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Latest items for IIP-PRACTICE-1

Sept. 15, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Olivier said that many of the sex workers who arrive in France have their passports confiscated by pimps.'We will provide them with documents on the condition they commit to leave prostitution behind,' she added"(para 8-9)
Sept. 15, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Robina Jalali was on the first women’s team to compete in 2004 in the Olympics for Afghanistan after the Taliban were toppled. A runner, she was one of two at the 2004 Games. Now the head of women’s sports at the National Olympic Committee, she says that even the foreign embassies are no longer paying much attention.'The main problem is the growing insecurity we have; secondly, violence against women, which is growing. Women are not feeling safe to train,' she said. 'Now we see the youth are just running away from the country, which has changed the mentality of the embassies,' she continued. 'They feel they can’t give a girl ...more
Sept. 12, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, IIP-LAW-1, ATDW-PRACTICE-1, ATDW-PRACTICE-2, ATDW-LAW-5, CUST-LAW-1

"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"(para 17)
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“Even when they are able to escape [violence], women with disabilities might have to leave behind mobility aids, such as wheelchairs, medicine and hearing aids. This can lead to long-term health consequences and restrict their independence. If their caregivers have left the area, the women may become completely dependent on others” (para 8).
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“Their [adolescent girls’] worlds tended to revolve mainly around their families, especially their mothers and friends, and the places they go are usually limited to their homes, school or work, market places, and mosques” (20). “Girls identified the ring road that splits the focus area, Ezbet Khirallah, into two areas as the highest risk for their safety. The only link between Ezbet Khirallah and outer Cairo is the road itself and tunnels built under it, which pose high risks for community members. The road poses a constant risk of accidents for girls who have to use transportation for going to school or work. The tunnels that run under the road ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“Their [adolescent girls’] worlds tended to revolve mainly around their families, especially their mothers and friends, and the places they go are usually limited to their homes, school or work, market places, and mosques” (20). “The results of the study show that girls across all the neighbourhoods [in Delhi] experienced fear, violence, and discrimination in different ways. The public places where girls most frequently went were the community taps to collect water for drinking and cooking, market places, and bus stops. Public transportation, especially buses, was counted as among the most unsafe spaces, where girls had to regularly contend with sexual harassment” (20). “The participants in the study identified a ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“Their [adolescent girls’] worlds tended to revolve mainly around their families, especially their mothers and friends, and the places they go are usually limited to their homes, school or work, market places, and mosques” (20). “Adolescent girls perceive Lima as a dangerous city. Girls feel insecure to walk on the streets, and are greatly concerned with the high level of crimes in Lima. Only 2.2% of girls reported always feeling safe when using public transportation. Objects obstructing their vision in streets, poorly lit areas, stray dogs, uncollected garbage and debris, and lack of signage are additional elements that make girls feel unsafe in urban spaces” (22). “Girls in Lima connected ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“Their [adolescent girls’] worlds tended to revolve mainly around their families, especially their mothers and friends, and the places they go are usually limited to their homes, school or work, market places, and mosques” (20). “In Kampala, 80% of girls reported feeling ‘very unsafe’ or ‘unsafe’ in public spaces. Girls outlined that they feel particularly unsafe in markets, roads, recreational centres, and other urban spaces due to high incidents of rape and theft. Girls felt unsafe when they were moving through the city – when using public transportation, when walking, and when using passenger taxis and motorcycles (boda-boda)” (21). “The issue of lighting clearly emerged as the most tangible element ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“Their [adolescent girls’] worlds tended to revolve mainly around their families, especially their mothers and friends, and the places they go are usually limited to their homes, school or work, market places, and mosques” (20). “Concerns over being able to use city parks emerged as a common theme from the girls who participated in the Hanoi study. They explained that concerns over personal and infrastructural safety limit the number of people who use the space, especially adolescent girls. Girls explained that in the period immediately before and after the workday, the parks get crowded with local people doing their daily exercise, but aside from these select times, the parks are ...more
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"I liked her behavior so I picked Beezly. She’s pure. Most girls mix with other boys and have relations. I don’t like that. I’ve had better proposals, but I didn’t like the girls’ behavior. A good girls goes to school and straight home and that's it" (1). This is a quote from a 25 year-old-man who married a 13 year-old-girl (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 26, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“Once they [domestic workers] arrive in Oman, new employers often seize their passports so that they cannot depart when they want, ultimately, denying them their freedom of movement” (para 2).
Aug. 23, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“Dozens of women in Pakistan took part in female-only bike races in major cities on Sunday, in an event organized to challenge male dominance of public spaces in the country. ‘Our strategy is simply to be visible in public spaces,’ said Meher Bano of Girls at Dhabas, a feminist group which organized the races after a woman from Lahore was pushed off her bicycle by a group of men last year for not responding to catcalls” (para 1-2). “The bike race was one of many events organized in the last few years by Girls at Dhabas - the name given to roadside restaurants in Pakistan - to promote female participation ...more
Aug. 21, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“The Sabarimala temple is one of a few in India which bars entry to women aged between 10 and 50 years old, saying that menstruating women are impure. Discrimination against menstruating women is common in some parts of south Asia, where they are forbidden from entering houses or temples and taking part in festivals and community events” (para 5). “The Shani Shingnapur temple in Ahmednagar, in the western state of Maharashtra, opened its inner sanctum to women following a Mumbai court ruling that it was the fundamental right of women to enter any place of worship that allows men access, and that the state should protect this right. The Mahalaxmi ...more
Aug. 16, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"He [Paul Cassia] added: 'I was in Nice two days ago. There are women in the street with veils. It’s completely unreasonable to ban them from the beach, while they are free to walk around the city. It’s hysteria'"(para 32)
Aug. 14, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"'Everything was always a discrimination in our family,' says [Jamila] Afghani, who observed how her brothers behaved with their wives. 'They were educated women, but my brothers stopped them from continuing their education and working,' she recounts. 'I thought, if [my brothers] can go outside, why not my sisters-in-law'"(para 9). Jamila Afghani and her family moved from Afghanistan to Pakistan when she was in fifth grade (ENB-Coder Comment)
Aug. 14, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Friday prayers are usually men’s business, and during the Taliban rule in the 1990s, women were not allowed in mosques. But in one neighborhood in the city, an imam has kept the doors of his mosque open to women for 12 years now"(para 1)."Today, according to [Jamila] Afghani, about 20 percent of Kabul’s mosques have special prayer areas for women, whereas only 15 years ago there were none"(para 4)."'Everything was always a discrimination in our family,' says [Jamila] Afghani, who observed how her brothers behaved with their wives. 'They were educated women, but my brothers stopped them from continuing their education and working,' she recounts. 'I thought, if [my brothers] ...more
Aug. 14, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1

"The survey also collected information on restrictions or limitations to women’s freedom – such as being prevented from seeing friends, communicating with family, performing religious practices or seeking health care without permission. More than 42 per cent of women reported experiencing such restrictions" (para 12-13).
Aug. 9, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2, NGOFW-DATA-1

"Sister Sobia came and spoke to me about the details of the Parivartan Program. I have always thought that girls should have the opportunity to go out and be able to play. Now they have a chance to do so within a safe environment. So I said ‘Add my girl’s name’". This statement was made by Saima's mother Sameema at 1:11 (ENB-Coder Comment)
July 17, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

¨Even holy places — temples and mosques — it seems aren’t free from discriminating against the fair sex.The country has lately been in the grip of a nationwide furore over a few renowned temples banning women’s entry into their sanctum sanctorum. The reason given for the perpetration of such sexism is as flimsy as it’s regressive — women menstruate and are therefore `impure’ and unfit to enter shrines¨(para 1-2).¨For instance, when a senior priest at Sabarimala Temple in southern Kerala declared last November that women won’t have access to the shrine till a machine was invented to detect if they were ´pure´ or weren’t menstruating, locals reacted with outrage¨(para 4).¨Similarly, ...more
July 5, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Personal affairs cases, including male guardians withholding women’s official documents, have dropped from 151 in 2015 to 135 in 2016. 'In the majority of these cases, women are violated by their current or ex-husbands,” said Al-Abideen, adding that 2016 saw 44 complaints from wives against their husbands and 37 from divorcees'" (para 6-7).
July 5, 2017, 4:06 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

¨There is a reason for this disparity. Arab women face discrimination in the infrastructures of the localities in which they live. They lack a transportation network that would enable them to reach employment centers or to get to universities, where they could acquire a higher education and professional training. The solution to that is quite simple. We have to relieve all the technical impediments, such as the transportation impediment, or build daycare centers that would enable women with young children to go to school or to work. I was amazed to find that all the right decisions had already been made. They simply hadn’t been implemented¨(para 9)
June 12, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Saudi Arabia is well known to be one of the world's most gender-segregated nations, where women live under the supervision of a male guardian, cannot drive, and must wear head-to-toe black garments in public. Women need approval from a man to travel, study and get some health treatments. But local media reported this week that King Salman has issued an order allowing women to benefit from government services such as education and healthcare without the consent of a male guardian. This means women could, in some circumstances, study and access hospital treatment, work in the public and private sector and represent themselves in court without a guardian's consent, according to ...more
June 8, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"In 2014, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that a woman’s natural role is as a mother and argued that women are not equal to men. Earlier that year, one of Mr. Erdogan’s deputy prime ministers said that women should not laugh loudly in public" (p 22)
June 7, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"[When I am driving] some girls are smiling at me and waving. Other women give me ugly looks. And they ask what women are doing driving a car. Even women say that sometimes. You’ll often see smiling faces. People that are happy to see a girl driving a car" (1). This is a quote from a teenage Afghani girl at 3:30 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
April 24, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Jewish women sing songs of worship as they march arm in arm with male supporters through an ultra-Orthodox area of Jerusalem's Old City. They're from a group called Women of the Wall, which lobbies for women to be allowed to pray, sing and read the Bible aloud at the Western Wall, the most important site for Jewish prayer. They hold these marches about once a month, and they often get heckled. Today is no different. Ultra-Orthodox men sneer and beseech the women to go silent. Young boys from a nearby Jewish seminary, or yeshiva, taunt the women and blow high-pitched whistles to try to drown out the female voices. Some ...more
April 6, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Militia checkpoints and those imposed by Da’esh, Ansar al Sharia, and other extremist organizations impeded movement within the country and, in some areas, prohibited women from moving freely without a male escort" (18).
April 1, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"The underground water is often over thirty meters deep. Traditionally it is the women who draw the water with their bare hands. Each day, they fetch tens of liters needed for their household" (1).
March 10, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"[The Chechen Bride] is allocated a special place at the event in which to stand, but does not take part in the dancing, where men and women must not get too close" (para 8).
March 9, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Women and girls who engage in survival sex are especially at risk of unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and other related health problems. Moreover, they are often isolated from their social networks and communities, increasing the risk of violence and despair" (11).
March 2, 2017, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"These 'disposable women', as the report calls them, are also often physically abused and then abandoned either once they have moved to the UK, or - more commonly - while still in India. Some are brought temporarily to the UK but later taken on a pretend holiday back to India, where they have their passport taken away" (para 3-4).