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Latest items for UVAW-PRACTICE-1

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).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Other human rights abuses included the use of...violence and discrimination against women, children, persons with disabilities, and minorities" (1-2). "Muhamasheen women were particularly vulnerable to rape and other abuse because of the general impunity for attackers due to the women’s low-caste status" (43).
May 16, 2019, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Accepting his guidance she married the man only to discover he was subjecting her to polygamy and was already married to two other women and had four children who she was expected to look after whilst he travelled. The eldest son was extremely abusive and threatening to her and her young children, and eventually she fled." (para. 20).
May 16, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“Gender-based violence remains one of the most pervasive forms of violence against women in Kyrgyzstan and we will continue to work with NGOs and other United Nations agencies to flag this issue and give it more visibility” (para 10).
May 10, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Seventeen percent of women age 15-49 have experienced physical violence since age 15. Five percent of women experienced physical violence in the 12 months preceding the survey (Table 15.1)" (220).
April 30, 2019, 5:57 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"She has received more death threats than she can count, one of which even specified an exact date. So when the insurgents stormed into Kunduz on Sept. 28, she knew she had to run." (para 11). "“The Taliban had a list of all the women who were working in the government, civil society, media, women’s organizations,” she said. “I knew they were going to come for me.” She hid in a relative’s basement for two days before donning an all-covering burqa and fleeing the city." (para 12).
April 27, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

""The Committee commends the State party for the efforts being made to address gender-based violence, but remains concerned about: (c) The lack of a national action plan to combat violence against women and disparities between cantons in addressing the issue" (9).
April 16, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to implement the National Plan of Action for Gender in order to change stereotypical attitudes among the general public. It remains concerned, however, at the persistence of discriminatory stereotypes and deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society. (...) It recalls its previous concluding observations (A/59/38 (Part I), paras. 115 and 116) and notes that the State party has not yet conducted a comprehensive analysis of existing discriminatory stereotypes in order to assess their impact on the achievement of gender equality" (5).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Circular No. 005 of 18 March 2014 of the Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Public Liberties and Interministerial Circular No. 016/MJ/MEMIS/MPRD of 4 August 2016 relating to the receipt of complaints concerning incidents of gender-based violence make provision for the first level of reporting of cases of gender-based violence" (5). "Since April 2014, these units have recorded and responded to 1,541 cases of gender-based violence" (16).
April 8, 2019, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Diplomats have called violence against women in the country a “silent emergency,” and rights advocates say the penal code’s failings are compounded by weak law enforcement and courts rife with corruption and misogyny" (para 6). "Firm statistics on violence against women in Myanmar are scarce, but recent studies suggest that the problem is widespread" (para 10).