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Aug. 15, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The Ministry for Human and Minority Rights continuously, through all its activities including trainings, campaigns, presentations and publications promote the principles of the CEDAW and Optional Protocol, which are uploaded on the official website of the Ministry. On the trainings CEDAW has priority in presentation. The Ministry regularly conducts campaigns such as '16 days of activism against violence over women', 'Rural women, active women', 'Find the time to be a dad' etc. During 2014 the Ministry organized the campaign 'I support, respect, protect and advocate a HUMAN'. The campaign was preceded by a study on public perceptions and attitudes on discrimination in 2013, which had shown that women are the...more
Aug. 13, 2018, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"'Borders should not deprive people of the right to nationality,' said the minister on Wednesday, adding that Morocco is currently working to put in place procedures that would allow women to easily transmit citizenship to their husbands" (Para 2). This quote was by the Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family, and Soical Development, Bassima Hakkaoui (EJ-Coder Comment).
Aug. 10, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia

"That discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society and in the family are deeply rooted in the State party and that women continue to bear a disproportionate share of family and household responsibilities; (b) That there have been vigorous campaigns by non-State actors, including religious and civic organizations, the media and politicians, advocating traditional family values, overemphasizing the roles of women as mothers and caretakers and criticizing gender equality as “gender ideology” (5).
Aug. 6, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro

“[There is] insufficient emphasis placed on dismantling traditional gender roles, both in training for teaching staff and in educational materials” (9)
Aug. 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago

"Until the September elections, the Ministry of Gender, Youth, and Child Development had primary responsibility for protecting women’s rights and advancement, and it sponsored income generation workshops for unemployed single mothers and nontraditional skills training for women. After the elections the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services assumed this responsibility" (14).
Aug. 3, 2018, 2:09 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"In June 2014 the government launched an anti-rape campaign that included a national action plan to combat the problem. The plan focuses on rape prevention services, researching the problem, and increasing coordination between government agencies and civic groups working on the problem. Women’s organizations contended that the government was not likely to implement the plan due to resource constraints" (32). "The government continued a public awareness campaign against domestic violence. Several women’s rights groups worked with law enforcement agencies and provided training and literature on domestic violence as well as shelters and counseling for women" (33). "On January 14, two women challenged the constitutionality of laws permitting child marriage before...more
Aug. 2, 2018, 10:03 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Sheikh Mutlaq's intervention has generated intense reaction online, with people expressing both support and opposition.'The abaya is a matter of tradition in one of our regions and has become applicable to all. It is not an issue of religion,' wrote Twitter user Mashari Ghamdi. 'Even if one hundred fatwas have been issued, I swear to God I will never leave my abaya. Over my dead body. Girls, do not listen to the fatwas…'wrote twitter user @Kooshe90" (para 7-9). "Sheikh Mutlaq's intervention follows earlier moves to modernise Saudi society, part of a social reform plan spearheaded by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has pledged to transform the country...more
July 26, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"A number of NGOs focused on the civic education of women and girls, publicizing and explaining legal protections for women" (18). "In collaboration with UNICEF and UNFPA, the government launched a national campaign in June to raise awareness about the dangers of early marriage" (19).
July 24, 2018, 10:01 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The 2001-15 National Plan of Action for the Prevention and Eradication of Violence against Women and Children enlisted the support of practitioners and community leaders in eradicating FGM/C. As part of the effort, the government continued a three-year program to eradicate FGM/C by 2016 in the Mara Region, one of the most affected areas. According to Deputy Minister for Community Development, Gender, and Children Ummy Mwalimu, the government implemented a strategy to end FGM/C in the Tarime area of Mara Region, through education on the harmful effects of the practice. The campaign targeted girls, traditional elders, parents, and FGM/C practitioners" (22).
July 23, 2018, 11:52 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"There were no government information programs designed to address domestic violence, and media attention to domestic abuse was limited. As part of the New Zealand government’s regional Pacific Prevention of Domestic Violence Program, Radio Vanuatu aired a bimonthly program in which police raised awareness and discussed issues related to domestic violence" (10). "Transparency Vanuatu and the South Pacific Commission, through a program of the Pacific Regional Rights Resource Team, worked to increase awareness of women’s legal rights" (12).
July 23, 2018, 11:04 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"According to local media, the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children dealt with 453 cases of domestic abuse at a shelter in Dubai during the first half of the year, an increase above 2014 attributed to increased awareness of domestic violence problems and avenues available for victims to seek help...The government, in coordination with social organizations, undertook efforts to increase awareness about domestic violence, conducting seminars, educational programs, symposiums, and conferences. The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children increased awareness about domestic violence by hosting workshops in schools and universities and by sponsoring radio advertisements about the services the organization offers to all those residing in or transiting the country"...more
July 21, 2018, 5:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"What is certain is that Afghan women who live publicly and participate in the political and social arenas of life do not feel safe. In interviews done over the last six months by phone and online, they say they do not see local officials as allies, but often as a hurdle or threat. They are not certain that they will not be beaten, raped, tortured or killed. Yet, they say they want to continue their struggle for a more progressive Afghanistan. They are painting murals, organizing protests, singing songs about gender-based violence, lobbying for more progressive policies, running businesses, joining the armed forces, teaching and learning every day. Many of...more
July 19, 2018, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Restrictions on freedom of speech also applied to the media. Discussions of specific social topics, such as the role of women in society and sex, sometimes were self-censored" (10).
July 19, 2018, 12:55 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Women and women’s organizations were vocal in local and national politics and actively sought greater female representation in government policymaking" (12). "Vigorous campaigning by NGOs and government entities was credited with bringing domestic violence into the public discourse and elevating government efforts to combat it. The NCAV also reported an increase in the number of police officers requesting information and a drop in complaints that police had refused to respond to domestic violence calls; The NCAV attributed these developments to growing government and public awareness of domestic violence problems" (16-17).
July 18, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Malawi

"The Ministry of Gender, Children, Social Welfare, and Disabilities conducted public education campaigns to combat domestic violence and rape" (15).
July 17, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Government agencies and NGOs continued to implement public outreach campaigns to combat violence against women nationwide" (15). "The government and local NGOs continued to promote a public awareness campaign under the motto “Marry? Only at 18 years of age!” to discourage early and forced marriage. The government and its partners collaborated on a National Strategy for the Prevention and Combating of Early Marriage (2015-2019)" (18).
July 17, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"In March, after a six-year old girl from Bara district died as a result of being raped, women’s rights activists called on the government to toughen penalties for sexual assault and better address insecurity faced by women and girls throughout the country" (26). "Shamans or family members publicly beat and otherwise physically abused alleged witches as part of exorcism ceremonies. Media and NGOs reported numerous cases of such violence, and civil society organizations raised public awareness of the problem" (28).
July 16, 2018, 4:02 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Despite the pervasiveness of such brutality under the dictatorships, and Tunisian women’s history of activism that stretches from early in the 20th century, many of these women’s experiences went largely undocumented, said Ibtihel Abdellatif, who wrote a master’s thesis on women’s activism in Tunisia. She set up the Tunisian Women’s Association to collect such women’s testimonies. “We could not find any institution that had enough knowledge of this,” Ms. Abdellatif said. “It is a taboo topic that no one worked on" (para 25-26). "The women also feared censure in the community. Many of the victims came from deeply religious Islamist families and so were particularly sensitive to the sexual nature...more
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Inmujeres has carried out a series of campaigns to communicate and impart an awareness of rights as well as theoretical and conceptual content. Particular mention should be made of the awareness campaigns for the eradication of gender and ethno-racial discrimination, 'Do We Know How We Speak?', for schools . . . An awareness campaign on rights and decent work was conducted, with an emphasis on young people, through MIDES, INJU and MTSS, called “Same Rights”; It enjoyed national coverage for 3 months and was focused on young people and employers. It sought to put the theme of decent work for young people on the agenda and influence public opinion employing...more
June 30, 2018, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Popular culture is driving change too. In parts of Dharavi the greatest hazard for a pedestrian is not the open sewer beneath your feet but the tangle of wires around your head. Many of these wires carry cable-television signals. They transmit soap operas and movies which often depict the struggle between love and tradition. Though these seem stuffy to the upper middle classes, they can be a revelation to the poor" (Para 10). `
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes . . . the establishment of a national secretariat on the elimination of female genital mutilation and the intensification of related education, training and awareness-raising programmes and campaigns. It also notes recent initiatives to engage with traditional leaders and their communities to denounce female genital mutilation and support children to undergo alternative rites of passage" (page 6).
June 26, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The BWA worked with UNESCO on a project entitled “Addressing the Gap of Gender-based Violence between the State and Vulnerable Women and Girls” to strengthen awareness of gender-based violence, sexual harassment, and the need to combat trafficking in persons. The BWA also continued to provide sensitization and training to public-sector workers to ensure that gender considerations were integrated into all plans, policies, programs, projects, and operations" (12).
June 26, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The Office of the Ombudsman for Equal Opportunity promoted the legal rights of women and men. This office and the Ministries of Social Affairs and Foreign Affairs, often in cooperation with NGOs, implemented programs to promote equal rights for men and women" (14).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"In 2013 the Social Services Committee Inquiry into the funding of specialist sexual violence social services commenced, hearing public submissions and extensive expert advice" (page 35). "The 'It’s not OK' campaign mobilizes communities to take a stand against family violence, and change attitudes and behaviour that tolerate it. A key component of the campaign is supporting community-led initiatives and working in partnership with sports organizations, local and non-governmental agencies, faith and ethnic communities, businesses and the family violence sector. There has been an increase in family violence reported to Police since the campaign launched in 2007 (61,947 investigations in 2006 to 101,991 in 2014). Police have attributed this to more...more
June 25, 2018, 8:57 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"On November 25, the organization Christian Peace Service initiated a governmentsupported campaign showcasing the different types of violence in a relationship, including physical, social, and economic oppression, that included approximately 50 participating organizations and 70 public awareness events across the country" (15).
June 25, 2018, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The government conducted rape and domestic violence awareness campaigns. In honor of Women’s Month, the government hosted numerous events focused on empowering women in business, government, health, sports, and the arts. The discussions generated controversy, however, because the government focused on men’s role in protecting women, while civil society advocated a more inclusive focus on gender-based violence. Many civil society organizations were also dissatisfied with the Ministry of Women’s general focus on women’s economic empowerment while neglecting the issue of gender-based violence. During the internationally observed 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, between November 25 and December 10, the government hosted a number of roundtable discussions" (32). "The government...more
June 25, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan

"The subject of violence against women is no longer a taboo subject, as it was before, which is, in the context of Turkmenistan, a significant achievement, given that gender-based violence, particularly domestic violence, was considered to be exclusively a subject belonging to private family life" (16).
June 10, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"But rights groups - who pushed for a irm age limit - have reacted angrily. Critics said they 'believe the new offense muddies the waters and is far less clear than setting a minimum age of consent,' The Local reports. They say it poses the risk of child rapists walking free or being found guilty of a lesser sentence, if it cannot be proven that the victim lacked the ability to consent" (Para 8-10).
June 10, 2018, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"A viral picture of a teenage couple trying to get married has sparked outrage in Indonesia and prompted the government to move towards a ban on child brides" (Para 1). "After the story of the young couple circulated, President Joko Widodo has agreed to sign a decree that would ban child marriage, a spokeswoman at the Women Empowerment and Child Protection Ministry told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. No other details were available immediately, but the spokeswoman said public dialogues on the matter would be held. The ministry has been pressing the government to raise the minimum age for marriage to 20 for girls, and 22 for boys" (Para 6-8). "'Child...more
June 10, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"During the Miss Peru pageant last year, a contestant, Alessandra Bonelli, said on television that her personal trainer had sedated and raped her in 2015" (Para 1). "'If it is still so hard to make authorities understand blatant violence or rape, can you imagine how much work there is to do before they can recognize other forms of aggression like harassment?' said Indira Huilca, a left-leaning member of Congress" (Para 6). "Social norms have yet to catch up with the legal standards, advocates say. Last year, a congresswoman, Maritza García, was forced to resign from her position leading a legislative committee on women and families after saying women 'sometimes give...more