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Latest items for FSCB-PRACTICE-1

Feb. 21, 2019, 8:07 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1, ABO-PRACTICE-1

"McDonald supports center-left policies she says will foster equality and boost social services. She wants to end Ireland's abortion ban…" (para 21).
Feb. 14, 2019, 10:48 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"The most significant human rights issues included torture; . . . allegations of pressuring women to have abortions; trafficking in persons; and suppression of independent trade unions" (1).
Feb. 6, 2019, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"In February 2014 a local NGO, in collaboration with the Community of Women Living with HIV, conducted research on forced sterilization among HIV-positive women in Quthing, Thaba Tseka, Mafeteng, and Maseru districts. The study found that 24 of 73 women interviewed had been sterilized without their consent. Then deputy minister of health Nthabiseng Makoae stated that if the allegations were true, the act was unlawful as every individual has a right to decide when to stop having children" (Pg 18).
Jan. 17, 2019, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Organisations that defend women’s rights in the region say that a forced child pregnancy occurs when a girl under the age of 14 becomes pregnant without having sought or desired it and faces obstacles that keep her from having an abortion if she so wishes. Cladem’s data on births to girls under 15 reveal that in 2015 there were...10,277 in Mexico" (para. 9, 10).
Jan. 17, 2019, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Organisations that defend women’s rights in the region say that a forced child pregnancy occurs when a girl under the age of 14 becomes pregnant without having sought or desired it and faces obstacles that keep her from having an abortion if she so wishes. Cladem’s data on births to girls under 15 reveal that in 2015 there were...1,432 in Peru" (para. 9, 10).
Jan. 17, 2019, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Organisations that defend women’s rights in the region say that a forced child pregnancy occurs when a girl under the age of 14 becomes pregnant without having sought or desired it and faces obstacles that keep her from having an abortion if she so wishes. Cladem’s data on births to girls under 15 reveal that in 2015 there were...1,600 in Nicaragua" (para. 9, 10).
Jan. 17, 2019, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Organisations that defend women’s rights in the region say that a forced child pregnancy occurs when a girl under the age of 14 becomes pregnant without having sought or desired it and faces obstacles that keep her from having an abortion if she so wishes. Cladem’s data on births to girls under 15 reveal that in 2015 there were...1,444 in El Salvador" (para. 9, 10).
Jan. 17, 2019, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Organisations that defend women’s rights in the region say that a forced child pregnancy occurs when a girl under the age of 14 becomes pregnant without having sought or desired it and faces obstacles that keep her from having an abortion if she so wishes. Cladem’s data on births to girls under 15 reveal that in 2015 there were...2,787 in Argentina" (para. 9, 10).
Jan. 17, 2019, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Organisations that defend women’s rights in the region say that a forced child pregnancy occurs when a girl under the age of 14 becomes pregnant without having sought or desired it and faces obstacles that keep her from having an abortion if she so wishes. Cladem’s data on births to girls under 15 reveal that in 2015 there were...13,332 in Bolivia" (para. 9, 10).
Jan. 17, 2019, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Organisations that defend women’s rights in the region say that a forced child pregnancy occurs when a girl under the age of 14 becomes pregnant without having sought or desired it and faces obstacles that keep her from having an abortion if she so wishes. Cladem’s data on births to girls under 15 reveal that in 2015 there were 122 in Uruguay" (para. 9, 10).
Jan. 17, 2019, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Organisations that defend women’s rights in the region say that a forced child pregnancy occurs when a girl under the age of 14 becomes pregnant without having sought or desired it and faces obstacles that keep her from having an abortion if she so wishes. Cladem’s data on births to girls under 15 reveal that in 2015 there were...26,700 in Brazil" (para. 9, 10).
Jan. 17, 2019, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Organisations that defend women’s rights in the region say that a forced child pregnancy occurs when a girl under the age of 14 becomes pregnant without having sought or desired it and faces obstacles that keep her from having an abortion if she so wishes. Cladem’s data on births to girls under 15 reveal that in 2015 there were...6,045 in Colombia" (para. 9, 10).
Jan. 17, 2019, 3:09 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Speaking to IPS, Olga Isaza of Colombia, Unicef’s deputy representative in Peru, first specified the figures for child motherhood in the country, which serves as an example of the phenomenon in the region. She said that between 2011 and 2017, the public health system attended 14,325 births to girls under 15. In addition, in 2015 the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status registered 1,538 newborns to mothers between the ages of 11 and 14 years. 'In 71 percent of the cases, the fathers of these newborns were older than 18, which confirms the sexual abuse underlying these pregnancies,' Isaza said" (para. 17, 18, 19). This is forced childbearing because...more
Dec. 21, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (page 22).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (26).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (11).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (13).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (9).
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Darling dropped her three sleepy children at her father’s house... and finally, at 7:10 a.m., entered the waiting room of a private clinic in the upscale neighborhood of Sabana Grande, in central Caracas. At 8 a.m., doctors would cut a four-inch incision in her stomach and remove a piece of her fallopian tubes, sterilizing her for life at 21 years old. A 30-minute surgery, which would last forever. But at least Darling knew she wouldn’t end up like her sister Jennifer, just 23 and with five children and no food to feed them" (para 2). "An increasing number of young Venezuelan women are going to extreme lengths not to give...more
Oct. 3, 2018, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"The government has made other moves in response to declining birthrates, which, according to state estimates, stands at 1.8 children per woman, below the 2.1 needed to replenish the population as people die. Last year, the state banned vasectomies and permanent forms of birth control in women. Officials such as Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, have publicly called for Iranians to have more babies to repudiate 'undesirable aspects of Western lifestyles'" (para. 10).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is further concerned about reported cases of involuntary sterilization of women with HIV/AIDS in the State party" (8).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Nevertheless, it remains concerned about...reports of women with disabilities being subjected to forced sterilization and abortion" (12).
Aug. 10, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"(a) That there is no systematic monitoring of the implementation of decree No. 56 and other relevant legislation on the prohibition of forced sterilization; (b) That Roma women are unaware of their rights and the ways to seek redress in the case of sterilizations without informed consent, including those that occurred in the past; (c) That some cases of forced sterilization have been pending in the national courts for long periods, which indicates the inability of the justice system to provide appropriate, effective and gender-sensitive remedies in a timely manner" (10).
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)
March 28, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress made by the State party in reducing the high number of abortions in the country, but is concerned at: (a) The stark increase in the use of sterilization as a method of contraception, owing to the unavailability and/or inaccessibility of non -irreversible methods of contraception, and allegations of forced sterilization" (8).
March 21, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the decisions of the High Court and the Supreme Court of Namibia in the case of Government of Namibia v. LM and Others, in which the High Court found that three HIV-positive women had been sterilized without their informed consent in violation of their rights under Namibian law. The Committee is concerned, however, at the lack of information on the extent of the problem of forced sterilizations of HIV-positive women. It is also concerned at the lack of information on the specific legislative and policy measures taken with regard to sterilization, including the lack of a clear definition of free, prior and informed consent in cases of...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).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: GIC-LAW-1, FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"Couples and individuals generally have the right to decide the number, spacing, and timing of their children; manage their reproductive health; and have access to the information and means to do so, free from discrimination, coercion, or violence"(17)
Dec. 14, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"In the second week of November 2014, 18 women died in government sterilisation camps in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh" (para 1)."Wednesday, the day of the week when sterilisation camps are held at community health centres in the district. This camp, therefore, was a routine exercise and well-entrenched in the government health services system. On Wednesdays in Chhindwara, regular hospital check-ups and consultations are closed in order to conduct these camps" (para 2). "Despite being organised in an accredited health centre, unlike the camps held in an abandoned building in Bilaspur or at a school in Bihar, this camp was chaotic... a few auxillary nurse midwives and a female doctor were...more
Dec. 7, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) strongly condemns the statements of the two MPs addressing women. The first MP released a statement calling for female university students to undergo mandatory virginity tests and to submit what proves their virginity. He added that this virginity test should be conducted every year as a condition for the female university students to get their university ID. He claims that this procedure will reduce ‘urfi marriage. After few days another MP announces that he is currently working on a draft law calling for female students at the vocational schools to undergo mandatory virginity tests as well, using words that are abusive for all...more