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Latest items for DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

"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...establish discrimination with regard to adultery (article 3 of the Penal Code)" (9-10). This discrimination could possibly indicate a double standard regarding adultery and marriage fidelity (CODER COMMENT-BCT).
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2, DTCP-LAW-1

"The Committee is concerned about: (a) The very long delay in revising discriminatory provisions of the Family Code; (b) The existence in the Family Code of numerous discriminatory provisions, including provisions relating to the different minimum age of marriage for girls and boys; the husband being the head of the household; the choice of the family’s place of residence being made by the husband; the father’s name being granted to the child; polygamy; discrimination in the consequences of breach of marriage; and discrimination against Muslim women with regard to their right to inheritance; (c) The persistent practices of polygamy, child and early marriages and levirate marriages, and the lack of...more
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

"Men who purchase sexual services represent all ages, with the majority between 25 and 55 years of age, all income classes and all ethnic backgrounds. They have been, or are married or cohabiting, and they often have children. Men who have or have had many sexual partners are the most common buyers. Recent Swedish research shows that the majority of those men, who had purchased sexual services, had done so on one to three occasions, whereas 10 % had purchased a sexual service on more than ten occasions, often in connection with travelling for work (33%)" (page 7).
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1, DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

At 16:29 of the video a woman interviewed says "Boys in Dhaka, they harass girls more, if they see a nice girl, they whistle or make signs. They are worse. But after coming here, I can see the boys in the village are quite good in comparison. When my husband goes to Dhaka, if I go to bed late at night after watching TV, no one disturbs me. But in Dhaka, if the husband is not at home, boys disturb the girls and spread gossip. Then that creates a lot of problems, people will say that this girl is bad" (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 7, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2, DSFMF-PRACTICE-4, DMW-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) strongly condemns the statements of the two MPs addressing women. The first MP released a statement calling for female university students to undergo mandatory virginity tests and to submit what proves their virginity. He added that this virginity test should be conducted every year as a condition for the female university students to get their university ID. He claims that this procedure will reduce ‘urfi marriage. After few days another MP announces that he is currently working on a draft law calling for female students at the vocational schools to undergo mandatory virginity tests as well, using words that are abusive for all...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-LAW-1, DSFMF-PRACTICE-2, DSFMF-PRACTICE-3, DSFMF-LAW-1

"Some proposed amendments to the penal code would make matters worse for women, including a change to the penal code which would extend the possibility for reduced sentences for murder and assault to any family member who catches a family member engaged in illicit sexual intercourse (such as adultery). The government should repeal such provisions"(3-4)
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

"The area's geographic isolation and linguistic distinctiveness reinforces the importance of Nubian women marrying Nubian men. On the other hand, Nubian men are often free to marry whomever they desire"(para 2)
June 21, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

“Reasons [for divorce] such as ... infidelity, are still considered situations where women should try to wait it out— at least if there is also money coming home” (169).
Dec. 21, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3, DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

"Angolans traditionally have viewed sex from a Christian perspective, according to which extramarital sex is forbidden and infidelity grounds for divorce. Although views have softened in modern Angola, female adultery remains a serious and socially unacceptable offense"(58)
Dec. 1, 2016, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2, DSFMF-PRACTICE-3, DSFMF-PRACTICE-4, DSFMF-LAW-1

"Adultery is frowned on, but not uncommon, and to some degree may be expected for both men and women. Traditional punishments involve a fine imposed on the male adulterer by the aggrieved husband, and no particular formal punishment for the woman"(para 2)
Nov. 18, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

"Yahauwa, 30, used her green head scarf to wipe away tears as she clutched a plastic bag full of medicine. She had just tested positive for H.I.V.'Is it from the people who forced me to have affairs with them?' she asked a relief worker, tears streaming down her face.Later, she explained that she and many other women had been 'locked in one big room. When they came, they would select the one they wanted to sleep with,' she said. 'They said, "If you do not marry us, we will slaughter you"'"(para 12-15)."Inside the house, 'If they want to have an affair with a woman, they will just take her to...more
Nov. 11, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

"Bearing in mind that some of the countries with the highest femicide rates in the world are located in Latin America, Vanderbilt University included attitudes towards violence against women in its 2014 Americas Barometer survey.It identifies Guatemala as the country in Latin America with the highest tolerance of violence against women suspected of infidelity, with 58 percent of those surveyed saying they regarded infidelity as a justification for violence, followed by 42 percent of Salvadorans, 35 percent of Guyanese and 34 percent of Mexicans"(para 15-16)
Nov. 11, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

"Bearing in mind that some of the countries with the highest femicide rates in the world are located in Latin America, Vanderbilt University included attitudes towards violence against women in its 2014 Americas Barometer survey.It identifies Guatemala as the country in Latin America with the highest tolerance of violence against women suspected of infidelity, with 58 percent of those surveyed saying they regarded infidelity as a justification for violence, followed by 42 percent of Salvadorans, 35 percent of Guyanese and 34 percent of Mexicans"(para 15-16)
Nov. 11, 2016, 5:31 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

"Bearing in mind that some of the countries with the highest femicide rates in the world are located in Latin America, Vanderbilt University included attitudes towards violence against women in its 2014 Americas Barometer survey.It identifies Guatemala as the country in Latin America with the highest tolerance of violence against women suspected of infidelity, with 58 percent of those surveyed saying they regarded infidelity as a justification for violence, followed by 42 percent of Salvadorans, 35 percent of Guyanese and 34 percent of Mexicans"(para 15-16)
Nov. 11, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

"Male infidelity is widely accepted in Guatemala, but also more likely to get a woman killed than in any other country in Latin America. That's a challenge for the new femicide courts, which are battling a culture of impunity for violence against women"(para 1)."Guatemalan women, found the survey, are just as likely to justify violence on the grounds of infidelity and double standards are deeply ingrained as men who cheat are not shunned or ostracized by society.'Men are almost expected to be unfaithful and women suffer greatly as a result of their partners’ infidelity due to the humiliation and the possibility that they will be abandoned,' said Cecilia Menjívar, author...more
Nov. 11, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

"Kipuri Loidoso, 63, from Olorukoti village, says his three wives have no right to question him.'I can even spend several days away, but she can't question me because in our culture a woman owns nothing, and she's under me,' he says. 'I go to the market to socialize with other men and pass time. That's OK because I know my home is in order'"(para 37-38)
Oct. 1, 2016, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

"Khatira Asadi, another CLIP member, highlighted a baad case in which the murderer's family married their daughter to a man who already has a wife and children, works abroad, and was not even present at the wedding. 'He is in Iran, but the girl has to serve the family of her new husband like a servant,' Asadi said" (para 8).
Sept. 30, 2016, 9:03 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

"In a survey carried out by the polling company Ipsos in Lima before the march, 41 percent of the women interviewed said Peru was not safe at all for women and 74 percent said they lived in a sexist society. Meanwhile, 53 percent of men and women surveyed believed, for example, that if a woman wears a mini-skirt it is her fault if she is harassed in public areas, and 76 percent believe a man should be forgiven if he beats his wife for being unfaithful" (para 18-19).
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

“Between 80 and 86 percent of women and men believe that married men should only have sex with their wives and that married women should only have sex with their husbands” (204). “At the same time, it is interesting to note that only 28 percent of women and 32 percent of men think that most married men they know actually have sex only with their wives. About half of the respondents think that most married women they know are faithful to their husbands” (204). “Table 15.11 shows men’s attitudes about a husband's rights when a wife refuses to have sexual intercourse with him. The most acceptable action taken is for...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:53 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

“Between 80 and 86 percent of women and men believe that married men should only have sex with their wives and that married women should only have sex with their husbands” (204). “At the same time, it is interesting to note that only 28 percent of women and 32 percent of men think that most married men they know actually have sex only with their wives. About half of the respondents think that most married women they know are faithful to their husbands” (204). “Table 15.11 shows men’s attitudes about a husband's rights when a wife refuses to have sexual intercourse with him. The most acceptable action taken is for...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:52 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

“Between 80 and 86 percent of women and men believe that married men should only have sex with their wives and that married women should only have sex with their husbands” (204). “At the same time, it is interesting to note that only 28 percent of women and 32 percent of men think that most married men they know actually have sex only with their wives. About half of the respondents think that most married women they know are faithful to their husbands” (204). “Table 15.11 shows men’s attitudes about a husband's rights when a wife refuses to have sexual intercourse with him. The most acceptable action taken is for...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:46 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

“Men are less likely to agree that a wife is justified in refusing to have sex with her husband when the wife knows that her husband has intercourse with other women (63 percent). This is because although polygyny is slowly declining in Swaziland, some Swazi men still believe that it is acceptable for a man to have multiple partners” (254). “Less than 1 percent of both girls and boys agreed that a boy can have multiple girlfriends or a girl can have multiple boyfriends” (280).
July 27, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

“Observers reported those detained for moral crimes were almost exclusively women” (11).
June 20, 2016, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

"Similarly, in relation to the Revised Penal Code (RPC), bills have been filed to remove the distinction of the crimes of concubinage and adultery, that both be classified as crimes of sexual infidelity and must be equally penalized with prision correccional" (4).
May 19, 2016, 11 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2, DSFMF-LAW-1

"The Committee is concerned about the discriminatory definition of adultery, which is broader for women than for men" (12).
May 5, 2016, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

"We also note that most people in Montenegro's study think men have more sexual needs than women; nearly half of all men living in unions have other sexual partners, and some of them maintain two families" (49). "Formal marriage did not prevent husbands from having several partners" (181). "Then one of the Esperanza women commented that husbands would not let you sleep at night; they only have one interest, and as far as she was concerned, they had better go to bed with someone else para eso (for that kind of activity). And she added 'ni falta que hacen (we don't miss them).' Nobody contradicted this, although some of the...more
April 30, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

“The results show that 3 in 1,000 currently married men engaged in sexual intercourse with a nonmarital, noncohabiting partner in the past 12 months” (198).
March 16, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2, DSFMF-LAW-1

"A woman has been stoned to death in south-east Yemen after being accused of adultery and prostitution by an Al-Qaeda Sharia court" (para 1). "According to Islamic sharia law, married men or women can be stoned to death for having sex outside wedlock, while those who are unmarried face being lashed" (para 9).
Jan. 23, 2016, 1:13 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

"At the same time, the same culture shows leniency to men who are engaged in extra- or pre-marital relationship. Even when some men maintain extramarital relationship, it is the lack of sexuality of their wives that is often blamed for not having the requisite charm to keep the relationship united" (para 2)
Jan. 4, 2016, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

"Husbands...prevent the wife from dealing with her children, keep her away from them, destroy the relationship with her to the extent of estrangement or abandonment, or have parallel extra-marital relations up to the point of marrying another women or divorcing" (6).