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Feb. 15, 2019, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"IKWRO is a registered London-based, national charity (1104550) founded in 2002, run by and representing women and girls from Middle Eastern, North African and Afghan communities at risk of “honour” based violence, forced marriage, child marriage, FGM, spouse abandonment and domestic violence." (para. 1)
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"For their part, officials of the Chihuahua Court of Justice such as judges and magistrates have been given training to improve a and dissemination of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women through the following courses: a) Human Rights and the Interpretation of International Human Rights Law in the Local Setting, organized from 12 to 16 March 2007 by the Office of the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights; b) The Administration of Justice with a Gender Focus, organized in September 2008 by the National Women's Institute; c)Courses organized by the Centre for Women’s Human Rights" (75). "Since the establishment of the Coordination and Liaison...more
Feb. 6, 2019, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Advocacy and awareness programs by the Office of the First Lady, CGPU, ministries, and Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) changed public perceptions of violence against women and children by arguing that violence was unacceptable. The activities of local and regional organizations, other NGOs, and broadcast and print media campaigns bolstered these efforts. For example, WLSA held training workshops to raise awareness of gender-based violence from November 2014-January 2015. Campaigns and radio programs educating women about their rights took place throughout the year. The government had one shelter in Maseru for abused women. The shelter offered psychosocial services, but only provided help to women referred to it. The majority...more
Feb. 6, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Rouhafza, who is in charge of planning and policy for the council, declined to provide evidence of her claims about Iran’s young women, saying the statistics are available, but it would be irresponsible to make them public" (para. 8).
Feb. 6, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The annual government-sponsored media campaign to combat violence against women took place in December. According to NGOs, the campaign helped to coordinate the efforts of groups combating violence against women and give them a greater voice" (Pg 26).
Feb. 6, 2019, 2:48 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1, INFIB-LAW-1, INFIB-DATA-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The law does not specifically prohibit FGM/C, although the government maintained that a 2011 law protecting children against all forms of violence also proscribes FGM/C. FGM/C is often performed during initiation into women’s secret Sande societies. Given the sensitivity of the topic, FGM/C surveys typically eliminate direct reference to FGM/C and instead ask respondents about initiation into a women’s secret society, making it difficult to ascertain actual prevalence rates. According to a 2013 demographic health survey, 49.8 percent of girls and women ages 15-49 had undergone the procedure. FGM/C was common and traditionally performed on young girls of northern, western, and central ethnic groups, particularly in rural areas and in...more
Feb. 4, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Progress in protecting women and children against domestic violence improved during the year, compared with previous years, due to increased attention to the issue through training and media campaigns. The Ministry of Internal Affairs continued capacity building in this field including training sessions for police officers handling domestic violence cases. According to various NGOs and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the issuance of protective orders and the effectiveness of their implementation depended on the attitude of authorities. Reports that police officers were not diligent in ensuring either proper protection of victims or proper execution of measures prescribed by protective orders continued. NGOs maintained that authorities relied excessively on NGOs to...more
Feb. 1, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Cortez walked free on Monday afternoon to elated chants of 'sí se pudo' or 'yes she could' by 200 or so joyous supporters outside the courtroom. In what’s been hailed a precedent setting ruling, the judge concluded that the court could not expect Imelda to have acted differently given the emotional and psychological damage inflicted by the sexual violence she suffered since childhood" (para 7-8).
Jan. 31, 2019, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"NZ's Justice minister has told the world New Zealand's justice system is broken and says the country is failing women. Andrew Little made the comments at the United Nationals Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday night (New Zealand time)" (para 1-2). Collins spoke to the UPR about programmes targeted at reducing family violence and the legalisation of same-sex marriage" (para 6). Judith Collins was the Justice Minister for New Zealand in 2014. The UPR is the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Recalling its general recommendation No. 25 (2004) on temporary special measures, the Committee recommends that the State party take specific measures, including temporary special measures in accordance with article 4 (1) of the Convention, to accelerate substantive equality between women and men, in particular women from indigenous communities, women from communities of African descent, women from rural areas and women with disabilities, including in political life and in the areas of health, education, vocational training and employmen" (5-6).
Jan. 21, 2019, 9:18 a.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The most interesting thing was the public/media attention the new law received – which stimulated awareness and probably also lowered barriers to report an offence" (Para 5). This is in reference to the 2016 change to laws regarding rape and sexual assault (EJ - Coder Comment).
Jan. 17, 2019, 3:09 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"This Lima-based regional network that is active in 15 countries is carrying out the campaign 'Child Pregnancy is Torture', which has contributed to raising awareness about this silenced issue in the international community" (para. 11).
Jan. 17, 2019, 9:50 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The African National Congress (ANC) congratulates all the women of South Africa on the occasion of National Women’s Day. This day is a time for both reflection on and celebration of the gains made by women in our young democracy" (Para 1).
Jan. 10, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The underlying problem is the fundamental devaluation of women and girls," says Jessica Neuwirth, director of Donor Direct Action, a global women's rights organization that supported Sangita Magar's legal team" (para 13).
Jan. 10, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"There have been demonstrations protesting attacks against women in Turkey, but not on behalf of Mutlu Kaya. Last month, there were nationwide protests for a young woman studying at a school far from home, allegedly murdered by a minibus driver during an attempted rape" (para 5)."The Ozgecan case was more effective for raising awareness, because many families have children studying away from home," says Akkoc. 'That got a lot of attention. I didn't hear many people talking about the Kaya case. People felt bad about it, of course, but it didn't resonate'" (para 7). "It's not quite true that nobody here is talking about the critically wounded singer, who doctors...more
Jan. 10, 2019, 6:21 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Her comments also came as German social media buzzed following the arrests of two asylum seekers in five days in connection with three sexual assaults, including the brutal rape and murder of a 19-year old medical student in the picturesque southern city of Freiburg. Right-wing politicians are openly blaming Merkel’s policy for what they decry as a migrant-fueled crime wave" (para 5). "Some are calling for a law making it a regulatory offense for women to cover their faces in courtrooms, administrative buildings and schools, as well as while driving or attending demonstrations. 'The full veil is not appropriate here,' Merkel said. “It should be banned wherever it’s legally possible"...more
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"However, we also found evidence of some contestations of the gendered hierarchy in the secular spaces of the university, among hall chairs and female activists. Here, there were remarks that indicate that women can negotiate their relationships with their male friends and academic colleagues. There were also calls for reviews of the university curriculum to include entrepreneurial courses that could make women more employable and thus less dependent on male partners" (para 23).
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has withdrawn a bill that pardons men convicted of sex with underage girls if they have married them. The bill, part of a package of amendments to the legal system, was sent back for further work just hours before a final vote in parliament. It had sparked protests across Turkish society and was condemned abroad. Critics said it would legitimise statutory rape and encourage the practice of taking child brides" (para 1-4). "However, critics said that in patriarchal Turkey, a young girl would feel unable to give consent and so the bill would have legitimised rape and encouraged child brides. When conservative, usually pro-government, women...more
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Throughout Brazil, it’s not uncommon to come across posters, billboards and advertisements on buses and in subways showing women and men holding cellphones and this message: 'Violência contra as mulheres? Eu logo 180: Violence against women? I’ll call 180.' These notices have been up since the country hosted the 2014 World Cup to catch attention and spread the word on violence against women. They are still there as the 2016 Olympic games begin. As the city here gets ready to host the best sporting talent in the world, this determined, visible government campaign to publicize gender violence offers promise in achieving greater sensitivity and perhaps even positive change in this...more
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"After graduation, both girls plan to continue their studies. Fati hopes to enroll at the National School of Administration and Magistracy, and Aichatou dreams of becoming a journalist. Fati has also begun to campaign nationally, and internationally, to end child marriage, and has spoken at conferences in Zambia and Paris" (para 19).
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Vice President for Women’s and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar spoke with the Etemad daily July 7 regarding the possibility that the bill will not advance due to opposition from Islamic jurists. 'One of the issues that we talked about during the session we had with the supreme leader was the issue of domestic violence, the importance of paying attention to it, and the importance of drafting law that would prevent domestic violence from taking place,' she said. 'The supreme leader also emphasized the importance of this issue'" (Para 14). "Last year, on Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a group of activists in Iran...more
Jan. 8, 2019, 7:55 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"As the protests in Iran dominated international news in early January, an editor of Grazia asked Farian Sabahi, a historian who specializes in Iran and the Middle East, to comment on the protests ravaging her country. Sabahi penned a piece that focused on the role of women in the demonstrations, underlining that they wanted the same thing as male demonstrators — more jobs and more political rights. She said that even though the women’s question remains an important one in Iran, the uprising was not directly triggered by the compulsory veil, or hijab. She also referred to the 'white veil' photo in the media that showed an unnamed woman stood...more
Jan. 8, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Miscarriages of justice have become shockingly commonplace, in a pious, macho culture which endorses the aggressive persecution of women deemed guilty of rejecting their principal roles as mothers" (para 4). "Instead of sentencing children to this unbearable suffering, authorities should focus on reviewing legislation that serves no purpose but to treat women as little more than human vessels" (para 8).
Jan. 8, 2019, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Activists have cautiously welcomed the law, describing it as a step in the right direction.’ The forced isolation and forced stigmatization of women [to believe] they are impure and have to go away from their homes has created not only psychological fear for women but also for their children,” says Mohna Ansari, a member of the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal who was part of the campaign to ban the practice" (para 9-10). "While women’s rights activists have applauded the criminalization of chhaupadi, many are concerned that a law alone is not enough to end the practice. Radha Paudel, Action Works Nepal’s founder and a menstrual rights activist, said...more
Jan. 7, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"A Facebook page called 'My Stealthy Freedom,' started in 2014 by New York-based Iranian activist Masih Alinejad, features photos and videos of women defying Iran's headscarf law. Facebook and Twitter are banned in the Islamic Republic, but many Iranians access the social media sites through private online networks that mask users' locations, ducking the censors. Other popular platforms like Instagram have also been blocked temporarily from time to time — 'to keep the peace,' according to authorities" (para 13-14).
Jan. 7, 2019, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Mr. Trudeau said during a televised ceremony at the mounted police’s training academy in Regina, Saskatchewan, that there was a lot of work to do “to restore the R.C.M.P. to the full position of trust that it really should have in the eyes of Canadians. The R.C.M.P. needs to become better and stronger, he said, adding that Ms. Lucki would 'play a vital role in advancing reconciliation with indigenous peoples, promoting gender equality' and addressing workplace harassment" (para 5-6). "'The National Police Federation, a union group that represents more than half of the force’s members and that has been pushing for reform of its leadership, welcomed the appointment. We hope...more
Jan. 7, 2019, 4:38 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Barr is based in Islamabad, Pakistan, but lived in the Afghan capital Kabul for six years while working for the UN and Human Rights Watch. Two years ago she travelled across Afghanistan, asking hundreds of girls and their parents why their children were not in school" (para 5-6). "She said: 'The security situation is dire and getting worse - and when we talked to people and said tell us what are the problems’ for girls’ education, security is what people talk about first usually. But one of the things I really wanted to explain is that we can’t let that be the end of the discussion. Sometimes that’s being used...more
Jan. 7, 2019, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The study also said that while the vast majority of male homicide victims are killed with firearms, many femicides continue to be by 'the most cruel means” such as stabbing, beating and strangling, which it said reflects misogyny.' This means there has not been success in changing the cultural patterns that devalue women and consider them disposable, allowing for a social permissiveness in the face of violence and its ultimate expression, femicide,' the report said. It recommended all levels of government tackle the problem by strengthening public policies to prevent violence and to achieve greater empowerment and economic autonomy for women, as well as eliminating the risks they face in...more
Jan. 7, 2019, 12:15 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Women’s-rights groups have been campaigning for a decade for a domestic-violence law in Armenia" (para 1). "The EU is making an 11-million-euro grant that it calls the Human Rights Budget Support Program contingent on Armenia adopting a domestic-violence law. The financing covers the years 2016 to 2018. The European incentive comes on top of the United Nations prodding Armenia a year ago about its lack of a domestic-abuse law. The criticism came in the UN’s Second Universal Periodic Review of Armenia." (para 5-6). "The domestic-abuse legislation that women’s-rights groups have been pushing would almost certainly prevent some battered-women deaths and maimings" (para 19).
Jan. 5, 2019, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"In advance of International Women’s Day and the Prime Minister’s announcement of the Cabinet’s proposal for the repeal of Article 308, Equality Now’s partner, Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC) organized a seminar with civil society organizations calling on the Government of Palestine to respect and enforce Article 9 of the Basic law 2003 that guarantees full equality between men and women in all spheres of life. This would include repealing Article 308 of the Penal Code" (para 29).