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Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Israeli security forces continue to use disproportionate force in response to acts of violence and protest demonstrations and in law enforcement operations in the context of counter-terrorism measures, with a disproportionate impact on women and girls" (pg. 5). "The Committee is concerned that, following the adoption of the so-called boycott and Nakbah laws in 2011, human rights defenders, including Israeli and Palestinian women, have been subjected to severe restrictions on their activities, including through limitations on their financing" (pg. 11).
Jan. 7, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Atefeh Ahmadi, a 29-year-old freelance translator from Tehran, says she was intrigued when she started seeing the resurgence of images and videos of women standing on electrical boxes in public squares and removing their headscarves. 'I saw the videos and I thought to myself, this could do some good if it's an ongoing thing,' she tells NPR. So one day, she tried it herself, and the video and photographs of her went viral on social media. Then on March 8 — International Women's Day — she tried a new kind of protest. 'Me and two of my friends went to the subway,' she says. 'We sat in the women-only car...more
Jan. 7, 2019, 4:38 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Barr also said that Afghanistan’s security situation is often used as an excuse for the government’s failure in girls’ education, 'I think the security concerns are absolutely true. I think that a lot of girls and boys - but girls in particular - are facing barriers to education because of the conflict, because they are internally displaced, because their parents have genuine and legitimate fears about dangers they might face at school and on their way to school. Not only because there’s a war going on but because a war is going on in which insurgent groups are sometimes targeting girls’ education, female students and female teachers" (para 19-21). "But...more
Jan. 3, 2019, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Towards the end of last year, a Saudi man was jailed for a year after calling for an end to the [male guardianship] system" (para 12).
Dec. 14, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Realising that she couldn't change the traditionally set mentality of parents, Kachindamoto instead changed the law...The difficulties she faced included death threats. But Kachindamoto simply shrugged them off and reiterated the law" (para 32, 37).
Dec. 14, 2018, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Nearly every Libyan woman wears some sort of Islamic head covering. Ms. Bugaighis was one of the few who did not. Raised in Britain as the daughter of a dissident in exile, she believed the uprising of 2011 could usher in not only a new democracy but also expanded individual freedoms, including for women. Ms. Bugaighis opposed the militias who aligned with political Islam, and also the ambitious general who declared a coup and went to war against them. By the spring of 2014, she and her family had left Benghazi after an assassination attempt nearly killed her son. But she risked returning home to cast her ballot in elections...more
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"On June 1, President Erdogan told a gathering in the eastern province of Igdir that he would not accept criticism from women. Addressing a crowd of women who had turned their backs to him, he made a sexual slur, adding, 'If you have a modicum of politeness, honor, and ability, then the place for politics is parliament'" (page 58).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD), victims, and witnesses are not protected from threats and harassment before, during, or after legal proceedings. Instead, WHRDs are harassed by police for their work defending women’s rights and perpetrators frequently threaten witnesses to prevent them from testifying. Security forces surveil WHRDs when they undertake awareness-raising activities and also harass WHRDs when they are working with victims of sexual violence. Those who protest military abuses or try to bring cases against the military are even criminally penalized for seeking justice" (page 28).
Nov. 15, 2018, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"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.' Baloch now faces the rare charge of committing a crime against the state. 'The provision was inserted into the penal code in 2004 and it was specifically with regards to murder committed in the name of honor,' Sahar Bandial, an attorney...more
Oct. 31, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"When she called for an end to the Miss Italia beauty pageant, or said she was tired of advertising that showed women as sex objects or housewives, Boldrini said even the mainstream press and women voters wrote to her to say she should stop attacking 'our culture.' 'I was attacked by the media — even the mainstream — because that was ‘our culture, linked to our tradition, she’s a [subversive], these are our roots.’” Boldrini said. “Women writing, ‘I’m very happy to serve my husband.’ Give me a break! I had to make a video saying I didn’t want to offend anybody ... but why don’t we portray them in...more
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. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"During the year the government arrested students, journalists, lawyers, political activists, women’s activists, artists, and members of religious minorities; charged many with crimes such as 'propaganda against the system' and 'insulting the supreme leader;' and treated such cases as national security trials" (para 57)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"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
Sept. 13, 2018, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"A few years ago during a Hindu festival, he (Dharma Raj Kadayat) stood up in front of the whole village and made a speech about how any woman who does not want to go into a shed when she was menstruating was welcome to stay in his house. 'Are you drunk?' a man yelled out from the crowd. He said that activists had persuaded many families in his village to destroy their huts. But a few months later, people got scared and rebuilt them all" (para. 33 - 35).
Aug. 20, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned: . . . That there have been alleged cases of extrajudicial killings of, and gender-based violence against, women human rights defenders from indigenous communities" (page 13).
July 21, 2018, 5:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"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 (para 3)."The attempts at character assassination not only create physical dangers for women but also endangers their social status, Khorsand said. In a society where rumors spread by men...more
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned about the increasingly restrictive and oppressive measures taken over the years, such as imprisonment, against representatives of civil society organizations, women’s organizations, women human rights defenders, journalists and other activists, including those in the Kurdish community. The Committee recommends that the State party provide an enabling and conducive environment for the establishment and active involvement of women’s and human rights organizations in promoting the implementation of the Convention and all other international human rights instruments in the State party" (page 3).
April 29, 2018, 7:23 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission reported a seven percent rise in violent assaults against women — from 1,394 to 2,579 — in the last two years in Afghanistan. But these statistics can mean that women are more empowered to report violence, not necessarily that the number of incidents are growing, said Horia Mosadiq, Afghanistan’s researcher for Amnesty International. 'We know for sure that there’s more fear,' Mosadiq said. 'But some of the systemic use of violence and attacks against women’s rights activists and women in public offices by Taliban have always been our concern.' The Taliban have claimed responsibility for numerous assassinations of women across Afghanistan in their fight...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is concerned about reports that women human rights defenders, in particular those working on sexual and reproductive health and rights, face harassment, attacks, threats and intimidation. The Committee recommends that the State party create an enabling environment for the participation in public life of women human rights defenders, including those working on sexual and reproductive health and rights, in accordance with international standards, and protect them from harassment, intimidation and violence" (page 7).
March 19, 2018, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"The different manifestations of violence, such as threats and sexual violence, to which women human rights defenders and leaders are subjected in the context of the armed conflict; and the lack of adequate protection measures for them" (Pg 9).
March 16, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Women’s Day has had a tumultuous recent past in Turkey, facing bans for security reasons and attacks by mobs of angry men. This year, governors in a handful of provinces prohibited gatherings, citing an emergency rule ban imposed in the wake of the 2016 military coup attempt. On Sunday, police in the capital, Ankara, detained 15 people and used tear gas to break up a march by women getting a head start on Women's Day" (para 5-6).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"[The Committee] remains concerned, however, about...The fact that women human rights defenders and their relatives have allegedly been subjected to various forms of harassment, violence and intimidation" (5).
Jan. 19, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"In 2015 five leading feminists were detained after plotting to distribute stickers about sexual harassment on public transport" (para 16).
Jan. 18, 2018, 5:27 a.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"These attempts to mobilise support in favour of restricting abortion yet further are, however, being fiercely resisted. There have been mass protests across Poland and even a show of support in London, with more action planned (para 15).
Jan. 12, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Female students who have spoken out about sexual assault and harassment on Australian university campuses have returned to their dorm rooms to find them flooded with water. Others came home to defaced dorm doors or mattresses that had been urinated on. When Emily Jones, a third-year student, asked a group of men to stop encircling women during a barroom tradition — in which men drop their pants and sing when the Australian song 'Eagle Rock' is played — she was ostracized by friends and condemned by the news media for joining the 'fun police'" (para 1-3). "'It is standard, in fact, that when a student exposes sexism or misogyny in...more
Jan. 12, 2018, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"But although the Taliban were technically no longer in control of Afghanistan—after the fall of Kabul their forces fled south and continued an insurgency against coalition forces—that didn’t mean attitudes in the country had magically changed overnight. Even now it’s not easy for women in Afghanistan to compete at any level of football. And in those early days, it was “difficult and risky,” as Khalida put it via email. 'Society was very closed and they were not ready to accept changes and see women’s development, so it was more challenging for us to play as the first women’s football players team,' she said (para 12-13). "All of this attention came...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"A muslim woman, one of the victims and several human rights defenders, who all for fear of state reprisals asked not to be named, complained to forum 18 in July about such harassment" (para 6). "[there is a punishment of] six months' imprisonment for filming hijab harassment" (para 11). "Okil sharipov was arrested in Isfara in sigd Region in late February 2016 for filming police harassment of women for wearing the hijab. Judge Rustam Yunuszoda of Isfara Ctiy Court handed Sharipov a one-year prison sentence on 26 May 2016, his lawyer Faizinisso Vokhidova told Forum 18 on 1 August 2017. The authorities amnestied Sharipov and released him from prison in...more
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"She’s had no contact with her father since she ran away, and fears that if the shelter closes she would have to live on the streets. 'There are men who mistreat and abuse girls and women who have no place to live,' she said, asking that her name not be used for fear of retribution from her family" (para 5).
Sept. 14, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"In the interview, the 16-year-old's face is hidden as she recounts what she remembers from the attack [she was the victim of a gang rape in a Rio de Janeiro slum] and the mix of humiliation and support that she has received since the images surfaced online"(para 3)."In Brasilia, police used pepper spray on protesters who tried to march on the Supreme Court with bouquets of flowers and signs denouncing what they called a 'culture of rape' in Brazil"(para 6)
Aug. 31, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

“The mother still can’t speak without crying about the days and nights following the attack on her daughter, how the family was threatened and urged to drop the case by Shukla’s supporters, how her daughter was taken from her and put into protective custody, locked in a facility for runaway girls for nearly 18 months, permitted to see her parents just a few times a month” (para 28).