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Latest items for RISW-PRACTICE-1

Feb. 17, 2019, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"In post-Taliban Afghanistan, the women's football team was hailed globally as a symbol of the new freedoms enjoyed by the country's women" (para 1).
Feb. 17, 2019, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee takes note of the steps taken by the State party to modify its legislation, in particular: (a) The adoption of the General Act on Women’s Access to a Life Free from Violence in 2007 and of its implementing regulations in 2008" (2).
Feb. 14, 2019, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The first female firefighter was recruited in 2011, but recruitment since has brought the total number to 12" (para 94).
Feb. 14, 2019, 10:48 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The government instituted a 2017-21 comprehensive national plan to improve childcare and the protection of children’s rights, including for victims of child abuse, domestic violence, and commercial sexual exploitation, and acknowledged a lack of funding and inefficiency in executing certain protective measures. With assistance from NGOs that promote children’s rights, authorities extensively employed procedures for on-the-record, one-time interviewing of child abuse victims in the framework of investigations or criminal cases at specialized facilities under the direct supervision of psychologists. Courts used recorded testimony to avoid repeatedly summoning child abuse victims for hearings. Cases that affected the rights and legitimate interests of minors were generally heard by more experienced judges with...more
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"China introduced 3 days of paid paternity leave. It also now entitles all women—regardless of age—to 128 days of paid maternity leave. Previously, women younger than age 25 were entitled to 98 days of maternity leave, whereas women older than age 25 were entitled to 128 days" (p. 37).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Bulgaria removed all restrictions on women’s employment. It is also gradually increasing and equalizing the ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits" (p. 37).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Malaysia now allows victims of sexual harassment to seek civil remedies" (p. 39).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Sweden increased the allocation of parental leave for mothers and fathers from 60 to 90 days" (p. 40).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Maldives prohibited discrimination based on gender and marital status when accessing financial service" (p. 39).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Afghanistan now prohibits sexual harassment in employment and education. It also established criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment" (p. 36).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Luxembourg increased the percentage of wages received during parental leave from 77% to 100%" (p. 39).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Bosnia and Herzegovina eliminated several restrictions on women’s employment, including in jobs deemed arduous, jobs deemed hazardous and underwater work. It also eliminated the possibility for men and women to retire early and receive partial pension benefits, which was previously unequal" (p. 36). "Bosnia and Herzegovina adopted the Law on Free Legal Aid in 2016 to provide legal assistance in civil procedures" (p. 36).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"El Salvador increased the length of paid maternity leave from 84 to 112 days" (p. 37).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Albania introduced 3 days of paid paternity leave. The new labor code also mandates equal remuneration for men and women who do work of equal value" (p. 36). "Albania’s new labor code also guarantees that after maternity leave, employees can return to their job or to an equivalent job on terms that are no less favorable than before the leave" (p. 36).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Guinea prohibited discrimination based on gender and marital status when accessing goods and services, including financial services" (p. 38). "Guinea criminalized sexual harassment, including in the workplace" (p. 38).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Iceland enhanced access to credit information by starting to report data from utility companies. It also prohibited discrimination based on gender when accessing goods and services, including financial services" (p. 38).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Cameroon adopted a new criminal code that covers sexual harassment in employment and education, and established criminal penalties for sexual harassment" (p. 37).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Turkey introduced part-time work options for parents until their child’s compulsory schooling begins. It also prohibited discrimination based on gender in several aspects of employment, such as promotions" (p. 41). "Turkey’s 2016 law establishing the Human Rights and Equality Institution allows victims to submit complaints about gender discrimination" (p. 41).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Slovenia prohibited sexual harassment in education" (p. 40).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The Democratic Republic of Congo reformed its family code to allow married women to sign a contract, get a job, open a bank account and register a business in the same way as married men. It also removed the obligation for a married woman to obey her husband and allows spouses to choose the marital home mutually" (p. 37). "The Democratic Republic of Congo lifted restrictions on women’s ability to work at night in public or private industrial establishments. It also now mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in various aspects of employment, including hiring and promotions" (p. 37). "The Democratic Republic of Congo now prohibits discrimination based on gender in...more
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"India increased the length of paid maternity leave from 84 to 182 days" (p. 38).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Kosovo established an anti-discrimination commission that allows women to submit complaints of discrimination to an Ombudsperson" (p. 39). "Kosovo also enacted a new nondiscrimination law in 2015, which introduced marital status as a category protected from discrimination when accessing credit" (p. 39).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Moldova introduced 10 days of paid paternity leave. It is also gradually increasing and equalizing the ages at which men and women can retire and receive full pension benefits" (p. 39).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Ethiopia now requires the Attorney General to provide free legal aid services to women and others who lack the financial capacity to institute civil actions in federal court" (p. 37).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Mauritius increased the length of maternity leave from 84 to 98 days" (p. 39).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The Slovak Republic increased the percentage of wages received during maternity leave from 65% to 75%" (p. 40).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Algeria criminalized domestic violence, including physical, psychological and economic violence" (p. 36).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Additionally, Angola now prohibits discrimination by creditors in financial transactions based on gender" (p. 36).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Poland replaced 42 days of paid maternity leave with paid parental leave. It also eliminated all restrictions on women’s employment" (p. 40).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Paraguay increased the length of paid maternity leave from 63 to 98 days and the percentage of wages received during maternity leave from 50% to 75%" (p. 40).