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Aug. 15, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

"The [alternative to FGM] ceremony takes four days. On the final day, the girls line up and sing traditional songs at sunrise. The rite ends with the girls walking through a ceremonial arch formed by tribal elders as the surrounding community welcomes them as women. Elderly women who formerly performed the procedure then receive a goat in exchange for not circumcising the girls"(para 16). The involvement of elderly women in FGM could have something to say about the status of elderly women in society (ENB-Coder Comment)
Aug. 14, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

"This gave [Jamila] Afghani the idea about gender-sensitivity training for imams. With the support of WISE and female Muslim scholars, 'we developed a manual for the training,' she says.Afghani knew the task ahead was not going to be easy. Initially, imams were shown the manual without them knowing it would be used for their own training. Afghani and her colleagues told the imams they wanted input on what they had developed. This is how the discussions began, and suddenly the training was in full swing. 'Sometimes women are very clever. More than men,' Afghani laughs"(para 14-15)."At the same time, she says, the international community does not see the potential in ...more
July 17, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

¨A high-level committee on status of women, formed by the Indian central government ranked India 141st out of 142 nations last year on health and survival parameters. Economists point out that a developing economy like India can ill afford not to offer its women a level playing field or inclusive policies. According to a McKinsey Global Institute report, improving gender parity can help India add a whopping 2.9 trillion dollars to its GDP in 2025¨(para 15). This data is being placed here because it is informative but lacks information about specific gender practices (ENB-Coder Comment)
Jan. 4, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

“The government provided men with more generous social security benefits than women. The government continued pension payments of deceased male civil servants to their heirs, but it discontinued payments to heirs of deceased female civil servants unless they were the sole income earner in the family” (32).
Aug. 31, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

"The Committee is further concerned about the impact of agro-industrial and development projects on rural women’s living conditions and regrets the lack of information in this regard in the report." (8)
Nov. 13, 2014, 12:45 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

"Several women’s rights groups have also acknowledged the draconian nature of the stipulation that allows for automatic arrests, including of women, without bail. In many cases the accused include the plaintiff’s women in-laws who are ailing or residing outside the country. Such charges are brought with the mala fide intention of harassing the spouse’s family." (para. 2) Coder Comment: the article contends that an Indian anti-dowry crime and domestic violence law is so stringent in assigning blame for gender violence (on the basis of accusation), that it is being deliberately manipulated and undermining the original purpose of the law. This has resulted in sceptacism of legitimate complaints PKBmore
Nov. 6, 2014, 6:02 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

"Since the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1979, Amnesty International has documented at least 77 cases of stoning, but believes that the true figure may well be higher. Most of those sentenced have been poor, illiterate, or otherwise marginalized women who were coerced into signing false confessions that they did not understand and who were denied access to legal counsel. Many belonged to ethnic minorities which did not speak Persian, the language of courts, and could not therefore understand what was happening to them in the legal process or even that they faced death by stoning" (4). Coder Comment: This excerpt deals with the consequence of impoverished, illiterate, and/or ...more
May 14, 2014, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

“Domestic violence has many negative implications on both the individual victim and wider society. It destroys resources of the state, non-state organisations and employers. Cost estimates help to demonstrate the impact of this form of violence on the society and thus, they help to draw attention of policy makers. A better understanding of the cost of domestic violence provides the basis for action. Cost analysis also helps to assess the benefit or effectiveness of intervention strategies or programs and the potential gains from reducing its prevalence rate” (127). Table 8.19: Direct cost to victims of domestic violence Out of pocket expenses for seeking assistance from social network (parents, friends, colleagues, ...more
Nov. 27, 2012, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

"The constitution and law prohibit discrimination based on race, gender, disability, language, or social status. In practice the g overnment did not effectively enforce these prohibitions" (25)
Sept. 14, 2012, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

"The constitution prohibits discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, or religion . The government did not enforce these prohibitions effectively" (31) "The constitution calls for gender parity, but the provision was not given effect by any legislat ion . Various laws require political parties to consider gender parity when presenting candidates at all levels . However, fewer than 12 percent of the recent legislative candidates were women "
Aug. 14, 2012, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

"The constitution provides for equal protection under the law irrespective of race, tribe, place of origin, color, or sex; however, enforcement of the provisions was not effective" (12)
Aug. 14, 2012, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

"The law states that no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of ethnic origin, language, race, age, sex, social origin, or status and that men and women shall be equal in political, economic, social, cultural fields, and family. The government generally enforced these provisions in practice" (12). "In February the parliament enacted the Law on Gender Equality. This law sets mandatory quotas for the inclusion of women within the government and political parties. It also outlaws discrimination on the basis of sex, appearance, or age" (14)
June 27, 2011, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

"Poverty leads to a higher school dropout rate and affects girls more than boys, especially in the rural areas. Due to women's lower status in society and the preferential treatment boys receive within the family, women, including pregnant women, are more likely to suffer from malnutrition in poor households. In a country where 42 percent of the population lives under the poverty line, the effects of this deficiency on future generations are serious. The combination of poverty, lack of health services, and illiteracy has contributed to the country's high infant mortality rate, which stands at 69 per 1,000 live births" (26)
April 29, 2011, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

"Since the 1995 Census, the population has increased by 1.04 millions people or 2.1 percent annually. The structure of the Lao population is young, about 50 percent of the population is under twenty. However, the number of young population under 15 has decreased from 44 percent in 1995 to 39 percent. Male and female working age population has also relatively increased. The Lao PDR is one of the most multi-ethnic nations in the world. There are 49 official ethnic groups and 4 major language groups in the country: Lao-Thai accounts for 66.7 percent; Mon-Khmer 20.6 percent, Hmong-Mien 8.4 percent, Chine-Tibet 3.3 percent and others 1 percent. The majority of the ...more
Feb. 26, 2011, 12:37 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

"The Committee regrets the very limited information provided in the reports with regard to violence against immigrant, refugee and minority women and girls" (7). "While noting that the State party provided comprehensive annexes to its report, the Committee expresses concern about insufficient sex-disaggregated statistical data in the report. The Committee recommends a comprehensive compilation and analysis of sex-disaggregated data as relevant under federal, Community and regional authorities" (8-9)
Feb. 25, 2011, 9:52 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

"The Committee expresses its appreciation to the State party for its seventh periodic report, which was submitted on time and follows the Committee's former guidelines for the preparation of the reports, as well as for the consultations it held with different State institutions, civil society and other stakeholders in the preparation of the report. The Committee regrets, however, that some sections of the report provide insufficient relevant information, which limited the ability of the Committee to evaluate the specific situation of women in some areas" (1). "The Committee is also concerned about the feminization of poverty, particularly in rural areas and about the lack of data on poverty... The Committee ...more
Feb. 25, 2011, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

"According to Article 15, husband and wife have the right to choose either the husband's or the wife's family name or the right to keep their respective original family names" (par. 2).
Feb. 25, 2011, 12:47 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

"The Committee notes with concern the lack of specific information concerning the mandate and the human and financial resources of the existing national machinery for the advancement of women" (4). "The Committee, while welcoming the preparation of the 2001 baseline gender pilot study to collect gender-disaggregated data, and the commitment to make the collection of such data mandatory, expresses concern about the insufficient sex-disaggregated statistical data in the report in the areas covered by the Convention. The Committee recommends the systematic and comprehensive compilation and a thorough analysis of sex-disaggregated data on the situation of women in all areas covered by the Convention, and specifically various aspects of the situation ...more
Feb. 25, 2011, 12:12 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

"The Committee calls on the State party to amend its Criminal Code. It reiterates its previous recommendation that the State party should conduct research on the prevalence, causes and consequences of all forms of violence against women, including domestic violence, to serve as the basis for comprehensive and targeted intervention" (5). "The Committee regrets the limited data on the scope of exploitation of prostitution of women, including with regard to efforts addressing the social and economic factors leading to prostitution and the measures to support women who wish to leave prostitution. The Committee urges the State party to conduct research on the exploitation of prostitution of women to serve as ...more
Feb. 24, 2011, 8:02 a.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

"The Committee noted the great effort that the Government had made to present its report. The members of the Committee recognized the technical difficulties that developing countries usually experienced in preparing reports, such as the lack of statistics, data and other information material. The commitment of the Government to promote women's issues was acknowledged. The members expressed the hope that the experience gained by the representative would improve subsequent reports on Equatorial Guinea and help to implement concrete measures for the advancement of women. The Committee also hoped that future reports would fill the gaps in the current report" (1). "Regarding measures to modify social and cultural patterns of the ...more
Nov. 29, 2010, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

"Women are still under represented in institutions of decision making such as Parliament, the Cabinet, Local Authorities, the Public Service and in most national boards. However there has been a steady progress in these institutions except Parliament. After the 2004 elections, there were 7 women in Parliament. Of these six were in Cabinet and one serves as the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly. By November 2005, out of a total of 591 councillors 116 were women. By June 2006, the number of female Permanent Secretaries had increased to 6 out of??) with 13 female Deputy Permanent Secretaries (out of??). While these numbers illustrate Government commitment to ensure gender equality ...more
Sept. 10, 2010, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

In February 2008, the Australian Government held community consultations at the beginning of the process in each state and territory capital city as part of preparing to develop this report. In response to the CEDAW Committee’s 2006 Concluding Comments in paragraphs 14, 15, 17, 18, 26, 28, 29 and 30 that Australia’s last report on CEDAW in 2003 did not provide sufficient information on women with disabilities, Indigenous women, migrant and refugee women and rural and remote women, the Australian Government also held four roundtable discussions in March 2008 to gain greater insights into the views and concerns held by these groups of women. Issues discussed during the consultations and ...more
Sept. 9, 2010, 4:53 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

The Supreme Court will respect and enforce compliance with any law and native custom which is not inconsistent with natural justice, equity and good conscience or incompatible with any applicable law, and nothing in this Act shall prevent a person to benefit from this native law or custom (AK-Translated from original French, para 7).
Aug. 31, 2010, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

During the last three decades, growth in the agricultural sector was less than 4.5% due largely to the destruction of roads and infrastructure from civil war…70% of the population depends on farming and agricultural acitvities for their primary sources of income (AK-Translated from original French, para 2). In 2005, 54% of the total population was living below the poverty line of 1.25 USD per day (AK-Translated from original French, para 3). Only 51% of the population has access to sources of potable water. Similarly, 50% of the population has access to satisfactory sanitary facilities (AK-Translated from originial French, para 3).
April 3, 2010, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

"Sudanese judges themselves have called for reform of the rape law to address, among other things, the problems of defining rape in terms of zina and the corresponding evidentiary problems. The rapes in Darfur have also mobilized many in Sudanese civil society to consider the problems in articles 145-152 of the Criminal Code of 1991. For example, in July 2006 prominent Sudanese NGO s collaborated, with the United Nations Mission in Sudan, in holding a workshop on legal reforms necessary to protect victims of sexual violence. The resulting recommendations to the Government included policy matters, such as the adoption of practical measures to prevent rape in Darfur, as well as ...more
March 29, 2010, 10:48 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

"The population is characterised by a very high growth rate, as well as its extreme youth. Indeed, one out of two people in Niger is below the age of 15 years" (4).
March 18, 2010, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: ADDL-DATA-2

"The Great Jamahiriya is an important bridge linking the countries of the African Union to the countries of the European Union as well as the East of the Arab World to its West part. By this strategic location, it has become the melting pot of different cultures and the Arab Islamic civilization" (3).