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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
Nov. 7, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Danah has decided to try to stay in the United States, too. One Saudi sociologist estimates that more than 1,000 women flee the kingdom every year, while more escape Riyadh for Jidda, the Red Sea city, which is considered more liberal than the capital" (para 10).
Oct. 26, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"High Commissioner Zeid deployed a team of human rights officers to the Bangladeshi border with Myanmar, where an estimated 66,000 Rohingya have fled since 9 October 2016. All the individuals interviewed by the team had fled Myanmar after the 9 October attacks against three border guard posts, which had prompted intense military operations and a lockdown in north Maungdaw. The military indicated that it was conducting 'area clearance operations' in the region"(para 6-7)
Oct. 26, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"High Commissioner Zeid deployed a team of human rights officers to the Bangladeshi border with Myanmar, where an estimated 66,000 Rohingya have fled since 9 October 2016.All the individuals interviewed by the team had fled Myanmar after the 9 October attacks against three border guard posts, which had prompted intense military operations and a lockdown in north Maungdaw. The military indicated that it was conducting 'area clearance operations' in the region"(para 6-7)
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: CWC-DATA-3, CWC-DATA-4

"Since 2000, Russia has been hit by 82 suicide bombing attacks involving 125 suicide bombers, at least 52 of whom were women. I know of several families in Dagestan whose young women adopted radical strands of Islam and then converted their siblings and even their fathers. One by one their family members joined the insurgency in Russia and were killed, or are now members of the so-called Islamic State (IS). In the last two years many radical women from the North Caucasus have resettled in areas of Syria and Iraq under IS control"(para 19)
Oct. 11, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"In Somalia, over two decades of brutal conflict have displaced approximately 20 per cent of the population" (para 8).
Oct. 5, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"In March 2016, a report by the Women’s Refugee Commission sounded the alarm that hastily established refugee shelters in Germany and Sweden were leaving women and girls vulnerable to 'rape, assault, and other violence'. The report found that many shelters lacked separate sleeping areas or bathrooms for women and children. It also identified a lack of medical and psychosocial services to support women who had experienced gender-based violence" (para 4).
Oct. 5, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"After arriving in Berlin in the summer of 2015 and being housed in a former airport called Tempelhof, she began suffering from frequent panic attacks, which left her immobilised and unable to speak. She told IRIN that male residents and security staff often took the opportunity to hug and touch her while pretending to comfort her" (para 2). "March 2016, a report by the Women’s Refugee Commission sounded the alarm that hastily established refugee shelters in Germany and Sweden were leaving women and girls vulnerable to 'rape, assault, and other violence'. The report found that many shelters lacked separate sleeping areas or bathrooms for women and children. It also identified ...more
Oct. 3, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"While Germany has accepted hundreds of the most traumatized Yezidi women and girls under an agreement between the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg and the Iraqi Kurdish government, hundreds of survivors remain in Iraqi Kurdistan and many suffer from severe trauma. The German program, which costs €95 million and provides the women and girls with residency for two years that they can then extend, has closed its intake so this option is no longer available to more recent escapees" (para 40).
Sept. 12, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The renewed assault on those working on women’s rights has been manifested most extremely by the arbitrary arrest and detention, since 6 June, of Dr Homa Hoodfar, a Canadian-Iranian national and prominent anthropology professor renowned for her decades of academic work on women’s issues. Except for one brief meeting with her lawyer, Dr Homa Hoodfar has been held largely incommunicado since her arrest and is currently held in Tehran’s Evin Prison"(para 10)
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

“Camps for internally displaced people (IDP) are often difficult to navigate for those with mobility problems or other disabilities. We have heard of men forcing disabled women and girls to have sex with them in exchange for ‘help’ getting food and water. In the Jos North district, 15 out of 35 women with disabilities spoke of violations in IDP camps” (para 9).
Aug. 14, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Rights groups estimate 30,000 migrants, mostly from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, are working in bars in shopping streets and red light districts in the bustling city near the Guatemala border [in Mexico] that has become a trafficking hotspot"(para 2)