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Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 12.6 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 12.5 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 21.2 based on data from 2005-2014.
Aug. 10, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-1

"The Committee notes with concern the impact of intersecting forms of discrimination on disadvantaged and marginalized groups of women in the State party. In particular, the Committee is concerned about: (a) The persisting segregation of Roma in separate settlements, including by constructing walls and other physical separations, the limited access of Roma women to land tenure, the reports of frequent violent raids by the police on Roma settlements, resulting in casualties and the displacement of residents, including women and children, and the lack of investigation into the excessive use of force and misconduct by the police; (b) The heightened risk of violence, labour exploitation and racially motivated acts faced by...more
Aug. 10, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"(a) That there is no systematic monitoring of the implementation of decree No. 56 and other relevant legislation on the prohibition of forced sterilization; (b) That Roma women are unaware of their rights and the ways to seek redress in the case of sterilizations without informed consent, including those that occurred in the past; (c) That some cases of forced sterilization have been pending in the national courts for long periods, which indicates the inability of the justice system to provide appropriate, effective and gender-sensitive remedies in a timely manner" (10).
Aug. 10, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"However, the Committee notes with concern: (a) The long delays in adopting comprehensive legislation on violence against women, including domestic violence, and in ratifying the Istanbul Convention; (b) The underreporting of violence against women by victims, the low numbers of prosecutions and convictions of perpetrators and the limited application of protection orders by the police, in particular in cases of sexual violence; (c) The lack of a coordinated system for preventive measures and victim assistance, including the provision of shelters and legal, medical and psychological assistance, in cases of gender-based violence against women; (d) The prevalence of gender-based violence and harmful practices against women, including the sale of women or...more
Aug. 10, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The Committee notes the positive steps taken by the State party to facilitate women’s access to justice, including the establishment of a legal aid centre and a national commission for human rights and the amendment of the Anti- Discrimination Act, which has shifted the burden of proof to the defendant, increased the maximum threshold below which legal aid is granted and provided for public interest litigation. The Committee is concerned, however, at the low level of compliance with and enforcement of the Act, in particular: (a) That sex-based and gender-based discrimination is rarely addressed by the courts, redress in cases of discrimination is not adequate for women and girls, especially...more
Aug. 10, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee notes the amendment to the Labour Code in 2011 to provide for the equal treatment of women and men in employment and an increase in the representation of women on corporate boards, but is concerned:(a) That significant horizontal and vertical gender segregation exists in the labour market, including the persistently low representation of women compared with men in economic decision-making positions, such as on the supervisory board of companies and in executive positions, and that the size of the gender pay gap remains large, women’s high levels of education notwithstanding; (b) That the lack of effective measures to promote the reconciliation of work and family life constitutes a...more
Aug. 10, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned, however, about the persistent gender segregation in education, the low level of participation of women and girls in mathematics, science and technology studies and the low level of representation of women in teaching positions in higher education" (7).
Aug. 10, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, in 2012...Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto, in 2010" (2).
Aug. 10, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention), in 2011" (2).
Aug. 10, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"However, the Committee notes with concern...(d) The prevalence of gender-based violence and harmful practices against women, including the sale of women or forced marriage, in particular among Roma women living in segregated environments" (5).
Aug. 10, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The Committee notes that the State party has introduced minimum pension benefits and extended the period of maternity leave for single mothers. It is concerned, however, that single-parent households headed by women, older women and Roma women, in particular those living in segregated settlements, are at high risk of poverty and that social benefits, allowances and pensions are not providing adequate protection against poverty" (11).
Aug. 10, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee...notes with concern...(a) The ineffective identification of victims of trafficking in persons and the lenient sentencing of perpetrators, including many suspended sentences; (b) The lack of comprehensive disaggregated data on sexual exploitation, including forced prostitution; (c) The greater vulnerability of Roma women and girls to trafficking, including internal trafficking, for the purposes of sexual exploitation" (6).
Aug. 10, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned: (a) That the adoption of a comprehensive programme on sexual and reproductive health and rights has long been pending, even though rates of teenage pregnancy and infant mortality are high and the incidence of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, is increasing; (b) That the costs of modern forms of contraception for the purpose of preventing unintended pregnancies and abortion on request are not covered by public health insurance; (c) That an amendment to the Healthcare Act in 2009 introduced a mandatory 48-hour waiting period, compulsory counselling and, in the case of girls under 18 years of age, parental consent before abortion, as well as the duty...more
Aug. 10, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"That discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society and in the family are deeply rooted in the State party and that women continue to bear a disproportionate share of family and household responsibilities; (b) That there have been vigorous campaigns by non-State actors, including religious and civic organizations, the media and politicians, advocating traditional family values, overemphasizing the roles of women as mothers and caretakers and criticizing gender equality as “gender ideology” (5).
Aug. 10, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee notes the high level of representation of women in the judiciary, including at the highest level, but is concerned at the low level of representation of women in the parliament and in the Government at both the national and local levels and the underrepresentation of women in high-ranking positions in the diplomatic service" (7).
Dec. 13, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Between 2006 and 2016, IOM identified 213 victims of trafficking in Slovakia and helped 123 of them to voluntarily return home" (para 9). Because such a large percentage of trafficking victims are women, this information is relevant to the WomanStats database depsite not referencing women directly (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 13, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"In addition to awareness-raising campaigns and training activities that are implemented in cooperation with state institutions and NGOs, IOM Slovakia provides and assists voluntary returns with pre-departure assistance for victims of human trafficking who want to go back to their home country in safety and dignity" (para 8). Because such a large percentage of trafficking victims are women, this information is relevant to the WomanStats database depsite not referencing women directly (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Guinea, Honduras, Iceland, Laos, North Korea, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Uruguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 15 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

2.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

0.0
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Can an unmarried woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? Yes. Can a married woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? Yes. Can an unmarried woman register a business in the same way as a man? Yes. Can a married woman register a business in the same way as a man? Yes. Can an unmarried woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? Yes. Can a married woman open a bank account in the same way as a man Yes"
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Can an unmarried woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? Yes. Can a married woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? Yes. Can an unmarried woman register a business in the same way as a man? Yes. Can a married woman register a business in the same way as a man? Yes. Can an unmarried woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? Yes. Can a married woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? Yes"
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-4

3.0