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April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
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Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
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Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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April 16, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

The United Kingdom does not have restrictions on adoption of children of a certain sex based on the sex and marital status of the adoptive parent.
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in United Kingdom was 79.7 years for males and 83.2 years for females" (p 46).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in United Kingdom was 4 per 1000 live births" (p 49).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in United Kingdom was 7 per 100,000 live births" (p 49).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in United Kingdom was 7 per 100,000 live births" (p 49).
March 30, 2021, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2020 the maternal mortality ratio for women in United Kingdom was 7 per 100,000 live births" (p 49).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in United Kingdom is 12.4 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 56).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned about the continuing prevalence of violence against women and girls, including domestic and sexual violence, and about the low prosecution and conviction rates of sexual violence cases" (9).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"Immigrant women and women asylum-seekers...may be subject to multiple forms of discrimination with respect to education, health, employment and social and political participation. It notes that asylum on the grounds of gender-related persecution, including violence against women, is not frequently granted. It also notes that women in insecure immigration status are not allowed to access public funds, particularly health care services, public housing and social security benefits, with particularly negative consequences for victims of violence. The Committee is concerned that proposals to introduce pre-entry English-language tests for people applying for spouse visas may discriminate against certain groups of vulnerable refugees, in particular women" (13).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"the adoption of the Work and Families Act (2006), which...provides for flexible working arrangements, and extending the statutory maternity pay and maternity allowance from 26 to 39 weeks" (11).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: AW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee also welcomes the recent announcement of a 45-day period of recovery and reflection for victims of trafficking, as well as the granting of temporary one-year visas" (10). "It notes that asylum on the grounds of gender-related persecution, including violence against women, is not frequently granted" (13).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"The Committee notes the various measures taken by the Government to prohibit forced marriage, including the enactment of the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act (2007)" (8).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-LAW-3

"The Committee also welcomes the recent announcement of a 45-day period of recovery and reflection for victims of trafficking, as well as the granting of temporary one-year visas" (10).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned that women of different ethnic and minority communities,...continue to suffer from multiple discrimination, particularly in access to...health care" (12).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"women of minority and ethnic communities suffer higher rates of depression and mental illness, while women of Asian descent have higher suicide and self-harm rates" (13).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

"women of minority and ethnic communities suffer higher rates of depression and mental illness" (13).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The Committee continues to be concerned, however, about the persistence of occupational segregation between women and men in the labour market and the continuing pay gap, one of the highest in Europe, where current figures show that the average hourly earnings of full-time women employees amount to approximately 83 per cent of men’s earnings" (11). "The Committee notes that ethnic and minority women are underrepresented in all areas of the labour market, in particular in senior or decision-making positions, have higher rates of unemployment and face a greater pay gap in their hourly earnings compared to men" (12).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned that women of different ethnic and minority communities...continue to suffer from multiple discrimination, particularly in access to...employment" (12).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned about the continuing prevalence of violence against women and girls, including domestic and sexual violence" (9).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned about the continuing prevalence of violence against women and girls...The Committee also notes with concern that corporal punishment is lawful in the home and constitutes a form of violence against children, including the girl child" (9).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The Committee notes that women’s representation currently stands at 19.3 per cent in the House of Commons and 19.7 per cent in the House of Lords. It notes that the figures are higher, however, in Scotland (34.1 per cent) and Wales (46.7 per cent)" (10). "It also notes the underrepresentation of women in public office, standing at 16.7 per cent in the Assembly [of North Ireland]" (11).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"It expresses concern, however, at the continuing practice of forced marriages, in particular in ethnic, minority and immigrant communities, the lack of targeted prevention strategies and programmes for women and girls at risk, and the lack of support services for victims. It also notes with concern that the minimum age at which an overseas spouse or fiancé can enter the State party’s territory for family reunification was raised from 16 to 18 years, and that there are proposals to further increase the minimum age to 21 years" (8).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee also welcomes the State party’s recognition of the important role played by NGOs and other civil society groups in the promotion of women’s human rights and gender equality" (3). "The Committee notes with concern the lack of adequate support and services for victims, including shelters, which is compounded by the funding crisis facing NGOs working in the area of violence against women and the forced closures of a number of such organizations" (9).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned that women of different ethnic and minority communities, ...continue to suffer from multiple discrimination, particularly in access to education" (12).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party for its large delegation which was headed by the Deputy Minister for Women and Equality and included representatives of various Government ministries, departments and offices" (2). "The Committee notes the establishment of new institutional structures and mechanisms, such as the Government Equalities Office (to replace the Women and Equality Unit)" (6).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The Committee notes that changes in the allocation of Government funding from needs-based to 'commissioning' frameworks, and the gender neutral interpretation of the Gender Equality Duty, have had a negative impact on funding to women’s organizations and the provision of 'women-only' services, in particular domestic violence shelters and rape crisis centres. Despite the establishment by the Government of an interim short-term emergency fund, the Committee notes with concern the impending closure of a number of rape crisis centres, as well as of domestic violence shelters, women’s health organizations and black, minority and ethnic women’s organizations" (7). "While welcoming the various measures undertaken by the State party to combat and eliminate...more
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes with concern the stereotyped media portrayals of women and of women’s roles in the family and in society, which contribute to women’s disadvantaged position in a number of areas, including in the labour market and in access to decision-making positions, and affect women’s choices in their studies and professions. The Committee also notes the lack of positive media portrayals of ethnic and minority women, elderly women and women with disabilities" (8).