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June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Maternal and newborn health, as highlighted in the 2012 Ministry of Health Road Map for Accelerating Reduction of Maternal and Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality and the 2011-2016 Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP), are priorities for the Government of Malawi" (119).
June 10, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Being the health of women and s a national priority, the Government focused on prevention and treatment actions of diseases which women are highly prone to. The following measures stand out from those introduced by the Government: a) The creation of the Women and Child Department and the development and implementation of the 2009–2013 Gender Equity Strategy in the Health Sector, which articulates the institutional strategic actions and the chapter on services rendering to reinforce gender dimension in the Health Sector in all areas and levels; b) The design of the Integrated National Plan to Reach the Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 (2009–2012/2015) and the National Health and Sexual...more
June 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Laws and regulations governing health insurance for civil servants under the Civil Service Bureau do not permit married women to extend their health insurance coverage to dependents or spouses unless they are the sole income earner in the family, whereas men can automatically extend full insurance benefits to spouses and dependents" (32).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Armenia, as a member of the United Nations, has made the well-being and health of the mother and child a priority at the national level. This emphasis is reflected in the strategic documents of the RA government, particularly those of the Ministry of Health. They are the following: ...The national breastfeeding promotion program and the implementation of an action plan for 2016-2020" (3). "Contraceptives once were provided free, and the services necessary for their prescription were charged to patients. In 2006, gynecological services were included among those services provided at no cost, in accord with the government’s principle of guaranteed, free primary health care" (4). "More than half of women...more
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Action Plan on Women’s Health will be another important step towards more gender-responsive healthcare and health promotion for women and girls in different stages of life. The Action Plan contains 40 different measures for these phases — youth, working age and old age — and will be steadily implemented with the help of a number of experts and stakeholders. The Action Plan represents the framework for a coordinated approach of all bodies involved in the promotion of women’s health. Furthermore, the Minister for Women and Health provides annual subsidies to health centres for women. In 2015, funding amounted to 75,000 euros" (40). "A breast cancer screening programme has been...more
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"ANT reported that TB and breast and uterine cancers were common in Dashoguz women’s prison. Former inmates of the prison reported one to two women died each month from breast or uterine cancer" (p. 4).
May 29, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"2014 NHP sets out a forward-looking agenda for improving the health and well-being of all citizens of Nepal, including the elderly, differently abled people, single women, and poor, marginalized, and vulnerable communities. It articulates the nation’s commitment towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC). It seeks to place health as a central component of overall development, building partnerships and establishing multisectoral collaboration" (2).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee commends the State party on the high numbers of women in academic institutions, but is concerned at the absence of age-appropriate sexual and reproductive health and rights education with a gender perspective in the curricula of basic and secondary schools" (8-9). "a) The limited access of women and girls to health care in rural and remote areas, the lack of trained personnel and obstetric health services for women and women’s limited access to adequate sexual and reproductive health services" (10).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Strategy for quality and more equality in health care, 2012-2016" (2). "The Committee acknowledges that there is comprehensive health coverage in the State party" (11).
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes with concern that migrant women from countries outside the European Union are excluded from public health insurance" (9).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Due to social discrimination, male children received preferential medical treatment" (40).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"he Committee welcomes the steps taken by the State party to raise awareness among stakeholders, such as doctors and insurance companies, about the need for gender-sensitive health care, including the drawing up of a strategic plan for the launch of a widely supported health-care programme. Nevertheless, the Committee notes with concern that no information was provided about the human, technical and financial resources allocated to that programme and whether special attention has been paid to intersecting forms of discrimination. The Committee notes with particular concern that: (a) Medication for menstrual regulation such as Misoprostol is still not available at pharmacies by prescription from general medical practitioners" (11).
May 13, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The difficulty that undocumented migrants have in gaining access to non-emergency health care, while attempts to obtain the documentation necessary for non-emergency health services often lead to the claimant being reported to the authorities and subsequently deported" (14).
May 10, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Among women age 15-49, 54% had at least one problem accessing health care (Table 9.18). The most common problem was getting money for treatment (45%). About one in five women reported that distance to a health facility (22%) and not wanting to go alone (21%) were problems in accessing health care. Nine percent of women reported getting permission to go for treatment as a problem in accessing care" (118).
May 9, 2019, 3:36 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"'Women in our area have no identity and they are considered incomplete without men. Sometimes men are not available and many women died in the remote areas as they were unable to reach hospital,' she said" (para 5). "'The Taliban teach us about our roles under sharia. They told us to serve our husbands with food and roles in the kitchen, and that you don’t have permission to go outside for shopping or to the doctor without a mahram [male guardian]. This is not the way to treat women'" (para 9).
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"There are several health care facilities which provide primary and secondary health care services for women and young girls. During the period, these facilities have also been fortified with the necessary supplies and staff to provide follow-up services, including emergency services for women and young girls. There has also been the introduction of a wider range of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OB/GYN) services including high risk clinic, VIA screening and treatment, and other OB/GYN consultations" (30). "The GOG is pleased to note that there has been a sustained thrust to educate the public on family planning and contraception by MOPH and more specifically through the Regional Health Departments of all hinterland...more
May 7, 2019, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"In the most recent demographic and health survey (2009), 45 percent of women and 38 percent of men reported discriminatory attitudes towards those with HIV" (p. 11).
April 30, 2019, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Restrictions and obstacles related to menstruation in Nepal:… d) No access to pills during excessive pain." (para 5).
April 27, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the measures adopted by the State party to address disparities in terms of access to health services between cantons and, in particular, between Swiss nationals and migrants. Nevertheless, the Committee remains concerned about: (a) The language barriers and lack of awareness often preventing migrant women from accessing health-care facilities, including sexual and reproductive health services; (b) Disparities in the teaching of age-appropriate sexual education across cantons and the resulting risk of teenage pregnancy" (14).
April 25, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"To ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as agreed in accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing Platform for Action, the National Strategy for Empowerment of Emirati Women aims at providing healthcare services to woman in order to enhance her body and psychological health. The strategy provided mechanisms to achieve this goal: obtaining healthcare services to enhance woman health; Giving more attention to healthcare needs of women in remote areas; enhancing health awareness programs for women in different ages and all over the UAE; [and] establishing mechanisms and programs to enhance psychological health of women...more
April 20, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"HIV/AIDS affected transgender women disproportionately, and many of them could not obtain health care because they lacked national identification cards reflecting their gender and appearance" (p. 19).
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"An initiative for inclusion of Roma in health insurance system was initiated by ensuring that non-insured Roma are insured under category of socially vulnerable persons. Significant moves were made in the 5 cantons of FBiH, especially in Tuzla Canton" (34).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Côte d’Ivoire has initiated several activities with its partners. In the area of sexual and reproductive health and child health these have included (i) the establishment of the targeted free care policy in 2012 to improve the affordability of health facilities for the general population and especially for children under 5 years of age; (ii) the development and implementation of the Millennium Development Goal 5 Acceleration Framework in 2012; (iii) the development and implementation of high-impact activities as part of the Muskoka Initiative for Maternal, Newborn and Under-Five Child Health (2011) and H4 + Sida (2013) initiatives; (iv) the launch in 2013 of the Campaign on Accelerated...more
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The law requires public hospitals to provide 'first reception halls' to handle cases of sexual violence and domestic violence. The specialized halls--under the supervision of the Ministry of Health and staffed by physicians, psychologists, and social workers--offer immediate attention to the victim" (p. 23).
April 10, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"A May report from the state comptroller criticized the segregation of Jewish and Arab women in hospital maternity wards. The report noted that separation of patients for nonmedical reasons was incompatible with the principle of equality, even if such separation was requested by the patient or for 'cultural considerations'" (45).
April 9, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned that indigenous women continue to suffer from multiple forms of discrimination, in particular with regard to their access to employment, housing, education and health care, and continue to live in poverty in the State party, as reflected by high poverty rates, poor health, inadequate housing, lack of access to safe water and low school-completion rates" (9).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Prison and detention cells reportedly lacked adequate water, sanitation, space, light, ventilation, and temperature control. Women also reported lack of access to feminine hygiene products and inadequate prenatal care"(p. 3).
March 22, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Equality Body of the CAHRP launched a campaign in 2016 in order to inform pregnant women, new mothers and women in general of their rights under national legislation. A leaflet was issued and disseminated to all public hospitals, many private clinics and to all Citizen Service Centres. Also, it was well received via the media (press, radio, TV) and people contacted the CAHRP, during and after the campaign, in order to obtain more information. The Advisory Committee for the Prevention and Combating of Domestic Violence (ACPCDV), in collaboration with ministries and equality bodies, has delivered a number of seminars. The Department of Labour of the MLWSI has been distributing...more
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Authorities imprisoned female detainees in squalid, insect-infested cells and subjected them to torture and inhuman treatment. Medical care, if available at all, was inadequate and did not address women’s medical and physiological needs" (para 36). "Local NGOs and medical professionals reported that authorities denied medical care to prisoners with pre-existing health needs, such as diabetes, asthma, and breast cancer, and denied pregnant women any medical care" (para 40). "The government generally respected the ability of couples and individuals to decide freely the number, spacing, and timing of their children and manage their reproductive health, including the right to have the information and means to do so, free from discrimination, coercion,...more
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco

"While there was less overcrowding in the women’s sections of detention facilities, according to a 2016 CNDH study, conditions in women’s sections often did not meet the 2010 United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Noncustodial Measures for Women Offenders. The study noted that health facilities were generally located in the men’s sections, restricting access for female prisoners, and that vocational training opportunities were limited for women. The study also noted that female prisoners faced discrimination from staff, including medical staff, on the basis of their gender" (page 5).