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Jan. 3, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

“As of August 31, the Ministry of Interior had identified 14,378 unaccompanied minors in the country, of whom 8,944 were housed in authorized shelters. Of those assisted, 95 percent were boys and approximately 81 percent were between the ages of 16 and 17” (21).
Nov. 18, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"'The sect leaders make a very conscious effort to impregnate the women,' said the Borno governor, Kashim Shettima. 'Some of them, I was told, even pray before mating, offering supplications for God to make the products of what they are doing become children that will inherit their ideology'"(para 8). This is in regards to Boko Haram's systematic rape of women and girls (ENB-Coder Comment)
Aug. 31, 2016, 8:33 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Through the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), IOM Resettlement Support Centers (RSCs) have implemented a “safe space” initiative in which a welcoming and confidential space is created to ensure lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) refugees feel certain that those assisting them in their settlement are supportive and will not share sensitive information with their family members or the community. IOM RSCs are also distributing handouts to ensure that those who do not share their sexual orientation or gender identity still receive critical information needed to make informed decisions about their resettlement cases." (3)
Aug. 31, 2016, 6:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Pragna Patel, Director of Southall Black Sisters, said: 'SBS welcomes the Law Society’s decision to withdraw the discriminatory guidance. We also acknowledge that it has publicly apologised for having produced the ill-advised guidance in the first place. Let this episode serve as a warning to other public bodies that may be contemplating instituting ‘Sharia compliant’ measures that flout equality and human rights law and values, which must be regarded as universal and non-negotiable. We now look forward to working with the Law Society to address the devastating impact of the legal aid cuts which also prevent many abused and marginalised women from minority backgrounds from accessing justice.'" (8) "Maryam Namazie, ...more
Aug. 31, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"However, it is concerned at the disadvantaged position of women in rural and remote areas, who often are the most affected by poverty and extreme poverty, face greater difficulties in obtaining access to health and social services and rarely participate in decision-making processes, due to patriarchal attitudes prevalent in rural communities." (8) "The Committee is concerned that, given the diverse composition of the population of the State party, the data provided in the report is exclusively disaggregated by sex. It notes that updated disaggregated data by, for example, sex, age, race, ethnicity and socioeconomic background are necessary for an accurate assessment of the situation of women, to determine whether they ...more
Aug. 8, 2016, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"OSCE Office in Yerevan has been promoting police reform in Armenia since 2008." (6)
July 19, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"In June 2011, the Ministry of the Attorney General, facilitated by its International Law and Human Rights Unit, held a National Civil Society Consultation. Approximately fifty organisations representing a wide cross section of human rights issues, attended this consultation. The purpose of this meeting of civil society was to extract the views and recommendations of civil society regarding current human rights issues affecting Trinidad and Tobago so as to include these views and recommendations in the drafting of National Human Rights Reports. These issues were based on children’s rights, women’s rights, rights of older persons, civil and political rights as well as economic, social and cultural rights. Assistance for designing ...more
July 5, 2016, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Also, in 2007, another body, the Commission for Senior Citizens Affairs (CSCA), was created to study how to respond to the challenges of social inclusion and quality of life of the increasing ageing population. This Commission aims at supporting the Government in the formulation of policies, in view of defining a strategy of modernization and enhancement of social protection policies, of granting to this population group the access to resources, rights and basic social services, so that the needs of this most vulnerable group that is at a greater risk of social exclusion are met. Within this same context of the policy of inclusion and amelioration of the quality of ...more
May 15, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"With regard to the right to trial, there is no distinction between women and men. Everyone is entitled to a fair and public trial within reasonable time before an independent, impartial court established by the law (Article 32 of the Constitution of Montenegro). Any party that has full business capacity may conduct actions in a procedure on their own (Article 77 of the Law on Civil Procedure). Women are free to choose occupation and employment (Article 62 of the Constitution); Article 43 of the Family Law also prescribes that spouses are free in their choice of work and occupation. Women attorneys may represent their clients in court under identical terms ...more
March 14, 2016, 8:31 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Stephanie Sinclair is best known for having published and exhibited her photographs of child brides, images that she hopes will expose — and one day end — the practice of young girls forced into marriage. This week, she is at the Visa Pour l’Image photography festival in Perpignan, where she exhibited her child bride images in 2012, with a new exhibit about young girls. It focuses on a very different tradition among the Newar people of Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley — the worship of girls as living goddesses, or Kumaris. The girls are identified by priests as being the embodiment of a goddess worshiped by both Hindus and Buddhists. From that ...more
Feb. 23, 2016, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"In 2012, regional policy has reflected the denial of gender equality principles. Thus, according to the regional council's decision from 21.06.2012, No12/13, the Volyn regional council held sessional hearings on 'Revealing the nature of gender policy, as well as the problems and risks that it brings to Ukranian society'. The initiators of the event expressed absurd ideas about teh risk of homodictatorship implementation, wrongly thinking that gender theory suggests implementation of a third sex: 'Except men and women, another sex is introduced, meaning gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and other minorities.' ... The initiators of the sessional hearings suggested Verkhovna Rada hold parliamentary hearings on 'Revealing the nature of gender policy, as ...more
Dec. 18, 2015, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

“Professor Wang Zheng of the University of Michigan, who has promoted gender studies in the nation, says that while the current leadership in China may not exactly be ‘prioritising women’s rights’ (as it has since Mao Zedong abolished foot binding, and famously declared that 'women hold up half the sky') - ‘it doesn’t mean they reject it either’. She adds: ‘Some branches of government work hard on it and there are officials who put a lot of effort into promoting women’s rights. That is worth acknowledging.’” (10-11).
Aug. 21, 2015, 10 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned about the:...(b) Lack of access to adequate health, education and employment for women belonging to ethnic and religious minorities and women with disabilities'...(d) Lack of access to shelters and support services for older women who have lost or been abandoned by their families; (e) Physical violence and harassment faced by lesbian, bisexual and transsexual women and restrictions on obtaining identity documents for transgender persons" (11)
Aug. 12, 2015, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"The armed groups sought to control women’s behaviour in various ways, such as compelling Muslim and non-Muslim women to wear the veil, prohibiting them from mixing with men and even prohibiting them from driving cars. Iraqi women from minorities suffered compound violence: on one hand, they were targeted as women and on the other hand, their religious identity was endangered by forcing them to renounce their faith and enter Islam. This created insecurity among women and fear became the major challenge faced by women from the minorities. The results of a 2007 UNAMI study of the status of women from minorities released at the beginning of 2009 showed that 76.8 ...more
Aug. 10, 2015, 11:46 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"A new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives ranked the country’s 25 largest cities based on their female-friendliness. The report looked at factors such as economic security and education" (para 2). "Here’s the ranked list: 1. Victoria 2. Gatineau 3. Quebec City 4. Abbotsford-Mission 5. Halifax 6. London 7. Vancouver 8. Barrie 9. Montreal 10. Oshawa 11. Ottawa 12. Toronto 13. Kelowna 14. Regina 15. St. John’s 16. St. Catharines-Niagara 17. Kingston 18. Winnipeg 19. Sherbrooke 20. Hamilton 21. Saskatoon 22. Windsor 23. Calgary 24. Edmonton 25. Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo" (para 14)
July 31, 2015, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"The armed groups sought to control women’s behaviour in various ways, such as compelling Muslim and non-Muslim women to wear the veil, prohibiting them from mixing with men and even prohibiting them from driving cars. Iraqi women from minorities suffered compound violence: on one hand, they were targeted as women and on the other hand, their religious identity was endangered by forcing them to renounce their faith and enter Islam. This created insecurity among women and fear became the major challenge faced by women from the minorities. The results of a 2007 UNAMI study of the status of women from minorities released at the beginning of 2009 showed that 76.8 ...more
July 28, 2015, 11:31 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Based on the recommendation of the Parliamentary Committee on Empowerment of Women (14th Lok Sabha) on the subject, ‘Plight of Indian Women deserted by Non-Resident Indian (NRI) husbands’, NCW [National Commission for Women] was nominated as the coordinating agency at the national level for dealing with issues pertaining to NRI marriages. The NRI Cell of NCW deals with complaints received from India and abroad concerning cross-country marriages where there is any deprivation of women’s rights or any issue involving grave injustice to women. During the year 2010-2011, 540 cases were registered in the NRI Cell" (11). "The advisory [of the Ministry of Home Affairs] has enumerated various steps, namely, vigorous ...more
June 30, 2015, 7:44 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare has embarked on a gender responsive budgeting exercise for the agricultural, water and forestry, education, health and social services and financial sectors. Namibia is one of the few countries in Southern Africa to have made progress towards gender-responsive budgeting. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare is working together with the Ministry of Finance and the National Planning Commission to conduct a gender analysis of budget allocations to health, education and agriculture" (17). "The MGECW KAP study suggests that alcohol abuse is a catalyst for GBV in Namibia. The Government, in collaboration with civil society, has engaged in continuous education campaigns ...more
Oct. 8, 2014, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, ADDL-DATA-1

"Umm Ubaydah doesn’t have a blue checkmark verifying her as a muhajirah on Twitter. And yet, she’s become, along with a group of other young Western muslim women, an active online surrogate for the terrorist group ISIS. While their husbands are out fighting, these women communicate ISIS’s message to the outside world, and particularly to other women curious about the same cause. Because of their youth and Western upbringings, they do so in slang and emoji, intermixed with a handful of Islamic phrases that they have picked up" (para. 1-2). "Mostly in their late teens or early 20s, these women meet through Twitter, Tumblr, and Kik, where they exchange verses ...more
Aug. 21, 2014, 8:10 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Female enrolment at universities worldwide has dramatically increased over the past few decades and girls now outnumber boys at universities in 90 of the 134 countries for which data is available.Notable exceptions in the Arab world include Egypt, Morocco and Syria, where women make up “only” 48 per cent, 46 per cent and 42 per cent of university students, respectively” (para. 3-4).
Dec. 10, 2013, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"These differences in nutrition and care may account for the substantially greater share of girls under the age of 4 who die of infectious and respiratory diseases in India than elsewhere, the researchers found" (para 15)
Nov. 1, 2013, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"At least one in 10 children live with their mother while their father lives elsewhere in Kerala (22 percent), Bihar (21 percent), Himachal Pradesh (13 percent), Uttar Pradesh (12 percent), Goa and Tamil Nadu (10 percent each)" (26). "Overall, 96 percent of women in India are amenorrhoeic within the first month after a birth, and over three quarters (77 percent) are still amenorrhoeic two months after a birth. As expected, the proportion amenorrhoeic gradually decreases with the increasing number of months since birth. About half of mothers (54 percent) are still amenorrhoeic six months after a birth; the proportion declines rapidly thereafter, down to 8 percent 18 months after a ...more
April 10, 2013, 7:41 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"The Council of Islamic Ideology is a Constitutional body that advises the Legislature on whether or not a law is repugnant to Islam, namely to the Holy Qur'an and Sunnah. The Council has at least 8 and not more than 20 members (including the Chair) representing various schools of thought, having knowledge of the principles and philosophy of Islam as enunciated in the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah or having an understanding of the economic, political, legal or administrative problems of Pakistan with at least two of the members to be sitting or retired judges of the Supreme Court or a High Court and at least one member to be a ...more
Dec. 26, 2012, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Sexuality baiting, as discussed in the section on heteronormativity, is the strategic manipulation of common biases regarding sexuality and gender, for the purpose of discrediting or otherwise undermining WHRDs. In the case below, Cambodian activist and parliamentarian Mu Sochua is publicly insulted by the Prime Minister, whose comments are meant to discredit her activism by making her appear ‘sexually promiscuous’ or ‘immoral’" (94)
Sept. 12, 2012, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"After participating in two international conferences in Atlanta and Mexico in August and October 2007 respectively, the BWA was exposed to the concept of safer cities for women and girls. In that regard, follow up initiatives involved the hosting of three safer cities workshops in Kingston in November 2007, June 2008 and November 2008. The workshops were aimed at creating safer cities for women and girls in order to eliminate gender-based violence experienced in public spaces. In addition, the workshops were geared towards sensitizing personnel within the public transport system and other relevant stakeholders, about safety procedures as well as to engage stakeholders in meaningful dialogue towards strategizing towards the ...more
Aug. 31, 2012, 6:10 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Women suspected of engaging in oppositional political activity are subject to arbitrary arrest, detention, and exile. Although it is generally assumed that women do not engage to any significant extent in such activities, those suspected face the same penalties as men. However, women are subject to a form of gender-specific confinement in 'social rehabilitation' homes for young women who have broken moral codes or who are 'vulnerable to engaging in moral misconduct.' Women are transferred to these facilities by the public prosecutor and in some cases are detained there against their will. Others who have been raped or become pregnant out of wedlock enter the facilities voluntarily because they fear ...more
Aug. 31, 2012, 1:16 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"The law prohibits parties established on an ethnic, gender, or religious basis" (15)
May 24, 2012, 11:37 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"In October a post-operative transsexual woman lost her legal challenge for the right to marry her boyfriend in her reassigned sex" (53)
May 24, 2012, 11 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, ADDL-DATA-1

"Women and men accused of witchcraft were frequently subjected to torture and other ill treatment, or even killed. Government and security officials condoned the accusations and the ill treatment, and took no action to protect the victims or bring those responsible for abuses to justice. Betty Kimbembe, the 35-year-old mother of a fourmonth- old baby, and two men were severely beaten in April by government soldiers and a son of President Bozize, reportedly after the president’s son accused them of witchcraft" (44)
April 19, 2012, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

“The Committee is further concerned that judges are not familiar with the Convention and do not see it as part of the legal framework….Give strong emphasis on the Convention in the legal education and training of judges, prosecutors and lawyers so that a legal culture supportive of women’s equality with men and non-discrimination on the basis of sex is firmly established in the State party” (2-3)