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June 10, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Within the scope of global planning, the Government has been integrating the rights consecrated in various articles of the Convention into national instruments, such as the Five Year Government Plans for Poverty Reduction (PARP) and the Economic and Social Plan and elaborated specific Action Plans to fight discrimination against women in the areas identified as those of higher vulnerability, for example: The Education sector Gender Strategy, the Agricultural Sector Gender Strategy, The 2007-2016 Master Plan for Agriculture Extension, the Public Service Gender Strategy, the Strategy for Inclusion of Gender in the Health Sector, the National Plan for Prevention and Fight against Violence against Women, Environment and Climate Change Gender Strategy,...more
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The National Plan to Combat Sexual Violence against Children and Adolescents (NPCSVCA 2017-2019) (Resolution No. 92/2016, 28 December), includes education strategies for children and adolescents on sexual rights and gender, in a self-protection perspective; empowerment projects for girls, who are the majority of sexual abuse victims; projects to promote positive paternal and masculinity models" (11). "Internally, in 2016, the report ‘Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security: Cabo Verde’s experience in the Defence Sector’ was presented and discussed at the Permanent Secretariat on Defence Issues. An advocacy plan is being implemented with the Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces, to promote the implementation of Resolution...more
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"In the government programme 2013 -2018, the Austrian Federal Government included the objective to develop and implement a National Action Plan on Human Rights. This Action Plan aims to provide a common framework for existing sectoral action plans in the field of human rights and identify and close gaps in human rights protection in Austria. The Plan will include measures to promote the rights of women with regard to gender equality as well as the right to an appropriate standard of living. However, the NAP on Human Rights will not include or amend measures for specific human rights focus areas from existing sectoral action plans such as equality of men...more
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ATC-DATA-6, GEW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes that the Russian Federation is a party to the Minsk peace agreements and to the protocol to the first Minsk agreement, which are aimed at the cessation of hostilities between Ukraine and the self-proclaimed 'Donetsk people’s republic' and 'Luhansk people’s republic'. While the Committee has taken into account the explanations provided by the State party during the dialogue, it remains concerned about: (a) Reports of sexual and gender-based violence, including rape, murder, torture and ill-treatment of women, perpetrated by armed groups in the self-proclaimed 'Donetsk people’s republic' and 'Luhansk people’s republic'; (b) Reports of acts of violence and discrimination against women and allegations of reprisals against women...more
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"In September authorities twice prevented Dr. Shafiqa al-Wahsh, director of the Women’s National Committee, from leaving the country to participate in meetings in preparation for peace talks. The Houthis stated they rejected her request because of the security situation in the country" (26).
May 13, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee commends the State party on its commitment to the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000), on the launch of its first national action plan on women and peace and security, in 2013 and on the adoption of its small arms principles in 2015. The Committee is nevertheless concerned about the use of arms exported by the State party, including in conflict zones, and the inadequate monitoring by arms-producing corporations of the use of their arms in the context of violence against women, in line with its obligations under the Arms Trade Treaty. It is also concerned that the small arms principles do not mention gender-based violence as...more
May 12, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: GP-DATA-2, ATC-DATA-6

"Yemeni women are demanding equal representation in a United Nations-led peace process aimed at ending the country’s devastating four-year war" (para 1). "The UN's special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths helped broker a deal between Yemen’s internationally recognised government and Houthi rebels in Sweden last December that agreed to a ceasefire in the port city of Hodeidah and a prisoner exchange. But the agreement is yet to be implemented, the government says because of rebel violations. Yemeni women say it failed to include their perspective.The parties included in the process 'must consult regularly with women, and to ensure women’s meaningful inclusion,' Muna Luqman told the UN Security Council this week....more
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Guyana’s National Policy on Domestic Violence 2008–2013 was formulated as a result of a National Dialogue among state and non state actors. The National Policy 2008–2013 was formulated based on several thematic areas covering prevention, services for victims/survivors, enforcement of legal remedies and public education across social and health sectors. In order to effectively implement the national policy, a National Domestic Violence Oversight Committee was created and comprised individuals (women and men) from government ministries, state institutions, civil society and experts from other fields (...) . Even though the policy has since lapsed, it has provided the basis for formulation of the draft National Plan of Action for Implementation of...more
April 27, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, including the adoption or establishment of the following: (...) (f) National Action Plan on Equality between Men and Women (2010-2014); (g) National Action Plan on Women and Peace and Security (2013-2016)" (2). "The Committee welcomes the State party’s third National Action Plan on Women and Peace and Security (2013-2016), in line with Security Council resolution 1325 (2000), which has been developed with the involvement of civil society actors, and commends the State party for its important role in humanitarian and development operations" (5).more
April 25, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The National Strategy for Empowerment of Emirati Women aims prepare a legal and institutional framework supporting women according to the best practices related to woman empowerment. It further aims to promote gender equality and empowerment of women and girls at all levels" (Para 3). "On 8 March 2015, Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the Chairwoman of General Women's Union (GWU) launched National Strategy for Empowerment of Emirati Women in the UAE for 2015-2021 (WAM). The strategy provides a framework for government, private sector and civil society organisations to establish work plans to position the UAE among the most advanced countries in the area of women's empowerment. The strategy contains four basic...more
April 25, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"In July the Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender, and Community, with support from the UN Development Program and UN Women, unveiled a revised National Gender Policy calling for greater gender equality and demanding an end to gender discrimination. Despite laws aimed at enhancing women’s rights and countering certain discriminatory traditional practices, women remained disadvantaged in society" (35).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Côte d’Ivoire section of the Network on Peace and Security for Women in the ECOWAS region has carried out activities to support implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000). In 2014 it prepared information sheets on Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) in collaboration with the United Nations Office for West Africa for improved outreach. The network had conducted a mini-workshop on capacity-building for women’s civil society organizations on Security Council resolutions 1325 (2000) and 1820 (2008) and had launched a database on gender, women, peace and security in West Africa on 13 February 2014" (22).
April 9, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee is, nevertheless, concerned about: (b) The absence of a comprehensive national gender equality strategy, policy and action plan addressing the structural factors that cause persistent gender inequalities; (c) The fact that the indigenous women’s organizations are not included in the countrywide nation-to-nation relationship on equal footing with other indigenous people’s organizations" (6). "The Committee commends the State party on its commitment to Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and subsequent resolutions on women and peace and security, as well as on the launch of its first national action plan on women and peace and security in 2010. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned about the lack of information regarding the...more
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Gender Equality Act of 2013 prohibits certain harmful traditional practices, including 'widow cleansing' and 'widow inheritance'" (para 86).
March 22, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Further to the enactment of legislative measures safeguarding women’s rights, several NAPs [national action plans] have been developed in line with the national policy on gender equality. The SAPGE (2014-2017), adopted by the Council of Ministers on 23 December 2014 (Decision No. 78.071), was prepared by the Gender Equality Unit of the MJPO in close collaboration with all government departments, the CGE, women’s organizations and other NGOs, academic institutions and human rights bodies. It adopts a comprehensive approach, addressing issues in six thematic areas/priority objectives: administrative/institutional reform for the effective promotion of equality between men and women; law reform/improvement of the legislative framework; balanced participation of women and men in...more
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee welcomes the work and commitment of the State party to ensuring equality between women and men in law and in practice at the national and international levels, including with respect to promoting the full spectrum of the women and peace and security agenda of the Security Council pursuant to its resolution 1325 (2000) and subsequent resolutions 1327 (2000), 1366 (2001), 1408 (2002), 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009), 1889 (2009), 1960 (2010), 2106 (2013), 2122 (2013), 2242 (2015), 2272 (2016) and 2331 (2016) and the 20-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action" (1-2). "The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional...more
March 13, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Given that 51 per cent of all victims of the conflict are women, a differentiated approach to care is being taken, with a gender perspective, and the Individual Reparation Strategy for Women Victims of Sexual Violence in the Context of the Armed Conflict has been established, to create spaces for construction, dialogue and the strengthening of women’s life projects, with a focus on rights, within the framework of the process of full reparation for women. Based on the current information of the Comprehensive Victim Assistance and Reparation Unit: a) Compensation amounting to some US$ 830 million has been paid to 370,562 women victims of the conflict; b) There have been...more
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"In 2016, the implementation of the Gender Equality Strategy for the period 2006–2016 was completed; this strategy helped take a more balanced approach to questions of the rights and opportunities of not only women, but also men, and also to ensure the all-round development of Kazakh women. A conceptual framework has been approved, developed on the basis of the Constitution, the 'Kazakhstan 2050' strategy, the national plan '100 concrete measures', the plan for Kazakhstan becoming one of the 30 most developed States of the world, the Convention, the SDGs and the OECD recommendations on gender equality. The conceptual framework sets out the State’s gender policy objectives — to achieve parity...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"An awareness-raising programme entitled “Women leaders”, which serves as a pillar of social development in the Qatar National Vision 2030, and of family cohesion and women’s empowerment, the objectives of which include “increasing the number of women in leadership and decision-making positions by 30 per cent" (57).
Feb. 23, 2019, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The vision for the social and cultural spheres set out in the national gender policy is for the country to be free of prejudices and stereotypes. To that end, the action plan for the 2013–2017 national reproductive health programme, drawn up with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), takes gender equality and reproductive rights into account by strengthening institutional and community capacities to reduce maternal mortality, prevent gender-based violence and combat early marriage. A tangible result of this vision is the reproductive health programme that has been put in place to support couples throughout the maternity process" (6). "In connection with the ratification of other treaties: 'Consider...more
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Government Equalities Office (GEO)… is the 'National Machinery for Women', the institutional mechanism responsible for overseeing and promoting the delivery of UK commitments under CEDAW… Noting the Committee’s recommendation, the UK Government Equalities Office... led a programme of work to extend the UK’s ratification of the Convention to the British Overseas Territories who were not already signatory" (4). "The United Kingdom’s National Action Plan for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security runs from 2014-17 and the successor plan is currently being finalised. The UK Government is committed to working in a focused, consultative and inclusive way and the cross-Government working group on Women,...more
Feb. 3, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee notes the recognition of the right to peace in the Constitution. Nevertheless, it is concerned by the absence of a strategy to comprehensively address women and peace and security issues, considering the conflicts and lack of security in neighbouring countries and the growing influx of refugee and asylum-seeking women as a result of such conflicts, among other causes" (6).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee welcomes the efforts of the State party to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption of the following: a) Second plan for gender equality and equity (2010-2022); b) National plan against violence against women (2014-2022); c) Policy and national action plan against commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking in persons (2016-2022)" (2). "It is especially concerned about: a) The absence of institutionalization of the second gender equality and equity plan and the insufficient available information on its implementation; b) The lack of functioning gender units in decision-making government sectors and the adverse impact...more
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its policy and institutional framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption or establishment of the following: 1) Action plan for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000), in 2015; 2) Community courts, which became operational in 2014; 3) Joint interministerial committee on preventing domestic violence, in 2014; 4) Gender equality unit within the police, in 2013; 5) Joint interministerial team, headed by the Deputy Attorney General, to review and implement the concluding observations of human rights treaty bodies, in 2011" (pg. 2). "The State party’s efforts to increase the...more
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"In 2011, the Women’s Caucus developed their Action Plan (2011-2015) and the Guidelines on gender mainstreaming in the NA’s VII Legislature (2011-2015). The Action Plan consists of 12 programs: Development program for National Coordination Mechanism between the NA Women’s Caucus, Lao Women’s Union (LWU) and the Lao National Commission for the Advancement of Women (Lao NCAW); Program to monitor the implementation of policy, Constitution, laws and CEDAW in the constituencies; Program to contribute to the making and improvement of laws related to the protection of rights and interests of women and children to promote the advancement of women; Program to promote representation of Lao women of all ethnic groups in...more
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Finally, the National Strategic Plan for the Advancement of Women (NSPAW), the Government’s 2012 plan to advance the cause of women’s rights, is merely that - a plan on paper. Since NSPAW’s unveiling, the Government has not implemented NSPAW’s promises and goals" (page 5). "President U Thein Sein made a first overture towards peace to EAOs on August 18, 2011. After four years of torturous negotiations, the Government signed a “Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement” (NCA) with only eight of 18 EAOs on October 15, 2015. The Government did not allow six EAOs to sign and seven refused to sign to protest the Government’s divide and rule policy in the negotiation process...more
Nov. 8, 2018, 6:11 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: GP-DATA-2, ATC-DATA-6

"In Yemen, said Mlambo-Ngcuka, current efforts to resume peace talks do not include women, beyond setting up observer bodies to advise the UN special envoy. 'Even in a consultative meeting in London this summer organised by the UN, convening 22 prominent Yemeni leaders to discuss the peace talks, there were only three Yemeni women invited'" (para. 9)
Nov. 8, 2018, 6:11 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GP-DATA-2, ATC-DATA-6

"'The ones who do not wage war are being disqualified from making peace. Those who wage war are the preferred occupants for peace tables,' said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of UN Women… 'Between 1990 and 2017, under our watch, women constituted only 2% of mediators, 8% of negotiators, and 5% of witnesses and signatories in major peace processes. Only three out of 11 agreements signed in 2017 contained provisions on gender equality, continuing last year’s worrisome downward trend. Of 1,500 agreements signed between 2000 and 2016, only 25 raise the role of women’s engagement in the implementation phase,' she said" (para. 7 - 8). "In Palestine, Siniora, who has documented...more
Oct. 5, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"National Plan of Action for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) on women and peace and security (2016-2020)" (Pg 2). "Despite the State party’s efforts, the prevailing impunity for human rights violations and abuses committed in the context of the crisis in and around the State party, in particular some areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, has had a severe impact on civilians, in particular women and girls in disadvantaged situations, such as internally displaced women, rural women, older women, women with disabilities, Roma women, lesbian, bisexual and transgender women and women from other minorities. In particular, the Committee is concerned that this situation, along with pervasive...more
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:59 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-2, ATC-DATA-6

"The Afghan government’s latest effort at peace talks, the Kabul Process, began... The 'family photo' of the meeting participants, 47 Afghan and foreign dignitaries, included only two Afghan women. In previous talks, Afghan women have sometimes been totally absent, sometimes been relegated to note-taking roles, and have never appeared in numbers sufficient to transcend tokenism. A long-promised plan by the Afghan government to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which calls for women’s equal participation in issues surrounding peace and security, has been beset by delays and apathy" (para 2-4).