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July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"The limited access of rural women to land title and ownership (only 11.6 per cent of all women are land owners)" (page 12).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The Committee welcomes the achievements with regard to women’s access to all levels of education, noting that women complete upper secondary education 30.7 per cent more often than men. It also notes that women account for 60 per cent of all university students" (page 10).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"National plan for the prevention of cervical cancer, in 2012" (page 2).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The persistence of patriarchal attitudes and discriminatory stereotypes about the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, which perpetuate violence and discrimination against women in areas such as education, employment and health" (page 6).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The limited access of rural women to land title and ownership . . . and their lack of participation in decision-making processes concerning the use of land and means of production" (page 12).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"The Committee remains concerned, however, about: . . . the lack of legal recognition of certain forms of violence against women, including femicide and marital rape . . . The low number of prosecutions and convictions in cases of violence against women, including in cases of femicide and killings of transgender women, and the delay in prosecuting gender-based violence" (page 7).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The Committee is also concerned about the low representation of women in the Supreme Court" (page 9).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee commends the State party on its legislation that protects women against discrimination on the basis of nationality, but is concerned about the absence of legislation on status determination and protection of stateless persons that would ensure that stateless women who are not refugees have equal access to documentation and to basic services. The Committee recommends that the State party adopt legislation on status determination and to protect the human rights of stateless women who are not refugees and reduce their risk of discrimination, in line with its obligations under the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness....more
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-3

"Act No. 19.161 of 1 November 2013, providing for maternity, paternity and breastfeeding leave" (page 2). "The low percentage of men exercising their paternity leave, notwithstanding the legislation that provides for paternity leave entitlements in all sectors of employment" (page 11).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Committee remains concerned, however, about: (a) The high prevalence of domestic violence against women, including psychological, physical and sexual violence" (page 7).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee commends the State party on drastically reducing maternal mortality and on expanding access by women to sexual and reproductive health services, but is concerned that such access remains limited in rural areas" (page 11).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-DATA-2

"The Committee is concerned, however, about: (a) The higher unemployment and self-employment rates among women, with women’s employment rates being lower than those of men by around 20 per cent, and the fact that unemployment especially affects women of African descent" (page 11). "The low employment rate among rural women (only 37 per cent of the rural workforce)" (page 12).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at promoting gender equality and protecting the human rights of women, including the adoption of the following: (a) Action plan for a life free from gender-based violence, covering the period 2016-2019" (page 2). ""The Committee commends the State party on its efforts to train public authorities about the international standards enshrined in the Convention, but observes with concern: (a) The limited knowledge and awareness of the Convention among public officials and lower-level judges, as evidenced by the scarce references to the Convention in legal decisions; (b) The low visibility of the Convention and the Optional...more
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Act No. 18.561 of 11 September 2009, on sexual harassment" (page 2).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Decree No. 382 of 2012, to create the National Office of Domestic and Gender Violence, which reports cases of violence to the national police; Comprehensive programme to combat gender-based violence, in 2011" (page 2).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Committee notes that the State party has adopted programmes for the social inclusion and/or resettlement of refugees and stateless persons of Colombian and Syrian origin, but is concerned about the situation of migrant and refugee women who are at risk of violence and trafficking" (page 12-13).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-3, GEW-DATA-1

"The Committee notes with concern the absence of specific mechanisms within the justice system aimed at providing reparations and compensation to women who suffered sexual violence and other violations of their human rights during the de facto regime in the State party from 1973 to 1985. It also notes the absence of processes aimed at establishing the truth about violations of women’s human rights during that period" (page 8).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

". . . de facto, intersecting discrimination against Uruguayan women of African descent persists and can be seen in the disproportionate level of educational exclusion, early pregnancies, lower salaries, more disadvantageous incorporation into the workforce and lower levels of public and political participation" (page 3). "The persistence of patriarchal attitudes and discriminatory stereotypes about the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, which perpetuate violence and discrimination against women in areas such as education, employment and health" (page 6). "The Committee is, nonetheless, concerned about: The high rate at which girls are dropping out from formal education, mainly owing to early pregnancy, especially in...more
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The Committee remains concerned, however, about: . . . the lack of legal recognition of certain forms of violence against women, including femicide and marital rape" (page 7).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Decree No. 398/13 of 13 December 2013 regarding the prevention of commercial sexual exploitation of girls, boys and adolescents in tourist activities" (page 2). "The Committee observes that the State party recognizes sex work (Act No. 17.515 of 4 July 2002) and has established a national registry of sex workers managed by the Ministry of the Interior. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned about the lack of programmes to support women who wish to leave sex work" (page 9).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

". . . de facto, intersecting discrimination against Uruguayan women of African descent persists and can be seen in the disproportionate level of educational exclusion, early pregnancies, lower salaries, more disadvantageous incorporation into the workforce and lower levels of public and political participation" (page 3).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the establishment of institutional committees in the Ministry of the Interior and the National Women’s Institute to tackle trafficking in persons and the development of a national plan of action in that regard, in addition to guidelines on protecting and assisting victims of trafficking. The Committee is concerned, however, about: . . . The lack of information on the measures taken to identify, prevent and bring prosecutions in cases of trafficking for the purpose of labour exploitation and on the number of prosecutions and convictions in cases of trafficking" (page 8). "The Committee notes that the State party has adopted programmes for the social inclusion and/or resettlement...more
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned about the inadequate conditions for women detained with their children and the process of relocation of detained mothers to “Unit 5” of the National Rehabilitation Institute in the city of Montevideo, resulting in that group of women facing vulnerable conditions. It is also concerned about reports of women being incarcerated in facilities designed for men where the majority of penitentiary officials are also men. The Committee, recalling the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the Bangkok Rules), recommends that the State party make appropriate arrangements for the children of women detainees, including the application of alternatives to...more
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Decree No. 382 of 2012, to create the National Office of Domestic and Gender Violence, which reports cases of violence to the national police; Comprehensive programme to combat gender-based violence, in 2011" (page 2). "The Committee notes that the State party has established specialized family courts with competence to hear cases of domestic violence, in addition to multidisciplinary advisory teams and ombudspersons’ offices, which provide advice and recommendations on issues relating to domestic violence. The Committee remains concerned, however, about the persistence of structural barriers in the justice system that prevent women from gaining access to justice and obtaining redress, namely: (a) The length and complexity of legal proceedings in...more
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

". . . there are twice as many women than men in science" (page 11).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"It also notes with concern the widespread use of conscientious objection among medical practitioners, thereby limiting access to safe abortion services, which are guaranteed by law" (page 11-12).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the measures taken by the State party under the action plan for a life free of gender-based violence, covering the period 2016-2019, in addition to the comprehensive programme to combat gender-based violence. It also welcomes the creation of a national domestic and gender-based violence office within the Ministry of the Interior and the establishment of 47 units specialized in combating such violence. It commends the State party on the implementation of the electronic ankle bracelet as a measure for protection of women" (page 7).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the previous report, the State party has ratified or acceded to the following instruments: (a) Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), of the International Labour Organization, in 2012; (b) International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, in 2009; (c) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2009, and the Optional Protocol thereto, in 2011" (page 2-3).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: MULV-LAW-1, CL-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee commends the State party on its adoption of a national care system, which can help to address the traditionally disproportionate burden of unpaid work for women" (page 11).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The Committee remains concerned, however, about: (a) The high prevalence of domestic violence against women, including psychological, physical and sexual violence, the rise of femicide and the lack of legal recognition of certain forms of violence against women, including femicide and marital rape" (page 7).