In addition to the measures taken to address the major concerns expressed by the Committee in its Concluding Observation on the previous periodic report of Italy (2013), in particular on stereotypes and harmful practices and violence against women, Italy is asked to provide information on the measures taken according with the National Action Plan to combat trafficking in persons and the exploitation of prostitution, to indicate the main reason why women’s attainment of higher levels of education does not translate into their improved chances of employment, to provide statistical data on the sanctions applied under law No. 92/2012 on the reform of the labour market to combat so-called “blank resignations” and information on positive actions taken in the labor market as envisaged by legislative decree No. 80/2015, to explain the discrepancy in the participation in health prevention programs between women in the centre-north and in the south.
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 18 of the Convention, Seventh periodic report of States parties due in 2015. Italy, CEDAW/CIT/ITA/7, 11 January 2016; Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Concluding observations on the sixth periodic report of Italy, Addendum – Information provided by Italy in follow-up to the concluding observations, CEDAW/C/ITA/CO/6/Add.1, 30 August 2013.