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Latest items for IIP-PRACTICE-2

Feb. 14, 2019, 10:48 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"In March the Mahilyou State University administration expelled Alena Kisel after she was fined 345 rubles ($180) for participating in unauthorized protests in the city" (20-21).
Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The law does not prohibit sexual harassment, which routinely occurred, including in schools, without any governmental efforts to prevent it" (page 21). "Girls’ enrollment was lower than that of boys at all levels due to poverty, cultural preference to educate boys, early marriage of girls, and sexual harassment of girls" (page 22).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Women and girls can suffer extreme online abuse, from unacceptable comments about their appearance and views, to intimate pictures shared without their consent, even rape and death threats" (12).
Feb. 3, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Nevertheless, it notes with concern: (d) The large number of reported cases of sexual harassment of women in public places and on public transportation" (6).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"The increasingly repressive measures, attacks, sexual violence, harassment, intimidation, reprisals and defamation campaigns against women human rights defenders, especially in contexts of land development projects, advocacy for environmental protection and the defence of the human rights of women from indigenous communities and from communities of African descent" (9).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"'I have witnessed, on multiple occasions, male passengers inappropriately touching and leaning on small girls,' said Varuni Manel*, a 23-year-old study participant. 'Bus conductors also unnecessarily touch small children when getting on to the bus'" (para 3). "Women reported experiencing a wide range of mistreatment on public transport, including leering, verbal abuse and unwelcome advances, but the majority of harassment was physical" (para 5). "Seventy-four per cent of women and girls reported they had been deliberately touched. Sixty per cent reported their personal space had been invaded, and 52 per cent said the offender’s genitals were rubbed against their bodies. Ninety-seven per cent said the perpetrators were male.Women in the...more
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The high rate of sexual harassment experienced by women and girls in all settings" (pg. 8). "Owing to restrictions on freedom of movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Palestinian women and girls continue to be subjected to harassment at checkpoints and by settlers on their way to and from school and work" (pg. 9).
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:55 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Nyalgwon Mol Moon said she was held at gunpoint last month while two men in civilian clothes, their faces covered, stole her clothes, her shoes and the milk she meant to sell at market. Standing beside the road, pointing to her borrowed, oversized sneakers, she said she now tries to take alternative routes on her weekly walks to Bentiu. She has no other choice. Food in Nhialdiu and nearby villages is scarce. Most people were unable to cultivate last season because of fighting and too much rain. Many rely on monthly aid from the U.N.’s World Food Program. That means a walk of almost 40 kilometers (24 miles) to Bentiu...more
Jan. 17, 2019, 9:50 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"This day also marks the 60th anniversary of the historic Women’s March to the Union Buildings by more than 20 000 women to protest against the pass laws of the apartheid government….Thousands of women have converged on the laws of the Union Buildings to recreate the march, many of them travelling long distances from other parts of the country. It was the dedication and tenacity of these women pioneers that forged the way for South Africa to become a society founded on the principles of equality and non-sexism" (Para 2, 4-5).
Jan. 10, 2019, 6:21 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"[Burhan Kesici] said that physical attacks against Muslim women with headscarves have increased and that he feared heightened rhetoric could worsen the trend" (para 15).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Ideojane Melo Conceição, an educator and activist of the Women’s Collective of Feira de Santana, a rights organization in the state of Bahia in northeastern Brazil, is in daily contact with women who don’t realize they are experiencing violence in personal relationships, at work or on public transportation" (para 11).
Jan. 8, 2019, 7:55 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"As the protests in Iran dominated international news in early January, an editor of Grazia asked Farian Sabahi, a historian who specializes in Iran and the Middle East, to comment on the protests ravaging her country. Sabahi penned a piece that focused on the role of women in the demonstrations, underlining that they wanted the same thing as male demonstrators — more jobs and more political rights. She said that even though the women’s question remains an important one in Iran, the uprising was not directly triggered by the compulsory veil, or hijab. She also referred to the 'white veil' photo in the media that showed an unnamed woman stood...more
Jan. 7, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Ordinary Iranians are mounting protests that refuse to go away, despite a sharp response from the authorities. The demonstrations began to make news late last year, focusing largely on economic hardship. As those protests continued in cities around the country, another movement re-emerged: young women standing up against the enforcement of conservative Muslim strictures on their dress and behavior. Similar protests have gone on for years, sometimes unnoticed outside Iran" (para 2-4). "Atefeh Ahmadi, a 29-year-old freelance translator from Tehran, says she was intrigued when she started seeing the resurgence of images and videos of women standing on electrical boxes in public squares and removing their headscarves. 'I saw the...more
Jan. 7, 2019, 4:38 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"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 they are internally displaced, because their parents have genuine and legitimate fears about dangers they might face at school and on their way to school. Not only because there’s a war going on but because a war is going on in which insurgent groups are sometimes targeting girls’ education, female students and female teachers'" (para 19-21).more
Jan. 7, 2019, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The number of women being murdered in Mexico has risen sharply over the last decade amid the country’s drug war, more than wiping out two decades of gains when the rate fell by half, a new study shows" (para 1). "The study also noted an increase in recent years of murders of women outside the home, “which probably is related to the increase in organised crime activities”. Last year 41% of murders of women happened outside the home" (para 10). "'The increase in killings of women in public constitutes one of the most important findings of this study, which explains a good part of the recent total growth of femicides...more
Jan. 2, 2019, 6:35 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"'Why are you harassing me?''That is a baseless accusation. Why would I even harass you?''You have been staring and gesturing inappropriately.''Eyes are like rivers. They go everywhere. You are a woman. You shouldn’t have looked at me or you wouldn’t notice.' Many of us have experienced an exchange like this or worse on the streets of Afghanistan and around the world. Street harassment gives me and many other women the feeling that our bodies do not belong to ourselves. Street harassers treat women as public property to be touched, yelled and stared at, and discarded. Often if we don’t speak up against street harassment, they interpret it either as consent...more
Dec. 14, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Reportedly at these sexual initiation camps , the girls are taught 'how to please men' by performing titillating dances and sex acts. Some "graduate" only by having sex with the teacher. Others return home untouched, only to be preyed on by a local "hyena" - men hired by parents to take their girls' virginity, or by prospective husbands to impregnate them" (para 18).
Dec. 14, 2018, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Ms. Bugaighis opposed the militias who aligned with political Islam, and also the ambitious general who declared a coup and went to war against them. By the spring of 2014, she and her family had left Benghazi after an assassination attempt nearly killed her son. But she risked returning home to cast her ballot in elections held that June and urged others to do the same. My people, I beg of you, there are only three hours left,” she wrote on Facebook at about 5:45 p.m. on Election Day, warning Libyans that the polls would soon close. She was killed in her home — stabbed and shot — later that...more
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"On June 1, President Erdogan told a gathering in the eastern province of Igdir that he would not accept criticism from women. Addressing a crowd of women who had turned their backs to him, he made a sexual slur, adding, 'If you have a modicum of politeness, honor, and ability, then the place for politics is parliament'" (page 58).
Nov. 17, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The Arabic word Habibti (حبيبتي), derived from 'hob,' (حب) or 'love,' is used as a term of endearment in the Middle East and North Africa. The ending (ta marbuta or 'tied' t) signifies that the word is directed at a woman. For Yasmeen Mjalli, 'habibti' took on a different meaning when she moved to Palestine in 2016, where she was confronted by a surprising level of street harassment. 'When I step out into the streets in Palestine, I am bombarded with lewd comments,' she said" (para 1).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Violence against women is a widespread and institutionalized problem in Burma. Women face violence at home and in public and there is an inadequate legal framework to provide justice to victims, contrary to claims in the State Report" (page 20).
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment is illegal but remained widespread. The law requires that suspected victims of harassment be informed of their right to assistance. Penalties for sexual harassment depend on the severity of the act and whether blackmail is involved. Police notified all known victims of their right to receive assistance from the Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel. The law provides that victims may be informed of the progress on their cases through a computerized system and information call center. The Central Bureau of Statistics conducted a poll for the Ministry of Public Security that indicated 98 percent of sexual harassment victims did not go to the police"...more
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Sexual harassment remained a problem. . . . There were reports of incidents of harassment, but in no instance was the law used to protect the victim, nor were there reports of any prosecutions" (page 29).
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"There was no reliable data on the extent of sexual harassment, although it was reportedly widespread. Media reports indicated that unwanted physical contact and verbal harassment occurred, but there were no known government efforts to combat and address these acts" (para 152)
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:33 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"France has outlawed sexual harassment on the streets, leaving cat-callers and aggressively lecherous individuals facing potential on-the-spot fines of more than £650" (para 1). "It comes days after outrage erupted in France after a man attacked a young woman, Marie Laguerre, when she responded to lewd noises he made at her outside a Paris cafe" (para 3). "Some critics say the harassment measures will mark an end to French romance. Schiappa last year told Reuters the government was not looking to stamp out flirtatious behaviour and 'kill the culture of the 'French lover''. 'What's key is ... that the laws of the French republic forbid insulting, intimidating, threatening and following...more
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Parents and family members, meanwhile, have worried about what would happen to women if their cars broke down or the police pulled them over. Casual encounters with strange men are discomfiting to many Saudi women. Nor are some willing to risk the physical threats of being stuck alone" (para 34).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Organized criminal elements, including local and transnational gangs and narcotics traffickers, were significant perpetrators of violent crimes, and committed acts of murder, extortion, kidnapping, torture, human trafficking, and intimidation of journalists, women, and human rights defenders" (para 2)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"No information was available regarding the effectiveness of government enforcement. Due to social conventions and retribution against both the victim and perpetrator of sexual harassment, victims of sexual harassment usually did not pursue legal remedies. In September the Iraqi Media Women Forum revealed results of its national survey on sexual harassment, noting that 77 percent of women surveyed reported harassment, and 91 percent of harassed women said that local traditions and customs prevented them from pursuing legal remedies. Because of the unequal social status of women, their fear of telling close relatives, and their distrust of the criminal justice process, victims rarely filed police complaints against their offenders. In most...more
Sept. 12, 2018, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Iranian women were allowed into the national stadium in Tehran for the first time in 37 years on Wednesday night" (the night of 20/06/2018) (par. 1). "Despite being allowed inside the stadium, many restrictions remain on women in Iran, such as having to cover their heads" (par. 23).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"In addition, sexual harassment on Indian streets or in other public spaces is a common experience for women. A survey by the NGO ActionAid found 79 percent of Indian women have been subjected to harassment or violence in public" (para 6).