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Latest items for DACH-PRACTICE-1

July 6, 2022, 10:35 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Population-wide access to health care is a matter of concern for the Republic of Djibouti. The Government has undertaken efforts to improve the national health-care infrastructure, incorporate gender equality into all health sector reforms, take the necessary measures to improve women’s access to health care and services, and so forth" (21-22).
July 1, 2022, 11:43 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The new school curricula currently in development for pre-secondary and secondary levels aims to integrate SRH education (‘Learning about Myself’ module). It has been piloted in 10 schools in 7 different municipalities. ToT for teachers and education professionals has also been delivered by the MEJD with UNFPA’s support" (27). SRH means Sexual Reprodctive Health (CODER COMMENT). "Youth that are out of school are also targeted through the development of a manual on healthy relationships, supported by UNFPA, to be used in Youth Centres, to transfer knowledge on SRH" (28). "These initiatives however were not comprehensive in scope. Despite a legal and policy environment broadly supportive of reproductive health education, cultural...more
July 1, 2022, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Regarding to the women before the law, Indonesia has a Blueprint for Corrections Service Reform maps out reform objectives and capacity building, such as:... (iii) provision of reproductive rights and health services; and (iv) improvement of quality and quantity to support the fulfilment of reproductive rights and health" (38). "Logistical assistances, funded by the MoH, UNFPA Indonesia, IBI, and AmeriCares, include individual reproductive health kits, especially for women in reproductive age, midwife/labour kits, reproductive health tents, medical devices, IEC media, and books. Services delivered in the reproductive health tents include the maternal child health (MCH), family planning, sexually transmitted diseases, VAW and children, and counselling. From August 2018 until December...more
June 29, 2022, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"[The Committee] notes with concern: (a) The limited access to and gender-based violence and discrimination in the health-care system faced by women in rural areas, women living with HIV/AIDS, women with disabilities, women in prisons and women using drugs" (13). "The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Eliminate discrimination, violence and stigma against women in rural areas, women living with HIV/AIDS, women with disabilities, women in detention and women using drugs, and ensure that they have access to adequate health services, including sexual and reproductive health services and HIV and drug treatment" (13).
June 21, 2022, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The lack of systematic inclusion of mandatory and comprehensive age-appropriate education on sexual and reproductive health and rights in curricula at all levels of education" (11). "Rural and indigenous girls have limited access to health services, in particular sexual and reproductive and mental health services, education, financial support for examination fees, economic empowerment programmes, employment opportunities, women’s leadership programmes and bank accounts and loans in hinterland areas" (13).
June 21, 2022, 8:35 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"In addition, while welcoming the adoption, in April 2017, of the Children and Social Work Act, which introduces a duty on the Secretary of State for Education to make relationships education mandatory in primary schools and relationships and sex education mandatory in secondary schools in England from September 2020, the Committee notes that the regulations to bring the provision into effect have yet to be adopted and that there is wide variation in the content of sexual education across the State party" (10-11). "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...more
June 14, 2022, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Danish healthcare system is universal and based on the principles of free and equal access to healthcare for all citizens. Healthcare is provided on the basis of the individual needs of patients including gender sensitive aspects of health. An example is the screening program for breast cancer. The specific initiatives advanced since the eighth periodic report shall thus be considered as additional to the comprehensive coverage already ensuring women’s access to health care" (24). "Today, around one third of the Danish population suffers from one or more chronic diseases. Comorbidity is a growing challenge, and there is a greater proportion of comorbidity among women (28.8 percent) than among men...more
June 10, 2022, 1:22 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Mirroring these trends, women in Aotearoa New Zealand faced greater economic, social and health challenges than men…" (Para. 3).
June 7, 2022, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-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 27, 2022, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Through 30 Women’s Health Advisory Centres established in the Migrant Health Centres, studies are carried out for supporting and improving women’s health, reproductive health, adolescent health and combatting sexual-based violence especially for women, pregnants, puerperants, newborns, lactants, women subjected to violence and youth who are among risk groups [sic]" (25-26).
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"To date, Suriname has made significant improvements in the fields of enrolment of women in education, reduction of maternal mortality, combating HIV/AIDS, adoption/revision of legislation and defining and implementing of various national plans, programs and projects" (6). "Significant improvements at the level of reproductive health" (6). "Significant interventions by the Ministry of Health in various areas which involve the health situation and health development of women, have contributed to increased women’s access to health services with a focus on the following areas: Policy development, Life expectancy, Maternal health, HIV/AIDS/STI, Cervical cancer treatment, Improved data collection" (28). "The GOS has endorsed the Regional Strategy and Plan of Action for Cervical Cancer...more
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"However, the Committee notes with concern: (a) Restrictions on women’s access to abortion, such as pre-abortion counselling requirements to provide women with alternative options to abortion" (12). "[R]ural women, migrant women, refugee and asylum-seeking women and women in detention face barriers to access to basic health care" (12).
April 26, 2022, 1:16 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Even so, Spanish women still face obstacles, with “most” obstetrician-gynaecologists in the public sector refusing to carry out such procedures, the Organización Médica Colegial (OMC) doctors’ association has said. When going to a private clinic, women are sometimes confronted by anti-abortion activists who try to persuade them not to end their pregnancies"(para 8,9)."According to a 2018 study by ACAI, which represents abortion clinics, 89% of Spanish women said they had felt harassed when attending an abortion clinic, and 66% said they felt threatened"(para 12).
April 18, 2022, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The committee…notes with concern...The lack of comprehensive age-appropriate education on sexual and reproductive health and rights in school curricula" (9).
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee commends the State party for its advanced social model, characterized by social redistribution, high unemployment benefits and a large public sector. Noting that it is combined with a competitive economy and a dependable welfare system, as well as low unemployment and poverty rates, the Committee considers the Swedish social model a strong basis for gender-responsive coronavirus disease (COVID-19) responses and recovery strategies, including under the NextGenerationEU recovery plan" (2).
March 25, 2022, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"According to human rights groups, transgender women faced many barriers to accessing medical counseling and treatment, from lack of awareness to outright discrimination by medical personnel" (36).
March 21, 2022, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"While noting the legislative and policy measures taken by the State party, including the extension of compulsory health insurance to the Roma population, the Committee remains concerned about: (a) The limited implementation of such laws and policies and the restricted access for Roma women, women with disabilities and victims of rape to health care services; (b) The difficulties faced by women with disabilities in enjoying their right to reproductive health services due to prejudices, the lack of trained personnel and accessible facilities" (9).
March 19, 2022, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The report stresses the negative consequences of FGM, which is generally performed without anesthesia, on the health and physical integrity of these women and girls. 'In addition to the extreme pain… the lack of medically sterilized equipment and facilities increases the likelihood of infection and lasting physical damage, and may even lead to death,' says the report. Girls’ education is also disrupted as they are often removed from formal schooling to attend 'bush school' and undergo FGM"(para 5).
March 9, 2022, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"According to international statistics, cardiovascular disease has been always considered a disease more common in men. Nowadays this is the number one killer for women between 44 and 59 years and far exceeds all causes of death. There is still a gender bias regarding the approach to cardiovascular problems in women. Although the diagnosis is done in a more advanced stage than men, the prognosis is more severe for the same age" (85). "In December 2006, it was set up the Commission on Health and Migration, whose mandate included...the promotion of the accessibility and usability of health-care services by immigrants, with particular attention to women. Indeed, in 2006, there were...more
Feb. 28, 2022, 12:54 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

“Nepal’s maternal health services were fragile before the pandemic. The country has no practising midwives so women give birth with the help of auxiliary nurses like Urmila, or skilled birth attendants”(para 5).
Jan. 13, 2022, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Although police no longer required physicians to examine victims, physicians still had to complete official forms reporting rape. Rural areas generally had no police physician, and in Nairobi there were only three. NGOs reported police stations often but inconsistently accepted the examination report of clinical physicians who initially treated rape victims"(37).
Dec. 16, 2021, 11:23 p.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"On July 17, after an official visit to the Hungary-Serbia border, UN Rapporteur Felipe Gonzalez Morales described prison-like conditions in the transit zones, with asylum seekers chained to hospital beds. Morales stated general hygiene conditions were acceptable but that medical care was insufficient. He added that doctors were available for only a couple of hours a day, and there were no gynecologists or pediatricians, even though the majority of asylum seekers were women and children. Interpreters were scarce and communication with doctors could be difficult" (19). "The law provides for the same legal status and rights for women as for men. According to the Economist’s 2018 glass ceiling index, women...more
Oct. 15, 2021, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Women reported being asked for proof of marriage to access some sexual and reproductive healthcare, antenatal care, vaginal ultrasounds and smear tests" (para 12).
Sept. 25, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"NGOs reported some gynecological offices did not provide services to rape victims because they did not have access to rape kits and referred them to local hospitals. Once at a hospital, some staff told victims they needed either a police report or to come back with a police officer before they could conduct a rape examination" (15).
Sept. 22, 2021, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is, however, deeply concerned about the limited access that women have to health care, in particular sexual and reproductive health-care services and information, especially in rural and remote areas, the persistently high rate of maternal mortality and the disproportionate impact of conflict on women’s health" (14). "[The committee] also notes with concern...The lack of comprehensive sexual education and limited access to family planning and modern forms of contraception; (d) The lack of gender-sensitive mental health services and facilities to provide high-quality psychological and psychosocial assistance to women with mental health challenges" (14). "[T]he Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Continue to reduce the rate of maternal mortality...more
Sept. 13, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The law mandates family planning bureaus administer pregnancy tests to married women of childbearing age and provide them with basic knowledge of family planning and prenatal services" (68).
Sept. 10, 2021, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The CNDH reported indigenous women were among the most vulnerable groups in society. They often experienced racism and discrimination and were often victims of violence. Indigenous persons generally had limited access to health care and education services"(26).
Sept. 10, 2021, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"A woman from western Afghanistan - we will call her Rabia - was suffering from severe fever, so she went to see a doctor. The doctor's diagnosis was Covid-19. Rabia returned home, suffering from pain and fever, and gave her prescription to her husband to buy the medicine for her. But when he saw her name on the prescription he beat her, for revealing it 'to a strange man'. Her story - which was relayed to the BBC through a friend - is not unique. In Afghanistan, family members often force women to keep their name a secret from people outside the family, even doctors" (para 1-3). There is a...more
Aug. 17, 2021, 2:50 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Women did not have equal access to education, economic opportunities, health facilities, or social freedoms" (p 20).
Aug. 10, 2021, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"On February 8[2019], a Communist Party delegation visit to the reception facility in Katsikas, Epirus, noted the absence of medical care, especially for women, newborns, and children, according to media reports"(14)."Pregnant women in Evros reception and detention facilities continued facing problems in accessing proper medical and prenatal care"(18).