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Nov. 10, 2017, 4:57 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia, Pakistan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"A major cause of the persistence of existing gender roles is that many men in the formal sector work long hours, providing at least a partial explanation of why they are not assuming a greater share of family responsibilities. In countries such as Indonesia, Republic of Korea, and Pakistan, more than 30% of all employees work more than 48 hours per week. Male employees especially tend to work excessive hours—both a consequence and cause of gender stereotypes reinforcing the existing division of labor (Lee, McCann, and Messenger 2007, p. 240)"(6)
Nov. 10, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia, Pakistan
Variables: DLB-DATA-1

"A major cause of the persistence of existing gender roles is that many men in the formal sector work long hours, providing at least a partial explanation of why they are not assuming a greater share of family responsibilities. In countries such as Indonesia, Republic of Korea, and Pakistan, more than 30% of all employees work more than 48 hours per week. Male employees especially tend to work excessive hours—both a consequence and cause of gender stereotypes reinforcing the existing division of labor (Lee, McCann, and Messenger 2007, p. 240)"(6)
Oct. 26, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-9

"It must have been strange for the 18-year-old Pakistani woman. Her mother, Perveen Bibi, had never approved of her relationship with Hassan Khan, a classmate. Nor had other members of the family, who had rejected multiple marriage proposals from her husband before the couple eloped.But now, all was forgiven, her mother told her. Come home to celebrate so you’re not branded as an eloper"(para 2-3)
Oct. 26, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1, SUICIDE-DATA-1, SUICIDE-DATA-2, MURDER-DATA-2

"Such 'honor killings' are commonplace in Pakistan, where roughly 1,000 women are slain every year by relatives, most of them men, who believe they have disgraced their families. In 2015, about 1,100 women died in honor killings, while another 900 suffered sexual violence and 800 attempted suicide or took their own lives, the country’s independent Human Rights Commission said in its 2015 report"(para 9)
Oct. 26, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Eventually, the two decided to get married. Khan said he urged Rafiq to discuss their engagement with her family. When she did, he said, they beat her 'mercilessly.''Her family found it a matter of great dishonor,' he said.The couple tried on other occasions to get the family’s permission to marry, Khan told Newsweek, but they were rejected. So in the summer of 2016, they eloped"(para 14-16)
Oct. 26, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"Instead, her [Zeenat Rafiq] mother and brother beat and strangled her, then tied her to a cot, doused her in kerosene and lit her on fire, according to reports at the time.After the attack, Bibi ran outside and yelled, 'I have killed my daughter for misbehaving and giving our family a bad name,' the mother’s sister told Agence France-Presse at the time. Authorities arrested the mother and later Rafiq’s brother, Anees Rafiq, and charged them in the young woman’s death. The mother confessed almost immediately, telling police, 'I have no regrets,' according to the Associated Press.On Monday, Bibi was sentenced to death and Anees Rafiq to life in prison for ...more
Oct. 26, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"For the first two days, Khan said, they hid at a cousin’s house, fearing retribution from Rafiq’s relatives. Then they went to Khan’s mother’s house.A few days later, Khan said, Rafiq’s mother and an uncle arrived with something of an olive branch: if you let Rafiq return home, they said, we’ll arrange a formal wedding reception"(para 17-18). The family of Khan's wife rejected his multiple marriage proposals (ENB-Coder Comment)
Oct. 26, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: GP-DATA-3, NGOFW-DATA-1

"Such 'honor killings' are commonplace in Pakistan, where roughly 1,000 women are slain every year by relatives, most of them men, who believe they have disgraced their families. In 2015, about 1,100 women died in honor killings, while another 900 suffered sexual violence and 800 attempted suicide or took their own lives, the country’s independent Human Rights Commission said in its 2015 report"(para 9)
Oct. 26, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"It must have been strange for the 18-year-old Pakistani woman. Her mother, Perveen Bibi, had never approved of her relationship with Hassan Khan, a classmate. Nor had other members of the family, who had rejected multiple marriage proposals from her husband before the couple eloped"(para 2)."Instead, her [Zeenat Rafiq] mother and brother beat and strangled her, then tied her to a cot, doused her in kerosene and lit her on fire, according to reports at the time.After the attack, Bibi ran outside and yelled, 'I have killed my daughter for misbehaving and giving our family a bad name,' the mother’s sister told Agence France-Presse at the time"(para 5-6)."Eventually, the two ...more
Oct. 26, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Instead, her [Zeenat Rafiq] mother and brother beat and strangled her, then tied her to a cot, doused her in kerosene and lit her on fire, according to reports at the time.After the attack, Bibi ran outside and yelled, 'I have killed my daughter for misbehaving and giving our family a bad name,' the mother’s sister told Agence France-Presse at the time"(para 5-6). Rafiq had eloped with a man her family had rejected marriage proposals from (ENB-Coder Comment)."Authorities arrested the mother and later Rafiq’s brother, Anees Rafiq, and charged them in the young woman’s death. The mother confessed almost immediately, telling police, 'I have no regrets,' according to the Associated ...more
Oct. 26, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Such 'honor killings' are commonplace in Pakistan, where roughly 1,000 women are slain every year by relatives, most of them men, who believe they have disgraced their families. In 2015, about 1,100 women died in honor killings, while another 900 suffered sexual violence and 800 attempted suicide or took their own lives, the country’s independent Human Rights Commission said in its 2015 report"(para 9)."Rafiq’s death came after a series of attacks on women triggered outrage in Pakistan, which is struggling to reconcile traditional attitudes about women and marriage with growing calls for reform. A week after her mother’s arrest, a group of Pakistani clerics issued a fatwa, a ruling under ...more
Oct. 26, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: India, Nepal, Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Motives cited for acid attacks often include rejection of sexual advances or marriage proposals. These reasons appear to be common particularly in Bangladesh, Colombia, India, Nepal and Pakistan" (para 9).
Oct. 26, 2017, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan, Uganda
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"In the last 15 years, it has been estimated that more than 3,200 acid-throwing attacks were recorded in countries as varied as Bangladesh, Britain, Colombia, Pakistan and Uganda, totaling an estimated 3,500 victims in that time period" (para 1).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

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Sept. 22, 2017, 4:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"'He [her father] told me that I should speak up if something is wrong and encouraged me to talk to the girls about this subject in order to discourage the practice,' Omaima told Al-Monitor in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp, where she has lived with her parents and four brothers since they fled Syria in 2012.Encouraged by her parents and inspired by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai — she read her biography — Omaima, who will turn 15 in March, started campaigning against child marriage"(para 4)."Omaima said it's easier to talk with the girls and their mothers and grandmothers [about child marriage] than with their fathers. When she started this ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 7:10 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan
Variables: ATDW-LAW-5

"India has the world's second-largest Muslim population, but, unlike other countries with significant Muslim populations such as Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia, has yet to officially pass legislation outlawing triple talaq [Islamic practice of instant divorce]" (para 12).
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"At the other end of the scale, U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have no women in their Cabinets"(para 13)
Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

3.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

1.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1, RISW-PRACTICE-1

“In February, Punjab, the country's largest province, passed a landmark law criminalising all forms of violence against women” (para 13).
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

“According to police, the 15-member jirga [traditional assembly of elders] had ordered the girl, named as Amber, to be killed and set alight as punishment for helping her friend to marry of her own free will” (para 5).
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

“Last year, nearly 1,100 women were killed by relatives who believed they had dishonoured their families, a report by the country's independent Human Rights Commission said” (para 12).
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1, DTCP-LAW-1

“The 16-year-old was kidnapped from her home near Abbottabad, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and put inside a vehicle that was set alight, police said. … Police say the victim's mother and the leader of the local council, or jirga, are among several people arrested. The killing has been linked to orders given last week by the jirga, a traditional assembly of elders, in Makol village, Pakistan's Dawn newspaper reported. According to police, the 15-member jirga had ordered the girl, named as Amber, to be killed and set alight as punishment for helping her friend to marry of her own free will” (para 1-5).
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

“The 16-year-old was kidnapped from her home near Abbottabad, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and put inside a vehicle that was set alight, police said. Graphic images of her body have been circulated on social media” (para 1-2).
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

“The 16-year-old was kidnapped from her home near Abbottabad, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and put inside a vehicle that was set alight, police said. … Police say the victim's mother and the leader of the local council, or jirga, are among several people arrested. The killing has been linked to orders given last week by the jirga, a traditional assembly of elders, in Makol village, Pakistan's Dawn newspaper reported. According to police, the 15-member jirga had ordered the girl, named as Amber, to be killed and set alight as punishment for helping her friend to marry of her own free will. The girl was kidnapped, drugged and killed and then placed ...more
Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

“Though there is a small but vocal liberal movement in Pakistan, most noticeable in sections of the media, women who push feminist ideals often face a barrage of abuse and are portrayed as being infected with Western or un-Islamic ideals” (para 12).
Aug. 23, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

“A woman from Lahore was pushed off her bicycle by a group of men last year for not responding to catcalls” (para 5). “Last September, an upcoming Pakistani fashion brand, called Do Your Own Thing, removed an advertising campaign on social media featuring a female flash mob after the women appearing in it faced online harassment” (para 10). “After the race in Islamabad on Sunday, the riders, mostly aged in their 20s, swapped stories about being gawped at or catcalled when they go out” (para 13).
Aug. 23, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“The [women-only] bike race was one of many events organized in the last few years by Girls at Dhabas - the name given to roadside restaurants in Pakistan - to promote female participation in public events, fight restrictions faced by women in public places and increase awareness” (para 3).
Aug. 23, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

“In July, Qandeel Baloch, a social media celebrity known for her risque online posts was killed by her brother for bringing dishonor to the family. She became a feminist icon after her murder shocked the nation” (para 11).