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Latest items for IRP-PRACTICE-4

July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"Neary Rattanak IV includes a number of key activities to address discrimination against marginalized women and girls, including those engaged in prostitution. These include coordinating the revision of regulations, formulating guidelines and building the capacity of relevant actors to provide legal protection for women engaged in prostitution and women working in the men’s entertainment sector. MoWA, in collaboration with other agencies, is committed to undertaking studies to identify the root causes of women working in prostitution in order to design effective interventions and programs for women seeking new employment opportunities outside the sex industry. This includes identifying solutions and discussions on punishing purchasers of sex services" (20-21).
July 9, 2019, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The absence of policies and programmes addressing the prevention of exploitation in prostitution and protection, of assistance and legal support for women who are victims of such exploitation and of specific support for women who wish to leave prostitution" (8).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"Some NGOs provided health care, counseling, and vocational training to children, primarily girls, engaged in prostitution" (p. 17).
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"It is further concerned at the absence of specific services and programmes for women in prostitution, including exit programmes for women wishing to leave prostitution" (7).
June 20, 2019, 11:09 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"Several of these incidents have focused on shelters, with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs seeking to take control of and impose strict new rules on shelters in 2011 and the minister of justice in 2012 denouncing shelters as the site of immoral behavior and prostitution" (2).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"It notes the initiative by the Ministry of Labour to provide alternative income-generating opportunities for women who wish to leave prostitution" (8).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Congregation of Sisters Adorers implemented in São Vicente a centre for women in prostitution or at risk of entering prostitution (Project Kreditá na Bo / Believe in Yourself), with support from the Ministry of Justice. Since the start of the project in February 2016, the Project supported 92 women in prostitution. In the context of HIV/AIDS projects, NGO such as MORABI, VERDEFAM and Red Cross work with sex workers since 2008. Their prevention and care activities on STI/HIV/AIDS are complemented by income generating activities, enabling them to achieve some reintegration of women and men from prostitution" (16). ""Prevalence rates in vulnerable and marginalized groups are also known: in 2013...more
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"On 1 January 2016, new provisions for medical examinations of sex workers were introduced. While health tests previously took place weekly, they are now conducted every six weeks. Furthermore, public health officers are required to inform sex workers during the first examination about infection risks, ways to avoid infections, contraception, gynaecological screenings and protective vaccinations. Sex workers must also be informed about existing support and counselling institutions in this initial conversation. The provisions also clearly state that examinations are free of charge. The Working Group on Prostitution published a multilingual brochure containing information for sex workers about essential rights and obligations, infection prevention and important points of contact. It was...more
May 30, 2019, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee is particularly concerned about: (c)Reports of discrimination and gender-based violence against women in prostitution, which result in various forms of abuse, the limited assistance available to victims, and the absence of exit and reintegration programmes for women who wish to leave prostitution" (6-7).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1, IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The reports of widespread violence and discrimination against women in prostitution, enabled by the penalization of prostitution as an administrative offence under article 6.11 of the Code of Administrative Offences, which results in various forms of abuse, including extortion, beatings, rape and even killing of women in prostitution, the limited assistance available to them and the absence of exit and reintegration programmes for women who wish to leave prostitution" (7).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee is concerned, however, at the lack of systematically organized protection, rehabilitation and reintegration measures for victims of trafficking as well as of disaggregated data to determine the scale of the phenomenon. It is also concerned at the limited availability of programmes for women who wish to leave prostitution" (9).
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

""The Committee notes as positive that the State party has begun consideration of draft legislation on regulating prostitution, but notes with concern: (...) (c) The inadequacy of long-term support for victims of forced prostitution and the lack of exit programmes for women wishing to leave prostitution" (5)
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1, IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee notes that prostitution is legal in the State party. Nevertheless, it is concerned by the lack of precise information on the existing programmes for women who wish to leave prostitution and the specific policy measures for prosecuting so-called 'lover-boys' who exploit women and girls in prostitution" (8).
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The CROG recognizes that both prostitution and trafficking in persons are primarily rooted in poverty, entrenched inequality and exacerbated by anti-social family life, abuse, sexism, and class prejudices. Efforts to eliminate trafficking and exploitation of victims of prostitution as recommended in paragraph 25 are ongoing. Programmes such as the Hinterland Scholarship Programme, the universal school uniform programme, economic assistance to single mothers and skills training for youths are all aimed at reducing poverty, creating equality of opportunities and access to the delivery of services to reduce the vulnerabilities of women, children, in general and specifically within Indigenous communities. These programmes complemented the counter-trafficking action plan (2014) developed by the National...more
March 11, 2019, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"After leading the biggest investigation in Suffolk police’s history, he took charge of a multi-agency strategy to eliminate prostitution through zero tolerance of kerb crawlers and offering the women a way out of prostitution through an amnesty backed by intensive counselling and support. In the first two years, 140 kerb crawlers were arrested, with the option of avoiding publicity by admitting their guilt and getting caution" (para 35).
March 8, 2019, 7:31 a.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"In 2017, the federal government cut funding to seven regional offices of Mongolia’s sole NGO designed to help sex workers – Perfect Ladies" (para. 31).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"There is strong legislation in place to deal with internet trolls, cyber-stalking and harassment, and perpetrators of grossly offensive, obscene or menacing behaviour. The Digital Economy Act will help to ensure that online abuse is effectively tackled t
Feb. 3, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee observes that there is a lack of measures to protect women in prostitution against gender-based violence and to ensure their access to health care and social protection. It is concerned about the absence of exit programmes for women who wish to leave prostitution" (7).
Jan. 31, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"Between five and 15 sex workers are arrested every month in Freetown, and many are forced to pay bribes to avoid jail, according to AdvocAid, which provides free legal representation and support to vulnerable women" (para 6). "She now hopes to train as a seamstress but would take any job over working on the streets. The second youngest of 11 daughters, Mariatu left school at eight because her mother couldn’t afford the fees after her father’s death during the war" (para 11). This evidences that one reason for a woman to consider prostitution is a situation of low income, likewise, it also shows the lack of State support with reintegration...more
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee is further concerned by: (...) e) The lack of exit programmes and alternative income-generating opportunities for women who wish to leave prostitution, and the lack of protection against police harassment and client violence against them" (8).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4, IRP-LAW-4

"The Committee is concerned at: . . . (d) Information on the complicity of law enforcement officers in the exploitation of women for prostitution, including the running of brothels, even though it is illegal under the Sexual Offences Act to sell and buy sexual services, and at the lack of information on exit programmes for women who wish to leave prostitution" (page 8).
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:06 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4, IRP-LAW-2

"The proposed law also determines that a significant budget of 105 million shekels ($28.5 million) from governmental apparatuses will be allocated to rehabilitate women engaged in prostitution as part of the system-wide action plan" (para 2).
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services assisted women involved in prostitution, including emergency shelters, daytime centers, and therapeutic hostels" (para 143)
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:56 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"Now Mint is getting help from NightLight, a charitable foundation and outreach project that helps sex workers who want to transition out of the industry. CEO Annie Dieselberg says that although the organization would ultimately like to see the end of sex tourism, that can’t happen until the government addresses the issues that force women to turn to sex work in the first place" (para 16).
Aug. 20, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee recommends that the State party review the Penal Code to decriminalize women in prostitution, adopt measures aimed at discouraging male demand for prostitution, expedite the adoption of the pending anti prostitution bills, address the root causes of prostitution, provide women with alternative income opportunities, and provide assistance, rehabilitation and reintegration programmes for women and girls exploited in prostitution, in addition to exit programmes for women wishing to leave prostitution" (page 8).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4, IRP-LAW-4

"The Committee observes that the State party recognizes sex work (Act No. 17.515 of 4 July 2002) and has established a national registry of sex workers managed by the Ministry of the Interior. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned about the lack of programmes to support women who wish to leave sex work" (page 9).
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4, IRP-LAW-2

"[The Committee] is, however, concerned at: . . . (d) The various forms of discrimination and criminal sanctions faced by women in prostitution and the insufficient exit programmes for women wishing to leave prostitution" (page 8).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"Need specialized services to support victims of child sexual exploitation, including underage prostitution and forced prostitution or trafficking" (page 54).
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"the Committee notes with concern that many women are being exploited in prostitution in the State party owing to a lack of alternative economic opportunities that would allow them to sustain themselves and their families" (pg 7). "The Committee is further concerned that women in prostitution are at high risk of experiencing gender-based violence, including abuse by the police, murder attempts, gang rape, extortion, robbery, forced sex practices and forced non-usage of condoms. The Committee is also concerned that, unless they can prove that they are victims of trafficking or related offences, women in prostitution face fines or administrative arrest, and their official employer and the school attended by their...more
April 20, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1, IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee is also concerned about discrimination against women sex workers and the lack of State party’s action aimed at ensuring safe working conditions and exit programmes for those wishing to leave this activity" (6).