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Latest items for ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"In order to overcome gender-based stereotypes, a number of projects, public events and studies were carried out. The organisation Gender Platform held a subsidised workshop series in 2011, 2012 and 2014. The aim was to raise awareness about gender-based stereotypes, increase self-reflection and find a more gender-sensitive approach to schooling and teaching. The target group were educational institutions such as schools and kindergartens" (11-12).
May 30, 2019, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee remains concerned at the persistence of deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes and discriminatory stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, which perpetuate the subordination of women in the family and in society, which is reflected in the educational and professional choices of women, their limited participation in political and public life and in the labour market and their unequal status in family relations. The Committee recalls that such discriminatory stereotypes are also root causes of gender-based violence against women and notes with concern that the State party has not yet taken sustained measures to modify or eliminate discriminatory stereotypes" (5).more
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"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. The Committee recalls that such stereotypes are among the root causes of violence against women and expresses its concern that, to date, the State party has not taken sustained measures to modify or eliminate discriminatory...more
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Discriminatory stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society persist in the State party" (7)
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee remains concerned at the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, as reflected by the low rate of fathers taking paternity leave and the high number of women employed on a part-time basis or availing themselves of flexible working arrangements, which limits their career prospects and pension benefits" (4).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Nevertheless, the Committee notes with concern that: (a) Discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society persist in the State party" (6).
May 13, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Prevailing stereotypes about the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society continue to impede progress in advancing gender equality" (7).
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is asked to refer to paragraphs 46, 48–50 and 76 of this report for details on awareness-raising campaigns targeting both women and men aimed at eliminating patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes. Women NGOs are active advocates for women’s rights, encouraging women to take on the challenge of public leadership and civic responsibilities, advocating for change and making representation when women’s rights are violated. One example of women’s rights advocacy was their role in influencing the decision to dismiss the Minister of Health from office after he verbally assaulted and issued a threat of sexual violence to a female activist" (26).
April 27, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"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 gender equality" (7). "Women continue to be underrepresented in decision-making and senior management positions at all levels of the education system. Similarly, the underrepresentation of professors and rectors at the senior level leaves young girls without role models in this area" (12). "The Committee is further concerned at the underrepresentation of women in farmers’ unions and other policy, political and legislative bodies governing the rights of farmers" (15).
April 16, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to implement the National Plan of Action for Gender in order to change stereotypical attitudes among the general public. It remains concerned, however, at the persistence of discriminatory stereotypes and deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society" (5).
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"While women served in the judiciary, parliament, and high levels of government, the government often denied them decision-making positions" (para 199).
Feb. 1, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The draconian ban [on abortion] has led to a string of miscarriages of justice in a conservative, machista culture that enables the persecution of women" (para 13).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned by the ineffectiveness of the measures to eliminate patriarchal attitudes and entrenched discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, which impede the implementation of the Convention and are a root cause of violence against women" (6).
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