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Latest items for DACH-PRACTICE-1

Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, DACH-PRACTICE-3, WR-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is concerned about the situation of female-headed households, widows, older women and women with disabilities, who often suffer intersecting forms of discrimination, especially with regard to access to employment, health care and social services. It notes with regret the limited information provided by the State party in this regard" (page 13).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The CNDH continued to report conditions for female prisoners were inferior to those for men, particularly for women who lived with their children in prison, due to a lack of appropriate living facilities and specialized medical care. There were reports women who lived with their children in prison did not receive extra food or assistance. Reports of physical and sexual abuse of female detainees continued" (p. 4). "Despite the existence of a national family-planning program, the lack of comprehensive sex education and access to contraceptives in public hospitals and rural areas continued to undermine the government’s stated commitment to reproductive rights" (para. 20).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The CNDH continued to report conditions for female prisoners were inferior to those for men, particularly for women who lived with their children in prison, due to a lack of appropriate living facilities and specialized medical care. There were reports women who lived with their children in prison did not receive extra food or assistance. Reports of physical and sexual abuse of female detainees continued" (p. 4). "Despite the existence of a national family-planning program, the lack of comprehensive sex education and access to contraceptives in public hospitals and rural areas continued to undermine the government’s stated commitment to reproductive rights" (para. 20).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"While all women in Burma face the same struggle to enjoy their rights under CEDAW, rural and ethnic women face additional hurdles and specific harms such as trafficking, unequal access to education and healthcare, land insecurity and the devastating impact of drug production and trade. Moreover, rural and ethnic women are directly implicated by armed conflict and the quest for peace. This gap between the experiences of women in cities and urban settings versus those of ethic women in rural areas must be understood and taken account when analyzing the status of women’s rights in Burma" (page 1). Table: The Cost of Childbirth in WLB Surveyed Ethnic Areas presents cost...more
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

""The Committee notes that the Constitution guarantees universal and free health care and it welcomes the measures taken to promote women’s health and reduce maternal mortality... The Committee notes... no reported cases of HIV in its territory, but is concerned that treatment is available only to women travelling abroad" (11).
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Women and men received equal treatment for sexually transmitted infections" (page 29).
Oct. 28, 2018, 9 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Hijab-wearing women have also been refused employment and medical care. Asked why, the Health Ministry claimed to Forum 18 that it 'is not responsible for hospitals'" (para 4). "The woman also said that 'once in a state hospital I was not allowed to see a doctor because I refused to take off my hijab.' Asked why this could be, Mirzoaliyev of the Ministry of Health replied that the Ministry 'is not responsible for hospitals'" (para 23).
Oct. 25, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, IRP-PRACTICE-1

"Law enforcement practices contributed to high levels of stigma and discrimination against female sex workers and transgender women that in turn hindered their access to HIV prevention, treatment, and social protection services" (45).
Oct. 22, 2018, 9 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The reason why residents in western Taiwan have lower standardized mortality ratio might be the inadequate access to medical resources and different lifestyles between western and eastern Taiwan" (para 5).
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Nearly all women and men are without medical coverage (95% and 94%, respectively). These proportions are high regardless of sociodemographic characteristics" (page 38) (Tables 3.8.1 and 3.8.2). "Nearly eight out of ten women (78%) reported that at least one of the mentioned problems could be a significant barrier to receiving a medical opinion or treatment. Among the cited problems, lack of access to money was the most frequently mentioned by women (67%). This proportion reaches 72% for uneducated women; however at Mwali, access to money was only an issue for 33% of women. In 48% of cases, getting permission to seek care was mentioned as a problem that could reduce...more
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The government’s positions on reproductive health are contradictory. On one hand, it offers stipends to pregnant women and for every new child born, even as Venezuela holds the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Latin America. Inflation has rendered these already small stipends minuscule – 700,000 bolivars ($0.39) per pregnancy and 1 million bolivars ($0.56) per newborn — but León argues that they have contributed to a culture that encourages motherhood at any age. 'It’s a cultural thing, more accentuated in lower-income areas: Maternity is not a choice, but part of your fate,' she said" (para 8). "On the other hand, the government also funds periodic national campaigns for free...more
Oct. 5, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Increased rates of breast cancer in the State party, which is the leading cause of mortality in women of working age and the lack of diagnostic, prevention and mammography services" (Pg 14).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"These reporting centers were in addition to the 298 government-operated women’s offices (one in each municipality) providing a wide array of services to women focusing on education, personal finances, health, social and political participation, environmental stewardship, and prevention of gender-based violence. The quantity and quality of services provided at these offices varied" (para 103). "NGOs criticized a 2009 prohibition on emergency anticonception medication, which they regarded as abridging a woman’s right to make family planning decisions" (para 108)
Oct. 2, 2018, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1

"The law was the first of its kind in North America. It barred people with face coverings from receiving public services, such as riding a bus, or from working in government jobs, such as a doctor or teacher. They also cannot receive publicly funded health care while covering their faces" (para 17). The article is referring to the prohibition of face-covering garment in public, which directly affects Muslim women, especially those who view garments like niqabs or burkas as a religious obligation, thus, hindering them from access to public health care (CCS-CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 2, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Rohini Pande, co-director of the Evidence for Policy Design Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School, finds that social norms that restrict women’s mobility are one of the challenges women confront when they set out to find a job. Using government data she found, for instance, that 79.9 percent of women in India needed permission from husbands or other family members to visit a health center. 'In the end, it’s pretty difficult to look for a job if you can’t leave the house alone,' she wrote" (para 12).
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"International organizations reported that family-imposed movement restrictions, cultural norms, or stigmatization prohibited or discouraged female victims of sexual crimes from accessing psychosocial support services. Local NGOs in IDP camps in the IKR reported that some Ministry of Health professionals were unwilling to treat sexual assault survivors due to cultural norms, and if they did give care, it was inadequate due to capacity limitations in the health-care sector" (para 234). "Due to general insecurity in the country and attendant economic difficulties, many women nonetheless received inadequate medical care. The UN reported that sexual and reproductive health services, trauma counselling centers, and reintegration support were severely limited, including in the IKR, where...more
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Basic Law of the State in the Sultanate does not discriminate between men and women in respect of general rights and duties, including the right to benefit from health services. This is made clear in article 17 concerning gender equality and in article 12 concerning social principles, which states: 'The State is concerned with public health and the prevention and treatment of diseases and epidemics. It endeavours to provide health care for every citizen and to encourage the establishment of private hospitals, clinics and other medical institutions under State supervision and in accordance with rules laid down by Law. It also works to conserve and protect the environment and...more
Sept. 14, 2018, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Roma also experienced poor access to government services, a shortage of employment opportunities, high rates of school attrition, inadequate health care, and pervasive discrimination. A lack of identity documents excluded many Roma from participating in elections, receiving social benefits, accessing health insurance, securing property documents, and participating in the labor market" (31).
Sept. 12, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Access to government-provided contraception, skilled health attendance during pregnancy and childbirth, prenatal care, essential obstetric care, and postpartum care was available, but women in remote regions sometimes did not seek or could not obtain the care they needed due to lack of transport, fuel, or awareness of opportunities" (para 109)
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Women had access to contraception and skilled medical care, including essential prenatal, obstetric, and postpartum care. Indigenous persons in isolated communities had more difficulty accessing such services than the population in general. Cultural factors and language barriers also inhibited use of sexual health and family planning services by indigenous persons, and rates of sexually transmitted diseases and teenage pregnancy among the indigenous population were higher than among the general population" (15).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The government provided basic health care free to children and adults, although parental discrimination against girls often resulted in impoverished parents giving priority to their sons when seeking medical services" (32).
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Analysis of data from one survey of nearly 5,000 LGBT individuals in the United States found that more than half (nearly 56 percent) of respondents reported having faced discrimination in a health care setting, including being refused needed care, having a health care professional use excessive precautions or refuse to touch them, being blamed for their health status, or having a health care professional use harsh or abusive language toward them (Lambda Legal 2010). Such discrimination may mean that LGBT women do not receive the care they need" (210)
Aug. 28, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee reiterates its concern (see CEDAW/C/MLI/CO/5, para. 33) about the inadequate funding of the health-care sector and the limited access to basic health-care services, including sexual and reproductive health care, in particular among rural women, women with disabilities and women living in conflict-affected areas" (page 10).
Aug. 24, 2018, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts aimed at promoting rural development . . . The Committee is concerned, however, at the low participation of rural women in decision-making, in particular in the formulation of policies, and their limited access to education, employment and health care . . . The Committee is particularly concerned: (a) That the protracted displacement of women and girls, mainly of Kaman and Rohingya background, has led to their living under oppressive conditions with limited access to basic services, including education, employment and health care, and restricted their ability to move freely" (page 13-14).
Aug. 20, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned: (a) That Muslim women, indigenous women, women with disabilities, women migrant workers working and returning from abroad, internally displaced persons and lesbian, bisexual and transgender women face a heightened risk of violence, exploitation and abuse, as well as discrimination in political and public life, marriage and family relations, employment, education, access to justice and health care" (page 13).
Aug. 15, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"In all the health centres at the primary level of health protection, counselling centres have been formed, or support centres for all the users of health protection, including women (counselling for HIV/AIDS, reproductive and sexual health and other centres as prevention and protection of women’s health). Through educational campaigns, the media and enhanced counselling service by public health institutions in Montenegro, full contribution is given to the importance of preventive measures, both for the use of contraceptives in family planning and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS . . . Activities were conducted both in terms of monitoring health situation of RE population, but also in terms of education-informative...more
Aug. 10, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned: (a) That the adoption of a comprehensive programme on sexual and reproductive health and rights has long been pending, even though rates of teenage pregnancy and infant mortality are high and the incidence of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, is increasing; (b) That the costs of modern forms of contraception for the purpose of preventing unintended pregnancies and abortion on request are not covered by public health insurance; (c) That an amendment to the Healthcare Act in 2009 introduced a mandatory 48-hour waiting period, compulsory counselling and, in the case of girls under 18 years of age, parental consent before abortion, as well as the duty...more
Aug. 6, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

“Women who are not in possession of identity documents, mostly Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian women and girls and refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls, only have access to emergency medical assistance” (11)
Aug. 6, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

“Sex education [is] insufficiently taught and not covering the social relations of gender and the impact of patriarchal attitudes and discriminatory stereotypes on sexual relations” (9)
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"National plan for the prevention of cervical cancer, in 2012" (page 2).