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Jan. 12, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"And while the problem is global, each new scandal here — just this week, a young woman accused a Greens party member of date rape — has led to more women speaking out, as well as an angry response from what many Australians consider a core element of this country’s identity: its hypermasculine culture" (para 7). "'It is standard, in fact, that when a student exposes sexism or misogyny in their own university they are almost always met with horrendous backlash and ostracism, including reprisals,' said Nina Funnell, a victims’ advocate and writer. 'That’s incredibly common in Australia'" (para 8).
Jan. 12, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"And while the problem is global, each new scandal here — just this week, a young woman accused a Greens party member of date rape — has led to more women speaking out" (para 7).
Jan. 12, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"A January report by the advocacy group End Rape on Campus Australia found that universities had frequently failed to support victims of sexual assault and harassment. In some cases, the report said, they actively sought to cover up sexual assaults to avoid reputational damage" (para 6). "Sydney University recently set up a rape hotline and improved training for staff, said Tyrone Carlin, deputy vice chancellor" (para 10). "But many students question the universities’ commitment. They say that it is still common for complaints to linger without a university response; for men accused of, say, rating women’s bodies on social media to receive little punishment; and for there to be little ...more
Jan. 12, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Australia has some of the highest rates of reported sexual assault in the world, according to the United Nations, and over the past year a steady stream of on-campus assaults, ritualized misogyny and cruel retaliation have prompted a national conversation about gender, power and accountability" (para 5). "reports of sexual assault reached a six-year high last year" (para 15).
Jan. 12, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"A.N.U. introduced a sexual consent training course for all first-year students this year, said Richard Baker, pro vice chancellor of the university" (para 8). "The Australian Human Rights Commission is also conducting a survey of 39,000 students at 39 Australian universities to map the full extent of the problem" (para 11). "But many students question the universities’ commitment. They say that it is still common for complaints to linger without a university response; for men accused of, say, rating women’s bodies on social media to receive little punishment; and for there to be little coordination at a national level" (para 13). "Last year, in an open letter to Sydney University ...more
Jan. 12, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Female students who have spoken out about sexual assault and harassment on Australian university campuses have returned to their dorm rooms to find them flooded with water. Others came home to defaced dorm doors or mattresses that had been urinated on. When Emily Jones, a third-year student, asked a group of men to stop encircling women during a barroom tradition — in which men drop their pants and sing when the Australian song 'Eagle Rock' is played — she was ostracized by friends and condemned by the news media for joining the 'fun police'" (para 1-3). "'It is standard, in fact, that when a student exposes sexism or misogyny in ...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Royal Commission into Family Violence - a vast compendium of more than 2000 pages and seven volumes - draws on a wealth of data about the perpetrators - and victims - of family violence, collected over more than a decade. Thanks to that data, we now know that it is a small proportion of domestic abusers who account for most of the abuse" (para 1-2). "They were more likely to to be unemployed, with a history of depression or other mental health issues. Their partner was pregnant, or there was a newborn in the home. He drank too much or struggled with drug addiction. Some combination of these issues, ...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Similarly, most incidents of domestic violence happen only once - or, perhaps, are only reported to police once. Between July 1, 2004 and June 30, 2014, Victoria Police recorded 403,991 family violence incidents against 197,822 offenders" (para 3-4).
Dec. 14, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Between July 1, 2004 and June 30, 2014, Victoria Police recorded 403,991 family violence incidents against 197,822 offenders" (para 4)."Though they only represented 9 per cent of all unique perpetrators, the 16,914 recidivist perpetrators who were recorded for five or more incidents accounted for 34 per cent of all incidents," the report notes" (para 8). "In 65 per cent of incidents where a relationship was recorded, the violence occurred between current or former partners. In the other 35 per cent, another family member - perhaps a child - bore the brunt" (para 11). "Scanning five years of emergency department data from 2009, the commission could trace common injury patterns - ...more
Dec. 5, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ATC-DATA-7

"In the Philippines’ Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya), municipal local government or NGOs sometimes collaborate as part of the counterparting for the program by providing transport arrangements to beneficiaries who have to travel long distances to receive grants or attend training sessions. The program was launched by the Government of the Philippines in 2008 with support from the World Bank and the Australian Agency for International Development, and supported by ADB [Asian Development Bank] since 2010 through a $400 million loan and technical assistance. It currently covers 3.9 million households that have been identified through the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction, with plans for expansion (ADB 2012, ...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cuba, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 16 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

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Sept. 15, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"She [Linda Burney, the first indigenous woman in the Australian House of Representatives] also sought to inspire young indigenous people: 'If I can stand in this place, so can they – never let anyone tell you, you are limited by anything'"(para 7)
Sept. 15, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-2

The photograph shows Linda Burney's [the first indigenous woman elected to the Australian House of Representatives] twitter posts about beginning her term (ENB-Coder Comment)
Sept. 15, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Linda Burney, the first indigenous woman to be elected to the Australian House of Representatives, has given her maiden speech highlighting her opposition to planned changes in the Racial Discrimination Act and sending a message of hope"(para 1)
Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

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Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

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Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

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Aug. 31, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"In a separate case in Melbourne last month, Mohammad Shakir, 34, pleaded guilty to entering a marriage with a 14-year-old bride" (para 16).
Aug. 31, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Allegations of forced marriages have increased more than 600 percent since it was criminalised in 2013. Australian Federal Police figures show there were 69 claims of forced marriage in Australia in 2015/16 - compared to 33 in 2014/15 and 11 in the previous pariod" (para 1-2). "It comes as a record number of Victorian schoolgirls are forced into arranged marriages with older men, with daughters from that state making up one-third of investigations. Young girls are often sent overseas to be married while some are forced into matrimony in illegal ceremonies. The state government said it was looking at ways to better protect women and girls from forced marriages in ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"Allegations of forced marriages have increased more than 600 per cent since it was criminalised in 2013" (para 1). "The Melbourne man is likely to become the first person to be convicted under federal forced-marriage laws which came into effect in 2013, the Herald Sun reported" (para 12-13).
Aug. 29, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2016, a Dawoodi Bohra priest in Sydney, Australia, was convicted for his role in performing FGM" (para 9). "Titled 'Understanding Female Genital Cutting in the Dawoodi Bohra Community,' the Sahiyo study surveyed 385 Dawoodi Bohra women across the globe, including women in Canada, the U.S., Australia and the United Kingdom, in an attempt to shed light where 'little or no data' exists. It aims to inform policy makers and health professionals in order to 'end the practice,' the study said, that has left most of its participants with emotional scars — anger, haunting memories and frustration in their sexual lives" (para 21).
Aug. 28, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ATC-DATA-7

"Last month, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Australian government launched a $2.3 million initiative to increase women’s economic participation in the Solomon Islands. The plan was announced at the eighth Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum in Brisbane on July 22, at which Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific Concetta Fierravanti-Wells stated, 'The evidence is clear, investing in women is a good thing to do, both morally and economically'"(para 1)."By advancing women’s economic empowerment, the joint IFC-Australian government initiative will enable women to earn a decent wage, grow GDP, and provide women with the tools to leave abusive relationships, creating a virtuous cycle. Australia’s new partnership with ...more
Aug. 28, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Last month, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Australian government launched a $2.3 million initiative to increase women’s economic participation in the Solomon Islands. The plan was announced at the eighth Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum in Brisbane on July 22, at which Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific Concetta Fierravanti-Wells stated, 'The evidence is clear, investing in women is a good thing to do, both morally and economically'"(para 1)."Australia’s new partnership with the IFC represents Australia’s ongoing interests in promoting gender equality in the Solomon Islands and around the world. 'The empowerment of women and girls is a key priority for Australia’s foreign, trade, and aid ...more
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

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Countries: Australia
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Countries: Australia
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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