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Latest items for DACH-PRACTICE-3

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).
Oct. 22, 2020, 2:39 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"In 2018, an interdepartmental working group drafted a law 'On the rights of persons with disabilities and their social integration'. A vote in parliament was expected before the end of the year" (26).
Oct. 22, 2020, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"There are currently more than 96,616 women with disabilities (WWD) living in Armenia. Women with disabilities continue to be one of the most excluded, neglected and isolated groups in Armenian society, experiencing widespread and serious violations of their human rights. Armenia ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPF) on 22 September 2010. Article 6 of the CRPD reads that women and girls with disabilities are subject to double discrimination based on their gender and disability; therefore, Armenia must assume responsibilities to undertake special measures to guarantee their right to enjoy all human rights and complete freedoms effectively, Policies addressed to women have not included disability, and...more
Oct. 6, 2020, 4:41 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Despite government promises, progress on inclusive education remained slow, with very low rates of enrollment of children with disabilities in mainstream public schools. Schools often deny children enrollment based on the results of a problematic mandatory medical-educational exam. Many schools fail to provide reasonable accomodations and support to children with disabilities who do attend. Many children with disabilities are isolated in segregated special schools or education at home. Over 2,000 children with disabilities live in closed state institutions, where they may face violence, neglect, physical restraint, and overmedication. Kazakhstan has no time-bound plan to close these institutions" (para 24).
Sept. 27, 2020, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"…discrimination against and segregation of people with disabilities…persisted" (para 1). "Armenia made progress in transforming some residential institutions for children into community centers and supporting family-based care. Authorities are committed to ending the institutionalization of children with disabilities and to ensuring adults in institutions can transition to live independently, with support as necessary. In April 2019, the government, in cooperation with a community group, committed to working with families to prevent placing children with disabilities in institutions. In June, authorities amended laws to facilitate foster care" (para 10). "Armenia aims to have fully inclusive education by 2025, whereby children with and without disabilities study together in community schools. Despite progress,...more
Sept. 27, 2020, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"In May, the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with disabilities expressed concern about institutionalization of people with disabilities; the use of restraints and risk of violence in institutions; forced sterilizations and abortions imposed on women and girls with disabilities; and the failure to guarantee full legal capacity to all people with disabilities" (para 7).
Sept. 26, 2020, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3, LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-3, LRW-DATA-1

“X and Y v. the Netherlands (no. 8978/80) (26 March 1985): A girl with a mental handicap (the second applicant) was raped, in the home for children with mental disabilities where she lived, the day after her sixteenth birthday (which was the age of consent for sexual intercourse in the Netherlands) by a relative of the person in charge. She was traumatised by the experience but deemed unfit to sign an official complaint given her low mental age. Her father (the first applicant) signed in her place, but proceedings were not brought against the perpetrator because the girl had to make the complaint herself. The domestic courts recognised that there...more
Sept. 23, 2020, 9:40 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Despite a 1977 government ban on the practice, people with psychosocial disabilities continue to be shackled by family members, traditional healers, and staff in state institutions, in some cases for years. Due to prevalent stigma and inadequate support services, including mental health care, more than 57,000 Indonesians with psychosocial disabilities (mental health conditions) have been chained or locked in a confined space at least once in their lives" (para 23).
Sept. 20, 2020, 7:10 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Despite the existence of a national disability policy, people with disabilities are often unable to participate in community life, attend school, or work because of lack of accessibility, stigma, and other barriers. Access to mental health services is limited, and many people with psychosocial disabilities and their families often consider traditional healers to be their only option" (para 21). "In 2018, the National Executive Committee directed various government bodies to draft a Disability Bill to address barriers that people with a disability face and to protect their rights. The bill is currently undergoing consultation with key stakeholders" (para 22).
Aug. 27, 2020, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Poland’s state report does not directly address girls with disabilities at all. Furthermore, Poland issued three reservations upon its ratification of the CRPD that all have a disproportionate impact on women with disabilities, and its state report outlines no plans to withdraw those reservations."
Aug. 27, 2020, 3:16 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Additionally, according to a 2017 case study from the EU on employment for women with disabilities in Poland, “[a]t the moment, women with disabilities do not exist in public discourse as a specific group with specific needs. As a consequence, their problems are not being tackled.” "
Aug. 16, 2020, 7:27 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"On March 14, President Jeenbekov signed a bill ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)" (para 3).
Aug. 16, 2020, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The median age at first sexual intercourse among women age 20-49 (16.2 years) is almost equal to the median age at first marriage (16.1 years). The median age at first sexual intercourse is higher among women age 20-24 than among older women. Looking at specific ages, 33 percent of women age 20-49 had sexual intercourse by age 15, which compares with 69 percent by age 18, and 83 percent by age 20. Five percent of women age 20-49 had never experienced sexual intercourse. "
Aug. 13, 2020, 6:22 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Girls and women with disabilities continue to be at a heightened risk of abuse and face serious barriers in the justice system, despite legal provisions to safeguard their rights" (para. 32).
Aug. 13, 2020, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3, FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"In April, the Japanese parliament enacted legislation to compensate people forcibly sterilized under the Eugenic Protection Act between 1948 and 1996. Under the law, approximately 25,000 people were sterilized. In May, a district court in Sendai ruled that the plaintiff’s constitutional right to pursue happiness, including reproductive rights, had been violated under the now-defunct act. The court, however, rejected compensation sought by the plaintiff, citing the 20-year statute of limitations" (para. 5).
Aug. 10, 2020, 4 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"In its 2014 concluding observations on Mexico, the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities found that despite new laws and programs protecting the rights of people with disabilities, serious gaps remained, including in access to justice, legal standing, and the right to vote; access to buildings, transportation, and public spaces; violence against women; and education. As of November, President Lopez Obrador had not appointed a chair of the National Council on People with Disabilities (CONADIS), the high-level body coordinating efforts to implement disability rights at the federal level and with state authorities" (para 29).
July 31, 2020, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Thousands of people with disabilities, including children and infants, are needlessly confined in institutions, where they may face neglect and abuse, sometimes for life. At the request of a relative or an institution's director, courts can strip people with disabilities of their right to make decisions for themselves. People stripped of this right can leave institutions only with the consent of their guardians, a requirement that violates the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities" (para 38).
July 28, 2020, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Women with disabilities face systemic barriers in gaining access to services and accommodation, and receiving services which are not adjusted to their individual needs. Women with disabilities in Australia experience additional violence because of their disabilities and encounter more barriers when they try to protect themselves and seek justice. Data on this area is lacking, but disability support services report that 'women and girls with disabilities were 37.3% more likely than women and girls without disabilities to experience some form of intimate partner violence, with 19.7 percent reporting a history of unwanted sex compared to 8.2 percent of women and girls without disabilities'" (12). " (12). "Women with Disabilities Australia...more
June 23, 2020, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"As regards health care for women with disabilities, there is still a lack of technical equipment, primarily hydraulic gynaecology chairs. Education of medical staff is continual. As part of a project supported by the OHMR in 2015, association ‘Out of Circle’ printed a handbook ‘Right of Women with Disabilities to Parenthood and Family’. The handbook is the result of a survey implemented during the above project titled ‘Improvement of the Right of Women with Disabilities to Parenthood— from Life to Policy’ and shows the main issues still faced by women with disabilities in Serbia" (36).
April 19, 2020, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Nine percent of women and 7% of men age 15 or older have a lot of difficulty or cannot function at all in at least one domain. Three percent of women and 2% of men have a lot of difficulty or cannot function at all in more than one domain" (264).
April 4, 2020, 8:45 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee appreciates the measures taken by the State party to provide support to women with disabilities. It notes with concern, however, that Law No. 01/2007 of 20 January 2007, relating to the protection of disabled persons in general, does not provide for specific measures for women and girls with disabilities. It is also concerned about: (a) The particularly limited representation of women with disabilities in decision-making positions, with only one seat reserved for a person with disabilities in Parliament; (b) The lack of information about access by women and girls with disabilities to sexual and reproductive health services and rights" (13):
March 29, 2020, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Among those with disabilities, medical disabilities (i.e. disability due to disease) were most commonly mentioned, followed by visual problems among women and mental problems among men...Among those with disabilities, approximately half receive an allowance from the government" (17).