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Latest items for SRACE-PRACTICE-1

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
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"The Ministry of Sports has proposed the introduction of gender parity in sports bodies as criteria for the signature of program contracts between the Government and National Sports Federations, a measure to promote gender equality in decision making in the sports sector, which is due to be discussed at the next Sports Council. The National Olympic Committee organized the 1st National Forum on Women in Sports in March 2017, and a training workshop on Women’s Leadership in Sports. The Committee established a specific commission for the promotion of women is sports and implements a specific program to that end at national level" (41).
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"In order to strengthen women’s representation in leading positions in sports associations, further initiatives were implemented between 2015 and 2016. The boards of all 60 professional associations in Austria, the three governing bodies and selected federal sports associations were surveyed for the 2016 Sports Bodies Report. On an aggregate level including all organisations mentioned, the percentage of female board members has decreased by 1 per cent since 2011 and currently stands at 13 per cent. Moreover, a strategy group on gender equality in sports was founded in 2015. The group consists of representatives from all leading sports organisations in Austria. In their work they focus on a balanced share of...more
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Women have achieved great successes at the level of sports in the Paralympics. 5 female players won 5 medals out of 11 medals in the Rio Paralympics. This raised Egypt's ranking to the 28thplace out of 71" (8).
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"The new Law on Amendments to the Law on Sports in BiH is in line with the GEL, introducing provisions on prohibiting gender discrimination and guaranteeing equal access and equal participation in sports activities, regardless of gender, as well as equal representation of men and women when appointing to the BiH Sports Council. In the FBiH, 23 per cent of active members of sports organizations are women" (35). "The Federal Ministry of Culture and Sports also included gender criteria for transfers to the area of culture encouraging projects’ focus on gender equality issues, redefining gender relations and changing cultural patterns to promote gender equality" (36).
April 9, 2019, 4:19 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"'You're very pretty, beautiful. He told me he wanted to have something with me and that could lead me to greater things in soccer'" That's how Laura's story on sexual and work harassment she was victim of begins. Coaches Didier Luna and Sigifredo Alonso are appereantly involved. All the events occurred during the preparation process of the women's soccer team to face the U-17 World Cup that took place in Uruguay, in November of last year (para 1). "Last Monday, Isabella Echeverri and Melissa Ortiz shared a video where they denounce that the Soccer Fedaration stopped covering travel expenses, gabe them old and used uniforms and, likewise, refused to buy...more
April 9, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"In September, according to media and reporting from human rights groups, women were barred from attending a World Cup qualifying match in Tehran between Iran and Syria. Female Syrian fans were present, and a protest outside Azadi stadium ensued" (36). "As noted by the UNSR and other organizations, several Iranian female athletes were also barred from participating in international tournaments, either by the country’s sport agencies or by their husbands" (36).
April 8, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"More men die by suicide than women in the U.S. and Canada on a yearly basis. But the rate of suicide is rising among women more quickly than men in both countries" (para 1-2). In 2015, suicide claimed the lives of 3,269 Canadian men and 1,136 women. In a
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"The Physical Culture and Sports Act, of 3 July 2014, provides that State policy is directed at ensuring healthy lifestyles and promoting physical culture and sports, and is conducted on the basis of the principles of voluntary participation, equality and accessibility for all citizens. At present, 5,204,000 people are engaged in physical culture and sports in Kazakhstan, including 1,116,500 women. A total of 48,100 State employees work in the area of physical culture and sports, of whom 8,500 are women. With regard to the national teams of Kazakhstan: in summer Olympic sports there are 2,420 women, in summer non-Olympic sports, 873 women, in national sports, 67 women, and in sports...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"In implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, and specifically in implementation of article 10 thereof, increased efforts will be made to instil the idea of gender equality in educational curricula as follows: Gender equality in participation in various kinds of activities and competitions domestically and abroad, including sports and athletic events" (39). "The State continues to instil the idea of gender equality in sports activities. Educational institutions set aside classes for physical education for both sexes without distinction at all levels of education. All school buildings have gymnasiums equipped with the latest athletic equipment and devices, so that students of both sexes...more
Feb. 24, 2019, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"In post-Taliban Afghanistan, the women's football team was hailed globally as a symbol of the new freedoms enjoyed by the country's women" (para 1). "The allegations about the women's football team have particular resonance because it was earlier celebrated internationally as a symbol of a new, more liberal Afghanistan - and a showcase for the freedoms enjoyed by girls and young women after the fall of the Taliban in 2001" (para 18).
Feb. 23, 2019, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"There is no discrimination with regard to the right to participate in recreational activities, sports and all aspects of cultural life" (11).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Sport England developed This Girl Can, a behaviour change campaign, which aims to encourage women and girls to get active and help narrow the gender gap in the number of men and women regularly taking part in sport and being physically active. Latest evaluation shows that This Girl Can is already having an impact with 2.8 million women and girls having been inspired to get active by the campaign and of these, 1.6 million women saying they have started or restarted activity... The Department for Communities NI has funded a number of initiatives to support female participation in sport and to support the development of capacity within female sport. The...more
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned that women in the State party face barriers that prevent them from participating in sports and recreational activities on an equal basis with men" (pg. 12).
Nov. 7, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"In 2012, the kingdom included two female athletes in its delegation to the Olympic Games in London after the International Olympic Committee suggested the country could be barred from participating if it sent only men. In 2016, it sent four women to Rio de Janeiro, and a princess, Reema bint Bandar al-Saud, was named a vice president of the General Sports Authority, giving sportswomen a high-profile advocate" (para. 13).
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.
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"The Sultanate has striven to provide opportunities to participate in recreational activities, athletic games and all aspects of cultural life for all residents, including women. The Department of Women’s Sports has been established in the Ministry of Sports Affairs. It is concerned with all sports programmes and activities suited to girls. The Law on private organizations active in the area of sports issued by Royal Decree No. 81/2007 entitles women to establish sports clubs and federations and to participate in the management of sports clubs and federations and the Omani Olympic Committee through membership on the boards of directors of those organizations. Women are thus permitted to form and manage...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Since 2011, the Government has encouraged women’s participation in recreation and sporting activities, reflecting Costa Rica’s affiliation and signing of the Brighton Declaration (1994), which seeks to increase female participation in sports at all levels...efforts have been made to promote the establishment of cooperation agreements between public institutions and federations, organizations and sporting associations that work with women, to provide them with equipment, kit, and other types of sporting implements for the practice of sports" (29).
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ASR-LAW-2, SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Proposals have been made for universalization of physical activity and sport throughout the population, with special emphasis on youth. With that in mind, the first Comprehensive National Sports Plan was designed. MTD has increased the number of public sports grounds with goal of bringing physical activity and sport closer to the people. At all sports grounds, women’s participation has increased. As of 2014, 112 sports grounds were in operation across all departments (Table 54). Emphasis should be placed on the promotion of the development of women’s football at the level of children and youth through such programmes as 'Goal to the Future' as well as coordination with the national organization...more
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Participation levels in sport and recreation are high for men and women, people from different ethnic backgrounds, and all but the oldest age group (75 years and over). Weekly participation grew in the years between 2007/08 and 2013/14, from 72.6 per cent to 74 per cent. There was a slightly higher increase for women (up 2 percentage points, compared with a 1 percentage point increase for men). Reasons for participation varied in importance for some groups, and most notably between men and women: men were more likely to say they took part in activities for enjoyment, social reasons and sport performance, whereas women were more likely to say they took...more
June 25, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Women are equal to men in their participation in sport and pursue the same sports. For example, at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Turkmenistan was represented by nine athletes, of whom five were women, three of whom were on the judo and weightlifting teams" (28).
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"The Ministry of State for Youth Affairs plays a major role in organizing sporting activities that are open to both sexes without discrimination, in accordance with available opportunities. These include sports competitions and events, with prizes awarded on a continuous basis" (21). "Woman and Child Department: This department is responsible for formulating policy on the training and advancement of Kuwaiti women. It conducts studies on the problems faced by Kuwaiti women and proposes appropriate solutions; monitors implementation of Arab and international charters and conventions on women; addresses core childhood needs by incorporating these in development plans; coordinates with relevant public and private sector organizations to draw up policy, programmes and...more
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"As for women’s participation in recreational activities, sports and all other aspects of cultural life, it continues to grow in urban areas, where it is a function of the level of education: the higher the level of a woman’s education, the narrower the participation gap vis-à-vis men. In competitive sports, there is a women’s championship in all the organized sports practiced in Burundi, although the percentage of women taking part is still low. In mass sports in urban areas, there has been notable progress from a gender perspective thanks to sensitization activities, so much so that the Sports Ministry estimates that women’s participation is 40%. In football, for instance, which...more
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Niger legislation contains no restrictions on women’s participation in recreational activities, sports or any aspect of cultural life. However, stereotypes and certain sociocultural constraints do limit women’s participation in those activities" (pg 26).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"It also notes that a department of women’s sport has been established in the Ministry of Sports Affairs" (15).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"In 2004, the first Palestinian women’s football team was formed and participated in several Arab and Asian championships. In 2008, a Palestinian women’s football league, composed of several women’s football clubs, was established" (59).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"When public funds for organisations, sport and culture among young people (the 13-25 age group) are distributed, activities in men’s associations receive the largest share. State support for children’s and young people’s sports goes to organised sport, where the activity level is higher among boys than among girls. The latest measurement shows that in 2011 boys accounted for more than 60 per cent of sessions and girls for less than 40 per cent. However, the statistics in this area are inadequate since they only show activity sessions and not how many boys and girls take part in sports in the association. Girls leave sports organised in associations to a greater...more
Jan. 30, 2018, 12:41 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"In 2012, they [women] were allowed to compete in the Olympics for the first time" (Para 24).
Jan. 19, 2018, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"When Al Maeena founded Jeddah United (JU), Saudi Arabia’s first private female basketball club, in 2003, the government did not license female gyms or clubs. The team’s players faced backlash from disapproving family members to texted threats and harassment by the religious police, Saudi Arabia’s official enforcers of strict social mores. But today, after a long campaign to change attitudes toward women’s athletics, the Saudi government has written them into Vision 2030, its new economic development plan to improve infrastructure, encourage community sports and support elite competitors" (para 2). "When her quest began, Al Maeena was among very few Saudi women to grow up exercising" (para 5). "Religious scholars have...more