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Latest items for CWC-DATA-3

June 21, 2022, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Committee welcomes the provision of temporary residence permits, health-care services and education to Venezuelan women and girls seeking asylum in the State party, as well as the establishment of a multi-agency committee to coordinate the State party’s response to the arrival of Venezuelan citizens on its territory. It nevertheless notes the following with concern: (a) The lack of national legislation on refugees, which prevents women and girls in need of international protection from acquiring refugee status; (b) The delay in ratifying the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol thereto; (c) The lack of legal status for asylum-seeking women and girls, which prevents them...more
June 21, 2022, 8:35 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Committee remains concerned about obstacles faced by women belonging to marginalized groups, such as asylum-seeking and refugee women, migrant women, Roma and Traveller women, and victims of trafficking in gaining access to healthcare services, including as a result of their inability to provide identity documentation, proof of address or immigration status" (13). "The Committee expresses concern about the detention of asylum-seeking women, including pregnant women and nursing women, and the absence of a general time limit on immigration detention in the State party. It is also concerned about the destitution of refugee and asylum-seeking women, due to extremely low levels of financial support available to them, which is also...more
June 7, 2022, 9:49 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Since the Russian invasion began, more than three and a half million people have fled the country. Because men aged under 60 years old are required to stay in the country and fight, the majority of those fleeing are women and children" (1).
March 10, 2022, 10:53 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"As of October there were nearly 920,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon registered with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Since the government instructed UNHCR to stop registering Syrian refugees in early 2015, this total did not include Syrian refugees who arrived after that time" (19). "In addition to nearly 14,000 UNHCR-registered Iraqi refugees residing in the country, a limited number of additional Iraqis entered during the year to escape violence. As of June 30, UNHCR also registered more than 4,200 refugees or asylum seekers from Sudan and other countries" (19). "Nonetheless, the country hosted an estimated 1.5 million refugees, the vast majority of them Syrian" (22). "The amount of...more
Feb. 24, 2022, 10:11 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"...The government, international organizations, and civil society groups identified various factors causing displacement, including threats, extortion, and physical, psychological, and sexual violence by illegal armed groups against civilian populations, particularly women and girls..." (17-18). "The Victims’ Unit cited extortion, forced recruitment by illegal armed groups, killings, and physical and sexual violence as the primary causes of intraurban displacement. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that in some departments displacement disproportionately affected indigenous and Afro-Colombian groups" (18).
Feb. 4, 2022, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"In one example in June, immigration authorities revoked the refugee status of a single mother of Afghan descent and her three children who had fled from Iran. Immigration authorities attempted to return them to Afghanistan even though none of the three children was born in Afghanistan and had never visited. The basis for the revocation was a claim by the government that it was safe for the family to return to Afghanistan. In the course of her detention, although the mother lapsed into unconsciousness, she was still placed on an airplane with the three children. Upon arrival in Istanbul, the mother, who had not regained consciousness, had to be returned...more
Jan. 24, 2022, 1:07 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Refugees reported exploitation by nongovernment actors, including assaults, gender-based violence, fraud, and labor and sex trafficking" (32).
Jan. 14, 2022, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Belize

"Refugees were able to use the education system and the socialized medical system, but the government offered no assistance with housing or food except in extreme cases that involved children and pregnant women" (8).
Jan. 10, 2022, 10:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Decades of sectarian and political insurgency, sporadic interclan fighting, and natural disasters have generated significant internal displacement...Most IDPs were women and children...Security forces sometimes carried out military operations near IDP sites, increasing the risk of casualties and damage and restricting freedom of movement. Impoverished IDPs were highly susceptible to human trafficking networks. Additionally, despite a government policy of free public education, significant numbers of children in displaced families were unable to attend school because of unofficial school fees and transportation expenses" (19).
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:27 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Yemeni and Syrian refugees are coming into Somalia. There are approximately 2.5 million IDPs across the country IDPS. Mainly driven by natural disasters, drought, flooding. There is an increase from rural migration to urban areas. Because IDPs are getting paid as much as 50 dollars a month, something they would not be able to earn in rural areas. Urban cities have aid infrastructure, whereas rural areas do not. About 60 something percent are women and girls. Additional risk for kids, no education, no health, women GBV related issues. Women of childbearing ages are at higher risk for poor maternal health. Higher infant death rates, children under 5 have high infant...more
Dec. 3, 2021, 9:11 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"While no official statistics were available, a women’s shelter reported recurring problems with gender-based violence and trafficking of refugee women. NGOs reported Venezuelans crossing through informal border crossings controlled by armed groups faced significant protection risks, including gender-based violence. Individuals were often forced to pay a form of taxation at the informal border crossing or be indebted to those controlling them, exposing them to risks of exploitation, harassment, and sexual violence, as well as recruitment into drug trafficking and other armed groups" (21). "With the refugee status determination process centralized at the National Refugee Commission (CONARE) headquarters in Caracas, asylum seekers often waited for years to obtain a final decision....more
Nov. 16, 2021, 6:38 p.m.
Countries: Poland

"Some incidents of gender- based violence in the centers for asylum seekers occurred, but UNHCR reported that local response teams involving doctors, psychologists, police, and social workers addressed these cases. UNHCR reported no major or persistent problems with abuse in the centers" (11).
Nov. 9, 2021, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The government took steps during the year to increase services provided to the approximately four million refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants in the country, nearly 3.7 million of whom were displaced Syrians" (40).
Nov. 8, 2021, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The government accepted refugees for relocation and resettlement and provided assistance through NGOs such as CEAR and Accem. UNHCR noted the country’s system for integrating refugees, especially vulnerable families, minors, and survivors of gender-based violence and trafficking in persons, needed improvement" (11).
Nov. 3, 2021, 9:41 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"According to the NGO La Strada, the conflict in the Donbas region led to a surge in violence against women across the country. Human rights groups attributed the increase in violence to posttraumatic stress experienced by IDPs fleeing the conflict and by soldiers returning from combat. IDPs reported instances of rape and sexual abuse; many claimed to have fled areas controlled by Russia-led forces because they feared sexual abuse" (43).
Oct. 12, 2021, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Germany

"The federal government, the states, and NGOs supported numerous projects to prevent and respond to cases of gender-based violence, including providing victims with greater access to medical care and legal assistance. Approximately 340 women’s shelters offering a total of 6,700 beds operated throughout the country. The NGO Central Information Agency of Autonomous Women’s Homes (ZIF) reported accessibility problems, especially in bigger cities, because women who found refuge in a shelter tended to stay there longer due to a lack of available and affordable housing. ZIF also stated refugee women are particularly vulnerable, as they are required to maintain residence in a single district for three years and many live in...more
Oct. 4, 2021, 9:10 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Socioeconomic Profile of Refugees in Brazil report, as of February there were 5,314 officially recognized refugees living in the country. The report included results from interviews with a sample of 500 refugees who had settled in seven states and the Federal District. According to the report, 55 percent of the refugees were from Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. UNHCR reported 178,575 Venezuelans had requested protection in Brazil as of August. Of those, only 221 had been officially recognized as refugees by the National Committee for Refugees due to a years-long backlog in deciding cases...NGOs reported...more
Sept. 29, 2021, 9:35 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The law provides for the granting of asylum or refugee status, and the government has established a system for providing protection to refugees. A national committee in charge of refugees operated with assistance from UNHCR. According to UNHCR, the International Organization for Migration, and the government, by September 30, there were 26,851 registered refugees and 1,000 asylum seekers residing in the country. The majority of refugees were of Afro- Mauritanian origin--expelled from Mauritania in 1989--and their children. At a meeting between UNHCR and ministers from the Economic Community of West African States, the government committed itself to assisting all Mauritanian refugees who wished to integrate locally with a declaration of...more
Sept. 29, 2021, 9:35 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, Niger
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"As of September 30, UNHCR estimated there were 138,404 Malian refugees registered in neighboring Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Niger. New refugee arrivals continued to increase throughout the year due to the conflict and violence in Mali. Despite security challenges, the government reported 74,205 Malian refugees had returned to Mali from neighboring countries as of September 30" (18).
Sept. 29, 2021, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The security conditions in the North and the Center, including frequent intercommunal violence, forced many people to flee their homes. UNHCR and the Ministry of Solidarity and the Fight against Poverty reported 187,139 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mali and 138,404 refugees in neighboring countries as of September 30. Humanitarian access in the northern regions generally improved following the 2015 signing of the Algiers Accord, although insecurity related to terrorism and banditry remained a challenge in much of the country. Intercommunal violence and ethnic conflict in the Center continued to cause insecurity and displacement concerns. While in June some IDPs in the Mopti region returned to their homes, the number...more
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Interior reported there were no displaced children in the country during the year" (10).
Sept. 14, 2021, 9:15 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"A dark, shameful blot on the pages of American history, the witch hunts of Salem, Massachusetts, in the 1690s represent an era we’re all glad is far behind us. But in some areas of Africa, the same sorts of accusations that plagued the colonists of Salem still hang heavy over the heads of women every day. This is especially true in Ghana’s Northern Region, where it is not uncommon for powerful Voodoo priests to lead crusades against alleged witches whom they believe are using secret spells, rituals, and curses to unfairly help themselves and harm others. In fact, women in Ghana are accused of using the dark arts so often,...more
Sept. 13, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"North Korean refugees and asylum seekers, particularly young women living on the margins of society, were vulnerable to trafficking and forced marriages as a result of their unrecognized status. Authorities continued to forcibly repatriate North Korean refugees and asylum seekers, including trafficking victims, generally treating them as illegal economic migrants. The government detained and deported them to North Korea..." (58).
Sept. 8, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan

"Limited humanitarian access because of the deteriorating security situation caused delays in identifying, assessing, and providing timely assistance to IDPs, who continued to lack access to basic protection, including personal and physical security and shelter. Many IDPs, especially in households with a female head, faced difficulty obtaining basic services because they did not have identity documents. Many IDPs in urban areas reportedly faced discrimination, lacked adequate sanitation and other basic services, and lived in constant risk of eviction from illegally occupied displacement sites, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center. Women in IDP camps reported high levels of domestic violence. Limited opportunities to earn a livelihood following the initial displacement...more
Aug. 23, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Sexual and gender-based violence of refugees continued. UNHCR worked with local authorities and residents in the three refugee camps to strengthen coordination and address violence, including sexual violence, against vulnerable persons. UNHCR reported the most frequent gender-based violence crimes were rape and physical assault, followed by psychological and emotional abuse" (p 15).
Aug. 20, 2021, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Displaced children represented a serious and growing problem--particularly because outward migration of workers continued, and greater numbers of children were left behind. The government offered limited, inadequate services to street children at a single rehabilitation center in Phnom Penh. A local NGO estimated there were 1,200 to 1,500 displaced street children in Phnom Penh with no relationship to their families" (24).
Aug. 6, 2021, 1:10 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Media, NGOs, and UNHCR staff reported multiple cases of attacks against refugees, particularly women and children. According to UNHCR, refugees sometimes reported harassment, sexual harassment, and discrimination. Refugee women and girls, particularly sub-Saharan Africans, faced the greatest risk of societal, sexual, and gender-based violence(34).
July 29, 2021, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon, Chad, Niger
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"I am worried over rape and sexual exploitation of women and girls displaced by the conflict with Boko Haram who are in need of water and food. There are several reports of sexual abuses, including rape and exploitation, of women and girls living in many internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa states, Chad, Niger Republic and Cameroun. The victims had been displaced from several towns and villages. In 2021, the Nigerian refugee crisis will be going into its seventh year. Since violent attacks of the insurgent group, Boko Haram started to spill over Nigeria’s north-eastern frontier in 2014, Cameroun, Chad and Niger have been drawn into what...more
July 29, 2021, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"I am worried over rape and sexual exploitation of women and girls displaced by the conflict with Boko Haram who are in need of water and food. There are several reports of sexual abuses, including rape and exploitation, of women and girls living in many internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa states, Chad, Niger Republic and Cameroun. The victims had been displaced from several towns and villages. In 2021, the Nigerian refugee crisis will be going into its seventh year. Since violent attacks of the insurgent group, Boko Haram started to spill over Nigeria’s north-eastern frontier in 2014, Cameroun, Chad and Niger have been drawn into what...more
July 23, 2021, 12:51 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"In the past year and a half, the women have managed to suspend more than 400 passports and revoke 67 others, Kabiraj says. In all, more than 5,000 women have filed abandonment complaints with India’s Ministry of External Affairs" (Para 9). "Only a few thousand people live in Toosa, but her relationships span the globe. She’s helping nearly 400 women who’ve been abandoned by their men, she says, getting several of their runaway husbands deported from their adopted countries and jailed. Every few minutes her phone rings" (Para 35).