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Latest items for ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Barbados are not required to obey their husbands (65). The original owner of any property legally administers said property in marriage (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Bangladesh are not required to obey their husbands (65). The original owner of any property legally administers said property in marriage (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Bahrain are required to obey their husbands (64). The original owner of any property legally administers said property in marriage (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in the Bahamas are not required to obey their husbands (64). The original owner of any property legally administers said property in marriage (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Azerbaijan are not required to obey their husbands (63). Both spouses must agree when determining who legally administers marital property (63).
Feb. 22, 2019, 9:27 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Austria are not required to obey their husbands (63). The original owner of any property legally administers said property in marriage (63).
Feb. 21, 2019, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Australia are not required to obey their husbands (62). The original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (62).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

According to the table, women in Armenia are not required to obey their husbands (62). According to the table, both spouses must agree regarding who legally administers marital property in Armenia (62).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

According to the table, women in Argentina are not required to obey their husbands (61). According to the table, there is a separate property regime with spousal consent regarding who legally administers marital property (61).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

According to the table, women in Angola are not required to obey their husbands (60). According to the table, both spouses must agree on who legally administers marital property (60).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

According to Algerian law, the original owner of any property legally administers said property in marriage (60). According to the table, women in Algeria are not required to obey their husbands (60).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

According to the table, wives in Albania are not required to obey their husbands (59). According to the table, in Albania, both spouses must agree on who legally administers martial property (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

According to the table, wives are required to obey their husbands (59). According to the table, in marriage, the original owner of any property legally administers said property (59).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Seventy-one percent of currently married women participate in three specified household decisions (own health care, household purchases, and visits to their family), while 10% are not involved in any of these decisions" (255). "The majority of women earning cash report that decisions about how their cash earnings are used are made either jointly with their husbands (62%) or by themselves (30%). Only 8% say the decisions are made primarily by their husbands (Table 14.2.1 and Figure 14.2)" (257). "Married men with cash earnings and married women whose husbands have cash earnings were asked about who makes decisions about how the man’s earnings are used. The majority of both men and...more
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is particularly concerned about the right to financial and legal guardianship assigned to the father, followed by his male relatives " (pg. 4). "The fact that some hospitals still require the approval of a husband or male relative in order for a woman to undergo surgery, in particular for obstetrical and gynaecological reasons, despite directives of the Ministry of Health authorizing women aged 21 years and above to give their consent prior to such interventions" (pg. 11).
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"But women's groups say the solution is not controversial legislation such as this but real opportunities for girls. And they say the Islamist AKP has encouraged female subservience, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calling childless women 'deficient'" (para 12).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"When Fati was 12-years old, her father removed her from school in Niamey and sent her to Nigeria to marry a 40-year-old man. A year later, she was hospitalized with injuries inflicted by her new husband" (para 1). "'By attending the Safe Space programme Illimin, I found the motivation to return to school,' says Fati, unable to suppress a large smile. 'It helped me to gain confidence in myself. It has also re-awakened my lifelong dream to study and have a career. A dream that was shattered by my father'" (para 8).
Jan. 7, 2019, 4:38 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Having just a basic education can have a major impact on women’s health, even if they can’t go out into the workforce, life expectancy, the life expectancy of their children, the likelihood their children will go to school. So keeping girls out of education can have a devastating impact on, not just them, but their families and their communities. This also reinforces gender discrimination. If women are consistently less educated than men, it makes them less respected in the family, less able to have decision making power in the family, more likely to be subject to things like harmful child labour and child marriage" (para 14-16).
Jan. 7, 2019, 12:15 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Most Armenian women give up careers when they marry, or never have them in the first place, and men tightly control the family’s purse strings. This means that the vast majority of wives and live-in girlfriends have no money to start a life of their own" (para 16).
Jan. 4, 2019, 10:26 p.m.
Countries: South Korea, Turkey
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Republic of Korea, Turkey –Men are no longer designated as head of the family" (para 24).
Jan. 4, 2019, 4:37 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"[In] Algeria – Wife obedience is no longer mandated" (para 4).
Dec. 1, 2018, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Edna's dad, Adam, did not want his young daughter to get married. However, Mangochi is a matrilineal society and the mother and her family have more influence over the household and are the final decision makers. Hence Adam was unable to convince his wife to change her mind" (para 30).
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:01 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

“A man beating his wife is less offensive than when a man is humiliated,” Yelena Mizulina, the lawmaker who led the effort to decriminalize domestic abuse, told reporters in 2016. She added that it was 'mandatory' for a woman to respect her husband as the 'authority' in the marriage" (para 7).
Oct. 28, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"No, we have to advocate for women but male involvement is key. Men say to women: ‘You are my property'" (para 16). This implies that in decision making in families the authority tends to lay on men (CCS-CODER COMMENT). "Christine is 18 and pregnant with her second child. She wants seven children, she says, because her husband does" (para 22).
Oct. 27, 2018, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

“'The women in the community are really dependent on their husbands and they are the ones making the decisions to have babies or not,' said Dr Selma Xavier, a rural GP who regularly visited the community" (para 16).
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Three out of four women (74%) decide for themselves how to use the money that they earn. In 12% of cases, this decision is made jointly with a husband/partner. A little more than one woman out of ten (14%) reported that her husband/partner decided on his own. Just one out of three women (33%) reported that she alone (8%) or jointly with her husband/partner (26%) made decisions concerning healthcare. In addition, 47% participated in decisions concerning important household purchases and 42% were involved in the decision concerning family visits" (page 229). "In just 40% of cases, women reported that they were the principal decision-makers regarding the use of their earnings....more
Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The same law also designates the man as the head of the household" (para 152)
Oct. 17, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"What changed? Indian women below the age of 30 were exposed to major life changes and social pressures that come after marriage. Many lived with their in-laws in a patriarchal joint family setup and were denied basic freedom" (para 11).
Oct. 5, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee remains concerned at the persistence in political discourse, in the media and in society of deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes and discriminatory stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family, which perpetuate women’s subordination within the family and society and are reflected in, among other things, women’s educational and professional choices, their limited participation in political and public life, their unequal participation in the labour market and their unequal status in family relations. The Committee recalls that such discriminatory stereotypes are also root causes of violence against women and expresses concern that, to date, the State party has not taken sustained measures to modify or...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is concerned about the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted gender stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society that overemphasize the subordinate and caring roles of women and are reflected in practices such as son preference" (5).