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Latest items for IIP-PRACTICE-2

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).
Oct. 17, 2017, 7:05 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"One male vendor from Durban said that abuse was 'specifically targeting female traders'...Another in the same focus group continued: 'There is abuse here on the streets especially towards women traders. They do not report these actions because they are afraid. We are dealing with a case of a woman who has been sexually abused for many years and she kept quiet about it because she was afraid. The sad part is that this has been going on for many years making her life unbearable'" (24).
Oct. 5, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"All of the women IRIN spoke to were scared of going to the toilet at night [in the refugee camp]...Both Zina and Sally felt intimidated by guards who made inappropriate noises or gestures when they passed them on their way to the toilets. On one occasion, a guard even followed Sally in" (para 10).
Sept. 26, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"'Upper caste men give us names which are both abusive and derogatory. I wish I could change this practice. We do not want to work under the upper caste people and compromise our dignity. But we are poor. What other options do we have'"(para 6). This statement was made by Meera Devi, age (ENB-Coder Comment)."'Upper caste men make fun of us. They think our lives don't matter because we are daughters of poor families. They always look at us with lustful eyes'"(para 8). This statement was made by Seema, age 25 (ENB-Coder Comment)."'We cannot send our daughters unaccompanied to the fields, to fetch water or even to school. Men from ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Marlene Schiappa was barely into her teens when she realized that Paris, the City of Light, could be a dark place for women. Whenever she and her sister walked anywhere — to school, to the supermarket, to hang out with friends — men followed them, catcalling, harassing, even groping. 'We took alternative routes, out of our way,' she says, 'to avoid the bands of boys'" (para 1-3). "'If you go to the street and you say, 'So, is it allowed to touch a girl's body on the street?'' Schiappa says, "'I'm sure many people would say, 'Aw, it's not that bad if you do''" (para 5). "Attention has tended to ...more
Sept. 20, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"An anti-government protester challenges riot police blocking a women march against repression in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 6, 2017. Thousands of women wearing white and carrying flowers marched to ask for a stop of repression and to pay tribute to those who were killed in weeks of demonstrations calling on President Nicolas Maduro to step down"(para 1)."CARACAS, Venezuela -- Women banged on pans and some stripped off their white shirts Saturday as they protested Venezuela's socialist government in an event the opposition billed as a 'women's march against repression.' As they marched, local media carried a video showing people toppling a statue of the late President Hugo Chavez the day ...more
Sept. 15, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Robina Jalali was on the first women’s team to compete in 2004 in the Olympics for Afghanistan after the Taliban were toppled. A runner, she was one of two at the 2004 Games. Now the head of women’s sports at the National Olympic Committee, she says that even the foreign embassies are no longer paying much attention.'The main problem is the growing insecurity we have; secondly, violence against women, which is growing. Women are not feeling safe to train,' she said"(para 22-23)."Despite that incentive [pay], only 10 national team members out of 22 (the women play 11-a-side soccer) came out for a recent two-hour practice; their coach, a man, did ...more
Sept. 15, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"In 2015, the number of rape cases declined by 5.6 percent to 34,651 reported cases, down from 36,735 in 2014. However, other sexual offences, such as sexual harassment, stalking, voyeurism and 'assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty', increased by 2.5 percent" (para 35).
Sept. 14, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

In the photograph a girl holds up a sign as part of a protest after the gang rape of a 16 year old girl (ENB-Coder Comment)."In the interview, the 16-year-old's face is hidden as she recounts what she remembers from the attack [she was the victim of a gang rape in a Rio de Janeiro slum] and the mix of humiliation and support that she has received since the images surfaced online"(para 3)."The scandal erupted last week when a 38-second video was posted to Twitter, showing the victim naked and unconscious while male voices bragged about 'at least 30' people having sex with her"(para 7)
Sept. 12, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The organization’s [Amnesty International] research reveals that since January 2016 more than a dozen women’s rights activists in Tehran have been summoned for long, intensive interrogations by the Revolutionary Guards, and threatened with imprisonment on national security-related charges. Many had been involved in a campaign launched in October 2015, which advocated for increased representation of women in Iran’s February 2016 parliamentary election"(para 2)."Women in Iran are subject to pervasive discrimination both in law and practice, including in areas concerning marriage, divorce, child custody, freedom of movement, employment, and access to political office. Women and girls are inadequately protected against domestic and other violence, including early and forced marriage and marital ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

“Girls identified the ring road that splits the focus area, Ezbet Khirallah [in Cairo], into two areas as the highest risk for their safety. … The tunnels that run under the road that link girls to schools and other areas in the community are poorly lit, long, have sewage floods, and are poorly maintained, putting girls at risk of sexual harassment when having to use them” (20). “Adolescent girls in Cairo also considered the kinds of businesses in the area that they passed on the way to their schools, workplaces, or markets to be a source for their feelings of insecurity. They noted that there are clusters of workshops, including ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

“Lack of proper and adequate basic services, such as drainage systems and garbage collection, can limit walking paths and cause girls to feel unsafe. Girls in Kampala, Cairo, Delhi and Lima all commented on how piles of garbage can block their paths or cause drains to overflow, limiting the space they have to move through. The girls explained that they felt vulnerable in such situations since men and boys take advantage of them by pressing themselves against them, groping them or sexually harassing them as they passed by. This is also connected to girls being able to escape and get help – the third principle of girls’ safety – since ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

“Girls identified the ring road that splits the focus area, Ezbet Khirallah, into two areas as the highest risk for their safety. … The tunnels that run under the road that link girls to schools and other areas in the community are poorly lit, long, have sewage floods, and are poorly maintained, putting girls at risk of sexual harassment when having to use them” (20). “Adolescent girls in Cairo also considered the kinds of businesses in the area that they passed on the way to their schools, workplaces, or markets to be a source for their feelings of insecurity. They noted that there are clusters of workshops, including carpentry and ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

“Lack of proper and adequate basic services, such as drainage systems and garbage collection, can limit walking paths and cause girls to feel unsafe. Girls in Kampala, Cairo, Delhi and Lima all commented on how piles of garbage can block their paths or cause drains to overflow, limiting the space they have to move through. The girls explained that they felt vulnerable in such situations since men and boys take advantage of them by pressing themselves against them, groping them or sexually harassing them as they passed by. This is also connected to girls being able to escape and get help – the third principle of girls’ safety – since ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

“Girls across the cities reported feeling uncomfortable, unsafe, and disrespected while travelling through the city. Girls often pointed to the general inaction and apathy of the public in reacting upon witnessing clear harassment, which contributed to their unease. Girls consciously and regularly plan their mobility in their own neighbourhoods, and pointed to specific manifestations of sexual harassment to illustrate their discomfort while on their commutes" (29). “Lack of public transportation systems conducive to safe travelling is one of the greatest barriers to girl’s autonomous mobility across all of the cities. The majority of participants in the study indicated that they are harassed on buses. Harassment is perpetrated not only by ...more
Aug. 30, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The cases recalled the 2012 rape of a physiotherapy student in Delhi who had boarded a private bus with a male friend after seeing a movie at a mall and was fatally injured during a sexual assault. The death of the woman, who became known as 'Nirbhaya,' or 'fearless,' infuriated many Indians, who had become exasperated by the casual harassment of women in public spaces" (para 14-15).
Aug. 23, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

“A woman from Lahore was pushed off her bicycle by a group of men last year for not responding to catcalls” (para 5). “Last September, an upcoming Pakistani fashion brand, called Do Your Own Thing, removed an advertising campaign on social media featuring a female flash mob after the women appearing in it faced online harassment” (para 10). “After the race in Islamabad on Sunday, the riders, mostly aged in their 20s, swapped stories about being gawped at or catcalled when they go out” (para 13).
Aug. 16, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"He [Paul Cassia] added: 'I was in Nice two days ago. There are women in the street with veils. It’s completely unreasonable to ban them from the beach, while they are free to walk around the city. It’s hysteria'"(para 32)
Aug. 15, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

A photograph in the article shows several girls holding signs supporting the end of FGM (ENB-Coder Comment). "But earlier this year, more than 3,000 Maasai women held protests in the city of Kajiado to demand that the Kenyan government grant them the right to practice the procedure [female genital mutilation]"(para 12)
Aug. 9, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2, NGOFW-DATA-1

"Sister Sobia came and spoke to me about the details of the Parivartan Program. I have always thought that girls should have the opportunity to go out and be able to play. Now they have a chance to do so within a safe environment. So I said ‘Add my girl’s name’". This statement was made by Saima's mother Sameema at 1:11 (ENB-Coder Comment)
Aug. 7, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

A photograph focuses on two male and one female Stanford students protesting sexual assaults on campus (ENB-Coder Comment)
July 17, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

¨And it’s not just the Hindus, Muslim women too, are fighting for access to the popular 15th century Haji Ali mosque in Mumbai. The Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan – a Muslim women’s rights group – has filed a petition in the high court demanding entry into the shrine. The Haji Ali dargah trust allowed women up to the mazar prior to 2012 after which they were prohibited for their ´own safety and security´¨(para 10)
July 7, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-PRACTICE-2, IIP-PRACTICE-2

¨Most prominently it (sexism in politics) surfaced in the United States last year, when Donald J. Trump was elected president despite a leaked tape in which he bragged about grabbing women¨(para 13)
July 7, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

¨MADRID — Teresa Rodríguez, the leader of the far-left Podemos Party in the southern region of Andalusia, was visiting an exhibition in the Chamber of Commerce of Seville when she ran into a member of the group she had never met before. In no time, the man, Manuel Muñoz Medina, pushed up against her and simulated kissing her on the mouth — before handing her his business card. Ms. Rodríguez, 35, said she was too upset and shocked to react at the time, just before Christmas. But she then took to social media and started legal action this year. Mr. Muñoz Medina, 72, later apologized for his behavior, saying he ...more