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Latest items for SEGI-PRACTICE-3

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).
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