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Dec. 14, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"These are the people who are supposed to be protecting young people, but they're the ones who are the perpetrators, and that makes the response a lot harder,' Nankali Maksud, UNICEF Malawi's head of child protection told Al Jazeera in an interview in the capital Lilongwe" (para 25). "Kachindamoto is now asking parliament to increase the minimum age of marriage from 18 to 21 in an effort to break a cycle of rural poverty, which in recent years, has been exacerbated by floods and droughts" (para 45).
Dec. 14, 2018, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Emilida Misomali is part of a mothers group in the village of Chimoya, in Dedza district. They warn parents about the long-term ills of early marriage and childbirth, but say it falls on deaf ears.'Most of them say 'It's better that she gets married. We can't afford to keep her ... she will make us poorer',' Misomali tells. No matter the rationale, whether better health, education or wellbeing, Misolmali says 'stubborn parents' won't stop giving away their children" (para 12-14). "Mary Waya, a former child abuse victim turned international netball star and now coach for Malawi's national team, nicknamed 'The Queens', says greater awareness of HIV is eroding this tradition"...more
Dec. 14, 2018, 5:46 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"A Malawian traditional leader has taken it upon herself to discourage the prevalence of child marriages within her constituency" (para 1).
Dec. 13, 2018, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"More importantly, we want to raise our serious concern over the lack of transparency and consultation with women in regard to the substantive provisions of the National Unity Government Agreement that was signed between President Ashraf Ghani and Mr. Abdullah Abdullah" (3). "During the election campaign, President Ashraf Ghani and Mr. Abdullah Abdullah both promised to uplift the status of the women population However, both of them had also left the women out of the information and consultation loops while negotiating on the provisions of the National Unity Government agreement" (4).
Dec. 13, 2018, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The case, has attracted widespread international attention in light of the global #MeToo movement that has catapulted sexual abuse and mistreatment of women into the spotlight, occurred during the annual San Fermin bull-running festival in the Navarran capital Pamplona" (para 8). "'(The ruling) is an embarrassment that shows that male chauvinism is well established in the courts and we must take measures, measures that must educate judges because woman can't continue to live in fear,' the leader of the far-left Podemos party, Pablo Iglesias, said in an interview with state broadcaster TVE on Wednesday" (para 10). "The original ruling was met by a wave of protests in Pamplona and other...more
Dec. 9, 2018, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"A Saudi Arabian journalist has become the first woman to anchor the main news bulletin on the country's state-run TV channel...The journalist received praise on social media, with Twitter users complimenting her work and pointing out that her appearance marked a milestone in the deeply conservative kingdom" (para. 1 - 3).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee . . . is concerned at: . . . (e) Information that training for law enforcement officers is gender neutral" (page 7).
Dec. 1, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Isoko Mochizuki, one of the few journalists to investigate Ms. Ito’s allegations, said she faced resistance from male colleagues in her newsroom, some of whom dismissed the story because Ms. Ito had not gone to the hospital immediately. 'The press never covers sexual assault very much,' she said. Ms. Ito said that was precisely why she wanted to speak out. 'I still feel like I have to be strong,' she said, 'and just keep talking about why this is not O.K.'" (para 69, 70, 71, 72).
Dec. 1, 2018, 2:14 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Women have been barred from attending men's football matches since the 1979 Islamic revolution, with religious leaders claiming that women need to be protected from the masculine atmosphere and the sight of semi-clad men. They have also worried about bodily contact between the genders in crowds as people leave sporting arenas" (6, 7).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The Jandarma reported more than 100 personnel working in the children and women’s department and the public order department received training related to domestic abuse or gender-based violence. In addition 1,050 Jandarma officers in training received a course on this topic. The Ministry of Family and Social Policies reported that 71,000 police, 169,598 soldiers, and 47,566 religious clerics received training on domestic violence and honor killings. The ministry did not clarify when the training occurred" (page 57). "The Ministry of Family and Social Policies ran a public service message during the year aimed at reducing early marriage" (page 60).
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:49 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Our partner, 'WeSpeakOut', has united women across the Bohra community against FGM/Khafz since 2015. The movement began when Masooma, the founder, shared her story: 'Although sharing my story helped act as a catalyst, this what is happening is about much more than my personal experience. We are living in a time where women have really found their voices. Centerstaging this much secret and hidden issue of FGM/C through personal narratives has helped us garner much support for our campaign to eliminate FGM/C from India. We have been able to take this movement forward by harnessing the power of women'" (para 3, 4). "In August 2018, over 25 thought leaders from...more
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:06 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"A group of female Knesset members are also partner to Shaked’s achievement, from right to left; these are women who have been active for years in promoting legislation against clients of prostitution. They include Shuli Moalem-Refaeli (HaBayit HaYehudi), Aliza Lavie (Yesh Atid), Shelly Yachimovich (Zionist Camp) and former Meretz chairperson Zehava Gal-On, who put this bill on the top of her priority list as leader of the party. This group of female Knesset members adopted and led the approach that women in the sex trade are victims; therefore, the ones who should be punished are those who use their prostitution services...Shaked joined this approach and gave the bill an important...more
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:01 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“'For us, the problem of unequal rights does not exist,' Anna Kislichenko, a conservative blogger, said in an interview. 'Women here in their minds believe that they are equal.' Domestic abuse victims and activists dismiss such talk, and say that decriminalization has made the police and social service agencies even more reluctant to interfere' ( para 30). "Courts reflect the prevailing attitude. In Ms. Katorova’s trial, corroborating testimony unexpectedly came from her mother-in-law, who was seeking financial compensation for her son’s death. Of course her son beat his wife, she testified, but Ms. Katorova deserved it because she was excessively jealous of his contacts with other woman after he had...more
Nov. 17, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The twenty-one-year-old activist has reclaimed 'habibti,' in order to take a stand against street harassment, and created statement denim pieces, emblazoned with the words 'Not Your Habibti.' 'When I wear my Not Your Habibti, I feel invincible,' Mjalli said in the AJ+ video" (para 2). "Journalists have been quick to see the initiative through the lens of #MeToo, calling Mjalli the 'driving force' behind the Middle East’s 'Me Too' movement. It is worth noting, however, that Mjalli spearheaded the initiative before the news of Harvey Weinstein broke, and that her work challenges the implication that feminism is not indigenous to the Middle East" (para 4). "This process of 'building a...more
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"While the Government asserts that there is no gender discrimination, the lack of gender-sensitivity among justice personnel at both national and village levels hinders reporting of sexual violence. The State Report references capacity-building trainings to the police force, judicial personnel, social workers, and health personnel, yet provides little information about implementation on a national scale, or regarding the substance, duration, or frequency of these trainings. In fact, most justice personnel have had little to no training on how to deal with victims of sexual violence" (page 21). "Typically women try to resolve claims of violence with village elders and local leaders, but these elders are overwhelmingly male and do not...more
Nov. 15, 2018, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"On Friday, 25-year-old social media star Qandeel Baloch was strangled at her family's home in Pakistan's Punjab province. Both adored and reviled, Baloch referred to herself as a 'modern-day feminist' and had almost 750,000 followers on Facebook. Her brother, Waseem Baloch, later confessed to the killing in a video and expressed no remorse. 'Girls are born to stay home and follow traditions,' he said. 'My sister never did that.'" (para 9-12).
Nov. 12, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Numerous officials participated in events dedicated to raising awareness and providing support for individuals who suffered sexual assault related to the conflict in the late 1990s, including through the President’s National Council on Survivors of Sexual Violence" (para 117). "The Ministry of Local Government Administration and the Agency for Gender Equality in the prime minister’s office conducted information campaigns to discourage early marriage" (para 127)
Nov. 9, 2018, 1:53 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Abras lives in Lebanon’s Chouf Mountains and works with a youth program that helps raise awareness of the harms of child marriage. These outreach programs are familiar with the power of information. They are engaging community leaders, health-care workers, and parents in the effort to bring the practice to an end. Safe spaces, legal counseling, and psychological care for women and girls at risk are being supported by the UNFPA. Youth leaders, like Abras, are also eager to advocate for change. Through the UNFPA-supported Y-Peer program, youth are spreading the word among their networks about the harms of child marriage" (para 10-12).
Nov. 9, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"Saudi working women have launched a social media hashtag to reject links between the rise in divorce figures and the trend of women taking up employment" (para 1)."However, working women rejected the link drawn between employment and divorce and launched a campaign on Twitter with a hashtag in Arabic saying 'work is no reason for divorce' to rally support for their views" (para 7). "Most users who posted comments said that the excessively controlling nature of some husbands was the main cause for divorces in the kingdom whereas others stressed that problems also arose when men accused their wives of not making time for family matters or blamed them for...more
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The Ministry of Public Security continued to allow armed security guards to take their weapons home at the end of their shifts, a practice reinstated in 2014 after the ministry prohibited it in 2013 when a coalition of NGOs raised concerns about the high rate of spousal killings by security guards using service weapons. Authorities and extended through the end of the year in response to a wave of terrorist attacks. The ministry announced strict regulations governing the storage of weapons at home and in public" (141). "Authorities established a special interministerial board headed by the deputy director general of the Ministry of Public Security to address the continuing problem...more
Oct. 31, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Boldrini, who is the speaker of the Italian Parliament and the country’s highest-ranking woman politician, gets a level of harassment that even her critics say is extreme — and even by Italian standards. Many of them are sexist and threatening comments on Facebook, but they’ve been so relentless since she took office in 2013 that she began posting the names of her harassers on her own page. “Death to Boldrini” has been scrawled on city walls across Italy, and she is closely guarded by a heavy security detail" (para. 2). "The threats against Boldrini have gone on for so long they rarely make news" (para 4 ). "Although Italian grammar...more
Oct. 31, 2018, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowments set a new action plan May 13 for the holy month of Ramadan, which included, for the first time, allowing female preachers to provide religious lessons in major mosques. The female preachers will also be allowed to organize tours in some villages and visit a number of government departments to discuss the values of Islam with female employees" (para. 1).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-2, NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The government collaborated with the NGO Tostan and other groups to educate individuals about FGM/C’s inherent dangers. The government also collaborated with the NGO Group for Population Studies and Education to develop a course on the dangers of FGM/C, which was being integrated into high school and college curriculums. At the community level, Tostan continued to implement a three-year community empowerment program that influenced 760 villages to decide to abandon FGM/C" (page 15).
Oct. 24, 2018, 6:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-3, SRACE-PRACTICE-1

After Afghanistan and Jordan's women's footbal teams had a match, Senior Adviser to Afghanistan's National cricket Board made a disrepectul blog stigmatizing player´s bodies and disencouraging in thei participation. This generated a vicious online campaign against and in favor to this comment nd to Afghanistan Women's Nationa Footbal Team.
Oct. 24, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Spousal physical abuse continues in all classes of the society. Even today, Pakistani women struggle to prove that there is such a thing as marital rape. Such issues have not found their way in mainstream debates on media despite the media being dubbed as free and vibrant" (para. 3).
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"On April 27, the Press Supervisory Council ordered the closure of the women’s magazine, Zanan-e Emrooz, for 'encouraging the antisocial and religiously unsanctioned phenomenon known as white marriage,' after it published an article on premarital cohabitation. The government allowed the magazine to reopen after the seven-month ban expired, and it resumed publishing in November. The government had previously closed the publication from 2006 until 2014" (para 74). "The law forbids government censorship but also prohibits dissemination of information the government considers 'damaging.' During the year the government censored publications--both reformist and conservative--that criticized official actions or contradicted official views or versions of events. 'Damaging' information included discussions of women’s rights...more
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Access to information is an important factor in order to promote use of contraception. We see that, during the months preceding the survey, 60% of women and 51% of men had not heard or seen any messages regarding family planning (Table 7.12). Among uneducated women and men, this proportion attains 69% and 70% respectively. Similarly, among women and men in the lowest economic quintile, these proportions are, respectively, 74% and 72%. On the other hand, 29% of women and 41% of men heard a radio message, and 29% of women and 33% of men had heard a television message. The television is essentially limited to urban regions, which explains why...more
Oct. 9, 2018, 7:39 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The June 24th, 2018 election manifestos of the majority of the parties aimed to address issues related to gender equality and particularly in economic and educational areas. The Justice and Development Party (AKP), Republican People’s Party (CHP), Good Party (İP), Islamist Felicity Party, People’s Democratic Party (HDP) raised notably the notion of women’s empowerment and the fight against violence against women" (para. 2) Nevertheless, it is common that is in order to instrumentalize women’s rights for their own political purposes.
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"When TV presenter Doaa Salah broached the thorny issue of single motherhood on her weekly “Dodi Show” on Al Nahar last July, she probably had no idea that she would end up fired and sentenced to three years in prison. Sporting a fake baby bump in the studio, she boldly asked female viewers if they had ever considered engaging in premarital sex. She also suggested that women marry for a short period to have a baby and lamented that sperm donation is prohibited in Egypt. She faced a fierce backlash for her 'immoral remarks.'" (para. 1 - 2). "Topics like sex and sperm donation are taboo in conservative Egypt, where...more
Oct. 3, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Abdel Rahim told Al-Monitor, 'We hope a woman can fill the position of president or prime minister for the first time in the elections that will be held in 2019,” while saying that the patriarchal view that still prevails is preventing her from becoming the first woman to head the Tunis municipality'" (para. 4).