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Latest items for UVAW-PRACTICE-1

March 16, 2020, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Male elders are accustomed to relying on the interpretation of Sharia law and tribal customers, which discriminate against women. Male domination has hindered women’s access to justice and their rights." (5). "Many men do not allow female family members to obtain identity documentation. In more remote areas, men find it shameful for female family members to obtain these documents. And some women also lack knowledge of the existence of and their right to a national identity card. One recent study found that, “Afghan women are often unable to obtain basic legal documents such as national ID cards and marriage certificates, which makes it difficult to seek help from the courts...more
March 4, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Entrenched impunity for perpetrators of violence against women continued." (3). "However, violence against women in Afghanistan is getting increased day by day, between August 2015 and December 2017, UNAMA documented 237violence against women cases reported to EVAW institutions in 22 provinces..." (3). "Many children, including girls, are employed in jobs that can result in illness, injury, or even death due to hazardous working conditions and poor enforcement of safety and health standards." (9).
March 4, 2020, 10:53 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"In Selek’ha’s ninth month of pregnancy, her master put her in the back of a pickup truck and drove her down a bumpy rural road at high speeds, jostling Selek’ha and her unborn child like laundry in a washing machine. Selek’ha’s baby died on that ride — just as the master planned. 'There are no bad things they did not do to me,' she said. 'He killed my baby'" (para 115-117).
Feb. 15, 2020, 9:16 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The first 2006-ISTAT survey reported that 6.7 million women, aged 16-70 (31.9 per cent of all women), had been victims of violence at least once in their lives." (para 50). "Plus, this has introduced a new aggravating circumstance in the event of stalking, via new social media. Procedurally speaking, by Art. 612-bis cp., the remission of lawsuit can be decided through a judicial proceeding, only; and complaint cannot be withdrawn in the event of serious threats of recurrence." (para 57). "Under the first National Plan against GBV and Stalking (2010-2013), DEO has: renewed the MoU with ISTAT, with a view to conducting a new national survey; entrusted the management of...more
Feb. 11, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Clearly, a decade after the invasion, security - or rather the lack thereof - is again on everyone’s mind in central and southern Iraq. In addition to the general on-going lawlessness and insecurity, the Iraqi government is failing to counter the increase in gender-based forms of violence, ranging from a high incidence of domestic violence, forced marriages, forced prostitution and trafficking, as well as FGM and honour-based crimes and killings. There is very limited political will to either criminalize gender-based violence , or even more importantly, to implement existing laws" (para. 3). "At the height of sectarian violence in Iraq in 2006 and 2007, it was clearly apparent that women’s...more
Jan. 30, 2020, 1:06 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Treatment or Punishment (Istanbul Protocol) is not incorporated in the training programme. The lack of information on the effectiveness and impact of those training programmes in reducing the number of cases of torture, including gender-based violence and ill-treatment is also a matter of concern." (7).
Jan. 22, 2020, 11:18 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Sister Namibia, a local women's rights organisation, says one out of three women will experience gender-based violence during their lifetime" (para 13).
Jan. 13, 2020, 8:20 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Increased reports of sexual and gender-based violence accompanied increased displacement, including reports of incidents committed by various armed groups and security personnel." (24). "According to sharia law and the local tradition of blood compensation, anyone found guilty of the death of a woman paid to the victim’s family only half the amount required to compensate for a man’s death." (33).
Dec. 31, 2019, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The country was ranked sixth most dangerous for women in a Thomson Reuters Foundation a survey of global experts last year" (para. 8). "Local High Court Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah said at the time that women were the most vulnerable members of society as one in every three had been a victim of physical or psychological violence" (para. 10).
Dec. 7, 2019, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Terrorism has only made things worse. Aside from defining strict domestic roles for women, the presence of al-Shabab has increased the risk of gender-based violence and generalized violence against women" (5).
Dec. 6, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Sheikha Latifa had little doubt about what would happen to her. 'If you are watching this video, it’s not such a good thing,” she said in her video. “Either I’m dead, or I’m in a very, very, very bad situation'" (para 64).
Nov. 8, 2019, 1:05 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

Source has been translated from Spanish to English (KC - CODER COMMENT)
Oct. 22, 2019, 6:25 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"In October women’s rights activists reported that 45,000 complaints were issued against women under the Public Order Act in 2016. Of these, 15,000 women received the punishment of lashings. These numbers could not be independently verified." (pg 6).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The most significant human rights issues included… violence against women, including rape, with limited government action to investigate or prosecute those responsible" (1).
Oct. 21, 2019, 10:49 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

Source was translated from Spanish to English (KC - CODER COMMENT)
Oct. 21, 2019, 10:47 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

Source was translated from Spanish to English. (KC - CODER COMMENT)
July 19, 2019, 4:56 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the constitutional prohibition of discrimination against persons with disabilities and their equality of opportunities (arts. 22 and 26). It notes, however, that the rights of women and girls with disabilities are not protected by any specific legislative law, policy or plan of action, including with regard to their social protection. The Committee also notes the absence of a legal definition of disability or the obligation to provide reasonable accommodation" (14).
July 11, 2019, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Women domestic workers in the State party are subjected to violence, abuse, food deprivation and murder... such crimes go unreported and that the victims have limited access to justice and redress" (10). Food deprivation is not something included in the WS variables (KYK-CODER COMMENT).
July 9, 2019, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The lack of gender awareness among teachers, who frequently transmit a stereotypical understanding of gender roles, as reflected in school textbooks, and the fact that these books lack information on the historic role of women, including of Roma women, and on their contribution to Romanian culture and science" (10).
July 8, 2019, 12:38 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"That the physical and social barriers, including severe stigmatization and discrimination, faced by these women under all areas covered by the Convention, reinforce their situation of exclusion, extreme poverty and vulnerability to gender-based violence and sexual exploitation" (14).
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes initiatives taken by the State party to raise the awareness of State media about gender-sensitive communication and to provide training for the communication directorates of State institutions. It is nevertheless concerned at the persistence of discriminatory stereotypes in this regard and at intersecting forms of discrimination against women based on their sex, ethnicity, disability and marital status, as well as against lesbian, bisexual and transsexual women and intersex persons. It is concerned that these stereotypes underpin discrimination and gender-based violence against women, including sexual and domestic violence and femicide, as well as sexual abuse at school and in the workplace. The Committee is further concerned about the...more
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee further notes the pressure from groups that campaign against women’s rights, and the increasing risk of setbacks and reversals in the achievement of women’s substantive equality" (2-3)."The Committee notes with concern the persistence in the State party of discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and society, whereby women are widely regarded as subordinate to men. Such stereotypes contribute to the perpetuation of high levels of violence against women and girls, including femicide, sexual and domestic violence, harassment and abuse" (5).
June 17, 2019, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes with concern that the number of cases of violence against women is increasing." (para 19). "The Committee is, however, concerned about...The absence of legislation specifically criminalizing psychological violence and online harassment and stalking." (para 19).
June 17, 2019, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia

"Women in Saudi Arabia, according to Amnesty’s latest human rights report, face 'systematic discrimination in law and practice and were inadequately protected against sexual and other violence'" (para 8).
June 14, 2019, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons faced physical attacks, rape, and blackmail" (48).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Thirty-four percent of women have experienced physical violence since age 15, and 20% have experienced sexual violence. Five percent of ever-pregnant women report experiencing physical violence during any pregnancy" (279).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The most significant human rights issues included: ... violence against LGBTI persons" (1). "Kidnapping women for marriage occurred in remote areas and ethnic minority communities but was very rare. Police rarely took action in these cases, because there was usually no way to distinguish whether the event was a kidnapping or an arranged elopement" (33). "The Public Defender’s Office reported that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) individuals continued to experience systemic violence, oppression, abuse, intolerance, and discrimination in every sphere of life. According to NGOs, the government rarely enforced the law, and law enforcement authorities lacked robust training on hate crimes" (39).
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in terms of access to and supply with goods and services. It is not prohibited, however, in the fields of education and social protection. In these areas, protection against discrimination only applies to discrimination based on ethnicity. There is no protection for cases of discrimination based on other grounds outside of the work environment. So far, no agreement could be reached on a political level to adjust provisions regarding protection outside of the work environment" (7). "Austria already reported on this specific recommendation in the follow-up report of March 2015. In addition to that, the inter-ministerial Working Group on the Protection of Women against...more
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes that article 5.62 of the Code of Administrative Offences prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, but is concerned at the absence of a comprehensive anti-discrimination law addressing all aspects of direct and indirect discrimination, as well as intersecting forms of discrimination, against women, in line with the Convention" (2). "The Committee recalls that such stereotypes are among the root causes of violence against women and expresses its concern that, to date, the State party has not taken sustained measures to modify or eliminate discriminatory stereotypes and negative traditional attitudes. The Committee notes with concern that the media persistently convey stereotyped and sometimes degrading images of women...more
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee commends the State party on its efforts to address gender based violence against women. It notes that the State party is currently preparing a new holistic strategy to eliminate violence by men against women, and that new legislation to regulate the export of arms is expected to be presented to the parliament in 2017. The Committee is deeply concerned, however, that despite all the measures taken, concrete results are lacking and the prevalence of violence against women remains high in the State party" (7).