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Latest items for ASR-PRACTICE-1

Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee appreciates the efforts of the State party to re-examine the stereotyped content of school curricula and books and to provide vocational education to both girls and boys, including in non-traditional fields. The Committee welcomes the efforts of the State party, in partnership with the media, to increase the participation of women and to show a positive and diverse image of women in public life. The Committee remains concerned, however, about the persistence of traditional stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society and, in particular, within the family" (pg 4). "The Committee commends the State party for the advances made in the education of ...more
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:11 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"Sara [who was raised in Kuwait] moved to Cairo to join the English section of the linguistics faculty at Ain Shams University"(1)
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1, ASR-PRACTICE-1, ASR-DATA-1, DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"In Egypt, it is common to prohibit veiled women from entering night clubs and pubs. Since last year, an increasing number of veiled women were reported to have been denied entry to restaurants as well. One of the cases that created a fuss was that of Heba Arnaout, a professor of microbiology in her 50s who has been veiled for many years. Going to a restaurant and bar in Cairo's upscale district of Zamalek late in December, she says she was asked to leave with her husband and foreign friends because she was wearing the hijab. They got a table after threatening to go to the police and file a ...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

At 4:35 of the video Brishti says "As a child I wished to become a doctor. I couldn’t study because of my parents. My mother died. I had a stepmother. From then it was a problem, looking after me. Can a person raise someone else’s daughter? Some can, some can’t. That’s why my father sent me to work in a household. There was one very good house, they kept me for a long time. They taught me a few things, so I could write my own name. I’m working in a garment factory and trying to become and operator. I have to work like that, because I have no other ...more
Dec. 5, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"These must speak to the more structural obstacles [to female school attendance], such as the unwillingness of parents to have their daughters taught by men, unless he is a respected religious leader (Mullah), and the shortage of female teachers. The latter problem has led the WFP [World Food Programme] and others to develop targeted food incentives to attract such teachers"(62)
Nov. 30, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"Despite numerous training schemes aimed at increasing the number of women in the media, social prejudice prevents graduates of these courses from pursuing careers in journalism" (para 2). "Samim Khpalwak, the spokesman of the Kandahar governor, explained that conservative traditions meant families would not allow female members to work in the media. Although women’s access to education has increased dramatically since the fall of the Taleban in 2001, it is still widely felt to be shameful for a woman to work outside the home. Fields such as journalism are viewed as particularly suspect. 'The local administration in Kandahar does not have any programmes to recruit educated girls in the media ...more
Nov. 29, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"World Bank and IFPRI (2010) notes that in Karnataka, none of the 41 agriculture extension workers were female, only 1 of 41 junior engineers was female, and only 4 of 40 veterinary assistants were female. This matters because, in some contexts, religious, social, or cultural rules may prohibit contact between a woman farmer and a male agricultural especially when the woman is single, widowed, or abandoned. Female extension agents may also experience such constraining norms and rules affecting their ability to work in the field. Male agents, on the other hand, may have less understanding of the specific constraints faced by women, such as time poverty, limits on mobility, and ...more
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"Some Nubian women have left their region's villages to make their own way, either by completing their studies or seeking out new job opportunities, and have succeeded in integrating into the world outside their societies. Others remain constrained by Nubia's traditional mores and customs. Still others have gradually moved away from those traditions"(para 1)."She [Asma Mahmoud] pointed out that 'the Nubian daughter works in many areas in Cairo, but in Nubia itself, the fields [open to them] are more constrained, particularly since they marry at a young age'"(para 5)
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"Omaima Hoshan [living in a refugee camp in Jordan since 2012 but originally from Syria], 14, wasn’t really aware of early marriage until her best friend dropped out of school in the fifth grade. Omaima was very concerned. Her friend was an excellent student — the best in their class — and had always dreamed about becoming a doctor, so why would she leave school? Omaima learned from the teacher that her friend had married her 18-year-old cousin under pressure from her father. The girl hadn’t even turned 13 yet. Omaima never saw her again.From that day, Omaima noticed more girls leaving school as young as 12, 13 or 14 ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"Omaima Hoshan [living in a refugee camp in Jordan since 2012 but originally from Syria], 14, wasn’t really aware of early marriage until her best friend dropped out of school in the fifth grade. Omaima was very concerned. Her friend was an excellent student — the best in their class — and had always dreamed about becoming a doctor, so why would she leave school? Omaima learned from the teacher that her friend had married her 18-year-old cousin under pressure from her father. The girl hadn’t even turned 13 yet. Omaima never saw her again.From that day, Omaima noticed more girls leaving school as young as 12, 13 or 14 ...more
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ASR-PRACTICE-1, ASR-DATA-1

"The female half of Trudeau's cabinet included Jody Wilson-Raybould, appointed justice minister and attorney general, Jane Philpott, the new health minister, and Catherine McKenna, who was given the role of environment and climate change minister.Men still held the portfolios of finance, foreign affairs, and transport, among others"(para 6-7)
Aug. 15, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"In the town of Entasopia, the girls are undergoing a rite of passage that resembles the tribe’s customary coming-of-age ceremony—but without the usual horror of genital mutilation.'I am very happy because I will not be married off at this age,' says 12-year-old Joan Siyuama as she drinks raw blood from a slaughtered bull to signify her ascendance to adulthood after participating in the ceremony. 'I will now go to school and achieve my dream of becoming a doctor'"(para 1-2)."'In the Maasai community, we have no female doctors, teachers, journalists or any other position in the government because of this practice,' says Ole Lelein Kanunga, a Maasai man leading the campaign ...more
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The Commission for the Promotion of Women in Science...plays an important role in challenging stereotypes and raising gender equality awareness in science; through its activities, it draws attention to practices that discriminate against women in science and promotes awareness of these issues. In 2012, it organised a conference ‘Inequality in Science: Gender, Ethical and Civil Perspective’ and, in 2013, a conference ‘Hidden Discrimination against Women in Science’" (15)
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The Commission for the Promotion of Women in Science is an expert body working within the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport; it is composed of 14 members. In the years following its establishment, the Commission carried out numerous important tasks. It has been very active in the field of informing and raising public awareness on issues concerning women in science, collected data and was also engaged in abolishing discriminatory provisions relating to the provision of funding for research work, it has supported gender balanced representation in scientific decision-making bodies, gender-sensitive language, etc. The Commission prepares its annual work plan and draws up a report thereon" (10)
Nov. 27, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The Jaipur-based duo, who completed the two-year training from Mumbai-based Darul Uloom-i-Nisawan, were handed over their certificates for 'Qaziyat' on Friday, which officially call them Qazi Jahan Ara and Qazi Afroz Begum, respectively. 'I completed the course in the light of Quran, Hadith and Indian Constitution. I learned about the rights of women, which Quran bestowed to them some 1,500 years ago. It was a challenging task for me but I passed with 69% marks,' Jahan Ara said, adding that being a Qazi is a matter of pride for her (Para 2-3).
Nov. 17, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"For purposes of undertaking specific measures to raise awareness of the Convention among representatives of the courts and judicial bodies, procurators, lawyers and legal consultants, matters involving safeguarding the rights of women and gender equality have been included in a number of scholarly disciplines taught at the Department of International Law and Human Rights and other departments of the Ministry of Justice Centre for Professional Advancement of Jurists, the Higher Training Courses of the Office of the Procurator-General, the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Tashkent Law University and the University of World Economics and Diplomacy" (13). "In 2010, civil courts of the Republic examined 22 claims involving ...more
Aug. 23, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The Government, through the Ministry of Education under the Department of Non-Formal Education, is now implementing a program to reduce and eliminate illiteracy in Timor-Leste. This program was implemented in 13 districts and 65 sub-districts. The total number of students registered was 9,677; around 85.2% of data had no classification with regard to the sex of the students" (39).
July 27, 2016, 11:03 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The programmes of the Barbados Vocational Training Board are geared towards equipping the workforce with the high quality skills needed to enhance Barbados’ competitiveness internationally. Though participants continue to large degree to opt for traditional gender-identified training, The BVTB does not place any restrictions on the participation of women in any fields. Consequently, as well as enrolling in traditional areas, some women do enrol for training at this institution in order to gain access in the non traditional areas of employment, and this training allows them to work in areas which men traditionally dominated. A notable area is construction" (29)
July 19, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST) launched the “Caribbean Women in Science and Their Careers” – the 5th publication in series on icons in science technology and innovation, and also collaborated with training institutions to produce a publication on Trinidad and Tobago Icons in Science, Technology and Innovation (volume 2), featuring 29 outstanding scientists, engineers and innovators in the country." (36)
July 18, 2016, 9:43 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"In Peru, for example, the ProJoven programme targeted young women and men from poor families living in urban areas, providing three months of classroom training and internships, with the explicit aim of equipping women with skills for traditionally male occupations. Trainees received a stipend, with mothers receiving double the regular amount to support their participation. After 18 months, female participants were 15 per cent more likely to be employed and they generated 93 per cent more labour income compared to non-participants with similar backgrounds. Levels of occupational segregation were also lower among participants" (93).
July 18, 2016, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"In Nigeria, for example, the Youth for Technology Foundation has established the Young Girls Science and Health Tele-Academy, which encourages girls to identify real-life challenges in their communities and to conduct scientific research and adapt engineering techniques to address them. More than half of the graduates from the Tele-Academy have gone on to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at university or pursue careers in these areas" (93).
July 14, 2016, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ASR-PRACTICE-1

"Measures were taken by various institutions (MIGEPROF, IMBUTO Foundation, etc.) to encourage women and girls to undertake activities that were traditionally considered as done by men like construction, taxi driving and to undertake courses that were traditionally left to men or boys such as engineering, science courses in general" (27-28)
July 5, 2016, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"Technical and vocational training to create new job-opportunities and requalification of workers, regardless of gender, are organized and/or co-organized by the LAB. It should be noted that there is no training programme launched specifically for women, yet, some of them are more popular among women, hence, as shown in the table below, the number of females are much higher than that of males as regards some training programmes, e.g. the “Employment Assistance Training Programme for Middle-Aged Persons” (aged 35 years or above), which offers a number of courses to improve the skills of middle-aged workers and to re-qualify them in accordance with market needs. Between 2003 and June 2010, generally, ...more
May 28, 2016, 6:59 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"In recent years, in the field of higher professional education, higher enrolment ratio for women is observed in professions, such as economics, law, health care, pedagogy and arts. Although the prevalence in the number of women in the fields of pedagogy, arts and health care is traditional, however, women, nowadays, also prefer the fields of economics, applied mathematics and law. This is preconditioned by both high demand on the labour market for these professions and formation of new relations in the society, as well as by the need of equal participation of men and women in various spheres of social life" (23).
May 15, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"For several years now the University of Montenegro has implemented a project in cooperation with the University in Oslo on introduction of gender studies in the curricula. A series of workshops, seminars and research projects has been organized at the Faculty of Philosophy under the project with the basic aim of better understanding and expanding knowledge on gender relations between the University professors and students on the Western Balkans. The school “Gender Studies” was organized at the Mediterranean University in March 2009 with assistance of the Gender Equality Office and in cooperation with the UNDP Office in Podgorica. Private university UDG also launched implementation of women’ s studies in the ...more
April 14, 2016, 10:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"Since 2008, awareness-raising sessions on 'the possibilities for girls to choose careers traditionally assigned to boys' have been carried out by the Ministry of National Education every year, at an average of 140 educational establishments. With the aim of doing away with the stereotyped image of girls as being destined for domestic work and the traditional concept of certain careers being reserved for girls or boys, the Office for Mass Education and Civics Teaching has drawn up a school programme of civics education advocating sexual equality in the spheres of domestic work and careers. To increase public awareness of the problem, booklets and posters calling for equal treatment of girls ...more
April 8, 2016, 2:29 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The Iranian 'Supreme Revolutionary Council' ordered the government to include a program to 'take appropriate measures to guide women at the universities to find majors appropriate with family responsibilities'. The bill was ironically named, 'Promotion of women’s participation in higher education!' The efforts by the Iranian regime to eliminate women from higher education were intensified in 2012, when women were officially banned from studying in 77 majors and a cap was put in place for women who were allowed to study in other majors7. Majors where women's participation is either banned or restricted include political sciences, English language and literature, paleontology, restoration of historical buildings, counseling, general psychology, social work, ...more
April 4, 2016, 7:21 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The Department for Gender Equality has held several seminars and conferences for teachers regarding empowerment of female pupils in mathematics and science, blocking elements and the ways of removing them" (83). "The traditional stands and cultural stigmas among the Arab population define the acceptable limits to traveling alone to school and work. Arab women are often reluctant to attend courses that require traveling to other towns. Not all vocational courses are available in the women’s residential towns, often because of lack of proper framework, candidates, and future job opportunities. Due to the above, many Arab women attend “traditional” courses that are local, and are likely to enable them to meet ...more
March 29, 2016, 3:26 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes with concern that women and girls are underrepresented in traditionally male-dominated fields of studies, including in postgraduate programmes, such as engineering and information technology, and that they are concentrated in traditionally female-dominated fields." (7)
March 14, 2016, 11:26 a.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The data of the National Examination Centre shows that women are also well-represented in the departments of science, where number of male and female students is almost equal and at some stages number of female students has been even higher. It is relevant to look a performance of female students in unified national examinations in science, math, general abilities test and English language. Although technical fields have been traditionally male dominated in Georgia, in recent years slight increase in number of female students in such technical areas as departments of engineering can be observed. Namely, in 2005-2010, number of female students admitted to the departments of engineering increased by 9 ...more