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UN Member State or Permanent Observer making sexual rights related recommendations, comments or asking questions to the State under Review.

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Sources of information used as the basis for a State’s review.  Includes the State’s National Report, UN Compilation Report and a Stakeholder Summary.

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State responses to recommendations and issues raised in the UN Compilation and Stakeholder summary.

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  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    UN Compilation

    Issue:
    • Sexual exploitation / slavery
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    12th session, October 2011
    Status:
    Neglected
    Contents:
    Take immediate necessary measures to ensure that the procuring or offering of boys under 18 years for prostitution was prohibited. Take appropriate legislative measures and develop an effective and comprehensive policy addressing the sexual exploitation of children. [Para 38; ILO Committee]
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    United States

    United States
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Political group
    OAS
    Issue:
    • Training for state personnel on sexual rights issues
    • Sexual violence
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Strengthen police training on how to investigate sexual and gender based violence, including against children, and ensure that perpetrators of these acts are appropriately prosecuted
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    Timor-Leste

    Timor-Leste
    Regional group
    Asia-Pacific Group
    Issue:
    • Domestic violence
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Strengthen the enforcement of the Domestic Violence Act and adopt the Sexual Offences Bill
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    Iceland

    Iceland
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Issue:
    • Violence on the basis of gender identity
    • Violence on the basis of sexual orientation
    • Intersex persons' rights
    • Gender equality
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Rejected
    Contents:
    Investigate and prosecute state actors and individuals perpetrating violence against LGBTI persons
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    Austria

    Austria
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Political group
    EU
    Issue:
    • Criminal laws on same-sex sexual practices
    • Discrimination based on gender identity
    • Discrimination based on sexual orientation
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Rejected
    Contents:
    Repeal all legislation giving rise to discrimination against people on grounds of their sexual orientation or gender identity and refrain from reintroduction of the Anti-Homosexuality Act annulled by the Supreme Court in 2014
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    UN Compilation

    Issue:
    • Criminal laws on same-sex sexual practices
    • Discrimination based on gender identity
    • Discrimination based on sexual orientation
    • Violence on the basis of gender identity
    • Violence on the basis of sexual orientation
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Reference Addressed
    Contents:
    On 24 February 2014, the UN HCHR denounced the anti-homosexuality law signed into force in Uganda, institutionalizing discrimination against lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender people and encouraging harassment and violence against them. The law imposed sentences of life imprisonment for homosexuality, same-sex marriage and “aggravated homosexuality”. [Para 22]
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    UN Compilation

    Issue:
    • Gender equality
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    12th session, October 2011
    Status:
    Neglected
    Contents:
    CEDAW was concerned about the persistence of discrimination against women in the labour market, and the concentration of women in the informal sector. [Para 66]
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    UN Compilation

    Issue:
    • HIV and AIDS
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Reference Addressed
    Contents:
    Strengthen its efforts to provide universal access to quality health care, including HIV/AIDS-related care. [Para 74; CESCR, UNCT]
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    France

    France
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Political group
    EU
    OIF
    Issue:
    • Sexual violence
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    12th session, October 2011
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Prevent and investigate the incidents of sexual violence against women and bring perpetrators to justice.
    Implementation
    "National Report:
    Para 70) Government would like to affirm that laws that prohibit harmful traditional practices against women have been enacted and efforts are being made through human rights education and sensitization to enhance their effective implementation. Such laws include the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act, Domestic Violence Act, Prevention of Trafficking of Persons Act, Equal Opportunities Commission Act, International Criminal Court Act, Penal Code Amendment Act, Employment Act and the Land Amendment Act, among others. Furthermore, laws that were discriminatory relating to adultery and payment of bride price have been successfully challenged and repealed by the Constitutional Court. In addition the Sexual Offenses Bill has been drafted and will be presented to Parliament in due course.

    Para 80) The DPP has developed prosecution guidelines in handling Sexual and Gender Based Violence and child related cases."
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    Spain

    Spain
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Political group
    EU
    OEI
    Issue:
    • Harmful practices based on cultural / traditional values
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    • Female genital mutilation / cutting
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    12th session, October 2011
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Implement the recently approved legislation on discrimination and violence against women and on prohibition of Genital Female Mutilation.
    Implementation
    "National Report:
    Para 70) Government would like to affirm that laws that prohibit harmful traditional practices against women have been enacted and efforts are being made through human rights education and sensitization to enhance their effective implementation. Such laws include the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act, Domestic Violence Act, Prevention of Trafficking of Persons Act, Equal Opportunities Commission Act, International Criminal Court Act, Penal Code Amendment Act, Employment Act and the Land Amendment Act, among others.
    Para 72) The Government has trained the key duty bearers on both Acts and on the regulations and guidelines to aid their implementation in Karamoja, Sabiny, Busoga, Western and Northern regions. The Government has established shelters for victims of Gender Based Violence in the 5 districts of Mbarara, Masaka, Moroto, Lira and Gulu and a national data base to enable the monitoring of issues relating to gender based violence."
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    United Kingdom

    United Kingdom
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Political group
    EU
    Commonwealth
    Issue:
    • International human rights instruments
    • Gender equality
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    12th session, October 2011
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Ratify OP-CEDAW
    Implementation
    "National Report:
    Para 17) Uganda is considering the ratification of ... the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women ... Ratification requires domestic appreciation and readiness for implementation of the ratified treaty. Ratification and implementation of treaties requires resources and Uganda would only like to take on obligations that they are ready to implement."
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    Stakeholder Summary

    Issue:
    • Sexual violence
    • HIV and AIDS
    • Marginalized groups of women
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Neglected
    Contents:
    JS11 noted incidents of raping albino women to cure HIV. [Para 65]
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    National Report

    Issue:
    • HIV and AIDS
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    12th session, October 2011
    Status:
    N/A
    Contents:
    "Malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS remain the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. [Para 86]"
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    Stakeholder Summary

    Issue:
    • Abortion
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Neglected
    Contents:
    JS9 made a similar recommendation for decriminalizing abortion. JS16 and JS28 recommended expanding the circumstances under which safe abortion is legally sought, to include cases of sexual assault, rape and incest. ADF International recommended focussing on measures to reduce recourse to abortion. [Para 104]
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    UN Compilation

    Issue:
    • Birth registration
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    12th session, October 2011
    Status:
    Neglected
    Contents:
    "In 2011, UNCT stated that, on average, only one in five children was registered at birth, which often resulted in undocumented youth being incarcerated with adults. CRC urged Uganda to strengthen and further develop measures to ensure that all children born within the national territory are registered by, inter alia, making birth registration easy and
    free and by introducing mobile units. [Para 57]"
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    Stakeholder Summary

    Issue:
    • Women's and / or girls' rights
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    12th session, October 2011
    Status:
    Neglected
    Contents:
    JS7 recommended that the Government of Uganda fully implement the Maputo Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa and also implement all the recommendations made by the CEDAW in October 2010. [Para 101]
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    Sweden

    Sweden
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Political group
    EU
    Issue:
    • Discrimination based on sexual orientation
    • Discrimination based on gender identity
    • Rights of same-sex desiring persons
    • Transgender persons' rights
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    12th session, October 2011
    Status:
    Rejected
    Contents:
    Reconfirms its commitment to protecting the rights of all persons regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity in anti-discrimination and equal opportunity legislation and bodies.
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    Sweden

    Sweden
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Political group
    EU
    Issue:
    • Women's and / or girls' rights
    • Gender equality
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Enact laws that enhance equal access to property rights for women
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    Pakistan

    Pakistan
    Regional group
    Asia-Pacific Group
    Political group
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Issue:
    • Gender equality
    • Women's and / or girls' rights
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    Continue to protect girls from all forms of discrimination and promote girls’ right and access to education
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    Germany

    Germany
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Political group
    EU
    Issue:
    • Sexuality education
    • Adolescent pregnancy
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Unclear Response
    Contents:
    Fully implement the School Health Policies and the Adolescent Health Policy to provide reproductive health education for adolescents and prevent teenager pregnancy
    Explanation
    noted
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    Rwanda

    Rwanda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIF
    Commonwealth
    Issue:
    • Gender equality
    • International human rights instruments
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Rejected
    Contents:
    Ratify OP-CEDAW
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    Ukraine

    Ukraine
    Regional group
    EEG
    Political group
    CIS
    Issue:
    • International human rights instruments
    • Gender equality
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Rejected
    Contents:
    Ratify ... OP-CEDAW …
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    UN Compilation

    Issue:
    • Violence against women / gender-based violence
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Reference Addressed
    Contents:
    CESCR recommended that national awareness-raising campaigns be conducted to combat all forms of violence against women and girls and to encourage victims to report cases of violence and that measures aimed at protecting and rehabilitating victims of violence be strengthened. [Para 12]
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    Norway

    Norway
    Regional group
    WEOG
    Issue:
    • Gender equality
    Type:
    Recommendation
    Session:
    12th session, October 2011
    Status:
    Accepted
    Contents:
    That laws, regulations and plans are followed-up with adequate training and resources to ensure that the improved rights of women become a reality on the ground.
    Implementation
    "National Report:
    Para 72) The Government has trained the key duty bearers on both Acts and on the regulations and guidelines to aid their implementation in Karamoja, Sabiny, Busoga, Western and Northern regions. The Government has established shelters for victims of Gender Based Violence in the 5 districts of Mbarara, Masaka, Moroto, Lira and Gulu and a national data base to enable the monitoring of issues relating to gender based violence.
    Para 73) Military personnel have been trained to respect human rights including on the rights and needs of women. Security agencies have partnered with several institutions, such as UHRC, UNICEF, UN OHCHR, ACTV, Save the Children and the Refugee Law Project to train their personnel."
  • State Under Review:

    Uganda

    Uganda
    Regional group
    Africa Group
    Political group
    AU
    OIC
    Commonwealth
    Source Of Reference:

    UN Compilation

    Issue:
    • Gender equality
    Type:
    Review Documentation
    Session:
    26th session, November 2016
    Status:
    Reference Addressed
    Contents:
    UNCT recommended expediting efforts to enact the Marriage and Divorce Bill, in compliance with international standards. [Para 48]