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Latest items for LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Feb. 10, 2018, 12:06 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Every discussion about women’s participation in politics or their empowerment ends with an unbeatable argument brought by families that politics is a man’s job" (Para 6).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"It regrets that the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes and the lack of temporary special measures continue to impede women’s participation in Parliament and in decision-making positions at the State and municip levels, including indigenous women" (6).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso

"The Committee is concerned about the persistence of stereotypes that discriminate against women in the State party, as reflected by exclusive decision-making by men in both the public and private spheres and women’s relegation to a reproductive role," (5).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes the initiatives undertaken by the State party to encourage women’s participation in leadership positions. It regrets, however, that, their high levels of education and economic empowerment notwithstanding, women continue to be underrepresented in political and public life, in particular in the parliament and local councils and in decision-making positions" (pg 7). The underrepresentation of women implies that society does not consider them to be good political leaders' (EJ-Coder Comment).
Dec. 28, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Those who watch TV are more likely to say political leadership positions should be equal for both men and women (48.6 percent) compared to those who don’t watch TV (30.9 percent)" (para 10). "Pashtuns are less likely to support gender equality in political leadership positions (32.7 percent), than are Hazaras (57.1 percent)" (para 12). Figure 2 (Support for Women’s Rights by Gender) shows that 51% of women say that political leadership positions should be equal for men and women, while just 34% percent of men agree. Figure 1 (Acceptable Employment Venues for Women, By Education Attainment) shows that among those with no education, government offices are considered acceptable employment for ...more
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama

"Women participated in political life on the same basis as men"(13)
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"We have to change mentalities [that men are better in politics] by a constant presence in every election..." (para 12).
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea

"The constitution states that 'women hold equal social status and rights with men'; however, few women reached high levels of the party or the government"(13)
Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"In Medical Slum, in Tongi district, a newly formed community development committee has over the last year mapped out threats to the neighbourhood, from flooding to pollution from the pharmaceutical plant, as well as resources, including a nearby police station and hospital"(para 8). At least two of the mentioned members of this comittee are female (ENB-Coder Comment)
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Paradoxically the extreme conditions of war were liberating for women. The pressure of tradition was forced aside as wartime conditions and the absence of men created an opening for women to take up leading roles in society"(para 13)."Many Chechen women remain family breadwinners and still have to do all the housework, but since the war their social status has dramatically changed for the worse"(para 14)
Sept. 26, 2017, 2 p.m.
Countries: Egypt

"As part of Women's Voices Program funded by UN Women- Fund for Gender Equality; the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights (ECWR) cooperated with Radio Sawt El Arab to launch the radio program titled 'She& Her Sisters'. This program aims to support the Egyptian women and discuss the issues that affect the society in general and women in particular such as the political empowerment for women and their participation in the local councils and the parliament"(para 1)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Incoming Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined an elite global club Wednesday by appointing women to 50 percent of his Cabinet positions.The self-proclaimed feminist made good his campaign promise that his governmental inner circle would be gender-equal. After initially trailing in the polls, the 43-year-old defeated incumbent Conservative Stephen Harper last month. His government was sworn-in Wednesday"(para 1-2)
Sept. 12, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LBHO-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)."Amnesty International understands that the interrogations focused, in particular, on two local initiatives: a website called 'Feminist School', which posts reports and articles on issues related to feminist theories and practices and the state of women’s rights in Iran and globally; and the Campaign to Change the Masculine ...more
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

The man is considered head of the household and the woman is employed only in domestic work. This situation limits the contribution of women in organizations and cooperatives, and also their presence in the levels of management and decision making. (CL: P2)
Aug. 14, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Some of the imams were immediately receptive to Afghani’s ideas. But with others, some issues proved very difficult. 'Women’s political participation was the hardest thing,' she says. 'Even ... now, some of the imams are not on the same page as [us]'"(para 16)
July 15, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

¨Before Kachindamoto became leader of over 900,000 people in the Dedza district near Lake Malawi, she worked as a secretary at a college in a neighboring district. After 27 years, the elders summoned her home to become chief—despite being the youngest of 12 siblings, they decided she was best suited because she was ´good with people,´ Kachindamoto told Al Jazeera¨(para 4)
July 7, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

¨It has been less than a year since voters elected a Parliament with a record number of women for Spain: 139 out of 350 lawmakers. Within Podemos, which has become Spain’s third-largest party, women make up almost half of lawmakers. In Spain’s regions, far-left women now serve as mayors in both Madrid and Barcelona, Spain’s two largest cities¨(para 5).¨Since taking office as Barcelona’s mayor in 2015, Ada Colau has been subject to several sexist insults. Félix de Azúa, a member of the Royal Spanish Academy, the cultural body that is the guardian of the Spanish language, publicly urged Ms. Colau to sell fish in the market rather than run a ...more
April 18, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"The scandal surrounding Ms. Park has left many South Korean women infuriated with the president and fearful that it could be used to argue that women are unfit to lead. They worry that the country, already among the lowest in global gender-equality rankings, could become even more resistant to elevating women to positions of power. 'We have had more than our share of outrageous male politicians,' said Kim Yun-jeong, 22, who had a placard that said 'Park Geun-hye, OUT!' at a recent demonstration in Seoul, the capital. 'But I feel men now saying, behind our back and with a smirk on their faces: ‘See! This is what we get when ...more
Feb. 10, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee remains concerned, however, that women continue to be underrepresented in legislative bodies (parliament and local authorities), and in leadership positions in political parties, in the public service and in the diplomatic service, in particular at the decision-making level" (6)
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"The current parliamentary election law is unfair with respect to ensuring the representation of women. Until now the largest proportion of parliamentary seats is subject to individual system by 80% in the elections, which makes it difficult for women to win seats under the electoral process. It also ignores the need to empower women in front of a community with a male and conservative culture in nature. Party-list system represents only 20% of the seats. The party-list system is considered the optimized system for women's access to parliament. In addition to the lack of strong lists by political forces that can win against any of the religious movements on one ...more
Jan. 10, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone

"Section 8 (1) (b) of the Chieftaincy Act, which permits disqualification of women as candidates for chieftaincy election based on tradition" (3)
Jan. 10, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone

"It also recalls that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendation to ensure a 30 per cent quota for women in elected and appointed political posts has not yet been implemented" (5)
Jan. 4, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan

“Human rights activists cited cultural bias against women as an impediment to women participating in political life on the same scale as men” (25).
Jan. 4, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Countries: Georgia

“There were 15 women in the 150-seat parliament. One of the five vice speakers was a woman, as were the chairs of the human rights and procedural committees. There were four women in the 19-member cabinet, including the country’s first female Minister of Defense, and six women on the 16-member Supreme Court. In March parliament confirmed the country’s first female Supreme Court Chair” (31, 32).
Dec. 12, 2016, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"The country’s patriarchal culture tended to limit active women’s participation in political affairs" (16).
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"According to the authors of the analysis, the main obstacles to balanced representation of women is the lack of political will and inadequate electoral system, poorly adjusted to measures providing equal opportunities of women and men" (26)
Nov. 21, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Observers suggested cultural and societal constraints limited the number of women participating in government. While women remained a clear minority in government, both major parties declared they were taking steps to increase female participation" (10).
Aug. 31, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Brazil

"The Committee takes note of the efforts of the State party aimed at increasing the participation in political and public life of women, such as the adoption of Law No. 12034/2009 which requires that political parties maintain a minimum of 30% and a maximum of 70% representation of women or men in their candidate lists and the launch of the permanent campaign “More Women in Power” in 2008. However, it regrets that the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes as well as the lack of mechanisms to ensure the implementation of temporary special measures adopted, continue to impede women’s participation in parliament and in decision-making positions at the state and ...more
Aug. 23, 2016, 5:13 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"With the establishment of the Republic of Turkey, women’s equality in the public sphere became more or less a national policy, in which many laws were changed, new laws were adopted, and women were encouraged to get involved in professional life, political life etc"(para 3)."The year 1993 was another symbolic turning point for Turkey; for the first time a Turkish woman named Tansu Ciller from the True Path Party, became the prime minister of Turkey"(para 7)
Aug. 15, 2016, 5:41 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Recent research on the quota system has revealed that it has changed perceptions of women’s abilities, improved women’s electoral chances, and raised aspirations and educational attainment for adolescent girls"(para 3)