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Latest items for DMW-PRACTICE-1

April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Nevertheless, inequalities remain and may widen, if considering...the persistence of gender stereotypes and an unequal share of family responsibilities" (6). "In recent years, there has been a challenge to the traditional female role related only to family and procreation" (12). "In Italy gender stereotypes are still deeply rooted, especially in Southern Regions of the South" (40).
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"According to the Commissioner for Human Rights the low legal awareness of the population, inability to 'identify' a display of gender based discrimination or case of domestic violence, as well as fixed traditional gender stereotypes in the mass consciousness regarding the place and role of a woman and a man in family and society represent a reason of low frequency of appeals regarding this issue" (12). "Notwithstanding the evident achievements, the main problems remain the same, i.e., lack of political will to implement gender transformations at the management level of the legislative and executive bodies and at the level of local authorities; the low representation level of women in public...more
Feb. 23, 2021, 9:16 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Gender inequality was another major barrier, in particular the traditional roles girls and young women are expected to perform. While boys' education is valued, girls are expected to take care of domestic chores, look after siblings, and eventually become a wife and mother" (para 9).
Feb. 4, 2021, 10:24 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"In most cases, a return to womanhood takes place when the child enters puberty. The parents almost always make that decision" (para 5).
Feb. 4, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee reiterates its previous concluding observations (CEDAW/C/IND/CO/3, para. 11) and urges the State party...To put in place without delay a comprehensive national campaign and strategy, with specific goals and timelines, to eliminate patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes that discriminate against women, in accordance with article 2 (f) of the Convention; (c) To strengthen its awareness-raising and educational efforts, targeting both women and men, with the involvement of civil society and community leaders, to eliminate all harmful traditional practices and to collaborate with the media to enhance a positive, non-stereotypical and non-discriminatory portrayal of women" (8).
Dec. 24, 2020, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"[E]ren, wanted a subservient bride, and he said a Syrian woman would be suitable" (para 19).
Dec. 24, 2020, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"In Iran, values concerning the role of women in society are inscribed in the constitution which states it is the 'duty' of Iranian women to raise children within the respect of religion" (para 4).
Dec. 24, 2020, 9:52 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"As men leave to fight, tens of thousands of women are becoming heads-of-households, responsible for meeting the urgent needs of their vulnerable families and communities" (para 9).
Dec. 23, 2020, 10:47 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Communal violence is also the ground where women from minority community are subjected to serious sexual and physical abuse. This is what creates the sense of social insecurity, weakening their movements in a serious manner. It’s not that Muslim women don’t want reforms or parity in social matters; it’s not that Muslim men are able to hegemonize the situation due to religion or due to what Koran says. The issue at stake is the physical insecurity due to which Muslim women’s groups have remained comparatively weak and unable to assert themselves within the community and society. There surely are number of groups from amongst the Muslim community asking for equality,...more
Dec. 23, 2020, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"A locally conducted study in a metropolitan city of the country has shown that gender roles are repeated and culture and religion are used in socializing girls and boys to these roles. However, it is yet unclear why gender roles are reiterated, which mechanisms and processes society use to reinforce and naturalize them and what implications they have on women’s personalities, lifestyles and health" (para 6). "Women are not considered individuals and therefore have no identity and rights; a woman is a daughter, sister, wife or mother. They have to cover themselves from head to toe, remain within the house and comfort and obey those on whom their identities rely...more
Dec. 21, 2020, 8:33 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee urges the State party to intensify its efforts to overcome persistent stereotypes that are discriminatory against women, including through awareness-raising campaigns emphasizing the equal status and responsibilities of women and men in the private and public spheres through human rights education, the training of teaching staff with respect to gender equality and the revision of educational textbooks to eliminate gender stereotypes" (para 25).
Dec. 21, 2020, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-2, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Patriarchy in Thailand has a long history. The Three Sealed Laws allowed men to absolutely control and own their wives and daughters, even to sell them. Women were regarded as property. The old saying, 'Woman is a buffalo while Man is a human' reflects this attitude which still persists today. Thai Tradition believes that a woman should stay and work at home, while a man should work outside. Domestic violence is an affair that falls into the private sphere. If an abused wife tells the public or reports to the police station, the community will mark her as a bad and unfaithful wife."
Nov. 30, 2020, 11:21 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5, DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"In the Solomon Islands, women are generally regarded as having a lower social status than men and there are gender inequalities in many areas of life. Women are expected to be obedient, faithful, perform household chores, defer to their husband on decision making and bear children. Physical punishment is often used to discipline women who are seen as stepping outside their prescribed gender role... Men gave the following reasons for intimate partner violence: alcohol, gender inequality, justified as discipline, bride price. Male perpetrators most often become angry with their wives for not conforming to traditional gender roles e.g. not preparing food on time or completing housework, refusing sex, being disobedient...more
Nov. 23, 2020, 6:17 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1, IW-PRACTICE-1, DMW-PRACTICE-1, PW-PRACTICE-3

"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, and food prohibitions or taboos. The Committee is also concerned that the State party has not taken sufficient action to modify or eliminate such stereotypes and harmful practices" (Art. 18).
Nov. 12, 2020, 7:39 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, DMW-PRACTICE-1, PW-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee recalls its previous concluding observations (CEDAW/C/KAZ/CO/2, para. 13) and remains concerned at the persistence of some forms of harmful 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, in particular those portraying women as caregivers. The Committee notes that such stereotypes contribute to the increased harmful practice of child marriage and polygamy among certain ethnic groups, and hence to the disadvantaged and unequal status of women in society" (Article 16).
Oct. 30, 2020, 10:23 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1, MARR-PRACTICE-1, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is deeply concerned about the persistence of harmful traditional practices, patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles, responsibilities and identities of women and men in all spheres of life. The Committee expresses concern that such norms, customs and practices justify and perpetuate discrimination against women, including violence against women and the persistence of harmful traditional practices, such as food taboos, early and forced marriage, and levirate marriage. It regrets that no sustained and systematic action has been taken by the State party to modify or eliminate such harmful traditional practices, patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes" (Article 13).
Oct. 30, 2020, 12:32 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3, DMW-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee continues to be seriously concerned about patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in all spheres of life and the State party’s limited efforts to tackle such discriminatory practices. The Committee is concerned that such customs and practices perpetuate discrimination against women and girls and that they are reflected in women’s disadvantaged and unequal status in many areas, including education, public life and decision-making, as well as in the persistence of violence against women. It is also concerned that, to date, the State party has not taken sustained measures to modify or eliminate stereotypes and negative traditional values and practices" (Article...more
Oct. 19, 2020, 3:32 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"However, the Committee expresses its deep concern 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 (according to which men are considered breadwinners and women family caregivers), in the workplace, in politics and in society" (Article 21).
Sept. 26, 2020, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

" a wife is responsible for looking after the household and obeying her husband" (para 12).
Aug. 31, 2020, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

“[Fawzia] Koofi writes in her memoir that she saw him beat her mother badly, tearing out chunks of her hair. But Koofi's mother loved him. This was the way in Afghanistan [in the 70's]. Her mother was dignified, strong, yet at the same time she believed that women obeyed their husbands. When wives failed to please their husbands, they had earned a beating” (Para 34). “While her mother was pregnant with [Fawzia] Koofi, her father took a seventh wife, a 14-year-old. That depressed her mother terribly, and her pregnancy was troubled. ‘She was pale, sick and exhausted’, Koofi wrote. Her mother prayed she would give birth to a boy. After...more
Aug. 26, 2020, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

“My name is Julienne Lusenge and I’m an activist for women’s rights in the DRC…If women speak out about what is going on in my region, if they come to public meetings and raise their hands they get called prostitutes, they are considered ‘bad’ women. There are those who talk to our husbands and try to win them round psychologically by saying, ‘hey mind your woman, why do you let her speak out and leave all the time? That’s not a wife, why don’t you get a proper wife?’ Some women lose their husband and their home because of their work” (para 2, 14). “My name is Julienne Lusenge and...more
Aug. 13, 2020, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Discrimination against women is widespread in South Korea. Gender-based stereotypes concerning the role of women in the family and society are common—including widespread social stigma and discrimination against unmarried mothers—and are often unchallenged or even encouraged by the government" (para. 2).
Aug. 11, 2020, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

“The practices of foeticide and infanticide stem from a preference for the male child – for the dictates of certain cultural and ritualistic practices that require the involvement of male progeny. A culture that hinges on patriarchy and primogeniture involving the male child has seldom any importance accorded to a girl child” (para 8). “Sons – especially in the context of some of the more traditionally male dominated communities in India – are perceived as assets and as breadwinners who will take care of the family, have the right over the family’s property, and the right to perform the last rites of the parents and continuing the family’s name after...more
Aug. 2, 2020, 6:20 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"In 2019, the authorities introduced amendments to the personal status law that revoked a provision that had obliged women to 'obey' their husbands' (para 17).
June 28, 2020, 5:16 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Most Americans say women face a lot of pressure to be an involved parent and be physically attractive. The public sees vastly different pressure points for men women as they navigate roles in society. Large majorities say women face a lot of pressure to be an involved parent (77%) and be physically attractive (71%). Far fewer say men face these types of pressures, though majorities of Americans say men face a lot of pressure to support their family financially (76%) and be successful in their job or career (68%)" (para 8). "A substantial share of men in the U.S. (455) say men face a lot or some pressure to join...more
May 29, 2020, 12:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"'Kids are going to grow up with dads that give them baths and drive them to soccer and are cutting up oranges for team snacks,' said Liz Ross, president for North America of BPN, part of the IPG Mediabrands holding company, which recently completed a study on male consumers. 'What will go away, albeit slowly, is the image or the perception of the befuddled dad' (para 6).
May 15, 2020, 6:53 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to combat discriminatory gender stereotypes, including by promoting the sharing of household duties and parenting responsibilities, and to address the stereotyped portrayal of women in the media, including by regulating broadcasting licences and strengthening the role of the Higher Council for the Audiovisual Sector" (6).
April 9, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Sayar says many boys earn enough to pay for college...But the long hours they put in at family businesses, and the pressure to support their own families at a young age, are significant obstacles" (para 32).
April 9, 2020, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"For a lot of boys in Detroit's Yemeni community, their plan after high school isn't about passion, but immediate income. 'I think boys are just as limited. In some regard, they're even more limited,' Yahya says. 'They are pressured to work, to be breadwinners and take care of their family'" (para 29-30).
Dec. 14, 2019, 6:47 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"In her area, Jalapa, a region of rippled hills, rutted roads and a cowboy culture, men go around on horseback with holstered pistols, their faces shaded by wide-brimmed hats. Though relatively peaceful for Guatemala…it is very dangerous for women" (para 46). "'The woman is treated often like a child in the home. And violence against them is accepted'" (para 48). "The problem [of violence against women] is not easily erased by legislation or enforcement, he said, because of a mindset ingrained in boys early on and reinforced throughout their lives. 'When I was born, my mom or sister brought me food or drink,' the judge said. 'My sister cleaned up...more