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Latest items for Senegal

Oct. 10, 2018, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

The reported rape rate per 100,000 in 2015 was .36. This rate reflects the number of police recorded offenses (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age (15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisified wih modern methods is 47.4 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia, Senegal
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 80.0 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 47.1 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 20.6 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea, Senegal
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 6.0 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

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

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 66.8 years, with the average life expectancy being 64.7 years for men and 68.7 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea, Senegal
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 53 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 59 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 47.2 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 20.8 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 315 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 66.7 years, with the average life expectancy being 64.6 years for men and 68.6 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satisified is 46.3 (latest available data for 2005-2015).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Botswana, Gambia, Senegal, Tajikistan
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 3.2 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Colombia, Senegal
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 6.1 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 80 based on data from 2005-2014.
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