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Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Niger, North Korea, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

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Oct. 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Comprehensive Anti Trafficking Law 4788 of 2012 criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of up to eight years’ imprisonment; these penalties were sufficiently stringent and, with respect to sex trafficking, commensurate with penalties prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape. Inconsistent with international law, Law 4788/12 established the use of force, fraud, and coercion as aggravating factors rather than essential elements of the crime. Articles 129b and 129c of Law 3440/08 also criminalized international trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation and forced labor, respectively" (383).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

" The government helped repatriate five victims and referred them to care facilities" (384).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Paraguay, and traffickers exploit victims from Paraguay abroad. The practice of child domestic servitude, criadazgo, is the most visible and common form of trafficking in the country. Middle- and upper-income families in both urban and rural areas take on children, almost exclusively from impoverished families, as domestic workers and provide varying compensation that includes room, board, money, a small stipend, or access to educational opportunities (...) Traffickers exploit Paraguayan women and girls in sex trafficking within the country (...) Paraguayan victims of sex trafficking and forced labor have been identified in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China,...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Paraguay does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Paraguay remained on Tier 2. These efforts included assisting more victims and training more officials working on anti-trafficking efforts. However, the governmentdid not meet the minimum standards in several key areas. Services for all victims remained insufficient, cooperation with civil society remained inadequate, use of the identification protocol and referral mechanism was ad hoc, cases of police officers’ complicity continued to go unaddressed, and the 2014-2018 national plan to combat trafficking expired without...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government lacked a comprehensive database to aggregate efforts taken by various ministries and did not provide comprehensive data; however, it reported identifying 70 victims during the reporting period, compared with 90 in 2017. The Ministry of Children and Adolescents (MINNA) reported all of the victims identified this year, whereas the Ministry of Women Affairs (MWA) reported all the victims identified in 2017" (383).
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the use, since 2013, by the State party of the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the Bangkok Rules). Nevertheless, it notes with concern: (a) The high number of women in pretrial detention, the length of pretrial detention and overcrowding of places where women are deprived of their liberty; (b) Non-separation of pretrial detainees and convicted women inmates, and at their limited access to health-care services and to items of personal hygiene; (c) Discrimination against lesbian women through the refusal of partner visits and against adolescent mothers who are denied the right to keep their children in their...more
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"It also takes note of initiatives taken through the 'Code Red' strategy to reduce maternal mortality and the distribution of health and birth kits to family health units, which extend to rural and indigenous areas. It is concerned, however, at: (a) Delays in the adoption of the bill on sexual, reproductive, maternal and perinatal health (...) (c)High rates of maternal mortality, mainly owing to the resort to unsafe abortions and health professionals refusing to conduct therapeutic abortions and reporting women who seek abortion-related assistance to the police" (10-11). "High pregnancy rates among girls aged 10–19 years and high rates of maternal mortality among girls aged 15–19 years, as a result...more
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes with concern the absence of information on women in prostitution in the State party, as well as reports of police violence, extortion, arbitrary arrests and detention without warrants of women in prostitution" (7).
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee welcomes the change of the status of the Secretariat for Women to the ministerial level and the formulation by the State party of municipal public policies concerning gender equality. Nevertheless, it notes with concern that: (a) The human, technical and financial resources allocated for the implementation of the evolving responsibilities of the Ministry of Women, and to allow for its representation in all regions of the State party, are insufficient; (b) The budget allocated to the third national equal opportunities plan is insufficient for its effective implementation; (c) The Ombudsman’s Office is not in conformity with the principles relating to the status of national institutions for the promotion...more
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is further concerned about the prevalence of discriminatory gender stereotypes in the media, in particular sexist portrayals of women" (5).
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"Three-year plan for the social and political participation of women, covering the period 2016–2018, in 2015" (2). "The Committee notes the submission of a bill on democratic parity to the Senate, the initiatives taken under the three-year plan for the social and political participation of women and the training for women who are members of political parties. The Committee is concerned, however, about the delay in the adoption of the bill, and that, 20 years after the introduction of quotas for elections, the representation of women in the parliament and in other areas, including ministerial positions, remains low" (8).
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Testing for pregnancy and HIV in hiring procedures and women being exposed to inadequate working conditions, mainly in the maquila industry" (10). "The gender-blind nature of the legislation introducing a 5 per cent quota in the public sector for persons with disabilities which has led to the misperception that the quota is restrictive, representing a maximum number of positions for persons with disabilities, and the fact that men with disabilities tend to be employed in such positions rather than women with disabilities" (10). "The Committee welcomes the training of vulnerable female heads of household on business planning by the National Labour Training System and the establishment of the Agricultural Loans...more
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is concerned about anti-gender movements seeking to exclude reference to gender from the political, educational and social discourse in the State party. It is also concerned about the ban by the Ministry of Education and Science on all dissemination and use of educational materials referring to 'gender theory' and/or 'gender ideology', under Ministry decision No. 29664, and at the complete absence of the term “gender” from the Act on the comprehensive protection of women from all forms of violence. (...) It is also concerned at the proposal to create a ministry of family, which could interfere with the mandate of the Ministry of Women and the resources allocated...more
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned at acts of intimidation and harassment against women human rights defenders, as well as against teachers, journalists, lawyers and members of non-governmental organizations working on women’s rights, gender equality, violence against women and sexual violence. It is further concerned at reported abusive practices by security and law enforcement personnel against indigenous and rural women, such as the detention of women present at the Curuguaty massacre in 2012 in spite of the lack of proof of their effective involvement" (8).
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of the current national sexual and reproductive health plan and the introduction of guidelines on the provision of comprehensive post-abortion services, requiring full confidentiality and medical secrecy for women who undergo an abortion" (10). "High rates of maternal mortality, mainly owing to the resort to unsafe abortions and health professionals refusing to conduct therapeutic abortions and reporting women who seek abortion-related assistance to the police" (11). "The criminalization of abortion and the restrictive conditions under which abortion is legally available, i.e., only in cases of threat to the life of the woman, thus excluding other circumstances such as threats to her health, rape, incest and...more
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"It is further concerned at the absence of specific services and programmes for women in prostitution, including exit programmes for women wishing to leave prostitution" (7).
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-3

"Act No. 5344 establishing maternity leave for women in elected positions, in 2014" (2). "Non-compliance with the legislation promoting and protecting maternity, especially with regard to maternity protection and inequitable distribution of domestic and care work between women and men, forcing many women to take low-income jobs in the informal sector" (10).
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of legislation on the comprehensive protection of women against all forms of violence, including femicide" (6).
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"(b)Act No. 5407 on domestic work, improving the protection of the rights of women domestic workers, in 2015" (2). "The gender-blind nature of the legislation introducing a 5 per cent quota in the public sector for persons with disabilities which has led to the misperception that the quota is restrictive, representing a maximum number of positions for persons with disabilities, and the fact that men with disabilities tend to be employed in such positions rather than women with disabilities" (10).
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2011 of the State party’s sixth periodic report (CEDAW/C/PAR/6) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following: (a)Act No. 5777 on the comprehensive protection of women from all forms of violence, in 2016" (1-2).
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The lack of information provided by the State party on measures taken to encourage girls to participate in non-traditional fields of study and career paths, such as mathematics, informatics, technology and science" (9).
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Act No. 4675 raising the National Women’s Secretariat to the level of Ministry of Women’s Affairs, in 2012" (2). "The Committee welcomes initiatives taken by the State party to raise the awareness of State media about gender-sensitive communication and to provide training for the communication directorates of State institutions" (5).
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"The lack of inclusion of intangible assets, such as pension, insurance and work-related benefits, in the definition of property under the community property regime, which leads to the unequal division of property between men and women upon divorce, and this in the absence of mechanisms to compensate women for economic disparities between spouses" (14).
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"High pregnancy rates among girls aged 10–19 years and high rates of maternal mortality among girls aged 15–19 years, as a result of, among other things, unsafe abortions" (13).
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of legislation and policies for the promotion of rural women and women with disabilities" (5).
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is concerned, however, about the delay in the adoption of the bill, and that, 20 years after the introduction of quotas for elections, the representation of women in the parliament and in other areas, including ministerial positions, remains low" (8).
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The Committee takes note of the increase of the minimum age for marriage for girls and boys to 18 years. Nevertheless, it is concerned at: (a) The remaining exceptions allowing marriage under 18 years of age, which are subject to authorization by parents, legal guardians or judicial authorities" (14-15).