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Latest items for DMW-PRACTICE-1

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).
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