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Latest items for DMW-PRACTICE-1

July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The persistence of patriarchal attitudes and discriminatory stereotypes about the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, which perpetuate violence and discrimination against women in areas such as education, employment and health" (page 6).
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

" . . . 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).
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 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee...remains concerned, however, about the persistence of discriminatory stereotypes with regard to the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society" (5)
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned about the persistence of deep-rooted discriminatory stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society. They overemphasize the traditional role of women as mothers and wives, thereby undermining women’s social status, autonomy, educational opportunities and professional careers, as well as constituting an underlying cause of gender-based violence against women. It notes with concern that patriarchal attitudes are on the rise within State authorities and society, and that gender equality is being openly and increasingly undermined by vaguely defined concepts of 'gender equity' or 'gender justice'. The Committee also notes with concern that high-level representatives of the Government have, on...more
May 10, 2018, 7:17 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"“260 men against machismo” campaign. Since the violence of various types and forms that is suffered by women is a problem attributable to gender asymmetries, stereotypes and roles, preventing and eliminating this violence requires a switch of cultural paradigm to one that guarantees equity and equality for all persons irrespective of their sex. The “260 men against machismo” campaign that has been run in 2011 and 2012 with the backing and support of the National Institute of Men against Machismo was spurred by the premise that men must be actively engaged in the fight for equal rights for both sexes. The figure of 260 alludes to the number of women...more
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"However, the Committee is concerned that discriminatory stereotypes on the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society are conveyed from early childhood, that they are pervasive in society and also find expression in the judiciary, the executive and legislative branches, and that no comprehensive strategy to promote cultural changes and eliminate discriminatory stereotypes about women has been formulated by the State party" (6).
May 5, 2018, 3:12 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned, however, about the persistence of stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society that perpetuate traditional roles of women as mothers and housewives and undermine women’s social status and their educational and career prospects" (5).
May 4, 2018, 3:18 p.m.
Countries: Denmark, Finland, Sweden
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"‘High prevalence IPV against women and high levels of gender equality would appear contradictory, but these apparently opposite statements appear to be true in Nordic countries, producing what could be called the ‘Nordic paradox’...Drs. [Enrique] Gracia and [Juan] Merlo offer a number of potential explanations and propose methodological approaches to understanding the contradictory phenomenon. One theory is that Nordic countries may be suffering from a backlash effect as traditional definitions of both manhood and womanhood begin to be challenged in a meaningful way" (pp 4, 8)
May 4, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: DLB-DATA-1, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"South Korean men hold the record for doing the least amount of housework among the men in the world’s most developed countries — an average of just 45 minutes per day, or one-fifth of the time a South Korean woman spends" (pp 15)
May 4, 2018, 2:01 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2, MARR-DATA-1, DMW-PRACTICE-1, BR-DATA-1

"Research shows that a low fertility rate in developed countries reflects backward attitudes over female gender roles. Last year, the South Korean marriage rate tumbled to the lowest level in 12 years, and the birth rate is perennially one of the lowest in the world" (pp 14)
April 14, 2018, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The persistence of horizontal and vertical occupational segregation; the concentration of women in the lower-paid service sectors and in temporary and part-time work, owing to their traditional role as caregivers for children; women’s underrepresentation in managerial positions in companies and the lack of part-time opportunities in high-level positions; and the significant discrimination against part-time employees in relation to invalidity insurance" (Pg 13).
April 11, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MARR-PRACTICE-5, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to combat discriminatory gender stereotypes and harmful practices by launching awareness-raising campaigns, but remains concerned that such stereotypes and practices remain prevalent. The Committee is particularly concerned about the persistence of such harmful practices as child marriage, families choosing husbands and the payment of a bride price or dowry, which remain prevalent in rural and remote areas and among minority communities. It also notes with concern the re-emergence of concepts of justice (kanun) and codes of conduct that condone killings of women and girls in the name of so-called 'honour'" (Pg 5).
April 10, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

" The Committee takes note of the State party’s commitment to changing sociocultural patterns and patriarchal attitudes that discriminate against women in society. It remains concerned, however, that the State party retains discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles of women and men in society and in the family, focusing primarily on the roles of women as mothers and housewives and not considering them to be full rights holders. The Committee is also concerned about the many provisions contained in the State party’s legislation that underscore the subordination of women to their husbands and other male relatives and undermine the rights and capacity of women and girls to develop their personal abilities...more
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes that the Special Committee on Family Institution and Women is responsible for the advancement of women and the formulation of policies on women’s and family affairs. It is concerned, however, that the focus on women in the context of the family may perpetuate discriminatory stereotypes and detract from the full advancement of women. The Committee is also concerned about the lack of a coordinated gender mainstreaming strategy, including the use of gender-responsive budgeting in all public institutions, as well as adequate human and financial resources" (Pg 4). "The Committee is concerned at the persistence of deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes concerning women’s roles and responsibilities that discriminate...more
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Women thus play an important and fundamental role in the life of Kuwaiti society. They are blessed with the attribute of motherhood and have the physical and psychological make-up to qualify them in the appropriate circumstances to be nurse, child-raiser and teacher at the same time. The role of women has developed over the ages until it has reached the point we are at today, where women occupy the highest positions, assume important duties and are responsible for many matters" (29).
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, WAM-PRACTICE-1, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to combat gender stereotypes through education in schools, promotional materials and legislation prohibiting sex-based and gender-based discrimination in the media. It notes with concern, however, that gender stereotypes continue to persist in all spheres of life, as well as in the media, and that the State party lacks a comprehensive strategy for addressing discriminatory stereotypes. The Committee recommends that the State party further strengthen its efforts to overcome stereotypical attitudes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society by adopting a comprehensive strategy addressing the issue and continuing to implement measures to eliminate discriminatory gender stereotypes,...more
April 3, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5, IAD-PRACTICE-1, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee reiterates its concern at the persistence of discriminatory stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society and in the family, such as the concept of 'the head of the household', which assigns this role to men, and the perpetuation of 'the father’s name and estate' through male heirs. The Committee notes efforts undertaken under the guidance of the Ministry of Justice with various stakeholders, the signing of road maps and the drafting of plans of action to address some harmful practices. The Committee is deeply concerned, however, about the persistence of harmful practices such as child and/or forced marriage, the sale of wives, girl...more
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"It is concerned, however, about the persistence of discriminatory stereotypes about the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in the larger society that perpetuate discrimination against women" (5).
March 28, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"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" (4). "...social norms regarding the role of women in preserving the family persist" (10).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee had « reiterate[d] its recommendation that the State party take the necessary steps to bring discriminatory laws, inter alia, the Code of the Person and the Family and the Penal Code, into line with the Convention. It strongly recommends amendment of the provisions that...indicate that the man is the head of the household (article 122 of the Code of the Person and the Family)" (9-10).
March 21, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, IW-PRACTICE-1, DMW-PRACTICE-1, DMW-PRACTICE-2, PW-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned at the persistence of harmful practices, as well as discriminatory stereotypes and deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society. The Committee is particularly concerned at the lack of data on the extent of harmful practices such as widow inheritance, sexual initiation practices and polygamy. The Committee recalls its previous concluding observations (CEDAW/C/NAM/CO/3, paras. 16 and 17) and notes that the State party has not yet conducted a study on the extent of and prevalence of traditional harmful practices and on the impact of the implementation of the Traditional Authorities Act (No. 25 of 2000) and...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-LAW-1, IAW-PRACTICE-1, IAD-PRACTICE-1, DMW-PRACTICE-1, PW-PRACTICE-3, POLY-LAW-1

"The Committee is deeply concerned about the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society. It also remains concerned about the very high prevalence of harmful practices, in particular female genital mutilation, child marriage, polygamy and levirate, and the fact that they are not prohibited by law. The Committee urges the State party: (a) To adopt legal provisions explicitly prohibiting harmful practices, such as polygamy, child marriage, female genital mutilation, levirate and unequal inheritance rights for women, provide for adequate sanctions and ensure the effective implementation of the provisions; (b) To expeditiously adopt a comprehensive strategy...more
March 19, 2018, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"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).
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"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 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: DLB-DATA-1, MARR-PRACTICE-1, DMW-PRACTICE-1, PW-PRACTICE-3

The Committee is concerned at the persistence of adverse cultural practices and traditions and patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, especially those portraying women as caregivers. The Committee notes that such stereotypes contribute to an increase in the practices of child and/or forced marriage, abduction of girls and polygamy and hence to the disadvantaged and unequal status of women in society. The Committee urges the State party: (a) To intensify media and other efforts to educate the public and raise awareness about existing sex-based stereotypes that persist at all levels of society, with a view to...more
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Islamic Sharia places responsibility for the proper raising and educating of children equally on the mother and father in the framework of the family. Motherhood and the tasks and roles which it entails are the mother's responsibility. The father has the weighty responsibility of supporting and protecting the family" (29).
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The SCJN determined that the woman who demands payment of alimony from her partner, with the argument that she was dedicated to the work in the home, care and education of the children, has in her favor the presumption of needing it" (page 35).
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Gender role stereotyping continues to decline and is not a serious concern or a subject which is widely discussed in Sri Lanka. More women continue to enter employment areas that were hitherto either dominated by men or were the exclusive domain of men, including the Judiciary, Company Directorships, Banking and Engineering fields" (9). "Social and cultural patterns that were based on perceived superiority of men has eroded to a large extent and continue to erode with significant numbers of women acquiring high educational qualifications and securing employment in positions compatible with their qualifications. As successful progress has been achieved through national progressive policies, it is believed that permitting natural progression...more
Feb. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"According to the data provided by the National Social Insurance Company (NSIC), the number of beneficiaries of parental allowances for children up to 3 years by categories (mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, guardian, other relatives) for the period 2003- 2010 shows a significant prevalence of mothers their rate ranging from 99.7% (2003) to 98.65% (2010) (see Table 1 and Annex 22). Despite the favorable legal framework, the responsibility for raising and educating children is vested in the mother, a situation caused primarily by the persistent traditional gender stereotypes" (Pg 10). "Gender stereotypes have a rather general nature and are more pronounced in rural areas. Women involved in work continue to carry...more