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Latest items for CWC-DATA-3

July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Committee notes that the State party has adopted programmes for the social inclusion and/or resettlement of refugees and stateless persons of Colombian and Syrian origin, but is concerned about the situation of migrant and refugee women who are at risk of violence and trafficking" (page 12-13).
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party on having naturalized more than 160,000 Burundian refugees and their descendants residing in the country since 1972 and on its efforts to continue to host refugees from neighbouring countries, in particular Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It notes the efforts undertaken by the State party to operate programmes to combat sexual and gender-based violence in all refugee camps, provide legal aid to refugee women and girls in need and deliver food and non-food items. Nevertheless, it reiterates its concern (see CEDAW/C/TZA/CO/6, para. 47) about women’s inadequate protection from all forms of violence in refugee communities and the apparent impunity of the...more
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"During 2014/15, 901 people were approved for residence through the Refugee Quota Programme and 321 people through the Refugee Family Support Category. Fifty per cent of all international/humanitarian migrants were female. Refugee women are supported by the New Zealand Refugee Resettlement Strategy. Its vision is that refugees participate fully and are efficiently integrated socially and economically so that they can live independently, undertake the same responsibilities and exercise the same rights as other New Zealanders and have a strong sense of belonging to their own community and to New Zealand" (page 9). "Migrant and refugee women face specific disadvantages, including access to support and services, transportation, isolation and language barriers"...more
June 25, 2018, 8:57 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"In March the government decided to take an additional 3,000 Syrian refugees over three years as part of a UNHCR resettlement program run in parallel to the 500 Syrian refugees the government decided to accept between 2013 and 2015. As of September, 68 Syrian refugees had arrived in the country under the program" (11-12).
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Committee notes with appreciation that the State party has welcomed more than 2.5 million refugees, mainly Syrians, and allocated significant resources to catering for their needs. The Committee is concerned, however, about the precarious and insecure living conditions of female refugees, both inside and outside the refugee camps, who are often deprived of basic services and essential goods, education, economic opportunities, health care, clothing, food, heating and hygiene articles, and are at heightened risk of sexual and other forms of violence. The Committee is furthermore concerned about: (a) The significant increase of prostitution in areas with high concentrations of Syrian refugees, particularly among girls and young women between 15...more
May 15, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Sexual exploitation, including so-called “transactional sex”, is reportedly taking place in camps for internally displaced persons, especially in Maiduguri, and girls and children born as a result of rape and sexual slavery committed by Boko Haram insurgents are subject to stigma and social isolation" (5).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Committee is concerned about the extremely difficult living conditions and health problems, in particular the severe spread of cholera, lack of adequate drinking water and sanitation, and poor housing in makeshift camps faced by stateless women, women displaced by the 2010 earthquake, and by women of Haitian descent who have been expelled from the Dominican Republic. The Committee notes with concern the high rate of sexual violence against these women and girls and the inadequacy of the measures taken to prevent such acts, investigate, prosecute and punish perpetrators and provide redress to the victims. It is further concerned about the compounding effect on these women of inadequate basic health...more
May 5, 2018, 3:12 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Committee notes that a number of refugees and asylum seekers have recently entered the State party and that priority has been given to the provision of shelters and basic services. The Committee is concerned, however, that the shelters are overcrowded and do not provide adequate medical care, sanitary conditions, psychological support and legal counselling, in particular for women and girls, who are affected disproportionately by the situation" (12).
May 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Australia maintains its Woman at Risk visa category, which provides resettlement in Australia for women who are living outside their home country without traditional support mechanisms, such as the protection of a male relative, and who are in danger of victimisation, harassment or serious abuse. This category recognises the priority the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees gives to the protection of refugee women in particularly vulnerable situations. We are one of only a few countries with a specific programme for women at risk. The Australian Government sets aside places for the Woman at Risk visa category within its Humanitarian Programme each year. Since its establishment in 1989, the programme...more
April 26, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: CWC-DATA-3, CWC-DATA-4

"During the year many countries in the EU and Southeast Europe experienced an unprecedented wave of migration from the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, consisting of a mix of asylum seekers/potential refugees, economic migrants, and trafficking victims, among others" (6).
April 25, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: CWC-DATA-3, CWC-DATA-4

"During the year many countries in the EU and Southeast Europe experienced an unprecedented wave of migration from the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, consisting of a mix of asylum seekers/potential refugees, economic migrants, and trafficking victims, among others" (6).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"In accordance with international standards, the State of Burkina Faso continuously develops initiatives to provide care for persons displaced as a result of conflicts in their countries of origin. For instance, since 2012, support and protection have been offered to thousands of men, women and children displaced as a result of the crisis in Mali. According to statistics provided by the National Commission for Refugees (CONAREF), the number of Malian refugees as of 21 June 2012 was of 65,009. O those refugees, 51.7 per cent were men and 48.3 per cent women. They were grouped in the Centre, Hauts Bassins and Sahel regions" (36).
April 5, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2008 of the State party’s third periodic report (CEDAW/C/LBN/3) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following legislation: Law No. 129 of 2010, amending article 59 of the Labour Law and granting Palestine refugee workers compensation for dismissal from service. Law No. 128 of 2010, amending article 9 of the Social Security Law and allowing Palestine refugee workers to benefit from end-of-service compensation" (pg 1-2). "The Committee is deeply aware of the devastating impact of the combined economic, demographic and security challenges facing Lebanon as a consequence of the continuing conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic, which...more
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Committee notes with concern...The vulnerability of refugee, asylum-seeking and migrant women in transit through the State party who are at risk of falling prey to criminal trafficking networks" (7). "The Committee is concerned about the situation of migrant and refugee women who face violence and abuse and who are subjected to smuggling and sexual violence, in particular Colombian women in transit to Chile who are fleeing violence. The Committee is also concerned about the lack of protection from unscrupulous border agents and criminal networks active in the border areas. Additional concern exists about the many refugee and asylum-seeking women who lacked adequate information about their rights and who suffered...more
March 19, 2018, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The lack of an effective and coordinated institutional response to the specific risks to which internally displaced women and girls are exposed, as well as the fact that gender-based violence, in particular sexual violence, is a cause of forced displacement" (Pg 11).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3, SMES-DATA-2, CWC-DATA-3, WR-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is concerned about the situation of women heads of households, widows, refugees and women with disabilities, who often suffer multiple forms of discrimination, especially with regard to access to land, education, employment, adequate housing, health care and social services" (15).
March 13, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Many immigrants from Asia and Africa come to Norway as refugees" (16).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party for its remarkable and sustained efforts to rescue at sea and receive, host and provide protection and assistance to high numbers of persons fleeing armed conflict or persecution. It also welcomes the inclusion of gender-based persecution as grounds for recognition of refugee status. The Committee is, however, concerned that the support from European Union member States has been insufficient to alleviate the efforts of the State party and the host community. It is further concerned about: (a) The lack of a comprehensive and harmonized framework, including clear procedures, guidelines and standards, for the identification of and provision of assistance to individuals with specific needs...more
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, CWC-DATA-3, CWC-DATA-4

"The Committee notes the situation of increased insecurity in the State party […] and the significant influx of refugees from Mali since 2012, some 32,000 of whom still remain in the State party. The Committee is concerned […] That refugee women and girls in the State party are at a heightened risk of sexual and gender-based violence, as well as early and forced marriage, human trafficking and forced prostitution" (4).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"It also welcomes the measures put in place to cope with the massive arrival of Syrian refugees, half of whom are women. The Committee is concerned, however, about the precarious and insecure living conditions of female refugees, in particular those who live outside refugee camps and/or are undocumented. It also notes that Palestinian refugee women fleeing the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic are often deprived of basic services and essential goods, including education, economic opportunities and health care, and are at a heightened risk of gender-based violence, including sexual violence, labour and sexual exploitation, as well as arrest, detention, forced relocation to refugee camps and refoulement. The Committee is...more
Jan. 25, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The government allowed UNHCR to monitor the protection status of the more than 110,000 Burmese refugees and asylum seekers living in nine camps along the border with Burma but prohibited UNHCR from any assistance role in the camps" (26). There are a large number of refugees coming from Burma (aka Myanmar), which borders Thailand (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: CWC-DATA-3, CWC-DATA-4

"Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned at…The lack of information on the accessibility of shelters for older women, women belonging to ethnic minorities, migrant and refugee women and women with disabilities" (7). "The Committee notes the existence of the Migration Act (No. 25.871 of 2003) and the Refugee Act (No. 26.165 of 2006), but is concerned about the absence of programmes aimed at the social and economic integration of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women in the State party. It is also concerned about the exclusion in practice of refugee, asylum-seeking and undocumented migrant women from social protection, such as the universal child allowance and disability-related entitlements, and from education and health-care...more
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"'EIPR observed cases where veiled Syrian women were physically attacked, insulted and kicked out of public microbuses because people recognised their nationality through their distinct hijab'"(5). This statement was made by Dali Abd El-Hameed (ENB-Coder Comment). "Many people who oppose ousted president Morsi believe Syrians in Egypt, who are in the many thousands thanks to the civil war in Syria, were supporting him and opposed his toppling"(5)
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:06 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: CWC-DATA-3, CWC-DATA-4, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"'EIPR observed cases where veiled Syrian women were physically attacked, insulted and kicked out of public microbuses because people recognised their nationality through their distinct hijab'"(5). This statement was made by Dali Abd El-Hameed (ENB-Coder Comment). "Many people who oppose ousted president Morsi believe Syrians in Egypt, who are in the many thousands thanks to the civil war in Syria, were supporting him and opposed his toppling"(5)
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The government generally cooperated with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other humanitarian organizations in providing protection and assistance to refugees, persons under temporary humanitarian protection (THP), asylum seekers, and other persons of concern"(10)."The country’s laws provide for the granting of asylum or refugee status, and the government has established a system for providing protection to refugees. The process of obtaining refugee status generally took as long as a year, but ONPAR [National Office for Attention to Refugees] considered expediting cases involving vulnerable applicants, such as pregnant women and minors"(10)
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

At 2:03 Brishti explains that when the river took away her family's house her father came to Dhaka and sent her to work when she was 3 or 4 years old (ENB-Coder Comment). At 2:31 of the video text on the screen says "The population of 20 million is growing at a rate of 5% a year. As climate change intensifies flooding, more and more Bangladeshis are migrating from villages into Dhaka in search or work. 10 million new migrants are expected by 2040 due to climate change"(ENB-Coder Comment). At 14:31 text on the screen says "Riverbank erosion is thought to displace between 50,000 and 200,000 people in Bangladesh each...more
Dec. 2, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: CWC-DATA-3, CWC-DATA-4

"The proposed [burqa] ban comes as German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government attempts to address public fears surrounding last year's record influx of nearly 1.1 million migrants and refugees, most from predominantly Muslim countries" (para 6).
Dec. 1, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Many elderly women in northern Ghana have fled their homes to live in so-called witch camps. They have been accused of witchcraft and fear being killed. As Maxwell Suuk reports from Tamale, attacks are increasing" (para 1). "For the past three months, assaults on people accused of witchcraft have increased. Many of them have been physically harmed. This has forced some to seek refugee at a local chief's residence while others fled to the so-called witch camps where they felt safe" (para 3).
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"There were reports of female victims of trafficking among refugees and workers crossing the border [from North Korea] into China"(1)."The law criminalizes defection and attempted defection, including the attempt to gain entry to a foreign diplomatic facility for the purpose of seeking political asylum. Individuals who cross the border with the purpose of defecting or seeking asylum in a third country are subject to a minimum of five years of 'labor correction.' In 'serious' cases defectors or asylum seekers are subjected to indefinite terms of imprisonment and forced labor, confiscation of property, or death. Many would-be refugees who were returned involuntarily were imprisoned under harsh conditions"(10)
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"There were reports of female victims of trafficking among refugees and workers crossing the border into China"(1)."Defector and refugee reports noted instances in which the government executed political prisoners, opponents of the government, repatriated defectors, government officials, and others accused of crimes"(1)."Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and press reports indicated that border guards had orders to shoot to kill individuals leaving the country without permission"(1)."The law provides for the 'freedom to reside in or travel to any place'; however, the government did not respect this right. The government continued to control internal travel carefully. The government did not cooperate with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees or other humanitarian...more