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Latest items for DACH-PRACTICE-1

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).
March 15, 2019, 7 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The situation for female inmates varied around the country... According to the INDDHH, women were located in the worst parts of the units (prisons). This led to difficulties in access to food, intimate spaces, and visits with family members as well as difficulties obtaining information and technical and human resources" (p.2).
March 13, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Colombia recognizes that health with a gender approach promotes equal conditions for men and women to exercise their rights fully and to enhance their potential to be healthy. In order to overcome gender inequalities that still persist, the country is redoubling efforts on maternal mortality, unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions, cervical and breast cancer, and mental disorders, among others. Sexual and Reproductive Health is a tool that contributes to the physical, mental and social wellbeing of people, and services should be used to meet the needs of the community, without discrimination of any kind. Accordingly, the Colombian health system is forging ahead in the design and enhancement of its information systems,...more
March 12, 2019, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The government divided citizens into strict loyalty-based classes known as 'songbun,' which determined access to employment, higher education, place of residence, medical facilities, certain stores, marriage prospects, and food rations" (11).
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Under current legislation, women and men have equal access to health care. Protection of maternal and child health is one of the priorities of the State. These rights were implemented under the Salamatty Kazakhstan programme and are continuing to be implemented under a new programme, Densaulyk" (32).
March 7, 2019, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Prison conditions generally met international standards, although some lacked adequate medical care and sufficient heating in the winter or cooling in the summer and some facilities were overcrowded... The Ministry of Justice reported that as of the end of 2015(most recent data available) three of 77 prison facilities were beyond capacity; all three were prisons for women" (p.2). It shows women's health is more vulnerable in prison (JSM - coder comment).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The law gives transgender persons the right legally to change their gender and name on identity documents without prior approval from a doctor or judge. It also requires public and private health-care plans to cover some parts of hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery, although the Ministry of Health did not effectively enforce this requirement" (p. 19).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Individuals who lacked proof of citizenship were not able to attend school, access government services such as reduced cost health care, or own property" (18).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Recent improvements to the Women’s Hospital include the addition of new observation units and expansion of the maternal-fetal unit, which provides services to women with high-risk pregnancies" (53). "With regard to the recommendation on addressing the difficulties that female workers have gaining access to health care, we note that the health system of the State — which includes the Hamad Medical Corporation, the Communicable Disease Center, the Qatar Rehabilitation Center, the Specialized Care Center (intensive care), children’s emergency clinics and the Primary Health Care Corporation — provides all its services to all members of society without discrimination. That includes female workers" (53). "The State of Qatar makes sure to hold...more
Feb. 27, 2019, 6:53 a.m.
Countries: Israel

Palestinian spouses married to Israeli partner do not receive the Israeli citizenship or residency rights. "All of these women do not have access to health services, as health services are contingent on legal status in Israel, employment needs, empowerment and leadership" (para. 4).
Feb. 27, 2019, 6:37 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Girls of a West African nation are forced to consume up to 16,000 calories a day in a bid to make them gain weight so they appear more 'attractive' to men" (para. 1). This issue weakens women and their health (JSM - coder comment).
Feb. 23, 2019, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Government has an extensive health and referral hospital construction programme in all provinces, has equipped several hospitals and has increased the number of health zones" (11). "The national health policy encourages mutual health plans for women working in the informal sector and undertakes to renovate social hospitals and monitor the pricing of services by category" (21).
Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Women’s ability to make decisions regarding reproduction was limited, and many lacked information on sexual and reproductive health. Women faced pressure to defer to their husbands and family on reproductive matters, including the number, spacing, and timing of pregnancies. Women often did not have access to contraception and skilled attendance during childbirth, including essential obstetric and postpartum care. . . . Major factors contributing to maternal mortality included lack of access to skilled medical practitioners, lack of family support for pregnant women seeking to visit health centers, and unsafe abortions" (page 21).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Women aged 25 to 49 are invited for free cervical screening every three years and those aged 50 to 64 are invited every five years. Women over the age of 65 are invited for screening if they have not been screened since age 50 or if they have had recent abnormal results... breast screening is offered every three years for all women in England aged 50 and over. Currently, women aged between 50 to 70 years are invited routinely and women over the age of 70 are still eligible for screening and can request free three yearly screening. The programme is being extended as a trial to women aged 47...more
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"In response to observations by the NMPT and CODEHUPY, the Justice Ministry improved access to health services for female prisoners in the Buen Pastor prison. Coordination with the Ministry of Health improved, and there was an increase in medical services related to drug rehabilitation, HIV and tuberculosis prevention, and mental health in all prisons" (page 6).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"In the 2016 EDHS, currently married women were asked about their participation in decisions about the woman’s own health care, major household purchases, and visits to their family or relatives. The majority of women reported that they are involved either alone (11-18%) or jointly (66-68%) in these decisions. However, 21% of women said their husbands usually makes decisions about major household purchases, 18% said the husband decides about the woman’s health care, and 16% said the husband is primarily responsible for making decisions about visits to her family or relatives (Table 14.11)" (261).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The fact that some hospitals still require the approval of a husband or male relative in order for a woman to undergo surgery, in particular for obstetrical and gynaecological reasons, despite directives of the Ministry of Health authorizing women aged 21 years and above to give their consent prior to such interventions" (pg. 11).
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"It welcomes the steps taken to improve health care for women and girls and notes the development of an intervention programme and an action plan to eliminate discrimination in the health sector, in particular to address racism against persons of Ethiopian descent and to reinforce health-care infrastructure and personnel in rural areas" (pg. 14) Programs assert presence of discrimination (AMG-CODER COMMENT). "Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned that: 1) Women and girls of Ethiopian descent continue to face discrimination when seeking health-care services; 2) Owing to restrictions on freedom of movement at checkpoints, Palestinian women and girls in the Occupied Palestinian Territory experience hardships in reaching health-care facilities such as hospitals...more
Jan. 7, 2019, 4:38 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"A lack of education can hugely impact a girl’s future life. Barr said: 'If you can’t read then daily functioning is challenging. It’s difficult to go to the market and do grocery shopping.It’s difficult to buy medicine for yourself and your kids, it’s difficult to absorb public health information about getting prenatal care, and about food hygiene. Having just a basic education can have a major impact on women’s health, even if they can’t go out into the workforce - life expectancy, the life expectancy of their children, the likelihood their children will go to school. So keeping girls out of education can have a devastating impact on, not just...more
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Ministry of Health supports and monitors the implementation of mother’s, newborn’s and child’s integrated health care; provision of quality and effective services, mobilization of individuals, families and communities in promoting health and prevention of diseases such as HIV/AIDs, malaria and others; dissemination of gender mainstreaming into health care service for staff of health care facilities, focusing on improvement of women’s advancement strategy in the health sector, relating and integrating this task to health projects, sex-disaggregated statistics and promoting more women in decision making positions; issuing the Decree on Supports for Delivery and Treatment of Under-5 to address obstacles to access to health care for mothers and children; implementing free of...more
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia

"The government provided essential health care for women, including skilled attendants during childbirth and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, although some rural women did not have access to these services" (page 17).