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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).
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).
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)