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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
July 14, 2016, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Rwanda ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) by presidential decree No. 431/16 of 10 November 1980. Rwanda had already submitted three written reports before the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi" (4)
July 4, 2016, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Our country abides by international laws on the promotion and protection of human rights,5 including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, which has constitutional rank (Article 75, paragraph 22). In addition, the Optional Protocol to CEDAW was ratified in 2006, and there is in Argentine case currently being dealt with by the Committee" (5)
June 27, 2016, 9:53 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Thailand acceded to the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on 9 August 1985, which has come into effect since 8 September 1985" (4).
May 23, 2016, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) was extended to the Turks and Caicos Islands in 1986" (26).
May 15, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"After the referendum held on 21 May 2006 and official proclamation of independence on 03 June 2006 on the basis of adoption of the Declaration of Independence, Montenegro undertook by way of succession to respect and implement a set of conventions from the area of human rights, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women." (12)
May 3, 2016, 11:32 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"The 1979 Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) entered into force for Switzerland on 26 April 1997" (5).
March 11, 2016, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Brunei Darussalam acceded to the CEDAW on 24th May 2006" (14)
March 3, 2016, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"The Convention was ratified by Gabon on 21 January 1983" (5)
Feb. 26, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Guinea ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (the Convention) on 17 July 1980" (3)
Feb. 18, 2016, 4:31 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Like other State parties, Senegal, having signed the Convention in 1979 and ratified it on 5 February 1985, has incorporated it into domestic law" (7)