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Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The limited access to modern contraceptives, especially in rural areas" (14).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DSFMF-LAW-1

"The Committee is concerned that women and girls who are victims of sexual abuse risk facing criminal proceedings if they press charges, since the reporting of rape, if not proved, can be considered a confession of sexual relations outside of marriage (zina), which is criminalized under articles 225 and 226 of the Penal Code" (8).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"It also takes note of the information that the State party intends to enact implementing regulations on female genital mutilation under the Child Law...Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned that female genital mutilation is not specifically criminalized" (6).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-2, ATDW-LAW-5

"The Committee remains concerned about…the limited grounds available to women to seek divorce when men may unilaterally ask for divorce for any reason" (17).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"The Committee remains concerned about…the maintenance of polygamy" (17).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"It remains concerned, however, that the State party retains discriminatory stereotypes, focusing primarily on the roles of women as mothers and housewives. The Committee is also concerned about discriminatory provisions in the State party’s legislation that underscore the subordination of women to their husbands" (6). "The Committee remains concerned about...the obligation imposed on a woman to obey her husband, including sexually" (17).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-DATA-1

"early marriage has been on the decline and that the average age for marriage has increased" (6).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"It is concerned, however, about information according to which women are still required to have the permission of their father, husband or male guardian to obtain a passport and travel outside the country" (16).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"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 or creation of the following...Family Protection Department, in 2012, which formulates protection plans and receives complaints about gender-based violence against women" (2). "[The Committee] remains concerned, however, about...The lack of shelters and support services for women who are victims of gender-based violence, especially in rural areas, which reportedly prevents many women from leaving their violent partners" (7).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to address discriminatory gender stereotypes on the role and responsibilities of women and men in society and in the family, including by revising school curricula, textbooks and visual representations of situations of daily life" (6). The Committee is concerned, however, that...Traditional images of women’s roles and responsibilities in school textbooks perpetuate the disadvantaged status of girls and women" (11).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"It is concerned, however, about the very low participation of women at all levels of decision-making, including within...the diplomatic service (7.2 per cent of ambassadors)" (10).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Nevertheless, [The Committee] is concerned about: (a) The fact that women receive only around 29 per cent of subsidized loans" (15). "[The Committee] remains concerned, however, about…The prevalence of discriminatory practices that prevent rural women from inheriting or acquiring ownership of agricultural land and other property" (15).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"The Committee remains concerned about...Persistent discrimination against women and girls in inheritance law, both as daughters and as widows" (17).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"It also notes the decision taken by the State party to grant children of Omani mothers and foreign fathers some 'privileges' in areas such as education and health" (10). "The Committee remains concerned, however, about: (a) The strict conditions placed under article 18 of the new law on an Omani mother married to a foreigner who wishes to transmit her nationality to her children" (10).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the efforts made by the State party to combat trafficking in persons, including the issuance of decrees to protect domestic workers from exploitation or trafficking and the provision of a temporary shelter, social and psychological programmes and legal aid to victims" (8-9). "The Committee is furthermore concerned about...The limited enforcement of the Anti-Trafficking Law (2008), as reflected by the low prosecution and conviction rates in cases of trafficking in women and girls" (9). "The Committee is furthermore concerned about...The lack of adequate mechanisms to identify and refer victims of trafficking and victims of exploitation of prostitution who have reportedly been arrested, detained and deported for acts committed...more
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee is concerned, however, about the lack of information on the legal framework defining the mandate and authority of the Commission [for Family Affairs] and regulating its relations with relevant ministries and various women’s institutions; the human, technical and financial resources allocated from the national budget for its functioning; and its presence at the governorate and local levels. The Committee is also concerned about the fact that the national strategy for women has not yet been adopted, despite having been completed in 2014" (4-5).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, LDS-PRACTICE-1

"It is concerned, however, that the State party remains a destination and transit country for women trafficked predominantly from South and East Asia and East and North Africa for the purposes of forced labour, domestic servitude and, to a lesser extent, sexual exploitation" (9).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5

"The Committee remains concerned about...the continued practice of dowry" (17).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The Committee remains concerned about...the obligation imposed on a woman to obey her husband, including sexually" (17).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"It also notes with appreciation that female labour force participation has increased from 17 per cent in 1990 to 30 per cent in 2016 and to 47 per cent in the civil service" (12). "The Committee is concerned, however, about...The low participation of women compared with men with regard to employment in the private sector" (12).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"that early marriage has been on the decline and that the average age for marriage has increased. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned that...the practice of child marriage persists owing to the use by judges of derogations from the legal minimum age of marriage of 18 years, especially in rural areas" (6). "The use of the sharia as an explanation for the lack of progress on family law reform and the continued application of discriminatory provisions in the Personal Status Law, in particular the requirement for a woman to obtain her guardian’s permission to marry" (17).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LDS-LAW-1

"The Committee notes the efforts made by the State party to combat trafficking in persons, including the issuance of decrees to protect domestic workers from exploitation or trafficking and the provision of a temporary shelter, social and psychological programmes and legal aid to victims" (8-9). "The lack of systematically organized rehabilitation and reintegration measures, including access to counselling, medical treatment, psychological support and redress, including compensation, for victims of trafficking, in particular with regard to migrant women and women domestic workers" (9). "The Committee notes with appreciation the measures adopted by the State party to protect the rights of women migrant domestic workers, such as the issuance of a unified...more
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: IAD-PRACTICE-1

"[The Committee] remains concerned, however, about…The prevalence of discriminatory practices that prevent rural women from inheriting or acquiring ownership of agricultural land and other property" (15).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The Committee notes with appreciation that article 36 of the Child Law provides for free and compulsory education in government schools until the completion of post-basic education" (11).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"in addition to article 37 of the Personal Status Law, which stipulates that women must be shielded from physical or mental abuse by their spouse" (7).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"The Committee notes the new Nationality Law (2014), which confers Omani nationality on children born out of wedlock to unidentified parents" (10).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"career guidance encouraging women and girls to choose non-traditional career paths is limited, in particular in the fields of science and technology" (11). "The number of women and girls in vocational training remains limited" (11).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"the adoption of Royal Decree No. 11/2010 amend[ed] the Passport Law to entitle a woman to obtain a passport without seeking her guardian’s consent" (16-17).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"It also notes that a department of women’s sport has been established in the Ministry of Sports Affairs" (15).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"The Committee remains concerned, however, about: (a) The strict conditions placed under article 18 of the new law on an Omani mother married to a foreigner who wishes to transmit her nationality to her children, as well as the discriminatory provisions with regard to the naturalization of foreign spouses of Omani women, who are currently required to be married for at least 15 years in order to obtain Omani citizenship, while a foreign wife requires only 10 years of marriage" (10).