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Latest items for CWC-DATA-2

Sept. 20, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Ecuador’s Achuar population, nearing approximately 7,000 between the provinces of Pastaza and Morona-Santiago, resides in some of the most remote and hard to access primary rainforest in the country. Due large in part to both geographic and socio-economic limitations, access to healthcare both at the community and urban levels has been significantly limited for the Achuar people.Our model of working with the Achuar is one that addresses all of these limitations by empowering Achuar women and their communities to reduce all preventable deaths in pregnancy, childbirth, and with newborns"(para 2-3)."Achuar territory spans both the Morona-Santiago and Pastaza provinces, where both maternal and infant mortality are high. In the province of ...more
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“The Voice of the Amazigh Woman prioritizes servicing poor indigenous women living in remote areas outside the big cities. These vulnerable groups are excluded because they are overwhelmingly illiterate (more than 70 percent of Moroccan women in country areas cannot read or write and the figures are much higher for Amazigh women) and they don’t speak Arabic or French. ‘Amazigh women are at the receiving end of all the violence Moroccan woman in general suffer,’ says Zioual. ‘But then they are further marginalized because they cannot communicate in their language with government agencies, hospitals and the justice system where Arabic is almost compulsory’" (para 12). “Around 10 percent of marriages ...more
Aug. 26, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“To be a rural Rwandan woman is difficult. First of all, you go to cultivate land early in the day and return home only late, carrying produce in a basket on your head with a baby on your back, a hoe in one hand, and a rope attached to your goat in the other. It is beyond the imagination” (1). Jacqueline Murekatete says this from 0:17-0:34 (MM - CODER COMMENT). “To be a rural woman in Rwanda means you don’t easily know your land rights. It means you are dominated by your husband. It means you alone have the burden and struggle to feed your children. It also means that ...more
Aug. 23, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“Girls who live in rural areas and/or come from a poor family are also much more likely to be married early” (para 4). “Strengthen education and learning environments for girls in rural and urban areas. Invest in quality education, and offer reliable transport to school. Encourage married children and teenage mothers to return to school” (para 15).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

The rural population with access to a potable water supply in the rural sector remained stable, at 78 percent between the years 1995-2004, the population with access to sanitation in the rural sector during the same period was 95 percent.(HDI: P3) -There are discriminatory social and cultural practices regarding the position of rural women as agricultural producers. This is compounded by the restriction of resources generated by the economic blockade of the country. In practice, this is manifested in their limited access to credit and training opportunities. (OFILRGP: P1)
Aug. 8, 2017, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Beginning in 1997 under the name ‘Progresa’, Mexico’s Oportunidades programme aims to assist households on low incomes, which are identified as eligible through strict targeting. Around 6.5 million households are enrolled in the programme, most of them in rural and semi-urban areas. Cash transfers are the heart of the programme. Paid monthly, and usually to mothers..."(62)
July 15, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

¨In a country with one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, Chief Theresa Kachindamoto is dismantling child marriage—about 850 unions in three years, according to Al Jazeera and more than 300 in one month, according to UN Women. Malawi recently passed a law making marriage under the age of 18 illegal, but in many villages, custom supersedes law. The backlash was immediate, with some telling Kachindamoto she had no right to overturn tradition. She’s ignored the death threats, and is instead lobbying the government to increase marriageable age to 21¨(para 1-2)
July 13, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

¨Indigenous women had long found their treatment by the health system to be unwelcoming and undignified.´When a woman went into labour, she was told to take off her clothes. But for an indigenous or rural woman, it is not easy to get undressed in front of strangers,´ said Clelia Rivera, leader of the Ayacucho Women’s Federation, in the nearby city of Ayacucho.´Then the woman was put on a stretcher, with her legs spread so anyone passing by could see everything. To boot, she was scolded in Spanish, a language she spoke poorly or not at all. She was not allowed to walk around [to ease labour pains], and she could ...more
June 21, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“The Committee calls upon the State party: To expand and implement specific measures to combat poverty among rural women, including effective measures to ensure their access to justice, education, housing, safe drinking water, sanitation, formal employment, skills development and training opportunities, income-generating opportunities and microcredit and ownership and use of land, taking into account their specific needs” (11).
June 21, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“It [the Committee] regrets the lack of disaggregated data on rural women, as well as the lack of measures to address poverty among and discrimination against rural women and to ensure their access to justice, education, health, housing, safe drinking water, sanitation, formal employment, skills development and training opportunities, income-generating opportunities and microcredit, ownership and use of land and their participation in decision-making processes at the community level” (11).
June 1, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1

“The Committee recommends that the State party continue its efforts to improve the situation of rural women through both legislative and practical measures and to ensure that all policies and programmes aimed at promoting gender equality reach the rural areas and are fully implemented, including to facilitate women’s ability to own land and property, as well as to provide financial support and assistance” (9-10).
May 30, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“The Committee notes the various programmes aimed at the economic empowerment of rural women. It is, however, concerned that only 27.3 per cent of family farms are run by women, as a result of traditional and social patterns by which husbands predominate as registered owners of farms. The Committee recommends that the State party develop special policies and programmes aimed at the economic empowerment of rural women, including by promoting their ownership of land” (12).
May 16, 2017, 4:44 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1

“The Committee reiterates its previous recommendations and calls upon the State party: ... To adopt temporary special measures to address the disparities that indigenous rural women face with regard to access to land and property” (12).
May 16, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1

“It [the Committee] is further concerned about the lack of indigenous rural women’s access to land, property and justice” (12).
May 15, 2017, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1

“The Committee recommends that the State party; … promote economic empowerment of rural women, in particular women farmers, and ensure their access to and control over land as well as their access to credit facilities” (13-14).
May 11, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“The Committee recommends that the State party give full attention to the economic empowerment of rural women, in particular women farmers, and ensure their access to and control over land as well as their access to credit facilities and training opportunities. It further recommends that steps be taken to raise awareness among rural women about their rights in the event of separation or divorce” (14).
May 11, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“The Committee notes the information provided by the State party in relation to rural women. However, it remains concerned that female farmers are often left in a vulnerable situation following divorce and unable to recover any personal assets or access unemployment insurance benefits. The Committee is further concerned that laws governing inheritance of property often prevent widows from inheriting farms in the event of their husband’s death” (14).
April 21, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1

“As a result of … gender disparities with regard to access to land, property and other means of production, rural women are the main victims of food insecurity and land grabbing in Gnita” (1-2).
April 21, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1

“While welcoming the sensitization activities undertaken with regard to access to land for women, the current development of a land policy and a land code, and the measures taken to increase access to ... credit facilities for rural women ... the Committee remains deeply concerned about … [rural women’s] lack of access to … land, employment and credit facilities. The Committee is further concerned about the negative impact on rural women of their eviction from land due to mining activities” (10).
April 4, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1, IAD-PRACTICE-1

“It [the Committee] is especially concerned about the situation of rural women, particularly in view of their precarious living conditions and lack of access to … ownership of land, [and] inheritance” (12).
March 20, 2017, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1, ATDW-PRACTICE-1

“More than half of rural marriages are common-law marriages. When such marriages end, it is even more difficult for women to lay a claim on any of the couple’s property, most of which was presumably purchased in the husband’s name. The lack of access to courts and to banking institutions and credit makes it exceptionally difficult for rural divorced women to proceed with independent lives, even if they have no children to care for” (551-552).
March 16, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1

“Rural women have very little access to land and account for less than 30 per cent of the economically active rural population. The agrarian policy promoted in the period 1989-1994 […] made no reference to rural women, save the acknowledgement that ‘rural women do not have any real access to land’” (21).
March 15, 2017, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1

“Women have limited access to credit. When rural women are able to obtain credit, terms of repayment often force them to sell their harvest at low prices, rather than storing it until prices are higher. In the agrarian reform sector, women comprise only 18% of those obtaining credit. While women have little access to formal credit, many women have been able to access credit through informal community banks and savings groups, and donor-supported credit projects and programmes. A field survey indicated that lack of collateral and lack of information were the two major obstacles to women's access to credit” (para 5).
March 3, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Increased urbanisation and the concomitant fading of the joint family system have exposed women to further abuses" (para 3).
Feb. 27, 2017, 4:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1

“Women do continue to be discriminated against in land access in rural areas, but the banking system harbors no gender bias, and women are not asked to provide any more collateral than men must provide” (636).
Feb. 27, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1

“Rural women in particular are almost literally second-class citizens, virtually unable to secure credit or property except through a husband” (551).
Feb. 10, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3, CWC-DATA-2

"While noting the State party’s plans to adopt an action plan for older persons and efforts to improve the life of women with disabilities and those living in rural areas, the Committee remains concerned that older women, women with disabilities and rural women continue to face difficulties in gaining access to health care, training and other basic services" (9)
Feb. 3, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Indigenous women faced triple discrimination on the basis of gender, ethnicity, and lower economic status" (41).
Feb. 2, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Indigenous women faced discrimination based on their gender, indigenous background, and reduced economic status, and they were especially vulnerable to violence, poverty, and illness" (15).
Feb. 1, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, CWC-DATA-2

"[City:] She tries to keep her illness from her family, handing her crisp new 500-rupee bills to a street-corner doctor who seems to give all his injections in the buttocks" (para 93). "[Rural:] Prabhati’s mother, Radha Rani, takes her to a country witch, who traces shapes around her head with a broom and declares that someone has cast an evil eye on her. He blows on her, a holy wind. Outside there is the smell of things growing. Prabhati sleeps as if she is under a spell" (para 100).