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Latest items for CL-DATA-1

Feb. 24, 2023, 12:54 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"Until April 2014, the Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) has assisted the formation of 23,788 community organizations of the economically poor to carry out different livelihood enhancing and capacity development activities. The programme has benefited 663,151 poor households, mostly indigenous communities, Dalits, and women. Of these, 75 percent are women, 65 percent are those who do not have sufficient food for more than 3 months a year." (21). "A study on entrepreneurship development program found that a larger percentage of women entrepreneur families (74.6%) had moved out of poverty as compared to men entrepreneur families (69.5%)." (21).
Feb. 6, 2023, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"The Committee [on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women] notes with concern…[t]he high poverty rate (38 per cent) In the State party, disproportionately affecting women, especially rural women, women single heads of household and women engaged in unpaid care work" (13).
Jan. 12, 2023, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"In Japan, elderly women are the most economically vulnerable – almost half live in poverty in comparison to the rest of the population. Because of all this, many are living in a state of prison dependency." (para 5).
Jan. 12, 2023, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"The informal job sector boomed, dramatically worsening labor conditions. The burden of this increasing poverty fell disproportionately on women" (para 7). "One of the most significant moments in the 1980s for the women’s movement came in 1987 with the Proclama. The Proclama was the result of seven years of lobbying and agitation by the movement. Numerous open meetings had been held during this time discussing the plight of women, namely their dual role as unpaid careers for the family and poorly paid salaried workers" (para 14).
July 6, 2022, 10:35 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"...A gender perspective has been incorporated into several sectoral programmes, including the strategic framework for poverty reduction…" (6).
June 7, 2022, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"Efforts have been made to address the special difficulties encountered by mothers living in poverty. The Happiness Project, whose purpose has been to help poor mothers to get out of poverty and receive medical treatment and health services, invested a total of 730 million yuan between 1995 and 2010, supporting 240,000 poor mothers and benefiting 1.08 million people in total. The Housing for Mothers Project has been implemented all over the country. For three consecutive years, between 2009 and 2011, the government of Liaoning Province included poor single mothers without a home of their own or living in dilapidated houses in the provincial government’s housing project planning, with earmarked funds;...more
May 30, 2022, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"The involvement of women and men in unpaid work was highly variable depending on the type of activity. Women spend much longer than men on most household and family tasks. Men involve themselves more than women in organized volunteer work (23 per cent compared to 17 per cent). As shown in a FOGE brochure published in 2010, unpaid caregiving has a negative impact on careers and social protection. In addition, it limits choices as regards the division of labour between women and men and increases the risk of poverty. Caregiving, whether paid or unpaid, whether for adults or children, is overwhelmingly women’s work. Accordingly, women bear the brunt of its...more
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
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"A lot of women live in poverty. Even if the man is providing, a woman is more prone to live in poverty because he has taken on multiple wives and can not provide as much" (1).
Sept. 22, 2021, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned that rural women and girls are disproportionately affected by poverty and have limited access to education, health care and water and sanitation" (15).
July 30, 2021, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"Many women upon finding their matrimonial homes inhabitable run away to urban areas with their children to eke out a living, this sinks them into deeper poverty because upon deprivation of land, some women get chased away with nothing. A woman who was used to the tranquillity of village life is upon widowhood and the subsequent eviction forced into the hustle and bustle of city life trying to juggle motherhood and fatherhood to her children in the slums of Nairobi, Kampala and Dar es Salaam..." (para 4).
June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"In households where the highest income is earned by a woman, the percentage of persons living below the minimum subsistence level is higher, and this difference is more noticeable in rural areas. The distribution of poverty risk among people living alone and single parents is different. Among women living alone or only with children, the percentage of persons living below the minimum subsistence level is lower than among men in an analogous situation. Certainly, in these groups the situation of rural women is considerably worse as well" (81). In Table 23 titled "Persons living below the minimum subsistence level by the household reference person in urban and rural areas in...more
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"According to the National report on Millennium Development Goals (2013), gender factor insignificantly affects the parameters of poverty. However, there are certain categories of women, such as elderly women, for whom poverty is a huge problem" (23). "The risks of deprivation poverty for women are more than half as much as many than for men: every tenth household of single man and every sixth household of single woman are poor. Only cohabitation with children and younger persons balance men and women in their level of poverty" (24).
Feb. 4, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"It is particularly concerned about the… Continued marginalization and poverty of the women and girls who survived the Gujarat riots and are living in the relief colonies and their precarious living conditions with limited access to education, health care, employment and security and poor infrastructure in terms of sanitation, water, transportation and housing" (4-5).
Jan. 31, 2021, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, CL-DATA-1

"On average, women currently retire with $90,000 less than men. By 2030 the retirement income gap is still expected to be 39%. Women, particularly single women, are thus at greater risk of experiencing poverty in retirement" (9).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan

"Wives typically aren't allowed to attend school and have little hope of earning money to support their families, perpetuating poverty" (para 7).
Dec. 31, 2020, 6 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"Liberal Democrat Education spokeswoman Layla Moran claimed victory over the announcement. She said: 'With 1 in 4 women saying they have experienced forms of period poverty, the Liberal Democrats have been fighting to ensure schools and hospitals are places where you can get free tampons and pads.However, this is not a silver bullet and we must continue to demand better for girls and women. It is vital the Conservative Government bring in more ambitious measures if we are to bring about the full eradication of period poverty'" (para 13-15).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"[N]early 27% of people living in poverty are women — 2% more than the number of men living in poverty" (para 10).
Oct. 26, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: CL-DATA-1

In Switzerland, 15% of both men and women ages 18-24, 11% of men and 12% of women ages 25-49, 10% of men and 13% of women ages 50-64, and 25% of men and 34% of women ages 65+ live in poverty.
Oct. 26, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: CL-DATA-1

In Australia, 4% of both men and women with a partner but no children under 18 live in poverty. 9% of both men and women with a parter and with children under 18 live in poverty. 19% of men and 14% of women without a partner or children under 18 live in poverty. 20% of men and 33% of women with no partner and with children under 18 live in poverty.
Aug. 30, 2020, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Armenia

"Women continue to be particularly affected by the ongoing transition to a market economy, poor economic development, high levels of unemployment, poverty, male out-migration, especially in recent years" (para 4).
July 28, 2020, noon
Countries: Argentina
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-1, CL-DATA-1

"90% of unpaid care labor is carried out by women, without substantial differences in socioeconomical leves nor in the qualitty of women in remunarate labor" (3).
June 20, 2020, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"Data on poverty in Albania point to the feminisation of the phenomenon...lower rates of poverty reduction are found in rural areas where, aside from the numerous factors contributing to poverty, women's inferior social and economic position has had strong impact." In 2005, 16.1% of women in Albania lived in poverty.
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"The number of impoverished women has dropped by an enormous margin, and the severity of poverty of women has been continuously alleviated. In the 592 poorest counties which are made the main targets of national poverty alleviation and development work, the poverty rate of the female population decreased from 20.3 percent in 2005 to 9.8 percent in 2010" (para. 11).
July 11, 2019, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"High rates of poverty and malnutrition among women and girls, especially those who belong to disadvantaged and marginalized communities, who reportedly have limited access to social security benefits and programme" (11).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned about the disproportionate levels of poverty among women and the lack of initiatives to increase tax collection for social expenditure" (13). Specific data not provided (CCS-CODER COMMENT).
June 10, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"The poverty index for 2012 showed an estimated gender inequality index at 0.582 points placing the country at the position 125 from 187 countries. This was however an improvement when compared to the estimation of 0.718 of 2008, i.e. 111 position among 169 countries (UNDP, Human Development Reports, 2010 and 2013). Poverty indexes in families headed by women are estimated at 58%, a drop of 4 percentage points when compared to the previous year" (8-9),
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"According to EU-SILC data (Statistics on Income and Living Conditions) for the year 2015, women in Austria are at higher risk of poverty or exclusion than men (19 and 16 per cent, respectively). At 18 per cent, female pensioners who live alone have a higher risk of poverty than male pensioners who live alone (14 per cent). Single-parent households — these are mainly single mothers and their children — have the highest risk of exclusion (42 per cent) of all household categories" (40),
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"NGOs reported that the monthly take home pay of some domestic workers was as low as 6.7 percent of the official poverty level" (p. 21).
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"The Committee commends the State party for its achievements in combating poverty and notes that it ranks among the top new States members of the European Union in that regard. The Committee is, however, concerned about the some 30,000 persons, in particular women, who do not have decent housing" (10).