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June 16, 2021, 9:24 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"Legal recognition In order to be recognised as legally valid, all marriages which take place in the United Kingdom must be monogamous and must be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the relevant legislation. For a polygamous marriage to be considered valid in the UK, the parties must be domiciled in a country where polygamous marriage is permitted and must have entered into the marriage in a country which permits polygamy. There is some anecdotal evidence of people entering into polygamous marriage in the UK through religious ceremonies that are not registered by the state and are not recognised under UK law. Calls have been made for all...more
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, East Timor, Eritrea, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Mauritius, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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June 15, 2021, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The United Kingdom (UK) adopted its most recent National Action Plan (NAP) in 2018 for the period 2018-2022. The NAP was developed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Ministry of Defence (MOD), and Department for International Development (DFID), and supported by the Stabilisation Unit...The NAP does not include an allocated budget, but indicates that government departments fund work on WPS from their core budgets" (para 1). "The UK’s fourth NAP is preceded by three other NAPs, adopted in 2006, 2010, and 2014 and implemented for the period 2010-2013 and 2014-2017, respectively. While the engagement with the WPS agenda has become more detailed and substantive with each subsequent NAP, the...more
June 11, 2021, 1:21 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Upon signature: 'The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland declare that it is their intention to make certain reservations and declarations upon ratification of the Convention.' Upon ratification: 'A. On behalf of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: (a) The United Kingdom understands the main purpose of the Convention, in the light of the definition contained in Article 1, to be the reduction, in accordance with its terms, of discrimination against women, and does not therefore regard the Convention as imposing any requirement to repeal or modify any existing laws, regulations, customs or practices which provide for women to be treated more...more
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in United Kingdom was 81.7 per 10,000 population" (p 64).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in United Kingdom was 81.7 per 10,000 population" (p 64).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in United Kingdom was 15.3% (p 72).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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April 16, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

The United Kingdom does not have restrictions on adoption of children of a certain sex based on the sex and marital status of the adoptive parent.
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in United Kingdom was 79.7 years for males and 83.2 years for females" (p 46).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in United Kingdom was 4 per 1000 live births" (p 49).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in United Kingdom was 7 per 100,000 live births" (p 49).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in United Kingdom was 7 per 100,000 live births" (p 49).
March 30, 2021, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2020 the maternal mortality ratio for women in United Kingdom was 7 per 100,000 live births" (p 49).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in United Kingdom is 12.4 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 56).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned about the continuing prevalence of violence against women and girls, including domestic and sexual violence, and about the low prosecution and conviction rates of sexual violence cases" (9).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"Immigrant women and women asylum-seekers...may be subject to multiple forms of discrimination with respect to education, health, employment and social and political participation. It notes that asylum on the grounds of gender-related persecution, including violence against women, is not frequently granted. It also notes that women in insecure immigration status are not allowed to access public funds, particularly health care services, public housing and social security benefits, with particularly negative consequences for victims of violence. The Committee is concerned that proposals to introduce pre-entry English-language tests for people applying for spouse visas may discriminate against certain groups of vulnerable refugees, in particular women" (13).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"the adoption of the Work and Families Act (2006), which...provides for flexible working arrangements, and extending the statutory maternity pay and maternity allowance from 26 to 39 weeks" (11).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: AW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee also welcomes the recent announcement of a 45-day period of recovery and reflection for victims of trafficking, as well as the granting of temporary one-year visas" (10). "It notes that asylum on the grounds of gender-related persecution, including violence against women, is not frequently granted" (13).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"The Committee notes the various measures taken by the Government to prohibit forced marriage, including the enactment of the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act (2007)" (8).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-LAW-3

"The Committee also welcomes the recent announcement of a 45-day period of recovery and reflection for victims of trafficking, as well as the granting of temporary one-year visas" (10).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned that women of different ethnic and minority communities,...continue to suffer from multiple discrimination, particularly in access to...health care" (12).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"women of minority and ethnic communities suffer higher rates of depression and mental illness, while women of Asian descent have higher suicide and self-harm rates" (13).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

"women of minority and ethnic communities suffer higher rates of depression and mental illness" (13).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The Committee continues to be concerned, however, about the persistence of occupational segregation between women and men in the labour market and the continuing pay gap, one of the highest in Europe, where current figures show that the average hourly earnings of full-time women employees amount to approximately 83 per cent of men’s earnings" (11). "The Committee notes that ethnic and minority women are underrepresented in all areas of the labour market, in particular in senior or decision-making positions, have higher rates of unemployment and face a greater pay gap in their hourly earnings compared to men" (12).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned that women of different ethnic and minority communities...continue to suffer from multiple discrimination, particularly in access to...employment" (12).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned about the continuing prevalence of violence against women and girls, including domestic and sexual violence" (9).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned about the continuing prevalence of violence against women and girls...The Committee also notes with concern that corporal punishment is lawful in the home and constitutes a form of violence against children, including the girl child" (9).