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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).
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Establishment of SNIS (Act No. 18211 of 2007) has been one of the main redistribution components of the social welfare matrix. The drafting of public policies that guarantee men and women health services of an established quality standard, as well as the expansion of some key components such as the network of primary health care, have been substantive components in the improvement of conditions so as to guarantee full enjoyment of the right to health. Enrolment in SNIS has steadily increased since its implementation. The sex and age distribution of the membership of FONASA, the National Health Fund, has remained practically unchanged from the previous period, at 49 per cent...more
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee recommends that the State party: . . . (g) Repeal discriminatory provisions of the Penal Code and eliminate discriminatory practices faced by women in prostitution, including when accessing health-care services" (page 8).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Women continue to have higher rates of utilisation of primary health care services than men. However, they also have higher levels of reported unmet need for such services . . . Women comprise about 54 per cent of New Zealand’s population over 65 years of age. Older women in New Zealand have higher rates of arthritis, osteoporosis, asthma and chronic obstructive respiratory disease than men and are more often subject to elder abuse both by carers and family members. Two thirds of abused older people are women. Equity has improved but significant gaps remain in health outcomes for New Zealanders. Māori, Pacific peoples, disabled people and socioeconomically disadvantaged groups generally...more
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is further concerned about the practice of post-delivery detention of women and girls who cannot pay medical bills" (11)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"[The Committee is concerned about rural women's] limited access to high-quality health care, leading to complications such as vesicovaginal fistulae" (13)
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the measures taken by the State party to improve women’s health, including the free maternity care policy of 2013 and the “Beyond Zero” campaign. However, it remains concerned about the lack of access to high-quality health care for many women, including women with disabilities, women in prostitution and rural women" (11)
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes with concern: (a) That access to sexual and reproductive health services, including modern contraceptives, is severely limited, especially for Kurdish women and other minority women, and for women living in rural and remote areas; thus resulting in a significant number of early and unwanted pregnancies" (page 15). "The Committee is concerned about the precarious situation of women in rural areas, who are disproportionately affected by poverty and have limited access to education, employment, social security and health care" (page 16).
May 31, 2018, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"About two-thirds of women (66%) in Tanzania reported at least one of the mentioned factors to be a problem in accessing health care for themselves. The percentage of women reporting at least one of the mentioned factors to be a problem in accessing health care for themselves ranges from 39% in Kilimanjaro region to 84% in Katavi and Simiyu (13). The problems most often reported by women are failure to get money to pay for treatment (50%) and distance to the health facility (42%). Not wanting to go alone was reported by 30% of the women and failure to get permission from spouses to go for treatment by 14%" (page...more
May 10, 2018, 7:17 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The National Sexual Health and Responsible Procreation Programme has a comprehensive communications and outreach strategy for promoting sexual and reproductive rights. The objectives of the strategy are as follows: (a) To raise awareness of sexual and reproductive rights among the population in general; (b) To produce outreach and professional development materials on sexual and reproductive health issues that make the key points of current content on the issues available to the actors involved; (c) To enhance the strategy for distributing National Sexual Health and Responsible Procreation Programme pamphlets and publications among health workers and other population groups; (d) To raise awareness of the sexual and reproductive health needs of the...more
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned about…The lack of age-appropriate sexual and reproductive health and rights education at all levels of education" (10). "However, it is concerned about the inadequate budget allocated to the health sector, particularly to maternity care, its heavy reliance on external financial support and women’s limited access to basic health services and essential obstetric care, in particular in rural areas" (12).
May 5, 2018, 3:12 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party's efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption of the following...Development strategy for gynaecology and obstetrics, in 2013" (2). "The Committee notes that special programmes have been developed to promote and protect the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women. It acknowledges that mandatory education on sexual and reproductive health and rights in primary and secondary schools and awareness-raising activities have played an important role in decreasing the adolescent abortion and teenage pregnancy rates. The Committee is concerned, however, that cuts in the health budget and...more
May 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Policies have been implemented to make the health system more responsive to women. In 2010, a National Women’s Health Policy was released which maintains the government’s commitment to ensure that all Australian women have better health and health care" (Pg 33). "Australia was the first to introduce an ongoing government funded National Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Programme for girls aged 12 to 13 years and a time-limited school and community catch up programme for women aged up to 26 years (2007 to 2009). In February 2013, the programme was extended to include boys aged 12 to 13 years, with a catch- up programme for boys aged 14 to 15 years...more
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific office works in conjunction with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation and Ministry of Health, to utilize the Women’s Resource Centres to access information and services related to family planning. According to the Minister for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Jiko Luveni, this project meant that Fiji is progressing well in its commitment to ensure women and adolescent girls are well informed on sexual and reproductive health issues. These women centres will increase to 60 by the end of 2014 and will be giving out contraceptives like condoms. The centres basically provide a space where women can gather...more
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Key findings: . . . The total per capita annual expenditure for health services (outpatient visits and inpatient admissions combined) is higher for females than males (TZS 11,442 per woman and TZS 8,235 per man)" (page 21,29). See Table 2.16 and Table 2.17 (page 47-48).
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The percentage of women who have no health insurance has decreased from 94% in 2010 to 91% in 2015-16. Similarly, the percentage of men without health insurance has decreased from 93% in 2010 to 91% in 2015-16. Patterns by background characteristics: Women and men with secondary or higher levels of education (17% of women and 20% of men), and those from the wealthiest households (14% of women and 16% of men) are more likely to have health insurance." See Tables 3.9.1 and 3.9.2 (page 56-57, 77-78).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"In order to address the obstacles to women’s access to health care, the Government has in recent years focused on a strategy of enhancing the provision of health care and, in particular, improving the accessibility and affordability of health structures. With regard to geographic access, the average distance to health centres decreased from 7.51 km in 2008 to 6.5 km in 2013. New infrastructure has been built (the number of CSPSs increased from 1,373 in 2009 to 1,606 in 2013) and resources have been made available (see Table 8). In order to enhance the capacities of human resources, the State has taken the following steps: 1) Regionalization of recruitment so...more