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April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

“The Committee is concerned that the austerity measures introduced in response to the economic and financial crisis have had a severe and disproportionate impact on women, in particular women with disabilities, older women and women domestic workers. Women have faced unemployment, reductions in social security and dependent care payments, wage freezes and the transformation of full-time jobs into part-time jobs with overtime hours. It is particularly concerned about the following issues: (a) The persistent gender wage gap, which at 17.8 per cent is higher than the average in the European Union; vertical and horizontal segregation in the labour market; and the concentration of women in part-time work, which adversely affects ...more
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned that women and girls continue to choose fields of education that are traditionally female-dominated (only 26.4 per cent of students enrolled in engineering and architecture and 9.8 per cent enrolled in sports studies are women) and that they remain underrepresented in technical and vocational education" (8).
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“The explanations given notwithstanding, the Committee notes with concern: (c) The absence of a consistent strategy on gender equality at the national level and insufficient institutionalized and systematic coordination between the autonomous communities and the central Administration, as well as the reduction of the competencies with regard to gender equality and gender-based violence of local authorities through the amendment by Law No. 27/2013 of article 27 of Law No. 7/1985 on local administration” (4).
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: AW-PRACTICE-1

"While noting the information provided by the State party that refugee status was granted in 48 cases on the grounds of gender-based persecution pursuant to Law No. 12/2009 on asylum and subsidiary protection, the Committee is seriously concerned about the practice of expulsion of people crossing the border at Ceuta and at Melilla, including women and girls, with no individual gender-specific evaluation of each case" (11).
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"It notes the insufficient action taken by the State party to train judges and lawyers on the Convention and the Optional Protocol and to integrate their provisions into its legal framework. It is further concerned that women themselves, especially women in rural areas and migrant women, are unaware of their rights under the Convention and thus lack the information necessary to claim such rights" (3).
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6

The Committee welcomes the increase in the representation of women in the parliament to 35.5 per cent and in the legislatures of the autonomous communities to 44.6 per cent. It is concerned, however, about the generally low participation of women in political and public life, in particular in decision-making positions at the autonomous community level (4 of the 17 presidents of autonomous communities are women), in the diplomatic service (12 of 199 ambassadors are women) and in the judiciary (7).
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"The Committee notes with appreciation the increases in grants for the advancement of rural women...It expresses its concern, however, that, notwithstanding the provisions of Law No. 35/2011 on shared ownership of agricultural enterprises, more than 70 per cent of the owners are men" (10).
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

“The Committee reiterates its concern about insufficient positive media portrayals and images of ethnic minority women, Roma women, migrant women and women with disabilities. The Committee also remains concerned that no measures have been taken to eliminate stereotypes in the education system and that school curricula and textbooks have not been revised" (5).
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned that women and girls continue to choose fields of education that are traditionally female-dominated (only 26.4 per cent of students enrolled in engineering and architecture and 9.8 per cent enrolled in sports studies are women) and that they remain underrepresented in technical and vocational education" (8).
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

“The Committee is concerned...(b) The low representation of women in managerial and decision-making positions and on boards of directors (18.2 per cent) and that neither Organic Law No. 3/2007 on effective equality for men and women nor Law No. 31/2014 amending the Corporations Act provides sanctions for the non-enforcement of the required gender balance on the boards of directors of large companies; (c) That the State party has not ratified the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), of the International Labour Organization” (8-9).
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"The Committee is concerned...That a new bill that envisages making abortion for girls between 16 and 18 years of age dependent on the consent of the parents, caretakers or legal guardians was approved in February 2015 by the lower chamber of the parliament" (10).
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"The limited cooperation between the Council of Women’s Participation, which is an advisory body on equality between men and women, and civil society organizations working on women’s issues in the State party" (4).
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-2

“The explanations given notwithstanding, the Committee notes with concern: (a) The restructuring of the State party’s national machinery for the advancement of women, the elimination of the Ministry of Equality and the replacement of the Institute of Women with the Institute for Women and Equal Opportunities; (b) That such restructuring measures have affected the ability of the State party to ensure the development and effective implementation of gender policies and may dilute the focus on gender as a cross-cutting element” (4)
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

“The Committee… remains concerned, however, about the persistence of entrenched traditional attitudes and stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society and recalls that such stereotypes are a root cause of violence against women” (5).
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"While noting the existence of a specific law prohibiting violence against women (Organic Law No. 1/2004) and the development by the Ministry of the Interior of a system to monitor cases of gender-based violence (Sistema VioGén), the Committee is alarmed by the prevalence in the State party of violence against women, including sexual violence, and by the high percentage of women who have died as a result of a gender-based violence in close relationships. It is particularly concerned about the following issues:(a) Organic Law No. 1/2004 does not cover the full range of gender-based violence outside of intimate partner violence...(c) Deterioration of protective services for women who are victims of ...more
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-LAW-1

" the Committee remains concerned about the prevalence of the trafficking of women and girls to the State party and the absence of comprehensive anti-trafficking legislation, as well as the failure of the State party to criminalize all forms of trafficking. It is also concerned about the limited definition of pimping, which may impede the adequate prosecution of the exploitation of prostitution, as well as the limited data currently available to determine the scale of the phenomenon" (7).
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned...That the budget for women living with HIV has been significantly reduced" (10).
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"That the legislative amendment to Royal Legislative Decree No.16/2012 excluded migrants in irregular situations from universal health coverage and had a disproportionate impact on migrant women because it deprived them of free access to sexual and reproductive health services. It therefore represented an opportunity lost to identify victims of gender-based violence and trafficking and to provide support to victims of sexual violence" (9-10).
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"The Committee notes with appreciation the increases in grants for the advancement of rural women, innovation excellence awards and training for rural professionals. It expresses its concern, however, that, notwithstanding the provisions of Law No. 35/2011 on shared ownership of agricultural enterprises, more than 70 per cent of the owners are men" (10).
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: CUST-LAW-1

"While noting that in its 2013 guidelines on proceedings relating to gender- based violence the General Council of the Judiciary rejected the validity of so-called “parental alienation syndrome”, the Committee is concerned that the concept continues to be used in a number of judicial decisions in the State party to withdraw child custody from the mother and to grant it to a father who is accused of domestic violence The Committee is concerned that existing and future legislative mechanisms will not adequately address the consideration that needs to be accorded to the existence of domestic violence in cases to determine child custody. The Committee is also concerned about attempts to ...more
April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, Spain launched their national action plan in 2007 (MB-Coder Comment).
March 16, 2018, 7:33 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2, ERBG-DATA-4

"They are also limited by a glass ceiling that sees men in Spanish companies occupy the majority of management positions, while women are over represented in part-time jobs and temporary contracts" (para 6).
March 16, 2018, 7:33 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Spanish women are planning to down tools to mark International Women's day on Thursday to prove that 'if we stop, the world stops'. The ‘feminist strike' will not only be limited to women in the work place but will also stretch to the home, where women are being encouraged to abandon their usual duties including childcare, cooking and household chores. The nationwide walkout has wide support of Feminist groups behind the 8M Commission and has won high profile support from female leaders in Spain, including Madrid and Barcelona mayors Manuela Carmena and Ada Colau, who have both said they will take part in the strike action" (para 1-3). "The two ...more
March 16, 2018, 7:33 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The action is designed to highlight the fact that women are not only penalized in the work place by being paid less than their male counterparts but they also do by far the largest share of unpaid work" (para 5). "In Spain, women earn up to 14 percent less than men, and represent only 34.5 percent of those listed as among the highest earners in Spain" (para 7).
March 16, 2018, 7:33 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: DLB-DATA-1

"The action is designed to highlight the fact that women are not only penalized in the work place by being paid less than their male counterparts but they also do by far the largest share of unpaid work" (para 5).
March 16, 2018, 7:33 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2, ERBG-DATA-4

"They are also limited by a glass ceiling that sees men in Spanish companies occupy the majority of management positions, while women are over represented in part-time jobs and temporary contracts" (para 6).
March 16, 2018, 7:33 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Spanish women are planning to down tools to mark International Women's day on Thursday to prove that 'if we stop, the world stops'. The ‘feminist strike' will not only be limited to women in the work place but will also stretch to the home, where women are being encouraged to abandon their usual duties including childcare, cooking and household chores. The nationwide walkout has wide support of Feminist groups behind the 8M Commission and has won high profile support from female leaders in Spain, including Madrid and Barcelona mayors Manuela Carmena and Ada Colau, who have both said they will take part in the strike action" (para 1-3). "The two ...more
March 16, 2018, 7:33 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The action is designed to highlight the fact that women are not only penalized in the work place by being paid less than their male counterparts but they also do by far the largest share of unpaid work" (para 5). "In Spain, women earn up to 14 percent less than men, and represent only 34.5 percent of those listed as among the highest earners in Spain" (para 7).
March 16, 2018, 7:33 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: DLB-DATA-1

"The action is designed to highlight the fact that women are not only penalized in the work place by being paid less than their male counterparts but they also do by far the largest share of unpaid work" (para 5).
March 7, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

In 2015, the Marriage Law of Spain changed. Whereas previously 14 year olds and older could marry, the law was changed to set 16 as the minimum age of marriage.