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May 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Australia’s ratification of CEDAW more than 30 years ago was a significant milestone in our country’s acknowledgement of the need for a proactive and well considered effort across all levels of government and community to close the gender equality gap" (Pg 2). "Australia ratified CEDAW on 28 July 1983. Since then commitment to eliminating discrimination against women has been demonstrated by the significant activities and major policy initiatives undertaken by the Australian Government to improve and progress the status of women in Australian society" (Pg 12).
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Fiji has made a remarkable progress since it ratified CEDAW in 1995 with the transformation in women’s legal rights" (4).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Burkina Faso ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women on 28 November 1984" (8).
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Thus Kuwait acceded to CEDAW pursuant to Amiri Decree no. 24 (1994)" (29).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Burundi is a State party to the Convention, which it ratified without reservations on 4 April 1991 through Decree-Law No. 1/006" (6).
March 17, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, hereinafter referred to as “CEDAW” or “the Convention”, was adopted on 1 May 1981 by Executive Decision No. 317 of the Revolutionary Government Junta, ratified on 2 June 1981 through Decree No. 705 of the Revolutionary Government Junta and deposited with the United Nations on 19 August of the same year" (5).
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Saudi Arabia has ratified or acceded to the following treaties under the Royal Decrees…Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, under Royal Decree M/25 of 28/05/1421 A.H. (28/08/2000)" (14). "In 2014/2015, the medical schools and colleges admitted 61,420 students (46.5 per cent of them females) and graduated 6,568 students (46.05 per cent of them females)" (43).
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), for the Mexican state since 1981, consists of a road map for public policies to promote equality between women and men, and to end discrimination and violence against women and girls. The observations that the expert committee makes to Mexico permit the reorientation of policies and action, attending to areas of concern and the areas of highest priority for the National Gender Agenda" (page 3).
March 5, 2018, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Costa Rica is a signatory to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). It ratified the Convention by Act No. 6968 of 2 October 1984, which was published in the Diario Oficial on 11 January 1985" (4).
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"This report is submitted pursuant to article 18 of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), ratified by Niger on 8 October 1999" (pg 5).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"The State of Palestine acceded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women on 1 April 2014, without submitting reservations to any of its articles" (3). "Palestine first adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women with a 2005 Cabinet decision. In 2009, Palestine ratified the Convention with a unilateral declaration contained in Presidential Decree No. 19 of 2009. On 1 April 2014, less than a year and a half after Palestine was granted observer State status by the United Nations, Palestine acceded to the Convention without reservations" (5).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"This report comprises the eighth and ninth periodic reports made by Sweden to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (the Committee). The following presentation takes account of the recommendations received by Sweden from the Committee in its review of Sweden’s sixth and seventh reports at the Committee’s 40th session in January 2008" (page 4).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"The government has also ratified the 1967 International Convention for Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women" (12).
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Pakistan ratified CEDAW in 1996: two decades later, it is far from implementation" (para 1). "When Pakistan finally ratified the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1996, there was sufficient optimism. Women’s rights activists saw the development as a significant victory for women. However, two decades later, the articles of CEDAW are far from being implemented" (para 7).
Dec. 5, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Relying on this provision [article 5], the CEDAW Committee has urged Singapore to combat the 'persistence of patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men within the family and society at large,' and expressed its concern that, 'despite the legal equality accorded to spouses, discriminatory traditional cultural attitudes that continue to utilize “the head of the household” concept, assigning this role to men, persist' within that state"(78). Since CEDAW conducted concluding observations on Singapore, Singapore must have signed the CEDAW (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 5, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-1, DLB-DATA-1, DMW-PRACTICE-1, ATC-DATA-1

"Under the same provision of the CEDAW Convention, the CEDAW Committee expressed its concern about the 'emphasis on the role of women as mothers and caregivers' in the Russian Federation, noting that 'a shift from a focus on women primarily as wives and mothers to individuals and actors equal to men in society is required for the full implementation of the Convention and the achievement of equality of women and men'"(79)
Nov. 30, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"When Pakistan finally ratified the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1996, there was sufficient optimism" (para 6).
Nov. 28, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3, DMW-PRACTICE-1, ATC-DATA-1, ATC-DATA-6

"Similarly, while welcoming the adoption in Mauritius of the 2008 National Gender Policy Framework, the Committee recorded its concern about:…the persistence of discriminatory cultural norms and practices as well as patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in family and society whereby men are largely still considered the main breadwinners and women are considered as having the primary responsibility for child-rearing and domestic tasks"(79)
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"The country’s initial report to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, submitted in 2002, claimed 'family planning is mapped out by individual families in view of their actual circumstances and in compliance with laws, regulations, morality, and customs'"(13)
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Russian law is rather progressive in respect of the women’s rights, even though the Committee to End Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) recommends that Russia adopt more comprehensive legislation to prevent and address violence against women, and notes the absence of an effective complaints mechanism for women to claim their rights"(para 8)
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Malaysia committed to ensuring equality for women and men when it ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in 1995" (para 24).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

1996: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. The Federation of Cuban Women (Federacion de Mujeres Cubanas, or FMC) contributes to the Cuban national mechanism for the advancement of women and the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. 1997: National Action Plan for Follow-up on the Fourth UN Conference on Women. (PMIM: P3-4) CEDAW: CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (12/18/1979). SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: ARTS. 2 THROUGH 4. AND 13 THROUGH 16: Signed: 03/06/1980. Ratified: 07/17/1980. Reservation: Art. 29 on the competence of the International Court of Justice, with the government preferring dialogue as...more
March 10, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"In 2007, Taiwan ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), and in 2011 formally adopted a law to implement the UN treaty despite not being a member of the UN" (para 10).
Jan. 25, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"There is an urgent need to change outdated laws and align them with the international conventions in which Palestine has taken part, such as the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women of 2009" (para 13).
Jan. 24, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"In 2014, Tunisia ratified the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women" (para 14).
Nov. 14, 2016, 5:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Afghanistan has also ratified the UN convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women"(para 15)
Aug. 23, 2016, 5:13 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"With this historical background in mind, we can argue that it was not until the 1980s that women’s issues were discussed so openly in the public. An important factor was the signing of the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) by Turkey in 1985. By signing the CEDAW that was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1979, Turkey committed itself to undertaking some measures to end discrimination against women in all forms"(para 6)
Aug. 23, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"After the restoration of Timor-Leste independence on 20 May 2002, the state of TimorLeste ratified the CEDAW Convention (without reservation) and the Optional Protocol to CEDAW in 2003" (6). "Since ratification of the CEDAW Convention in 2003, the State has been required to implement the CEDAW for six years" (36).
Aug. 5, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1979 and was ratified by the Democratic Republic of the Congo in October 1985" (2). "The various initiatives undertaken to that purpose include in particular the ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women on 6 October 1985" (4).
July 26, 2016, 9:23 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-LAW-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-1, ATC-DATA-1

"The Bureau of Gender Affairs takes seriously this mandate to address the global scourge of trafficking in women and girls. In consequence, it undertook several activities during the period of reporting. In particular, the Bureau collaborated with the OAS Inter-American Commission on Women (CIM), and the International Organization for Migration in hosting two (2) national workshops on trafficking in persons in the Caribbean. The Bureau hosted two workshops in 2004 which sought to provide specific information on: 1) the differences between trafficking in persons and migrant smuggling; 2) how trafficking works; 3) the causes and consequences for communities and individuals; 4) the identification of vulnerable populations and victims" (6-7)more