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June 10, 2019, 3:56 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"43.6% of the seats in the parliament of Sweden are held by women" (para 4).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Discriminatory stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society persist in the State party" (7)
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to combat discriminatory gender stereotypes, including by promoting the sharing of household duties and parenting responsibilities, in particular to address the stereotyped portrayal of women in the media, including by regulating broadcasting licences and creating the Swedish Media Council in 2011" (6-7).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee commends the State party on the generally high quality of education provided and welcomes the range of measures taken to ensure that gender equality permeates all levels of education. However, the Committee is concerned that stereotypical choices and segregation remain a challenge, starting with preschools, where the teaching staff is still largely female, while in vocational training and in some fields of higher education women are underrepresented (...) Moreover, the Committee is concerned that a high number of girls suffer from discrimination and sexual harassment in schools and that, despite progress achieved, migrant girls, girls belonging to minority groups, in particular the Roma and Sami, continue to face...more
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee welcomes the laudable work and commitment of the State party to ensure equality between women and men at the nat ional and international levels, including in its international development cooperation. It notes with appreciation that the State party is among the most-highly ranked countries in the world in terms of gender equality and welcomes in particular that the current Government has declared itself a 'feminist Government'" (1-2). "The Strategy for work on gender mainstreaming in the Government offices, 2012-2015" (2). "The Committee notes that the Instrument of Government and the Discrimination Act regulate and prohibit discrimination based on sex in the State party. It further welcomes the information...more
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the generally high rate of labour force participation of women in the State party and the various measures taken to facilitate the reconciliation of family and work life, including the establishment of a parental insurance scheme, combined with an extensive system of public child and old age care and improved rules on parental benefits" (10).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"It also notes that the State party plans to propose legislation on quotas, if the objective of achieving a level of women’s representation on the management boards of private companies of at least 40 per cent has not been achieved by 2016. Nevertheless, the Committee remains concerned at the low number of women in leadership positions in academia, in top management positions and on the boards of private companies" (6).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The shortcomings relating to investigations and the judicial handling of cases of violence against women, particularly sexual violence, including premature assessments of evidence and shortcomings in securing crime scenes, owing to discriminatory attitudes and stereotypes" (7-8).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee commends the State party on the consistently high rate of representation of women in political and public life and welcomes the work on gender mainstreaming of the Sami parliament" (9).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Strategy for quality and more equality in health care, 2012-2016" (2). "The Committee acknowledges that there is comprehensive health coverage in the State party" (11).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"It is also concerned at: (…) The differences between municipalities with regard to the availability and quality of assistance and protection services, including shelters, for women victims of violence, as well as discrimination in the treatment of women belonging to minority groups" (8).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"However, the Committee is concerned that stereotypical choices and segregation remain a challenge, starting with preschools, where the teaching staff is still largely female, while in vocational training and in some fields of higher education women are underrepresented. It is also concerned at continued horizontal segregation with respect to women’s participation in natural science and technology-related research, including their limited access to research grants and funding and to postgraduate studies" (9).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned, however, at the slight decrease in the percentage of women in the parliament during the past two elections and the insufficient representation of disadvantaged groups of women, including young women and women belonging to minority groups, in particular those of Roma, Sami and foreign origin, in decision making positions" (9).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: CUST-LAW-1

"The Committee notes with satisfaction the increase by the State party of allowances for single parents. It welcomes the amendment introduced in 2006 to the Children and Parents Code mandating courts to take into consideration gender -based violence against women in the domestic sphere when ruling on child custody and visitation rights, especially when considering shared physical custody. While the Committee also welcomes the fact that a study is currently being conducted on the implementation of the amendment, it notes with concern reports that court rulings do not always follow that provision" (11).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Tthe Committee commends the State party on the consistently high rate of representation of women in political and public life and welcomes the work on gender mainstreaming of the Sami parliament" (9).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee is concerned, however, at the lack of systematically organized protection, rehabilitation and reintegration measures for victims of trafficking as well as of disaggregated data to determine the scale of the phenomenon. It is also concerned at the limited availability of programmes for women who wish to leave prostitution" (9).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Action plan against prostitution and human trafficking for sexual purposes, in 2008" (2). "The Committee welcomes the amendments to the Criminal Code to strengthen the protection of women from trafficking and sexual exploitation (…) The Committee is concerned, however, at the lack of systematically organized protection, rehabilitation and reintegration measures for victims of trafficking as well as of disaggregated data to determine the scale of the phenomenon. It is also concerned at the limited availability of programmes for women who wish to leave prostitution" (8).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, DACH-PRACTICE-3

"In addition, the Committee expresses concern that the health needs of women with disabilities are not being sufficiently identified and addressed and that minority and migrant women sometimes encounter difficulties in gaining access to sexual and reproductive health services and information" (11).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, IRP-DATA-2

"It also notes with appreciation the information provided that street prostitution has been reduced by 50 per cent in the State party since the adoption in 1999 of a law prohibiting the purchase of sexual services" (8-9).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"The Action plan against prostitution and human trafficking for sexual purposes, in 2008" (2).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to combat discriminatory gender stereotypes, including by promoting the sharing of household duties and parenting responsibilities, in particular to address the stereotyped portrayal of women in the media, including by regulating broadcasting licences and creating the Swedish Media Council in 2011" (6-7). "The media and the advertising sector continue to convey stereotyped and sexualized images of women, and self-regulation does not sufficiently address that issue; The prevalence of pornography and the so-called 'sexualization of the public sphere' in the State party may exacerbate sexual harassment and gender based violence against women and girls" (7).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"The Committee also reiterates its concern that the State party’s current legislation on the distribution of property upon divorce does not fully take into consideration differences in the earning potential and human capital of spouses and may not adequately address gender-based economic disparities between spouses resulting from existing sex segregation in the labour market, persistent gender pay gaps and women’s greater share of unpaid work" (11)
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Moreover, the Committee is concerned that a high number of girls suffer from discrimination and sexual harassment in schools" (9). While this is not employment related it gives an idea of how sexual harassment may permeate society (CCS-CODER COMMENT). "The Committee is concerned, however, at continued horizontal and vertical occupational segregation, with women concentrated in part-time work, predominantly for family reasons, and the persistent gender pay gap, which adversely affects women’s career development and pension benefits. It further regrets that 75 per cent of parental leave is still taken by women and that migrant women, women belonging to minority groups, refugee women and women with disabilities have limited access to...more
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The new Education Law, which, inter alia, provides that children shall have equal access to education, in 2011" (2).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MARR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee further welcomes various measures taken, including legislative amendments, to combat harmful practices, including forced and child marriage, female genital mutilation and crimes in the name of so-called honour" (7).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"It is also concerned at: (…) (c)The differences between municipalities with regard to the availability and quality of assistance and protection services, including shelters, for women victims of violence, as well as discrimination in the treatment of women belonging to minority groups; (d) The risk of non-reporting of domestic violence against migrant women owing to their dependence on their partners for residence permits;" (8).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The low rates of reporting of cases of violence against women, including rape, and low prosecution and conviction rates, resulting in impunity for perpetrators" (7).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"It also welcomes the fact that the State party is carrying out an inquiry to analyse access to justice in discrimination cases and propose corrective action, if necessary, including with regard to the work and mandate of the Equality Ombudsman. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned at the complexity of the legal proceedings foreseen under the Discrimination Act, which may hamper access to justice for women victims of rights violations, in particular for victims belonging to disadvantaged groups" (5).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Committee notes with appreciation the previous open reception policy of the State party during the mass influx of asylum-seekers in Europe in 2015, its acceptance of approximately 162,877 persons, including 35,369 unaccompanied children, and its efforts to ensure their protection and to provide assistance. However, the Committee is concerned at the recent reversal of the State party’s asylum policy and at policies restricting the granting of residence permits and family reunification, which may have particularly negative consequences for women and children asylum seekers" (3). "It further regrets that 75 per cent of parental leave is still taken by women and that migrant women, women belonging to minority groups, refugee...more
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"(d) The risk of non-reporting of domestic violence against migrant women owing to their dependence on their partners for residence permits;" (8). ""It further regrets that 75 per cent of parental leave is still taken by women and that migrant women, women belonging to minority groups, refugee women and women with disabilities have limited access to the labour market" (10). "In addition, the Committee expresses concern that the health needs of women with disabilities are not being sufficiently identified and addressed and that minority and migrant women sometimes encounter difficulties in gaining access to sexual and reproductive health services and information" (11).