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Latest items for DACH-PRACTICE-3

Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago

"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. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"A report prepared by several NGOs in 2016 highlighted negligence in areas such as… rights of women with disabilities" (28).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned about the limited information on the situation of women and girls with disabilities in the State party and on the services available, in particular access to... health care" (12).
Oct. 5, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned at the lack of public policies and measures to protect the rights of women and girls with disabilities, including their rights to inclusive education, health care, employment, housing and participation in political and public life, as well as at the absence of mechanisms to protect women and girls with disabilities from intersecting forms of discrimination and from violence and abuse. The Committee is also concerned at the alleged practice of forced sterilization of a woman recognized as legally incapable, with the consent of her guardian and without her free and informed consent" (Pg 15).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"For example, the leader of an association of women with disabilities reported that two of their members had forcible tubal ligations ordered by their parents to prevent them from having more children since the parents considered them burdens for their families" (23).
Aug. 28, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee notes with concern that, under article 28 of the Electoral Act (No. 06-044 of 4 September 2006), women with disabilities are automatically denied the right to vote on the basis of their disability" (page 9). "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). "The Committee welcomes the adoption in 2015 of a 10-year strategic plan and plan of action to promote the socioeconomic rights of persons with disabilities and...more
Aug. 20, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

". . . discriminatory gender stereotypes, stigmatization and the lack of adequate support systems all pose barriers to justice and to effective remedies for women, in particular those facing multiple forms of discrimination, such as women in poverty, women with disabilities . . . judicial and legal procedures at courts, police stations and health-care facilities are not sufficiently accessible to persons with disabilities and are often gender-insensitive. The Committee urges the State party to . . . (a) Ensure that justice systems, both formal and informal, do not discriminate against women and are secure, affordable and physically accessible for women, including those who face intersecting forms of discrimination, such as...more
Aug. 6, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

“women with disabilities are frequently deprived of access to sexual and reproductive health and rights and parenthood and may have their children taken away from them” (12)
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"In 2013 the labour force participation rate of disabled women in the 15 to 64 age group (46 per cent) was lower than for disabled men (54 per cent) and non disabled women (71 per cent) in the same age group. The unemployment rate for disabled women is 10 per cent. This is higher than that of disabled men (8 per cent) and non-disabled women (6 per cent). The labour force participation rate is significantly lower than the last report due to a combination of New Zealand’s ageing population, people’s willingness to report disability as public perception changes, and improved methodology. In 2006 it was 57.8 per cent for disabled...more
June 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya

"The Committee is concerned about the failure to protect the health, sexual and reproductive rights of women with disabilities and their lack of access to justice, limits on their legal capacity and ability to own property and violence against them, including the practice of forced sterilization" (13-14)
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Furthermore, the Committee notes with concern: . . . That the school attendance levels of girls and women with disabilities are low, and educational opportunities for women and girls with disabilities are insufficient . . . In line with article 10 of the Convention, the Committee draws attention to Sustainable Development Goal 4.1 and calls upon the State party . . . Address the causes of the low enrolment rate of girls and women with disabilities and ensure adequate educational opportunities for women and girls with disabilities, inter alia, by integrating them into mainstream education" (page 13-14).
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned about discrimination against women with disabilities in the State party, in particular with regard to their access to sexual and reproductive health services and rights and their exercise of parental rights. This includes the possibility of forcing a woman with disabilities to have an abortion upon the written consent of her legal guardian, and the exertion of pressure and threats on a woman with disabilities to place her child in State custody" (pg 12).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee notes the adoption by the State party of legislation protecting the rights of persons with disabilities. It is nevertheless concerned that women and girls with disabilities continue to face severe stigmatization and discrimination in the State party and that they are often subjected to violence and sexual exploitation. The Committee notes with concern the barriers to their access to justice, political participation, employment, education and sexual and reproductive health services" (14).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"It is further concerned that women and girls with disabilities continue to experience social exclusion, stigma, violence and multiple discrimination on the basis of their gender and disability, especially as regards access to education, employment, health care and justice" (13-14).
April 3, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned about intersecting forms of discrimination against women and girls with disabilities, who are often victims of prejudice, violence and neglect. The Committee notes with concern the obstacles faced by women and girls with disabilities in participating in social life and the absence of a clear strategy or policy for the promotion of their human rights. The Committee recommends that the State party expedite the elaboration and adoption of the proposed plan to include a disability perspective in national policies and strategies and ensure its implementation, with a view to protecting the rights of women and girls with disabilities and eliminating discrimination and violence against them" (page...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee commends the State party for achieving gender parity in enrolment in primary education and for setting up a trust fund for girls’ education, but remains concerned about: . . . (g) The lack of inclusive education for girls and women with disabilities, and the absence of temporary special measures in this regard. The Committee recommends that the State party: . . . (b) Strengthen the use of temporary special measures to promote access to education by girls and women living in poverty, rural women and girls and women with disabilities . . . (e) Strengthen efforts to ensure access to inclusive education for girls and women with disabilities,...more
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea

"The Committee is concerned about the situation of women heads of households, widows, refugees and women with disabilities, who often suffer multiple forms of discrimination, especially with regard to access to land, education, employment, adequate housing, health care and social services" (15).
March 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland

"While noting the State party’s provision of small financial grants to older persons and efforts to improve the lives of women with disabilities and widows, the Committee is concerned at the lack of disaggregated data on the challenges that those groups of women face in the enjoyment of their rights under the Convention. The Committee calls upon the State party: (a) To pay special attention to the needs of older women, women with disabilities and widows to ensure that they enjoy equal access to health care, training, employment and other rights; (b) To collect disaggregated data on the status of older women, women with disabilities and widows, focusing on the...more
Feb. 28, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"A public inquiry report launched by the Kenya National Commission Human Rights Commission in 2012 indicates that women with disabilities suffer stigma and discrimination when they seek reproductive health services" (32).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"However, the Committee is concerned about: (a) The discrimination faced by women and girls with disabilities in gaining access to education, employment and health care, and their exclusion from public and social life and from decision-making processes" (16).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Around 26 per cent of the Swedish population aged 16-64 years have some form of disability. This corresponds to about 1.6 million people in Sweden aged 16 64 years. Some 53 per cent of them, corresponding to more than 800 000 people, say that their work capacity is reduced. The same proportion of men and women have disabilities. But it is more common for women than for men to say that their disability results in reduced work capacity" (page 43). Table on page 44 shows that people with disabilities with and without reduced work capacity, disaggregated by gender (2012): Shows that there is a statistically significant difference between women and...more
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan

"The Committee takes note of the fatwa that was issued in January 2014 by the Department for the Rendering of Formal Islamic Law Opinions in Decision No. 194 (2014/2) prohibiting the sterilization of girls with disabilities and stipulating society’s responsibility for girls with disabilities. Nevertheless, the Committee remains concerned about reported cases of compulsory or voluntary sterilizations of women with disabilities that are not for medical reasons, performed by the families of women and girls with mental disabilities. The Committee is further concerned that the law protecting women with mental disabilities from forced sterilization has not yet been adopted" (Pg 16).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned at…the lack of information on the accessibility of shelters for older women, women belonging to ethnic minorities, migrant and refugee women and women with disabilities" (7).
Jan. 10, 2018, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Women with disabilities face the highest rates of gender-based violence. 60% of women with disabilities have experienced some form of violence (DAWN Canada). Women with disabilities are 3 times likely to experience sexual violence. Newcomer women with disabilities face even more barriers to accessing support" (para 1). "Newcomer women with disabilities may experience violence in distinct ways. For example: 1) Neglect related to her care (e.g. not providing her with medicine or medical care, not giving her a bath, forcing her to eat faster than she can or is comfortable with) 2) Abuse can occur by a caregiver or helping professional 3) Forced isolation (e.g. denying her help in leaving...more
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights 2013 report on the Status of Women’s Rights in the Context of Socio-Economic Changes in the DPRK found that the birth of a baby with disabilities--regardless of circumstances--was considered a 'curse,' and doctors were poorly trained to diagnose and treat such persons. The report stated there were no welfare centers with specialized protection systems for those born with disabilities. Citizens’ Alliance also cited reports that the country maintained a center (Hospital 8.3) for abandoned individuals with disabilities, where residents were subjected to chemical and biological testing"(15)
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

“Conflict can be both a cause of disability and a devastating complication for those already living with disabilities. Although all disabled people are affected, women face intersecting discrimination because of their gender and disability” (para 1). “Daily life for those with disabilities in Plateau, and elsewhere in Nigeria, is bleak. … Women said healthcare is often inaccessible – physically, financially and because staff have little knowledge of how to manage care for patients with disabilities” (para 4). “During our research, we heard from girls with mental and intellectual disabilities whose parents had injected them with contraceptive implants in case men raped them” (para 12).
Aug. 29, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

“In the healing centers we visited, people were chained. They had a 2-to 4-meter radius to move, defecate and urinate. They were not allowed to bathe. Instead a bucket of water would be thrown on them once a day. We also found evidence of forced seclusion as punishment. If people didn’t obey the staff, if they didn’t take the medication they were ordered to take, if they had any form of sexual interaction with fellow residents, they would be put into isolation, sometimes for up to a month, sometimes longer. The situation for women was particularly bad. Especially when women are chained or put in isolation, the risk of physical...more
Feb. 27, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Women with disabilities were more disadvantaged than men in education and employment. The 2010 Population Council Young Adult Survey found young persons with disabilities were less likely to have ever attended school than those without disabilities. The survey indicated girls with disabilities were less likely than boys to be in school: 23 percent of girls with disabilities were in school, compared with 48 percent of girls and 55 percent of boys without disabilities. Overall, 48 percent of young persons with disabilities surveyed reported not going to school due to their disability. Girls with disabilities also were much more likely to suffer physical and sexual abuse than girls without disabilities. Of...more
Feb. 10, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan

"While noting the State party’s plans to adopt an action plan for older persons and efforts to improve the life of women with disabilities and those living in rural areas, the Committee remains concerned that older women, women with disabilities and rural women continue to face difficulties in gaining access to health care, training and other basic services" (9)
Jan. 26, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: India

"While equality, non-discrimination and access are all guaranteed for all persons with disabilities, most entitlements relating to education and employment under the Bill are only for persons with benchmark disabilities and reproduces the medical model of understanding disability that is prevalent in the PWD Act. Under the chapter of education, the right to free and compulsory education, the provision of free books, assistive devices, and scholarships are restricted to children with benchmark disabilities. Reservation of seats in higher education is also limited to students with benchmark disabilities. Even in the case of employment, the reservation in public employment is restricted to persons with benchmark disabilities, the schemes for concessional allotment...more