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Latest items for ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

July 20, 2019, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, LBHO-PRACTICE-3, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Women and minorities generally participated in the political system without formal restriction, although significant cultural and social barriers largely excluded women from decision-making positions" (Pg 42).
July 18, 2019, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"That discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society and in the family are deeply rooted in the State party and that women continue to bear a disproportionate share of family and household responsibilities" (5).
July 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, LBHO-PRACTICE-3, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3, GIC-LAW-1

"Representation of women in public life, however, was very low. Women constituted 10 percent of members of parliament, and there were no female ministers. Only 13 percent of sub-cabinetlevel government state secretaries were women. In May 2016 the UN Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice, in a statement following an official visit, noted 'pervasive and severe gender stereotyping of women which undoubtedly contributed to their low level of political participation.' The working group expressed concern over 'some public officials who legitimize and justify the low representation of women in politics'" (Pg 23).
July 18, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3, LBHO-LAW-1, LBHO-LAW-2, VOTE-LAW-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"No laws limit participation of women and/or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. Five of the 34 cabinet members were women, as was the senior presidential advisor for national reconciliation. There were 12 women among the 140 members of parliament. Some observers believed traditional attitudes and cultural practices limited the ability of women to participate in political life on the same basis as men. In November 2016 the National Assembly passed a gender equality law. The law outlaws gender discrimination and establishes quotas for women’s representation in elective offices, and public and private institutions. It also establishes an independent National Observatory for Male/Female Equality to...more
July 9, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3, GP-DATA-1

"There were no laws or cultural or traditional practices preventing women or members of minorities from voting, running for office, serving as electoral monitors, or otherwise participating in political life on the same basis as men or nonminority citizens. The Zambia National Women’s Lobby 2014 Gender Audit Report on the private and public sectors revealed low participation of women in decision-making positions within several government and quasi-government institutions and political parties. For instance the report revealed women’s participation in national executive committees of all political parties was very low, with the highest level of participation being 40 percent" (Pg 17).
June 28, 2019, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Women tended to be discouraged from assuming leadership positions because of the belief such activities conflicted with their domestic duties" (Pg 30). "Women also experienced discrimination in employment, pay, credit, education, inheritance, housing, and ownership and management of businesses or land. Although women have the right to own property and land under the transitional constitution, community elders often sought to prevent women from exercising these rights because they contradict customary practice, and the deceased husband’s family often usurped land. Traditional beliefs tended to discourage women from assuming leadership positions because of the belief this undermined fulfillment of domestic duties" (Pg 37).
June 26, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Cultural/traditional practices that prevented women from participating fully in political life included the popular notions that women should stay at home, the lack of legitimacy given to women in politics by traditional elders, and women’s own reluctance to participate in the political process" (Pg 29).
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).