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Latest items for DMW-PRACTICE-1

Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is particularly concerned about provisions in the Personal Status Act (No. 51 of 1984) regulating family relations and marriage, including the requirement that a wife 'obey her husband'" (pg. 3). "Only girls take part in instruction on family life, which will lead to the perpetuation of stereotypes with regard to women’s roles" (pg. 9).
Jan. 10, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Akkoc has long struggled against what she calls a habit of treating violence within the family as a family matter. Her foundation runs programs where women can learn about their rights and how to protect themselves from men like Kaya's boyfriend, who was reportedly upset about her success. When asked about educating the men, she sighs.'We don't really have time. We're working at our absolute limit, raising the consciousness of women,' she says. 'Someone should be educating the men, I agree, but we can't do it'" (para 8-9). "It's not quite true that nobody here is talking about the critically wounded singer, who doctors say has regained consciousness. Young women...more
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Women’s participation in student politics as potential candidates for elective offices was low and frowned upon, as was women’s activism. A man residing in a mixed hall said that women who engaged in student politics' are probably... those feminists. Those who believe in women’s emancipation. But anybody who is oriented towards getting married, having a family, settling down, definitely, the man will not want it. 'The reasons given for women’s ostensible apathy were astounding: for example, their 'fragility,' 'lack of courage,' 'inferiority complex,' 'keeping malice,' 'being more controversial.' These traits were opposed to 'men’s boldness,' 'self-confidence,' and 'strong heart.' The resignation of many women to their marginalisation in university politics...more
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"But women's groups say the solution is not controversial legislation such as this but real opportunities for girls. And they say the Islamist AKP has encouraged female subservience, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calling childless women "deficient" (para 12). "'It is about giving normality to young women who have been married underage due to cultural norms, other norms, and now find themselves with their children suffering because their husbands are in prison,' she told the BBC's Newsday programme" (para 29).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"When Fati was 12-years old, her father removed her from school in Niamey and sent her to Nigeria to marry a 40-year-old man. A year later, she was hospitalized with injuries inflicted by her new husband" (para 1).
Jan. 8, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1, BR-PRACTICE-2

"Miscarriages of justice have become shockingly commonplace, in a pious, macho culture which endorses the aggressive persecution of women deemed guilty of rejecting their principal roles as mothers" (para 4).
Jan. 8, 2019, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Many communities in Nepal view menstruation as 'impure,' deeming women 'untouchable' when they have their period. As a result, families force women and girls to sleep in huts away from their homes when they menstruate, a custom known as chhaupadi" (para 2).
Jan. 7, 2019, 12:15 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"It’s hard for police to get their heads around the idea of domestic abuse when Armenian society has long had the axiom that: “A woman is like wool: The more you beat her, the softer she will be" (para 12). "Most Armenian women give up careers when they marry, or never have them in the first place, and men tightly control the family’s purse strings. This means that the vast majority of wives and live-in girlfriends have no money to start a life of their own" (para 16).
Jan. 2, 2019, 6:35 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"A kind of psychological gender-based violence I’ve been thinking of lately is how motherhood is often used to undermine women. It is appalling how much mothers are blamed, shamed and made to feel inadequate in numerous ways because of the way they parent. While fathers are rarely held accountable, particularly in cases where the children have turned out to be 'bad,' mothers are blamed for the failure, moral and otherwise, of their children. However, when children succeed, we are quick to credit their fathers. No matter what mothers do, we find ways to criticize their parenting. She is either 'too loving or possessive' or she is 'distant or cold,' 'too...more
Dec. 14, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Emilida Misomali is part of a mothers group in the village of Chimoya, in Dedza district. They warn parents about the long-term ills of early marriage and childbirth, but say it falls on deaf ears."Most of them say 'It's better that she gets married. We can't afford to keep her ... she will make us poorer'," Misomali tells. No matter the rationale, whether better health, education or wellbeing, Misolmali says "stubborn parents" won't stop giving away their children" (para 12-14).
Dec. 14, 2018, 5:46 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Malawi has one of the highest incidents of child marriage in the world with 1 in 2 girls getting married before the age of 18. The practice is closely linked to poverty where, in the rural areas, girls are married off to improve their families’ financial situations" (para 4) Girls expected to marry young to help family (AMG-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned at the persistence of harmful practices such as child marriage and of 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: (a) That the State party has no comprehensive strategy to eliminate patriarchal attitudes and discriminatory stereotypes; . . . (d) That the evaluation of the impact of programmes, such as that on “defining masculinity excellence”, and the television series Gender on Your Agenda: You’ve Got Male in eliminating stereotypes and changing attitudes towards the roles of women and men in society has not been completed" (page 6).more
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Cultural norms and traditions… imposed gender roles that hindered the eradication of gender-based discrimination" (11).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Women are not protected by anti-discrimination laws in Burma and certain laws, regulations, and policies directly and indirectly discriminate against women. Differential treatment is premised on the notion that women require 'protection' or that they are not suited for certain positions, especially decision-making roles" (page 4). "An analysis of both customary law and practices indicates that women in Burma hold a lesser status in society . . . In part, this stems from the prevalence of negative gender stereotypes and assumptions in the media" (page 6). "In Burma, generally accepted cultural norms and patriarchy put women seeking to obtain justice at a disadvantage. A cultural habit of blaming women victims...more
Nov. 15, 2018, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"On Friday, 25-year-old social media star Qandeel Baloch was strangled at her family's home in Pakistan's Punjab province. Both adored and reviled, Baloch referred to herself as a 'modern-day feminist' and had almost 750,000 followers on Facebook. Her brother, Waseem Baloch, later confessed to the killing in a video and expressed no remorse. 'Girls are born to stay home and follow traditions,' he said. 'My sister never did that.' Baloch now faces the rare charge of committing a crime against the state. 'The provision was inserted into the penal code in 2004 and it was specifically with regards to murder committed in the name of honor,' Sahar Bandial, an attorney...more
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Cultural and social values ascribing a particular role to women as caregivers and subservient to men... does not result in the substantive equality required under the Convention. The Committee is also concerned about the persistence of discriminatory stereotypes with regard to the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, which confine women to the 'mission' in 'society and family' of 'upbringing and education of children' and make them responsible for maintaining the family unit, often at the expense of their physical safety and emotional well-being" (6).
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).
Aug. 31, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

“Discriminatory stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society persist in the State party” (6)
Aug. 31, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

“article 41.2 of the Constitution . . . perpetuates traditional stereotypical views of the social roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society at large” (3)
Aug. 28, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"[The Committee] reiterates its concern (see CEDAW/C/MLI/CO/5, para. 17) at the persistence of adverse cultural practices and traditions and patriarchal attitudes and discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society and in the family" (page 6).
Aug. 25, 2018, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee recommends that the State party enhance awareness- raising through the media and implement measures to eliminate stereotypes and structural barriers that might deter boys and girls from enrolling in non-traditional educational and occupational choices or impede women’s advancement in academic institutions, the labour market, the family and society" (4).
Aug. 24, 2018, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Constitution still contains references to women as mothers, which may reinforce the stereotype that the primary role of women is to bear children" (page 4). "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" (page 7).
Aug. 10, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"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; (b) That there have been vigorous campaigns by non-State actors, including religious and civic organizations, the media and politicians, advocating traditional family values, overemphasizing the roles of women as mothers and caretakers and criticizing gender equality as “gender ideology” (5).
Aug. 6, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, DMW-PRACTICE-1

“women are frequently assigned traditional family roles and discouraged from engaging in formal employment and that fathers are considered as the head of the family” (4)
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 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).