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Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Despite an extensive legal framework providing for equality for women, such as equal employment opportunities and equal pay, societal and legal discrimination continued. A 2013 report on the Status of Women’s Rights in the Context of Socio-Economic Changes in the DPRK, by the ROK-based NGO Citizens’ Alliance for North Korea Human Rights, stated that it could not detect any major changes as a result of the 2010 Women’s Rights Protection Act. The report noted the act was vague, lacked the designation of an administering agency, did not include punishments for noncompliance, and had no accompanying implementing legislation"(12)."KINU [Korean Institute for National Unification] reported that discrimination against women emerged in the ...more
Nov. 7, 2017, 11 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, has the reputation of being a very clean city. This is largely down to the efforts of its armies of female street-cleaners who start work every day before dawn, equipped only with brooms made out of twigs"(para 1)."The workday begins at half past three in the morning, when they start sweeping the streets with handmade brooms. Later in the day, women in orange hi-vis vests can be seen digging the earth, planting shrubs and tending roadside flowers"(para 3)."Conservative traditions once meant it was not acceptable for Tajik women to work to earn a living, but the situation has changed. Huge numbers of Tajik men travel ...more
Nov. 7, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The guideline [Guideline for Women's Employment Rights] took six months to complete, and it aims at instilling equality and social justice, eliminating gender-based discrimination at the workplace, improving the work environment and raising women’s awareness of their rights"(para 2)."The ministry [of Labor] is also seeking to increase women’s employment in the Palestinian labor market. Assaf said, 'According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, women’s participation in the labor market reached 19.1% in 2014 and increased to 19.4% in 2015. Unemployment among literate women reached 84% [in 2013], a figure that does not reflect Palestinian women’s ambition and their desire to join the job market'"(para 5)."She [Iman Assaf] added, 'The ...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Elham said her husband started abusing her four months into the marriage. 'He would beat me violently,' she said. 'He would cover my nose and mouth until I lost consciousness. He did this to shut me up when I cried or shouted so people could hear me. He wanted to kill me.' Starting when the twins were 4 months old, he would from time to time take the children and kick her out of the house, she said. She would intermittently take work as a domestic worker to have somewhere to stay"(7)
Nov. 1, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"But the kingdom appears to be relaxing some norms as part of its 'Vision 2030' plan for economic and social reforms, which aims to boost female employment" (para 8).
Oct. 31, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"'In the informal sector, you never have to sign a formal employment contract and your relationship with the employer is unclear. For example if women work as maids – and up to 10 million Indian women work as domestic cleaners or cooks – they will not have signed a contract. They have a verbal agreement, so in reality they are not really covered by formal rules and are not recognised by law'"(para 8)."She [Naiyya Saggi, founder of BabyChakra, India’s largest online community of mothers] said women still feel taking any time off would have a negative impact on their careers. 'Six months is a long time in today’s world, with ...more
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Some Nubian women have left their region's villages to make their own way, either by completing their studies or seeking out new job opportunities, and have succeeded in integrating into the world outside their societies. Others remain constrained by Nubia's traditional mores and customs. Still others have gradually moved away from those traditions"(para 1)."Regarding the change taking place in the acceptance of women leaving Nubia, she [Asma Mahmoud] said, 'Few Nubians accept the idea of a woman studying or working outside of her environment, though it's commonplace to live abroad with one's husband or first-degree relative'"(para 5)."She [Asma Mahmoud] pointed out that 'the Nubian daughter works in many areas in ...more
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Women carried a special burden on their shoulders during the republic’s two wars. Men fought on both sides, and for those who didn’t, it was dangerous to move through the republic’s numerous checkpoints. They could be arrested, abducted, tortured or killed. Women became the main breadwinners"(para 12)."He [Chechnya’s dictator Ramzan Kadyrov] advocates polygamy as the solution when women run foul of traditional law, saying it is 'better to be a second or third wife than to be killed'. Though he officially bans under-age marriage and bridal abduction, cases of local security servicemen forcing very young girls into marriages, and as second or de facto temporary wives have been reported. Women’s ...more
Oct. 24, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: Canada, France, United Kingdom

"In my further research, I have found that comparable reports are rife in Western democracies as well. A Canadian parliamentary staffer suffered PTSD and attempted suicide following sexual assault by her bosses. A British lawmaker received over 600 rape threats in one night. French women legislators and political leaders revealed a multitude of incidents of harassment, assault and rape in their political workplaces" (para 10).
Oct. 24, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: United States

"And just last week, during the #MeToo surge, over 140 women leaders in Californian politics — including nearly a quarter of all the women currently holding seats in Sacramento — reported that during their political careers they experienced, witnessed or worked with women who were groped, propositioned, or otherwise harassed" (para 11).
Oct. 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: China

"Lu Jiehua, a professor at the Department of Sociology in Peking University said that 'gender equality is a basic state policy. We should not only advocate it but push it through activities to give girls a more relaxed environment.'Only by providing fair opportunity to girls in all aspects, including education and employment, will people finally realize that it is the same to have a boy or a girl, Lu said"(para 34-35)
Oct. 5, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Along the 7500 km of Indian coastline, more than half the fish workers are women" (1). At 3:59 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "Government schemes are only for land owning farmers. Less than 10% of women farmers own land" (1). At 7:47 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "Half the forest workers in India are women" (1). At 8:12 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 4, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan

"Conceiving soon after marriage is highly glorified in Afghan society. Women continuously quit their jobs or drop out of schools because of the societal pressure to prove they are able to have babies soon after marriage"(para 7)
Oct. 4, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"women's entrepreneurship [is] on the rise in Afghanistan" (para 4).
Oct. 2, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"'We have clients where their [prostitution] convictions have been vacated who feel like [the HTIC] has given them back their life,' said Cohen. 'Now that they can apply for a job and get housing, they could have a chance in life no-one has ever offered them before'"(para 24)
Sept. 26, 2017, 7:45 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"'We get no respect from society as working women,' said Angelika Huber-Strasser, a managing partner for KPMG Germany and a mother of three. 'They call us raven mothers,' after the black bird (also unfairly) accused of pushing its young out of the nest. There is a feeling of damned if you do, damned if you don’t. 'If you stay at home and have children, you’re not contributing to society,' Ms. Huber-Strasser said. 'If you work and have children, you are a raven mother. If you work and have no children, you’re a cold woman. All paths for women in Germany are difficult. Here, Merkel has not helped'" (para 20-22). "Anka ...more
Sept. 26, 2017, 2 p.m.
Countries: Egypt

"As part of Women's Voices Program funded by UN Women- Fund for Gender Equality; the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights (ECWR) cooperated with Radio Sawt El Arab to launch the radio program titled 'She& Her Sisters'. This program aims to support the Egyptian women and discuss the issues that affect the society in general and women in particular such as the political empowerment for women and their participation in the local councils and the parliament, economic empowerment, the importance of the work for women and the extent of their participation in the labor force, women’s rights in Islam, in addition to the importance of acquiring the different soft skills such ...more
Sept. 26, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"'Upper caste men give us names which are both abusive and derogatory. I wish I could change this practice. We do not want to work under the upper caste people and compromise our dignity. But we are poor. What other options do we have'"(para 6). This statement was made by Meera Devi, age 26 (ENB-Coder Comment)
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Jordan

"'Girls who get married at a really young age are more at risk of sexual or domestic violence as well as miscarriages because their bodies are not really ready for giving birth yet. Also, girls who get married at an early age are not mentally ready to raise children and are less able to complete their education and find a job,' Omaima explained. Although it's illegal to get married under 18 in Jordan, the practice is increasingly common among Syrian refugees. In 2015, 35% of all Jordan marriages involved a minor, up from 18% in 2012, according to the Jordanian Higher Population Council, citing statistics from the Chief Islamic Justice ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria

"'Girls who get married at a really young age are more at risk of sexual or domestic violence as well as miscarriages because their bodies are not really ready for giving birth yet. Also, girls who get married at an early age are not mentally ready to raise children and are less able to complete their education and find a job,' Omaima explained. Although it's illegal to get married under 18 in Jordan, the practice is increasingly common among Syrian refugees. In 2015, 35% of all Jordan marriages involved a minor, up from 18% in 2012, according to the Jordanian Higher Population Council, citing statistics from the Chief Islamic Justice ...more
Sept. 21, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: United States

"[Attorney Shauna] Prewitt said it's important to keep in mind the impact that co-parenting would have on the mother, who always would be confronted with the trauma of her rape. 'It has a really negative affect on women. They're more likely to abuse alcohol; they may not be able to hold a job. ... All these kinds of issues might arise,' Prewitt said. 'It's more like suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. And when you have two parents who cannot co-parent ... you have a certain situation where one parent's rights have to fall away. In this circumstance, it should be the one who committed the bad act'"(para 40).The article estimates ...more
Sept. 20, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela

The riot police pictured in this photograph seem to be mostly all women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Sept. 16, 2017, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Every morning Lidia gets up very early, leaves her daughter at school and meets with other women builders to offer their services and get contracts for the day or the whole week. They stick posters up around the city and use megaphones at public events to attract more customers. The women builders offer various services, including painting, masonry, plumbing, electrical installations, facade cladding and sometimes even carpentry. Once they are offered a contract, they quote a price for the work and if the person agrees the work is done. Lidia said that because of her bad experiences with informal contractors, she never starts a new job without first signing a ...more
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada

"The female half of Trudeau's cabinet included Jody Wilson-Raybould, appointed justice minister and attorney general, Jane Philpott, the new health minister, and Catherine McKenna, who was given the role of environment and climate change minister.Men still held the portfolios of finance, foreign affairs, and transport, among others"(para 6-7)
Sept. 12, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Iran

"Women in Iran are subject to pervasive discrimination both in law and practice, including in areas concerning marriage, divorce, child custody, freedom of movement, employment, and access to political office. Women and girls are inadequately protected against domestic and other violence, including early and forced marriage and marital rape"(para 17)
Sept. 9, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Miad Jubouri, an Iraqi mother of five who joined the ranks of the Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State (IS), has been participating in the battle as part of the Lions of the Tigris faction for the past two years. In a patriotic and conservative Iraqi society, Jubouri’s fight alongside the male-dominated Iraqi security forces has caught the attention of both the community and the media" (para 1).
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

“Daily life for those with disabilities in Plateau, and elsewhere in Nigeria, is bleak. … Workplaces are also inaccessible: many employers presume that disabled women have poor intellectual skills, and customers may be reluctant to buy goods from them” (para 4).
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

“When making suggestions for addressing the issues facing girls, the women in Kampala emphasised the need for income-generating activities for girls that differed from the traditional ones, such as tailoring, since they believed that girls could no longer make a living this way” (para 32).
Aug. 28, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The new program will work with businesses over four years to provide tools to 'recruit, retain, and promote women' throughout companies in the Solomon Islands – from the executive level to non-traditional roles. In addition to removing barriers to entry for women’s labor force participation, the IFC will work with businesses to implement gender-sensitive policies to safeguards women’s rights and needs in the workplace"(para 2)."The ratio of men and women in the labor force in the Solomon Islands has remained relatively stagnant over the past decade, largely a product of gender inequalities in education, training, household responsibilities, and cultural attitudes about the role of women"(para 3)."One factor that could significantly ...more
Aug. 24, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Greece

“The economic issues also amplified existing trends. Working women were already postponing childbirth. As the recession dragged on, they delayed even more for fear of jeopardizing work opportunities, a situation that has exacerbated fertility problems. Progress on gender equality eroded in Greece during the crisis, according to the European Parliament. Women reported being regularly rejected for jobs if they were of childbearing age, or having contracts that were involuntarily converted to part time if they became pregnant” (para 27-28). “As the [economic] crisis persisted, Anastasia Economopoulou, 42, pushed back her dream of having several children. She was fearful of losing her job as a saleswoman at a retail branding company ...more