The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
women in the world.

Latest items for SMES-DATA-1

Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"The large scale information campaign 'Stop Gender!' took place in 2011-2012 in Ukraine, initiated from the outside and organized by religious and public organizations. The quintessence of the campaign was information that the purpose of gender policy in Ukraine is to promote homosexuality" (9).
Jan. 31, 2021, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, CL-DATA-1

"On average, women currently retire with $90,000 less than men. By 2030 the retirement income gap is still expected to be 39%. Women, particularly single women, are thus at greater risk of experiencing poverty in retirement" (9).
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, RISW-PRACTICE-2

"Among single mothers, the poverty rate has worsened under Mr. Abe. More than half fell below the poverty line in 2019, up from nearly 45 percent when Mr. Abe became prime minister in 2012, according to the Japan Institute for Labor Policy and Training, a think tank" (para 13).
Oct. 22, 2020, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"Female-headed households are more likely to live in poverty than male-headed ones. In 2013, according to ILCS data, 36.4% of female-headed households lived in poverty, an increase of six percentage points since 2008. If female-headed households have children, the probability of being poor is higher by 14 percentage points. At the same time, there is no difference in poverty incidence among men and women" (37).
Oct. 10, 2020, 12:49 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"56% of single women with children fall into United States' lowest income quintile."
Oct. 10, 2020, 12:49 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"57% of single women with children fall into Norway's lowest income quintile."
Oct. 10, 2020, 12:48 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"57% of single women with children fall into Poland's lowest income quintile."
Oct. 10, 2020, 12:48 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"57% of single women with children fall into Denmark's lowest income quintile."
Oct. 10, 2020, 12:47 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"57% of single women with children fall into Belgium's lowest income quintile."
Oct. 10, 2020, 12:46 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"61% of single women with children fall into Czech Republic's lowest income quintile."
Oct. 10, 2020, 12:45 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"61% of single women with children fall into Sweden's lowest income quintile."
Oct. 10, 2020, 12:45 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"61% of single women with children fall into Netherlands's lowest income quintile."
Oct. 10, 2020, 12:44 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"62% of single women with children fall into Finland's lowest income quintile."
Oct. 10, 2020, 12:44 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"64% of single women with children fall into Australia's lowest income quintile."
April 22, 2020, 5:16 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"Brigitte, a Catholic Christian woman in her fifties and a mother of three, left her home and went to stay with family after her husband assaulted her. Two years after leaving, she told Human Rights Watch she is struggling to live off of her monthly salary of LBP 750,000 ($500) and to care for her children, and that she has not filed for a separation from her husband before the Christian courts because she cannot afford court costs and the first round of lawyers’ fees" (46).
Feb. 11, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, WR-PRACTICE-2

"The high number of female-headed households and widows without proper support accounts for the increasing feminisation of poverty" (para. 3).
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, CWC-DATA-2

"Nearly three-quarters of rural women in India depend on land for a livelihood, yet only about 13 percent own land" (para. 14).
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, CWC-DATA-2

"Nearly three-quarters of rural women in India depend on land for a livelihood, yet only about 13 percent own land" (para. 14).
July 18, 2019, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"It is concerned, however, that single-parent households headed by women, older women and Roma women, in particular those living in segregated settlements, are at high risk of poverty and that social benefits, allowances and pensions are not providing adequate protection against poverty" (11).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"It is concerned about the inadequate management of development processes, the fragmentation of small programmes for social development, which are insufficiently monitored and evaluated, and the lack of a coherent policy on social protection and compensation programmes for women, especially women heads of households" (13).
June 10, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"In average, 31% of heads of families in the country are women. Nevertheless, this percentage varies by province, with the South ones representing 54% of the total of heads of families" (7-8). "Poverty indexes in families headed by women are estimated at 58%, a drop of 4 percentage points when compared to the previous year"" (9).
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"Among households with children, persons in single-parent households (31 per cent) or in multi-person households with three children or more (24 per cent) have the highest poverty risk. More than 25 per cent of all people live in a household where the main breadwinner is a woman. This group includes women who live alone, single mothers and their children as well as persons in families where a woman makes the largest contribution to the household income. The risk of poverty for these households amounts to 20 per cent. Households with a man as the main earner have a risk of 12 per cen" (41).
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"The fact that, notwithstanding a recent increase, the minimum wage remains low and falls below the poverty line for single mothers with children" (7). "The Committee is concerned that single-parent households headed by women, older women and Roma women face disproportionately high risks of poverty. In that context, it is concerned that the State party’s social benefits, allowances, pensions and social housing measures are inadequate for the protection of such women from poverty. The Committee is also concerned that the absence of a legal framework that ensures the timely payment of alimony exacerbates the situation of single-parent households headed by women" (10).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, SMES-DATA-2

"In the past the government enacted regulations to reduce a form of sex tourism in which significant numbers of foreigners, particularly Saudis and Emiratis, entered into temporary marriages with young Yemeni women (as is possible under Islamic law). They then left the bride, frequently pregnant, without means of support, to return to their countries of origin, where they would terminate the temporary marriage" (14).
May 13, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"Women, in particular single mothers, older women, migrant women and women with disabilities, continue to be disproportionately affected by poverty" (15).
April 27, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"The Committee welcomes the overall reduction in household poverty in the State party, in line with the recommendations made by the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Social Affairs in 2013, but is concerned that: (a) Women, in particular single mothers, older women, divorced rural women, migrant women, unemployed women and women involved in unpaid care work, are disproportionately affected by poverty" (15).
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"Natalie, 31, had just been through what the other women were doing all they could to avoid. She lived with her five children in a house on the edge of the “Punta Brava,” or “crazy hill,” a part of the Antímano slum that owed its nickname to regular shootings. Before the crisis, Natalie could feed her five children, but by the time her sixth child was born in the summer 2017, the situation had deteriorated...Sometimes, Natalie ended up selling some of the sugar in the box to buy cigarettes to sell, and then buy a little more food from that money — often just chicken skin, bones, bananas, and yucca....more
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, SMES-DATA-2

“Households headed by single women with children under age 18 are more likely to be poor than those headed by single men or married couples with children. More than four in ten households (43.1 percent) headed by single women with children live in poverty, compared with nearly one in four (23.6 percent) households headed by single men with children and fewer than one in ten (8.5 percent) married couples with children. Married couples without children have the lowest poverty rate (4.0 percent)” (142)
Aug. 6, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, ADCM-PRACTICE-1

“[single mothers have] particularly difficult economic conditions...[They] often receive no alimony from a child’s father, and about the insufficient support provided to them by the State party and its frequent failure to enforce alimony payments” (15)
April 20, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, SMES-DATA-2

"The Committee notes with concern that women and households headed by women are disproportionately affected by poverty and that women’s pensions and social benefits are, on average, lower than those received by men"(9).