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Latest items for LO-PRACTICE-1

Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Nevertheless, [The Committee] is concerned about: (a) The fact that women receive only around 29 per cent of subsidized loans" (15). "[The Committee] remains concerned, however, about…The prevalence of discriminatory practices that prevent rural women from inheriting or acquiring ownership of agricultural land and other property" (15).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"In 1991, the Palestinian Housing Council was established to alleviate housing problems faced by families on limited incomes, to provide long-term housing loans for those families and to improve housing for poor and marginalized groups, particularly women, divorcées, widows, the elderly and persons with special needs" (55).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"In 2008-2010 the Swedish National Council of Adult Education was commissioned to implement measures in adult education to foster women’s entrepreneurship. In 2010 some of the funds for the commission were earmarked for action for women who belong to the national minorities. The background to this was that a study commissioned by the Government from Uppsala University showed that very little adult education was targeted particularly on women belonging to the national minorities. The Council’s report on the results achieved notes that the women who participated improved their entrepreneurship" (page 8). "Today many more men than women run businesses in agriculture, but the proportion of women among people starting new ...more
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"However, the Committee is concerned that economic and social benefits remain inaccessible for the majority of women in the State party due to their low level of awareness on accessing such benefits as well as about their limited access to and control of land and natural resources, resulting from patriarchal attitudes towards resource allocation," (11).
Jan. 26, 2018, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"The prevalence of discriminatory practices that prevent rural women from inheriting or acquiring ownership of agricultural land and other property" (Pg 15).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"It is also concerned that the number of female entrepreneurs in the State party has decreased and that only a small percentage of women avail themselves of financial loans for making investments. The Committee is further concerned that women entrepreneurs have only limited access to microcredit" (14). "The Committee notes with concern...The lack of recognition and protection of land tenure and ownership by indigenous women, forced evictions from indigenous traditional lands in regions such as Gran Chaco and the exclusion of indigenous women from decision-making processes concerning land use" (15).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"According to Jewish law, a married woman has no money or proerty of her own, and she is fully subjugated to her husband" (15).
Jan. 8, 2018, 9:50 a.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, LO-PRACTICE-1

"'As long as women can't get out of these situations [of poverty],' Suazo says, 'as long as they don't have guarantees for a dignified life, improvements in their labour rights, and access to land, technology and credit, the country will not develop no matter how much foreign investment comes'" (para 19).
Dec. 28, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, IAD-PRACTICE-1

"According to The Asia Foundation’s 2016 Survey of the Afghan People . . . Nearly 88 percent of respondents say that a daughter should be entitled to part of the inheritance from her deceased father" (para 4). "Stated acceptability of a daughter’s entitlement to part of her deceased father’s inheritance is high among respondents with some level of education compared to those with no formal education" (para 8).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-DATA-3, IAW-LAW-1

"The law prohibits discrimination based on gender, and women enjoyed the same legal status and rights as men under family, labor, property, and inheritance law. The law recognizes joint property in marriages"(17)
Dec. 17, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Several times, the mother tried to get loans from different financial institutions but she faced a lot of barriers" (para 4). The specific barriers are not described, however, it appears to not be necessarily legal barriers because later in the article the daughters do secure a loan (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 15, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, WR-PRACTICE-1, IAW-PRACTICE-1

"Activist, firebrand and feminist are just a few of the terms used to describe Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga, a former opposition MP and cabinet minister in Zimbabwe. No one would call her a pushover. Yet despite her connections and some of the country’s finest lawyers arguing her case, after her husband’s death she was forced empty-handed out of her matrimonial home of 13 years. Before Ms Misihairabwi-Mushonga was widowed she and her late husband owned three houses, including one in the leafy suburb of Mt Pleasant in the north of Harare. They shared bank accounts and owned several cars. Some of this was left to her in a will. Yet after her ...more
Dec. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, IAW-PRACTICE-1

"It is not only the government that grabs other people’s stuff in Zimbabwe. In-laws do it, too. Tens of thousands of widows are stripped of their property after the death of their husbands. A report released this week by Human Rights Watch (HRW), an outfit based in New York, documents numerous cases of Zimbabwean widows losing their homes, the land that they had tended for years and even the fruit growing on their trees" (para 3). "The dispossession of old women continues despite laws that, on paper, protect them from predatory in-laws . This is thanks to two quirks in Zimbabwe’s legal system. The first is a hangover from a ...more
Dec. 7, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"And the impacts on families are dire: Sarah Okolo is doubtful she can raise the startup money for her food stall. On average it takes her twenty minutes to walk to the market, but Okolo worries that her working day would mean her two small children would have to be on their own for too long, and she does not have an arrangement for somebody to watch them for the whole day. This has become an especially important consideration, as she fears her four-year old son has fallen ill from drinking contaminated groundwater. But without much money and limited access to healthcare, she is left as his primary caretaker—a role ...more
Dec. 7, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"When India provided women and men the same rights to inherit joint family property, families spent twice as much on their daughters’ education and women were more likely to have bank accounts" (para 10).
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 8, in 2011, in Ghana, 64% of agricultural land was owned by the individual male, 29% by the individual female, 3% by the principal couple, 0% by all household members, and 4% by another regime (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 8,in 2011 in Karnataka, 70% of agricultural land was owned by the indivual male, 14% was owned by the individual female, 2% was owned by the principal couple, 0% was owned by all household members, and 13% was owned by another regime (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 8, in 2011, in Ecuador, 25% of land was owned by the individual male, 30% by the individual female, 36% by the principal couple, 1% by all household members, and 8% by another regime (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 7, in 2012 about 34% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 28% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 26% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 7% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 30% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 13% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, United Kingdom
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 18% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 17% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 11% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Congo, Indonesia, Vietnam
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 8% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 23% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 12% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)