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Latest items for WAM-DATA-1

April 2, 2021, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"When the Zanan-e Emrooz magazine started publishing again in June 2014, after eight years of suspension, women's rights activists in Iran felt a spark of hope that there would be further oppurtunities to demand women's rights. However, the life of the magazine was short-lived. After less than a year and only publishing 11 issues, the Press Supervisory Council ordered its closure on April 27, 2015. The council's speaker said the suspension was due to Zanan-e Emrooz 'encouraging the anti-social and religiously unsanctioned phenomenon known as white marriage'" (para 1). "Though this marked the magazine's second suspension, many journalists concerned with women’s issues consider the accusation of 'encouraging white marriage' as...more
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"The results of the survey of the Mass Media Institution (2013) certify that men are the heroes of the published editions, on the average, in 80 per cent of cases, and only in 20 per cent of cases MSM materials are devoted to women. The women are more often mentioned in not serious publications, society columns, rumours of family life of the famous people, and dress description. 82 per cent of all experts are represented by males and only 18 per cent are women. Women in the majority of cases act as experts in medicine, culture and law, but almost do not comment policy and economics" (29).
Dec. 31, 2020, 1:51 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"The heated Valentine's Day demonstration was sparked by outrage over the murder of 25-year-old Ingrid Escamilla in Mexico City and the publication of graphic photos of her mutilated corpse in newspapers" (para 3). "Hundreds also marched to the offices of a media outlet that published grisly images of the crime scene and a newspaper truck outside was set ablaze" (para 7). "Indignation grew after some local media published horrific photos of the skinned corpse, apparently leaked by city police officers. The protesters read a statement Friday saying 'it enrages us how Ingrid was killed, and how the media put her body on display'" (para 17-18). "The Interior Department said in...more
Sept. 20, 2020, 9:30 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"In music, 0% of recipients were women for the Birgit-Nillson Prize and 20% of recipients were women for the Ljunggren Competition for Young Musicians." In literature, 50% of recipients were women for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and 50% of recipients were women for the Peter Pand Prize. In visual arts, 42% of recipients were women for the Fredrik Roos Arts Grand and 80% of recipients for the Rolf Schock Prize were women. In film and audiovisual arts, 30% of recipients were women for the Guldbaggen Awards for Best Film and 20% of recipients for the Dragon Awards: Best Nordic film were women."
Sept. 20, 2020, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"In music, 17% of recipients for the Edison Oeuvre Prize were women and 30% of recipients for the Dutch Music Award were women. In literature, 10% of recipients for the Libris Literary Prize were women and 60% of recipients for the BNG Prize for New Literature were women. In visual arts, 60% of the recipients for the Prix de Rome were women and 29% of recipients for the Johannes Vermeer Award were women. In film and audiovisual arts, 40% of the recipients for Golden Calf Award were women and 28% of the Golden Film Award("Gouden Film") were women."
Sept. 20, 2020, 9:22 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"In music, 11% of the recipients for Targhe Tenco:Canzone were women and 0% of the recipients for Targhe Tenco:Opere Prime were women. In literature, 50% of the recipients for Premio Campiello were women and 60% of recipients for Campiello Giovani were women. In visual arts, 46% of recipients for Arte Laguna Prize were women while 40% of recipients for Furla Award were women. In film and audiovisual, 14% of recipients for the Golden Lion were women and 18% of recipients for the Young Cinema Award were women."
Sept. 20, 2020, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"In music, 18% of the recipients for Victories de la Musique were women while 83% of the recipients for the Prix Constantin were women. In literature, 9% of the recipients for The Grand Prix du Roman de L'Academie Franciase were women while 20% of recipients for The Goncourt Prize(Category:First Novel) were women. I visual arts, 18% of the recipients for the Marcel Duchamp Prize were women while 60% for the Prix Teophile Schuler prize were women. In film and audiovisual, 0% of recipients for the Cesar Award for Best Film were women and 13% of the recipients for Cesar Award for Best First Feature Film were women."
Sept. 20, 2020, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"In the context of the 2014 Real Gender Equality Act, the French public service media organizations France Télévisions and Radio France agreed to promote gender quotas for women. Among the experts invited to TV and radio shows, at least 30% must be women; in terms of media portrayal, there must be at least 25% female representation."
Sept. 20, 2020, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"In film and audiovisual, 10% of recipients for the Eagle; Polish Academy Award for Best Film were women and 33% of recipients for Eagle: Polish Academy for Discovery of the Year were women"
Sept. 20, 2020, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"In visual arts, 27% of recipients for WRO Media Art Biennale were women while 25% of recipients for Griffin Art Space Lubicz Prize were women"
Sept. 20, 2020, 9:11 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"In literature, 60% of the recipients for the Nike Literary award were women while 10% of recipients for the Koscielski Award were women"
Sept. 20, 2020, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"In music, 11% of recipients of the Golden Fryderyk (Lifetime Achievement Award) award were women and 31% of recipients were women for the Fryderyk -Best Debut(Popular Music and Jazz)."
Sept. 20, 2020, 9:07 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"In Poland's visual art academics, women make up 34% of assistant professors, 25% of associate professors and only 17% of full professors. These numbers are low, considering the 77% female share of the student body."
April 19, 2020, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1

"The survey gathered information on exposure to family planning messages in the media among women and men age 15-49. In the few months prior to the survey, 23% of women and 44% of men heard a family planning message on the television; which makes television the most likely source of family planning messages. Respondents were also exposed to family planning messages via radio (2% of women and 7% of men), newspapers (3% of women and 19% of men), and mobile phones (1% of women and 2% of men). Despite these messages appearing in various media, 76% of women and 51% of men were not exposed to any family planning messages...more
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1

"The state has enhanced guidance and management of the media and has trained media workers to enhance their awareness of gender equality. China has improved supervision to ensure news media and advertising agents exercise strict self-discipline and avoid any discrimination against women in the media by depreciating or denying their independent personality. China has vigorously publicized the positive contribution made by women to economic and social development. Women are playing an important role in the media. By the end of 2014, female journalists and editors had made up 44.1 percent of qualified staff in this area" (para. 36).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"Roughly ten press and media organizations represented by some 30 journalists established the network of gender and police journalists in November 2014" (5).
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism has made efforts to raise awareness and visibility of CEDAW as well as of the human rights of women, violence against women through various activities and the media means in which women journalists actively participated. The number of journalists and news anchors on TV and radio is 676 in total, of whom 35 per cent are women. The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism mainstreams gender into its sector-wide plans to produce media based on the needs and interests of women and girls, safeguard against pornography and promote gender capacity building. These activities of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism also contributed...more
Feb. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"It is acknowledged that media outlets play an important role in raising the gender awareness of the population. The analyses of gender equality coverage by Moldovan media show that, during the past years, newspapers published an increasing number of materials referring to gender, which is welcome. At the same time, biased, discriminatory and sexist materials can still be encountered. Studies show that among professionals in press articles, men constitute 61%, women 16%, while 23% are articles showing women and men in a balanced perspective. It is considered in Moldova that men “do politics”, while women “are brought into politics”; men appear to be more concerned about business, while women, even...more
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1

"Almost 50% of young women Internet users have had to field requests to send sexualized photos, talk about sex or act in front of a web camera. Only 13% of young men have had the same experiences" (page 9) (Coder comment: Such disparity in the number of requests indicates how the general public expects women to be represented online - ARR).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1

"The office developed program plans with the 11 regional offices, including those within the indigenous reservations, and as of September held two workshops in each region with 6,000 participants. The Panamanian Observatory Against Gender-Based Violence, run by the Ombudsman’s Office, translated a 67-page booklet on women’s rights into the Ngabe and Guna languages and distributed it on both reservations, as well as printing the booklet in braille. The observatory also joined private media conglomerate MEDCOM in a campaign to create awareness of domestic violence"(16)."The observatory [The Panamanian Observatory Against Gender-Based Violence, run by the Ombudsman’s Office] also joined private media conglomerate MEDCOM in a campaign to create awareness of domestic...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"Violence against women, because of the nature of violation, continues to be the most reported issue when it comes to media coverage of women. However, little attention is given to the other insurmountable challenges women face in their daily lives" (para 5).
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"The case was popularized in part by Abdullah Khan of the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies, who posted an account of the murder on Facebook and tweeted an image of the girl’s body" (para 6). "Khan’s photo of the burnt body went viral, and the case was picked up by local media, police, and even a member of the Provincial Assembly" (para 9).
Dec. 8, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"Backpage.com, one of the world’s largest classified ad websites and a frequent target in the political battle against sex trafficking, closed its adult ads section Monday in the United States, claiming to be the victim of a government witch hunt.The extraordinary move came shortly after the release of a scathing U.S. Senate report that accused Backpage of hiding criminal activity by deleting terms from ads that indicated sex trafficking or prostitution, including of children"(para 1-2)."The Senate committee’s review of the company documents, totaling more than 1.1-million pages, found evidence that Backpage knowingly facilitated prostitution and child sex trafficking, according to the report"(para 5)
Nov. 7, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1

"[Iman] Assaf said, 'We will work in the coming phase on promoting the guideline [Guideline for Women's Employment Rights] through workshops and forums with women and employers and through media interviews to explain and clarify it to society'"(para 12)
Sept. 29, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1

"In a recent revelation in a BBC documentary that sparked wide condemnations in the region and in sections of the International media, Eric Aniva admitted to being HIV positive and being paid by parents to perform the traditional ritual of having sex with around 104 young girls in a cleansing ritual to mark their rite of passage to adulthood"(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: WAM-DATA-1

"In its 30 episodes, the Program [a radio program designed by a NGO for women] will address number of topics related to economic empowerment, the importance of the work of women, how to start small and medium-sized enterprises, the entities provide financial & technical support and financial and non-financial services. It also will address political participation for women, the role of local councils, the importance of women's participation in the local councils, women's quota as stated in the Constitution. Additionally, the program will discuss the participation in the public life including board members of sporting clubs, and the effective role for female parliamentarians in the parliament. Some episodes will address...more
Sept. 20, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1

"We have translated Spanish and Achuar versions of the documentary film collaboration with the organization, Girls Thinking Global. The film, 'The Heart of Everything—Jungle Mamas: Changemakers in the Amazon' features the origin story behind what made Jungle Mamas possible in addition to how the program is successfully working today to reach the entire Achuar population of Ecuador (approximately 7,000 people) by training Community Maternal Health Promoters.These Community Maternal Health Promoters, some of whom are featured in the documentary, are the women who are on the frontlines, working to provide prenatal care, attend births, and provide post-partum follow-up; ultimately working to prevent maternal and neonatal deaths for families living in the...more
Sept. 15, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1

"However what women in prison need is more exposure. CCF is the only organization in the country that focuses on the intersection of criminal justice, higher education, and gender. We need more to be the voice of incarcerated women. We need more to discuss the needs, desires, and aspirations of incarcerated women, who have been ignored for too long.We need to have an honest conversation about the state of women in prison, and discuss how we can help. On August 9th at 2PM EST, CCF will be hosting a Twitter TownHall on #WomenInPrison. I hope you will join us for the crucial discussion on the issues facing women in prison...more
Sept. 14, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1

"The Brazilian teenage girl who says she was brutally gang raped in a Rio de Janeiro slum is speaking out about the attack and the related graphic video that went viral"(para 1)."The scandal erupted last week when a 38-second video was posted to Twitter, showing the victim naked and unconscious while male voices bragged about 'at least 30' people having sex with her"(para 7)