State party" (6).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The Committee notes that prostitution is legal in the State party. (…) The Committee notes that the bill on the regulation of prostitution and combating abuse in the sex industry, to remove the provisions on compulsory registration for women in prostitution and the obligation of clients to verify registration, was adopted by the House of Representatives and is now pending before the Senate" (8).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to combat discriminatory gender stereotypes and harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and crimes in the name of so-called honour, as well as the adoption of the Forced Marriages (Countermeasures) Act, which entered into force in December 2015. Nevertheless, the Committee notes with concern that: (...) (d) Women and girls continue to be at risk of female genital mutilation, forced marriage and crimes in the name of so-called honour" (6).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned by the prevalence of trafficking in women and girls for sexual exploitation and the fact that the State party’s focus is on the smuggling of persons rather than trafficking in persons" (8).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to combat discriminatory gender stereotypes and harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and crimes in the name of so-called honour, as well as the adoption of the Forced Marriages (Countermeasures) Act, which entered into force in December 2015" (6).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"The Committee notes with concern that women and children are at a higher risk of poverty than men and that women accumulate lower pension benefits than men, resulting in higher poverty rates among older women. The Committee also notes with concern that informal care is provided mostly by women, which hampers their economic independence" (12).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The Committee also commends the State party for having achieved at least 30 per cent representation of women in both houses of parliament and at the ministerial level" (9).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: CUST-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee commends the State party on its efforts to tackle gender -based violence against women, such as the adoption of the Social Support Act (2015), which broadened the concept of social support to include safety in the domestic setting, and the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence in 2015. Nevertheless, the Committee remains concerned by: (...) (d) The lack of data on the impact of the broadening of the Social Support Act of 2015 to include safety in the domestic setting and of the merger of child abuse and domestic violence services;" (7). "The lack of information about...more
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since its consideration in 2010 of the State party’s fifth periodic report (CEDAW/C/NLD/5) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following legislation: (a) New Penal Code of Sint Maarten, which expands the definition of 'victim of domestic abuse' to include partners or companions, in 2015; (b) Mandatory Reporting Code (Domestic Violence and Child Abuse) Act, in 2013; (c) New Criminal Code of Aruba, which contains provisions on, among others, stalking, in 2012" (2).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee commends the State party on its efforts to tackle gender -based violence against women, such as the adoption of the Social Support Act (2015), which broadened the concept of social support to include safety in the domestic setting, and the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence in 2015. Nevertheless, the Committee remains concerned by: (a) The high number of women who are victims of domestic violence, in particular partner violence; (b) The fact that the recidivism rate for perpetrators of domestic violence who had been subjected to a domestic exclusion order amounts to 29 per cent, with...more
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to facilitate women’s access to justice. Nevertheless, it notes with concern that the State party has not implemented the Committee’s recommendations in communication No. 36/2012,1 in which the Committee found that the State party had violated article 11 (2) (b) of the Convention. The Committee notes that one of the authors subsequently initiated proceedings in the State party, where a local court determined that article 11 (2) of the Convention had direct effect and that the State party had violated the Convention" (4).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: IMSTD-PRACTICE-1

"In some parts of Curaçao, there are insufficient health-care specialists providing HIV/AIDS-specific care and, while antiretroviral medicines are available, it can be difficult to have access to them and they cost 17 times more than the internationally recommended prices" (12).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The Committee commends the State party for its efforts to increase the representation of women in decision-making positions, such as the development of an action plan intended to achieve at least 30 per cent representation of women in the senior civil service" (9).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of the Population Decline Action Plan 2015-2019, which sets out a strategy to address the impact of regional population decline in less-urbanized areas. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned by the lack of integration of a gender perspective therein and the fact that the population decline is accompanied by a reduction of transport and social services, which affects women disproportionately. The Committee also notes with concern that women in Curaçao, in particular those who earn low wages, face difficulties in terms of access to public transport and other services" (13).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"In Curaçao, contraceptives are not covered by health insurance and, although they can be purchased at an affordable price from government -sponsored non-governmental organizations, only a limited number of women use modern contraceptives" (11-12).