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Latest items for SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Sept. 15, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1

"However what women in prison need is more exposure. CCF is the only organization in the country that focuses on the intersection of criminal justice, higher education, and gender. We need more to be the voice of incarcerated women. We need more to discuss the needs, desires, and aspirations of incarcerated women, who have been ignored for too long.We need to have an honest conversation about the state of women in prison, and discuss how we can help. On August 9th at 2PM EST, CCF will be hosting a Twitter TownHall on #WomenInPrison. I hope you will join us for the crucial discussion on the issues facing women in prison ...more
Sept. 15, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"France's parliament started debating the [prostitution] bill in 2013, but the final vote was delayed due to sharp divisions between the lower parliamentary chamber and the Senate"(para 11)
Sept. 15, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Tuba Sangar is the current head of women’s cricket [which is possibly not currently functioning] — the person Mr. Anderson described as 'a girl in an office with a business card.' When contacted, she said she was not allowed to comment"(para 21)
Sept. 15, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"She [Linda Burney, the first indigenous woman in the Australian House of Representatives] also sought to inspire young indigenous people: 'If I can stand in this place, so can they – never let anyone tell you, you are limited by anything'"(para 7)
Sept. 14, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The Brazilian teenage girl who says she was brutally gang raped in a Rio de Janeiro slum is speaking out about the attack and the related graphic video that went viral.'If I have to wait for the justice system, they've already shown that nothing is going to happen,' she told CNN affiliate TV Record in the presence of her attorney. 'I am waiting for the justice of God. That might be late but it never fails.' In the interview, the 16-year-old's face is hidden as she recounts what she remembers from the attack and the mix of humiliation and support that she has received since the images surfaced online"(para 1-3)."The ...more
Sept. 14, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The New York-based Organization for the Resolution of Agunot, which works to help solve Jewish divorce disputes, has followed the case [of the woman in Israel who is still waiting for permission from her husband to divorce. The husband is living in the United States]...'Everything that we know about this indicates that it is the parents who are directly supporting, enabling, aiding and abetting the husband's recalcitrance,' Stern said. 'Let (the father) kick him out on the street and let him know that he can't live (in his homes) until he gives a gett[divorce]'"(para 26-27)
Sept. 14, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, founding director of the Rackman Center for the Advancement of the Status of Women at Israel's Bar-Ilan University said: 'It's really shameful that this is the only way to solve the terrible plight of this miserable woman [who is waiting for her husband's permission to divorce], by incarcerating or confiscating the passport of her father-in-law. There should definitely be an alternative way"(para 7)."Rabbinical judges are allowed to use sanctions against husbands who refuse to grant a 'gett,' the Jewish term for a divorce. The rabbinical court, a recognized legal body in Israel, has frozen bank accounts and canceled driver's licenses among other means to pressure husbands in Israel, ...more
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"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"(para 1-2)
Sept. 12, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Iranian authorities have intensified their repression of women’s rights activists in the country in the first half of this year, carrying out a series of harsh interrogations and increasingly likening any collective initiative relating to women’s rights to criminal activity, Amnesty International said today.The organization’s 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 1-2)."Amnesty International understands that the interrogations focused, ...more
Sept. 6, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Such provocative public awareness campaigns are part of a new push in Lebanon and across the Middle East to repeal longstanding laws that allow rapists to avoid criminal prosecution if they marry their victims" (p 2)
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“Mothers around the world have bared their chests in an event to promote and raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding. From the Philippines to Romania, breastfeeding mothers have taken to the streets armed their infants to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week which is held every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 120 countries” (para 1-2). “Dozens of Romanian mothers gathered at a museum in Bucharest to breastfeed their babies to promote the freedom of mothers to breastfeed in public. Mothers dressed in embroidered traditional peasant blouses sat, chatted and fed their children Saturday at the event at the picturesque Village Museum” (para 13-14).
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“Mothers around the world have bared their chests in an event to promote and raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding. From the Philippines to Romania, breastfeeding mothers have taken to the streets armed their infants to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week which is held every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 120 countries” (para 1-2). “In the Philippines 500 women attended the 'Hakab Na! 2016' event in Pasig City, east of Manila, on Saturday. The fourth annual event of 'Hakab', which means to cling tightly to the body, was organised by non-government organisation Breastfeeding Pinays. Mothers proudly breastfed their children while holding up signs such as 'breast ...more
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“In India - where women also took part [in World Breastfeeding Week] - a nationwide awareness programme has been launched, called 'Maa - Mother's Absolute Affection,' on breastfeeding with Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit as the brand ambassador” (para 18).
Aug. 31, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“The leader of its [Uttar Pradesh’s] governing political party, Mulayam Singh Yadav, caused a stir two years ago when he suggested that rapists should not be given the death penalty. ‘These are boys,’ he said, ‘they make mistakes’” (para 12). “The doctor also performed what is known as the ‘two-finger test,’ a once-routine practice in rape exams where two fingers are used to determine the pliability of the hymen. The exam has long been used by defense attorneys as evidence that a victim had an alleged prior sexual history, although courts have said that should have no bearing. This ‘blame the victim’ mentality long outraged human rights groups” (para 24). ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“There is little research on the experiences of women and girls living with disability in conflict. To fill this gap, Inclusive Friends, a disability rights organisation, and the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme studied the implications of violence for women and girls living with disability in Plateau state, where there has been sporadic violence along ethno-religious lines and between farmers and pastoralists for the past 15 years. Women with disabilities led and participated in the research" (para 2-3).
Aug. 31, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Huddled around solar-powered radios, generations of Miskito women in Nicaragua tune in almost daily to the first and only radio station dedicated to women's rights in their native language...The radio station reaches 115 Miskito villages and helps tackle social taboos and gender-based violence, says U.N. Women, which backs the project run by indigenous rights group Wangki Tangni." (1).
Aug. 31, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“Figures on child abuse are scarce, reflecting a lack of government and social engagement with the problem, several specialists said” (para 5).
Aug. 29, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Shaheeda Tavawalla-Kirtane, Sahiyo’s Canadian co-founder, who works in India to raise awareness about FGM, said she has been tweeting to Canadian ministers because Canada should be aware this 'crime' is happening on its soil" (para 23).
Aug. 29, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Shaheeda Tavawalla-Kirtane, Sahiyo’s Canadian co-founder, who works in India to raise awareness about FGM, said she has been tweeting to Canadian ministers because Canada should be aware this 'crime' is happening on its soil" (para 23). "In April 2016, a sermon leaked to the media shows the current Sayedna talking about khatna and, according to the federal documents, reportedly saying: 'The act has to happen. If it is a man (male circumcision), then it is right, it can be openly done, but if it is a woman then it must be done discreetly, but then the act has to be done'...The Sayedna released a further statement saying that 'male and ...more
Aug. 28, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Last month, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Australian government launched a $2.3 million initiative to increase women’s economic participation in the Solomon Islands. The plan was announced at the eighth Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum in Brisbane on July 22, at which Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific Concetta Fierravanti-Wells stated, 'The evidence is clear, investing in women is a good thing to do, both morally and economically'"(para 1)."Australia’s new partnership with the IFC represents Australia’s ongoing interests in promoting gender equality in the Solomon Islands and around the world. 'The empowerment of women and girls is a key priority for Australia’s foreign, trade, and aid ...more
Aug. 28, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Last month, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Australian government launched a $2.3 million initiative to increase women’s economic participation in the Solomon Islands. The plan was announced at the eighth Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum in Brisbane on July 22, at which Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific Concetta Fierravanti-Wells stated, 'The evidence is clear, investing in women is a good thing to do, both morally and economically'"(para 1)."According to the IFC’s Operations Officer for Gender, Sarah Twigg, 'only 9 percent of women hold a formal wage paying job in the Solomon Islands. There is significant evidence that closing the gender gap in employment could increase ...more
Aug. 25, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“German officials are discussing whether to nix the exception for under-age marriage and refuse to recognize minors' foreign marriages” (para 4).
Aug. 23, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“The women's movement is as old as Pakistan but it is not something that is really talked about or written about, said Bano [of Girls at Dhabas, a feminist group]” (para 7). “Though there is a small but vocal liberal movement in Pakistan, most noticeable in sections of the media, women who push feminist ideals often face a barrage of abuse and are portrayed as being infected with Western or un-Islamic ideals” (para 12).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Despite the increase in the unionization of women, the theme of gender has yet to penetrate the labor movement. (LODLPW: P4)
Aug. 21, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“The struggle for equal access to places of worship in India has triggered a wider debate on women’s rights in the country, with the hashtag #RightToPray trending on Twitter” (para 4).
Aug. 16, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-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 the ruling 'doesn’t exhaust the debate that has opened up in our society on the question of the burkini.'Mr. Valls, who last week likened the burkini to a form of 'enslavement,' said in his comments on Friday that 'condemning the ...more
Aug. 16, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"A recent report from the WHO’s regional office for the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization — known as PAHO — acknowledged that fact. Of nearly 5,300 pregnant Colombian women suspected or confirmed to have been infected with Zika and whose pregnancies had concluded by the last week in April, 316 did not give birth. The report noted 68 percent of those pregnancies ended in abortions, while most of the rest ended in stillbirth"(para 9)
Aug. 15, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"[Joan] Siyuama is among many Maasai girls who are bucking a tradition that has disfigured millions of their ancestors. For the Maasai community, traditional culture permeates every aspect of daily life. Until recently, that culture dictated that elders must remove a girl’s labia and much of her clitoris before she could marry. But with the help of a generation of activists campaigning against female genital mutilation and early forced marriages, traditional African communities like this one have accepted an alternative ceremony. As a result, fewer girls are being married off as teenagers, and more are going to school"(para 3)."'In the Maasai community, we have no female doctors, teachers, journalists or ...more
Aug. 14, 2017, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Over the past six years Rigoni has helped nearly 100 migrants, mostly Honduran women and girls, who have been trafficked into sex work. But, frustrated by government officials, he is closing the programme in March.'It's a lost battle. If there's cooperation with the state we can do it but without it we can't,' Rigoni said.'As far as the government is concerned, trafficking doesn't exist. They don't follow up on the issue'"(para 17-19). This statement was made by Flor Maria Riogini (ENB-Coder Comment)."Local campaigners say corruption, including police accepting bribes, fuels human trafficking and keeps conviction rates low"(para 24)
Aug. 14, 2017, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"In 2008, Afghani was invited to a conference in Malaysia organized by the Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE), a network for Muslim women. There she learned about a Filipina woman who was writing Friday sermons for imams about women’s rights"(para 14)