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Nov. 15, 2022, 11:05 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Rwanda is also obliged to ensure equality between men and women by ratifying the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights" (para 4).
July 6, 2022, 10:35 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"...and the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol) in 2005 in order to accelerate the achievement of gender equality, in the interest of sustainable and equitable development" (6).
July 1, 2022, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Indonesia’s strong commitments toward the promotion of women empowerment and gender equality is manifested in its participation to various International Instruments and global frameworks that promote the rights of all women and girls such as the Beijing Platform Declaration and 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda" (3). "Indonesia has ratified ICRMW" (39).
June 29, 2022, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the previous report, the State party has ratified or acceded to the following international and regional instruments: (a) Association of Southeast Asian Nations Convention against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, in 2017" (2).
June 21, 2022, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the previous report, the State party has ratified the following international instruments: (a) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2014; (b) Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) of the International Labour Organization, in 2013; (c) Arms Trade Treaty, in 2013" (2). "The Committee notes that the adherence of the State party to the nine major international human rights instruments would enhance the enjoyment by women of their human rights and fundamental freedoms in all aspects of life. The Committee therefore encourages the State party to ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All...more
June 21, 2022, 8:35 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee notes that the adherence of the State party to the nine major international human rights instruments would enhance the enjoyment by women of their human rights and fundamental freedoms in all aspects of life. The Committee therefore encourages the State party to ratify the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families and the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, to which it is not yet a party" (15).
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"On May 25, 2007, the UN Convention against Transnational Crime and related Optional Protocols, including the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children and the Protocol Against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea, and Air was ratified" (8). "Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography was ratified on May 18, 2012" (8). "In May 2002 Suriname signed the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict" (8). "The Convention of Bel m do Par , which was ratified...more
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Somalia has signed and ratified the African (Banjul) Charter on Human and People's Rights. However, Somalia has not ratified nor signed the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People's Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa better known as the Maputo Protocol" (1).
Nov. 9, 2021, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"[W]omen’s rights groups called for the enforcement of the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combatting Violence against Women and Domestic Violence" (54).
Sept. 22, 2021, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"[T]he Committee urges the State party:...To ratify the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Convention on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Women and Children for Prostitution" (9). "[T]he Committee recommends that the State party...Consider ratifying the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness" (12). "The Committee recommends that the State party...Ratify the International Labour Organization Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190)" (14). "The Committee encourages the State party to ratify the Optional Protocol to...more
July 12, 2021, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The women's rights groups said in a statement that Mali had ratified international and regional agreements on women's rights such as the CEDAW and The Maputo Protocol - and was therefore obliged to take action to curb FGM" (para 13).
June 30, 2021, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Turkey withdrew from a European treaty on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, according to the country’s Official Gazette early Saturday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a decree to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention that was signed in 2011" (para 1-2). "Turkey is the first country to ratify the Council of Europe convention adopted in Istanbul. It seeks to prevent violence against women, including domestic violence, and bring an end to legal impunity for perpetrators" (para 8).
June 30, 2021, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The conservative, right-wing Ankara government... has agitated to withdraw Turkey from an international convention ensuring women’s rights" (para 7).
June 29, 2021, 4:33 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Poland is to withdraw from a European treaty aimed at preventing violence against women, the country's justice minister announced on Saturday. Zbigniew Ziobro said the document, known as the Istanbul Convention, was 'harmful' because it required schools to teach children about gender" (para 1-2).
June 25, 2021, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Hungary has rejected signing an international treaty intended to stop violence against women.Hungarian parliament refused to ratify the Istanbul Convention on Tuesday[May 2020]. Led by the Council of Europe and first introduced in 2011, the convention is the first international binding agreement to prevent gender-based violence like female genital mutilation and marital rape"(para 1-2)."Hungary joined the convention with the majority of EU member states in 2014, but the Budapest Assembly prevented ratification. The Hungarian government upheld a declaration that said the convention promoted 'destructive gender ideologies' and 'illegal immigration,' according to the Guardian"(para 5)."Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party said that the country agrees with the treaty, but Hungarian law already protects...more
April 26, 2021, 11:01 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The judges added that Kenya has, by ratifying numerous international treaties including CEDAW and the Maputo Protocol, made notable regional and international commitments to protect the rights of women and girls including the freedom from discrimination, cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment and harmful practices and attaining the highest standards of health" (para 6).
Jan. 31, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

“The great potential and transformative nature of the quest to advance women’s rights and the cross-cutting approach taken by the Angolan Government form the basis for clear innovations in the efforts to implement the provisions of the Convention, as reflected in: The Organic Statute of the Ministry of Family and Promotion of Women, which promotes the dissemination and the undertaking of activities for the implementation of the conventions, treaties and protocols relating to women and the family that have been signed and ratified by Angola. The National Policy on Gender Equality and Equity. Other policies that are being implemented in the context of the National Development Plan 2013–2017; Efforts to...more
Jan. 7, 2021, 9:23 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

“In his presentation, Ibor explained that several legislations in Nigeria prohibit discrimination based on gender. ‘The chapter four of the 1999 constitution, other legislation like; the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act (VAPP Act), The Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)- which Nigeria has ratified even though we have not domesticated, other national and international treaties, have all prohibited discrimination against women, so anybody who discriminated a woman because she’s a woman and prefers a man, has committed a crime and has violated the fundamental right of women” (para. 36-37).
Dec. 24, 2020, 1:01 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Pakistan ranks 147th out of the 182 countries that have ratified the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child" (para 21).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"As Turkey’s government debates withdrawing from an agreement meant to protect women from gender-based violence, femicide continues to rise, and protests have cropped up against a possible withdrawal from the agreement, known as the Istanbul Convention" (para 1). "However, the government has yet to announce whether they will pull out of the Istanbul Convention, which is designed to protect women, and the decision has been postponed multiple times. A decision was pushed back once again on August 18" (para 3). "In 2011, as part of an effort to prevent and combat violence against women, Turkey entered into the Istanbul Convention along with 45 other countries, including the European Union" (para...more
Dec. 23, 2020, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Being signatory to international treaties such as Convention to Eliminate All Discrimination against Women, International Conference on Population and Development and Millennium Development Goals; the Pakistan government is obliged to achieve gender equality" (para 5).
Dec. 20, 2020, 6:53 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The ratification of international conventions such as…the International Convenant on Economic, Social and Cultural rights, further enhances the complexity of the legal status of Bahraini women" (3).
Oct. 22, 2020, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The state response to gender-based violence remained inadequate, despite the ratification of the Istanbul Convention on violence against women. According to Kvinna Till Kvinna, police officers do not always inform women of their rights and available support, and perpetrators are just given a warning" (para 20).
Oct. 6, 2020, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Eswatini has committed itself to a number of regional and international instruments to promote gender equality, including…the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Declaration on Gender and Development" (para 11).
Oct. 4, 2020, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Zita Gurmai, President of PES Women, said: “The Istanbul Convention has led to higher protection standards in Europe and raised awareness on the topic of gender-based violence across Europe. Withdrawing from the convention rolls back the level of women’s rights in Poland." The Polish plan to withdraw from the convention comes after the Covid-19 lockdown, which has seen women more exposed to gender-based violence. Indeed, figures from several Member States have shown that the number of cases of violence against women has risen significantly during the lockdown, although femicides do not count into the official death statistics of COVID-19. Now conservative forces across Europe are using the pandemic to step...more
Oct. 1, 2020, 9:17 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Khalid al-Fakhri, a member of the National Society for Human Rights, said the mentioned stipulations are 'in line with the Convention on the Rights of the Child signed by Saudi Arabia and with the country's child protection system that specifies marriage contracts including those aged less than 18, which need to take place at a specialized court'" (para 5).
Sept. 29, 2020, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Although Tanzania ratified the African Union's 2005 Maputo Protocol on women's rights--which endorsed abortion rights-- and also recognizes colonial-era British case law permitting abortion in some circumstances, national law mandates 14-year sentences for anyone 'unlawfully' performing an abortion and seven years for women who try to make themselves miscarry-- but without defining 'unlawfully', said Sarah C. Keogh, a Guttmacher Institute researcher and the study's lead author" (para 4).
Sept. 29, 2020, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: LRW-LAW-2, ATC-DATA-5

"The council's report said criminal penalties for sexual offences in Finland were 'very low' in comparison with other signatories to the Council of Europe's Istanbul Convention, which sets standards for its members" (para 10).
Sept. 27, 2020, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) had not been sent to parliament for ratification" (para 9). "Discussions around the ratification of the Istanbul Convention descended to hateful and derogatory speech by some public officials against LGBT people, suggesting that the convention has a hidden agenda of LGBT propaganda and legitimizing same-sex marriage" (para 13). "In October, the Venice Commission, a Council of Europe advisory body, issued an expert opinion countering harmful myths about the Istanbul Convention, and concluding that Armenia's ratification of the treaty would not contradict its constitution" (para 25).
Aug. 30, 2020, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Armenia is a member of the Council of Europe and ratified the European Convention on Human Rights in April 2002" (para 3). "Armenia has not signed or ratified the Council of Europe 'Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence'" (para 10).