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June 8, 2022, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

The Dutch and Scandinavian far right have “more progressive gender politics,” Wodak says.
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: IRP-LAW-2

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption or establishment of the following: The action plan to combat prostitution and trafficking in human beings, in 2018" (2).
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"The result of a national survey on women and girls abducted in the name of so-called honour, revealing that in 2019, 172 children living in the State party had reportedly been subjected to early marriage" (5).
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The Committee remains concerned that the Discrimination Law, owing to its restricted list of prohibited grounds of discrimination, does not comprehensively address intersecting forms of discrimination against women" (4).
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party on its gender mainstreaming and its commitment to gender-responsive budgeting. It welcomes the establishment of the Swedish Gender Equality Agency, established to contribute to an effective implementation of Swedish gender equality policy. The Committee, however, notes with concern the insufficiency of the human, technical and financial resources allocated to the Agency. The Committee recommends that the State party strengthen the monitoring role of the Swedish Gender Equality Agency, including in the collection of data and conducting of qualitative research, and provide it with sufficient human, technical and financial resources to effectively carry out its mandate to promote and protect women’s rights" (4).more
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption or establishment of the following: [...] The national strategy to prevent and combat men’s violence against women, which went into effect 2017" (2). "The Committee welcomes the adoption, in 2016, of the 10-year national strategy to prevent and combat men’s violence against women, its accompanying programme of measures for 2017–2020, and the forty-point package of measures presented in 2021 by the Government to intensify work on preventing and combating men’s violence against women" (5).
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes that the State party also addresses new forms of gender-based violence against women, particularly in the online sphere. It further notes the information provided by the delegation during the dialogue that a permanent national and cross-sectoral competence centre against violence and oppression in the name of so-called honour is being established" (5).
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee nevertheless notes with concern: […] The low prosecution and conviction rates in sexual violence cases, resulting in impunity for perpetrators in sexual violence cases" (5-6).
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned about the prevalence of gender-based violence against women, including domestic violence, and the feminization of poverty, disproportionately affecting women and girls belonging to disadvantaged and marginalized groups and facing intersecting forms of discrimination, across the territory of the State party" (2). "The Committee nevertheless notes with concern: [...] The insufficient availability of places in shelters for victims of gender-based violence in the State party" (5).
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee notes that child and forced marriages and polygamy are illegal in the State party. However, the Committee is concerned about: […] Reports of polygamous marriages registered with the Swedish Tax Agency" (5).
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"The Committee remains concerned at the low number of women in leadership positions in academia, in senior management positions and on the boards of private companies. It notes with concern that the representation of women among new board of directors members is decreasing, with only 9 per cent of chief executive officer positions held by women, and that only 25 per cent of senior management positions were held by women in 2020" (4).
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption or establishment of the following: [...] The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the previous report, the State party ratified the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) of the International Labour Organization, in 2019" (2).
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned about the prevalence of gender-based violence against women, including domestic violence, and the feminization of poverty, disproportionately affecting women and girls belonging to disadvantaged and marginalized groups and facing intersecting forms of discrimination, across the territory of the State party" (2). "In line with its guidance note on the obligations of States parties to the Convention in the context of COVID-19, issued on 22 April 2020, the Committee recommends that the State party: [...] Consolidate the Swedish social model throughout the State party as a driving force for sustainable change and use it as a catalyst for implementing measures in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic...more
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2016 of the combined eighth and ninth periodic reports of the State party (CEDAW/C/SWE/8-9) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following: […] The law on sexual offences, which places lack of consent at the centre of the new definition of rape, in 2018" (1).
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"The Committee nevertheless notes with concern: […] The lack of comprehensive and updated statistical data on femicide" (5-6).
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee nevertheless notes with concern: […] The reported high prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace and educational settings despite the repeated initiatives of the State party to combat this trend" (5-6).
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned about the prevalence of gender-based violence against women, including domestic violence, and the feminization of poverty, disproportionately affecting women and girls belonging to disadvantaged and marginalized groups and facing intersecting forms of discrimination, across the territory of the State party" (2).
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2016 of the combined eighth and ninth periodic reports of the State party (CEDAW/C/SWE/8-9) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following: Amendments to the Discrimination Law, requiring employers to promote gender parity in management positions, in 2017" (1). "The Committee remains concerned at the low number of women in leadership positions in academia, in senior management positions and on the boards of private companies" (4).
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"The Committee notes that child and forced marriages and polygamy are illegal in the State party" (5).
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee commends the State party for its advanced social model, characterized by social redistribution, high unemployment benefits and a large public sector. Noting that it is combined with a competitive economy and a dependable welfare system, as well as low unemployment and poverty rates, the Committee considers the Swedish social model a strong basis for gender-responsive coronavirus disease (COVID-19) responses and recovery strategies, including under the NextGenerationEU recovery plan" (2).
Jan. 26, 2022, 5:25 p.m.
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Variables: IIP-SCALE-1

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Oct. 11, 2021, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: INFIB-DATA-1

"In 2018 the National Board of Health and Welfare estimated approximately 40,000 victims of FGM/C were living in Sweden. In 2018, 38 cases of genital mutilation were reported to the police; all FGM/C had taken place abroad. The national clinic specializing in victims of FGM/C reported an 80 percent increase in visitors over the past two years"(9).
Oct. 11, 2021, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"According to the National Method Support against Prostitution and Trafficking, an umbrella organization under the auspices of the Equality Agency, 19 girls and 38 boys from outside the country were subjected to trafficking in 2018. This was a decrease compared with previous years[...]The girls were mainly subjected to sexual exploitation, forced begging, and child marriage"(18).
Oct. 11, 2021, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"Women have the same legal status and rights as men, including under family, religious, personal status, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance law"(9).
Oct. 11, 2021, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"When necessary, authorities helped survivors to protect their identities or to obtain new identities and homes. Both national and local governments helped fund volunteer groups that provided shelter and other assistance for abused women"(9).
Oct. 11, 2021, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The law prohibits FGM/C. It is also illegal to perform FGM/C on a Swedish citizen abroad"(9).
Oct. 11, 2021, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Rape, including spousal rape and domestic violence, is illegal, and the government enforced the law effectively"(8)."The law prohibits sexual harassment and provides for criminal penalties from a fine to up to two years in prison"(9).
Oct. 11, 2021, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum age of marriage is 18, and it is illegal for anyone under 18 to marry. The government will legally recognize as valid the marriage of anyone who comes to the country after the age of 18, even if they were married abroad before the age of 18. The government does not recognize a foreign child marriage if either of the parties was a Swedish citizen or resident in Sweden at the time of marriage"(10).
Oct. 11, 2021, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention reported 7,958 cases of rape in 2018, an increase of approximately 8 percent compared with the previous year. Women and girls were victims in more than 93 percent of the cases. In approximately 17 percent of the cases, the abuser was convicted. Domestic violence remained a problem, and 11,522 cases were reported during 2018"(8).
Oct. 11, 2021, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape and domestic violence, is illegal, and the government enforced the law effectively. Penalties range from two to 10 years in prison"(8).