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Latest items for DACH-PRACTICE-3

July 1, 2022, 11:43 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"People with disabilities, including women, are eligible for the Allowance for the support of the Elderly and Invalid (SAII) established in 2008, which is currently the most comprehensive social protection program and provides a monthly cash benefit of 30 USD per month.263 While 93 per cent of the total population aged 60 or older264 was benefiting from this scheme in 2017 (54 per cent women / 46 per cent men), about 20 per cent of the total disabled population is benefiting from it (48 per cent women and 52 per cent men) due to limited awareness and operational issues" (38). "After the adoption of the National Policy in 2012 and...more
July 1, 2022, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Law No. 08/2016 on Persons with Disabilities... ensures the rights of women with disabilities such as the right to accept or refuse the use of contraception and right to reproductive health. In addition, the law also provides the right of children with disabilities such as the right to obtain handling from family or substitute family to grow optimally" (8). "Other regulations related to the protection women with disabilities namely MoWECP Regulation No. 23/2010 on Establishment of Consultation Center for Women with Disabilities, and MoWECP Regulation No. 7/2012 on the Standard of Procedure for Center for Consultation and Information for Women with Disabilities" (37-38).
June 29, 2022, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"[T]he Committee notes with concern:... The absence of clear and up-to-date information on women with disabilities in the workforce, and the significant challenges faced by women with disabilities, as well as the particular issues facing women with leprosy when accessing meaningful and sustainable employment" (11-12). "[The Committee] notes with concern: (a) The limited access to and gender-based violence and discrimination in the health-care system faced by... women with disabilities" (13). "[The Committee] notes with concern:... The shackling or detention of persons with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities, including women and girls, or their forced placement in psychiatric facilities, and their subjection to physical examinations, medical treatment and medication procedures without their...more
June 21, 2022, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee welcomes efforts undertaken by the State party to implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It notes with concern, however, that women and girls with disabilities are exposed to multiple forms of discrimination, in particular in the areas of education, employment, health, access to justice and protection against gender-based violence" (14).
June 7, 2022, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"To ensure the development of persons with disabilities, including women, the Chinese Government has implemented the Outline of the Work for Persons with Disabilities during the Eleventh Five-year Development Programme Period (2006-2010) in an effort to further enhance the social security system and the service system for the disabled. The Chinese Government has put in place a policy of special support for persons with disabilities, including women with disabilities, making sure that persons with disability are not disproportionately disadvantaged in terms of employment opportunities and providing policy support and tax/fee relief to self-employed disabled individuals. From 2009 to 2010, an additional 625,000 people with disabilities were employed in urban areas....more
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Disabled Persons Benefit was increased from SRD 150 to SRD 225 in 2011 (50 per cent increase). Women made up 56.5 per cent of the total number of grantees for financial assistance in 2009 (4347 of 7,696 persons)" (36). "As part of its social protection policy the Ministry of Social Affairs and Housing is implementing a supply plan including material and immaterial social services that are accessible for both men and women. The package of basic social protection services include health cards to ensure free medical care, financial assistance for needy households and people with a disability, child allowance, old age allowance, and provision of school supplies. Family counselling...more
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"[W]omen with disabilities, particularly women with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities, are subjected to forced sterilization" (12). "The Committee is concerned about the prevalence of violence against women in centres for persons with disabilities and psychiatric hospitals" (14). "The Committee is concerned at the absence of a suitable legal framework that ensures equality before the law and justice for women and girls with disabilities" (14).
April 18, 2022, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee acknowledges the efforts made by the State party to tackle intersecting forms of discrimination against disadvantaged groups of women, including through the adoption of a national plan for older persons, covering the period 2015–2019, and a national action plan on disability, covering the period 2012–2019. It remains concerned, however, about: Violence and abuse against older women and women and girls with disabilities and the lack of information on the impact of the national plan and the national action plan on the situation of older women and women and girls with disabilities, respectively" (13).
April 5, 2022, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Women with disabilities, as well as pregnant women whose children were diagnosed with potential disabilities in utero, reported that some doctors insisted they terminate their pregnancies"(28)."Women with disabilities often faced discrimination, and there were reports of authorities attempting to take children away from families in which parents had disabilities, claiming that they would not appropriately care for their children"(32).
March 25, 2022, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The KRCT described mental health facilities as substandard and generally overcrowded. The Institute of Forensic Psychiatry of Kosovo (IFPK) has a capacity of 36 beds, of which 12 are for psychiatric examinations and 24 for mandatory psychiatric treatment. IFPK does not have a specific area for treatment of women or juveniles" (27).
March 25, 2022, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Women with disabilities faced further discrimination, including in social acceptance and access to health and reproductive care, employment, and education, due to their gender" (35).
March 9, 2022, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"As for the access to work for people with disability, the gender gap is relevant: only 1.8% of the women work and men amount to 6.8%. However it seems that the younger generations affected by disability, mainly women, are benefiting from the work integration policies, rather than the older generations: among people with disability whose age ranges between 15 and 44, women employed are 13.9% while men amount to 22.3%. 363. The gender gap is more relevant in the age’s group ranging between 45 and 64 (10.4% of women and 24.6% of men). 80.4% of people with disability has a full-time job, but with a lower job position if compared...more
Feb. 2, 2022, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Persons with disabilities encountered discrimination in employment. They were also more likely to become victims of various types of abuse, sometimes perpetrated by their own relatives. In August the head of an association of women with disabilities with more than 600 members reported a significant number were victims of rape and sexual abuse. In addition, an estimated 50 percent of their members had been forced by their own families to undergo forced ligation (a form of sterilization), abortion, or both. She noted this practice persisted to a lesser extent during the last few years, thanks to intensive sensitization campaigns conducted by the association" (25).
Jan. 24, 2022, 1:07 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"HRW reported women and girls with disabilities occasionally were forced into mental hospitals against their will" (53).
Jan. 11, 2022, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"...Abuse of persons with disabilities was a serious concern. Persons with disabilities around the country experienced abuse by family members, care-facility employees, and employers. Private surveys indicated discrimination against and sexual abuse of women with disabilities" (22).
Nov. 4, 2021, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"There were reports of the forced administration of contraceptives to women with disabilities who were of reproductive age, particularly of women and girls with intellectual disabilities who were living in state-funded institutions" (12).
Sept. 22, 2021, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned about the multiple forms of discrimination faced by women and girls with disabilities, whose numbers are increasing as a consequence of conflict, and the failure to adequately protect them or consider their needs with regard to gender-based violence and access to services" (11). "The Committee recommends that the State party ensure that the needs of women and girls with disabilities, including those who become disabled as a consequence of conflict, are protected and that their needs are duly taken into consideration in all policies and strategies for women in relation to gender-based violence and access to services" (11). "[The Committee] also notes with concern: (a) The...more
Sept. 21, 2021, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Defectors and media also reported that the government carried out infanticide or required mothers to commit infanticide if they were political prisoners, persons with disabilities, raped by government officials or prison guards, or forcibly repatriated from the People’s Republic of China" (2). "While the state treated veterans with disabilities well, they reportedly sent other persons with physical and mental disabilities from Pyongyang to internal exile, quarantined them within camps, and forcibly sterilized them" (22).
July 13, 2021, 9:42 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Iran's disability laws do not address violence against women with disabilities." In the video, at 0:33, these words are written on the screen (SFR - CODER COMMENT).
July 9, 2021, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Persons with disabilities faced significant barriers to accessing health care. They had difficulty obtaining HIV testing and contraceptive services due to the perception they should not engage in sexual activity" (p 38).
June 25, 2021, 11:48 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Federico Mora National Hospital for Mental Health, the only public healthcare provider for persons with mental illness, lacked basic supplies, equipment, hygienic living conditions, and adequate professional staff. Media reported mistreatment of residents, including physical, psychological, and sexual violence by other residents, guards, and hospital staff, especially with respect to women and children with disabilities" (p 18).
June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Some examples of good practices for disabled women and girls include funding of projects addressed exclusively to disabled women. These are, for example, a Consultation Point for disabled women established by the FAZON foundation (Fund of Vocational Activation of Disabled Persons) http://www.fazon.pl/ and the website of the Disabled Women’s Association 'One' [Them] (OPEN HOUSE – Virtual place for women with disabilities: http://www.domotwarty.org.pl/media.html) financed by the Minister of Labour and Social Policy under the Government Civic Initiatives Fund programme" (15).
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"As for the access to work for people with disability, the gender gap is relevant: only 1.8% of the women work and men amount to 6.8%. However it seems that the younger generations affected by disability, mainly women, are benefiting from the work integration policies, rather than the older generations: among people with disability whose age ranges between 15 and 44, women employed are 13.9% while men amount to 22.3%. 363. The gender gap is more relevant in the age’s group ranging between 45 and 64 (10.4% of women and 24.6% of men). 80.4% of people with disability has a full-time job, but with a lower job position if compared...more
April 22, 2021, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3, MISA-PRACTICE-1

"'The bill promotes the right to privacy and the right to consent. When you look at patients who have mental health disorders, a lot of times, decisions are made for them. We are not just going to make decisions for people about their bodies just because they have mental health conditions'" (para 13).
Feb. 23, 2021, 9:16 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The research also reveals the intersecting and unique barriers faced by girls with disabilities" (para 3).
Feb. 5, 2021, 6 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3, MISA-PRACTICE-1

“The Committee, bearing in mind the large number of Rohingya women and girls who are victims of conflict-related violence and that in most cases such violence leads to disabilities, both visible, such as physical or sensory disabilities, and invisible conditions, such as psychosocial disabilities, as a result of mental illness, including post-traumatic disorder, is concerned about the lack of information on the measures taken by the State party to identify cases of acquired disability among Rohingya women and girls and to ensure their rehabilitation” (pp. 12).
Feb. 4, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee, noting that a bill on the rights of persons with disabilities is pending before Parliament, is concerned that women with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities can be denied legal capacity and committed to institutions without their consent and without recourse to any meaningful remedy or review. It is particularly concerned that women with intellectual disabilities can be sterilized without their consent. The Committee is further concerned that women with disabilities experience a high rate of poverty, lack access to education, employment and health services, especially in rural areas, face multiple challenges, including the lack of adequate access to public spaces and utilities, often experience harassment in public and are...more
Jan. 31, 2021, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Australia's funding of long-term disability support was reformed in July 2013 with the launch of the NDIS. The roll out of the NDIS has exposed gaps in the provision of disability support services and health care systems. Not all people with disability can access the NDIS, and support services report that people are experiencing stress, delay and disadvantage due to rollout issues... The NDIS eligibility criteria requires applicants to prove their disability is permanent" (14). NDIS is the National Disability Insurance Scheme, intended to provide funding and support for individuals with disabilities (RAO-CODER COMMENT). "A 2013 parliamentary inquiry found that women with disability and people with intersex variations are subjected...more
Jan. 29, 2021, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"There’s little doubt that structural sexism and impunity are the greatest barriers to justice for victims of femicide, and to bringing the numbers down. Additionally, indigenous women, transgender women, and women with disabilities face compounded discrimination and risk. Women who work in Mexico’s large informal economy are particularly vulnerable to poverty and violence" (para 10).
Jan. 27, 2021, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

“On August 21 a police charge sheet revealed horrific details about the rape and murder of a ten-year-old, disabled girl in Jaipur in May. Her brother and three of his friends kidnapped her, raped her while watching pornography and then killed her. He confessed to the crime and said he did it because he hated how dependent his disabled sister was on the family and saw her as a burden” (para. 12-14).