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Latest items for GP-DATA-5

July 31, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Complainants claiming human rights violations generally sought assistance from the HRC or the NSHR, which either advocated on their behalf or provided courts with opinions on their cases. The HRC generally responded to complaints and could refer cases to the PPO; domestic violence cases were the most common" (20). Domestic violence typically implies a female victim (AMG-CODER COMMENT). "The National Family Safety Program (NFSP), a quasi-governmental organization under the Ministry of National Guard, was founded in 2005 to spread awareness of and combat domestic violence, including child abuse, and continued to report abuse cases" (40).
July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

""The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption or establishment of the following: (...) (b) Council on Men and Women Equality Affairs (now the Council on Ensuring Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities between Women and Men), in 2014" (2) "The Committee notes the various mechanisms mandated to protect and promote women’s human rights at the national and local levels in the State party, including the Adviser to the Office of the Human Rights Defender on Women’s Issues, the Council on Ensuring Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities between...more
July 19, 2019, 4:56 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the establishment of the National Centre for the Advancement of Gender Equality, the placement of gender focal points in all ministries and the creation of a parliamentary network on gender. It is concerned, however, about the limited financial and human resources, as well as the scarce presence of similar mechanisms at the local level, and the difficulties faced in ensuring effective coordination between these entities and the Ministry for the Advancement of Women and Protection of Children to achieve gender mainstreaming throughout national and local government bodies" (6).
July 19, 2019, 12:22 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-1, GP-DATA-5, EWCMS-LAW-4

"Domestic violence against women and girls remained a serious problem. Violence against women and girls, including early and forced marriage, was believed to be one of the major factors responsible for women’s relative poor health, livelihood insecurity, and inadequate social mobilization. Additionally, the practice of early and forced marriage, which remained prevalent, limited girls’ access to education and increased their susceptibility to domestic violence and sexual abuse. The 2009 Domestic Violence (Crime and Punishment) Act allows for settling complaints of domestic violence through mediation with an emphasis on reconciliation. Authorities usually pursued prosecution under the act only when mediation failed. The Nepal Police had women’s cells staffed by female officers...more
July 19, 2019, 9:48 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Ministry of Labor, Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Agency, Ministry of Home Affairs, and National Development Planning Board worked in partnership to reduce gender inequality, including supporting Equal Employee Opportunity Task Forces at the provincial, district, and municipal levels" (Pg 40).
July 18, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"In June the Rapid Reaction and Repression of Sexual Violence Mixed Unit received from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) two cars and three motorcycles to carry out its work. The unit, officially established in 2015, consisted of gendarmes, police, and medical and social service personnel whose objective is to reduce the number of incidents of sexual violence against women and children. MINUSCA, UNDP, and the Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic also organized a workshop on cooperation between the unit and the Special Criminal Court" (Pg 17).
July 17, 2019, 2:14 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-5

"The DGSN, in partnership with UN Women, also carried out activities to combat rape and other forms of gender-based violence (GBV). From January 30 to March 31, the two organizations trained 250 police officers in the Far North region on the protection of rights of women and children vis-a-vis national and international legal frameworks. Following the training, four special units referred to as “gender desks” were established in four divisions where Boko Haram was active: Diamare, Mayo-Tsanaga, Mayo-Sava, and Logone and Chari. The units were intended to serve as counseling centers for victims of GBV" (Pg 26).
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"In 2012, the Senate established a group of senate members to promote the implementation of gender equality and the Cambodian Millennium Development Goals (CMDGs) and created a Department of Women’s Affairs and Gender to support the Senate’s work to review draft laws, proposals and other issues related to gender" (5).
July 11, 2019, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Committee notes with concern… the lack of jurisdiction of special tribunals on violence against women to hear cases" (3). "The Committee notes that the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs is responsible for advancing women’s rights and gender mainstreaming across all government departments. Nevertheless, it notes with concern that the Ministry has a vaguely defined mandate and a weak institutional structure and lacks the human, technical and financial resources necessary to effectively promote women’s rights and gender equality. The Committee also notes that gender mainstreaming is not a priority in the State party and that other relevant institutions, such as that the National Council for Women and Child Development,...more
July 9, 2019, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the following: (a) Establishment of the Interministerial Committee for Preventing and Combating Domestic Violence, in 2016; (b) Re-establishment of the National Agency for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men, in 2015; (…) (d) Establishment of the Department for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men, in 2014" (2). " The Committee notes the re-establishment of the National Agency for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men and its current work on a new national strategy on gender equality and domestic violence, in collaboration...more
July 3, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The PNTL’s Vulnerable Persons Units (VPUs) generally handled cases of domestic violence and sexual crimes. The unit, however, does not have enough staff to provide a significant presence in all areas of the country, necessitating the involvement of other police units, especially community police, who are commonly present at the village level. Women’s organizations considered VPU performance as variable but improved" (Pg 16). "The Ministry of Social Solidarity is charged with providing assistance to victims of domestic violence. During the year ministry’s staff in each district included a gender-based violence focal point to coordinate a referral network, a coordinator for the Bolsa de Mae (Mother’s Purse) support fund, and two...more
June 28, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-5

"Many women’s organizations believed that greater sensitization of police and the judiciary was necessary to make progress in combating rape. The police Bureau for the Prevention of Abuse of Women and Children conducted awareness programs in schools and at the grassroots level, encouraging women to file complaints. Police continued to establish women’s units in police stations" (Pg 29).
June 21, 2019, 12:48 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Most government ministries and agencies had women’s sections to interact with female citizens and noncitizens, and at least two regional governorates hired female employees to receive women’s petitions and arrange meetings for women with complaints for, or requests of, the governor" (Pg 30). "The country had an increasing number of female diplomats. Bureaucratic procedures largely restricted women working in the security services to employment in women’s prisons, at women’s universities, and in clerical positions in police stations where they were responsible for visually identifying other women for law enforcement purposes" (Pg 32).
June 20, 2019, 11:09 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Prosecution units specializing in violence against women cases established in eight provinces show some promise in protecting the rights of women, and should be expanded. In late 2012, the attorney general announced plans to establish such units in each province, but there has not yet been further progress on this" (4). "One of the areas of particular strength for the AIHRC has been its work on women’s rights, where it not only assists thousands of individual women, but also documents trends in relation to the rights of women and girls and advocates for other parts of the government to work steadily toward compliance with CEDAW. The Afghan government’s approach to...more
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Decree No. 18-2016 creating positions of specialized prosecutors, within the Office of the Public Prosecutor, for the crimes of trafficking in persons and of femicide" (2). "The multiple barriers to women’s access to justice, including the limited coverage of the justice system, especially in remote locations, poverty and linguistic barriers, which act as deterrents to filing complaints, as well as the scarcity of entry points for women to access the justice system at the local level, such as police stations, health centres, schools and churches (...) The insufficient capacity of law enforcement officials to investigate and prosecute cases and the resulting high level of impunity for perpetrators of gender-based violence...more
June 19, 2019, 1:33 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"To address societal norms that disapprove of victims who report gender-based violence and abuse, the government established women’s police stations, staffed by female officers, to offer women a safe haven where they could safely report complaints and file charges. Men were also able to use these police stations. These women’s police stations, however, struggled with understaffing and limited equipment. Training female police and changing the cultural assumptions of male police also remained challenges. Due to restrictions on women’s mobility and social pressures related to women’s appearance in public, utilization of women’s police centers was limited, but NGOs and officials reported that use was growing and more centers were needed. Many...more
June 11, 2019, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"There were 15 Gender-based Violence Protection Units (formerly called women and child protection units) staffed with police officers, social workers, legal advisors, and medical personnel trained to assist victims of sexual assault. The Ministries of Justice, Health and Social Services, and Gender Equality and Child Welfare, along with NGOs, provided training to some members of these units. Some magistrate courts provided special courtrooms with a cubicle constructed of one-way glass and child-friendly waiting rooms to protect vulnerable witnesses from open testimony. A privately run shelter for victims of GBV violence in the Khomas region operated effectively. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare built shelters in the other regions....more
May 29, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Local Self Governance Act (LSGA), 1999 envisaged, for the first time, to decentralize governance in the health sector through devolution of responsibilities, authority and resources to the local bodies. These acts facilitated the transfer of power and authority over health care to local bodies called Health Facility Operation and Management Committees (HFOMCs). These committees were created to serve as a bridge between the government and local communities, communicating the concerns of community members to health facilities and VDCs. The HFOMC is represented by the elected VDC chair, a locally elected woman representative, a representative from the dalit and marginalized population, a female community health volunteer, a local school teacher,...more
May 21, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Montenegrin law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (115).
May 21, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Mongolian law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (115).
May 21, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Mozambique law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Moroccan law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (116).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Myanmar law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (117).
May 20, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Namibian law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (117).
May 20, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Dutch law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (118).
May 20, 2019, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Nepalese law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (118).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Nicaraguan law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GP-DATA-5

New Zealand law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (119).
May 17, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Nigerian law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (120).
May 17, 2019, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Niger law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (120).