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Latest items for ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

July 20, 2019, 10:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned about the negative perception of the concept of 'gender', as well as the persistence of discriminatory stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, undermining women’s social status and their educational and professional careers. The Committee has been informed that such stereotypes and degrading images of women are conveyed through school textbooks and the media without sufficient monitoring. Moreover, the Committee is alarmed about the limited acceptance in Armenian society of provisions implementing the international and national framework for gender equality" (5).
July 18, 2019, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"That discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society and in the family are deeply rooted in the State party and that women continue to bear a disproportionate share of family and household responsibilities. That there have been vigorous campaigns by non-State actors, including religious and civic organizations, the media and politicians, advocating traditional family values, overemphasizing the roles of women as mothers and caretakers and criticizing gender equality as 'gender ideology'" (5).
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"The National Committee for Promoting Social Morality and Women’s and Khmer Family’s Values promoted the following activities through government institutions and sub-national authorities between 2014–2016: 1) Disseminated information on the situation, status and role of women in Cambodia among youth, family and community through seminars, training courses, forums and meetings with a total of 354,217 participants (211,815 women), 2) Promoted the positive role of women in society and gender equality through radio, television, websites, brochures and magazines, including national television broadcasts (126 times, each for 15–20 minutes) and national radio programs, “Our Life, Our Society,” 3) Organized 18 consultative forums with youth and students to address the misconceptions of young...more
June 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is further concerned at the bill on the protection of the family, which includes proposals that could lead to a setback reinforcing gender-based stereotypical attitudes about the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family" (3). "Non-compliance with the legislation promoting and protecting maternity, especially with regard to maternity protection and inequitable distribution of domestic and care work between women and men, forcing many women to take low-income jobs in the informal sector" (10).
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"In 2015, a project called Men and the reconciliation of work and family life was launched by federal ministries in cooperation with research institutes and social partners. One of the project’s goals is to develop strategies to improve general conditions in companies in order to promote a fair distribution of childcare and household work and build awareness about the positive effects of shared responsibility for parenting. Moreover, an online calculator was introduced in November 2016. The simple tool is available free of charge at www.gleich-berechnet.gv.at and allows parents to calculate the implications of a fair distribution of employment and childcare on the shared household income" (11).
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee remains concerned at the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, which consider women primarily to be mothers and caregivers, discriminate against women and perpetuate their subordination within the family and society, restrict women’s educational and professional choices and their participation in political and public life and in the labour market, and perpetuate their unequal status in family relations" (5). "The Committee is further concerned that the concept of the new family policy of 2014 states that the family policy of the Russian Federation for the period until 2025 has as a goal the...more
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to combat discriminatory gender stereotypes, including by promoting the sharing of household duties and parenting responsibilities, in particular to address the stereotyped portrayal of women in the media, including by regulating broadcasting licences and creating the Swedish Media Council in 2011" (6-7).
May 24, 2019, 2:09 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"Ms. Suzuki [a member of Japan's parliament] said she was confronted almost daily with questions about her daughter. 'Why was she working when she had a baby to take care of,' she recalled being asked. 'I get a lot of ‘I feel sorry for your baby.’ Or, ‘Don’t you need to be at home with your baby?’ Or, ‘A mother not being with their child at this stage could negatively affect how the child grows up.’ It’s discouraging'" (para 8). "A survey conducted by Ms. Nagano and her team found that out of 874 city councils and other municipal-level assemblies in Japan, just 140 female politicians have given birth while...more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"The National Commission for the Family was established in response to an urgent need to strengthen the fundamental values of the family environment and community life" (5).
April 4, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A wife's first role is to look after her husband', 46% of the total sample agreed and 50% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 53% of men anf 39% of women agreed; 43% of men and 58% of women disagreed (13).
April 4, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A wife's first role is to look after her husband', 61% of the total sample agreed and 36% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 62% of men anf 60% of women agreed; 35% of men and 38% of women disagreed (5).
April 4, 2019, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A wife's first role is to look after her husband', 72% of the total sample agreed and 27% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 73% of men anf 70% of women agreed; 26% of men and 29% of women disagreed (9).
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A wife's first role is to look after her husband', 67% of the total sample agreed and 31% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 70% of men and 63% of women agreed; 27% of men and 36% of women disagreed (9).
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A wife's first role is to look after her husband', 38% of the total sample agreed and 59% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 51% of men anf 22% of women agreed; 47% of men and 76% of women disagreed (9).
April 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A wife's first role is to look after her husband', 54% of the total sample agreed and 43% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 59% of men anf 49% of women agreed; 38% of men and 49% of women disagreed (9).
April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A wife's first role is to look after her husband', 33% of the total sample agreed and 60% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 33% of men anf 33% of women agreed; 58% of men and 62% of women disagreed (5).
April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A wife's first role is to look after her husband', 11% of the total sample agreed and 88% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 12% of men anf 9% of women agreed; 85% of men and 90% of women disagreed (5).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A wife's first role is to look after her husband', 7% of the total sample agreed and 89% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 9% of men anf 5% of women agreed; 84% of men and 93% of women disagreed (5).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A wife's first role is to look after her husband', 18% of the total sample agreed and 79% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 23% of men anf 13% of women agreed; 71% of men and 86% of women disagreed (5).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A wife's first role is to look after her husband', 18% of the total sample agreed and 82% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 21% of men anf 10% of women agreed; 75% of men and 89% of women disagreed (5).
March 28, 2019, 3:26 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A wife's first role is to look after her husband', 17% of the total sample surveyed agreed and 81% disagreed. Disagreggated by gender, 21% of men and 13% of women agreed, and 77% of men and 84% of women agreed (1)
March 28, 2019, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A wife's first role is to look after her husband', 16% of the total sample surveyed agreed and 78% disagreed. Disagreggated by gender, 16% of men and 17% of women agreed, and 76% of men and 79% of women agreed (1).
March 28, 2019, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A wife's first role is to look after her husband', 16% of the total sample surveyed agreed and 78% disagreed. Disagreggated by gender, 16% of men and 17% of women agreed, and 76% of men and 79% of women agreed (1).
March 28, 2019, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A wife's first role is to look after her husband', 14% of the total sample surveyed agreed and 82% disagreed. Disagreggated by gender, 20% of men and 9% of women agreed, and 77% of men and 88% of women agreed (1).
March 13, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"The Presidential Council for Human Rights, with the support of Corporación Humanas, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, and the Norwegian embassy, conducted the second Survey of Social and Institutional Tolerance of Violence against Women, which generated information of great value in understanding and targeting prevention, care and protection actions for women victims of all forms of violence. Among the findings are: d) A woman’s most important role of women is to look after the home and cook for her family: 22 per cent of the population expressed full agreement with this, while 17 per cent agreed...more
March 1, 2019, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"When asked about the biggest challenges in the workplace, respondents highlighted the top three challenges: work-life balance (86.3 percent), career disruption due to childbirth (73.63 percent) and household responsibility (70.42 percent). These family-related challenges have much more influence on women's careers than other stereotypical factors including gender discrimination, a lack of promotion opportunities and a lack of confidence." (para 7). "89.51 percent of women believe that the responsibility of raising a child should be equally shared by both parents. However, the report also shows that 63.20 percent of married women surveyed bear the majority of child-rearing responsibilities." (para 10).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"Only girls take part in instruction on family life, which will lead to the perpetuation of stereotypes with regard to women’s roles" (pg. 9).
Jan. 1, 2019, 3:33 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"The Finance Ministry has endorsed the proposal to create a scheme for housewives under the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), including a monthly allowance payment by the government. . . Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the policy is in line with Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto to raise the level of social security among housewives who rely fully on their husbands" (para 1-4). "'Furthermore, this scheme will create a more equitable economic relationship between husbands and unemployed wives, while reinforcing the family institution by providing a new social safety net,' Lim said in a statement yesterday" (para 6).
Nov. 9, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"'The rising divorce rate among female employees compared with non-working women is a serious indicator and a call to consider seriously the situation,' Abdah Al Asmari, a consultant, said, quoted by Saudi daily Al Riyadh on Wednesday. 'We need to appreciate how a woman’s job relates to, among other things, money issues, the differences that may arise between the woman and her husband, the interference of family members in the couple’s differences and the time demands that may hamper the woman from fulfilling her home obligations.' The recklessness and naivety of some husbands seem to be the main factor in inflating these differences, he added. 'There is a deep need...more
Oct. 28, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2, ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"These women have built their own houses, but to be without a husband is to be outcast" (para 10).