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Latest items for RISW-PRACTICE-1

April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Second AP UNSCR 1325 in BiH, introduced a new strategic objective: increasing the level of human security from the perspective of gender equality, serving as platform for initiatives at the local level. Five local action plans have been adopted and development of plans in three other local communities was initiated" (9). "BiH GEL, in Article 11, introduces an obligation to eliminate curricula that contain stereotypes regarding the social role of men and women; while Article 21 envisages the duty of the media to develop appropriate programme concepts promoting the gender equality awareness" (17).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The urgent need to restore equality in key social and economic sectors has led to the repeal, amendment or adoption of legislation. In that regard, the Marriage Act was adopted on 25 January 2013, enshrining the principle of joint household management by the spouses and abandoning the concept of head of the family" (8). "Act No. 2016-886 of 8 November 2016 establishes the Constitution of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, which recognizes the rights, freedoms and duties of every Ivorian woman and man, and clearly and expressly mentions the fight against gender-based discrimination in its articles 4 and 37. 1) Decree No. 2016-781 of 12 October 2016 on the procedures...more
March 22, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"In December 2016, a new women’s wing was inaugurated by the MJPO. This is part of a project by the MJPO to upgrade and modernise the prisons, which began in December 2014 at a cost of around €700,000. The new wing consists of 20 cells with a capacity for 40 women and is expected to help alleviate overcrowding as well as improve the living conditions of female inmates. It is also expected to provide better possibilities for correction and personal development" (14). "The gender gap decreased to 7.7 percentage points (pp) from 14 pp in 2009 (the female employment rate was 62.3% and the male employment rate was 76.3%)" (26)....more
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Law on changing legal gender, which allows all persons, including women and girls (from the ages of 6 to 16 with the consent of one parent or legal guardian), to apply to change their legal gender by self-declaration, in 2016" (2). "Action plan entitled 'The Right to Decide about One’s Own Life — an Action Plan to Combat Negative Social Control, Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation 2017–2020, in 2017, and other action plans, including: (i) On combating human trafficking; (ii) Against hate speech, aimed at preventing hate speech on all prohibited grounds of discrimination, including gender; (iii) To strengthen investigation and prosecution in the police and the prosecuting authorities,...more
March 13, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"With the support of the International Organization for Migration, the Presidential Council for Women’s Equity has devised the Rights Dissemination Toolkit, which contains educational tools to facilitate the identification of women’s human rights and the legal framework that guarantees them. The Toolkit is very useful in fieldwork with women’s organizations, gender mechanisms and public servants. It embodies the Specialized Training Strategy on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law for Judicial Officials and Public Servants, for which the Presidential Council for Human Rights has lead responsibility and which has since 2014 included a module structured around basic principles and rules and regulations on gender-based violence in the context of the armed...more
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"By Presidential decree No. 384 of 6 December 2016, the conceptual framework for family and gender policy in Kazakhstan up to the year 2030 (hereinafter — the conceptual framework) was approved, in which the target indicator is that the proportion of women in the executive, representative and judiciary bodies and the State, quasi-state and corporate sectors at the decision-making level should reach 22 per cent by 2020, 25 per cent by 2023 and 30 per cent by 2030" (4). "Kazakhstan is taking concrete measures to implement the Convention. The Gender Equality Strategy for the period 2006–2016 has been implemented, and two new gender-related acts are in effect: the Equality Act...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The number of women occupying important leadership and decision-making positions, and taking part in international representation, has increased. The last few years have seen an increase in the number of Qatari women working in the diplomatic corps" (32).
March 1, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LDS-LAW-1, RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said the temporary ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait is now permanent, intensifying a diplomatic standoff over the treatment of migrant workers in the Gulf nation. Mr Duterte in February imposed a prohibition on workers heading to Kuwait following the murder of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in the Gulf state" (para 1-2).
March 1, 2019, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"A high court judge has decided that a couple’s Islamic marriage falls within the scope of English matrimonial law, in a ruling that could have implications for thousands of Muslims in the UK. Nasreen Akhter wanted to divorce Mohammed Shabaz Khan, her husband of 20 years, but he blocked it, arguing that the couple were not married under English law. Akhter and Khan underwent a religious marriage ceremony, known as a nikah, conducted by an imam in 1998. This year Akhter, a solicitor, petitioned for divorce, saying the nikah constituted a valid marriage. Khan, a businessman, wanted to prevent Akhtar from bringing a case for a divorce settlement to court,...more
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The proportion of births assisted by a skilled provider has increased since 2012, from 87% to 95%. There has been a substantial increase in the percentage of births assisted by doctors, from 64% to 83%" (121).
Feb. 23, 2019, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The appointment of the Personal Representative of the Head of State on Sexual Violence indicates that combating this phenomenon is a priority" (15). "Awareness-training is organized on a regular basis in various institutions in the country and for the general public. In addition, advocacy sessions with members of parliament have resulted in the adoption and enactment of Act No. 15/013 of 1 August 2015 on means of giving effect to women’s rights and gender parity and Act No. 016/008 of 15 July 2016 amending and supplementing Act No. 87-010 of 1 August 1987 on the Family Code" (20).
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).