The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
women in the world.

Latest items for SEGI-PRACTICE-1

April 16, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee recalls its previous concluding observations (CEDAW/C/BTN/CO/7, para. 15) and reiterates its concern that, notwithstanding the State party’s indication that it would consider drafting a law on temporary special measures, no such measures have been adopted to accelerate de facto equality between women and men in the areas covered by the Convention, in particular with regard to education and the participation of women in political and public life. The Comittee is also concerned that efforts to promote understanding of temporary special measures are hampered by gender stereotypes and prejudices that consider such measures to be incompatible with a merit-based system" (4). "It recalls its previous concluding observations (A/59/38 (Part...more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"A project on support for and social reintegration of women victims of violence in conflict situations in Côte d’Ivoire supported the production of an awareness-raising film on gender-based violence, targeting actors on the ground. The film, entitled Le défi de Fifi (Fifi’s challenge), premiered in Abidjan in 2014" (16). "Roughly ten press and media organizations represented by some 30 journalists established the network of gender and police journalists in November 2014" (5).
April 10, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Women faced significant cultural barriers in political parties representing conservative religious movements and the Arab minority, although the 2015 elections resulted in two female Arab MKs from the Joint List winning seats" (32). "Arab and Jewish women’s rights groups protested against perceived police inaction and societal indifference to or support for actions to combat domestic violence" (36). "In some ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods, private organizations posted 'modesty signs' demanding women obscure themselves from public view to avoid distracting devout men. The local municipality of Beit Shemesh failed to comply with court orders from 2015 and January 2016 to remove the signs, leading the Jerusalem District Court to rule on June 7 that...more
April 9, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Enhance efforts to raise awareness among women about their rights under the Convention and corresponding remedies, targeting in particular women belonging to disadvantaged groups, including indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), Afro-Canadian, migrant, asylum-seeking and refugee women and women with disabilities" (2).
April 9, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"In September, according to media and reporting from human rights groups, women were barred from attending a World Cup qualifying match in Tehran between Iran and Syria. Female Syrian fans were present, and a protest outside Azadi stadium ensued" (36).
April 4, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'In the world as a whole, women are an oppressed group', 51% of the total sample agreed and 40% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 47% of men and 56% of women agreed; 46% of men and 34% of women disagreed (14). Regarding the question 'Women and men are equal', 73% of the total sample agreed and 24% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 72% of men and 74% of women agreed; 25% of men and 24% of women disagreed (15).
April 4, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'In the world as a whole, women are an oppressed group', 51% of the total sample agreed and 44% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 49% of men and 53% of women agreed; 44% of men and 44% of women disagreed (14). Regarding the question 'Women and men are equal', 89% of the total sample agreed and 10% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 88% of men and 91% of women agreed; 11% of men and 9% of women disagreed (15).
April 4, 2019, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'In the world as a whole, women are an oppressed group', 42% of the total sample agreed and 54% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 36% of men and 49% of women agreed; 60% of men and 58% of women disagreed (10). Regarding the question 'Women and men are equal', 80% of the total sample agreed and 19% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 76% of men and 85% of women agreed; 23% of men and 14% of women disagreed (11).
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'In the world as a whole, women are an oppressed group', 45% of the total sample agreed and 48% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 40% of men and 52% of women agreed; 53% of men and 41% of women disagreed (10). Regarding the question 'Women and men are equal', 68% of the total sample agreed and 29% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 67% of men and 70% of women agreed; 30% of men and 27% of women disagreed (11).
April 4, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'In the world as a whole, women are an oppressed group', 52% of the total sample agreed and 45% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 45% of men and 61% of women agreed; 53% of men and 35% of women disagreed (10). Regarding the question 'Women and men are equal', 84% of the total sample agreed and 15% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 85% of men and 82% of women agreed; 14% of men and 17% of women disagreed (11).
April 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'In the world as a whole, women are an oppressed group', 61% of the total sample agreed and 28% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 60% of men and 61% of women agreed; 33% of men and 23% of women disagreed (10). Regarding the question 'Women and men are equal', 77% of the total sample agreed and 21% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 82% of men and 72% of women agreed; 17% of men and 25% of women disagreed (11).
April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'In the world as a whole, women are an oppressed group', 58% of the total sample agreed and 32% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 56% of men and 61% of women agreed; 36% of men and 29% of women disagreed (6). Regarding the question 'Women and men are equal', 71% of the total sample agreed and 24% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 71% of men and 70% of women agreed; 23% of men and 26% of women disagreed (7).
April 3, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'In the world as a whole, women are an oppressed group', 63% of the total sample agreed and 31% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 58% of men and 69% of women agreed; 36% of men and 25% of women disagreed (6). Regarding the question 'Women and men are equal', 68% of the total sample agreed and 30% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 76% of men and 60% of women agreed; 22% of men and 38% of women disagreed (7).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'In the world as a whole, women are an oppressed group', 67% of the total sample agreed and 26% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 63% of men and 70% of women agreed; 31% of men and 22% of women disagreed (6). Regarding the question 'Women and men are equal', 75% of the total sample agreed and 21% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 76% of men and 73% of women agreed; 20% of men and 23% of women disagreed (7).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'In the world as a whole, women are an oppressed group', 83% of the total sample agreed and 14% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 80% of men and 86% of women agreed; 18% of men and 11% of women disagreed (6). Regarding the question 'Women and men are equal', 71% of the total sample agreed and 27% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 81% of men and 61% of women agreed; 16% of men and 38% of women disagreed (7).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'In the world as a whole, women are an oppressed group', 63% of the total sample agreed and 31% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 58% of men and 69% of women agreed; 36% of men and 25% of women disagreed (6). Regarding the question 'Women and men are equal', 52% of the total sample agreed and 44% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 54% of men and 51% of women agreed; 42% of men and 46% of women disagreed (7).
March 31, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The university came under criticism from nationalist politicians in 2016 because of a gender studies course it had offered" (29). "While members of the medical profession assisted assault survivors and sometimes helped confirm an assault or rape, doctors were often reluctant to provide testimony in court" (46). "On February 7, President Putin signed legislation that made beatings by 'close relatives' an administrative rather than criminal offense for first-time offenders, provided the beating does not cause serious harm requiring hospital treatment. The law’s sponsor in the State Duma, Yelena Mizulina, noted she believes women 'don’t take offense when they see a man beat his wife' and that 'a man beating his...more
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Police continued to train officers on internal investigations, victims’ rights, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and trafficking in persons" (para 27). "On September 14, during a march against gender-based violence, male police officers arrested protester Beatrice Mateyo and charged her with 'insulting the modesty of a woman' for carrying a placard deemed offensive. Released on bail, she was awaiting trial at year’s end" (para 55). "Data on the prevalence of rape or spousal rape, prosecutions, and convictions were unavailable; however, press reporting of rape and defilement arrests and convictions were an almost daily occurrence" (para 82). "The Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability, and Social Welfare conducted public education campaigns to combat...more
March 29, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Public support increased in the fight against domestic violence. A 2013 survey found that more than 85 percent of respondents believed further antidomestic violence legislation was needed" (page 52).
March 28, 2019, 3:35 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'In the world as a whole, women are an oppressed group', 56% of the total sample agreed and 35% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 50% of men and 61% of women agreed; 42% of men and 27% of women disagreed (2). Regarding the question 'Women and men are equal', 73% of the total sample agreed and 23% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 76% of men and 70% of women agreed; 18% of men and 28% of women disagreed (3).
March 28, 2019, 3:34 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'In the world as a whole, women are an oppressed group', 67% of the total sample agreed and 29% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 62% of men and 71% of women agreed; 35% of men and 24% of women disagreed (2). Regarding the question 'Women and men are equal', 60% of the total sample agreed and 37% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 67% of men and 54% of women agreed; 31% of men and 43% of women disagreed (3).
March 28, 2019, 3:34 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'In the world as a whole, women are an oppressed group', 66% of the total sample agreed and 28% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 62% of men and 70% of women agreed; 32% of men and 24% of women disagreed (2). Regarding the question 'Women and men are equal', 69% of the total sample agreed and 29% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 76% of men and 82% of women agreed; 23% of men and 36% of women disagreed (3).
March 26, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Denmark's net responses to the Global Gender equality attitude by YouGov with an average score of 33. Higher scores show progressive attitudes to gender equality (para 6).
March 26, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Egypt's net responses to the Global Gender equality attitude by YouGov with an average score of 6. Higher scores show progressive attitudes to gender equality (para 6).
March 26, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

France's net responses to the Global Gender equality attitude by YouGov with an average score of 59, for men the score is 59 and for women is 59. Higher scores show progressive attitudes to gender equality (para 6).
March 26, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Jordan's net responses to the Global Gender equality attitude by YouGov with an average score of 38. Higher scores show progressive attitudes to gender equality (para 6).
March 26, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Hong Kong's net responses to the Global Gender equality attitude by YouGov with an average score of 42, for men the score is 31 and for women is 52. China's net responses to the Global Gender equality attitude by YouGov with an average score of 44, for men the score is 35 and for women is 55. Higher scores show progressive attitudes to gender equality (para 6). Higher scores show progressive attitudes to gender equality (para 6). "In Asian countries like China, Hong Kong and Singapore there is a 20-21 point difference between male and female attitudes" (para 7). "But there are notable exceptions – most obviously in the US....more
March 26, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Lebanon's net responses to the Global Gender equality attitude by YouGov with an average score of 38. Higher scores show progressive attitudes to gender equality (para 6). "Saudi Arabia has considerably more wealth than many countries with similarly conservative outlooks, while relative to their low levels of GDP per person, China, Thailand and Lebanon are highly progressive" (para 10).
March 26, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Finland's net responses to the Global Gender equality attitude by YouGov ranks in second place with an average score of 68, for men the score is 65 and for women is 72. Higher scores show progressive attitudes to gender equality (para 6).
March 26, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Iraq's net responses to the Global Gender equality attitude by YouGov with an average score of 14. Higher scores show progressive attitudes to gender equality (para 6).