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Latest items for IIP-PRACTICE-1

Feb. 21, 2019, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Australia can legally travel outside of her own home and the country in the same way as a man (62).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

According to the table, a woman in Armenia can legally travel outside of her own home and the country in the same way as a man (62).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

According to the table, a woman in Argentina can legally travel outside of her own home and the country in the same way as a man (61).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

According to the table, a woman in Angola can legally travel outside of her own home and the country in the same way as a man (60).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

According to the table, a woman in Algeria can legally travel outside of her own home and the country in the same way as a man (60).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

According to the table, women in Albania are legally able to travel outside the country in the same way as a man (59). According to the table, women in Albania are legally able to travel outside their homes in the same way as a man (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

According to the table, women are able to travel outside the country in the same way as a man (59). According to the table, a woman cannot travel outside of her home in the same way as a man (59).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Thirty-nine percent of ever-married women reported that their husbands/partners are jealous or angry if they talk with other men, 33% reported that their husbands/partners insist on knowing where they are at all times, 16% reported that their husbands/partners try to limit their contact with their families, 15% reported that their husbands/partners do not permit them to meet their female friends, and 13% reported that their husbands/partners frequently accuse them of being unfaithful. Overall, 16% of ever-married women reported that their husbands/partners display three or more of the specified behaviours, and 43% say that they display none of them (Table 15.8)" (293). I am interpreting purdah in the sense of restricting...more
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is particularly concerned about the right to financial and legal guardianship assigned to the father, followed by his male relatives " (pg. 4).
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes with concern that, the response by the delegation and the measures taken by the State party notwithstanding, limitations on freedom of movement continue to have an impact on women in public spaces, including transportation, and at times have led to their exclusion from educational, commercial and religious environments by some ultra-Orthodox movements, which are imposing their observance of religion in a way that contravenes the fundamental rights of women and girls. It is concerned about the recent decision by the Council for Higher Education to expand segregated campuses and introduce fully segregated classrooms within universities" (pg. 3).
Jan. 16, 2019, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"A resident of Maidan Wardak province, who wished to go unnamed, said that she wanted to work as an election observer due to her economic problems, but she would never go out of the provincial capital for that job due to security problems" (Para 19).
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Trivialising or labelling of female students was common, for example, in the derisive references to residents of one of the female halls as 'butty', that is, overly westernised, privileged, and not suitable as 'wife material'" (para 15).
Jan. 8, 2019, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Many communities in Nepal view menstruation as 'impure,' deeming women 'untouchable' when they have their period. As a result, families force women and girls to sleep in huts away from their homes when they menstruate, a custom known as chhaupadi. Women and girls are not only banished from the home, but are also barred from touching food, religious icons, cattle and men" (para 2-3).
Jan. 7, 2019, 4:38 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Barr said: 'If you can’t read then daily functioning is challenging. It’s difficult to go to the market and do grocery shopping. 'It’s difficult to buy medicine for yourself and your kids, it’s difficult to absorb public health information about getting prenatal care, and about food hygiene" (para 12-13) Illiteracy impedes ability to participate in society (AMG-CODER COMMENT). "Barr also said that Afghanistan’s security situation is often used as an excuse for the government’s failure in girls’ education, 'I think the security concerns are absolutely true. I think that a lot of girls and boys - but girls in particular are facing barriers to education because of the conflict, because...more
Jan. 5, 2019, 5:55 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Driving licenses were issued to women from June 2018, although Equality Now remains concerned about discriminatory implementation. Currently women can expect to pay much more than men for their lessons, and can access fewer driving schools" (para 32).
Jan. 5, 2019, 5:53 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Driving licenses were issued to women from June 2018, although Equality Now remains concerned about discriminatory implementation. Currently women can expect to pay much more than men for their lessons, and can access fewer driving schools" (para 32).
Jan. 3, 2019, 2:19 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Mi's sister-in-law has been particularly badly affected. As a result of the kidnappings she will no longer let any of the female family members go out of the village alone and she will only go to the market if accompanied by her husband. She worries every day about what the future will hold for her young daughter if these kidnappings continue" (para 11). This indicates a lack of safety, if women do not feel safe enough to go to the market unaccompanied (CEM - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 3, 2019, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"However, the reforms have already been attacked by the country’s religious authority, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh, who said legalising cinemas and concerts could lead to the 'mixing of sexes' and 'atheistic or rotten' influences" (para 14). This shows that segregation of men and women is supported by religious authority (CEM - CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 21, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2, IRP-PRACTICE-1, IRP-LAW-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1, IIP-LAW-1, DSFMF-PRACTICE-1

"The observatory claimed that women were prevented from traveling if suspected of prostitution, often based on appearance alone" (page 17).
Dec. 14, 2018, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1

"But Libyan culture remained deeply conservative, especially in the towns and villages, where women and men rarely mix outside their families. Nearly every Libyan woman wears some sort of Islamic head covering" (4).
Dec. 13, 2018, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"We trust that our new President will not sustain the marginalization of women that his predecessor did in his 13 years of leadership" (3).
Dec. 1, 2018, 2:14 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"'I object to the presence of women in Azadi Stadium yesterday. We are a Muslim state, we are Muslims,' Montazeri said, according to the conservative Mehr news agency. 'We will deal with any official who wants to allow women inside stadiums under any pretext,' he added. 'When a woman goes to a stadium and is faced with half-naked men in sports clothes and sees them it will lead to sin'" (para 3, 4, 5). "Women have been barred from attending men's football matches since the 1979 Islamic revolution, with religious leaders claiming that women need to be protected from the masculine atmosphere and the sight of semi-clad men. They have...more
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:34 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"In January, the State Department said in a travel warning: 'Exercise increased caution in Jamaica... sexual assaults occur frequently, even at all-inclusive resorts. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents'" (para 19, 20). "Jamaica was ranked the third most dangerous place for female travelers in 2017" (para 21).
Nov. 17, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"In December, Mjalli brought the series to Bard College in Abu Dis, Palestine. In a blog post, she said that she 'collected the most intimate and difficult stories of Not Your Habibti' there. As Mjalli recounted, for many of the girls who shared their stories, 'For the first time, it wasn’t a matter of religion, honor, or respectability to share a story—it was now a matter of the freedom to move about the world safely and confidently'" (para 8).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"The traditional Buddhist practice of Hgay-toe-boe proscribes women from participating in village life and in Karenni State menstruating girls are sent to live in a hut set apart from the village so that she does not pollute the village" (page 7).
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Discrimination in the form of gender segregation continued in some public places, including in public health clinics and at the Western Wall. Negotiations between the government and Reform and Conservative Jewish religious movements to establish a separate, permanent space for egalitarian prayer at the section of the Western Wall south of the Mughrabi bridge (in addition to the existing gender-segregated prayer areas where regulation prohibits women from leading prayers, singing aloud, or holding or reading from Torah scrolls) remained stalled at year’s end. Non-Orthodox and mixed gender groups used a temporary prayer area at the southern section of the wall that was 'administered with a pluralistic approach,' according to the...more
Oct. 31, 2018, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowments set a new action plan May 13 for the holy month of Ramadan, which included, for the first time, allowing female preachers to provide religious lessons in major mosques. The female preachers will also be allowed to organize tours in some villages and visit a number of government departments to discuss the values of Islam with female employees" (para. 1).
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"In November authorities barred the Tehran Symphony from publicly performing due to the inclusion of female musicians" (para 100). "Women often required the supervision of a male guardian or chaperone to travel and faced official and societal harassment for traveling alone" (para 109)
Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1

"For instance, NGOs noted that local anti-prostitution regulations in Bantul and Tanggerang were often used to detain women walking alone at night" (para 156)
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"The laws also require women to obey their husbands – including where the husbands change their residence or forbid women from working – in return for their entitlements to maintenance and accommodation from their husbands" (para 42).