The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
women in the world.

Latest items for WAM-DATA-1

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)
Sept. 12, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"Amnesty International understands that the interrogations focused, in particular, on two local initiatives: a website called 'Feminist School', which posts reports and articles on issues related to feminist theories and practices and the state of women’s rights in Iran and globally; and the Campaign to Change the Masculine Face of Parliament, launched ahead of the February 2016 parliamentary elections in Iran to push for the increased presence of pro-women’s rights candidates in parliament. Members of both initiatives have been pressured to close or suspend their activities and practice heightened self-censorship...The Feminist School website has not been updated since the middle of February 2016"(para 6-7)."The latest target of this intensified crackdown ...more
Aug. 16, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1

"Critics of the [burkini] bans have said they unfairly targeted Muslims in the wake of deadly terrorist attacks in France and elsewhere in Europe. The bans provoked a backlash, particularly photographs spread online showing armed police officers confronting women wearing burkinis, or other clothing — like a veil, a tunic and leggings — covering most of the body"(para 13)
Aug. 9, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"BILISI, Georgia – The camera zooms in, panning across a marble mantle covered with family photos of three young boys and their happy, smiling parents, then stops on what studies have shown is a statistically uncommon sight in Georgia: A father – in this case Zviad Kvaratskhelia, best-selling author and publisher – sitting in his living room, spending the day alone with his kids – Nikoloz, age 5, Demetre, 3, and Alexandre, 1.The scene is from Georgia’s hit new reality TV show, Fathers, which was supported by UNFPA and aired for 10 episodes last fall. Each episode featured a well-known Georgian man going through a day’s routine with his children ...more
July 7, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1

“´The sad reality is that sexist comments remain absolutely normal, also in the Spanish media, but that such criticism of women is the most visible but least dangerous part of the problem,´ Ms. Colau said in an interview last year¨(para 22)
July 5, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

¨Last summer the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, banned advertisements showing scantily clad women from the city’s public transportation system, saying they promoted unhealthy or unrealistic body images¨(para 12)
Jan. 4, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

“On August 29, the country’s second leading television broadcaster, Imedi TV, abruptly announced the cancellation of two popular political talk programs and the removal of Inga Grigolia, the shows’ well-known host. Grigolia asserted the programs’ cancellation and her abrupt removal were politically motivated, noting the programs had been the station’s highest-rated shows and that she had received no prior indication that Imedi’s managers were unhappy with them” (23).
Nov. 17, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"In matters of trafficking in persons, particularly women, upwards of 260,000 awareness-raising efforts have been conducted, more than 15,000 in the mass media. A total of 2,738 banners have been placed in public gathering places, and upwards of 422,000 posters and 5.3 million booklets have been distributed among the public" (22). "To prevent human trafficking, the Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan in 2012, together with law enforcement authorities, the Makhallya Fund, other non-governmental non-commercial organizations, local State authorities and representatives of the mass media held more than 5,130 meetings with students and the public, conducted 1,720 television and radio broadcasts, prepared more than 4,600 articles and distributed more than 1,100 copies ...more
Nov. 15, 2016, 6:47 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"Every time a heinous crime against women takes places, it is most likely to be reported in the press. Besides, there are many gender issues in the society that ought to get due space in the media, such as gender discrimination, female foeticide and violation of women’s rights"(para 6)."It has been found that crimes against women dominate the stories in gender beat. This category is in turn dominated by sexual violence against women that include rape and murders, followed by harassment and molestation"(para 7)."The local dailies have been found to cover gender issues mostly in the form of hard news. Very rarely do the publications come up with soft and ...more
Sept. 6, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"As a result of the Coalition’s effort to raise awareness on domestic violence and its consequences, more cases have begun to surface and been given media attention. Still, cases of femicide are woefully underestimated due to poor reporting mechanisms and a conscious effort to conceal cases by authorities and perpetrators’ families. To date, there exists a dearth of information on domestic homicides and no national agency that collects comprehensive data on cases in Armenia"(7)."Television is watched by the vast majority of Armenians and, thus, has far-reaching impact in shaping our perceptions and attitudes regarding a number of issues. Many of the most popular television programs reinforce misogynistic and patriarchal norms ...more
Aug. 5, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"Mention should be made of the election of a woman to the presidency of the Congolese Journalists’ Association. Moreover, the directors of eight print and other media editorial services and the owners of two television and radio channels are women...As many women as men are active in the fields of music, theatre and religion, among others" (11).
July 4, 2016, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"Since 2006, the Observatory of Discrimination on Radio and Television has been functioning with the aim of eradicating gender stereotypes by monitoring and analysing the form and content of radio and television broadcasts that might include some type and/or form of discrimination. The Observatory prepares reports on image of women portrayed in television programmes and advertising, with a view to urging changes in audiovisual language that could present sexist content. The Sexist Publicity Report 2014 identifies at least 31 advertising spots, television, news broadcasts and radio programmes that discriminate against women" (12). "The banning of sex trade advertisements, through Presidential Decree 936/11, helps to eliminate cultural patterns that identify women’s ...more
June 20, 2016, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"Government media institutions are active partners in advocacy against negative portrayal of women in media. A weekly interactive radio program, “Tinig Ng Kababaihan!” (Women’s Voices!), has been on air since May 2009 to raise public awareness on government’s efforts to promote gender equality and uphold women’s human rights, including those guaranteed under CEDAW. IEC materials on anti-VAW related laws have been produced and disseminated through comics, pamphlets, brochures and flyers. Orientation/briefings on the Anti-Violence against Women and their Children Act have been conducted in selected local government units" (16).
April 30, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

“Table 3.4 shows that television is the most popular mass media among ever-married women and currently married men (78 and 80 percent, respectively), followed by radio with 27 percent of women and 32 percent of men. Readership of print media is much lower for both women and men (12 and 24 percent, respectively). Since 2002-2003, there has been a decrease in the proportion of women exposed to all three media, from 9 percent to 6 percent in the 2007 IDHS” (27). “Women and men living in urban areas and those age 30-44 are more likely to have access to all three media than their rural counterparts or those in other ...more
March 31, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"The el-Bathy family discovered that found she had opened a second Facebook account where she was in contact with 'jihad recruiters' in the Paris region and had posted videos of women appealing for recruits to go to Syria. In one picture, a completely veiled woman, brandishing a Kalashnikov, appeared with the caption: 'Yes, kill! In the name of Allah,' in French. Fouad, a former French soldier, was devastated. 'She had a second Facebook account on which she spoke of making hijra [going to live in an Islamic country], and a second mobile phone to call the ‘sisters’,' Fouad told his local paper"(para 30-31)
March 31, 2016, 1:32 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"Girls as young as 14 or 15 are travelling mainly to Syria to marry jihadis, bear their children and join communities of fighters, with a small number taking up arms. Many are recruited via social media"(para 2)."The el-Bathy family discovered that found she [Nora] had opened a second Facebook account where she was in contact with 'jihad recruiters' in the Paris region and had posted videos of women appealing for recruits to go to Syria. In one picture, a completely veiled woman, brandishing a Kalashnikov, appeared with the caption: 'Yes, kill! In the name of Allah,' in French. Fouad, a former French soldier, was devastated. 'She had a second Facebook ...more
March 1, 2016, 1:01 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"Research shows that around 78 percent of all front-page press stories were attributed to men; 22 percent were by women" (32). "Of all those quoted or mentioned by name in the lead stories, 84 percent were men, and 16 percent women. There are also significant differences in the roles that named men and women play in news stories, for example, 83 percent of ‘experts’ were men. When it comes to named ‘victims’, of the stories that were gender-coded, 41 percent were women, as compared with 59 percent who were men; of gender-coded ‘survivors’ a mere 28 percent were women, whilst 72 percent were men" (32)
Feb. 29, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

""We do not have quantitative data, but portrayal is continually more sexualized as time goes on and as we realize more freedom we have since after the Soviet times. There is a lot of porn, and women are portrayed as sexual objects often on billboards, television, etc. It is seen as a freedom." Anna Cheburei" (12)