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Latest items for ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The limited access of rural women to land title and ownership . . . and their lack of participation in decision-making processes concerning the use of land and means of production" (page 12).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"In Tokelau culture, there is a clear demarcation between male and female roles. In the traditional social system, women have relatively high status, derived from their right to occupy the house owned by their kin groups and to manage domestic economies. A husband moves to his wife’s house on marriage. Although the Tokelau cultural order gives high priority to the welfare of weaker members and the equitable distribution of economic resources, those who do not have paid employment may be considered, under today’s more monetised economic regime, to be relatively disadvantaged" (page 56).
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee also notes with concern that women in rural areas are exposed to particularly discriminatory stereotypes about the traditional roles of women which, among other things, prevent them from participating in key domestic decisions" (page 16).
June 6, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Under the country’s family planning policy, couples and individuals have the right to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing, and timing of their children, free from discrimination, violence, and coercion. The decision of the husband or male partner on such matters usually prevailed over the wishes of the woman" (16).
May 31, 2018, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Thirty-six percent of currently married women who receive cash earnings say they decide for themselves how their earnings are used, while 55% make these decisions jointly with their husbands. Married women are somewhat less likely than married men to say that decisions about how the man’s cash earnings are used are made jointly (54% versus 65%). . . . Thirty-five percent of currently married women report making decisions, either alone or jointly with their husbands, about all of the following: their own health care, major household purchases, and visits to their families and relatives" (page 325). "Women gain direct access to economic resources when they are paid for work in...more
May 30, 2018, 7:55 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"He said the LFSP would also ensure the following: Women’s participation in decision-making, i.e. membership on committees such as Rural District Councils (RDCs), Internal Savings And Lending (ISALs), commodity associations, lead farmers. Household decision-making by working with women and men to integrate gender relations within the household. Increasing women’s knowledge about markets. The LFSP has employed the Gender Action Learning Systems (GALS) approach which provides safe spaces for communities to integrate decision-making and power relations. 'Through this, households and communities have been engaged to promote non–oppressive practices, recognising the importance of role sharing,' Yesuf told IPS" (Para 14-19). THe presence of these programs imply that currently decision making is unequal...more
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Moreover, article 294 of the Code stipulates that the family residence is chosen by the spouses by mutual agreement but, in the absence of such agreement, it is the husband who chooses and, if his choice is detrimental to the family, the final choice is made by a judge. That provision is discriminatory as it does not allow for equality between the spouses in the said choice" (35).
April 10, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee notes with concern the numerous provisions of the Personal Status Law that discriminate against women and girls, as well as the State party’s rejection of the recommendations made in the context of the universal periodic review, in 2013, with a view to ensuring equality of women and men in family relations (see A/HRC/23/13, paras. 128.87, 128.95 and 128.101)" (pg 11).
April 10, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3, ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee remains concerned at the persistence 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 which are reflected, inter alia, in 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 eliminate discriminatory stereotypes...more
April 4, 2018, 4:40 p.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).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"In Burundi, 22% of married women earning an income decide for themselves on how to use it, 65% decide on that matter jointly with their husband, while for the remaining 13% it is the husband who mainly decides what is done with that income" (20).
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 99-05 of 29 January 1999 criminalizing female genital mutilation and of a second national action plan to accelerate the elimination female genital mutilation (2010-2015), as well as the measures taken to raise public awareness of harmful practices. It is concerned, however, at the persistence of adverse cultural norms, practices and traditions as well as patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles, responsibilities and identities of women and men in the family and society. It notes that stereotypes contribute to the persistence of violence against women as well as harmful practices, including female genital mutilation, levirate and sororate, child marriage, polygamy, repudiation,...more
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"guardianship means the assignment of a man – whether a husband, father or son – to care for a woman’s affairs, including covering her expenses. It does not mean, nor does it ever justify, control of a woman or diminution of her status…Trusteeship is a type of agency that is established after the death of the testator. It includes care for the financial affairs of minors by the trustee. It is established for a man or woman and is usually established for a mother” (29-30). “Both [husband and wife] have duties in addition to the rights and duties imposed by the nature of respective genders, e.g., maintenance, which is the...more
Feb. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Certain studies conducted on gender equality confirm the persistence of gender stereotypes in the Moldovan society, despite the drastic transformations of the family, gender roles, particularly in the context of economic migration. We note the development of new realities in terms of the status of both genders: a symbiosis of economic empowerment of women and maintaining of the traditional status of the man as the "head of family", with resulting diminution of women's economic contribution to the family budget and to society development" (Pg 11). "All questions in family life are settled by the spouses jointly, in accordance with the principle of equality in their family relationships. Each spouse has...more
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"It remains concerned, however, that the State party retains discriminatory stereotypes, focusing primarily on the roles of women as mothers and housewives. The Committee is also concerned about discriminatory provisions in the State party’s legislation that underscore the subordination of women to their husbands" (6). The Committee remains concerned about...the obligation imposed on a woman to obey her husband, including sexually" (17).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Under Muslim personal status laws, a husband must provide his wife with upkeep regardless of how burdensome that is for him. She is not required to support even just herself with her own money. Required marital upkeep includes food, clothing and shelter, as well as adequate medical care, servants (if he provides his other wives with servants), and burial arrangements upon her death. A father must also support his children if they do not have enough money of their own. A male child must be supported until he is old enough to work, unless they he is a student. A female child must be supported until she is able to...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The purpose of the Government’s gender equality policy is to counter and change systems that conserve the distribution of power and resources between the sexes. The objective of gender equality policy is for women and men to have the same power to shape society and their own lives. On this basis the Government works towards 4 subsidiary objectives: 1) An equal distribution of power and influence. Women and men are to have the same right and opportunities to be active citizens and to shape the conditions for decision-making. . . . 3) An equal distribution of unpaid care and household work. Women and men are to take the same responsibility...more
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned about the persistence of stereotypes that discriminate against women in the State party, as reflected by exclusive decision-making by men in both the public and private spheres and women’s relegation to a reproductive role," (5).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"insufficient measures to promote the concept of shared family responsibilities and to combat the difficulties that women face in combining work and family responsibilities" (Pg 13).
Jan. 12, 2018, 7:30 a.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"In their conversations with women involved in the programme, WFP staff heard how the programme has supported women's empowerment in a variety of ways. Training women to be peer advisors, and encouraging community authorities to recognize the work they do, has fostered women's leadership and enabled them to participate in community decision-making processes. The mother-to-mother support approach has opened up social spaces for women to connect outside the home, and built their capacity to reflect, analyse and find solutions to day-to-day problems related to their roles as carers. However, they also found that women are constrained in their ability to apply new knowledge by their subordinate position within the household....more
Jan. 8, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"About half of currently married women (51%) with cash earnings decide independently on how their earnings will be used, while 41% decide jointly with their husband" (241). Participation in household decision making is an important aspect of women’s ability to have control over their own lives. Eighty-eight percent of currently married women participate in decisions about visits to their family or relatives, including 37% who make these decisions mainly alone; 83% participate in decisions regarding their own health care, including 40% who make these decisions mainly alone; and 74% participate in decisions about major household purchases, including 19% who make these decisions mainly alone. "Overall, 65% of currently married women...more
Dec. 28, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Now 21, there is nothing she will be able to do to stop her husband selling their daughter for cows when the time comes. “It is my husband’s choice,” she says. 'In my husband’s house everything is by force – there is no request. If I refuse there will be a problem. My husband will beat me'" (para 18).
Dec. 20, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Narantsetseg* explained that her needs as a woman fall low on the priority list. Her family spends what little they have on items like food and fuel, so she must ration sanitary napkins" (10).
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Men, Ms. Folad said, 'are used to the old lifestyle, so now they cannot tolerate that women can stand against them'…if women 'stand and ask their rights,' she added, 'men think it is shamelessness and think that they do not have authority on women, and there the problem starts'" (para 13-14).
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-DATA-2, ERBG-DATA-5, DLB-DATA-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

At 13:37 of the video a woman interviewed says "For six months of rain and storms, our husbands can’t work, so we sit idle and live in misery" (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 7, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The hit [from an oil spill caused by militant groups] to the country’s economy is significant, as more than than two-thirds of state budget comes from crude exports. But what do these numbers not show? How this disaster has shrunk the time that many women had to do paid work by increasing their unpaid work load. The labor that keeps the women in the Niger Delta busy tends to be care work—looking after children, the elderly, the ill—as well as cooking and cleaning. This is work that technically has a market value, but is done for free inside the home, and therefore traditional productivity measures like GDP don’t capture it....more
Dec. 5, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: DLB-DATA-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Relying on this provision, the CEDAW Committee has urged Singapore to combat the 'persistence of patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men within the family and society at large,' and expressed its concern that, 'despite the legal equality accorded to spouses, discriminatory traditional cultural attitudes that continue to utilize “the head of the household” concept, assigning this role to men, persist' within that state"(78)
Dec. 5, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DLB-DATA-1, LO-DATA-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2, NGOFW-DATA-1

"Time reallocations resulting from Nepal’s joining the Vegetable and Fruit Cash Crop Programme (VFC) were investigated in 1991–1993. The VFC aimed to encourage commercialization of fruits and vegetables by quality and productivity improvements, for the benefit of families who had hitherto produced fruits and vegetable for their own consumption. Using various methodologies to observe 264 households, researchers found that VFC participation increased the time dedicated by women (and even moderately by men) to children under 5 years of age in families with more than one preschooler. In contrast, in households with only one preschooler, parents tended to spend more time on cultivation, especially for the cash crops, at the expense...more
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"From the gender perspective, the impacts of CCT [cash transfer] programs are ambiguous. The conditionalities may significantly improve the educational attainments of girls. Since the benefits are generally provided to women as care givers (following the examples of Mexico and Brazil), this strengthens their role within the family. In Brazil, 94% of the recipients of the Bolsa Familia transfers are women (Holmes and Jones 2010, p. 15))"(53)
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"In a context such as rural Bangladesh, where strong sociocultural norms dictate that men control household assets, the practice of men controlling the use of loans obtained by women will likely remain common until men learn to accept the possibility of gain from a more equitable sharing of power over resources.The same sociocultural obstacles explain why women benefiting from microcredit in rural Bangladesh seldom use loans to run their own businesses. Instead of becoming entrepreneurs themselves, women often use loans to support existing businesses, usually managed by male household members, or to support their husbands in launching micro-enterprises (Chowdhury 2008 and 2009). A study in Faridpur, Bangladesh found that only...more