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Jan. 16, 2018, 1:59 p.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).
Jan. 10, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"I grew up in a culture and society where women are exposed to sexism and harassment from a young age. When I was 10 years old, I was groped by a man at a Tokyo swimming complex. My friend’s mother said it was my fault for wearing a 'cute bikini.' Sexual molestation on public transport is a common problem that society trivializes. In high school, my friends and I faced this on a daily basis" (para 23).
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:12 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1, RCDW-PRACTICE-2, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Although she felt she was obliged to wear the hijab [in Egypt], Sara says she would not have taken part in such a demonstration had it taken place in Cairo when she was still veiled. 'If this is what I think, I shouldn't impose my opinion on the public,' says Sara, who now works as a simultaneous interpreter and lives with her husband in New York.'I can't really imagine a protest taking place in New York against a certain attire, though there are a lot more freedoms here'"(3)
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:11 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"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)."Sara wore the veil for five years. But the headscarf gave her little respite throughout the remainder of her time in Cairo, and she took it off following her departure. 'It was primarily to protect myself from sexual harassment, ...more
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Sara had visited Cairo beforehand. But when she began living there in 2001, she says, she experienced the predicament of being a woman in the huge city, both with and without the hijab.'Getting groped or touched by sexual harassers would happen on average once a month,' recalls Sara, the daughter of an Egyptian mother and a Moroccan father who was born and raised in Kuwait.'Verbal harassment, that's all the time. Not a day would go by without hearing comments whether from people flirting with me, hurling sexual insults at me, criticising or even cursing me for the way I dress'"(1)."Sara moved to Cairo to join the English section of the ...more
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:06 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: CWC-DATA-3, CWC-DATA-4, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"'EIPR observed cases where veiled Syrian women were physically attacked, insulted and kicked out of public microbuses because people recognised their nationality through their distinct hijab'"(5). This statement was made by Dali Abd El-Hameed (ENB-Coder Comment). "Many people who oppose ousted president Morsi believe Syrians in Egypt, who are in the many thousands thanks to the civil war in Syria, were supporting him and opposed his toppling"(5)
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"In August, journalist Carmen Boyd, a critic of the government’s treatment of journalists and former employee in the Martinelli administration, claimed vandals broke into her car and stole documents and records of former officials who were part of the movement to remove President Varela. In December, Boyd fell victim to another act of vandalism where only her car’s window was broken after she and other members of the Democratic Change political party criticized the government during a press conference. Boyd claimed the government was responsible for both incidents"(9)
Dec. 22, 2017, 7 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Algerian women’s struggles go back to the revolutionary war of 1954-1962. In 1956, Algerian women participated in a series of terror bomb attacks launched by a nationalist guerrilla network" (para 5). "The Algerian revolution that followed, and the violence against women it entailed (arrest, torture, rape and murder) undoubtedly contributed to wider recognition of women’s involvement in the anti-colonial struggle. It demonstrated that a woman such as Nassiba Kebal, a young activist who was arrested and mistreated by colonial authorities, could suffer as much as any other activist" (para 15) (Coder comment: mistreatment of women in reaction to their participation in protests against the French colonial authorities).
Dec. 20, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Herder women are additionally vulnerable when they leave their homes – even in extreme temperatures – to use the toilet. Traveling alone on the steppe leaves them vulnerable to assault and harassment" (para 17).
Dec. 20, 2017, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

" On Jan. 22, millions of women around the world took to the streets to march for equal rights, equal representation and equal access in all avenues of public and private life" (para 1). "Since Day 1 of the revolution, we have led calls for democracy and freedom. We have led local councils, participated in search-and-rescue efforts and forged local cease-fires. We have monitored and documented human-rights abuses, headed households and educated the next generation of Syrians" (para 3).
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Women also confront persistent harassment, much of it insinuative or sexual, beginning even during the divorce proceedings" (para 3). "Much of the barassment begins in government offices. One woman who turned to the government after exhausting traditional means to seperate from her husband said the government lawyers became one of her biggest headaches" (para 17). "Ms. Yaganah recalled that is 2013, she had to go to the police to report a man who was harassing her and blocking her way at night. 'Then the police station deputy became my problem,' she said. 'He called me every week and asked: 'where are you? Are you at home? I want to come ...more
Dec. 17, 2017, 2:46 p.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).
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

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 16:29 of the video a woman interviewed says "Boys in Dhaka, they harass girls more, if they see a nice girl, they whistle or make signs. They are worse. But after coming here, I can see the boys in the village are quite good in comparison. When my husband goes to Dhaka, if I go to bed late at night after watching TV, no one disturbs me. But in Dhaka, if the husband is not at home, boys disturb the girls and ...more
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. 5, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2, AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Take-home rations for pupils can be particularly effective in improving girls’ school enrollment. This strategy was used in Afghanistan, where the gender parity index (the enrollment of girls in schools as compared to boys) remains very low, at 0.35 in 2008 (WFP 2012, p. 32). There has been significant improvement since the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001, but cultural and religious norms, lack of separate sanitation facilities, and security concerns continue to have strong effects"(62)
Nov. 30, 2017, 6:26 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Furthermore, a staggering 99.3% of Egyptian women have been exposed to some form of sexual harassment, according to a 2013 survey by UN Women" (para 4).
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"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). Combined facilities may be an obstacle because of assault or harassment (ENB-Coder Comment)
Nov. 28, 2017, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"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 to occupy 'public' space and maintain public assets, gaining self-confidence and changing men’s perceptions of women’s role"(7)
Nov. 27, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"In Iran, as may be the case in other countries, when a woman encounters such harassment, she is victimised and blamed for it happening" (para 7).
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Russia's Stavropol region has a ban on hijabs - the first of its kind imposed by a region in the Russian federation. The ruling was upheld by Russia's Supreme Court in July 2013. In Chechnya, the authorities have defied Russian policy on Islamic dress. In 2007 President Ramzan Kadyrov - the pro-Moscow leader - issued an edict ordering women to wear headscarves in state buildings. It is a direct violation of Russian law, but is strictly followed today. President Kadyrov even voiced support for men who fired paintballs at women deemed to be violating the strict dress code" (para 59-61).
Nov. 22, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"More than four in 10 women (41%) in India experience harassment or violence before the age of 19, according to a new ActionAid research. The four-nation survey conducted by the international women and child rights NGO also revealed that women experience harassment for the first time at a very young age with 6% of them experiencing it before the age of 10 in India. . . . The research also found that around 73% of women in India have experienced some form of violence or harassment in the past month. . . . More than one in four (26%) women in India said they had been groped in the past ...more
Nov. 22, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"More than four in 10 women (41%) in India experience harassment or violence before the age of 19, according to a new ActionAid research. The four-nation survey conducted by the international women and child rights NGO also revealed that women experience harassment for the first time at a very young age with 6% of them experiencing it before the age of 10 in India. The figure . . . is 8% in Thailand. . . . The research also found that around 73% of women in India have experienced some form of violence or harassment in the past month. The figure is higher in other countries with . . . ...more
Nov. 22, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"More than four in 10 women (41%) in India experience harassment or violence before the age of 19, according to a new ActionAid research. The four-nation survey conducted by the international women and child rights NGO also revealed that women experience harassment for the first time at a very young age with 6% of them experiencing it before the age of 10 in India. The figure . . . is 12% in UK . . . The research also found that around 73% of women in India have experienced some form of violence or harassment in the past month. The figure is higher in other countries . . . In ...more
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

"Violence against women was reported as a significant problem both inside and outside the home"(12)
Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Girls are married too young and many women fear for their safety in the slum's [Medical Slum, Tongi District, Dhaka] narrow alleyways after dark, residents say"(para 3)
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Women from various regions of Morocco hold placards as they protest against violence towards women, in Rabat, November 24, 2013. The placard reads, 'In memory of all women victims of violence'"(1)
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"In some places, widows are considered so unlucky that people steer clear of them in the street"(para 12)."When Nepal’s widowed President Bidhya Devi Bhandari visited a temple in the south last December some locals accused her of desecrating the shrine.The following day they 'cleansed' the temple with holy water, saying her worship there had made it impure"(para 30-31)
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Women carried a special burden on their shoulders during the republic’s two wars. Men fought on both sides, and for those who didn’t, it was dangerous to move through the republic’s numerous checkpoints. They could be arrested, abducted, tortured or killed. Women became the main breadwinners, took care of children, cleared away debris and repaired damaged houses. They negotiated with the military, and when men were abducted by security services they blocked roads, protested, spent days in official institutions trying to establish their whereabouts, and searched through mass graves. Some eventually started to document crimes and became outspoken human rights defenders"(para 12)."Though he [Chechnya’s dictator Ramzan Kadyrov] officially bans under-age ...more
Oct. 24, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Burundi, East Timor, Guinea, Guyana, Nepal
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"I examined more than 2,000 incidents of election violence in six countries — Bangladesh, Burundi, Guinea, Guyana, Nepal, Timor-Leste — between 2006 and 2010" (para 6).
Oct. 17, 2017, 7:07 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Focus groups in Nakuru also said that female traders were pressured to exchange sex for permission to vend in the streets" (24).