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Latest items for SRACE-PRACTICE-2

Sept. 15, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"CCF [College and Community Fellowship] understands that women need a gender-responsive, individualized approach to reentry, and that education is the strongest way to combat the stigma and barriers of a criminal conviction"(para 9)."According to the White House, job applicants with a criminal record are 50 percent less likely to receive interview requests or job offers, a shocking number that only increases for applicants of color. We help combat that at CCF, by hosting college- and job-readiness workshops, focusing on self-confidence, and helping women emphasize their achievements when others try to reduce them to their past mistakes"(para 10)
Aug. 31, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

“A daily computer class in a nearby storefront is the victim’s salvation. There, no one knows her history, and she makes it a point to keep it that way, giving her police guards the slip when she heads out” (para 51).
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

“In Vietnam there is a national policy to create more recreation areas for children, however the girls complained that they experience gender exclusion in these recreational spaces as boys dominate the areas. ‘There is no place for us to go in our commune except the football [grounds]… however, it is for boys,’ explained a 15 year-old girl" (23).
Nov. 26, 2016, 10:29 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"A chemist by training, the 62 year-old Caracas native began her cooperative with loans from the government, dedicating her free time to giving home chemistry courses to other working class mothers as part of the Mothers of the Barrio Mission" (Para 5). "'We are all descended from the indigenous people, who didn’t need a lot of things, creams, perfumes, everything was natural. We are trying to recover these types of values which have largely been forgotten.' Luz de Luna, 26, has taught herself to make coconut-based deodorant, natural creams and perfumes, cloth sanitary pads for women, among other personal care items. Her colleague, Luz Pimienta, makes her own soap, a ...more
Oct. 12, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"ALVF, a UNFPA partner, teaches girls like Faouzia income-generating skills, which helps them secure their independence… Today, Faouzia is learning tailoring. 'Now, I can sew dresses and earn my own money,' she said" (para 18-20).
Aug. 24, 2016, 3:16 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"After hearing an announcement on the radio, she applied to enrol on one of Agape's vocational skills courses. Each year, the organisation provides dozens of girls with an opportunity to learn a trade so that they can become breadwinners in their own right. The majority of the girls opt for tailoring classes, but others want to take the courses in welding and electrical engineering - professions that challenge the patriarchal and gendered stereotypes so ingrained in Tanzania's communities" (para 82-83).
Aug. 23, 2016, 5:13 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"There were also other social developments for women during the 1930s. For instance, Keriman Halis became the first Turkish lady who attended the international beauty contest that took place in Brussels in 1932"(para 4)
Aug. 23, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"A literacy program is organized by the Ministry of Education with the goal of ensuring that Timorese women and men are free from illiteracy" (29). "NGOs have conducted a discussion forum and disseminated information related to the CEDAW in building up the people consciousness about how to respect and give opportunity to women to attend formal education, starting from basic education up to the university level...NGOs have conducted informal training to basic school teachers related to developing topics and exercises with a gender equality perspective" (41).
July 19, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"The Women in Harmony Programme is in its eleventh year. It was designed to address the problem of unemployment among women between the ages of 26 and 45 who are single heads of households with low/ no skills, and low/ no income. The Programme consists of an intensive eight weeks of full-time training in two modules: (i) Elderly Care and Agriculture, and (ii) Life Skills. The programme is being conducted in regions across Trinidad. Since its inception, over 5,000 women have been empowered and have gained employable skills." (23, 24) "Since its launch in 2001, the Non-Traditional Skills Training Programme for Women has trained over 3,000 women in non-traditional fields ...more
July 5, 2016, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"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, seminars, workshops, literary competitions and multi-media shows." (26)
May 31, 2016, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"Women continue to freely and equally participate in recreational activities and all aspects of cultural life" (35).
May 15, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"Basic functional literacy programme has been developed for the illiterate. The programme consists of 6 thematic areas: Basic Linguistic Literacy in Mother Tongue (150 lessons); Official Language as Non-Native Language needs to be organized for the programme delivered in Albanian Language (72 lessons); Basic Mathematics (120 lessons); Education for Parenthood and Family with Basics of Health Education (20 lessons); Education for Environment Protection (10 lessons); Education for Living in the Community (10 lessons); and Functional Skills (20 lessons). One of the thematic areas within the basic functional literacy programme is Education for Parenthood and Family with Basics of Health Education. The thematic area of education for parenthood and family envisages ...more
Feb. 29, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

""NGO's in Ukraine are not currently providing these opportunities for women. Most recreational activities regarding life skills or hobbies are open to both men and women." Alyona Zubchenko" (20)
Feb. 23, 2016, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"Centers of gender education. The Kharkiv regional gender resource center and the Chief Department of Kharkiv's Family, Youth and Sports local administration founded a network of centers for gender education. It includes 18 higher educational establishments." (4)
Feb. 18, 2016, 4:31 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"Various innovative non-formal programmes and projects have helped more than 2,928,628 young and adult learners, of whom more than 80 per cent were female, to become literate. These include the '1,000 Classes' Programme, the Intensive Programme for Literacy in Senegal (PAIS), the Seniors Support Programme (PAPA), the Programme to Promote Women’s Literacy (PAPF), the Project to Promote Literacy among Village Leaders and Local Dignitaries (PADEN), the Comprehensive Programme for Adult Education (PIEA), the Quality Education for All Programme (EQPT), the Consolidated Investment Budget, the project to introduce trilingual education in the daaras (Koranic schools), the project on basic education for vulnerable and marginalized children of the United States Agency for ...more
Feb. 4, 2016, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"There have been several initiatives to address illiteracy in Zanzibar in 2012/13, including government support to the establishment of adult learners’ classes. In 2012/13 there were 10 new adult learner classes that opened in rural and urban areas in Unguja and Pemba. As a result, the number of classes reached 57, enrolling 6,492 learners (5,689 were female and 803 male). In 2011/12, adult education centres/ adult learners’ classes enrolled 6,910 adult learners; among them 6,048 were females and 862 were males. Evaluation was done on 6,029 learners (5,240 female) and it was established that a total of 444 learners out of them 362 female become literate (MKUZA AIR 2013)" (27)more
Jan. 21, 2016, 9:23 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

“One group of female refugees in southern Turkey is trying to bridge the gaps between their Turkish and Syrian classmates at university. They’ve developed activities to help students recognize and discuss common areas of interest, such as literature and history. Another group is providing refugees with Turkish language training, the first step toward communicating across divides” (para 8). “Female activists in one region controlled by the al-Nusra Front organized a campaign to conduct a series of consultations with 10 villages in the neighboring mountains. They found out about many problems, including that al-Nusra militants were randomly arresting young men from one of the villages. With the local women, they staged ...more
Dec. 31, 2015, 8:11 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"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)
Dec. 29, 2015, 6:08 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, CWC-DATA-4, SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"The paper also said more and more women have been receiving vocational education and skill training, adding that China launched a project to train farmers in new technology, a plan for cultivating highly skilled personnel, in addition to a number of training programs for improving the vocational skills of migrant workers, such as the Spring Tide Action and Sunshine Project, to meet the needs of different groups of women for their vocational development" (para 6).
Dec. 23, 2015, 10 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"Defying terror attacks and civil unrest during Afghanistan’s presidential runoff election, a courageous cohort of women from remote corners of the country came together in Kabul to pursue a common goal: gaining a serious role for women in building peace and stability. The 21 women joined a four-day session led by the Afghan Women’s Network and The Institute for Inclusive Security to strengthen their advocacy and conflict resolution skills. The June workshop marked the end of an ambitious two-year initiative by both groups to advance female participation in Afghanistan’s peace process. To date, the program has trained 60 women from 12 of the country’s 34 provinces" (para 1-2). "The goal ...more
Aug. 18, 2015, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"Women roles have been remarkable in cultural aspects such as movies, theatre, sport and cultural competitions. Also, women have had strong role in handcrafts; MoWA [Ministry of Women's Affairs] in cooperation with NGOs have managed to launch 401 handcraft exhibitions, including exhibitions held in India, Japan and Uzbekistan" (87)
Aug. 14, 2015, 3:31 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"This thematic area was concerned with encouraging education for life within all spheres of society with a view to promoting appreciation of diversity, tolerance and respect for gender differences. It included the implementation of the Colombian women writers’ symposium project and the action plan on women and sport. The women writers’ symposiums have made it possible to integrate a gender perspective in the cultural sphere and to enhance the status and visibility of women’s literary output and their contribution to the arts in Colombia. Four Colombian women writers’ symposiums were held between 2006 and 2010 and, during that period, four volumes containing the proceedings of the symposiums were published and ...more
July 11, 2015, 12:36 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"In cultural life, practically no cultural evening or event lacks a conspicuous and equal women’s presence and Omani female intellectuals, including poets, writers, researchers and critics, have contributed to the national and Gulf literary movement. However, those observations are not supported by data or statistical indicators, making it necessary to highlight the importance of monitoring the female dimension of such events. The National CEDAW Committee is determined to coordinate with governmental and non-governmental bodies in researching and documenting the extent of women’s participation in cultural life" (32)
May 6, 2015, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

Women represent 51.7 per cent of the students enrolled in adult education and literacy classes. Comparatively, there are 105 females to 98 males enrolled in literacy programmes (24). "The most senior public servant position of the Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture, Permanent Secretary, is held by a woman. Additionally, the post of the Director of Culture is also held by a female. With respect to cultural activities, women have the right to participate in the cultural activities of their choice. Further, women are also free to participate in the entertainment field. There are less females than males involved in the entertainment business" (43)
April 28, 2015, 3:16 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

". Isho Madkar Issack, a 30-year-old mother of four, says she is grateful to UNHCR for training her to become a midwife in Dadaab skills that will help her rebuild her county when she joins the vanguard going back to Somalia in January. She says she and about 20 other women are, as they put it, mobilizing other refugee families to form their own convoy to go back to Baidao, an eight-day journey if rain does not make the unpaved roads difficult" (para. 9)
April 24, 2015, 11 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"Sometimes a woman who wears hijjab goes to an interview with a potential employer, and he or she says, 'you can have the job, but you need to remove your headscarf.' There have been many cases like this, where the job was conditional on the removal of the headscarf. Even when women register at a gym they are discriminated against - some gyms forbid religious signs, especially the veil" (para 5)
April 23, 2015, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"At the age of 74, Carmen Lopez has proven that it’s never too late to learn. She is one of the 412 people in this small town in central El Salvador who recently learned to read and write. 'I was sad that I couldn’t write a letter or a receipt. But now I’m happy because I can,' she told IPS at the ceremony where Education Ministry authorities declared Tapalhuaca, population 4,000, an illiteracy-free zone. A place is declared free of illiteracy when 96 percent of the inhabitants have learned to read and write. In the case of this small town in the department or province of La Paz, the proportion ...more
April 15, 2015, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"In a major shift, Iran announced Saturday that women would be allowed to attend big sporting events, reversing a rule that had barred them from entering stadiums to watch matches attended by men" (para 1). "A Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports official told the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency that women and their families would be allowed to attend most athletic events, except for those of 'masculine' sports, like wrestling or swimming, during which male athletes wear uniforms or suits that cover little of their bodies. Women will most likely be assigned to special sections in the stadiums, while mixed seating will be available for families" (para 3-4). "Iran ...more
Jan. 18, 2015, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"Sidreh is one of the Negev's leading NGO’s, and the first organization of its kind to promote a sustainable income generating project by transforming women’s traditional weaving skills into a professional manufacturing business that empowers women both socially and economically. Over 70 women participate in the production of rugs, bags and pillow cases; from spinning, dyeing, twining, weaving and quality control, as a unique process that is hardly seen anywhere else in the world. As part of its efforts to generate awareness about Bedouin women’s needs and livelihood, Sidreh has opened a Visitor’s Center where people can learn about the weaving process and meet some of its beneficiaries. Making our ...more
Jan. 17, 2015, 11:36 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"Sulabh International works education...and vocational skills to provide abandoned widows, all of which helps to create a community" (3). "The White Rainbow Project is another organization working to brighten the widows’ prospects. White Rainbow is introducing income-producing crafts, with all products made from recycled paper, saris and other Indian found objects. In turn, White Rainbow Project “sells and tells” back in America" (7)