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Sept. 20, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"An anti-government protester challenges riot police blocking a women march against repression in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 6, 2017. Thousands of women wearing white and carrying flowers marched to ask for a stop of repression and to pay tribute to those who were killed in weeks of demonstrations calling on President Nicolas Maduro to step down"(para 1)."CARACAS, Venezuela -- Women banged on pans and some stripped off their white shirts Saturday as they protested Venezuela's socialist government in an event the opposition billed as a 'women's march against repression.' As they marched, local media carried a video showing people toppling a statue of the late President Hugo Chavez the day ...more
Sept. 15, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"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"(para 22-23)."Despite that incentive [pay], only 10 national team members out of 22 (the women play 11-a-side soccer) came out for a recent two-hour practice; their coach, a man, did ...more
Sept. 15, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"In 2015, the number of rape cases declined by 5.6 percent to 34,651 reported cases, down from 36,735 in 2014. However, other sexual offences, such as sexual harassment, stalking, voyeurism and 'assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty', increased by 2.5 percent" (para 35).
Sept. 14, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

In the photograph a girl holds up a sign as part of a protest after the gang rape of a 16 year old girl (ENB-Coder Comment)."In the interview, the 16-year-old's face is hidden as she recounts what she remembers from the attack [she was the victim of a gang rape in a Rio de Janeiro slum] and the mix of humiliation and support that she has received since the images surfaced online"(para 3)."The scandal erupted last week when a 38-second video was posted to Twitter, showing the victim naked and unconscious while male voices bragged about 'at least 30' people having sex with her"(para 7)
Sept. 12, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The organization’s [Amnesty International] research reveals that since January 2016 more than a dozen women’s rights activists in Tehran have been summoned for long, intensive interrogations by the Revolutionary Guards, and threatened with imprisonment on national security-related charges. Many had been involved in a campaign launched in October 2015, which advocated for increased representation of women in Iran’s February 2016 parliamentary election"(para 2)."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 ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

“Girls identified the ring road that splits the focus area, Ezbet Khirallah [in Cairo], into two areas as the highest risk for their safety. … The tunnels that run under the road that link girls to schools and other areas in the community are poorly lit, long, have sewage floods, and are poorly maintained, putting girls at risk of sexual harassment when having to use them” (20). “Adolescent girls in Cairo also considered the kinds of businesses in the area that they passed on the way to their schools, workplaces, or markets to be a source for their feelings of insecurity. They noted that there are clusters of workshops, including ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

“Lack of proper and adequate basic services, such as drainage systems and garbage collection, can limit walking paths and cause girls to feel unsafe. Girls in Kampala, Cairo, Delhi and Lima all commented on how piles of garbage can block their paths or cause drains to overflow, limiting the space they have to move through. The girls explained that they felt vulnerable in such situations since men and boys take advantage of them by pressing themselves against them, groping them or sexually harassing them as they passed by. This is also connected to girls being able to escape and get help – the third principle of girls’ safety – since ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

“Girls identified the ring road that splits the focus area, Ezbet Khirallah, into two areas as the highest risk for their safety. … The tunnels that run under the road that link girls to schools and other areas in the community are poorly lit, long, have sewage floods, and are poorly maintained, putting girls at risk of sexual harassment when having to use them” (20). “Adolescent girls in Cairo also considered the kinds of businesses in the area that they passed on the way to their schools, workplaces, or markets to be a source for their feelings of insecurity. They noted that there are clusters of workshops, including carpentry and ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

“Lack of proper and adequate basic services, such as drainage systems and garbage collection, can limit walking paths and cause girls to feel unsafe. Girls in Kampala, Cairo, Delhi and Lima all commented on how piles of garbage can block their paths or cause drains to overflow, limiting the space they have to move through. The girls explained that they felt vulnerable in such situations since men and boys take advantage of them by pressing themselves against them, groping them or sexually harassing them as they passed by. This is also connected to girls being able to escape and get help – the third principle of girls’ safety – since ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

“Girls across the cities reported feeling uncomfortable, unsafe, and disrespected while travelling through the city. Girls often pointed to the general inaction and apathy of the public in reacting upon witnessing clear harassment, which contributed to their unease. Girls consciously and regularly plan their mobility in their own neighbourhoods, and pointed to specific manifestations of sexual harassment to illustrate their discomfort while on their commutes" (29). “Lack of public transportation systems conducive to safe travelling is one of the greatest barriers to girl’s autonomous mobility across all of the cities. The majority of participants in the study indicated that they are harassed on buses. Harassment is perpetrated not only by ...more
Aug. 30, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The cases recalled the 2012 rape of a physiotherapy student in Delhi who had boarded a private bus with a male friend after seeing a movie at a mall and was fatally injured during a sexual assault. The death of the woman, who became known as 'Nirbhaya,' or 'fearless,' infuriated many Indians, who had become exasperated by the casual harassment of women in public spaces" (para 14-15).
Aug. 23, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

“A woman from Lahore was pushed off her bicycle by a group of men last year for not responding to catcalls” (para 5). “Last September, an upcoming Pakistani fashion brand, called Do Your Own Thing, removed an advertising campaign on social media featuring a female flash mob after the women appearing in it faced online harassment” (para 10). “After the race in Islamabad on Sunday, the riders, mostly aged in their 20s, swapped stories about being gawped at or catcalled when they go out” (para 13).
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. 15, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

A photograph in the article shows several girls holding signs supporting the end of FGM (ENB-Coder Comment). "But earlier this year, more than 3,000 Maasai women held protests in the city of Kajiado to demand that the Kenyan government grant them the right to practice the procedure [female genital mutilation]"(para 12)
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)
Aug. 7, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

A photograph focuses on two male and one female Stanford students protesting sexual assaults on campus (ENB-Coder Comment)
July 17, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

¨And it’s not just the Hindus, Muslim women too, are fighting for access to the popular 15th century Haji Ali mosque in Mumbai. The Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan – a Muslim women’s rights group – has filed a petition in the high court demanding entry into the shrine. The Haji Ali dargah trust allowed women up to the mazar prior to 2012 after which they were prohibited for their ´own safety and security´¨(para 10)
July 7, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-PRACTICE-2, IIP-PRACTICE-2

¨Most prominently it (sexism in politics) surfaced in the United States last year, when Donald J. Trump was elected president despite a leaked tape in which he bragged about grabbing women¨(para 13)
July 7, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

¨MADRID — Teresa Rodríguez, the leader of the far-left Podemos Party in the southern region of Andalusia, was visiting an exhibition in the Chamber of Commerce of Seville when she ran into a member of the group she had never met before. In no time, the man, Manuel Muñoz Medina, pushed up against her and simulated kissing her on the mouth — before handing her his business card. Ms. Rodríguez, 35, said she was too upset and shocked to react at the time, just before Christmas. But she then took to social media and started legal action this year. Mr. Muñoz Medina, 72, later apologized for his behavior, saying he ...more
June 7, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

At 4:39 a group of men confront teenage Afghani girls about why they are not wearing headscarves. They tell the girls they should be ashamed and to cover up (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "It’s hard for all walks of life in Afghanistan, but especially hard for women. A girl has to fight for her rights from the day she’s born until the day she dies. They are rights which she’s entitled, but she still has to fight for them. And girls have to convince people that they actually are entitled to these rights. In July 2011 we organized a large demonstration against street harassment. Many people showed up" (1). This ...more
May 1, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"According to police statistics, lewd acts decreased by 4.9 percent in the first half of the year, from 657 cases in the first half of 2014 to 625 cases in the same period in 2015. There were fewer reports of such acts on trains and in open areas, but reports of such acts on public buses increased" (21).
April 24, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"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" (1-3).more
April 18, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"And in the huge protests that have filled central Seoul over the past four weekends, women have often led peaceful marches — an unusual sight in South Korea, where anti-government demonstrations often feature men clashing with riot police officers. During a Nov. 12 rally that attracted one million people by some estimates, a student from the Sacred Heart Girls’ High School in Seoul, Ms. Park’s alma mater, took the podium. 'You have become an object of shame for us,' the student said of Ms. Park, prompting wild cheers from the crowd. 'We can no longer tolerate you representing our nation'" (para 11-12).
April 6, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"According to civil society organizations, there was widespread harassment and intimidation of women by militias and extremists, including accusations of 'un-Islamic' behavior. Multiple local contacts reported harassment of women at airports attempting to travel alone internationally and in certain militia-controlled areas" (25).
March 24, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"NGOs reported an increase in cyberbullying or cyberstalking, not only of children but also of adults of both sexes" (16).
Feb. 23, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, RCDW-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"'Sometimes the photos are not sexual… a photo of a girl not wearing a hijab could be scandalous. A man could use this photo to pressure the girl to send more photos,' he says. 'The Gulf countries are facing blackmail on a huge scale, especially girls in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, and Bahrain. Some girls tell us, 'If these photos are made public, I will be in real danger''" (para 12).
Feb. 23, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"In 2009 an 18-year-old Egyptian girl, Ghadeer Ahmed, sent a video clip to her boyfriend's phone. The clip showed Ghadeer dancing at the house of a female friend. There was nothing pornographic about it, but she was wearing a revealing dress and dancing without any inhibition. Three years later, in an act of revenge after their relationship had ended, the boyfriend posted the video to YouTube. Ghadeer panicked. She knew that the whole situation - the dance, the dress, the boyfriend - would be utterly unacceptable to her parents, to their neighbours, and to a society in which women were required to cover their bodies and behave with modesty. But ...more
Feb. 23, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Further east, Pavan Duggal, a lawyer with India's Supreme Court, talks of a 'torrent' of cases involving digital images of women [used to blackmail them]. 'My guesstimate is going to be that we are seeing thousands of such cases [in India] on a daily basis,' he says" (para 14). "In August 2016, the Times of India found that hundreds - perhaps thousands - of video clips of rape were being sold in shops across the northern state of Uttar Pradesh every day. One shopkeeper in Agra told the newspaper: 'Porn is passé. These real-life crimes are the rage.' Another, according to the same report, was overheard telling customers that they ...more
Feb. 23, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Most cases of this form of abuse go unreported because the same forces that make women vulnerable also ensure they remain silent. But lawyers, police, and activists in a dozen countries have told the BBC that the arrival of smartphones and social media has sparked a hidden epidemic of online blackmail and shaming. Zahra Sharabati, a Jordanian lawyer, told the BBC that in the last two or three years she has handled at least 50 cases involving the use of digital images or social media to threaten or shame women. 'But in the whole of Jordan,' she says, 'I think the number is far higher - not fewer than 1,000 ...more
Feb. 23, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Another young woman, the 16-year-old victim of a gang rape in Morocco, set herself on fire in July this year, after her rapists threatened to share images of the attack online" (para 21).