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Latest items for FSCB-PRACTICE-1

June 14, 2019, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GIC-LAW-1, FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"The country continued to have deaths related to unsafe abortion, maternal mortality, and coercive family planning practices, including coerced or unethical sterilization and policies restricting access to entitlements for women with more than two children. Policies and guideline initiatives penalizing families with more than two children remained in place in seven states, but some authorities did not enforce them. Certain states maintained government reservations for government jobs and subsidies for adults with no more than two children and reduced subsidies and access to health care for those who have more than two. Rajasthan, one of 11 states to adopt a two-child limit for elected officials at the local level, was...more
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 18).
June 11, 2019, 12:13 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were reports of coerced abortions and sterilizations, though government statistics on the percentage of abortions that were coerced during the year was not available" (54). "State media claimed the number of coerced abortions had declined in recent years in the wake of loosened regulations, including the implementation of the two-child policy" (54). "Regulations requiring women who violate the family planning policy to terminate their pregnancies still exist and were enforced in some provinces, such as Hubei, Hunan, and Liaoning. Other provinces, such as Guizhou, Jiangxi, Qinghai, and Yunnan, maintained provisions that require 'remedial measures,' an official euphemism for abortion, to deal with pregnancies that violate the policy" (55). "The...more
June 11, 2019, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (12).
June 10, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 13).
June 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (31).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Additionally, the MoH and ICIEG promoted a study to inform on women with disabilities’ access to SRH services, conducted in 2015 by the CIGEF: this qualitative study focused on women with disabilities on the one hand, and women living with HIV on the other hand. Results show that a considerable number of women with disabilities receive social pension or a pension granted by the Town Hall. Women were found to be well informed as to exemption procedures to access medication. (...) Women that have been pregnant refer having been advised by family members and friends to have an abortion and during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum frequently heard stigmatizing and prejudiced...more
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 11).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (34).
June 4, 2019, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 14).
June 4, 2019, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 15).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 23).
June 3, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 12).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 12).
May 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were reports government doctors pressured women to accept birth control or employ medical measures, such as sterilization purportedly to control the birth rate and reduce infant and maternal mortality. Contacts in the human rights and health-care communities confirmed there was anecdotal evidence suggesting that sterilizations without informed consent occurred, although it was unclear whether the practice was widespread and whether senior government officials directed it" (26).
May 29, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 12).
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee regrets that the State party has not fully implemented its previous recommendations (CEDAW/C/CZE/CO/3, para. 24 and CEDAW/C/CZE/CO/5, para. 35) that the State party adopt a legal framework for the financial compensation of victims of coercive or non-consensual sterilizations. It notes with concern that the draft legislation on the establishment of extrajudicial mechanisms for addressing that issue has been rejected by Parliament. by victims were dismissed because of the courts’ interpretation that the statute of limitations bars such claims after three years from the time of injury rather than from the time of discovery of the real significance and all consequences of the forced sterilization" (8).more
May 28, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 10).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of interference by the government-in- exile in the right of couples and individuals to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing, and timing of children, to have the information and means to do so, and to attain the highest standard of reproductive health, free from discrimination, coercion, and violence" (37). "NGOs reported, however, that nonstate actors forbade birth control devices and other forms of contraception in areas under their control" (37).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 19).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 16).
May 21, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 13).
May 21, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 13).
May 16, 2019, 7:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were reports that ISIS forced Yezidi women whom they had impregnated to have abortions. There were no reports of involuntary sterilization" (42).
May 15, 2019, 7:58 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (26).
May 7, 2019, 11:16 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (104).
May 7, 2019, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 9).
May 4, 2019, 3:36 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 14).