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April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, Senegal launched their national action plan in 2011 (MB-Coder Comment).
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2016 DHS survey of Senegal, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 69%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 25.1%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 5.7%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 16.6%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 12.4%. According to a 2015 DHS survey, the ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the ratification by the State party of the following international treaties since the consideration of its previous report: (a) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2010;(b) Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, in 2008; (c) Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, in 1999" (page 2).
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: CL-DATA-1, LO-LAW-1, LBHO-LAW-2

"The Committee notes with appreciation the introduction of temporary special measures to accelerate women’s political participation, but remains concerned that no other temporary special measures have been introduced as part of a necessary strategy to accelerate the achievement of substantive equality of women and men in all areas of the Convention in which women are underrepresented or disadvantaged, including with regard to access to land and higher education and to the increased feminization of poverty. The Committee encourages the State party to use temporary special measures, in accordance with article 4 (1) of the Convention and the Committee’s general recommendation No. 25 on the subject, as a necessary component of ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: EWCMS-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee welcomes the establishment, in the framework of the justice sector programme, of justice houses, information offices and counselling centres, but remains concerned about: (a) Persisting barriers faced by women in effectively gaining access to justice, including legal illiteracy, stigmatization of victims, stigmatization of women fighting for their rights, fear of reprisals, difficulties in gaining access to justice infrastructure, difficulties in producing evidence and the limited number of female police officers, especially in rural and peri-urban areas; . . . (a) Remove barriers that women may face in gaining access to justice, including . . . the limited number of female police officers, especially in rural and peri-urban areas" ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-LAW-3, LDS-PRACTICE-1, LDS-PRACTICE-2, IRP-PRACTICE-4, IRP-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-2

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 2005-06 of 10 May 2005 on combating trafficking in persons and similar practices and the protection of victims and of a national plan to combat trafficking in persons, in particular women and children, in 2009. It is concerned, however, about: (a) The absence of a clear definition of trafficking in persons in the national legislative framework; (b) The lack of data on the extent of trafficking in women and girls to, from and transiting through the State party; (c) Cases of trafficking of women and girls who are domestic workers, 'Internet brides' and women and girls subjected to forced labour, sexual exploitation, ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes the establishment, in the framework of the justice sector programme, of justice houses, information offices and counselling centres, but remains concerned about: (a) Persisting barriers faced by women in effectively gaining access to justice, including legal illiteracy, stigmatization of victims, stigmatization of women fighting for their rights, fear of reprisals, difficulties in gaining access to justice infrastructure, difficulties in producing evidence and the limited number of female police officers, especially in rural and peri-urban areas; (b) The limited protection offered by the free legal aid system for women without sufficient means; (c) The lack of cases in which discrimination has been invoked, showing the limited efficiency of ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee also notes with appreciation the adoption of a second national action plan to accelerate the elimination of female genital mutilation, covering the period 2010-2015, and the establishment of a national observatory for parity in 2011" (page 2). "The Committee recommends that the State party; (a) Ensure the effective implementation of Law No. 99-05 of 29 January 1999 criminalizing female genital mutilation and of the second national action plan to accelerate the elimination of female genital mutilation (2010-2015)" (page 6).
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the measures taken by the State party to improve the living conditions of rural women, but remains concerned about: (a) Rural women’s limited access to land owing to legal and sociocultural barriers with regard to their right to inheritance and limited access to decision-making processes concerning the use of land; (b) Land grabbing by huge agricultural companies from local farmers who are the traditional users, which contributes to the increase in poverty of rural women; (c) Rural women’s limited access to adequate health care, education, public transportation, food, water and sanitation, income-generating opportunities and social protection; (d) Barriers faced by rural women in gaining access to microcredit. ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: IW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 99-05 of 29 January 1999 criminalizing female genital mutilation and of a second national action plan to accelerate the elimination female genital mutilation (2010-2015), as well as the measures taken to raise public awareness of harmful practices. It is concerned, however, at the persistence of adverse cultural norms, practices and traditions as well as patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles, responsibilities and identities of women and men in the family and society. It notes that stereotypes contribute to the persistence of violence against women as well as harmful practices, including female genital mutilation, levirate and sororate, child marriage, polygamy, repudiation, ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 99-05 of 29 January 1999 criminalizing female genital mutilation and of a second national action plan to accelerate the elimination female genital mutilation (2010-2015), as well as the measures taken to raise public awareness of harmful practices. It is concerned, however, at the persistence of adverse cultural norms, practices and traditions as well as patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles, responsibilities and identities of women and men in the family and society. It notes that stereotypes contribute to the persistence of violence against women as well as harmful practices, including female genital mutilation, levirate and sororate, child marriage, polygamy, repudiation, ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-LAW-2, ERBG-DATA-1, ERBG-DATA-2, ERBG-DATA-5, GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-2, GIC-LAW-3

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of the 2009-2015 plan for the implementation of the National Gender Equality and Equity Strategy, which includes measures for economic empowerment and autonomy of women. It remains concerned, however, about: (a) The persistent gender wage gap and occupational segregation of women and men; (b) The high unemployment rate among women and the concentration of women in the informal sector; (c) The absence of legal provisions explicitly criminalizing sexual harassment in the workplace; (d) The existence of discriminatory legal provisions allocating child benefits only to the father (art. 21 of the Code of Social Security), excluding the children of a deceased employed woman from her pension ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 99-05 of 29 January 1999 criminalizing female genital mutilation and of a second national action plan to accelerate the elimination female genital mutilation (2010-2015), as well as the measures taken to raise public awareness of harmful practices. It is concerned, however, at the persistence of adverse cultural norms, practices and traditions as well as patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles, responsibilities and identities of women and men in the family and society. It notes that stereotypes contribute to the persistence of violence against women as well as harmful practices, including female genital mutilation, levirate and sororate, child marriage, polygamy, repudiation, ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3, GP-DATA-2

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 2010-11 of 28 May 2010 on parity between women and men in entirely or partially elective bodies. It also welcomes the increase in the representation of women in the National Assembly to 43 per cent and to 47.2 per cent in the recent local elections. The Committee remains concerned, however, that Act No. 2010-11 was not implemented during the local elections in Touba in 2013 and that women continue to face obstacles to successfully running for various functions, especially in farmers’ associations. It is also concerned about the continued low participation of women in other areas of political and public life, such ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DV-LAW-1

""The Committee welcomes the adoption, since the consideration in 1994 of the State party’s second periodic report (CEDAW/C/SEN/2), of the following legislative measures: . . . (d) Law No. 99-05 of 29 January 1999 amending the Penal Code to criminalize the crimes of rape, female genital mutilation, assault and battery, and incest" (page 2).
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, ISTD-PRACTICE-1, ISTD-DATA-1, IRP-PRACTICE-1, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1, MMR-PRACTICE-1, ABO-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the numerous measures taken by the State party to address maternal mortality and expand universal health coverage, but remains concerned about: (a) The persistently high rates of maternal mortality, the limited health infrastructure for pregnant women, the insufficient number of skilled personnel attending births and women’s limited access to essential obstetric care; (b) The lack of comprehensive education on sexual and reproductive health and rights and family planning services, and the limited access to modern contraceptives; (c) The criminalization of abortion (art. 305 of the Penal Code); the restrictive conditions under which abortion is available under the code of professional conduct (i.e. only in cases of threats ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee recommends that the State party: . . . (c) Strengthen information and awareness-raising campaigns for local, traditional and religious leaders and the general public, especially in rural areas, on the negative effects of discriminatory legal provisions" (3). "The Committee welcomes the establishment, in the framework of the justice sector programme, of justice houses, information offices and counselling centres, but remains concerned about: (a) Persisting barriers faced by women in effectively gaining access to justice, including legal illiteracy, stigmatization of victims, stigmatization of women fighting for their rights, fear of reprisals, difficulties in gaining access to justice infrastructure, difficulties in producing evidence and the limited number of female police ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the establishment, in the framework of the justice sector programme, of justice houses, information offices and counselling centres, but remains concerned about: (a) Persisting barriers faced by women in effectively gaining access to justice, including legal illiteracy, stigmatization of victims, stigmatization of women fighting for their rights, fear of reprisals, difficulties in gaining access to justice infrastructure, difficulties in producing evidence and the limited number of female police officers, especially in rural and peri-urban areas; (b) The limited protection offered by the free legal aid system for women without sufficient means; (c) The lack of cases in which discrimination has been invoked, showing the limited efficiency of ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"The Committee remains concerned, however, about: . . . (e) The disproportionately high illiteracy rate of women, in particular among rural women. The Committee recommends that the State party: . . . (f) Conduct literacy campaigns for women, in particular in rural areas" (page 9-10).
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee welcomes the adoption, since the consideration in 1994 of the State party’s second periodic report (CEDAW/C/SEN/2), of the following legislative measures: . . . (b) Law No. 2010-11 of 28 May 2010 on parity between women and men in entirely or partially elective bodies . . . The Committee also notes with appreciation the adoption of a second national action plan to accelerate the elimination of female genital mutilation, covering the period 2010-2015, and the establishment of a national observatory for parity in 2011" (page 2). "The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 2010-11 of 28 May 2010 on parity between women and men in entirely or ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the adoption, since the consideration in 1994 of the State party’s second periodic report (CEDAW/C/SEN/2), of the following legislative measures: (a) Law No. 2013-03 of 25 June 2013 allowing women to transmit their nationality to their husband and their children born to a foreign father" (page 2).
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, IAD-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the measures taken by the State party to improve the living conditions of rural women, but remains concerned about: (a) Rural women’s limited access to land owing to legal and sociocultural barriers with regard to their right to inheritance and limited access to decision-making processes concerning the use of land; (b) Land grabbing by huge agricultural companies from local farmers who are the traditional users, which contributes to the increase in poverty of rural women; (c) Rural women’s limited access to adequate health care, education, public transportation, food, water and sanitation, income-generating opportunities and social protection; (d) Barriers faced by rural women in gaining access to microcredit. ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the adoption, since the consideration in 1994 of the State party’s second periodic report (CEDAW/C/SEN/2), of the following legislative measures: . . . (c) Law No. 2005-06 of 10 May 2005 on combating trafficking in persons and similar practices and the protection of victims; . . . The Committee welcomes the ratification by the State party of the following international treaties since the consideration of its previous report: (a) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2010;(b) Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, in 2008" (page 2). "The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 2005-06 of 10 May 2005 on ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the allocation of a large part of the State budget to education, the many measures taken to increase access to education for women and girls and the issuance of policy letter No. 004379 of 11 October 2007 by the Ministry of Education authorizing girls to continue their education after giving birth. The Committee remains concerned, however, about: (a) The low enrolment rates of girls at the secondary and tertiary levels of education and the high dropout rates of girls at all levels of education owing to, among other things, early marriage, unequal share of domestic responsibilities, preference given by parents for their sons’ education, and teenage pregnancy; ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the adoption, since the consideration in 1994 of the State party’s second periodic report (CEDAW/C/SEN/2), of the following legislative measures: . . . (d) Law No. 99-05 of 29 January 1999 amending the Penal Code to criminalize the crimes of rape, female genital mutilation, assault and battery, and incest. The Committee also notes with appreciation the adoption of a second national action plan to accelerate the elimination of female genital mutilation, covering the period 2010-2015, and the establishment of a national observatory for parity in 2011" (page 2). "The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 99-05 of 29 January 1999 criminalizing female genital mutilation and of ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"The Committee welcomes the adoption, since the consideration in 1994 of the State party’s second periodic report (CEDAW/C/SEN/2), of the following legislative measures: . . . (d) Law No. 99-05 of 29 January 1999 amending the Penal Code to criminalize the crimes of rape, female genital mutilation, assault and battery, and incest" (page 2).
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-3, MARR-PRACTICE-7

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 99-05 of 29 January 1999 criminalizing female genital mutilation and of a second national action plan to accelerate the elimination female genital mutilation (2010-2015), as well as the measures taken to raise public awareness of harmful practices. It is concerned, however, at the persistence of adverse cultural norms, practices and traditions as well as patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles, responsibilities and identities of women and men in the family and society. It notes that stereotypes contribute to the persistence of violence against women as well as harmful practices, including female genital mutilation, levirate and sororate, child marriage, polygamy, repudiation, ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The Committee is concerned about: (a) The lack of harmonization by the State party of its legislation with the Convention, which should take precedence over national laws, especially because article 97 of the Constitution considers international treaties at the constitutional rank; (b) The very long delays in revising the discriminatory provisions contained in national law, in particular the discriminatory provisions contained in the Family Code, including provisions relating to the different minimum age of marriage for girls and boys, the husband being the head of the household and polygamy. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Finalize within a clear time frame and as a priority the process of ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the establishment, in the framework of the justice sector programme, of justice houses, information offices and counselling centres, but remains concerned about: . . . (d) The impossibility for civil society organizations with an interest in the proceedings to lodge petitions and participate in the proceedings; (e) The lack of sufficient training of justice personnel on women’s rights and gender equality. The Committee recommends that the State party: . . . (c) Ensure that rules on standing allow groups and civil society organizations with an interest to lodge petitions and participate in the proceedings. in all fields of the law and not only in criminal matters as ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the establishment, in the framework of the justice sector programme, of justice houses, information offices and counselling centres, but remains concerned about: (a) Persisting barriers faced by women in effectively gaining access to justice, including legal illiteracy, stigmatization of victims, stigmatization of women fighting for their rights, fear of reprisals, difficulties in gaining access to justice infrastructure, difficulties in producing evidence and the limited number of female police officers, especially in rural and peri-urban areas; (b) The limited protection offered by the free legal aid system for women without sufficient means; (c) The lack of cases in which discrimination has been invoked, showing the limited efficiency of ...more