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Latest items for ERBG-PRACTICE-3

June 17, 2019, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Iceland

"The persistent gender wage gap that over the past years has remained at between 7 and 18 per cent and the limited scope of application of article 19 of the Act on Equal Status and Equal Rights of Women and Men, which provides that the equal pay principle applies only to women and men working for “the same employer”". (para 29).
June 14, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Although the constitution provides the same legal status and rights for women as for men, women experienced considerable economic discrimination. The law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value, and the law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in hiring. No laws bar women from particular fields of employment, but women reportedly could not work in heavy manufacturing and construction in the same way as men. Women often experienced discrimination under traditional and religious practices (see section 7.d.)" (Pg 35). "Gender-based discrimination in employment and occupation occurred (see section 6, Women). No laws bar women from particular fields of employment, but women often experienced discrimination under...more
June 11, 2019, 12:13 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Women also continued to be underrepresented in leadership positions, despite their high rate of participation in the labor force" (56)
June 11, 2019, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Namibia

"The law prohibits gender-based discrimination, including employment discrimination. Women nonetheless experienced discrimination in such areas as obtaining credit, salary level, owning and managing businesses, education, and housing (see section 7.d.)" (Pg 15).
June 11, 2019, 9:13 a.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

Widespread discriminatory cultural norms prevented women from participating equally in all areas of social development and generally discouraged them from seeking work outside the home. Employers at times violated women’s entitlement to a 40-hour workweek, overtime, paid leave, and maternity leave. Societal expectations regarding women’s obligations toward the family adversely affected their opportunities to obtain jobs and advance in the workplace (also see section 7.d.) (Pg 26). "Women were at times subject to discrimination based on their marital status, pregnancy, and physical appearance. Employers did not respect all of their legal obligations toward pregnant women, and sometimes reduced their responsibilities or fired them after they returned from maternity leave. A...more
June 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Many women also reported traditional social pressures discouraged some from pursuing professional careers, especially after marriage" (42).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Data from the most recent employment survey (INE, 2016) indicate that the proportion of women in the category legislative and executive representatives, directors and executive managers is 43.3 per cent" (17). "Resolution 80/2014 (7 October), establishes the core principles for public enterprise management, aimed at improved transparency and efficiency, for the 2014–2016 term: among others, managers are to develop and implement equality plans to promote equality of opportunities and treatment between men and women, the elimination of discrimination, and the conciliation of work and family life" (39).
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"According to an annual study of the top 200 enterprises conducted by the Chamber of Labour, the representation of women in leadership and decision-making positions in the private sector is slowly increasing. In 2011, 4.4 per cent of CEOs and 10.3 per cent of supervisory board members were women. These numbers increased to 7.2 per cent and 17.7 per cent respectively by January 2016. There is no legal requirement for gender parity in leadership and decision-making positions in the private sector" (8). "The leadership programme Future.women prepares women who are potential candidates for leadership positions in their company for management and supervisory board positions. A publicly accessible database for female...more
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"It also notes that the State party plans to propose legislation on quotas, if the objective of achieving a level of women’s representation on the management boards of private companies of at least 40 per cent has not been achieved by 2016. Nevertheless, the Committee remains concerned at the low number of women in leadership positions in academia, in top management positions and on the boards of private companies" (6).
May 28, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"The law mandates that 40 percent of the members of boards of directors of publicly listed companies be women, and virtually all public companies complied with the law" (p. 10).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee commends the State party for the adoption of amendments to book 2 of the Civil Code in 2013, which set out a minimum target of 30 per cent representation of women on the management and supervisory boards of large companies. Nevertheless, the Committee notes with concern that temporary special measures have not been adopted to accelerate de facto equality between women and men in other areas covered by the Convention, in particular with regard to education and the participation of women in political and public life" (4).
May 24, 2019, 2:09 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Hiroko Miyashita, president of Yokohama-based Maternity Harassment Prevention Network, said: 'If a woman in Japan becomes pregnant, they are almost seen as damaged goods in their workplaces. They are seen to no longer be as productive as those without children' (para 29).
May 15, 2019, 7:58 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"BFC reported that in the garment and footwear sector, factory management discriminated heavily against men with respect to hiring and benefits, generally without legal consequence" (36).
May 13, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Women continue to be underrepresented in decision-making and senior management positions at all levels of the education system, notwithstanding the welcome measures that have been adopted at the university level" (12).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland

"Inequalities in pay and promotions persisted in both the public and private sectors" (12).
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Consistent with this view, the World Bank’s Enterprise Survey (2010) also found that women are underrepresented in private sector firms’ top management with a mere 17 percent as managers. However female participation in ownership of private firms is significantly higher with 58 percent" (29).
April 27, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee notes as positive the measures taken to advance the achievement of substantive equality in the State party; however, it remains concerned about the underrepresentation of women in extraparliamentary commissions and other bodies, governing bodies of companies and institutions closely connected with the Federation, as well as their underrepresentation in high-level management and decision-making positions" (6). "The Committee notes as positive the measures taken by the State party to reconcile family and work life, but notes with concern: (...) (b) The persistence of horizontal and vertical occupational segregation; the concentration of women in the lower-paid service sectors and in temporary and part-time work, owing to their traditional role as...more
April 25, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"There was a relative lack of women in decision-making positions, despite a constitutional requirement that both genders be equally represented in all institutions and agencies of government at every level" (50).
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"However, in BiH AF, the percentage of women’s participation in management positions is still very low (2.5 per cent), as is the case in security sector and police structures at all levels of government. Women are mostly represented at middle management levels, while the minimum representation is at the top management positions" (24-25). "Period of women’s waiting for the first job is significantly longer than in case of men, there are prolonged interruptions of periods of employment due to maternity leave and care for elderly or sick, and inability to find work at a mature age due to changes in needs of the labour market. In comparison to other countries...more
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador

"The law establishes sentences of… six months to two years for employers who discriminate against women in the workplace, but employees generally did not report such violations due to fear of employer reprisals" (p. 24).
April 16, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Information that women have limited opportunities for employment outside the agricultural and domestic sectors, where wages are low" (9).
April 15, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Honduras

"Transgender women were particularly vulnerable to employment and education discrimination; many could find employment only as sex workers, substantially increasing their risk of violence" (p. 24).
April 12, 2019, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: China

"[Hong Kong] According to gender-rights activists and public policy analysts, while the law treats men and women equally in terms of property rights in divorce settlements and inheritance matters, women faced discrimination in employment, salary, welfare, inheritance, and promotion (see section 7.d.)" (page 114).
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador

"On June 20, El Telegrafo reported that AfroEcuadorians continued to demand more opportunities in the workforce and complained that employers often would profile them based on their job application photographs. Indigenous and LGBTI individuals also experienced employment discrimination" (p. 34).
April 8, 2019, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Iceland

"In May the Gender Equality Complaints Committee ruled that the Ministry of Finance violated the law on equal status when it hired a male employee over a female applicant of equal qualifications for the position of director of public finance in June 2016" (p. 10).
April 5, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Women experienced discrimination especially in the attainment of managerial positions" (16).
April 4, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

Regarding the question 'Who as a boss': a total of 39% (38% of men and 40% of women) agreed that they would rather a man, 7% agreed that they would rather a woman (8% of men and 6% of women), 52% agreed that they had no preference (51% of men and 53% of women) and 2% did not know (3% of men and 2% of women) (16).
April 4, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

Regarding the question 'Who as a boss': a total of 20% (24% of men and 17% of women) agreed that they would rather a man, 6% agreed that they would rather a woman (6% of men and 6% of women), 72% agreed that they had no preference (69% of men and 76% of women) and 2% did not know (2% of men and 2% of women) (16).
April 4, 2019, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

Regarding the question 'Who as a boss': a total of 16% (15% of men and 18% of women) agreed that they would rather a man, 10% agreed that they would rather a woman (10% of men and 10% of women), 68% agreed that they had no preference (70% of men and 66% of women) and 5% did not know (5% of men and 6% of women) (8).
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

Regarding the question 'Who as a boss': a total of 53% (53% of men and 52% of women) agreed that they would rather a man, 7% agreed that they would rather a woman (6% of men and 8% of women), 36% agreed that they had no preference (38% of men and 37% of women) and 3% did not know (3% of men and 3% of women) (12).