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Latest items for LBHO-PRACTICE-2

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)
Aug. 8, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

There are no quotas for women in parliament or local government nor are there quotas for women on candidate lists in parliament or local government (186).
July 27, 2016, 5:22 p.m.
Countries: Barbados

"...Women [at the CEDAW Town Hall Meetings] reported that female participation is quite high at the community level but that society continues to accept that men’s leadership is equivalent to just leadership and to show less respect for women’s leadership. Women highlighted that there is a popular saying that women are 'taking over' that only arises because of a few high profile cases of female in positions of authority. Participants of the first THM posited that not only does this suggest that men have an inherent right to rule, but it ignores that statistically women continue to be under-represented in public decision-making given their numbers in the population and among ...more
July 26, 2016, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Barbados

"In 2003, the Bureau of Gender Affairs selected 5 Barbadian women to participate in a training course by the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) on “Engendering Political Participation in Dominica”. This course provided prospective female political candidates with training in political participation, aimed at increasing women’s capacity to function in the political structures of their countries and increase their competence to exercise leadership at political decision-making levels" (10)
May 15, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"According to the data of the survey “Condition of Women’s Right in Montenegro”20 one third of men believe that there is a sufficient number of women in political life of Montenegro (30.7%), while as many as 73.3% of women believe that the number is not enough. The same survey reveals that one third of men say that the number of women MPs should be proportionate to the number of women in total population (29.6%) and the same statement is supported by more than half of women (54.6%). Furthermore, data reveals that the largest share of both male and female population (38.5% of women and 30.5% of men) see a patriarchal ...more
May 3, 2016, 11:32 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"A study by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (OFS) on elections for the National Council in 2003 revealed that women were not only less often selected as candidates than men, but that they were also less often elected. Their chances of winning a seat as a deputy in the National Council were 1.6 times less than those of men. In the recent 2007 elections, women’s chances were again 1.3 times less than those of men" (11).
April 18, 2016, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"In the Isle of Man no distinction is made between women and men in relation to voting, standing for and holding public office, performing functions within government, and participating in non governmental bodies" (3). "A person who holds a relevant post in the Isle of Man Government may represent the Government when outside the Island, regardless of whether the person is female or male" (3)
Feb. 26, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"In other words, gender equality in the decision-making process is far from established. Statistical indicators are useful for measuring inequality...The low representation of women in decision-making bodies does not stem from a legal problem, given that there are laws on the matter, but from the fact that these laws are not well known and are not applied in practice...As a rule, Guinean delegations on missions abroad are headed by men" (14). "1) No government institution has yet achieved the 50 per cent quota of women in decision-making positions. Although the new Electoral Code sets a 30 per cent quota of women on candidate lists, no political party has met that ...more