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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).
Aug. 23, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

“Though there is a small but vocal liberal movement in Pakistan, most noticeable in sections of the media, women who push feminist ideals often face a barrage of abuse and are portrayed as being infected with Western or un-Islamic ideals” (para 12).
Aug. 21, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

“The Indian Young Lawyers’ Association, which launched the petition against the temple [because it banned women from entering], said … it had received death threats over the petition” (para 6).
June 12, 2017, 2:39 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Saida Idrissi, the president of the Rabat bureau of the Moroccan Association for Women’s Rights, helped the women to organize, training them in constitutional law and guiding them in negotiations with the Interior Ministry...Saida Soukat said she had faced threats and intimidation for her role in the movement. In February, she was badly beaten by a man as she was walking alone on a road. But her greatest worry, she said, is that she and her family will be forced off the land and out of their home" (p 13, 31)
April 24, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Jewish women sing songs of worship as they march arm in arm with male supporters through an ultra-Orthodox area of Jerusalem's Old City. They're from a group called Women of the Wall, which lobbies for women to be allowed to pray, sing and read the Bible aloud at the Western Wall, the most important site for Jewish prayer. They hold these marches about once a month, and they often get heckled. Today is no different. Ultra-Orthodox men sneer and beseech the women to go silent. Young boys from a nearby Jewish seminary, or yeshiva, taunt the women and blow high-pitched whistles to try to drown out the female voices. Some ...more
Feb. 23, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"More recently Qandeel Baloch, who came from a village in Pakistan's Punjab region, used social media to gain celebrity by posting provocative selfies online. Known as the Kim Kardashian of Pakistan, she challenged Pakistani social norms by embracing the sexualised culture of the internet - until she was strangled by her brother in July this year for bringing shame on the family" (para 30).
Feb. 8, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Authorities continued to ignore applications for legal recognition from new groups, including several new religious groups as well as women’s rights and gay rights organizations, thereby subjecting members to potential charges of illegal association" (23).
Feb. 7, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"The problem of sexual abuse in schools is further exacerbated by teachers refusing to take responsibility for their own actions and are instead blaming the students. Their excuse for their inappropriate behavior is the way the students are dressed. Araujo reported that recently the Ministry of Education changed the uniform so that girls had to wear long skirts. The Mozambican Young Feminist Movement, Movfemmme and others responded with protests in response to the new rule which resulted in some of her colleagues being put in jail. ‘We said that they should be focusing on the real problem which is the teachers who are not protecting the girls rights, not what ...more
Feb. 2, 2017, 6:09 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Arzu Demir, who has written two books about the Kurdish female guerrillas, says that the female role in Kurdish military units was a major factor in their growing assertion of equal rights generally. 'Their strength comes from being organized, and because they are armed,' she said. 'There are always men thinking that women are slaves, but when women are an armed force, men are scared of them.' Both of her books have been banned in Turkey, and Ms. Demir is facing criminal prosecution for them. They have also been popular, going into multiple printings and making best-seller lists even in western Turkey among ethnic Turks" (para 25-27).more
Feb. 2, 2017, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Unfortunately, for many Pakistanis, bringing awareness to foment change is still considered a cardinal sin" (para 3). "Certain Pakistanis [stated] #WeDisownSharmeen on social media after her Oscar win and [called] on others to do the same" (para 1-8). Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy made a documentary exposing the problem of honor killings in Pakistan (TP - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"However, these peaceful protests were faced by various forms of violence, most obviously the exposure to sexual violence to the extent of detention and arbitrary murder by police forces. And with different political managements of transitional periods, starting from the period of Mubarak's rule followed by the military council then the Muslim Brotherhood until the current government, and according to the documentation of feminist groups and organizations, there were more than 250 cases of sexual assault during the broad popular protests, which signifies a systematic violation against women during their political participation of their right to peaceful demonstration" (1-2). "Every transitional period included a number of legislations that work on ...more
Jan. 3, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-3

“In the state of Minas Gerais, police were investigating the killing of journalist Evany Jose Metzker, who was found tortured and decapitated in a rural area in the southeastern region of the state in May. The Union of Journalists in Minas Gerais reported he had been investigating child prostitution in the Jequitinhonha Valley region, one of the country’s poorest areas” (8).
Jan. 3, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-3

“The law criminalizes speech that promotes hatred; or defames races, ethnic or language groups, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation” (4).
Nov. 26, 2016, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"In recent months, a women's rights activist walked around Kabul in a body suit with large breasts and buttocks. In another demonstration, a group of men assembled in public wearing all-covering blue burqas worn by most women in Afghanistan. 'We ask the government to tell them (civil rights groups) to stop. Otherwise, we know how to stop them,' Ulema Council member Enayatullah Baligh, an adviser to the president and university lecturer, told Reuters at his office. 'I have 7,000 supporters who will obey any orders I give them. I can turn Kabul city upside down.' " (Para 6-8).
Nov. 18, 2016, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Baloch [an honor killing victim] had long divided opinion in the deeply conservative Muslim society with her social media photos and posts. She was unapologetic about pushing the boundaries of acceptability for women and changing 'the typical orthodox mindset' of Pakistanis. Many viewed her as a disgrace to the cultural values of Islam and Pakistan. Others hailed her as a 'feminist icon.' She ran into political controversy last month after her 'selfie' photographs with a prominent Muslim cleric went viral, leading to him being fired from a prominent Muslim council. After her death, the cleric, Abdul Qavi, told media that her murder should serve as an example for others who ...more
Nov. 17, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Additional conditions and opportunities in women’s exercise of their right to information and their cultural rights were created by laws on archiving and on awareness-raising and library activities and by resolution of the President on granting additional tax concessions and preferences to further develop the mass media and, inter alia, by resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers on measures for the formation in 2013-2018 of modern cultural and leisure centres for the public" (15)
Nov. 11, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

Some men have threatened to place a black magic curse on her. One came to her door with a machete threatening to kill her. Others have advised her husband to beat her to instill discipline, offering to do the job themselves if he was too softhearted.It's not easy being Peninnah Tombo, a female rights activist in a tribe where the words 'female' and 'rights' rarely coincide.'They don't even talk behind my back,' says Tombo, 59. 'They tell it to my face: You should stop telling women they have rights, because they don't have rights. You should stop telling girls to fight us." Even yesterday, they said, "Why do you insist ...more
Nov. 7, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"In September 2014 authorities arrested women’s rights activist Ghada Jamsheer for a series of tweets about corruption at a local hospital and charged her with 10 different crimes, including defamation. Beginning in October 2014, she had a series of trials, which continued at year’s end. Jamsheer remained free on bail. In December 2014 a court sentenced Zainab al-Khawaja to three years in prison and a fine of 3,000 dinars ($8,100) for pulling a picture of the king off a courtroom wall and tearing it. Al-Khawaja appealed the verdict, and in October her sentence was reduced to one year. She was also sentenced in June to nine months in prison for ...more
Sept. 30, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-3

“However, the report also notes that when justice personnel have tried to address FGM/E issues, they have frequently been subjected to severe pressure and threats” (para 10).
Sept. 13, 2016, 5:41 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

“A deputy parliamentary speaker from Duflot’s ecologist party, Denis Baupin, was forced to resign on May 9, after eight women from the same party came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment. The Paris prosecutor is now conducting an investigation, while Baupin is suing France-Inter radio and the news website Mediapart for defamation after they published details of the allegations” (para 4).
Sept. 13, 2016, 5:02 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

“Earlier this month, the women's movement collected more than 50,000 signatures, calling for a nationwide ban on instant divorces. That petition was being added as evidence in an appeal filed to the Supreme Court to ban instant divorces. The court has asked the central government for its opinion before scheduling a hearing” (para 18).
Aug. 24, 2016, 3:16 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"'Many other activists are now reluctant to report cases to the police,' Kuyi says. 'They've been intimidated by death threats, or demoralised when they see only a few cases actually go to court'" (para 76).
Aug. 23, 2016, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"[Nasrin] Sotoudeh, the co-winner of the European Parliament's Sakharov human rights prize in 2012, said her peaceful protest [protesting a ban on her practicing law] had received the support of many activists and intellectuals in Iran.'Every day from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m., I protest in front of the Bar Association. I've been joined by many political and social activists and also social figures,' she said. Sotoudeh added that some of those who have joined her picket have been pressured by the authorities and threatened with arrest. Sotoudeh said intelligence officials detained and interrogated her for several hours on November 25 after she took part in a gathering against acid ...more
Aug. 19, 2016, 11:05 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Leyla Yunus is not one to keep quiet.In a video posted in April, the 58-year-old activist stands outside a Baku police station shouting as loudly as possible that she was detained for hours without being allowed to eat and only being allowed to use the restroom in the company of a male police officer.'This is the way you treat me -- five men can't deal with me, with one woman,' she hollers with an intensifying mix of anger and despair. 'Five police officers? Was he supposed to be protecting me in the toilet while he was watching me? He was watching me! He was defending me? He is not a ...more
June 19, 2016, 9:41 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-3, NGOFW-DATA-1

"Our friend Cherifa Kheddar, President of Djazairouna, the Association of Victims of Islamist Terror in Algeria, was assaulted by police and arrested along with several other members of her organization while trying to demonstrate in front of the Central Post Office on international women’s day in Algiers bearing the names of women killed by the fundamentalist armed groups in Algeria in the 1990s (including her own sister, the lawyer Leila Kheddar). Cherifa was released later the same day, though she still has some serious bruises. She was told by the police no longer to use the phrase 'Islamist terrorist'" (Para 1-2)
May 15, 2016, 9:04 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"The government arrested, prosecuted, and convicted several anti-slavery activists during the reporting period, drawing international attention to the government’s attempts to suppress civil society representatives advocating against slavery and systematic discrimination in Mauritania. In November 2014, law enforcement arrested nine prominent anti-slavery activists and charged them for leading unregistered organizations, organizing an unauthorized rally, and resisting arrest; ultimately, the government convicted six of the activists. The government sentenced three activists to one year of prison and a fine of 40,000 ouguiya ($130); their prison term was ultimately suspended and they were released. However, the government sentenced the other three activists to two years’ imprisonment; at the close of the reporting ...more
March 3, 2016, 11:38 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"'They gathered the women and children and took them away in trucks after burning most of the village with petrol bombs,' a local government official said on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal"(para 3)
March 1, 2016, 11:42 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Two Moroccan women accused of gross indecency for wearing short skirts in public have been acquitted of the charges, their lawyer has said. Defence attorney Houcine Bekkar Sbai said on Monday: 'This is a victory not only for these two women, but for all members of civil society who mobilised.' The women, aged 23 and 29, were arrested at a market in Inezgane, near the southern city of Agadir, in mid-June after they were heckled by merchants who accused them of wearing flimsy and immoral clothing. Soon afterwards they were charged with gross indecency, with the police report noting that both women were wearing clothes that were 'too tight'"(para 1-4). ...more
Feb. 29, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

""People in Ukraine are not punished for discussing gender issues, except to maybe be ignored by members of society, or simply not listened to. This will not be acknowledged by most employers that this is a problem, and they will still hire more men. This is relatively the same in the government, and in society, it depends." Anna Cheburei" (12)