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Latest items for SEGI-PRACTICE-3

July 31, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Women’s rights activist Mariyam al-Otaiby was reportedly detained in April after she left the family house without her male guardian’s permission, and was held 104 days without trial until her release on July 30" (30)
July 19, 2019, 12:46 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Human rights and civil society organizations, groups promoting LGBTI rights, and women’s groups in particular complained that the government used regular and detailed audits to create administrative burdens and to intimidate them through the threat of large fines" (page 37).
July 13, 2019, 12:03 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Women and men have both gathered and courageously faced live ammunition, tear gas, and heavy metal sticks in their backs… Sudan’s regime has clearly followed the example of the Egyptian state by targeting women activists through travel bans, asset freezing and judicial cases against them. It’s also followed in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia through detaining activists and denouncing 'those who conspire' against the state and 'seek to attack it'. Government forces have also attacked hospitals and doctors who’ve attempted to heal protestors, while interrogating and censoring journalists reporting on the protests – labeling them 'agitators' for 'incitement of hatred against the state'. Most recently, on 22 February, Al Bashir...more
June 14, 2019, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"On September 11, Hindustan Times (HT) owner Shobhana Bhartia announced editor in chief Bobby Ghosh’s exit from the media outlet. Ghosh had been critical of BJP leadership, including Prime Minister Modi, and was the creator of HT’s 'Hate Tracker' regarding violence against Muslims; Dalits; women; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex individuals (LGBTI); and other discriminated groups" (20).
June 8, 2019, 3:40 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3, SRACE-PRACTICE-1

""I've had my drums torn in rehearsal spaces," she adds. "I've been publicly called out and asked why I would put a drum between my legs. I was once questioned how I could do that and, after having that conversation, this man made me feel like I was dirty to put something between my legs." (para 9). "Now unstoppable, she and her blend of Afrobeat, reggae, jazz and Kenyan beats are at the heart of the Nile Project — an initiative uniting communities along Africa's longest river. She's also been named a TED Fellow, giving talks alongside other global "inspiring visionaries."" (para 12). ""It's not about genders anymore, it's about...more
June 8, 2019, 3:39 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3, SRACE-PRACTICE-1

""I've had my drums torn in rehearsal spaces," she adds. "I've been publicly called out and asked why I would put a drum between my legs. I was once questioned how I could do that and, after having that conversation, this man made me feel like I was dirty to put something between my legs." (para 9). "Now unstoppable, she and her blend of Afrobeat, reggae, jazz and Kenyan beats are at the heart of the Nile Project — an initiative uniting communities along Africa's longest river. She's also been named a TED Fellow, giving talks alongside other global "inspiring visionaries."" (para 12). ""It's not about genders anymore, it's about...more
May 25, 2019, 3:39 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Increased insecurity has also resulted in threats against women’s rights organizations in Afghanistan, many of which are on the front-lines in the battle against forced/early marriage and other forms of culturally-justified violence against women. The threats are not only coming from the Taliban, but also from the very conservative elements and traditionalists within the Afghan society. Some women’s rights activists have already been killed for their work, others forced to flee the country, and many face threats and attacks on a daily basis" (Pg 24).
May 22, 2019, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"But the backlash was immediate, and it grew uglier day by day. First came threats of violence: Anonymous groups of young men searched Instagram for pictures of women who participated in the march and sent them threats of rape and murder. A Muslim cleric declared on television that the march’s slogan — 'My body, my choice' — encouraged women to be promiscuous, which allowed men to rape them. Two weeks after the march, a resolution in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly was proposed by a female legislator from a right wing religious party. It condemned the march and its slogans as 'shameful' and 'obscene.' The resolution was unanimously adopted" (Para 4)....more
May 16, 2019, 7:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"ISIS imposed severe restrictions on women’s movement and dress in areas it controlled" (42).
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).