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Sept. 15, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Even the relatively few encouraging stories, like women’s taekwondo, one of the sports that may see an Afghan woman sent to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, are at best qualified successes. Afghanistan’s strongest hope for a female taekwondo medalist, Somaya Ghulami, 23, actually lives in Iran and commutes to practice sessions here. She said she would never be able to compete if she had to live in her own country"(para 3)."Taekwondo has been similarly hurt, Ms. Ghulami said during a recent training session here, adding, 'Fortunately, I have a liberal family that does support me — and we live in Iran'"(para 30)
Sept. 15, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"KABUL, Afghanistan — Women’s sports programs in Afghanistan, long a favorite of Western donors, have all but collapsed. Some consist of little more than a young woman with a business card and a desk, as one insider described the women’s version of cricket, Afghanistan’s most popular game. Others, like women’s soccer, have managed to field a few teams for practices and training sessions but have not played an international match in years.Even the relatively few encouraging stories, like women’s taekwondo, one of the sports that may see an Afghan woman sent to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, are at best qualified successes. Afghanistan’s strongest hope for a female ...more
Aug. 9, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Sister Sobia came and spoke to me about the details of the Parivartan Program. I have always thought that girls should have the opportunity to go out and be able to play. Now they have a chance to do so within a safe environment. So I said ‘Add my girl’s name’". This statement was made by Saima's mother at 1:11 (ENB-Coder Comment)."In every field my parents are different from others. Some people think that girls should not play and that they are meant merely to carry out kitchen duties". This statement was made at 1:38 by a 14 year old girl Saima (ENB-Coder Comment)."Whatever my daughter wants to do in ...more
June 12, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, VOTE-LAW-1, SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"in 2011 when the late King Abdullah allowed women onto the government advisory Shura Council. Women can now vote in municipal elections, work in some retail and hospitality jobs and were allowed to compete in the Olympics for the first time in 2012" (p 9)
Nov. 17, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"The Public Opinion Centre has conducted a sociological study that shows that participation of women has now grown in almost every sphere of the life of the State . . . More than 80 per cent of those polled noted a growth in participation of women in the social sphere: education, health care and social security, as well as in culture and athletics" (24). "The country is working to encourage women and girls to become involved in physical fitness and sports. The number of women and girls involved in sports is more than 1.9 million, of which 680,400 take part on a regular basis and enter competitions. In general education ...more
Sept. 17, 2016, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1, SRACE-LAW-1

"Senior women participate in the cultural and social life of the community at community centres, in drama, arts and craft activities. The National Senior Games provides an avenue where older persons are encouraged to pursue various activities. Women are the majority participants, and senior female athletes have won medals representing the country internationally" (41)
July 26, 2016, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"The Bureau also made public at the Town Hall the finding uncovered in the CEDAW research process about stereotypes relating to non-participation in one popular field of sport, cricket. It should be noted that in spite of such stereotypes, Barbadian women continue to make significant contributions in cricket and other sports disciplines as well as in sports announcing and coaching. The state notes that gender stereotyping of sports can undermine the development of sports among women to the detriment of the country as a whole. It is also counterproductive in terms of work being done by national sporting agencies to build various sporting disciplines among women" (6)
July 26, 2016, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1, SRACE-LAW-1

“…joint efforts were made [to change stereotypes of the roles and responsibilities of women and men] as follows…: 2010 — Barbados hosted the Women’s World Boxing Championship of the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA). One of the spin-offs of this event is expected to be a boost to the use of sports as a tool to defeat stereotypes about women" (5, 6)
July 14, 2016, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"The Rwanda Sports Development Policy has been developed in 2012. Among the guiding principles and values of this policy are equity and equality. The policy promotes equal, fair and just treatment of all categories of people in sports irrespective of their status (able bodied or disabled) and put emphasis on the promotion of equal opportunities for both females and males. It shall remove barriers to the full participation of girls and women and shall ensure that equity, equality and inclusiveness are promoted in all sports disciplines. Women association 'Association Nationale de Promotion du Sport Féminin' as member of National Olympic Committee continues to raise women’s awareness about the relevance of ...more
July 5, 2016, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Full participation in all aspects of cultural life and sports is also guaranteed to everyone. In the MSAR, there has always been a large number of associations of different nature, including cultural and sports associations, which underline the great relevance of civic associations as one of the most common manifestations of civil society amongst the residents of the MSAR. As of 31 December 2009, there were 834 cultural associations and 1,009 sports associations registered at the Identification Bureau. Furthermore, the Government offers from time to time a diverse range of high standard non-profit oriented cultural events and activities, including concerts, recitals, classical ballet, contemporary dance, musical, drama, experimental theatre, cinema, ...more
May 31, 2016, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Women continue to freely and equally participate in recreational activities and all aspects of cultural life. Since the late 2000’s, women have started embracing sports which are conventionally dominated by men. Khuru, a traditional dart game, largely dominated by men, is today played by women also" (35).
May 15, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"According to the data from the survey “State of Women’s Rights in Montenegro”50 more men believe that the volume of investment is the same for male and female sports (36.2% of men and 21.3% of women). Considerably more women — 26.6% than men — 19.3% do not know whether female and male sports are equally encouraged in Montenegro." (78) "The Gender Equality Office organized the event “Week of Women’s Cultural Work” twice, in 2006 and in 2008, during the week celebrating 8 March, the International Women’s Day. The event aimed to promote women’s cultural work in various areas and included organization of exhibitions, theatre performances, literary events, arts and culture ...more
April 8, 2016, 2:29 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Although women are not officially banned from engagement in singing, playing music, acting, sports and international competitions, the Ministry of Guidance prevents women from participating in such activities in other ways" (7). "With women's intensified participation in sports, there was the incident of the team's captain being prevented from taking part in international competitions because her husband did not allow her to leave the country. Frequently, the news of such incidents are reported by the press and media, indicating women's de facto deprivation from engaging in athletic and artistic activities, as well" (7).
April 4, 2016, 7:21 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"On March 21, 2005, the Government decided on the establishment of the Public Council for Women’s Sports (Resolution No. 3416). Also that year, a national program for women’s sports was presented by the Sport Administration and was approved by the Ministry of Education. A budget of 80 million NIS ($20,000,000) was allocated for the program’s operation by the Council for Sports’ Gambling Arrangement for a period of eight years, and additional 1.8 million NIS ($450,000) per year was allocated by the Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport, also for a period of eight years. In 2007 the Department for Women Sports was established at the ‘Wingate’ Sports institute, the Department ...more
March 3, 2016, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Many women engage in sports and have won trophies" (32)
Feb. 29, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

""Yes, many women participate in community and national-level sports, as well as in the Olympics. There are still more men than women that participate, but society is supportive of both genders participating. The government does not have specific programs that encourage women's participation, but they do have their own facilities for sports that are specific to women." Alyona Zubchenko" (19)
Feb. 26, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"The representation of women in national sports teams was 31 percent, out of whom 27.4 percent were coaches for national teams, 29 percent were head coaches and 52 percent were coaches" (42). "In the 2006 Olympic Games, the share of female athletes in the Croatian Olympic team was 30 percent and in the 2008 Olympic Games it was 18 percent" (57)
Feb. 26, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"While there appears to be no serious issue with access to recreational activities by women in Malawi, consumption on recreational activities is the lowest among consumption groups in Malawi. In school, both male and female students are encouraged to participate in sport. This has led to the emergence of male and female dominated sports activities. Soccer, for instance, is a male dominated sport while netball remains a female dominated sport. During the reporting period, more women have been engaging in soccer at a slow but steady pace. The problem comes in at sponsorship level. Female dominated sports and male dominated sports done by women enjoy lacklustre sponsorship. Even in the ...more
Feb. 26, 2016, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"While there appears to be no serious issue with access to recreational activities by women in Malawi, consumption on recreational activities is the lowest among consumption groups in Malawi. In school, both male and female students are encouraged to participate in sport. This has led to the emergence of male and female dominated sports activities. Soccer, for instance, is a male dominated sport while netball remains a female dominated sport. During the reporting period, more women have been engaging in soccer at a slow but steady pace. The problem comes in at sponsorship level. Female dominated sports and male dominated sports done by women enjoy lacklustre sponsorship. Even in the ...more
Feb. 22, 2016, 9:29 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"There are many examples of illogical management decisions in this area, affecting the quality of policy. Among them is the order of Prime-Minister from December 7, 2011, for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports to develop the State Family Support Program, even though responsibility for the development of family policy belongs to the Ministry of Social Policy." (2) "Activities in combating human trafficking, in the framwork of the agreement between Ukraine and the USA in February 2011, were assigned to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport. Although it has not defined this direction in the functional responsibilities and it doesn't have the list of shelters." (2)more
Feb. 18, 2016, 4:31 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"There are no legal barriers that could affect women’s participation in recreational activities. Moreover, the Government encourages the participation of women both at school and in society. In that regard, various measures have been adopted, including opening the national Olympic swimming pool to the public; building a recreational esplanade along the coast; building a stadium equipped for different sports in the administrative centres of each region, department, district and rural community; establishing a cultural centre with a library in each region; and supporting and supervising cultural events organized by local populations in order to affirm their cultural identity" (59)
Jan. 13, 2016, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1, SRACE-LAW-1

"Women in Vanuatu are allowed to participate in recreational activities, sports and cultural life" (40)
Jan. 6, 2016, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-2, ASR-LAW-2, SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"They [the women on the Shura Council] were critical in pushing for a ban on women’s participation in sports in schools to be lifted, for example, and took up a petition to discuss the issue of women driving," (20).
Dec. 31, 2015, 8:10 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Amez Center opened in Sulemania in 2005 and two years later also in Halabja, where the center quickly became an important meeting-place for the city’s women. The center offers training in reading and writing, sewing and crafts, English and drama, as well as driving lessons and sports and swimming lessons for young women living in Halabja and the surrounding villages. Last year, over 750 women participated in Amez’s courses and activities" (para 5)
Oct. 22, 2015, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Artistically talented women and girls take part in various annual national arts and culture competitions aimed at finding new talent in different genres: Andaleb (The Nightingale), Chakomai Gesu (Ode to the Plait), Zan-Zebi Khaet (Woman Beautifies Life), and Parastu (The Swallow). The winners are employed in the relevant State agencies where they can improve their professional skills. The best of them receive various prizes, awards and financial incentives" (11). "There were 1,249 women training in sports clubs in 2007, 1,256 in 2008 and 2,698 in 2009...There were 6,247 participants in national sporting events in 2007, of whom 292 were women; 8,208 in 2008, of whom 323 were women; and 3,124 ...more
Oct. 14, 2015, 11:02 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Sports associations have a total of 38,628 active members, out of which more than 7,436 women and/or 19.3 percent. The largest proportion of women is in: volleyball (66.5 percent), badminton (65.9 percent), and gymnastics (50.0 percent). The available data show gender stereotypes in certain sports fields. No women were registered to be actively engaged in equestrian sports, ice hockey, bowling, small football and sport aviation. Likewise, there are negligibly small number of women engaged in sport fishing (1.3 percent), football (1.9 percent), and boxing (3.4 percent). Particularly worrying is the fact that out of the total number of registered athletes in basketball, only 17.5 percent were women, therefore, women’s basketball ...more
Sept. 23, 2015, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

“In addition to the women in Germany who are active in sports outside of sports clubs, there are currently 10.4 million women and girls organised in roughly 88,500 sports clubs (2000: 10.3 million). Thus, the proportion of women in the German Sports Confederation (Deutscher Sportbund – DSB) is almost 40 per cent (2000: 38.6 per cent), and it is rising faster than male membership. Women are also represented more often in leadership positions in sports than was previously the case. The proportion of women in DSB committees (not including the national committee “Women and Sports”) has increased from 13.5 per cent (1988) to what is now 26.6 per cent; taking ...more
Aug. 21, 2015, 9:27 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"There are 4,721,371 sportspeople with licenses and 27 per cent of them are women. Less than half of the licensed sportspeople do sports actively and the active sportswomen account for 25 per cent (549,972) of them (Statistics of The Ministry of Youth and Sports, 2014). When it is examined from the point of female population in Turkey, 3.5 per cent of women are licensed sportspeople and those who do sports actively comprise 1.8 per cent of all female population...Women’s participation in sports has increased dramatically in recent years. In 2009, the rate of women registered to the federations was 27 per cent (449,046), whereas by the end of 2013 it ...more
Aug. 19, 2015, 11:24 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

“According to surveys the majority of the population (49 per cent) believes that sporting activities are equally widespread among women and men. However and despite the fact that an ever greater proportion of the population practises sport, men do so more than women, and the difference between women and men has decreased only slightly in the last 30 years (see annex XIII.7)” (33). “In 2012, the governing bodies of sporting federations comprised 9,483 persons, of whom 13.7 per cent were women. A total of 4,257 persons, of whom 33.5 per cent were women, was considered to be at the level of competitive sports. A total of 3,498,848 persons, of whom ...more
Aug. 18, 2015, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"In the National Olympic Committee policies, women’s role has been considered highly in different fields of sport. Moreover, the women department is established in the Committee. So far, women have organized teams in 20 sport fields and they have participated for many foreign competition and practices in some fields of sports. These fields are: athletic, gymnastic, volleyball, football, basketball, hockey, badminton, tennis, handball, swordsmanship, boxing, kick boxing, Karate, Taekwondo, KongFoa, Woshoa, Judo, chess, ping pong and cycling. Although women are interested in sport, security threats, lack of playing fields for women, shortage of women coaches and customary challenges have resulted in the weak role of women in sports. Women and ...more