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Latest items for CLCW-PRACTICE-1

May 15, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned that, under section 26 (2) (a) of the Constitution, Nigerian women married to foreign men cannot transmit their nationality to their husbands, unlike Nigerian men married to foreign women. It is also concerned that section 29 (4) (b) on citizenship renunciation legitimizes child marriage, as it recognizes any woman who is married to be of full age for the purposes of renunciation of citizenship" (10).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"The Burkina Faso Nationality is acquired by filiation, birth, marriage or naturalization. Acquisition and loss of nationality are governed by the Personal and Family Code, under which women and men enjoy the same rights (article 140 et seq.). Thus, the problem of statelessness does not arise in the country" (22).
April 10, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is also concerned about the absence of progress made to address the situation of the thousands of stateless (bidun) women who remain deprived of their basic right to Emirati nationality and related rights. " (pg 8).
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"The State of Kuwait has been anxious to respect the rights of women and the equality of men and women in all areas of life and nothing shows this more than Amiri Decree no. 15 (1959, amended), on Kuwaiti nationality, which does not discriminate between men and women, as the following articles clearly indicate: 1) Article 1 stipulates: Original Kuwaitis are those persons who were settled in Kuwait prior to 1920 and who maintained their normal residence there until the date of the publication of this law. Ancestral residence shall be deemed complementary to the period of residence of descendants. A person is deemed to have maintained his normal residence...more
April 4, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"[The Committee] is concerned: ...That there are 800 stateless women who lost their Vietnamese nationality in failed attempts to obtain another nationality" (12).
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia

"The Committee is concerned about reports that a high number of children are not immediately registered at birth and that cumbersome procedures are in place for the registration of children above 5 years of age. It notes with concern reports of obstacles to the registration of the birth of children born out of wedlock, often resulting from the stigmatization faced by single mothers. The Committee recommends that the State party ensure that all children born in the State party, including those born out of wedlock or in rural areas, are immediately registered at birth to enable them to gain access to citizenship, education and health, and that it take steps...more
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"It notes that, according to information given by the State party, the draft Civil Code is compatible with the Convention and will replace all existing discriminatory provisions, such as the provisions about the age of marriage being lower for girls than for boys and about men being the head of the family, thereby having many rights that women do not have" (15).
March 13, 2018, 8:04 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia

"Under Saudi Arabia's guardianship system, women are required to present proof of permission from a male 'guardian' - normally the husband, father or brother - to do any government paperwork, travel or enrol in classes" (para 11).
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"Royal Decree No. M/28 of 21/5/1434 A.H. (2/4/2013) amending article 67 of the Personal Status Law to make it compulsory for women to obtain a national identity card, whereas previously it was optional. This amendment follows the issuance of a cabinent decision on 25/03/2013 requiring Saudi women to obtain a national identity card within seven years, after which the national identity card is the be the sole means of proving a woman's identity" (22).
March 5, 2018, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica

"As indicated in previous reports of Costa Rica, Costa Rican women enjoy the same rights as men to acquire, change or retain their nationality" (23).
Feb. 28, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"Article 14 of the Constitution of Kenya provides that a person is a citizen by birth if on the day of the person’s birth, whether or not the person is born in Kenya, either the mother or father of that person is a citizen. The Constitution does not distinguish between the parent(s) being a citizen by birth or registration. However, the Act is more restrictive and provides that a person born outside Kenya shall be a citizen by birth if on the date of birth that person’s mother or father was or is a citizen by birth (not a citizen by registration)" (24). The Act refers to the Immigration Act,...more
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"It is concerned, however, about information according to which women are still required to have the permission of their father, husband or male guardian to obtain a passport and travel outside the country" (16).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"In 2007, the Israeli Parliament expanded the scope of the racist Act, denying reunification to citizens of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran and Libya who were married to Palestinian citizens of Israel or Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem. In 2008, another amendment to the Nationality Act was made whereby citizenship could be revoked in the case of a 'breach of trust' or 'disloyalty to the State', even in the absence of a criminal conviction. That compounded the threat of discriminatory expulsion against Palestinian men and women, who are in fact the primary targets of these amendments. There is no doubt that this racist policy is designed to prevent the reunification of...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"The acquisition of Swedish citizenship is regulated in the Act on Swedish Citizenship (2001:82), last amended in 2014. As a whole, the rules on acquisition and loss of Swedish citizenship reflect the fundamental idea of a citizenship based on affinity with Sweden. Swedish citizenship can be acquired at birth, through adoption and registration and by application. Citizenship by application (naturalization) can be granted if the individual meets certain criteria such as age, habitual residence and good conduct. The willingness to become a naturalized citizen is high in Sweden and about 60 per cent of foreign-born people resident in Sweden are Swedish citizens. In 2012 more than 50 179 people became...more
Jan. 30, 2018, 6:23 p.m.
Countries: Australia

"The law provided for the same legal status and rights for women as for men, including under laws related to family, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance, as well as employment, credit, pay, owning and/or managing businesses, education, and housing" (15).
Jan. 30, 2018, 12:41 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia

"Nasief said women would still require a male relative's consent to travel, as well as obtain and renew passports" (Para 10).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes with appreciation that a number of laws and regulations have recently been promulgated or are being amended to promote and afford greater protection to women’s rights, in particular the repeal of the provision in the Passport Act (1969) that had made the issuance of a wife’s passport conditional upon her husband’s or guardian’s consent" (pg 5).
Jan. 19, 2018, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia

"In Saudi Arabia, a kingdom founded by the Al Saud family, who forged an alliance with the conservative religious establishment, women are still legal minors, requiring the consent of a male relative to travel, work and study" (para 6).
Dec. 5, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia

"In Mongolia, 28,107 women beneficiaries were supported with food stamps for 1 year to cushion the impact of the food and fuel crises (ADB 2011d)"(52)
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"From the gender perspective, the impacts of CCT [cash transfer] programs are ambiguous. The conditionalities may significantly improve the educational attainments of girls. Since the benefits are generally provided to women as care givers (following the examples of Mexico and Brazil), this strengthens their role within the family. In Brazil, 94% of the recipients of the Bolsa Familia transfers are women (Holmes and Jones 2010, p. 15)"(53)
Dec. 5, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"From the gender perspective, the impacts of CCT [cash transfer] programs are ambiguous. The conditionalities may significantly improve the educational attainments of girls. Since the benefits are generally provided to women as care givers (following the examples of Mexico and Brazil), this strengthens their role within the family)"(53)
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"Al-Abideen told Arab News: 'The fact that women have reached these positions but still do not have the freedom to move or travel… these things have to change. Women are fully competent just like men. Guardianship should only be practiced over minors and incapacitated people'" (para 13).
Nov. 30, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"In Pakistan, support was provided in 2009 to the Benazir Income Support Program (now called the National Income Support Program [NISP]), a targeted cash transfer program for female heads of households and adult females of eligible poor households. By 2011, 9 million women had received identity cards and 4.6 million adult females had received cash payments (ADB 2011a)"(51-52)
Nov. 30, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia

"According to a recent assessment of the program, 22,756 female headed households benefited from free rice distribution (around 12,000 tons of rice was distributed during the food lean period of late Oct/early Nov 2008); 31,555 girls benefited from a school feeding program; 5,510 girls were awarded scholarships; 6,453 female-headed households had access to a food-for-work program; 127 female volunteer teachers for the early childhood learning centers had access to a monthly rice grant; and 47,150 women (including 8,937 female-headed households) earned an income through a cash-for-work program. Further, a total of 13,841 female headed households benefited from the distribution of quality seeds and subsidized sale of fertilizers"(56)more
Nov. 29, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"More recently, the Government of India has recognized the importance of giving preferential or at least equal status to women in such programs. Several land distribution programs now require joint registration of property in the names of the married couple, or allocation of property only in the names of women household members (Brown, Ananthpur, and Giovarelli 2002)"(27)
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"Citizenship is derived from one’s parents and, in some cases, birth within the country’s territory"(13)
Sept. 15, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"Robina Jalali was on the first women’s team to compete in 2004 in the Olympics for Afghanistan after the Taliban were toppled. A runner, she was one of two at the 2004 Games. Now the head of women’s sports at the National Olympic Committee, she says that even the foreign embassies are no longer paying much attention.'The main problem is the growing insecurity we have; secondly, violence against women, which is growing. Women are not feeling safe to train,' she said. 'Now we see the youth are just running away from the country, which has changed the mentality of the embassies,' she continued. 'They feel they can’t give a girl...more
March 14, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"Factors such as the need to travel to unfamiliar urban areas, interact with nonindigenous male government officials, and speak Spanish inhibited some indigenous women from registering themselves and their children" (17).
March 3, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: Gabon

"Although the law does not generally distinguish between the legal status and rights of women and men, it requires a married woman to obtain her husband’s permission to receive a passport and to travel abroad" (9,16).
Feb. 10, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"While noting the progress made by the State party in registering persons with underdetermined nationality and ensuring their access to basic services, the Committee is concerned that there still exist stateless persons, including women and girls, who continue to face difficulties in gaining access to education, health care and other services owing to the lack of identification documents and proof of residence in the State party" (7)