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June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The Constitution of the Republic of Poland under article 68 ensures all citizens of both sexes the right to health protection. Moreover, all citizens, irrespectively of their financial situation, are guaranteed equal access to health care services financed from public funds" (61). "In Poland, health care services during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period are free of charge. The Act of 27 August 2004 on health care services provided from public funds (Dz. U. of 2008, No 164, item 1027, as amended) stipulates that persons who are uninsured but hold Polish citizenship and reside in the Republic of Poland, and who are under the age of 18 or in pregnancy,...more
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"DPCM 29.11.2001, as entered into force on February 23, 2002, which defines Livelli Essenziali di Assistenza (acronym in Italian, LEA), namely the services and the performances by the National Health-care Service, to be provided to all citizens, free of charge or upon payment of a participation fee (in Italian, ticket), by means of public resources collected through the general taxation" (82).
April 22, 2021, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The most recent iteration of this debate happened last year when the Reproductive Healthcare Bill 2019 sponsored by Senator Susan Kihika was proposed to consolidate the 'right to the highest attainable standard of health, including the right to reproductive healthcare' enshrined in Article 43 of the Kenyan Constitution. Much more ambitious than the 2014 bill that preceded it, this piece of legislation proposed to make prenatal, delivery and postnatal services free for every woman in Kenya, outlaw forced sterilization, regulate surrogacy and provide a more solid framework for sex education" (para 7). "Although it falls short of authorizing same-sex couples to access surrogacy, the bill seeks to establish every person's...more
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:50 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"In October, the National Assembly adopted a bill allowing lesbian couples and single women to access fertility treatments available only to heterosexual couples. It was before the Senate at time of writing" (para 11).
Aug. 27, 2020, 3:33 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Everyone shall have the right to have his health protected. 3. Public authorities shall ensure special health care to children, pregnant women, handicapped people and persons of advanced age."
Aug. 12, 2020, 3:12 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: DACH-LAW-1, ABO-LAW-1

"The 2017 law on reproductive health recognizes it as a right, even as Mauritania maintains its ban on abortion" (para 22).
Aug. 10, 2020, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Honduras

"The government also bans emergency contraception, or the 'morning after pill,' which can prevent pregnancy after rape, unprotected sex, or a conceptive failure" (para 23).
June 23, 2020, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The Law on Health Care and the Law on Health Insurance provide for health care free of charge for all insured persons, as well as for all girls, pregnant women and nursing mothers, regardless of their insurance status" (35).
May 31, 2020, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The Socialist Constitution provides that ‘Citizens are entitled to medical care. This right is ensured by free medical care, an expanding network of hospitals, sanatoria and other medical institutions, State social insurance and other social security systems’ (art. 72) and ‘The State shall afford special protection to mothers and children by providing maternity leave, reduced working hours for mothers with many children, a wide network of maternity hospitals, nurseries and kindergartens, and other measures’ (art. 77). The Law on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Women provides that ‘Women shall have equal access to health-care services with men. Public health institutions shall be equipped with medical facilities for...more
April 24, 2020, 9:25 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: DACH-LAW-1, IIP-LAW-2

"In the 12 states that adopted sharia law, sharia and social norms affected women to varying degrees. For example, in Zamfara State local governments enforced laws requiring the separation of Muslim men and women in transportation and health care. In 2013 the Kano State government issued a statement declaring men and women must remain separate while using public transportation." (35).
April 14, 2020, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The Government of the Republic of Indonesia has set as a goal increasing maternal health care coverage, as stated in the 2015-2019 Medium-Term National Development Plan (RPJMN) (National Development Planning Board/Bappenas 2014) and the 2015-2019 strategic plan (Renstra) of the Ministry of Health" (129-130).
April 1, 2020, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan

"Boys and girls had equal access to government facilities, although families were more likely to seek medical assistance for boys than for girls" (42).
March 29, 2020, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"In 2012, the Maldives introduced a universal health insurance scheme called Aasandha, which was expanded to Husnuvaa Aasandha from 2014 as an unlimited health insurance scheme provided by the government. The benefit package covers all outpatient and inpatient services at the health centre and hospital levels other than services related to dentures, eyeglasses, and cosmetic procedures. Because the Aasandha programme is universal, respondents in the 2016-17 MDHS were asked if they had any health insurance other than Aasandha. Tables 3.9.1 and 3.9.2 show that, overall, only 8% of women and 12% of men age 15-49 were covered by any type of health insurance other than Husnuvaa Aasandha, with the most...more
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The state improves the level of social security for women. The Social Insurance Law of the People’s Republic of China has a separate chapter for maternity insurance, clearly stipulating that women equally enjoy social security rights. In the Program for the Development of Chinese Women (2011-2020), a section titled “Women and Social Security” was added, defining the main goals, policies, and measures to enable women to enjoy equal access to social insurance, relief, welfare and assistance" (para. 16). "A relatively sound system of laws and policies on maternal and child health has been established. The state has enacted, revised and implemented the Law of the People’s Republic of China on...more
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The Constitution ensures the right to health for all citizens and makes provisions for free health care for poor citizens (Article 72)" (42).
June 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"In August parliament amended the penal code to grant mothers permission to give consent for surgeries on their minor children without consent of their father" (32).
May 13, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Disability Inclusion Act (2016), which protects women with disabilities from discrimination" (2).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The health care system in Albania is mainly public, and private practice is limited. The Albanian law guarantees equal access to health care for all citizens" (35).
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Amendments to the Law on Health Care of the Republic of RS stated, inter alia, that primary health care includes the protection of the health of women and children, so that the primary level of protection would be accessible to all individuals, and especially to women" (33).
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"In areas under its control, Da’esh published a 'Civilization Document' with 16 points that a woman must follow or face the death penalty. They included staying at home and not leaving it without an immediate male relative (mahram); wearing a wide cloak, full face veil, and head scarf; closing hair salons; not sitting on chairs in public; and not seeing male doctors" (para 203).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Article 23 of the Constitution guarantees the right to health for all, while Article 25 guarantees the right to education for all" (17). "Law No. 7 of 1996 regulating domestic medical treatment includes measures to eliminate discrimination against women in health care" (51). "Law No. 7 of 2013 on the health insurance system provides for equality in treatment, non-discrimination, the exercise of all rights and freedoms and the same treatment as Qatari citizens for certain categories, including non-Qatari women married to Qataris, the children of Qatari women married to non-Qataris, and other groups identified by decision of the Minister. The Health Insurance Act and its implementing regulations include numerous plans,...more
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"UK Government has made it clear that providers of NHS-funded care are expected to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation, except where this is in the overall best interest of the patient, or reflects their personal choice. Any hospital that places patients in mixed-sex accommodation can face fines of £250 per patient, per day" (28).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The existence of a national family-planning program" (para. 20).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The existence of a national family-planning program" (para. 20).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Women have the same legal rights as men. The law requires equal… access to goods, services, social welfare, and health care" (9).
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The Basic Law of the State in the Sultanate does not discriminate between men and women in respect of general rights and duties, including the right to benefit from health services. This is made clear in article 17 concerning gender equality and in article 12 concerning social principles, which states: 'The State is concerned with public health and the prevention and treatment of diseases and epidemics. It endeavours to provide health care for every citizen and to encourage the establishment of private hospitals, clinics and other medical institutions under State supervision and in accordance with rules laid down by Law. It also works to conserve and protect the environment and...more
Aug. 24, 2018, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Social Security Law of 31 August 2012, which ensures that women and men enjoy, on an equal basis, the benefits of new insurance programmes, including the provision of maternity insurance for women" (page 2).
Aug. 15, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The right to health protection has been prescribed in the Law on Health Protection and the Law on Health Insurance of Montenegro. In the health system no data is collected based on ethnical, national or any other belonging of health protection users. All the women, including women with disability, RE women and refugee and displaced women have a free and adequate access to gaining health services through an elected GP, or elected gynaecologist at the primary level of health protection, as the basis for ensuring health services at the higher levels of health protection . . . The Law on Health Insurance stipulates that socially vulnerable categories, women during pregnancy...more
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since its consideration in 2008 of the State party’s combined fourth to seventh periodic reports (CEDAW/C/URY/7), in particular the adoption of the following legislation: Act No. 19.353 of 27 November 2015, creating a national integrated care system . . . Act No. 18.651 of 19 February 2010, establishing a comprehensive protection system for persons with disabilities" (page 1-2).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The Government wants to ensure that all New Zealanders have the same opportunities for good health. Patient centred health services for all New Zealanders are funded by the Government, irrespective of gender" (page 24).