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Latest items for IIP-PRACTICE-1

July 18, 2018, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, GEW-PRACTICE-1

"Rape was not generally used as a weapon of war, but women risked exposure to crossfire or faced the threat of sexual violence or intimidation" (14).
July 2, 2018, 12:06 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"At least seven activists accused by the ultra-conservative kingdom of working for 'foreign entities' are believed to still be locked up after the recent arrests of 11 campaigners" (2). "He also lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas, allowed mixed-gender concerts, and clipped the powers of the long-feared religious police" (11). "In 2016, she delivered a petition signed by thousands to the royal court calling for an end to guardianship laws that give male relatives final say over a woman's ability to marry or travel abroad" (35).
June 12, 2018, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"The Council for Higher Education in Israel is planning on opening gender-separate classes at Israel’s universities to encourage enrollment of ultra-Orthodox students. Such classes currently exist only at colleges, university preparatory programs and a special campus at Bar-Ilan University" (Para 1-2). "One of the biggest bones of contention in the program is that women are not allowed to teach male-only classes. Opponents have also said that the separation is harmful to the pluralistic and egalitarian character of academic life. In the past, the Council for Higher Education denied that female lecturers were barred from teaching on ultra-Orthodox campuses, but now it has become the norm in the programs and it...more
June 5, 2018, 8:34 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, IIP-LAW-1

"Saudi Arabia recently opened its first cinema, is going to allow women to drive and held the first cycling competition in which women participated. To develop its performing arts sector, the kingdom invited Abdel Baqi, the founder of Masrah Masr theater troupe, to work in the country. Performances by Masrah Masr (Egypt Theater) were broadcast on the Saudi MBC TV network" (Para 2).
April 29, 2018, 7:23 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Marofi said women in Kabul are changing their daily routine to protect themselves. Students and professionals who enjoyed a relatively urban lifestyle stay indoors more often, some have stopped wearing makeup, cover their faces and wear full body veils. They no longer take taxis in the dark or stroll in the evening, and some say they have a hard time even trusting co-workers and classmates" (Para 13).
April 10, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

" The Committee is, however, concerned that it is still possible for a husband to prohibit his wife from working and to limit her freedom of movement, pursuant to articles 71 and 72 of the Personal Status Law, and that no information was provided on plans to repeal those provisions" (pg 9).
Feb. 14, 2018, 10:32 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"In Yemen, many women can't leave the house without permission from a male relative" (para 6).
Feb. 13, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"A woman travelling alone in India has been turned away from a hotel because she was a 'single lady'. Nupur Saraswat has accused the Hotel Deccan Erragadda in Hyderabad of discrimination after it refused to let her stay because she was travelling solo, despite having a reservation...In its terms and conditions the hotel states that locals and unmarried couples are not welcome, and that 'single lady not allowed' (sic)" (para 1-4).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"The report Roma Rights states that almost 70 per cent of the 230 complaints from Roma to the Ombudsman against Ethnic Discrimination and subsequently to the Equality Ombudsman in the period 2004-2010 were from Roma women. The majority of these complaints, almost 100 of them, related to Roma women stating that they had been discriminated against and harassed in shops when they were going to buy food or clothing, Roma women also report discrimination when they are going to stay at a hotel or when they visit a restaurant. Some 30 of the complaints received have been decided by a court or through a settlement. In all, some 50 people...more
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 24-2016/AN of 17 October 2016 on the protection and promotion of the rights of older persons, which, inter alia, sanctions the abandonment and social exclusion of older persons as well as those accused of witchcraft. It is, however, concerned that the Law does not specifically address the precarious situation of older women or provide a complaint mechanism to ensure that victims of discrimination, including women accused of witchcraft, can claim their rights. [...] The Committee regrets reports of attacks on persons with albinism, including women and girls, the use of their body parts for purposes of witchcraft, and the stigma and social...more
Jan. 19, 2018, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1

"In Saudi Arabia, a kingdom founded by the Al Saud family, who forged an alliance with the conservative religious establishment, women are still legal minors, requiring the consent of a male relative to travel, work and study" (para 6).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"In recent years we witness more and more manifestations of segregation of women. Discrimination takes place in public places and in public transportation…Efforts are mande not only to segregate women but also to exclude them altogether from public spaces. Women are discriminated against in Cemeteries, in public events even when they are state-sponsored, in health clinics, and in public streets where signposts direct women to seek alternative paths or to adhere to a strict dress code if they wish to pass through certain neighbourhoods. Women are prevented to give eulogies in funeral ceremonies. Girls are banned from dancing in public gathering and female soldiers are denied singing in official ceremonies"...more
Jan. 8, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Eleven percent of women report that their husbands insist on knowing where they are at all times. Women less commonly reported that their husbands frequently accuse them of being unfaithful (7%), do not permit them to meet their female friends (6%), or try to limit their contact with their own family" (265).
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:11 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, SRACE-PRACTICE-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' [Egypt and Kuwait] 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)
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-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 denied entry to restaurants as well. One of the cases that created a...more
Dec. 17, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Many women IPS spoke to, say they feel danger still lurks around street corners, especially in the big cities, where venturing out at night is still considered an `adventure’. 'I don’t feel safe in public places at all nor while using public transport. I know nobody will come forward to help me if I get into trouble,' says Rekha Kumari, 30, a cook. 'I carry pepper spray and a knife with me as I return late from the office,' says Shashibala Mehra, 52, an accountant in New Delhi. 'Throughout my 40-minute commute back home I keep talking to my husband on phone just so that he knows when I’m in...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

At 5:59 of the video Razia says "Here I can meet friends, go around with them, chat with them. I don’t want to marry now" (ENB-Coder Comment).At 8:19 Razia says "I have someone but my parents do not approve of him. I’m not talking about marriage-if I even walk side by side with him people mind so much" (ENB-Coder Comment). At 8:33 of the video Razia's dad says "Listen, if my daughter is walking down the road talking to a boy, and someone sees, they will tell everyone that my daughter is seeing him. Then your honour is immediately lost. As soon as people start thinking that this has happened,...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"A woman in Afghanistan was beheaded for going to shop in the city without her husband, according to multiple reports. The 30-year-old woman was brutally killed Monday night, according to British newspaper The Independent, which cited "officials in Afghanistan" (para 1). "The woman was stabbed and beheaded in the remote city of Lati, in the Sar-e-Pul province of northern Afghanistan. Zabihullah Amani, spokesman for the governor of Sar-e-Pul, reportedly confirmed the account to the Middle East Press, saying the woman was killed by the Taliban for committing the so-called "infidelity act" of shopping alone" (para 2). "The group enforces strict laws against women that restricts their freedoms, including banning them...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, MARR-PRACTICE-1

"One of the victims was shot dead by the insurgents after she rejected a marriage proposal from one of their commanders while the other woman was killed after she had left the house of her in laws" (para 7).
Dec. 13, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Protesters say there has been an increase in the number of verbal and physical attacks against women for their choice of clothing in Turkey in recent years" (para 4). "In one incident in June, a young woman, Asena Melisa Sağlam, was attacked by a man on a bus in Istanbul for wearing shorts during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Video of the incident showed the man hitting her while the bus driver watched. 'Are you not ashamed of dressing like this during Ramadan?' the footage showed the man saying" (para 5-6). "In another incident, Canan Kaymakçı, was harassed on the street in Istanbul when a man accused her of...more
Dec. 7, 2017, 8:29 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, ATDW-LAW-5

"in Libya, it is considered justification for divorce if a wife travels without her husband’s permission" (para 7).
Dec. 5, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, SMPP-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-DATA-1

"Another approach [to support formal education for girls], equally successful, was the distribution of menstrual 'cups' to adolescent girls in Nepal under the Menstruation and Education in Nepal Project. Such cups—small reusable silicone receptacles that can be inserted in the vaginal canal to collect menstrual blood and emptied after a period of 12 hours—are discreet. They facilitate the mobility of young women and allow school attendance during menstruation (Oster and Thornton 2009)"(49)
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“'The fact that women have reached these positions but still do not have the freedom to move or travel… these things have to change…'" (para 13). "Guardianship should only be practiced over minors and incapacitated people" (para 13).
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"More than 15 years after the Taliban were overthrown, Afghanistan remains a deeply conservative country where women are largely confined to their homes" (para 5).
Nov. 30, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Local media rarely covers issues such as forced marriage and social exclusion because strict rules of gender segregation in Afghan society mean that it is often viewed as unacceptable for a male journalist to interview a woman, even on the telephone. 'Every day I hear information about violence being committed against women in most villages, but I cannot cover these issues because I am a man,' Kandahar journalist Asadullah Zra Swand told IWPR. 'Women in the villages are not allowed to speak with male journalists. So I am forced to avoid such issues, which means that government officials don’t get to hear about women's problems'" (para 4-5).
Nov. 29, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"A recent study on the Indian state of Karnataka highlighted the central role that land ownership plays in facilitating the mobility of women (their capacity to travel alone), and their capacity to make autonomous choices, as a result of the improved bargaining power within the household (Swaminathan, Lahoti, and Suchitra 2012)"(28)."Male agents, on the other hand, may have less understanding of the specific constraints faced by women, such as time poverty, limits on mobility, and the gendered division of tasks in agricultural work"(30)
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: SMPP-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1

"However, an obstacle commonly faced in girls’ school enrollment is the absence of adequate sanitation facilities in schools. In Bangladesh, due to concerns that the absence of separate facilities for girls might be an obstacle to the success of the FSSAP mentioned earlier—particularly for adolescent girls who may prefer to avoid school attendance during menstruation—about 5,000 latrines and tubewells were built in schools taking part in the program. This appears to have been a major factor in attracting and retaining girls’ attendance"(49)
Nov. 28, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"The Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) launched its Women, Work and Water Campaign in Gujarat in western India in 1995…men have become more supportive of allowing women to spend time outside of the home and make decisions in accumulated savings, as well as educating the girl child. That women are able to come out of the confines of their home and participate in the water campaign activities is a big achievement for SEWA and is also a critical step towards women’s empowerment (Mishra Panda 2007, p. 22)"(7)."The Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) launched its Women, Work and Water Campaign in Gujarat in western India in 1995...women have demonstrated their ability...more
Nov. 28, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Philippines
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"An oft-cited example is the work by the international NGO Helen Keller International, launched initially in Bangladesh in the 1980s, and expanded later to Cambodia, Nepal, and the Philippines (Ianotti, Cunningham, and Ruel 2009; Meinzen-Dick et al. 2011b). Working together with local partners, Helen Keller International supports women’s production of nutritious food on family plots, with significant reductions in micronutrient deficiencies (vitamin A, iron, and zinc) in the households concerned...Although there is a risk that homestead food production may strengthen norms favoring women’s social seclusion, the opposite may be the case when a woman’s asset base develops enough to allow sales on the market and market access is not constrained"(71-72)more
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1, MURDER-DATA-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1

"According to the Hidden Gulag IV report, since late 2008, Jongo-ri (Camp 12) in North Hamkyung Province was expanded to include a women’s annex. Camp 12’s women’s annex holds approximately 1,000 women, most of whom were imprisoned after being repatriated from China. The existence of this women’s annex was corroborated by satellite imagery and defector testimony. Defector testimony cited food rations below subsistence levels, forced labor, and high rates of death due to starvation at Camp 12"(3)