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Latest items for Portugal

Oct. 10, 2018, 6:45 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

The reported rape per 100,000 in 2015 was 3.62. This reflects the number of police recorded offenses (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 8.2 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 3.5 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 2.1 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Iceland, Portugal
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 14.0 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Barbados, Brazil, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Norway, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United States
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 99 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 81.5 years, with the average life expectancy being 78.3 years for men and 84.5 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Estonia, Fiji, Germany, Hungary, Jamaica, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, United States
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 99 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Germany, Hungary, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, United States
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 99 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 3.6 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 2.0 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal, Singapore
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 10 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 81.1 years, with the average life expectancy being 78.2 years for men and 83.9 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 12.5 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 13.6 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 10.5 based on data from 2005-2014.
April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, Portugal launched their national action plan in 2014 and it expires in 2018 (MB-Coder Comment).
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s significant achievements in reducing infant and maternal mortality, but is concerned about the limited freedom experienced by women in their family planning and their choices of birth methods" (page 9).
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the recent amendments to the Penal Code specifically criminalizing female genital mutilation. However, the Committee is concerned about the reports that that crime is being committed against its citizens or residents abroad, and regrets the lack of information concerning the application of extraterritorial jurisdiction in the State party with respect to that crime. The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to raise awareness about the harmful effects of female genital mutilation on the health and the lives of women, both within and outside its territory, but expresses concern that those efforts may not be sufficient. The Committee recommends that the State party ensure the strict application of...more
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"The Committee notes with concern that austerity measures, many of which have been taken by the State party under the bailout agreements with the European Union institutions and the International Monetary Fund, have had a detrimental and disproportionate impact on women in many spheres of life. The Committee also notes that few studies and evaluations have been conducted to monitor the gender-specific effects of such measures. The Committee wishes to emphasize that the concerns expressed below take into account the exceptional circumstances that the State party has faced in recent years and is still facing. However, the Committee reminds the State party that, even in times of fiscal constraints and...more
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The Committee notes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2008 of the State party’s seventh periodic report (CEDAW/C/PRT/7) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following legislation: . . . (e) Law No. 112/2009 on domestic violence, on 16 September 2009" (page 1-2). "The Committee welcomes the adoption of the fifth national plan to prevent and combat domestic and gender-based violence (2014-2017) and the use of electronic bracelets to prevent domestic violence" (page 5).
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the national Roma inclusion strategy (2013-2020) and is concerned that Roma women, especially those living in rural areas, face social exclusion and lack access to education, health, employment and housing. It is particularly concerned about the high school dropout rates among Roma girls owing to child and/or forced marriage. . . . The Committee recommends that the State party increase its efforts, including within the framework of the national Roma inclusion strategy for the period 2013-2020, to ensure access to adequate housing and basic services for Roma women, including access to education, health and employment. The Committee also recommends that the State party take measures to prevent...more
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee . . . is concerned: (a) That poverty among and the social exclusion of women, in particular disadvantaged and marginalized groups of women such as migrant, asylum-seeking and Roma women, increase their risk of becoming victims of trafficking and exploitation in prostitution" (page 7).
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: IRP-LAW-2

"The Committee welcomes the updated national referral system established in 2014 and the third national plan to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings (2014-2017), but is concerned: . . . (d) That there is a lack of information on the protection and assistance in place for victims of trafficking, including the issuance of temporary resident permits. The Committee urges the State party: . . . (c) To strengthen the protection and rehabilitation of women who are victims of trafficking by providing them with access to alternative income opportunities and providing undocumented women with temporary resident permits, irrespective of their ability or willingness to cooperate with the prosecutorial authorities" (page...more
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the updated national referral system established in 2014 and the third national plan to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings (2014-2017), but is concerned: (a) That poverty among and the social exclusion of women, in particular disadvantaged and marginalized groups of women such as migrant, asylum-seeking and Roma women, increase their risk of becoming victims of trafficking and exploitation in prostitution; (b) That there is a lack of adequate victim identification mechanisms; (c) That a lenient sentencing policy is applied for traffickers, who reportedly are often charged with the crime of pimping, which carries a lighter punishment; (d) That there is a lack of information on...more
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"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 of the following: . . . (b) Third national action programme for the elimination of female genital mutilation (2014-2017)" (page 2). "The Committee welcomes the recent amendments to the Penal Code specifically criminalizing female genital mutilation. However, the Committee is concerned about the reports that that crime is being committed against its citizens or residents abroad, and regrets the lack of information concerning the application of extraterritorial jurisdiction in the State party with respect to that crime. The Committee...more
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The Committee notes the information provided by the State party about the growing number of rural women involved in commercial farming and the large investments made by the State party for such initiatives. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned that many rural women continue to face significant problems in gaining access to employment and education, and are dependent on low social benefits. The Committee recommends that the State party continue its efforts to encourage women’s entrepreneurship, including in commercial farming, and take the measures necessary to provide women living in rural areas with enhanced educational and employment opportunities" (page 10). "The Committee notes the national Roma inclusion strategy (2013-2020) and is...more
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The Committee notes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2008 of the State party’s seventh periodic report (CEDAW/C/PRT/7) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following legislation: . . . (b) Amendments to the Penal Code to include 'gender identity' as a prohibited ground of discrimination, in January 2013; (c) Law No. 7/2011 on gender identity, on 15 March 2010, and amendments to the Civil Code recognizing different forms of family relations, on 31 May 2010" (page 1-2).
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
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, among others, the following international and regional instruments: (a) Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), of the International Labour Organization (ILO), in 2015; (b) International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, in 2014; (c) Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention), in 2013; (d) Maternity Protection Convention, 2000 (No. 183), of ILO, in 2012; (e) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2009" (page 2). "The Committee notes that the adherence...more
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes Law No. 83/2015, aimed at implementing provisions of the Istanbul Convention, but remains concerned that, despite the improvements, the legislation of the State party is not fully in compliance with the provisions of the Istanbul Convention, given that it does not cover all forms of non-consensual sexual acts" (page 6).
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the updated national referral system established in 2014 and the third national plan to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings (2014-2017), but is concerned: . . . (c) That a lenient sentencing policy is applied for traffickers, who reportedly are often charged with the crime of pimping, which carries a lighter punishment" (page 7).
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the significant achievements of the State party in increasing the participation of women and girls at the secondary and tertiary levels of education. The Committee is, however, concerned about the sex segregation of fields of study and the underrepresentation of girls in technology and vocational courses and apprenticeships at the secondary level, as well as in engineering, manufacturing and construction courses in higher education, which results in similar sex segregation of occupations in the labour market and higher unemployment rates for young women in spite of their higher rate of certification compared with employed males. While welcoming Law No. 69/2009, which mandates sexual education as a compulsory...more