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Latest items for IIP-PRACTICE-2

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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:14 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Police in Bangalore say they have detained at least six suspects over an alleged 'mass molestation' in the south Indian city on New Year’s Eve, as the release of CCTV footage from the night fanned outrage" (para 1). "Witnesses and local media reports said the crowd turned unruly and a number of women were sexually assaulted or harassed" (para 2).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Citizens could express their concerns directly to their leaders through an open majlis, a traditional consultative mechanism. Women attended some majlises, but male proxies reportedly voiced concerns of women in majlises closed to them. There were reports authorities occasionally held women-only majlises" (18). Majlises are not necessarily a protect, but are a way of submiting and indicating complaints or dissatisfication with the government. Women are trying to participate but their participation is limited and most likely negatively influenced by comments from upset men at the majlises they try to attend (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"[The Committee] is concerned about: (a) The high prevalence of violence against women and girls, including dating violence, violence in public spaces and workplace sexual harassment, as well as against older women and women in prostitution" (5).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Another study, conducted from December 2013 to January 2014 in Hanoiand Ho Chi Minh City, revealed 83 percent of women and girls in Hanoi and 91 percent of those in Hanoi had experienced at least one form of sexual harassment during their lives. Respondents who were students reported they were subjected to whistling and teasing, while office workers respondents reported they were subjected to harassment via e-mail and text messages. According to the survey, most harassment occurred on the street" (39).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Sexual harassment is not illegal, and it was a widespread and severe problem. Women frequently experience harassment in comments, touching, and unwanted advances in public locations and in the workplace" (16).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"On December 30, according to international press sources, UN international peacekeeping troops, including from Morocco, were listed as participants in sexually abusing young girls as they were queued to vote in elections in the Central African Republic. The Royal Armed Forces of Morocco opened a criminal investigation on the soldiers involved" (4).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The government deployed female police officers specifically to combat sexual harassment in shopping malls and other public spaces" (24).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"On January 24, CSF officer Yassin Mohamed Hatem Saleheldin shot and killed secular activist Shaimaa El Sabbagh while she participated in a peaceful march commemorating the 2011 revolution" (9). "According to a study published in 2013 by the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, known as UN Women, 99 percent of women and girls in the country’s sample reported they had experienced some form of sexual harassment. NGOs reported the overall incidence of sexual harassment increased during times of large public gatherings" (39).
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

“In 2014, approximately 6,900 charges alleging sexual harassment were filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a slight decrease from the year before, when about 7,300 charges were filed (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2015). Many victims, however, do not report incidences of workplace sexual harassment (Huffington Post 2013). Polling data indicate that workplace sexual harassment is widespread: an ABC News/Washington Post poll (2011) of more than 1,000 adults in the United States found that more than one in four women and one in ten men in the workforce have experienced sexual harassment” (251)
Aug. 20, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is concerned about: . . . (c) The high incidence of sexual violence and sexual harassment against girls in schools" (page 9).
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned about the increasingly restrictive and oppressive measures taken over the years, such as imprisonment, against representatives of civil society organizations, women’s organizations, women human rights defenders, journalists and other activists, including those in the Kurdish community. The Committee recommends that the State party provide an enabling and conducive environment for the establishment and active involvement of women’s and human rights organizations in promoting the implementation of the Convention and all other international human rights instruments in the State party" (page 3).
June 5, 2018, 9:02 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"'Almost all families are affected by harassment. We hope that a mechanism should be prepared,; said Fawzia Kofi, head of the Wolesi Jirga, Lower House of Parliament, human and women’s rights commission" (Para 5). "'Harassments occur in different ways and people’s rights are violated. All these are because of peoples’ low level of awareness and misinterpretation of Islam’s teachings,' university lecturer Maryam Nasiri said. Basira, a resident of Kabul, said when women and girls get out of their homes and go to work, university or other places, they face with different types of harassment. 'When a goes out of home, she faces different types of harassment such as verbal abuse...more
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"On July 9, Minister of State for Women’s Rights Boistard, Interior Minister Cazeneuve, and Transport Minister Vidalies announced a 12-point plan to combat sexual harassment on public transport, including a new text alert system to report incidents more rapidly. The announcement followed a report, published on April 16 by the High Council for Equality between Men and Women, in which 100 percent of 600 women from Seine-Saint-Denis and Essonne surveyed said they had experienced sexual harassment on public transport" (17-18).
May 13, 2018, 7:29 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, UVAW-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2, MARR-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"The AIHRC reported 2,621 cases of violence against women from January through August, including nine killings, 79 cases of sexual violence, 34 sexual harassment cases, 733 beatings, and 44 forced engagements or marriages. Because of the security situation in the country, large numbers of violent crimes committed against women were unreported" (para 33).
May 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"It’s only on the surface that South Korea has made strides toward equality for women...Some 24-hour convenience stores are designated as places of refuge for women fleeing harm" (pp 7)
April 29, 2018, 7:23 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Women’s rights advocates say assaults in public in urban centers have become bolder in the last two years. But many of the recent attacks in the capital seem to involve personal rather than political motives, said Gholam Dastagir of Kabul police. In Kabul, at least three separate acid attacks against women were reported just in July, according to local Afghan news reports" (Para 6).