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Latest items for RCDW-PRACTICE-1

Sept. 15, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"Members of the adult and under 17 women’s soccer teams training in Kabul on March 13. The women’s soccer team, often held up as as an example of success, has not played internationally since 2014"(para 21). One of the players is wearing a hijab, one is wearing a baseball cap which covers her hair, and two are wearing scarves that cover part of their hair (ENB-Coder Comment)."Ms. Kohestani thinks that Afghan officials never really supported the idea of women in sports, saying they only feigned interest because women’s sports were such grant magnets. 'They would say, "I would never let my daughter do that,"' she said. 'They treated us like ...more
Sept. 12, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1, RCDW-PRACTICE-2

"Compulsory 'veiling' (hijab) laws empower police and paramilitary forces to target women for harassment, violence and imprisonment regularly"(para 17)
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

“Zioual points the finger at the imposition of harshly patriarchal customs from the Middle East, particularly in recent decades. ‘The active marginalization and oppression of women has come from Arab countries — it is the Arab male who has this culture,’ she says of escalating pressure on women to be heavily veiled” (para 16). “Twenty years ago in regional areas you could go out without a veil or a headscarf, and you could wear a skirt or pants. But that doesn’t exist anymore in the provinces — it is either the headscarf or the jellaba that are obligatory” (para 24). “Women are sold the lie that in order to enter ...more
Aug. 16, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"France’s highest administrative court on Friday overturned a town’s ban on burkinis, the full-body swimwear used by some Muslim women, setting a precedent that challenges similar bans in at least 30 other municipalities, most of them on the French Riviera"(para 1)."In a statement, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve suggested that it was time for the local officials to back down [speaking about the burkini ban], saying it was now 'up to each and every one to responsibly seek to ease tensions, which is the only way to avoid disturbances to public order and to bolster coexistence.' But later on Friday, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in a statement on Facebook that ...more
Aug. 15, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"In the new ceremony, girls between the ages of 9 and 15 dress in traditional clothing that includes cow-skin black robes and crowns of beads to signify they are ready for the ritual"(para 15)
Aug. 8, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1, RCDW-PRACTICE-2

"Gathered in a tent in the Algerian desert, 30 young women are preparing for a big day many thought they could never afford — a wedding. Draped in beaded fabrics, the women lift their veils so make-up can be applied to their faces and hold out their hands for henna tattoos, the smell of incense wafting through the tent"(para 1-2)."In the evening, the girls will be brought to the grooms’ family homes, lifting their veils to reveal their faces to their new husbands"(para 5)
Aug. 3, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"Mandatory physical education must be done in the hijab" (1). This is a quote from the narrator at :31 describing the rules of a strict boarding school designed to prepare girls to marry Muslim men (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
July 5, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

¨LONDON — When Nicola Thorp reported to work awhile back as a temporary receptionist in the financial center here, she was shocked when her temp supervisor said her flat shoes were unacceptable. She would need to get herself shoes with heels at least two inches high.When she refused, she was sent home from the accounting firm PwC without pay. But that was not the end of it. 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¨(para 1-2).¨During the investigation, the ...more
June 7, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

At 4:39 a group of men confront teenage Afghani girls about why they are not wearing headscarves. They tell the girls they should be ashamed and to cover up (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). At 6:12 a group of men harass a group of teenage girls in a park (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 23, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, RCDW-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"'Sometimes the photos are not sexual… a photo of a girl not wearing a hijab could be scandalous. A man could use this photo to pressure the girl to send more photos,' he says. 'The Gulf countries are facing blackmail on a huge scale, especially girls in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, and Bahrain. Some girls tell us, 'If these photos are made public, I will be in real danger''" (para 12).
Feb. 23, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"In 2009 an 18-year-old Egyptian girl, Ghadeer Ahmed, sent a video clip to her boyfriend's phone. The clip showed Ghadeer dancing at the house of a female friend. There was nothing pornographic about it, but she was wearing a revealing dress and dancing without any inhibition. Three years later, in an act of revenge after their relationship had ended, the boyfriend posted the video to YouTube. Ghadeer panicked. She knew that the whole situation - the dance, the dress, the boyfriend - would be utterly unacceptable to her parents, to their neighbours, and to a society in which women were required to cover their bodies and behave with modesty" (para ...more
Feb. 23, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1, RCDW-LAW-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1, IIP-LAW-1

"The proposal also calls for a beating if a woman does not wear a hijab, if she interacts with strangers, speaks too loudly or gives others cash without her husband's permission, according to the newspaper" (para 6).
Jan. 27, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1, RCDW-PRACTICE-2

"Many families still don’t allow girls to go outside their homes without a male companion or a burqa" (para 3). "Most women wear blue or black burqas that cover their entire bodies and still they are not immune to harassment" (para 6).
Jan. 4, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

“Over a few days in August, tourist police arrested nine gay men and transgender women in Amman based on their appearance; none was charged, and most were released within a day or two” (39).
Dec. 10, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"Muslim women are rarely seen wearing such veils in Norway, let alone in schools. But the issue has come up recently in political debates, with less than a year to go before parliamentary elections" (Para 3).
Dec. 1, 2016, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"The government’s latest regulation related to policewomen is part of the democratization package, which the AKP passed in 2013. In 2010, Turkey lifted a ban on the wearing of headscarves on university campuses; in September 2013, the AKP lifted a ban on the headscarf in the civil service. At the time, security service members, judges, prosecutors and members of the Turkish Armed Forces remained excluded from the regulation. Since 2014, female students are allowed to wear headscarves in high school" (Para 9).
Nov. 29, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, RCDW-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The BBC’s publicity machinery had promoted the film quoting an interview given to them by one of the six rapists of a young paramedical student Jyoti Singh who was gangraped and brutalized in 2012. In that interview, Mukesh Singh, the driver of the bus, told the BBC that 'decent girls should not wear such clothes and go out late at night,' in an attempt to justify the rape. A clear lack of remorse typified his responses"(para 4)
Nov. 18, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1, RCDW-PRACTICE-2

"'They [Boko Haram members] married me,' said Hamsatu, 25, a young woman in a black-and-purple head scarf, looking down at the ground"(para 3)."Yahauwa, 30, used her green head scarf to wipe away tears as she clutched a plastic bag full of medicine"(para 12)."Increasingly over the past year, the terrorists have used women and children to carry out suicide bombings against civilian targets like markets.'The Boko Haram would recite the prayer for the dead,' Meriam said. 'Then they would put on the hijab,' covering the suicide belt"(para 38-39)."Back at the Dalori camp, Hamsat, a 16-year-old high school student from Bama who was wearing a delicate pink head scarf, clasped her hands ...more
Nov. 17, 2016, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"Many political parties, citing the need to keep the public sphere free of religious symbols, compelled headscarf-wearing Muslim candidates to forego the headscarf to advance politically" (8).
Nov. 16, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"Widows in India, above, contend with tremendous discrimination by society and by their own families. They also get forced into certain dress codes if they are Hindu, like being banned from wearing bright clothes"(para 1)."Jyoti, a 23-year-old social worker, also bears the stigma of widowhood, but she has fended off attempts by her late husband’s conservative family to tie her down in shackles of regressive traditions and societal norms. Generally, after a woman loses her husband, Hindu religious customs require her to give up wearing bright clothes for white attire, remove ornamental symbols of her marital status and become a strict vegetarian"(para 10)
Nov. 9, 2016, 6:20 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1, RCDW-PRACTICE-2

"In places like Iran, women wear a chador, which is a cloak-like garment that also covers the forehead and has no hand openings or clasps"(para 7)
Nov. 9, 2016, 6:19 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1, RCDW-PRACTICE-2

"[The burka] covers the head and the body and has a grille that hides the eyes. Traditionally worn by Pashtuns in Afghanistan"(para 6)."The burqa — a niqab with a grille added on to hide the eyes — is traditionally worn by Pashtun women in Afghanistan…enforced by the Taliban"(para 7)
Nov. 9, 2016, 6:19 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"There are no hard numbers of how many Canadian women wear niqabs [which covers the women except for her eyes], hijabs [which hide the ears, hair, and neck] or other Islamic garb. The provinces with the largest number of Muslim women are Ontario (288,025), Quebec (114,615), and Alberta (54,435), according to Statistics Canada’s 2011 household survey"(para 2)."There are 8,495 Muslim women working in Canadian public administration positions. Stephen Harper’s musings about a ban on niqabs in the civil service would affect at best a small number of bureaucrats. Statistics from 2011 show only 1.8 per cent of 257,000 federal employees are Muslim women, and only a small subset of them ...more
Sept. 30, 2016, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"Jeddah has the reputation of being less conservative than the capital, Riyadh, with women taking pride in their multicolored abayas, the all-covering gowns that Saudi women mostly wear in black. Hard-liners and moderates are more likely to clash there than elsewhere" (para 17).
Sept. 14, 2016, 4:41 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1, RCDW-PRACTICE-2

“A woman wearing a niqab in Iran’s Hormozgan province, which has the highest incidence of FGM in the country. Niqabs are only worn in southern provinces” (para 1).
Aug. 18, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1, RCDW-PRACTICE-2

"Women wearing a niqab, a type of full veil, walk under a billboard erected by the Islamic State (IS) group as part of a campaign in the IS-controlled Syrian city of Raqqa on November 2"(para 1). This is the caption located underneath the photograph (ENB-Coder Comment)
July 25, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"Then I have lived in the West — in England and Canada. In Britain, a lot of Pakistani women for instance took the veil so that they could go and play football, go out and live in another city at times which was impossible in the 1970s. In a way, veil was a tool for integration and not segregation" (8).
July 25, 2016, 6:45 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"The veil means many different things in different contexts. For instance, when I was living in a village in Egypt, for women in the low income community the veil meant that they were breaking the taboo of going out to work, to university, coming home late or even wanting to go to the mosque. I had no idea that, as a woman, you had no space in the mosque because in Iran women always had the mosque. But in Egypt if I were walking around and got tired, I always had a little scarf in my bag that I would put on and go to the mosque and sit there. ...more
July 25, 2016, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"Even my grandmother used to wear the veil but it wasn’t compulsory, rather it was something women traditionally wore in Iran, very much like they do in Pakistan" (2).
July 25, 2016, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"Even my grandmother used to wear the veil but it wasn’t compulsory, rather it was something women traditionally wore in Iran, very much like they do in Pakistan" (2).