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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
April 10, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the achievements of the State party in reducing maternal and infant mortality and notes the information provided by the delegation of the State party that all women migrant workers are covered by health insurance. However, the Committee notes with concern: The limited information on education on sexual and reproductive health rights in the State party" (pg 9).
April 10, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"At the lack of information on sexual and reproductive health and rights available to women and girls with disabilities and to lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex women, as well as the lack of training of medical personnel with regard to the special needs of those women" (Pg 10). "At the lack of information on the prevalence of cervical and breast cancer in the State party, as well as on the relevant treatments available to women and girls" (Pg 10).
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Women enjoy all the health services provided by the State, particularly primary care services, which are provided free of charge" (9). "Furthermore, sex education and reproductive health and rights are taught in the school curriculum at all levels, both implicitly and explicitly at the same time. These topics are covered as follows: (a) Sex education is taught through the following topics: 1) Sexual reproduction (definition, importance thereof); 2) Male and female reproductive systems; 3) Sexually transmitted diseases and immunity; 4) Sexual morality and ethics. (b) Reproductive health is taught through the following topics: 1) Fertility; 2) Pregnancy (embryonic membranes, placenta, umbilical cord); 3) Parturition; 4) Breastfeeding; 5) In vitro fertilization; ...more
April 3, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar

"The Committee reiterates its concern about the limited access to adequate health-care services, including sexual and reproductive health services, the persistence of teenage pregnancy and the high and almost unchanged infant and maternal mortality rates, especially among young women and girls, which are mostly due to pregnancy or childbirth -related complications as well as to unsafe abortions. The Committee is concerned that medical fees and costs for treatment or medication continue to limit access to health care for most women. The Committee notes the intention of the State party to lower the level of sanctions for abortion and to consider introducing further grounds under which abortion could be made legal. ...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia

"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: (a) Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project, 2014-2019; (b) National Plan of Action on Gender-based Violence, 2013-2017; (c) Gender and Women’s Empowerment Policy, 2010-2020; (d) National Education Policy, 2004-2015" (page 2).
March 19, 2018, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Colombia

"The inadequate access to health-care services, education and employment opportunities of indigenous and Afro-Colombian women in urban and rural contexts" (Pg 12).
March 17, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Community Health Teams operating at the Women’s City locations are exclusively for women and have specialized staff in the areas of obstetrics-gynaecology, internal medicine, paediatrics, nursing, psychology, dentistry, health education, clinical laboratory professionals, radiologists, radiology technicians, nutritionists, statisticians, and staff in other areas" (29). "Another strategy is support given to the Women’s City programme, which has been helping to foster access to health services, emphasizing sexual and reproductive health, for women in rural areas in the departments where the centres are located" (29-30).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee urges the State party, in programming to contain the disease, to consider the gender roles and responsibilities that affect exposure to the disease and core issues such as women’s unequal access to information and unequal access to health care" (13). "The Committee is concerned, however, about...Women’s limited access to basic health-care services, in particular in rural areas; the existence of sociocultural factors that prevent women from accessing those services" (13-14).
March 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption of the following: (a) National gender policy, approved by the Cabinet in 2010; (b) Reproductive Health Commodity Security Strategic Plan 2008-2015" (page 2). "The Committee welcomes the introduction of prenatal programmes aimed at preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS. The Committee remains concerned, however, at the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS and of clandestine abortions, which have contributed to the increase in maternal mortality in recent years. The Committee calls upon the State party: (a) To intensify the implementation of HIV/AIDS response strategies, ...more
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"All health laws and procedures in effect in the Kingdom guarentee women the right to receive health care. There is no restrictive condition on the exercise of this right, which is guarenteed to foreign women residing in the Kingdom through the cooperative health insurance system and other relevant systems" (41). "A woman's health early detection clinic that provides mobile services - including early detection of diabetes, high blood pressure and osteoporosis - and raises health awareness. Implementation of this programme began in October 2014. As of March 2016, 6,089 women have received examinations to detect diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and early mammogram detection of breast cancer. In addition, 274,272 ...more
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"In 2014, City of Women centers were established, as a model of empowerment with four facets: gender, human rights, interculturality and youth; this model integrates services provided by the federal, state and municipal governments so that women can have access to: justice, health, sexual and reproductive health, education, occupation/employment, etc. Two are in operation: Tlapa de Comonfort, and Tepeji del Río; and four more are under development: Querétaro, Estado de México, and Michoacán" (page 7). "To prevent and attend to violence, the Women's Justice Centers (CJM) were consolidated; they offer complete services: legal counsel, judicial attention and accompaniment, medical and psychological aid, economic and social empowerment, special attention to girls ...more
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"A comprehensive programme is being implemented by the Family Health Bureau to promote family planning and reproductive health education. This is an important component of the national health policy" (22).
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"It is also important to note that Act No. 2006-16 of 21 June 2006 makes reproductive health a right; moreover, it adopts a gender perspective, stipulating that within the couple that right belongs not to one spouse only, but to both" (pg 8). "Niger is continuing to implement the Health-Care Development Plan (PDS); its 2005–2010 phase has been evaluated, and a new 2011–2015 phase is being implemented. PDS implementation is based on a number of principles and values, including the right to health care for all, which the 2011–2015 PDS will help make a reality, in particular by providing access to care for the great majority of the people, including ...more
Feb. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"In order to improve the reproductive health state, the access of the population, mainly in the rural area, to reproductive health services, to adolescent health services, preconception counseling, post-partum and post-avortum counseling, counseling on sexuality issues, diagnosis and treatment of infertility, sexually transmitted diseases, ensuring vulnerable population groups with free or discounted contraceptives, the National Reproductive Health Strategy for 2005-2015, was developed and approved by Government Decision no. 913 of August 26, 2005" (Pg 34).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned, however that...Age-appropriate education on sexual and reproductive health and rights has not been included in school curricula" (11). "The Committee is concerned, however, about: (a) The limited access for women and adolescent girls to sexual and reproductive health services in rural and remote areas of the State party" (14).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Women do not have to ask for permission from a legal guardian or spouse in order to have access to health care, including family planning services" (49). "The Ministry, together with the Ministry of Education, organizes regular talks in schools on reproductive health and has devised protocols (guidelines) such as a consolidated national guide to reproductive health services, a consolidated national guide on safe births in hospital and a system for referrals between primary health care facilities, hospitals and ancillary services departments. It has also designed and developed staff training programmes on women’s health and individual and group consultations as well as other health education services" (51). "Primary health care ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"These investigations show that the social services have deficiencies in assessments of needs and risks for people subjected to violence and in following up action taken and that health care does not have routines for handling violence in close relationships. . . . In 2008 the Government commissioned the Swedish Public Health Agency (formerly the National Institute of Public Health) to examine how women subjected to violence who belong to the national minorities are treated and supported by public authorities and to take measures. The FHI report showed that there is a need for more knowledge among public authorities about the history and culture of the national minorities, treatment and ...more
Jan. 30, 2018, 6:23 p.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).
Jan. 30, 2018, 12:41 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia

"The decree by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, issued last month but first reported on Thursday, said women should not be required to obtain consent for services 'unless there is a legal basis for the request in accordance with the provision of the Islamic [law]', according to local media. Women's rights activists said the memo codifies the rights of Saudi women to access a job, higher education or medical procedures and to exit prison, among others, without a guardian's permission" (Para 2-3).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee acknowledges the measures adopted by the State party in the framework of the National Sexual Health and Responsible Parenthood Programme" (12). "The Committee is further concerned about…The absence of specific strategies to ensure access to high-quality health care for older women; The limited access to specialized health services, in particular sexual and reproductive health services, for women with disabilities" (13).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Sweden

"Today, municipal Prostitution Groups operate in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. These victims support services provide outreach services for individuals that are involved in prostitution, whether on the street, in indoor prostitution or through Internet advertising, and offer counselling, access to health care services, and exit programs" (page 10).
Jan. 12, 2018, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Yet many conservative, rural communities have resisted publicly discussing topics that would improve the health and rights of young people – including adolescent pregnancy, gender-based violence and sexually transmitted infections like HIV" (para 2). "With funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, it helps youth avoid child marriage, return to school, obtain skills training, and access sexual and reproductive health services and information" (para 7).
Jan. 8, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Basic vaccination coverage differs slightly by sex of the child; males are more likely to receive all basic vaccinations than females (58% and 51%, respectively)" (143). "Among children under age 5 with ARI symptoms, boys were more likely to be taken to a health facility or provider than girls (65% and 48%, respectively)" (145). "There are considerable differences in feeding practices during a diarrheal episode by sex of the child. Sixty-two percent of male children under age 5 with diarrhea were given continued feeding along with ORT and/or increased fluids, as compared with 49% of female children" (147).
Dec. 28, 2017, 4 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"In sandy, dusty Ouagadougou, located in the center of this landlocked country in West Africa, stigmatization is an active form of abuse carried out against young single mothers or prostitutes, which is why the clinic was launched by Keogo, a local association, or charity. The abuse extends to the very place women and girls may seek safety, comfort and medical attention: in hospitals" (para 3). "Keogo’s program to assist vulnerable women and girls was born in 2012, offering medical care as part of its services. Lassina Zampou, the president of Keogo, said the clinic enabled its clients to avoid hurtful 'judgments from medical staff' in hospitals, where young female patients ...more
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Prison conditions for women were generally better than for men, but conditions for both populations remained poor, with overcrowded facilities, poor medical care, and a lack of basic supplies for personal hygiene"(2)."In August the government awarded a contract to improve sanitation at the women’s prison in Panama City, which held more than 800 inmates"(5)."Couples and individuals generally have the right to decide the number, spacing, and timing of their children; manage their reproductive health; and have access to the information and means to do so, free from discrimination, coercion, or violence. Access to information on contraception and skilled attendance at delivery and in postpartum care were widely available except in ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Mongolia was struck by harsh conditions this winter, raising risks for pastoral and nomadic communities. An estimated 165,000 people were affected, according to the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Mongolia. The situation has caused particular concern for women and girls, who are experiencing limited access to sexual and reproductive health supplies and care and increased vulnerability to gender-based violence" (para 1). "With families struggling to cope, women’s health and hygiene needs have taken a back seat, many report" (para 3). "Narantsetseg* explained that her needs as a woman fall low on the priority list. Her family spends what little they have on items like food and fuel, so she must ration ...more