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Latest items for ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Jan. 17, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"In Shakdiel the issue related to the decision of the Minister for Religious Affairs and a Ministerial Committee set up under the Jewish Religious Services Law of 1971 to refuse to appoint Leah Shakdiel to serve as an elected member of a local religious services council, on the grounds that she was a woman. The issue in Poraz was similar: excluding women from public life only because on the basis of gender. Here the Tel Aviv Municipal Council decided not to appoint women to the electoral board for the Tel Aviv municipal rabbi. Both times an argument was made by the opposition to the appointments that under Jewish Law women ...more
Jan. 12, 2018, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The document also notes that female employees in public office represented 5% of the total staff in 2016" (para 8).
Jan. 10, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Many of the women who have shared their stories with me were assaulted in their workplace by their bosses" (para 29).
Jan. 9, 2018, 12:36 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"A report published by the U.N. in 2014 showed how vulnerable employment rates continue to be higher for women than for men. In a vulnerable working environment, women might suffer low incomes, fundamental rights violations and inadequate working conditions" (para 2).
Jan. 9, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The island country, which is home to 323,000 people, has been ranked by the World Economic Forum as the world’s most gender-equal country for the past nine years. This was confirmed in the Global Gender Gap Report, which examined the gender gap across four areas: economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival, and political empowerment" (para 4).
Jan. 8, 2018, 9:50 a.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, LO-PRACTICE-1

"'As long as women can't get out of these situations [of poverty],' Suazo says, 'as long as they don't have guarantees for a dignified life, improvements in their labour rights, and access to land, technology and credit, the country will not develop no matter how much foreign investment comes'" (para 19).
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:11 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-3, ERBG-DATA-2

"'Right before I took off the hijab my application for a job at an international organisation was turned down in Kuwait. The official reason for the rejection was the veil. I was really upset'"(3). This statement was made by Sara (ENB-Coder Comment)
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The hijab became increasingly common among the working classes in Egypt from the 1970s"(1)."Sara moved to Cairo to join the English section of the linguistics faculty at Ain Shams University. She first started to feel the differences between both countries' norms on campus. 'In my early days, I once went to the university in shorts. I was playing basketball at the time and shorts were just the most practical and convenient [thing]. I was denied entry at the gate by security personnel'"(1)."In Egypt, it is common to prohibit veiled women from entering night clubs and pubs. Since last year, an increasing number of veiled women were reported to have been ...more
Jan. 4, 2018, 12:33 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Multinational companies benefit from the use of cheap labour, usually employing women from small towns and rural areas, who are presumed to be more docile than men. The turnover is extremely high: women workers are squeezed to the last drop and then replaced by others. Their welfare is of little concern and their human rights are violated as a matter of course, (5)".
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Of the 1,230 juvenile inmates held in six detention centers, 222 were convicted, and 267 were in pretrial detention, with the remaining juveniles under house arrest. There were only 141 custodians (most of them women) for the six centers and eight medical providers"(3)."In August, journalist Carmen Boyd, a critic of the government’s treatment of journalists and former employee in the Martinelli administration, claimed vandals broke into her car and stole documents and records of former officials who were part of the movement to remove President Varela. In December, Boyd fell victim to another act of vandalism where only her car’s window was broken after she and other members of the ...more
Dec. 22, 2017, 7 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The French-based Algerian Workers’ Trade Union (USTA) passed a motion during its first convention in 1957 on 'Algerian woman’s liberation' and appointed Kheira Moujahadi to represent a delegation of working women on its executive committee. The union was close to the Algerian National Movement (MNA), and chaired by veteran nationalist leader Messali Hadj. The USTA’s newspaper, La Voix du travailleur algérien, published in 1958 an article by a woman known as Yamina B. which argued for emancipation by giving a voice to Algerian working women. Young female unionists such as Baya Maanane and activist Fatma Mezrag also promoted women rights to male audiences during May 1 Labour Day meetings that ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Officials this Spring launched a massive renewed campaign against women wearing the Hijab (Islamic headscarf). Victims and human rights defenders complain that women have been questioned, threatened and fined, as have some husbands. Some have lost their jobs or forced to leave school" (para 1). ""Women wearing the hijab were punished with fines and in some cases their husbands were questioned and held in police custody. Other women were threatened with punishments unless they stop wearing the hijab, while some were forced to take it off in public places. At least one was 'humiliated' during police questioning, as the victim told human rights defenders. Still others lost their jobs" (para ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"In a brief document dated March 2017 of which colombo Telegraph possesses a copy, the clerics have said that therefore they oppose the appointing of female judges (Qazis)" (Para 3). "The ACJU accordingly has made a sweeping conclusion saying they are against any female judge sitting in as a Qazi and that her edicts will be not binding as per the sharia and will therefore be null and void. Instead the ACJU has sought to confine the female in a consultative capacity" (Para 10).
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

At 1:08 we see that Brishti, age 14 works at a garment factory (ENB-Coder Comment). At 2:03 Brishti explains that when the river took away her family's house her father came to Dhaka and sent her to work [as a maid] when she was 3 or 4 years old (ENB-Coder Comment). At 2:31 the video says that Razia, age 14, works as a maid (ENB-Coder Comment).At 3:54 Razia says "If I’d stayed in my village I would still be studying. I would be in Class 8. There, for schooling no money is required. Here, without money no one can go to school. If the girls can’t go to school, they ...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Due to various concerns, many women are reluctant to bear a second child, even though the new family planning policy allows them to do so. The potential conflict between employment and reproduction is one of important factors that women have to take into consideration when they plan to have a second child. Therefore, the government and relevant departments need to introduce relevant supporting measures to better implement the policy and relieve women's worries in relation to childbearing and work." (para 1-2). "Employment is an important channel for women to engage themselves in social and economic growth, promote harmony in both family affairs and social issues, and realize personal values. However, ...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Women are being encouraged to take roles in STEM work" (para 4). The need of encouragement suggests that previously women were not participating in this area of the workforce (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 8, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

In the Tokyo District Court case, the three judges, all men, ruled that the teacher’s employer, a private school in Tokyo, could not be compelled to let her use her birth surname at work. Citing surveys that show about a quarter of women use their original surnames in the workplace, the court said doing so was 'not deeply rooted in society.' The plaintiff, who has remained anonymous in the publicly available court documents, declined an interview request through her lawyer. In court filings, the teacher, described as recently married, said students and colleagues knew her by her given surname. She asked to be allowed to continue to use it on ...more
Dec. 8, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"An increasing number of employers now permit women to use their birth surnames professionally. Yet the courts have undermined even that practice. This month, a Tokyo District Court declined to grant a high school teacher’s request to use her original name at work" (para 8). " . . . many working mothers say that day care is inadequate" (para 10) (Coder comment: women are expected to assume care of children, so lack of adequate day care will inhibit many women from working full-time or at all -ARR). "'The desire of the plaintiff to use her commonly known name, which is different from her legal name, is not legally protected,' the ...more
Dec. 7, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-DATA-5

"The hit [from an oil spill caused by militant groups] to the country’s economy is significant, as more than than two-thirds of state budget comes from crude exports. But what do these numbers not show? How this disaster has shrunk the time that many women had to do paid work by increasing their unpaid work load"(para 2)."Female farmers, fishers and herbalists of riverine villages relied on fresh water not only for their businesses and livelihoods, but also to perform daily tasks. Take something as simple as doing laundry. Women who previously washed clothes by the river now have to collect rainwater in buckets to do their washing, stretching this task ...more
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Table 2, in 2006, for those aged 15 years and older, 53.8% of those employed in agriculture were women, 15.9% of those employed in industry were women, and 30.3% of those employed in services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those ages 10 and older, 33.1% of those employed by agriculture were women, 29.1% of those employed by industry were women, and 37.8% of those employed by service were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those aged 10 and older, 72.4% of those employed by agriculture were women, 12.6% of those employed by industry were women, and 15% of those employed by services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Table 2, in 2005, for those age 15 and older, 71% of those employed in agriculture were women, 14.4% of those employed in industry were women, and 14.6% of those employed in services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those ages 15 and older, 29.7% of those employed in agriculture were women, 12% of those employed in industry were women, and 58.3% of those employed in services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Table 2, in 2005, for those age 15 and older, 68.1% of those employed in agriculture were women, 12.5% of those employed in industry were women, and 19.4% of those employed in services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those aged 15 and older, 40% of those employed in agriculture were women, 19.2% of those employed by industry were women, and 40.7% of those employed in services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those age 10 and older, 36.8% of those employed in agriculture were women, 27.1% of those employed in industry were women, and 25.6% of those employed in services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those ages 15 and older, 8.5% of those employed in agriculture were women, 15.3% of those employed in industry were women, and 76.2% of those employed in services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those age 15 and older, 41.4% of those employed in agriculture were women, 15% of those employed by industry were women, and 43.5% of those employed by services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Table 2, in 2006, for those age 15 and older, 35.4% of those employed in agriculture were women, 10.7% of those employed in industry were women, and 53.9% of those employed in services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)