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Dec. 8, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"'This is a major public health issue and these types of behaviours must be stopped,' Louise Mannheimer, the head of the Swedish Public Health Agency's sexual health unit said" (para. 8).
Dec. 8, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"More than a half of Swedish women aged between 16 and 29 claim they have been sexually assaulted or harassed, a new study has revealed. Sweden's Public Health Agency claimed this is a 'major public health issue' which needs to be stopped. Officials discovered the alarming statistic after surveying about 50,000 Swedes between aged between 16 and 84 as part of a study into sex habits" (para. 1-3).
Dec. 8, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The report found that, while most people are satisfied with their sex life, 42 per cent of women claim to have been sexually harassed, compared to nine per cent of men" (para. 4). "The problem is more widespread among younger people, as 57 per cent of women aged between 16 and 29 say they have been sexually harassed" (para. 6).
Dec. 8, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"39 percent of women and nine percent of men say they've been subjected to sexual assault. The problem is more widespread among younger people, as 57 per cent of women aged between 16 and 29 say they have been sexually harassed. 55 percent of women in the same age group claim they were subjected to some form of sexual assault." (para. 5-7). "The survey also found that 11 percent of women have been the victim of attempted rape. This problem is even more widespread among the LGBT community, as 30 percent of lesbians and ten percent of gay men say they have experienced a rape attempt" (para. 9-10). "The Public...more
Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Finland, Mexico, Namibia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

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Oct. 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Chapter 4 Section 1a of the Penal Code criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of two to 10 years’ imprisonment, which were sufficiently stringent and, with regard to sex trafficking, commensurate with those prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape. Through a 2018 amendment to the penal code, Chapter 4 Section 1b criminalized a lesser offense of 'human exploitation,' which included the exploitation of individuals for labor or begging, and prescribed penalties of up to four years’ imprisonment; these penalties were also sufficiently stringent" (447).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"The Aliens Act entitled victims to a 30-day reflection period to contemplate cooperation with law enforcement, during which they were eligible for emergency financial aid; however, only an investigating police officer or prosecutor could file the application, limiting availability to victims already in contact with law enforcement. Victims in trafficking cases who cooperated with authorities received temporary residence permits, which allowed them to seek employment. Fifty-four trafficking victims received permits in 2018 (13 in 2017). Prosecutors had the power to file applications for permanent residence permits on behalf of victims based on protection needs, such as in cases in which victims would face retribution in their countries of origin; the...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Sweden, and traffickers exploit victims from Sweden abroad. Most traffickers are the same nationality as their victims and are often part of criminal networks engaged in multiple criminal activities, although an increasing number of reported cases involve traffickers who are family members or have no ties to organized crime. Most sex trafficking and labor trafficking victims originate from Eastern Europe, Africa, East Asia, and the Middle East. Reported cases of labor trafficking and forced begging are increasing" (448).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Sweden fully meets the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. The government continued to demonstrate serious and sustained efforts during the reporting period; therefore Sweden remained on Tier 1. These efforts included establishing a crime unit composed of specialized prosecutors handling all trafficking cases, increasing funding to NGOs for victim services, and prosecuting and convicting more traffickers. Although the government meets the minimum standards, authorities did not proactively identify trafficking victims, identifying significantly fewer victims than in past years, including among asylum-seekers and unaccompanied children. Judges lacked a sufficient understanding of all aspects of trafficking, including the application of anti-trafficking laws" (447). "The government increased law...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Authorities identified 213 victims (92 sex trafficking, 65 labor trafficking, and 56 unidentified) in 2018, compared with 212 victims in 2017 (82 sex trafficking and 130 labor trafficking). Sixty of these new victims were children. The migration agency’s anti-trafficking coordinator identified 384 suspected trafficking victims among asylum-seekers in 2018 (44 were children), a 14 percent decrease from 2017" (448).
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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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).