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Latest items for ADDL-DATA-1

Aug. 20, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"The Committee notes with appreciation that the State party has made considerable progress towards achieving gender equality, reflected in its seventh-place ranking in the Global Gender Gap Index in 2015" (page 2).
Aug. 6, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

“[there is a] legal requirement for transgender persons to undergo a surgical intervention in order to obtain legal recognition” (14)
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"The reforms of 2012 and 2013 modernized the welfare system and aimed to reduce benefit dependency, encourage work and self-reliance and provide a safety net and support for those who need it. There have been some positive outcomes for women. The number of female working age (18-64 year olds) beneficiaries dropped from 187,553 in June 2012 to 170,894 in June 2014. The number of sole parent beneficiaries is the lowest for two decades, down from 87,662 in June 2012 to 74,027 in June 2014" (page 50).
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Despite the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights in 2013, instructing the State party to permit married women to maintain their own surname, article 187 of the Civil Code remains in place, and married women must resort to court proceedings to realize the right to maintain their own surname" (page 16).
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Age at first marriage is often used as a proxy for first exposure to sexual activity, but the two events do not necessarily occur at the same time. The 2015-16 TDHS-MIS collected information on the timing of first sexual intercourse for both women and men. The median age at first intercourse for women age 25-49 is 17.2 years and among men of the same age is 18.2 years (Table 4.5). . . . The median age at sexual debut for both women and men age 25-49 recorded in the 2015-16 TDHS-MIS has remained almost unchanged from that reported in the 2010 TDHS. In the 2010 TDHS, the median age at...more
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"The Committee notes with concern that austerity measures, many of which have been taken by the State party under the bailout agreements with the European Union institutions and the International Monetary Fund, have had a detrimental and disproportionate impact on women in many spheres of life. The Committee also notes that few studies and evaluations have been conducted to monitor the gender-specific effects of such measures. The Committee wishes to emphasize that the concerns expressed below take into account the exceptional circumstances that the State party has faced in recent years and is still facing. However, the Committee reminds the State party that, even in times of fiscal constraints and...more
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Other measurements give Turkey even poorer marks. Turkey has sunk to 131st place out of 144 countries on the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Index for 2017" (para 25).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"The Committee commends the efforts of the State party to contain the Ebola outbreak. It is concerned, however, about the impact of the outbreak on women’s life and health and about how women’s roles as caregivers put them at greater risk of infection" (13).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Statistics for the year 2011 show that women accounted for 26.8 per cent of student council members at Palestinian universities" (29).
Feb. 13, 2018, 11:38 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-2, ADDL-DATA-1

"Sri Lanka's president has reinstated a 37-year-long ban on women buying alcohol - just days after the restriction was lifted by his finance minister. Maithripala Sirisena said he had ordered Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera to revoke his decision to overturn the 1979 law prohibiting the sale of all alcohol to women" (para 1-2).
Dec. 1, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Many elderly women in northern Ghana have fled their homes to live in so-called witch camps. They have been accused of witchcraft and fear being killed" (para 1). "For the past three months, assaults on people accused of witchcraft have increased. Many of them have been physically harmed. This has forced some to seek refugee at a local chief's residence while others fled to the so-called witch camps where they felt safe" (para 3).
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"In one hospital in Ingushetia, several cases of alleged criminal negligence, including instances in which women lost their babies and reproductive organs and one woman died, have been reported, most recently in September 2015. Investigations have so far led nowhere. In Dagestan, three women reportedly died in a hospital in the town of Kizilyurt in the last couple of months, relatives claim as a result of criminal negligence. Earlier this year, the death of a woman in the maternity ward of Dagestan’s Khasavyurt brought hundreds of protesters into the streets and ended up in stone throwing and disturbances"(para 6)
Jan. 3, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

“As of August 31, the Ministry of Interior had identified 14,378 unaccompanied minors in the country, of whom 8,944 were housed in authorized shelters. Of those assisted, 95 percent were boys and approximately 81 percent were between the ages of 16 and 17” (21).
Nov. 18, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"'The sect leaders make a very conscious effort to impregnate the women,' said the Borno governor, Kashim Shettima. 'Some of them, I was told, even pray before mating, offering supplications for God to make the products of what they are doing become children that will inherit their ideology'"(para 8). This is in regards to Boko Haram's systematic rape of women and girls (ENB-Coder Comment)
Aug. 31, 2016, 8:33 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Through the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), IOM Resettlement Support Centers (RSCs) have implemented a “safe space” initiative in which a welcoming and confidential space is created to ensure lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) refugees feel certain that those assisting them in their settlement are supportive and will not share sensitive information with their family members or the community. IOM RSCs are also distributing handouts to ensure that those who do not share their sexual orientation or gender identity still receive critical information needed to make informed decisions about their resettlement cases." (3)
Aug. 31, 2016, 6:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Pragna Patel, Director of Southall Black Sisters, said: 'SBS welcomes the Law Society’s decision to withdraw the discriminatory guidance. We also acknowledge that it has publicly apologised for having produced the ill-advised guidance in the first place. Let this episode serve as a warning to other public bodies that may be contemplating instituting ‘Sharia compliant’ measures that flout equality and human rights law and values, which must be regarded as universal and non-negotiable. We now look forward to working with the Law Society to address the devastating impact of the legal aid cuts which also prevent many abused and marginalised women from minority backgrounds from accessing justice.'" (8) "Maryam Namazie,...more
Aug. 31, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"However, it is concerned at the disadvantaged position of women in rural and remote areas, who often are the most affected by poverty and extreme poverty, face greater difficulties in obtaining access to health and social services and rarely participate in decision-making processes, due to patriarchal attitudes prevalent in rural communities." (8) "The Committee is concerned that, given the diverse composition of the population of the State party, the data provided in the report is exclusively disaggregated by sex. It notes that updated disaggregated data by, for example, sex, age, race, ethnicity and socioeconomic background are necessary for an accurate assessment of the situation of women, to determine whether they...more
Aug. 8, 2016, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"OSCE Office in Yerevan has been promoting police reform in Armenia since 2008." (6)
July 19, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"In June 2011, the Ministry of the Attorney General, facilitated by its International Law and Human Rights Unit, held a National Civil Society Consultation. Approximately fifty organisations representing a wide cross section of human rights issues, attended this consultation. The purpose of this meeting of civil society was to extract the views and recommendations of civil society regarding current human rights issues affecting Trinidad and Tobago so as to include these views and recommendations in the drafting of National Human Rights Reports. These issues were based on children’s rights, women’s rights, rights of older persons, civil and political rights as well as economic, social and cultural rights. Assistance for designing...more
July 5, 2016, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Also, in 2007, another body, the Commission for Senior Citizens Affairs (CSCA), was created to study how to respond to the challenges of social inclusion and quality of life of the increasing ageing population. This Commission aims at supporting the Government in the formulation of policies, in view of defining a strategy of modernization and enhancement of social protection policies, of granting to this population group the access to resources, rights and basic social services, so that the needs of this most vulnerable group that is at a greater risk of social exclusion are met. Within this same context of the policy of inclusion and amelioration of the quality of...more
May 15, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"With regard to the right to trial, there is no distinction between women and men. Everyone is entitled to a fair and public trial within reasonable time before an independent, impartial court established by the law (Article 32 of the Constitution of Montenegro). Any party that has full business capacity may conduct actions in a procedure on their own (Article 77 of the Law on Civil Procedure). Women are free to choose occupation and employment (Article 62 of the Constitution); Article 43 of the Family Law also prescribes that spouses are free in their choice of work and occupation. Women attorneys may represent their clients in court under identical terms...more
March 14, 2016, 8:31 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Stephanie Sinclair is best known for having published and exhibited her photographs of child brides, images that she hopes will expose — and one day end — the practice of young girls forced into marriage. This week, she is at the Visa Pour l’Image photography festival in Perpignan, where she exhibited her child bride images in 2012, with a new exhibit about young girls. It focuses on a very different tradition among the Newar people of Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley — the worship of girls as living goddesses, or Kumaris. The girls are identified by priests as being the embodiment of a goddess worshiped by both Hindus and Buddhists. From that...more
Feb. 23, 2016, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"In 2012, regional policy has reflected the denial of gender equality principles. Thus, according to the regional council's decision from 21.06.2012, No12/13, the Volyn regional council held sessional hearings on 'Revealing the nature of gender policy, as well as the problems and risks that it brings to Ukranian society'. The initiators of the event expressed absurd ideas about teh risk of homodictatorship implementation, wrongly thinking that gender theory suggests implementation of a third sex: 'Except men and women, another sex is introduced, meaning gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and other minorities.' ... The initiators of the sessional hearings suggested Verkhovna Rada hold parliamentary hearings on 'Revealing the nature of gender policy, as...more
Dec. 18, 2015, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

“Professor Wang Zheng of the University of Michigan, who has promoted gender studies in the nation, says that while the current leadership in China may not exactly be ‘prioritising women’s rights’ (as it has since Mao Zedong abolished foot binding, and famously declared that 'women hold up half the sky') - ‘it doesn’t mean they reject it either’. She adds: ‘Some branches of government work hard on it and there are officials who put a lot of effort into promoting women’s rights. That is worth acknowledging.’” (10-11).
Aug. 21, 2015, 10 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned about the:...(b) Lack of access to adequate health, education and employment for women belonging to ethnic and religious minorities and women with disabilities'...(d) Lack of access to shelters and support services for older women who have lost or been abandoned by their families; (e) Physical violence and harassment faced by lesbian, bisexual and transsexual women and restrictions on obtaining identity documents for transgender persons" (11)
Aug. 12, 2015, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"The armed groups sought to control women’s behaviour in various ways, such as compelling Muslim and non-Muslim women to wear the veil, prohibiting them from mixing with men and even prohibiting them from driving cars. Iraqi women from minorities suffered compound violence: on one hand, they were targeted as women and on the other hand, their religious identity was endangered by forcing them to renounce their faith and enter Islam. This created insecurity among women and fear became the major challenge faced by women from the minorities. The results of a 2007 UNAMI study of the status of women from minorities released at the beginning of 2009 showed that 76.8...more
Aug. 10, 2015, 11:46 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"A new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives ranked the country’s 25 largest cities based on their female-friendliness. The report looked at factors such as economic security and education" (para 2). "Here’s the ranked list: 1. Victoria 2. Gatineau 3. Quebec City 4. Abbotsford-Mission 5. Halifax 6. London 7. Vancouver 8. Barrie 9. Montreal 10. Oshawa 11. Ottawa 12. Toronto 13. Kelowna 14. Regina 15. St. John’s 16. St. Catharines-Niagara 17. Kingston 18. Winnipeg 19. Sherbrooke 20. Hamilton 21. Saskatoon 22. Windsor 23. Calgary 24. Edmonton 25. Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo" (para 14)
July 31, 2015, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"The armed groups sought to control women’s behaviour in various ways, such as compelling Muslim and non-Muslim women to wear the veil, prohibiting them from mixing with men and even prohibiting them from driving cars. Iraqi women from minorities suffered compound violence: on one hand, they were targeted as women and on the other hand, their religious identity was endangered by forcing them to renounce their faith and enter Islam. This created insecurity among women and fear became the major challenge faced by women from the minorities. The results of a 2007 UNAMI study of the status of women from minorities released at the beginning of 2009 showed that 76.8...more
July 28, 2015, 11:31 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Based on the recommendation of the Parliamentary Committee on Empowerment of Women (14th Lok Sabha) on the subject, ‘Plight of Indian Women deserted by Non-Resident Indian (NRI) husbands’, NCW [National Commission for Women] was nominated as the coordinating agency at the national level for dealing with issues pertaining to NRI marriages. The NRI Cell of NCW deals with complaints received from India and abroad concerning cross-country marriages where there is any deprivation of women’s rights or any issue involving grave injustice to women. During the year 2010-2011, 540 cases were registered in the NRI Cell" (11). "The advisory [of the Ministry of Home Affairs] has enumerated various steps, namely, vigorous...more
June 30, 2015, 7:44 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare has embarked on a gender responsive budgeting exercise for the agricultural, water and forestry, education, health and social services and financial sectors. Namibia is one of the few countries in Southern Africa to have made progress towards gender-responsive budgeting. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare is working together with the Ministry of Finance and the National Planning Commission to conduct a gender analysis of budget allocations to health, education and agriculture" (17). "The MGECW KAP study suggests that alcohol abuse is a catalyst for GBV in Namibia. The Government, in collaboration with civil society, has engaged in continuous education campaigns...more