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Latest items for ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Many women’s organizations reported in February that they were not invited to the first meeting of a commission formed within parliament to carry out research regarding violence against women. Some 60 women’s organizations, including prominent ones such as Mor Cati (Women’s Shelter Foundation), the Istanbul Feminist Collective, the International Foundation of University Women, and Flying Broom, were reportedly not invited to participate in the commission, which instead gave prominent access to women’s groups organized under the ruling party’s leadership" (page 50).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Ninety-nine percent of decision-making village leaders are male, so women’s perspectives are completely absent" (page 27). "Women's Leadership: Kuki: Women in Kuki communities are prohibited from taking leadership positions in village/community affairs (For example, women are not allowed to be the leaders of village administrative body, cultural leaders, etc). In terms of religion, there are a lot more rules or restriction for women who want to become reverends. Although male reverends are allowed to get married, female reverends are not allowed to get married. If they do, they will be removed from their position. Source: Kuki Women’s Human Rights Organisation (KWHRO)" (page 32).
Nov. 15, 2018, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"It is deeply concerned that the public security strategy to combat organized crime combined with persistent impunity and corruption have contributed to the intensification of already existing patterns of widespread discrimination and violence against women in the State party, rooted in patriarchal attitudes, and to the minimization and invisibility of this phenomenon" (3).
Nov. 12, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The traditionally lower status of women within the family affected their treatment within the legal system" (para 120)
Oct. 28, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Ethiopia has long been considered a patriarchal society and it 'suffers from some of lowest gender equality performance indicators in sub-Saharan Africa,' U.N. Women has said. Women and girls in Ethiopia are strongly disadvantaged compared to boys and men in several areas, including literacy, health, livelihoods and basic human rights" (para 9).
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"When Ms. Sandaruwani called him out for corruption and challenged him to a public debate, Mayor Ranawaka, 47, responded to her challenge by going to the men around her. First, he offered to debate a senior male member of Ms. Sandaruwani’s party. When she pointed out that she was the candidate, not her male colleague, he called her brother with a veiled threat, she said. When Mr. Ranawaka was asked whether he threatened Ms. Sandaruwani, he denied it, saying he didn’t even know her except from a few campaign posters. 'I will go head to head against opponents who are at my level or status,' he said. 'Why should I...more
Oct. 5, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"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. 20, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The District Education Department, in recognition of her service to education wanted to put Khanzadi’s name in the title of the school, but her paternal uncle, Mr. Mehar Dil Lohr, the head of the family, forced the government officers and her that the name of the school must be in his name otherwise he will not allow the school to operate on his land. So, the school was named Government Primary Girls School Mehar Lohr" (para 4).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"These training processes and the measures mentioned above have resulted in women rising to decision-making positions, allowing for their vocational and economic development and transforming these domains. The percentage of women holding leadership posts in the public sector rose from 44.1 per cent in 2010 to 47.6 per cent in 2013, and increased from 23.8 per cent to 31.9 per cent in the private sector over the same period (annex 1, fig. 9)" (18).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"In addition to improving the economic status of their family, Safia and Yasmin’s social status has improved. They are now regarded as role models in their community, thanks to their success in managing their project and the set of skills they demonstrate when dealing with people in their community" (para 9). Here we see influence in the family extending out into societal relationships as well. However, the article does not identify if this relatively rare or if this is becoming a more common trend for women in Egypt (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee reiterates its previous concern regarding the persistence of strong stereotypical attitudes about the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society (CEDAW/C/THA/CO/5, para. 25), which undermine women’s social status and constitute a root cause of the disadvantaged position of women in many areas, including in the labour market and in political and public life" (5).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Citizens could express their concerns directly to their leaders through an open majlis, a traditional consultative mechanism. Women attended some majlises, but male proxies reportedly voiced concerns of women in majlises closed to them. There were reports authorities occasionally held women-only majlises" (18). This raises concerns that women are not able to actively participate in decision making at the community level, as they are discouraged from attending majlis with the men and it is not indicated how often "occasionally" means for holding women-only majlises (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Many women occupied decision-making positions in civil service and private business, and in urban areas their incomes frequently were higher than those of men" (20). While women hold decision-making positions, it is not indicated how strong their influence actually is within these positions (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 31, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

“the Committee is concerned at: . . . The low level of participation of Traveller, Roma and migrant women in political and public life” (9)
Aug. 28, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned that women have consistently been underrepresented at the decision-making level since the beginning of the Algiers process, as well as following the signing of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali and during its implementation" (page 3). "[The Committee] notes that barriers to the participation of women in political and public life include . . . a lack of autonomy in keeping official household documents and the lower social status of women manifested in their inability either to obtain the necessary identification documents or to vote because of a lack of permission to do so" (page 9).
Aug. 6, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

“rural women are frequently excluded from political and public life, in particular from decision-making on rural development” (12)
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

" . . . persistence of adverse cultural norms and practices and deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society" (page 5). "[The Committee] is, however, concerned about the low representation of women in decision-making positions at the local level and in management positions on supervisory boards of companies" (page 9). "The Committee is, however, concerned at the disadvantaged position of women in rural and remote areas, who form the majority of women in the State party. It is particularly concerned about: . . . the lack of participation in decision-making processes at the community level" (page 13-14).more
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Bias and stereotypical views exclude women from leadership roles, career progression and employment opportunities" (page 53). "The Fatupaepae run programmes in their respective villages; for example, focusing on the weekly activities of the village and village cleanliness, as well as responding to any requests from the Taupulega or Village Council. When the village hosts national meetings or guests the Fatupaepae will organize accommodation and catering, provide handicrafts and attend to matters relating to hospitality" (page 57) (Coder comment: The Fatupaepae are the Women's Committee of Tokelau - ARR).
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned about the low participation of women at all levels of decision-making, both national and local, including within the Government and the parliament, which is below the global average and has even decreased following the elections of November 2015, and among the judiciary and civil service, and the lack of specific steps to address the underlying causes, including prevailing social and cultural attitudes. In line with its general recommendation No. 23 (1997) on women in political and public life, the Committee recommends that the State party adopt measures, including temporary special measures, in accordance with article 4 (1) of the Convention and the Committee’s general recommendation No....more
June 3, 2018, 6:04 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Women are perceived as being owned by their father before becoming their husband's property," (1).
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
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee welcomes the efforts undertaken by the State party to counter stereotypes against women. It is concerned, however, about the prevalence of discriminatory stereotypes and patriarchal attitudes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society and in the family, which is reflected in, among other things, the unequal distribution of household and child-rearing responsibilities between women and men in stereotypical portrayals of women in the media, and the frequent depiction of women as sexualized commodities, notably in advertisements. The Committee also notes with concern that the prevalence of patriarchy and the subordination of women in society are root causes of violence against women" (pg 5). "...more
April 14, 2018, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee notes as positive the measures taken to advance the achievement of substantive equality in the State party; however, it remains concerned about the underrepresentation of women in extraparliamentary commissions and other bodies, governing bodies of companies and institutions closely connected with the Federation, as well as their underrepresentation in high-level management and decision-making positions. It is also concerned about the low numbers of women professors in academic institutions and of women judges at all levels of the judiciary" (Pg 6). "Prevailing stereotypes about the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, along with deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes, continue to impede progress in advancing...more
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 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned at the persistence of deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes concerning women’s roles and responsibilities that discriminate against women and perpetuate their subordination within the family and society and that, among other things, are reflected in women’s academic and professional choices, their limited participation in political and public life and their unequal position in the labour market and in marriage and family relations. The Committee recalls that such stereotypes are also root causes of violence against women and is deeply concerned at the high prevalence of harmful practices that discriminate against women, such as child marriage and polygamy and female genital mutilation and circumcision" (Pg 5). "The...more
March 30, 2018, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to address stereotypes and harmful practices by, among other things, issuing circulars banning certain practices that perpetuate discriminatory gender stereotypes. The Committee is, however, concerned at the persistence of adverse cultural practices and traditions, as well as patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society and in the family, which are perpetuated by secret tribal societies such as the Sande and the Poro" (6).
March 28, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee remains concerned at the persistence of deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, which discriminate against women and perpetuate their subordination within the family and society and which, among other things, are reflected 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 marriage and family relations" (4).
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2, LBHO-DATA-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3, GP-DATA-1

"While noting the measures taken by the State party to promote the participation of women in political life, such as the appointment of a female Vice-President, the Committee is concerned that the participation of women in political and public life remains very low. It is particularly concerned: (a) That women’s representation in the National Assembly remains very low and has even decreased from 13.2 per cent in 2002 to 9.4 per cent in 2015; (b) That women are underrepresented in local councils; (c) That only 4 of 19 ministries are headed by women and there are no women governors or mayors. In line with its general recommendation No. 23 on...more
March 19, 2018, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned at the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and society in the State party. It notes that such attitudes and stereotypes constitute a significant impediment to the implementation of the Convention, as they are root causes of women’s disadvantaged position in political and public life, especially in decision-making positions and elected offices, as well as in the labour market; the prevalence of violence against women; and gender segregation as reflected in women’s and girls’ educational choices" (Pg 3). "The lack of adequate protocols to guarantee the participation of indigenous and Afro-Colombian women in...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3, GP-DATA-2

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 2010-11 of 28 May 2010 on parity between women and men in entirely or partially elective bodies. It also welcomes the increase in the representation of women in the National Assembly to 43 per cent and to 47.2 per cent in the recent local elections. The Committee remains concerned, however, that Act No. 2010-11 was not implemented during the local elections in Touba in 2013 and that women continue to face obstacles to successfully running for various functions, especially in farmers’ associations. It is also concerned about the continued low participation of women in other areas of political and public life, such...more