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Latest items for IIP-PRACTICE-2

April 7, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"'When I go to classes, only half of my energy is spent on my studies because the other 50% is spent in dealing with harassment from the male students. The teachers do not interfere because they do not want to get involved. You cannot complain to the principal because they say there are not these problems at our university, and I often want to leave. I am so tired of it'" (Pg 10).
April 4, 2018, 4:40 p.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).
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is concerned about reports that women human rights defenders, in particular those working on sexual and reproductive health and rights, face harassment, attacks, threats and intimidation. The Committee recommends that the State party create an enabling environment for the participation in public life of women human rights defenders, including those working on sexual and reproductive health and rights, in accordance with international standards, and protect them from harassment, intimidation and violence" (page 7). "The Committee commends the State party for achieving gender parity in enrolment in primary education and for setting up a trust fund for girls’ education, but remains concerned about: . . . (f) Reports of ...more
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Some cities have introduced women-only 'pink buses' and 'pink taxis' and set aside public beaches for women, prompting questions about whether isolating women further may actually fuel discrimination" (para 23).
March 15, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"A Belgian court convicted a man this week for sexist comments made to a female police officer, the first conviction of its kind under the 2014 Belgian law criminalizing sexist actions in public spaces. The man, who told a female police officer questioning him for jaywalking that 'being a police officer is not a job for women,' was fined €3,000 and could face one month in prison" (para 3).
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"To confront the problem of violence in schools, in 2013 the National Inquiry of Exclusion, Intolerance and Violence in Public Schools of Intermediate Education was conducted, to measure and characterize school violence. . . . For women, 'they speak poorly of me' (30.3%) was the most frequent offence . . . 25.8% of women reported having experienced violence on 4 or more occasions" (page 22-23).
March 7, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"In one of China’s biggest cities, the women-only subway cars are full of men" (para 1). "when the Guangzhou government began reserving cars for female passengers worried about being groped and harassed, they filled up — but not with the intended passengers" (para 3). "Based on a proposal from a member of a key political advisory body to the ruling Communist Party, the effort was launched to push the concept of 'caring for women and respecting women.' Ye Zichuan, the head of Guangzhou Metro’s publicity department, stressed that the cars were labeled for women but not 'only for women.' He said that there was no legal basis to segregate passengers ...more
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The fact that women human rights defenders and their relatives have allegedly been subjected to various forms of harassment, violence and intimidation" (5).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"International Women’s Day, celebrated on 8 March, is a Palestinian national holiday. On that day, Palestinian women organize a number of events, including peaceful marches in protest of occupation crimes against Palestinian women and the Palestinian people. No sooner had these marches been inaugurated than occupation forces began to suppress them and attack women taking part with percussion bombs, tear gas and rubber bullets" (15).
Feb. 8, 2018, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"A detailed report by a human-rights advocacy group, the Association for Human Rights and Solidarity With the Oppressed, found that sexual harassment is a serious problem for Syrian women in Turkey, particularly those living outside refugee camps" (para 9). "Sexual harassment and exploitation are repeatedly linked in reports to the economic hardships facing refugee women in Lebanon and Turkey" (para 20). "Survival sex by refugees is occurring both in Lebanon and Turkey, with women and young girls with few economic resources and little education being forced into prostitution. Prostitution is illegal in Lebanon but it is practiced in clubs and on the street" (para 25).
Feb. 8, 2018, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"A recent Amnesty International report described the sexual harassment and exploitation that female Syrian refugees are subjected to in Lebanon, with women saying that Lebanese men offer them money or help in exchange for sex, taking advantage of their vulnerability" (para 12). "Sexual harassment in Lebanon is not confined to refugees or migrants but can be experienced generally by women in at least the public sphere. A new harassment tracker posted on the Internet by three Lebanese women was inspired by a harassment map developed in Egypt in 2010" (para 16). "Sexual harassment and exploitation are repeatedly linked in reports to the economic hardships facing refugee women in Lebanon and ...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The report Roma Rights states that almost 70 per cent of the 230 complaints from Roma to the Ombudsman against Ethnic Discrimination and subsequently to the Equality Ombudsman in the period 2004-2010 were from Roma women. The majority of these complaints, almost 100 of them, related to Roma women stating that they had been discriminated against and harassed in shops when they were going to buy food or clothing, Roma women also report discrimination when they are going to stay at a hotel or when they visit a restaurant. Some 30 of the complaints received have been decided by a court or through a settlement. In all, some 50 people ...more
Jan. 24, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

“[A] study published the same year [2016] by the Center for Research, Study, Documentation and Information on Women, a Tunisian group that works with the United Nations, found that 70 percent to 90 percent of women had been victims of sexual harassment, mostly on public transportation, from 2011 to 2015” (p 6)
Jan. 24, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

“In 2016, the Ministry of Women, Family and Childhood reports, 60 percent of Tunisian women were victims of domestic violence. And 50 percent of women said they had experienced aggression in a public area at least once in their lives” (p 5)
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).