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Latest items for UVAW-PRACTICE-1

Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The most serious human rights problems were...violence and discrimination against women" (1).
Aug. 3, 2018, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the media, and government agencies reported...violence against women…" (1).
Aug. 3, 2018, 2:09 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"There were many other human rights problems…Violence and discrimination against women" (1).
Aug. 1, 2018, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Other human rights problems included...violence, harassment, and societal discrimination against women and girls…" (1).
July 26, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Other human rights problems included...societal discrimination and violence against women…" (1).
July 24, 2018, 10:01 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"According to the Zanzibar Female Lawyers Association, there were 161 genderbased violence cases reported in Mwera and Mfenesini district courts and the Land Tribunal. Of these, 25 cases were continuing, and two had resulted in convictions" (21).
July 23, 2018, 11:52 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Discrimination and violence against women remained the most prominent human rights abuses during the year" (1).
July 23, 2018, 11:04 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Domestic abuse and violence against women remained problems" (1).
July 19, 2018, 6:24 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Other problems reported during the year included...societal violence against women…" (2). "According to the Kyiv-based international women’s rights center La Strada, Russian aggression in the Donbas led to a dramatic surge in violence against women across the country" (38).
July 18, 2018, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Other human rights problems included...violence against women" (1).
July 18, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Other human rights problems included...occasional mob violence; societal violence against women; harmful traditional practices; trafficking in persons; discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons..." (1). 'According to the 2012 Gender Based Violence Baseline Survey, 40 percent of women had experienced sexual violence and 30 percent experienced other physical violence" (16). The use of the phrase "other physical violence" is not specific and we are unsure what exactly is included in this category (AA-CODER COMMENT).
July 17, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Violence against women remained a problem" (25).
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the measures taken by the State party under the action plan for a life free of gender-based violence, covering the period 2016-2019, in addition to the comprehensive programme to combat gender-based violence. It also welcomes the creation of a national domestic and gender-based violence office within the Ministry of the Interior and the establishment of 47 units specialized in combating such violence. It commends the State party on the implementation of the electronic ankle bracelet as a measure for protection of women" (page 7).
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The approach to the problem of violence against women and girls, boys and adolescents, has for years remained a response fragmented by sector and focused on emergencies. Beginning with Act No. 17514, already presented in the 2007 report, and the creation of CNCLVD and SIPIAV, Uruguay undertook a process of policy development based on inter-agency cooperation and a linked network of services whereby each agency (health, security, social services and education, among others) acts according to its own remit and the characteristics of each situation. The creation of CNCLVD has helped to strengthen and coordinate public action in this area. Its purpose is, among other tasks, to advise the Executive...more
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"National Committee on Violence against Women, Children and People with Albinism . . . National Gender-based Violence Committee (Zanzibar) and Roadmap on Violence against Children and Gender-based Violence (2014-2016)" (page 2). "Notwithstanding the steps taken to prevent and combat violence against women, such as the development and implementation of a national plan of action for the prevention and eradication of violence against women and children covering the period 2001-2015 on the mainland and in Zanzibar and the establishment of dedicated desks at major police stations throughout the State party to process cases involving children and women who are victims of abuse, the Committee expresses deep concern about: . . ....more
June 26, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Other human rights issues included...violence against and sexual abuse of children; and violence and discrimination against women…" (1).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The 2013 Disability Survey shows that disabled women feel less secure than both disabled men and non-disabled women. International and domestic evidence suggests that disabled women are more likely to be victims of violence than non disabled women" (page 6).
June 25, 2018, 8:57 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Other human rights problems included...violence against women…" (1).
June 25, 2018, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Other human rights problems included...pervasive violence against women and children; sexual harassment and societal discrimination against women" (1). "The 2015 Southern African Development Community Gender Protocol Gender Barometer (a survey compiled by Gender Links) found 77 percent of women in Limpopo Province, 51 percent of women in Gauteng Province, 39 percent of women in Western Cape Province, and 37 percent of women in KwaZulu-Natal Province reported they experienced some form of gender-based violence" (32). The report indicates it is gender-based violence but does not specify if it is murder, rape, domestic violence, etc. (AA-CODER COMMENT).
June 14, 2018, 5:52 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Honor-related violence often involved immigrants from the Middle East or South Asia. No information was available regarding the extent of honor-related violence. In June the Swedish Prison and Probation Services estimated that 73 persons were in prison for committing honorrelated violence" (10).
June 8, 2018, 8:28 p.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"We have to eradicate all forms of gender-based violence. So that our girls do not have to go through what we have gone through", said Carmen Jeréz a councilor in the city of Pelileo in Tungurahua Province, Ecuador. Carmen supports women to report violence and seek services in her community in Tungurahua, which has one of the highest rates of violence in the country" (para 1). "In Tungurahua... there were 5,986 recorded cases of violence reported to the authorities between January and September 2015" (para 3). "Previously violence was well hidden, as it was handled more in the family and we did not dare to report it" (para 5). "In...more
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned about the persistence of deep-rooted discriminatory stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society. They overemphasize the traditional role of women as mothers and wives, thereby undermining women’s social status, autonomy, educational opportunities and professional careers, as well as constituting an underlying cause of gender-based violence against women" (page 7).
May 29, 2018, 7:52 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Violence and discrimination against women were prevalent" (1).
May 13, 2018, 7:29 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, UVAW-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2, MARR-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"The AIHRC reported 2,621 cases of violence against women from January through August, including nine killings, 79 cases of sexual violence, 34 sexual harassment cases, 733 beatings, and 44 forced engagements or marriages. Because of the security situation in the country, large numbers of violent crimes committed against women were unreported" (para 33).
May 10, 2018, 7:17 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Undoubtedly the most important advance was the adoption of Act No. 26485 on comprehensive protection as a means of preventing, punishing and eradicating violence against women within the scope of their interpersonal relations" (pg 2).
April 29, 2018, 7:23 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission reported a seven percent rise in violent assaults against women — from 1,394 to 2,579 — in the last two years in Afghanistan. But these statistics can mean that women are more empowered to report violence, not necessarily that the number of incidents are growing, said Horia Mosadiq, Afghanistan’s researcher for Amnesty International. 'We know for sure that there’s more fear,' Mosadiq said. 'But some of the systemic use of violence and attacks against women’s rights activists and women in public offices by Taliban have always been our concern'" (Para 10).
April 26, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The most significant human rights problems included violence against women and children, a continuing societal problem" (1).
April 25, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The most significant human rights problems included violence against women and children, a continuing societal problem" (1).
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Fiji, being a developing country appreciates that violence against women is a major health and development issues as well as about human rights issues" (4). "An important finding of Fiji’s baseline assessment survey in 2008 is that 'the relationship between violence and poverty is not linear.' However, it is clear that violence against women contributes to poverty both direct and indirect ways and a range of social, economic, political, and cultural factors combine to create an environment where women are particularly vulnerable to abuse'" (9). "The Policy includes strategies pertaining to gender based violence, in terms of services protocol, training, coordination and institutional strengthening, victims support, families, and counselling services...more
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“The explanations given notwithstanding, the Committee notes with concern: (c) The absence of a consistent strategy on gender equality at the national level and insufficient institutionalized and systematic coordination between the autonomous communities and the central Administration, as well as the reduction of the competencies with regard to gender equality and gender-based violence of local authorities through the amendment by Law No. 27/2013 of article 27 of Law No. 7/1985 on local administration” (4).