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Latest items for SEGI-PRACTICE-3

April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"The law requires that advertising be produced domestically and prohibits any advertising deemed to be sexist, racist, or discriminatory in nature" (p. 12).
April 9, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"On February 23, according to a CHRI report, authorities arrested Kurdish civil rights activist Farzaneh Jalali without a warrant. They held her at an Intelligence Ministry detention center until she was released, without charge, on March 13" (10). "According to the CHRI, authorities sentenced Faezeh Hashemi to a six-month prison term in March for 'spreading falsehoods,' 'disturbing public opinion,' and 'propaganda against the state,' although a final ruling was said to be pending appeal. Hashemi, the daughter of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, is a women’s rights activist and former member of parliament" (14). "In May 2016 a revolutionary court in Tehran sentenced prominent human rights defender and journalist Narges...more
April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"The government strictly enforced these laws. In January a court in Vienna convicted a 78-year-old man who had called women wearing burkas “garbage bags” on his website to a five-month suspended prison sentence on charges of incitement" (p. 5).
March 31, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3, ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The university came under criticism from nationalist politicians in 2016 because of a gender studies course it had offered" (29).
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"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).
March 25, 2019, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"In July supporters of former representative Morais Waylee threatened to kill a reporter, Bettie Johnson-Mbayo, in response to her coverage of Waylee’s alleged rape and impregnation of a 13-year-old girl" (14).
March 11, 2019, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"The law criminalizes expression considered to be hate speech and prohibits threats or statements of contempt for a group or member of a group based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, religious belief, or sexual orientation. Penalties for hate speech range from fines to a maximum of four years in prison. In addition the country’s courts have held that it is illegal to wear xenophobic symbols or racist paraphernalia or to display signs and banners with inflammatory symbols at rallies" (p. 5).
March 6, 2019, 7:52 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"On August 20, Takhar prison guards and police allegedly used clubs to beat 15 female inmates during a protest where approximately 60 women protested their continued imprisonment, despite promises of amnesty made by the government. The Attorney General’s Office investigated the allegations and recommended criminal charges against three guards for the alleged beating" (5).
March 6, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Other antigovernment elements threatened, robbed, kidnapped, and attacked government workers, foreigners, medical and nongovernmental organization (NGO) workers, and other civilians" (pg. 1) Afghani antigovernment elements are opposed to many elements of gener equality (AMG-CODER COMMENT). "Women active in government and politics continued to face threats and violence and were the targets of attacks by the Taliban and other insurgent groups" (23).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"On September 30, an appeals court overturned the August 16 decision granting Tupac Amaru social activist Milagro Sala house arrest... Authorities initially charged Sala with sedition, then dropped that and brought new charges of assault, fraud, and embezzlement of public funds. On May 18, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention reaffirmed its October 2016 opinion that Sala’s continued detention was arbitrary. On July 28, the IACHR requested the government to find alternative measures for Sala’s imprisonment. On November 3, the IACHR asked the Inter-American Court to intervene in Sala’s case" (para. 7).
March 1, 2019, 7:32 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"The kingdom meanwhile has arrested women's rights activists as part of a wider crackdown on any perceived dissent in the OPEC-member nation" (para. 9).
Feb. 28, 2019, 7:52 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"During the 2011 revolution and other protests afterwards, the state allowed for and participated in sexual violence against female protesters, subjecting them to specifically sexualized assault as compared to men" (para. 38).
Feb. 28, 2019, 7:52 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"In an acceleration of the crackdown on civil society, and specifically the women’s movement, dozens of women and feminist human rights activists have been arrested" (para. 33).
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).