The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
women in the world.

Latest items for IIP-PRACTICE-2

April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"As part of a project to support women’s community initiatives to support reconciliation and peace in Côte d’Ivoire, funded by the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund during the period 2014–2015, six women-friendly spaces were created in the west of Côte d’Ivoire" (22).
April 9, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The law addresses sexual harassment in the context of physical contact between men and women and prohibits physical contact between unrelated men and women. There was no reliable data on the extent of sexual harassment, but women and human rights observers reported that sexual harassment was the norm in many workplaces. There were no known government efforts to address this problem" (34).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"In 2016 the Association for Victim Support received reports of 79 cases of sexual harassment" (p. 11).
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"On September 14, during a march against gender-based violence, male police officers arrested protester Beatrice Mateyo and charged her with 'insulting the modesty of a woman' for carrying a placard deemed offensive. Released on bail, she was awaiting trial at year’s end" (para 55).
March 29, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Sexual harassment was not limited to the workplace. According to a 2013 China Youth Daily survey, approximately 14 percent of women had been sexually harassed while riding the subway, and 82 percent of those polled believed the problem existed. According to information on the ACWF website, the internet and hotlines made it easier for women who were sexually harassed to obtain useful information and legal service . . . While the ACWF and universities worked to improve awareness on sexual harassment by offering seminars and classes, NGOs that sought to increase public awareness on sexual harassment came under increasing scrutiny. This scrutiny was best exemplified by the March arrest of...more
March 21, 2019, 3:11 p.m.
Countries: Hungary

"There were reports during the year of domestic violence against women and children, sexual harassment of women, anti-Semitism, abuse and inhuman treatment of institutionalized persons with mental disabilities, social exclusion and discrimination against Roma, verbal abuse and harassment against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and intersex (LGBTI) persons, and trafficking in persons" (1-2).
March 12, 2019, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Despite the 1946 Law on Equality of the Sexes, defectors reported the populace generally accepted sexual harassment of women due to patriarchal traditions, and reported there was little recourse for women who had been harassed" (19).
March 6, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The law criminalizes harassment and persecution ofwomen. Women who walked outside alone or who worked outside the home often experienced harassment, including groping and being followed. Women with public roles occasionally received threats directed at them or their families" (27).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"In September a poll by the city of Buenos Aires ombudsman’s office reported that 80 percent of women suffered from harassment or violence in the street at least once during the year, and that 97 percent of these abuses were not reported to authorities" (p. 15).
Feb. 17, 2019, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Also, police patrols (both motorized and on foot) have been stepped up at times and places at which unlawful acts against the integrity of the person, especially involving women, are statistically known to take place. The requirement of strict implementation of daily assignments is constantly reiterated (in writing) to all policing units in the jurisdiction. The plans concerning confiscation of unlicensed firearms and enforcement of the 'Dry Act' (legislation on the sale and consumption of alcohol) are put into operation every weekend. The Joint Operations Division of the National Civil Police has implemented various working plans to reduce the rate of offences against the physical integrity of the person, in...more
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

"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

"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).