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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 21, 2018, 3:52 p.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).
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 29, 2018, 7:51 p.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).
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
March 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3, LBHO-LAW-2, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned that, notwithstanding the constitutional provision that sets a goal of achieving at least 30 per cent representation of women in Parliament, women remain underrepresented at decision-making levels, including in Parliament, the judiciary and the diplomatic service. The Committee is particularly concerned that the quota for the appointment of women to Parliament from the four regions of the State party has not been implemented, allegedly owing to the lack of enabling legislation. The Committee is also concerned at the lack of information on the impact of the tinkhundla electoral system, which bans political parties, on the political participation of women. The Committee recommends that the State party...more
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The PRONAIND 2014-2018 fosters normative criteria which increase the hiring and retention of women in management positions and in decision making; and the PROIGUALDAD has seven strategies and 58 lines of action to push forward women's access to paid, decent work and to productive resources" (page 28). "Although these advances are not sufficient, regarding ownership of land and the participation of women in decision-making positions in public lands and communities, this is increasing. Women with agrarian rights in common lands, communities, possessions and settlements, already reaches almost 30%, and there are currently around 44,000 women in decision-making positions" (page 33).
March 5, 2018, 8:53 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).
Feb. 28, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"In Kenya, a number of factors block women’s level of participation in politics as pointed out in Women’s Manifesto (2010): Men dominate the political stage and set the rules of the political game and women lack confidence in vying for political leadership; Political life is organized according to male norms and values which set the standards through which political achievement is judged. These often emphasize aggression and long hours spent outside the family set-up; short changing of women during political party nominations; the nature of the electoral system and environment, which may not be favourable to women candidates" (20).
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Under customary law, devolution of power is exclusively a men’s responsibility, which severely limits women’s participation in community management. Indeed, the traditional chieftainship under which townships and villages are administered is exclusively male, giving women little say in the management of public affairs. Customary social values do however provide a space for representations to traditional leaders by female spokespersons for victims of discrimination, e.g. innas, jekadias, magagias, bafadas, maidakis, etc., to help prevent and manage social problems. With the advent of full communalization in 2004 and the cooperative and associative movements in which most of our population, including the rural population, are now involved, there is greater and greater female...more
Feb. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Thus, the Government Program for 2011-2014, the section on Gender policies, provides for introduction of quotas to facilitate the promotion of women to decision-making positions. In 2010 at the initiative of the Parliamentary Women’s Group, the Government endorsed the decision to support the Election Code amendment on 30% quota. Currently this document is pending Parliament approval. At the same time proposal of a quota of at least 40 per cent of representation of one of the genders in decision-making positions was included in draft amendment and adjustment of national legislation to the Law no. 5-XVI" (Pg 9). The fact that the government needs to put a quota on women's participation...more
Feb. 10, 2018, 12:06 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Every discussion about women’s participation in politics or their empowerment ends with an unbeatable argument brought by families that politics is a man’s job. Public opinion and traditions are mostly being manipulated by a unique public institution of Uzbekistan ‘Mahalla’, which is a 'self-governing community in every borough, town and village in Uzbekistan'.[vi] Mahalla is governed by a committee which consists of elderly people residing in a particular territorial division who know its inhabitants. Elders attempt to preserve family unity and build friendly atmosphere among family members. However, these committees also interfere into families` private life by promoting traditional values, where the role of women begins and ends at home....more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"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. 2) Economic equality between women and men. Women and men are to have the same opportunities and conditions with regard to education...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-3

"It [the committee] is concerned, however, about the low participation of women at all levels of decision-making, including within the Government, the parliament, the judiciary and the civil service, and the lack of specific steps to address the underlying causes of the exclusion of women from decision-making, including prevailing social and cultural attitudes" (Pg 11).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"the Committee remains concerned about...Barriers faced by women in political and public life, such as unequal distribution of child-raising and household tasks between women and men, violence and harassment against women engaged in political life and patriarchal structures within political parties" (10).
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, 9:50 a.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3, GP-DATA-3

"'PoletikaH represents a complex challenge,' says Vijil, who works with the Center for the Study of Democracy. She highlights the machismo that pervades Honduran politics and society, and the lack of awareness about the gendered dynamics of key issues such as poverty and inequality" (para 11).
Dec. 17, 2017, 8:32 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).