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Latest items for ATC-DATA-6

Jan. 17, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"In July 2008, a national action plan for the prevention and combating prostitution and human trafficking for sexual purposes was adopted, covering five priority areas: protection and support for people at risk; prevention; higher standards and greater efficiency in the justice system; increased national and international cooperation; higher level of knowledge and awareness in general. The National Crime Council evaluated the initiatives under the National Action Plan (2011)" (page 13-14). "The National Rapporteur concluded in her 2011 report on initiatives carried out under the National Action Plan (above) that regular training of police and other key public agencies is a core element in the success of the Swedish law enforcement ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"On Jan. 22, millions of women around the world took to the streets to march for equal rights, equal representation and equal access in all avenues of public and private life. On Jan. 23 in Astana, Kazakhstan, 55 delegates met to try to reach an agreement on the war in Syria. Not one of the delegates was a woman" (para 1). "The violence in Syria has resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of women. Another six million have been displaced or become refugees. Yet women, who are just as much a part of the Syrian revolution as their male counterparts, were not invited to the negotiating table in ...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"On March 8, International Women’s Day, Kenya also drafted a national action plan based on the U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325, which was passed in 2000 and recognizes women as active participants in conflict resolution and guarantees their protection in peace agreements" (para 18).
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Kobra Rezaei, a spokeswoman for the Women’s Affairs Ministry, says it has asked President Ashraf Ghani to allocate funds for protecting women, including through shelters, but that no money has been forthcoming. Government spokesmen declined to comment" (para 11).
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. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"In 2013, the European Union agreed to provide financial support for such reforms, including through a €45 million grant for Morocco to implement the government’s Gender Equality Plan of 2012-16. However, the Moroccan authorities have yet to come through on all their objectives, including enacting legislation on violence against women"(4)
Sept. 29, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"As the first case to be tried under the Malawi Gender Equality Act 2013, observers affirm that the sentence [2 years] should have been higher to deter potential offenders and to bar communities from persisting with the practice [of rape]"(para 5)
Aug. 23, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

“Fund and implement the National Plan of Action to End Violence Against Women and Children in Tanzania (2017/18 – 2021/22) across the country. Ensure that all relevant Government ministries such as education and health are involved in tacking child marriage together in collaboration with civil society organisations, UN agencies, community leaders and other stakeholders” (para 17).
March 7, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The government developed a national plan of action on gender-based violence (GBV) for 2013-17, with the goal of reducing the percentage of women who experience GBV from 75.5 percent to 30 percent" (20).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Liberia is party to a number of international human rights treaties and instruments, under which it has the obligation to fight rape and gender-based violence. According to the report, the Liberian government’s inability, despite efforts made, to ensure criminal accountability for perpetrators of rape shows 'that Liberia is not in compliance with its human rights obligations.' The report provides a number of recommendations to the Government, as well as other national and international stakeholders and the United Nations, to urgently combat the scourge of rape. These include enhancing the fight against impunity through additional resources and capacities, including to the sex crimes prosecutor’s office, developing forensic investigation, harmonizing rape provisions ...more
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Despite the state constitution's provision of respecting international conventions, which opens the way for the state to provide special measures for women's representation in parliament under Article (4) of the CEDAW, the formula of the representation of women in parliament in the Constitution was "appropriate representation”, which is loose and nonbinding for both the state and political power to the need for women’s representation in parliament, which left women’s representation in parliament a hostage to the allowable pressure, without a clear provision of fair representation of women in parliament" (3).
Jan. 24, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"In partnership with South Sudanese local authorities and civil society, the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) is currently conducting localization workshops in Yei and Torit counties in South Sudan. The Localization of UNSCR 1325 and 1820 program initiated by GNWP is a bottom up approach that convenes local government authorities, indigenous leaders, traditional leaders, civil society and other local leaders to raise awareness and formulate strategies for practical implementation of the of UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1325 and 1820 on Women, Peace and Security and the National Action Plan (NAP) where they exist. Localization complements the efforts of governments, civil society and other national actors and ensures that ...more
Jan. 10, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"While welcoming the adoption of the National Action Plan for the full implementation of Security Council resolutions 1325 (2000) and 1820 (2008), the Committee regrets the lack of information about the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Action Plan and about reports that it is reliant on donors. The Committee is also concerned about the low participation of women in decision-making and the lack of measures to address the underlying causes, including prevailing social and cultural attitudes. It is also concerned about the absence of an overall quota system that aims at accelerating women’s participation in political life, including in decision-making at all levels. The Committee further notes with concern ...more
Jan. 10, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The National Action Plan on Security Council resolutions 1325 (2000) and 1820 (2008) on women, peace and security; The National Referral Protocol on gender-based violence and the National Plan of Action on gender-based violence, in 2012, and the National Committee on gender-based violence, in 2007" (2)
Dec. 6, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"CEDAW also noted that the government failed to adopt implementing legislation for its international treaty obligations related to women’s rights" (13).
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"National Gender Policy and the supporting Action Plan for 2011-2013. The Government of Mali has adopted a National Gender Policy aimed at: Gender mainstreaming in national development policies and programmes; Consolidating democracy and the rule of law through equal access to and full enjoyment of fundamental rights; Involvement of women in production processes, equal access to employment and factors of production; Equal participation in decision-making fora; promoting equality in social values and behaviours; Institutionalizing gender in programmes, projects, policies and public reforms, and translating it into budgets" (9). "A National Strategy and 2012-2015 action plan for participation and greater representation of women in forthcoming general elections" (15). "Adoption by the ...more
Nov. 17, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

The 25 January 2013 Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan conference . . . formed an institutional framework for the Women’s Committee: for purposes of control and monitoring fulfilment of the NPA for the Implementation of the Committee’s Concluding Observations and Recommendations, mobile groups were created for monitoring the implementation of the NPA in various regions of the country. The meetings of the Working Group on 28 August and 24 October 2012 and 8 November 2013 discussed progress in implementation of the NPA and provided procedural assistance in the organization of its implementation by regional women’s committees" (15)
Nov. 17, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The national plan of action (NPA) to implement Committee recommendations based on the results of the review of the Fourth Periodic Report was approved on 3 August 2010 by a protocol of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The progress of the implementation of the National Plan of Action was discussed on a regular basis at meetings of the Working Group for Monitoring the NPA, which was created in the Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan" (6). "For purposes of implementing the above recommendations, an NPA was adopted to implement the Committee’s Concluding Observations and Recommendations following consideration of the Fourth Periodic Report, which included 68 paragraphs devoted to ...more
Nov. 15, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The government continued to implement a 2012-16 comprehensive national plan to improve childcare and the protection of children’s rights, including for victims of child abuse, domestic violence, and commercial sexual exploitation, and acknowledged a lack of funding and inefficiency in executing certain protective measures" (39).
Nov. 14, 2016, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ATC-DATA-6, ATC-DATA-7

"In its 2014 national action plan on women, peace and security, the UK government pledged to help raise awareness of women’s rights in Afghanistan, 'across provinces through workshops and media, and to support human rights defenders working on women’s issues'"(para 16)
Sept. 6, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"To date, there is still no legislation on domestic violence and the status quo continues to obstruct women’s access to their fundamental human rights to safety and protection. Each year the Coalition [to Stop Violence Against Women] visubmits letters to the RA Government and Ministry of Justice, urging them to adopt the draft law. The state is obligated under international law, including CEDAW and the European Convention on Human Rights, to take effective steps to protect domestic violence victims and hold perpetrators accountable. When they fail to do so, this sends a harmful message to society that male violence against women is both acceptable and inevitable, further perpetuating patterns of ...more
Aug. 31, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee notes the role of the Supreme Court in guaranteeing the rights of men and women in the implementation of the Maria da Penha Law and on its decision on equal rights and obligations for same-sex couples." (2) "The Committee expresses its appreciation to the State party for submitting information within the stipulated time frame on the implementation of the views adopted by the Committee regarding the case of Alyne Pimentel (CEDAW/C/46/D/18/2008)." (2) "The Committee welcomes the fact that the Secretariat for Women’s Policies (SPM) has been integrated as one of the essential entities of the Office of the President of the Republic, and that it has extended its ...more
Aug. 24, 2016, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-2, ATC-DATA-6

"Noor Safi Gululai, one of the few women in Afghanistan's High Peace Council, which is in charge of the so-far fruitless effort to convince the Taliban to join peace talks, was critical of such capacity-building efforts"(para 16)
Aug. 5, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The main innovation introduced by the amendments to the Criminal Code is the incorporation of international humanitarian law provisions on sexual violence" (8).
July 26, 2016, 11:34 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"In early 2003, the Bureau was identified as the Government’s focal point to take responsibility for coordination of the national report on the Implementation of the Programme of Action of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD)" (17)
July 19, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"In 2002, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, agreed to the development of a National Policy on Gender and Development. The process culminated with the laying of a Green Paper version of the Draft Policy in Parliament in August 2009, and the call for public comment. Following administrative delays, the process was reactivated by the new Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development, in October 2011. A Cabinet Committee was established to make proposals for the finalization of the Draft Policy on Gender and Development. The Committee met bi-monthly from December 2011 to June 2012, and submitted its report, as well as a proposed policy document. The Draft National Policy ...more
July 14, 2016, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, ATC-DATA-6

"Among other core international and regional human rights treaties ratified by Rwanda, the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women and the Optional Protocol was translated into the Kinyarwanda language by the Ministry of Justice and subsequently disseminated in 2011. The Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion, the Gender Monitoring Office, the National Women Council and Civil society organizations regularly produce a wide range of legal literacy materials and conduct legal awareness workshops for the community on existing laws and international instruments ratified by Rwanda" (5)
July 14, 2016, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"In 2011, the Government of Rwanda adopted the National Policy against Gender-based Violence...In the same year, the Strategic Plan for fighting against gender-based violence (2011-2016) and an anti-GBV action plan which puts much emphasis on training in trauma management and sensitivity to victims in handling sexual violence cases were put in place" (12)
July 14, 2016, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, ATC-DATA-6

"Rwanda is among countries that has elaborated an action plan on the implementation of the Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) on women, peace and security...The great achievement of the National Action Plan was the significant contribution of women in the implementation of various strategies in order to restore unity and reconciliation among Rwandans including psychological, legal, economic and medical support to women survivors of rape during the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi" (11)
July 14, 2016, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Rwanda has a high female representation in peace keeping missions who are trained on special skills in GBV protection and prevention" (14)