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Latest items for DACH-PRACTICE-3

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
Jan. 4, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

“Comprehensive essential obstetric, prenatal, and postnatal care was provided throughout the country in the public and private sectors. The Sisterhood Is Global Institute estimated that 65 hysterectomies were performed on women and girls with intellectual disabilities as recently as 2013. In April 2014 the General Fatwa Department issued a fatwa banning the practice, and the Higher Council for the Affairs of Persons with Disabilities (HCAPD) stated they heard no reports of hysterectomies performed on women with intellectual disabilities during the year” (32). “Girls and women with disabilities were particularly at risk for gender-based violence” (38).
Nov. 17, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"In recent years, the law-making activities of the President and the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan have become stronger in terms of providing safeguards for various categories of rights for socially vulnerable categories of citizens. Presidential resolutions have been adopted on additional measures to protect mother and child health and create a healthy generation (2009) . . . on additional measures to further enhance the social protection of elderly, retired, and disabled persons living alone for the period of 2011-2015 (2011)" (2). "Of vital importance were the following resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers: on measures to further increase the effectiveness of medical and social and occupational ...more
Sept. 17, 2016, 8:39 p.m.
Countries: Barbados

"Women from the disabled community have not been left out from the process of accessing employment. The National Disability Unit initiated a Work Experience Programme for persons with disabilities in 2003 and placed twenty-six persons (6 males and 20 females) in the areas of clerical work, assembling, communications, packing, food preparation, housekeeping and other tasks. During the period 2002 to 2003 eighteen persons with disabilities two males and eleven females found permanent employment, while another thirteen persons, two males and eleven females, received a stipend" (45)
Aug. 31, 2016, 7:14 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Senator SIEWERT (Western Australia—Australian Greens Whip) (14:31): Mr President, I ask a supplementary question. Hasn’t the United Nations made recommendations urging Australia to investigate and address, as an urgent priority, violence against people with disability, in particular women with disability living in institutional situations? How can the minister hand this issue off to the states when the United Nations has urged Australia to take action?" (7) "Senator FIFIELD (Victoria—Manager of Government Business in the Senate and Assistant Minister for Social Services) (14:31): It is important that those jurisdictions that have the regulatory and law enforcement responsibilities in these areas do give full attention to those allegations that occur in their ...more
Aug. 23, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Disabled women do not receive any treatment, attention or assistance from the State. They rely on assistance and support from their families, in case they have family members to take care of them. Many times, they have no food and other basic necessities" (15). "Disabled women, like the blind, paralyzed or mentally ill women, often do not receive any treatment or attention from the State. There is no mechanism established by the State yet to provide assistance to disabled people" (54).
July 27, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
Countries: Barbados

"The outcome of the above efforts was the adoption of a White Paper by Parliament in 2002. Further to this, a Draft Policy was commissioned on Persons with Disabilities, and a female Special Envoy for Persons with Disabilities was appointed in 2003" (20)
July 27, 2016, 4:31 p.m.
Countries: Barbados

"In 2001, further to dissemination of the Green Paper, women and men with disabilities were represented at 11 workshops. Women and men with disabilities were invited by these means to make important contribution to the formulation of government policy relative to their specific need" (20)
May 25, 2016, 8:07 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The revision on 1 February 2012 expanded the range of sex crimes against minors to include indecent contact in public places, indecent conduct through ICT devices, and taking indecent photographs using cameras, etc. Furthermore, the period of prescription is exempted for sexual assaults committed against disabled girls under the age of 13, and the provision of no prosecution without consent from the victim was abolished for the crime of indecent contact using power in the workplace" (9). "The law was revised on 17 November 2011 to separately categorize and strengthen the punishment of sexual assault against individuals with disabilities, increase the penalty for those who rape girls under the age ...more
May 19, 2016, 11 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned about the lack of adequate protection and assistance for disadvantaged groups of women such as women albinos, girls living in the street, older women and women with disabilities who are victims of stigmatization" (11).
May 11, 2016, 11:09 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"There’s a long way to go before a unified family law is legislated, but Blast has been running legal clinics where women can seek advice. Some of these are run alongside medical clinics offering free contraceptives" (19).
April 4, 2016, 7:21 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Men are the major recipients of disability pensions in most categories, except for a slightly higher number of women among those receiving hostile operations and Holocaust and anti-Nazi operations disability pensions. The men’s rate of pensions received is particularly higher among the IDF disability pension recipients and the employment disability pension recipients. It is worth mentioning two additional pensions for persons with disabilities: the Nursing Pension and the Mobility Pension. The Nursing Pension is given mainly to elderly people. In 2008, 38,800 men and 94,100 women received the Nursing Pension" (24). "Examination of the relative employment status of men and women with disabilities shows no significant difference between the two ...more
March 29, 2016, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait

"While welcoming the reassurance by the State party that disabled women are not forced to undergo compulsory sterilization or abortion, the Committee [the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women] remains concerned at the absence of a comprehensive law protecting women from forced sterilization and abortion" (12)
March 3, 2016, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Contraceptive prevalence - 14 per cent (2000)" (27). "The rate of contraception use among women varies between 0 and 25 per cent" (31)
March 1, 2016, 1:01 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"75 percent of disabled women were already living in poverty in 2010; with the impact of the current benefit cuts, the levels of poverty are likely to increase" (11). "Reproductive healthcare services are often inaccessible for disabled women who are assumed not to have need; healthcare providers may question disabled women’s right to have children, even suggesting abortion or sterilisation, particularly if the disabled woman is said to have any degree of learning difficulties" (14). "Research shows that more than 70 percent of women with ‘developmental disabilities’ are sexually assaulted, a rate that is 50 per cent higher than women that do not have ‘developmental disabilities’" (18)more
Feb. 29, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

""No there are no differences in how disabled men and women are treated in Ukraine. They do not receive much help from the government as a whole, but is the same for everyone in regards to their gender. Disabled children of both genders are most often put in orphanages instead of kept by their parents, due to the preference for "normal" children and the lack of means or medical care to care for the disabled." Natalya Bochkor" (1)
Jan. 19, 2016, 3:36 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"While noting the legislative and policy measures taken by the State party, including the extension of compulsory health insurance to the Roma population, the Committee remains concerned about: (a) The limited implementation of such laws and policies, in addition to the restricted access for Roma women, women with disabilities and victims of rape to health-care services; (b) The difficulties faced by women with disabilities in enjoying their right to reproductive health services owing to prejudices and lack of trained personnel and accessible facilities" (10)
Jan. 13, 2016, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The National Disability Policy and Plan of Action (2008-2015). Women in disabilities are considered one of most vulnerable groups because of its status as women and as persons with disabilities. The government through the MoJCS had established a Disability Desk Officer working at the DWA to ensure that disability policies are implemented across all levels of the government. The National Disability Committee has been re appointed to implement the National Disability Policy and Plan of Action with the following directives: (a) National Coordination and Legislations (b) Self-Help Organizations and Rehabilitation/ Service Organizations (c) Women with Disabilities (d) Education, Training and Employment (e) Access to Built Environment and Public Transport (f) ...more
Jan. 12, 2016, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"One of my favorite examples is Mohabbhat, a disabled Iranian woman whom we profiled on 'Tablet' last month. She originally sent a photo to MSF saying, 'Not only do I have to deal with these obstacles with my wheelchair every day, but I also have to worry about my head scarf'" (para 20).
Jan. 3, 2016, 7:09 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"According to UNFPA's People with Disabilities (PWD) Report the prevalence of disability, in Vietnam, is slightly higher among girls/women at 8.4% as compared to 7.0% for boys/men five years or older…Women with disabilities (WWD) are especially disadvantaged and the intersection of their sex and disabilitiy status combines to create particular barriers and challenges for this sub-group. Worldwide, women with disabilities are particularly likely to experience a variety of negative outcomes including low levels education, unemployment, poverty, and sexual violence," (22). "While social action around disability issues has benefitted both men and women, women with disabilities are less likely to be economically self-supporting, or to have spouses to care for them," ...more
Dec. 29, 2015, 6:08 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"China also attaches importance to special education, increasing disabled women's access to educational resources of various types and at all levels; as a result, disabled women have improved access to education, the paper said" (para 9).
Dec. 9, 2015, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee also notes with concern the limited access to and inadequate quality of sexual and reproductive health services for women with disabilities...The Committee remains concerned that women with disabilities face sterilization without their free and informed consent, and are excluded from gynecological and breast screening tests" (9)
Dec. 4, 2015, 11:56 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

“Disabled women and girls, who are underrepresented in education, training, employment and all areas of public life, are particularly affected and experience poor access to healthcare services, as illustrated by the lack of appropriate medical equipment such as gynecological examination tables and ultrasound equipment” (4). “Women with a motor disability, for example, are critical of facilities that do not enable easy access, such as the small size of public toilets and narrow doorways that prevent entry by wheelchair or with crutches” (4). “Women who are blind or visually impaired find it difficult to know when they are having their period…[disabled women interviewed said they] relied on help from their mother, ...more
Nov. 26, 2015, 12:32 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"In 2005, the Solomon Islands Government together with the European Commission conducted the first every Solomon Islands National Disability Survey…The disability survey showed that at the time of the survey there were about 14,403 people with disabilities (being 3.52 percent of population based on 1999 Census) and approximately 96 percent of these people live in rural areas, most without access to any rehabilitation services or appropriate services. The survey established that in many communities there are negative attitudes and a lack of awareness towards disability and the needs of people with disabilities. The survey found that of the disability population females accounted for 6505 or 45 percent. This is based ...more