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Latest items for DACH-PRACTICE-3

July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee notes with concern the discrimination faced by women and girls with disabilities in access to education, employment and health care, and their exclusion from public and social life and from decision-making processes" (13).
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The MoSVY Strategic Plan 2014–2018 includes objectives, activities and indicators relating to ensuring the rights of women with disabilities in line with national policies, the CEDAW Convention, and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Other government ministries and institutions, development partners and NGOs/CSOs are also in coordination with the plan" (29). "MoWA set up a working group on disability in 2015 to promote and empower women and girls with disabilities. The goal is to mainstream disability issues into laws, policies and GMAPs of all ministries in line with CEDAW, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the National Disability Strategic Plan 2014–2018" (36).more
July 11, 2019, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is particularly concerned about… the lack of access to health and public facilities for women with disabilities and older women" (12).
July 9, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3, MISA-PRACTICE-1, LRW-DATA-1

"Mental Disability Rights Initiative of Serbia research from late 2016 showed that women with disabilities in residential institutions were exposed to various forms of violence, including physical, psychological, sexual, and genderbased violence. Results also showed that, due to their very specific position and isolation from the outside world, a majority of women accepted violence as an inevitable part of their daily lives in institutions" (page 26).
July 9, 2019, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The fact that Act No. 448/2006 does not promote the rights of women and girls with disabilities, together with the reports of their forced institutionalization and abuse leading to their death, the discrimination against women with disabilities and the difficulties that they face in gaining access to health-care services owing to there being insufficient medical equipment for their care" (14).
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of legislation and policies for the promotion of rural women and women with disabilities" (5).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3, FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Reports of sexual violence perpetrated by medical personnel and the coercive sterilization of women with disabilities, including women who are institutionalized in the Federico Mora Mental Health Hospital" (6).
June 17, 2019, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The committee is concerned...That women with disabilities have limited access to services and the shelter for women, which lacks the infrastructure for their physical access." (para 45).
June 14, 2019, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"HRW reported women and girls with disabilities occasionally were forced into mental hospitals against their will" (45).
June 10, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The MGGAS appraisal of the Economic and Social Plan (PES) of 2014 indicates an increase in coverage, between 2013 and 2015, from 286,013 to 338,219 vulnerable households. This corresponds to a net increase of 52,206 households (AF). The number of new entrants in 2014 was of 53,021 AF, being 30,406 households chaired by women. Elder women were 27,581 of the 47,825 households chaired by elder women. As for the households chaired by disabled people, the coverage was of 3,715 people of which 49% are women" (24). "The Government implements programs to secure the rights of disabled women and promote access to education, information and health services, including sexual and reproductive...more
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"According to the 2010 Census, the illiteracy rate is high (46.4 per cent) among the adult population identified as disabled, especially among women: over half cannot read/write (53.6 per cent versus 40 per cent of men). (…) A specific study, conducted among a sample of persons with disabilities in 2013 shows a slightly better panorama, but equally distinct for women: close to 30 per cent of the people with disabilities surveyed have no educational level, 41.5 per cent of women and 21.5 per cent of men with disabilities; almost half of women (48 per cent) has primary or secondary education (65.5 per cent for men); and 7.3 per cent has...more
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"In addition to that, the organisation NINLIL 2015 has been officially recognised as a service centre for women with disabilities" (30).
May 30, 2019, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
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, employment, health care, housing and participation in political and public life, as well as the absence of mechanisms to protect women and girls with disabilities from intersecting forms of discrimination, gender-based violence and abuse. The Committee is also concerned at the alleged practice of the forced sterilization of women recognized as legally incapable, with the sole consent of their guardian and without their free, prior and informed consent or an impartial examination by a court" (11).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, DACH-PRACTICE-3

"In addition, the Committee expresses concern that the health needs of women with disabilities are not being sufficiently identified and addressed and that minority and migrant women sometimes encounter difficulties in gaining access to sexual and reproductive health services and information" (11).
May 13, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Disability Inclusion Act (2016), which protects women with disabilities from discrimination" (2). "Reports suggesting that women with disabilities, in particular those living in residential institutions, are two to three times more likely to be exposed to violence than other women" (9).
April 29, 2019, 10:15 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The law prohibits discrimination against or mistreatment of persons with physical and mental disabilities. Overall, the national government continued to increase coordination with foreign governments, international organizations, NGOs, and private companies to review legal provisions governing implementation of the treaty, conduct feasibility studies, share international best practices, conduct informational workshops, promote the hiring of persons with disabilities, and hold awareness activities" (33).
April 25, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Women with disabilities faced compounded discrimination, resulting in limited access to services, reduced opportunities for civic and economic participation, and increased vulnerability to violence" (40).
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).