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Latest items for VOTE-PRACTICE-1

April 19, 2024, 3:06 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"Women belonging to disadvantaged groups, such as Roma women or women with disabilities, are not represented in political or public life" (10). "[The] guardianship regime in the State party, restricts the legal capacity of many women with disabilities [.] [A]s a consequence of which they cannot marry, form a family, acquire access to justice or vote" (16).
March 30, 2024, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"[W]omen are underrepresented or disadvantaged, [in areas] such as participation in political and public life, education and employment" (6). "[M]easures [were] adopted by the State party to promote the participation of women in political life, such as the organization of events on female leadership, work-life balance initiatives and promoting a women-friendly work environment" (9). "The declaration of legal incapacity or restricted capacity of more than 4,500 women with disabilities in the State party, including women with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities, affects their participation in elections" (13-14).
March 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"For several years the Observatory has worked consistently to disseminate information on women's rights by issuing a number of leaflets to help women to learn about their rights and be aware of mechanisms available to assist them" (5).
Feb. 20, 2024, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"Women are not sufficiently aware of existing laws, regulations and policies related to their rights" (5).
Jan. 29, 2024, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"[There is an] absence of temporary special measures to promote the political representation of disadvantaged groups of women, such as Roma women, returnee women, single mothers, older women and women with disabilities" (6). "[There is a] lack of participation of women belonging to disadvantaged groups, including Roma women, in political and public life" (9).
Jan. 19, 2024, 12:06 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"[C]ampaigns are conducted with the aim of raising women’s own awareness of their rights" (20).
Oct. 4, 2023, 6:58 a.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"[W]omen, in particular women in rural and remote areas and women belonging to minority groups, remain unaware of their rights under the Convention and lack the information on the procedures necessary to claim their rights" (3). "Rural women and girls and women and girls with disabilities, with albinism, living with HIV/AIDS and in prostitution, lesbian, bisexual and transgender women and intersex persons face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, restricting in particular their access to health services, employment, education, housing and justice and their participation in public and political life" (14).
Sept. 25, 2023, 8:02 a.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"The law provides citizens the ability to choose their government in free and fair periodic elections… No laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (7).
Sept. 22, 2023, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Angola

"No laws limit the participation of women and members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (15).
Aug. 24, 2023, 1:08 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"[V]oting procedures fail to guarantee equal voting rights[. There is a] principle of secret ballot for women with disabilities" (8). "[There is a] high illiteracy rates among rural women" (12).
Aug. 15, 2023, 5:22 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"The law provides [all] citizens the ability to choose their government in free and fair periodic elections held by secret ballot and based on universal and equal suffrage" (10).
June 27, 2023, 11:16 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"The law does not place significant restrictions on voter registration, but observers claimed that implementation of voter registration and identification laws proved inconsistent and confusing [for any gender] during past elections" (23, 24). "Many persons with disabilities [including disabled women,] faced challenges in voting due to voting centers that lacked accessible features" (31).
June 14, 2023, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"[Women do] exercise the right to vote" (17).
April 1, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"Over the period 2018–2019, a number of laws and regulations were adopted to improve the country’s electoral system. Under the presidential decrees of 4 October 2018 and 6 November 2018, a programme was adopted to improve electoral legislation and law enforcement practice; a training centre for electoral legislation and modern technology was established within the Central Elections Commission structure; an information system for managing the electoral process and using the single electronic voter list was introduced; and information on the addresses of citizens’ permanent and temporary residences was collected for the establishment of the single electronic vote list by 1 April 2019. The Electoral Code establishes rules for compiling voter...more
March 31, 2023, 2:31 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"[W]omen in rural and remote areas and those belonging to disadvantaged and marginalized groups, are unaware of their rights under the Convention and thus lack the information necessary to claim such rights" (4). "[ There is a] stigmatization of women and girls who submit complaints about violations of their rights" (5). "The Committee notes the focus of the National Strategy for the Empowerment of Egyptian Women for 2016–2030 on rural women and the efforts to increase the issuance of identity cards to rural women" (12). Most rural women do not have identity cards which are necessary for voting (MV-coder comment). "[There are] high rates of illiteracy, including digital illiteracy, and...more
Jan. 13, 2023, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"A Saudi terrorism court on Monday sentenced women’s rights activist and academic Salma al-Shehab to 34 years in prison, followed by a 34-year travel ban due to tweets she posted calling for basic rights in the country" (para 1).
Jan. 13, 2023, 3:39 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"Protecting and promoting their rights continues to be the most important issue for Afghan women, over a year since the Taliban’s takeover. The rollback of women’s human rights is visible in nearly every facet of public and private life and has resulted in a pervasive sense of fear. Only half of the women surveyed, stated that they could leave their homes with some sense of safety, which seems to be directly influenced by the restrictiveness with which the Taliban implemented its measures locally. Young women, in particular, were more likely to express reticence to leave their homes." (para 4) (NF - CODER COMMENT - The inability for women to leave...more
Jan. 2, 2023, 2:15 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"[T]he Taliban has continued to undermine women's human rights in policy and practice, codifying systematic gender-based discrimination and imposing a variety of restrictions on access to education, health care, freedom of movement and assembly, and the right to participate in political and economic life through the issuing of decrees that have increased in severity over time" (para 1).
Oct. 7, 2022, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit the participation of women and members of minority groups in the political process, and they did participate" (10).
Sept. 1, 2022, 1:33 p.m.
Countries: Argentina

"'When I was born, women did not vote, we did not inherit, we could not manage our assets, we could not have bank accounts, we didn’t have credit cards, we couldn’t go to university,' Senator Silvia Sapag said in an emotional speech after the vote. 'When I was born, women were nobody.' Now, she added, for all the women who fought for those legal rights and more, 'let it be law'" (para 3-4).
June 28, 2022, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"About 7 in 10 ever-married women are literate" (29).
May 27, 2022, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"According to the results of 2019 Address Based Population Registration System, a number of 2.024.979 people are illiterate and 1.738.389 of them are women" (14).
May 27, 2022, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (21).
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"Amendment of Article 15 paragraph 2, Articles 41 and 57, and Article 73 paragraph 1 of the Election Act, took place in March 2005. The amendment means that married women or widows are no longer being registered automatically under the name of their husband or late husband on the list of candidates or on the election register. Women are now registered under their maiden name, and those who wish have an option to make a special request to add their husband’s name. This amendment was applied for the first time during the general elections of 2010" (9). "Some discriminatory articles of the Election Act have been revised in March 2005....more
April 18, 2022, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"The committee…notes with concern...The disproportionately high level of illiteracy among women and girls" (9).
March 28, 2022, 8:57 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit the participation of women and members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (10).
March 25, 2022, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"[T]he patriarchal nature of society inhibited large-scale participation by women in political and economic life and in decision-making positions in the public sector" (25).
March 15, 2022, 12:33 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"Yet, a truly astonishing number of women - equal to the population of Sri Lanka - appear to be 'missing' from India's voters lists" (Para. 5). "In their upcoming book, The Verdict: Decoding India's Elections, poll experts Prannoy Roy and Dorab Sopariwala find that the available data on women points to this. They looked at the number of women above the age of 18 in the census, extrapolated it, and compared it to the number of women in the latest list of voters. And they found a sizeable 'shortfall' - 21 million to be exact - in the number of female voters. Three states - Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan...more
March 10, 2022, 10:53 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (28).
Feb. 23, 2022, 3:02 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit the participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (13).