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Latest items for SRACE-PRACTICE-1

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
Jan. 12, 2018, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"The sport took off, growing from 340 registered youth and adult female players in 2006 to over 2000 players today" (para 29).
Jan. 12, 2018, 4:11 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Afghanistan does have an eight-team women’s league competition that began in 2014" (para 24).
Jan. 12, 2018, 4:11 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"In 2005 the AFF organized a women’s football tournament with eight teams participating" (para 9).
Jan. 12, 2018, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Khalida helped lay the foundations for the future of women’s soccer in Afghanistan, captaining the national team and rising within the administrative structure of the country’s football federation. But in a country still recovering from the oppressive rule of the Taliban, a woman coming to prominence in such a male-dominated sphere was upsetting too many people to ever fly under the radar. Afraid for her own safety, afraid for the safety of her family, Khalida left Afghanistan in 2011 when she was 23 years old" (para 2). "'Society was very closed and they were not ready to accept changes and see women’s development, so it was more challenging for us...more
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:11 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Sara moved to Cairo to join the English section of the linguistics faculty at Ain Shams University. She first started to feel the differences between both countries' [Egypt and Kuwait] norms on campus. 'In my early days, I once went to the university in shorts. I was playing basketball at the time and shorts were just the most practical and convenient [thing]. I was denied entry at the gate by security personnel'"(1)
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Sara moved to Cairo to join the English section of the linguistics faculty at Ain Shams University. She first started to feel the differences between both countries' [Egypt and Kuwait] norms on campus. 'In my early days, I once went to the university in shorts. I was playing basketball at the time and shorts were just the most practical and convenient [thing]. I was denied entry at the gate by security personnel'"(1)
Dec. 13, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"...women’s athletic clubs have become popular social activities" (para 4).
Dec. 2, 2017, 3:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Hundreds of Afghan female athletes have participated in various international and national sports, and 4 Afghan girls are leading the nation’s orchestra" (para 8).
Sept. 26, 2017, 2 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"In its 30 episodes, the Program will address number of topics...Additionally, the program will discuss the participation in the public life including board members of sporting clubs"(para 5)
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