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April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"However, the Committee notes with concern: (a) Restrictions on women’s access to abortion, such as pre-abortion counselling requirements to provide women with alternative options to abortion" (12). "[R]ural women, migrant women, refugee and asylum-seeking women and women in detention face barriers to access to basic health care" (12).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"[The Committee notes] [r]eports of gender-based violence and discrimination against women in prostitution, including harassment, threats, intimidation, beatings and rape" (8).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"[W]omen with disabilities, particularly women with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities, are subjected to forced sterilization" (12).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"[T]here are only three women ambassadors in the State party’s foreign service" (9).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"[T]he committee notes with concern:.. female genital mutilation and other forms of gender-based violence against women and the lack of shelters and victims support services, particularly in rural and remote areas" (6-7).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the implementation of projects in the State party to highlight success stories in the media about the achievements of women in various spheres of life. The Committee nevertheless notes with concern: ... [t]he lack of a regulatory mechanism to address stereotypical and discriminatory portrayals of women in the media, especially as regards lesbian, bisexual and transgender women and intersex persons" (6). "The Committee nevertheless notes with concern:... [t]he persistence of discriminatory gender stereotypes in school curricula and textbooks and the lack of education on gender equality" (10).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The Committee recommends that the State party:... [r]evise article 6.11 of the Code of Administrative Offences to decriminalize women in prostitution and adopt measures to ensure the protection of women in prostitution against gender-based violence, abuse and exploitation, including by the police" (8). This indicates that prostitution is illegal (SFR - CODER COMMENT).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"However, the Committee notes with concern:... [t]hat only approximately 22 per cent of women of fertile age are using modern forms of contraception, owing to the lack of available information on such methods and the limited access of women and adolescent girls to adequate sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning services" (12).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In that regard, it notes that only two out of 10 Deputy Prime Ministers, one out of 21 federal ministers, 38 out of 170 Federation Council deputies and 74 out of 450 deputies of the State Duma are women" (9).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is deeply concerned about the prevalence of harmful practices against women and girls in the North Caucasus region, including femicide [and] killings in the name of so-called honour... It notes with concern the lack of effective implementation of federal legislation on the investigation, prosecution and punishment of such crimes against women in the region" (7-8).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes with concern the restrictions on the activities of non-governmental organizations and the suspension or closure of several such organizations that work on women’s rights and gender equality under Federal Act No. 121-FZ on non-commercial organizations on the basis that they are 'foreign agents' because they receive foreign funding and engage in 'political activities'" (5).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes with appreciation the high number of women in higher education and research institutions, and the initiatives to promote women’s and girls’ participation in non-traditional fields of study and career paths, in particular in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and information and communications technology" (10).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"[M]arital rape is not criminalized" (6).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"[W]omen with disabilities, particularly women with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities, are subjected to forced sterilization" (12). "The Committee is concerned about the prevalence of violence against women in centres for persons with disabilities and psychiatric hospitals" (14). "The Committee is concerned at the absence of a suitable legal framework that ensures equality before the law and justice for women and girls with disabilities" (14).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"However, the Committee notes with concern:... [t]he absence of legislation explicitly criminalizing sexual harassment in the workplace" (11).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"[T[he committee notes with concern:... The high prevalence of femicide, domestic violence, ... and the lack of shelters and victims support services, particularly in rural and remote areas" (6-7).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is deeply concerned about the prevalence of harmful practices against women and girls in the North Caucasus region, including... female gentile mutilation [sic]. It notes with concern the lack of effective implementation of federal legislation on the investigation, prosecution and punishment of such crimes against women in the region" (7-8).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"However, the Committee notes with concern:... [t]he long list of restricted occupations and sectors that pose a risk to women’s safety or health, despite the adoption of Ministry of Labour Order No. 512n of July 2019, seeking to reduce the number of restricted occupations from 456 to 100" (11).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

"[T]he Committee notes with concern:... The exemption of perpetrators of statutory rape from criminal liability in case of marriage to the victim" (6). "[A]rticles 131 to 134 of the Criminal Code [contain] exemption of perpetrators of statutory rape from criminal liability in case of marriage to the victim" (7).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"[T]he committee notes with concern:... [t]he high prevalence of femicide, domestic violence, abduction, female genital mutilation and other forms of gender-based violence against women and the lack of shelters and victims support services, particularly in rural and remote areas" (6-7). "The Committee notes the establishment of rural women’s councils and initiatives to improve infrastructure and basic services in rural areas. However, it notes with concern that women account only for one third of farmers and holders of local government positions. It is also concerned about rural women’s limited access to justice, education, formal employment, health care, credit and economic empowerment schemes and protection from gender-based violence" (12).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"[T[he Committee recommends that the State party:... [e]nforce the prohibition of polygamy" (15). This indicates that ploygyny is illegal (SFR - CODER COMMENT).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"However, the Committee notes with concern:... the application of discriminatory religious and customary laws on divorce and inheritance and the denial of child custody to women, particularly in the North Caucasus region" (14).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-2

"However, the Committee notes with concern:... [r]eports of polygamy and the lack of legal and economic protection of women in polygamous unions" (14).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"The Committee recommends that... the State party: (a) Adopt and implement temporary special measures [including quotas] and establish timebound targets to accelerate the realization of substantive equality between women and men in all areas in which women continue to be disadvantaged or underrepresented, including in political and public life and employment" (5). "The Committee... recommends that the State party accelerate achievement of the full and equal participation of women... by: (a) Adopting temporary special measures, including statutory quotas and a gender parity system in the public and foreign services" (9). This indicates that quotas are not in place (SFR - CODER COMMENT).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"[T]he State party... adopt[ed] of the following: (a) The National Strategy for Women 2017–2022, which aims at empowering and advancing women, and the establishment of a coordinating council to ensure its implementation; (b) The National Health-care Project (2019), which seeks to reduce mortality rates and strengthen women’s access to health-care services" (2). "The Committee welcomes the adoption of the National Strategy for Women 2017–2022 and the related action plan, and the establishment of a coordinating council on women’s rights within the Government to implement the National Strategy" (4). "The Committee notes the information on the launch in 2019 of the National Health-care Project, which aims at reducing maternal and infant...more
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"[The Committee notes] the absence of exit and reintegration programmes for women who wish to leave prostitution" (8).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"[T]he committee notes with concern:... [t]he amendment to article 116 of the Criminal Code in February 2017, decriminalizing non-aggravated battery against family or household members and reclassifying it as an administrative offence" (6-7). "[T]he Committee recommends that the State party:... [a]dopt comprehensive legislation to prevent and address domestic violence... and amend the Criminal Code to criminalize on all forms of domestic violence, including physical, sexual, economic and psychological" (7).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The Committee recalls its previous concluding observations (CEDAW/C/RUS/CO/8, para. 24) and recommends that the State party: (b) Adopt legislation explicitly criminalizing female genital mutilation" (8). This indicates that the laws against FGM are not yet in place (SFR - CODER COMMENT).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"However, the Committee notes with concern: (a) The exceptions to the minimum age of marriage, set at 18 years for women and men, under the Federal Act No. 140-FZ (1997) amending the Family Code, which allow for child marriage from the age of 16 years" (14).
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"[T]he committee notes with concern:... (f) [t]he absence of a victim protection system. (e) The introduction, through the amendment to the Criminal Code in December 2020, of more severe sanctions for defamation, applicable to cases in which victims bring charges of crimes against their sexual integrity and sexual freedom, which prevents victims of sexual violence from gaining access to justice owing to fear of prosecution" (6).