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Latest items for SRACE-PRACTICE-2

Nov. 7, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"The Saudi education ministry said on Tuesday that P.E. for girls would start with the coming academic year, marking a slight loosening of the rules in a country that has long had one of the world’s most restrictive environments for women" (para. 3). "Saudi Arabia first formally allowed sports for girls in private schools four years ago, although girls whose families permitted it have worked out and played sports in private settings" (para. 12). "The kingdom still faces challenges in establishing physical education classes across its large network of public schools. Saudi universities do not train female gym teachers, and most girls’ schools lack sports facilities" (para. 16).more
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"Another problem is the cost of driver’s education for women, which is four to five times as expensive when compared with what men pay" (para 35).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: GP-DATA-5, SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"These reporting centers were in addition to the 298 government-operated women’s offices (one in each municipality) providing a wide array of services to women focusing on education, personal finances, health, social and political participation, environmental stewardship, and prevention of gender-based violence. The quantity and quality of services provided at these offices varied" (para 103)
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"The National Social Tourism System has been developed to give the greatest possible number of people an opportunity to enjoy leisure and recreation, enabling travel to quality tourist sites at affordable prices; it is a joint endeavour of BPS and MTD. Women, both workers and senior women, are in the majority among the system’s users as well as in specific programmes aimed at women (quinceañera debutantes, domestic workers, Women’s Commune) (Tables 55 and 56)" (page 40-41).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"The New Zealanders and the Arts 2014 survey measures the levels of engagement (attendance and participation) with the arts. Of adults 15 years and over, more women (42 per cent) than men (32 per cent) attended an arts event in the last 12 months" (page 30).
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"Since 1958, the State of Kuwait has accorded considerable attention to literacy and adult education programmes. It is a concern that has developed over the decades to the point where illiteracy has fallen to 2 per cent among Kuwaitis, concentrated mostly among those over the age of 60. It must be stressed that these programmes neither ignore women nor discriminate between men and women. Article 4 of Legislative Decree no 4 (1981), on illiteracy, stipulates that education is compulsory for the following: 1. Illiterate male Kuwaitis over the age of compulsory education according to the Compulsory Education Act but below the age of 40; 2. Illiterate female Kuwaitis below the...more
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

Annex No. 4 on page 55 shows the number of female beneficiaries of programmes launched by the Ministry of Education to combat illiteracy from 2004-2015. The number of female beneficiaries varied by year, but the total number of the government programmes to combat illiteracy from 2004-2015 was 37,821 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"In the report What is the situation in 2014 – monitoring disability policy (Hur är läget 2014? — uppföljning av funktionshinderspolitiken) from 2014 the Swedish Agency for Participation reports that women with disabilities participate more in sports than men with disabilities. It is also more common for women to visit cultural activities . . . A large proportion of state support for the participation of young people in cultural activities goes via the adult education associations. In study circles with a cultural orientation there is an over-representation of boys and young men. In 2012, the participation in such circles was 60 per cent boys and young men and 40 per...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"In the Philippines’ Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya), municipal local government or NGOs sometimes collaborate as part of the counterparting for the program by providing transport arrangements to beneficiaries who have to travel long distances to receive grants or attend training sessions. The program was launched by the Government of the Philippines in 2008 with support from the World Bank and the Australian Agency for International Development, and supported by ADB [Asian Development Bank] since 2010 through a $400 million loan and technical assistance. It currently covers 3.9 million households that have been identified through the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction, with plans for expansion (ADB 2012,...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"Thus, public works programs are an opportunity to teach women new skills, allowing them in time to graduate out of the program and enter other income-raising activities outside the home. This is one of the interesting features of another ADB [Asian Development Bank]-funded rural road maintenance project, part of the Yunnan Integrated Road Network Development Project (YIRNDP) in Yunnan Province in the southwest of the PRC (Box 8)"(58)."The program also included a skills development and entrepreneurship training component. Women were trainined in both classrooms and in field visits in traditional as well as new activities. The latter involved new technologies, such as buffalo dairy farming, winter agriculture, and new cash...more
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"In the Rural Infrastructure Improvement Project in Bangladesh supported by ADB [Asian Development Bank], women are rewarded financially—partly in cash and partly by transfers to their bank accounts—for maintaining designated segments of rural roads. The program includes training and is linked to income-generating activities, allowing women to graduate from the program after 4 years (ADB 2012, p. 31)"(58)
Oct. 2, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"Service providers available during the court [Human Trafficking Intervention Court] mandated programmes offer yoga classes, art therapy or group therapy.Social workers help clients sort issues with immigration, housing, or child care"(para 7)
Sept. 29, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1, SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"Now, Xiufang and members of the rural women’s grassroots organization share their experience of changing village rules and regulations with other villages. They also showcase their talent and have initiated innovative activities, including local dramas, holding weddings and funerals that respect both women and men, and showcasing murals and embroidery to educate the public about the implementation of gender sensitive rules and regulations"(para 7)
Sept. 26, 2017, 2 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1, SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"As part of Women's Voices Program funded by UN Women- Fund for Gender Equality; the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights (ECWR) cooperated with Radio Sawt El Arab to launch the radio program titled 'She& Her Sisters'. This program aims to support the Egyptian women and discuss the issues that affect the society in general and women in particular such as the political empowerment for women and their participation in the local councils and the parliament, economic empowerment, the importance of the work for women and the extent of their participation in the labor force, women’s rights in Islam, in addition to the importance of acquiring the different soft skills such...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"'He [Omaima's father] told me that I should speak up if something is wrong and encouraged me to talk to the girls about this subject in order to discourage the practice,' Omaima told Al-Monitor in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp, where she has lived with her parents and four brothers since they fled Syria in 2012. Encouraged by her parents and inspired by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai — she read her biography — Omaima, who will turn 15 in March, started campaigning against child marriage. First she spoke to her classmates and encouraged them to talk to their parents about it, and later she organized events such as art...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"'He [Omaima's father] told me that I should speak up if something is wrong and encouraged me to talk to the girls about this subject in order to discourage the practice,' Omaima told Al-Monitor in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp, where she has lived with her parents and four brothers since they fled Syria in 2012. Encouraged by her parents and inspired by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai — she read her biography — Omaima, who will turn 15 in March, started campaigning against child marriage. First she spoke to her classmates and encouraged them to talk to their parents about it, and later she organized events such as art...more
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)