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Latest items for DACH-PRACTICE-3

April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Accessibility for persons with disabilities to health services is regulated through abolition of architectural barriers and the obligation of the health-care institution to provide sign language assistants, or information in the language that is understandable to person. However, in most institutions, this practice has not yet been established. One of the major problems is the lack of support for people, and this is usually a woman who cares about people with a 100-degree disability. In 2015, Recommendations for Improving the Position of Women with Disabilities in RS, was adopted by the RS Government, stressing importance of the position of this target group, including access to health services, within institutional and...more
April 16, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"It is, however, concerned at the lack of information on the full range of social protection programmes in the State party, in particular those targeting disadvantaged groups of women, such as older women, women with disabilities and female-headed households" (10).
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned that the report of the Rights Commission NOU 2016:17 refers only to persons with mental disabilities and that the evaluation of investigations and prosecutions in cases of sexual violence, including rape, did not include an evaluation of the exploitation of women with cognitive and psychosocial disabilities, who are often not believed to have suffered sexual violence" (17).
Feb. 23, 2019, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"As concerns the protection of elderly women and women with disabilities, the first paragraph of article 49 of the Constitution provides that older persons and persons with disabilities have the right to special measures of protection according to their physical, intellectual and moral needs. Act No. 11/008 of 9 July 2011 criminalizing torture punishes the offences referred to in article 48 bis when, inter alia, the victim is a pregnant woman, a minor, an elderly person or person with a disability. Within the National Human Rights Commission there is a permanent subcommission for the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, including persons living with...more
Feb. 14, 2019, 10:48 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Women with disabilities, as well as pregnant women whose children were diagnosed with potential disabilities in utero, reported that some doctors insisted they terminate their pregnancies" (36).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Violence Against Women and Girls: National Statement of Expectations requires local areas to provide a broad diversity of provision - considering how services will be accessible to disabled women, and providing specific services to manage learning disabilities" (7).
Feb. 3, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee notes with concern the limited information about the use of temporary special measures to achieve substantive equality of indigenous women, women of African descent, migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women, female heads of household and women with disabilities, who face intersecting forms of discrimination" (4).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee further notes with concern the absence of information on access to education, including mainstream education, for girls with disabilities" (11).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, DACH-PRACTICE-3, WR-PRACTICE-2

"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
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3, FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"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
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3, SMES-DATA-2, CWC-DATA-3, WR-PRACTICE-2

"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
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3, WR-PRACTICE-2

"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
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3, FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"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).