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July 5, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-2

¨Five months later, Ms. Thorp, an actress originally from the northern seaside city of Blackpool, started a petition calling for a law that would make sure no company could ever again demand that a woman wear heels to work.The petition garnered more than 150,000 signatures, helped spur a popular backlash — dozens of professional women posted photographs of themselves on Twitter defiantly wearing flats — and prompted an inquiry overseen by two parliamentary committees.On Wednesday, more than two years after Ms. Thorp, now 28, strode into that office in her chic but sensible black flats, the committees released a report concluding that Portico, the outsourcing firm that had insisted she ...more
Jan. 27, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-2

"The Colombian Society for Plastic Surgery, Aesthetics, and Reconstruction helped push for the law, which makes an exception for ear surgeries, nose jobs, and reconstructive surgery" (para 6).
May 10, 2016, 7:04 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-2

"L’Association des Femmes Chefs de Famille (AFCF), a local women's and children's rights organisation, is also calling for child marriage to be criminalised and is campaigning to get force feeding included as an offence under a new Bill on violence against women. AFCF says it has seen an increase in the number of girls being fattened up and married off early, which it attributed to families facing increased financial difficulties. The organisation has recently handled around 140 cases of child brides subjected to gavage, mostly chemical gavage. It tries to annul marriages, and encourage girls to lose weight, get medical attention and go back to school" (14-16).
Feb. 29, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-2

""There are NGO's that offer support for eating disorders and help, which is our main harmful beauty practice here in Ukraine." Natalya Bochkor" (4)
Sept. 23, 2015, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-2

“The Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth answers the growing need for counselling and therapy for women and girls with eating disorders, a result of the increasing number of new cases, by funding a study on the practices employed in treatment, entitled ‘Ensuring Quality in Counselling and Outpatient Therapy for Women and Girls with Eating Disorders’ (Qualitätssicherung in Beratung und ambulanter Therapie von Frauen und Mädchen mit Essstörungen)…The Federal Centre for Health Education also focuses on the prevention of eating disorders. A series of brochures and other material has been published for those suffering from eating disorders, as well as for multipliers; an Internet portal and ...more
April 11, 2015, 11:05 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-2

"Controversial new measures to prohibit modeling agencies from hiring dangerously thin models and to require that retouched photos of models be clearly labeled overcame a major legislative hurdle on Friday, winning approval by the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliamen...Backed by the French government, the measures are intended to protect models from being pushed into losing unhealthy amounts of weight and to reduce the images of extremely thin women popularized by the fashion industry, which lawmakers say encourages young girls to become anorexic" (para 1, 5). "Another provision would make it illegal to encourage anorexia on the Internet. Some websites encourage and reinforce efforts by women to lose weight ...more
March 28, 2014, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-2

“In its report Equality Now calls for Mauritania to ban force feeding and child marriages, which account for over 35 percent of all marriages in the country, according to the U.N. Population Fund. The report says gavage is closely linked to early childhood marriage because it accelerates puberty and makes younger girls appear more womanly. L’Association des Femmes Chefs de Famille (AFCF), a local women's and children's rights organisation, is also calling for child marriage to be criminalised and is campaigning to get force feeding included as an offence under a new Bill on violence against women. AFCF says it has seen an increase in the number of girls being ...more
Feb. 13, 2012, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-2

"Increased government, media, and civil society attention to the problem led to a marked decline in traditional views encouraging female obesity despite the health risks. Nevertheless, overeating to conform to cultural standards remained an issue in rural and urban areas. Many urban women endangered their health by taking pills to gain weight or increase their appetite"(section 6).
Sept. 16, 2011, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-2

"The Health Secretariat and the different institutions of education have developed campaigns to prevent de bulimia and anorexia, by showing the harmful effects and terrible consequences of having this eating disorders, and also by increasing the self-esteem of boys and girls that think this are the ways to reach beauty."
Sept. 24, 2010, 9:27 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-2

"The National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) was founded in 1979. Its mission is to ensure that all Eritrean women stand for their rights, equally participate in the political, economic, social and cultural spheres of the country and share the benefits. Its objective is to: eliminate all forms of discrimination against women; create an environment conducive to the effective and meaningful participation of women in all sectors of national development; enhance the quality of life for women and the community at large; sensitize and enhance gender awareness among women and the society at large; eradicate illiteracy among women and provide skills training; build the institutional capacity of NUEW; ensure and ...more
Feb. 18, 2010, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-2

“An NGO, Council of Women of Brunei Darussalam acts as a national body in representing the views of all women in Brunei. Its main aim is to enhance the status of women in all fields especially in education, economy, welfare, culture and social, specifically to improve and upgrade the status of women in all fields particularly in education, economy, welfare, social, cultural and community development” (Para. 10, 11).
Sept. 16, 2009, 5:52 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-2

“The campaign will conclude with an alternative fashion show that celebrates real women’s bodies in all their shapes and sizes. Lebanese cartoonist Stavro Jabra and Nienke Klunder, a Dutch-American photographer who works with the themes of body image and self-expression, have already signed up to collaborate on the campaign, as has web developing company Star Point Star, who offered to design the website. “Everyone has a different opinion of beauty,” Bou Jaoude said, adding she hoped the ANADiva campaign will improve Lebanese women’s perceptions of themselves, celebrate individuality, and encourage critical thinking about mainstream standards of beauty. “The public should be given an alternative” to the one currently toted by ...more
May 2, 2008, 11:09 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-2

"Malian society is heavily influenced by cultural considerations that are not without adverse consequences for women's and children's health. The National Action Committee on the Eradication of Practices Harmful to Women's and Children's Health (CNAPN) was set up within the ministerial department responsible for women and children by Decree No. 99-157/PM-RM of 16 June 1999. The Committee is responsible for proposing strategies and action against practices harmful to women and children's health. Social and cultural investigations carried out by the Committee in pursuit of the National Programme for Combating the Practice of Excision (CNAPN/PNLE) have identified 16 practices harmful to women's and children's health. Mali regards the following 16 practices ...more
April 29, 2008, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-1, PHBP-PRACTICE-2, PHBP-LAW-1

PARIS -- French lawmakers have adopted a groundbreaking bill that would make it illegal for anyone -- including fashion magazines, advertisers and websites -- to promote extreme thinness. Under the proposed law, judges would have the power to imprison and fine offenders up to $47,000 if found guilty of inciting others to deprive themselves of food to an "excessive'' degree. The National Assembly approved the bill in a series of votes Tuesday. It goes to the Senate in the coming weeks. The bill is the latest and strongest of measures proposed after the 2006 anorexia-linked death of a Brazilian model prompted efforts throughout the international fashion industry to address the ...more