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Dec. 12, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 2.4 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 1.12 per 100,000 female population.
Nov. 16, 2018, 1:34 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Almost every woman I spoke with experienced sexual violence in North Korea" (1). This is a quote from Lee So Yeon, a North Korean activist, at minute 3:26 in the film (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 13, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
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Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is concerned about the lack of an independent complaint mechanism for women’s human rights violations and about women’s non-awareness of their rights" (4).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The Committee notes the measures taken by the State party to encourage the education of women in rural areas, which is reflected in the increase in the number of those women in local government positions and agricultural-related institutions and enterprises. The Committee is concerned, however, about the persistently low number of women from rural communities attending university and their limited professional options, limited access to health services and safe drinking water and sanitation, limited knowledge and awareness about their rights and exposure to discriminatory traditional culture and norms" (12).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is concerned about the lack of an independent complaint mechanism for women’s human rights violations and about women’s non-awareness of their rights" (4). "The prevalence of domestic violence against women, the very limited awareness and information about the issue and the lack of protective measures, including legal services, psychosocial support and shelters, available to women who are victims/survivors" (7).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The Law on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Women, as well as the Family Law, which are focused on reconciliation rather than the prosecution of perpetrators of gender-based violence against women" (3). "The Law on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Women, while prohibiting gender-based violence against women, does not provide for victim protection and support measures or for criminal liability of perpetrators" (6). "Penalties for rape are not commensurate with the severity of the crime… In revising the Criminal Code in 2012, the State party reduced the penalties for some forms of rape, including rape of children, rape by a work supervisor and repeated...more
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Women’s retirement age being set at 55 years, compared with 60 years for men, and its consequences for their pension benefits, economic independence and access to decision-making positions… The Committee is concerned about the lack of recognition... to the assumable high incidence of sexual harassment and sexual violence against women in the workplace, the absence of... protection services with trained personnel to support women seeking redress" (10). "The Committee is concerned about the limited information on the situation of women and girls with disabilities in the State party and on the services available, in particular access to... employment" (12).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned about the limited information on the situation of women and girls with disabilities in the State party and on the services available, in particular access to... health care" (12).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"It is also concerned about the lack of special measures to ensure the representation of women in high-level posts across the executive, legislative and judicial branches" (5).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Marital rape is not criminalized" (7).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The Law on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Women, as well as the Family Law, which are focused on reconciliation rather than the prosecution of perpetrators of gender-based violence against women... The Committee remains concerned about the State party’s continued prioritization of reconciliation and mediation in family disputes and divorce cases, which may not afford adequate protection to women who are victims of domestic violence and result in impunity for perpetrators" (3). "The Law on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Women, while prohibiting gender-based violence against women, does not provide for victim protection and support measures or for criminal liability of perpetrators" (6).more
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The education system does not adequately address deep-rooted gender stereotypes… In particular, the Committee notes with concern the low number of girls assuming the class president role and the reported incidence of sexual harassment in schools" (9). "The Committee is concerned about the limited information on the situation of women and girls with disabilities in the State party and on the services available, in particular access to education" (12).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Cultural and social values ascribing a particular role to women as caregivers and subservient to men... does not result in the substantive equality required under the Convention. The Committee is also concerned about the persistence of discriminatory stereotypes with regard to the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, which confine women to the 'mission' in 'society and family' of 'upbringing and education of children' and make them responsible for maintaining the family unit, often at the expense of their physical safety and emotional well-being" (6).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: SAB-LAW-1

"Law on Labour Protection, in 2010, providing for measures for pregnant women, including increased maternity leave and breastfeeding breaks" (2).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee remains concerned about the State party’s continued prioritization of reconciliation and mediation in family disputes and divorce cases, which may not afford adequate protection to women who are victims of domestic violence and result in impunity for perpetrators" (3).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The absence of statistics on equal pay" (10).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-3

"...The Law on Socialist Labour and the Law on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Women in 2015 to extend the period of maternity leave from 150 to 240 days… The absence of paid or unpaid paternity leave" (10).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"It is also concerned about the economic situation of women who seek to work abroad and fall prey to trafficking networks, given the restrictions on leaving the territory of the State party, which increases the risk they will be subjected to forced marriage, that their children will be stateless and that they will be exploited in forced labour and prostitution. The Committee is further concerned that, upon repatriation, women who are victims of trafficking are reportedly sent to labour training camps or prisons, on the charge of “illegal border crossing”, and may be exposed to further violations of their human rights, including sexual violence by security officials and forced abortions"...more
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned about the situation of women in detention, who are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence, including rape, by State officials, and about the absence of adequate, independent and confidential complaint mechanisms. The Committee is particularly concerned about reports that repatriated women are detained on the criminal charge of 'illegal border crossing' and, in addition to suffering sexual violence, are at risk of death in detention, subjected to forced abortions and deprived of their right to a fair trial" (12).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

""The Committee notes that the Constitution guarantees universal and free health care and it welcomes the measures taken to promote women’s health and reduce maternal mortality... The Committee notes... no reported cases of HIV in its territory, but is concerned that treatment is available only to women travelling abroad" (11).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: ASR-LAW-1

"Provisions in laws or directives limiting women’s access to some studies and professions based on women’s characteristics as defined by the State party" (3).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"The continued sex-segregation of the workforce, with labour laws and directives assigning specific jobs to women while impeding their access to others, based on perceived characteristics of women as a group and not taking into consideration the individual potential of each woman and impeding the achievement of gender equality at work... Women’s continued limited access to senior positions" (10).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"The Committee encourages the State party to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention" (13).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee notes that the adherence of the State party to the nine major international human rights instruments would enhance the enjoyment by women of their human rights and fundamental freedoms in all aspects of life. The Committee therefore encourages the State party to ratify the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and the Optional Protocol thereto, the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, to which it is not...more
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is also concerned about the limited information available regarding cases of domestic violence filed with the courts, which is indicative of overall indifference and unresponsiveness, on the part of the police and the judiciary, to this crime" (7).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"Persistence of discriminatory stereotypes with regard to the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, which confine women to the 'mission' in 'society and family' of 'upbringing and education of children' and make them responsible for maintaining the family unit, often at the expense of their physical safety and emotional well-being. This has an impact on women throughout their life cycle, including the education that they receive, which for the vast majority ends at the secondary level" (6).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"It is also concerned about the limited availability of modern contraceptive methods and the fact that information and counselling on family planning is not systematically available to unmarried people throughout the State party" (11).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is particularly concerned about reports that repatriated women are detained… and deprived of their right to a fair trial" (12).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The Committee notes the efforts of the State party, in particular the special measures establishing a minimum proportion of women in each category of employment, but is concerned that the measures result in the segregation of targeted posts" (5). "The continued sex-segregation of the workforce, with labour laws and directives assigning specific jobs to women while impeding their access to others, based on perceived characteristics of women as a group and not taking into consideration the individual potential of each woman and impeding the achievement of gender equality at work... The Committee is concerned about the... the absence of legislation specifically criminalizing sexual harassment in the workplace and the lack...more