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June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"In the past 12 months, 6% of women and 18% of men used the Internet. Among those who used the Internet in past 12 months, 58% of women and 48% of men used it nearly every day" (31). "Overall, use of bank accounts and ownership of mobile phones is low among both men and women. Findings suggest that men are more likely to own a bank account (17%) and mobile phones (52%) than women (10% and 33%, respectively) (Figure 16.3)" (256).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"Proportion of individuals who own a mobile telephone 98.8% male 96.7% female" (xxi). " Proportion of individuals using the Internet 88.9% male 85.3% female" (xxi). "Internet usage is almost as widespread; 91 percent of women and 89 percent of men access the Internet at least once per week" (31). "Overall, among respondents who had used the Internet in the 12 months before the survey, around 90 percent reported that they were online at least once a week during the month before the survey; 70 percent of women and 61 percent of men reported use almost every day during the month" (37).
May 10, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"Almost 7 out of 10 women (68%) have used the Internet in the past 12 months" (27). "Seven in 10 women have ever used the Internet, and nearly all of the women who have used the Internet used it in the past 12 months (Table 3.5). Among those using the Internet in the past 12 months, more than half (53%) accessed it almost every day, and 31% used it at least once a week" (29). "Almost 9 out of 10 women (86%) own a mobile phone (Figure 14.3)" (204).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"Overall, 73% of women and 84% of men age 15-49 use the internet" (27). "About two-thirds of women and men age 15-49 use the internet at least once a week (Tables 3.7.1 and 3.7.2)" (31). "The use of the internet is quite widespread, and men are more likely to use the internet then women (84% compared with 73%). Among women age 15-49, 64% use it at least once a week, 9% use it less than once a week, and 27% do not use it at all. Among men this age, these proportions are 67%, 17% and 16%, respectively" (32). "9 in 10 men and women own a mobile phone (94%...more
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"According to the International Telecommunication Union, 58 percent of the population used the internet in 2016" (page 17).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"A Qatari woman held the post of executive president of the Doha film foundation. There are also a number of outstanding Qatari women film directors" (56).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"Twelve percent of women age 15-49 report having used the internet in the past 12 months. Among those who had used the internet in the past 12 months, less than half used it on a daily basis during the past month (46%), while over one-third (36%) used it at least once a week (Table 3.5)" (31). "Mobile phone ownership is much lower in rural areas (48%) than in urban areas (71%). Similarly, among women who own a mobile phone, urban women are much more likely (18%) than rural women (4%) to use the phone for financial transactions" (235). "More than half of women (54%) own a mobile phone (Table 15.6...more
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"Overall, 4% of women and 12% of men age 15-49 have used the Internet in the past 12 months (Tables 3.5.1 and 3.5.2)" (36). "Men are slightly more likely than women to use the Internet on a daily basis; 36% of men report that they used the Internet nearly every day in the past month, compared with 34% of women" (36). "Twenty-seven percent of women and 55% of men owned mobile phones at the time of the survey" (228).
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"Results show that nearly two out of five women (38%) and one out of five men (21%) have not been exposed to any media. In the lowest economic quintile, this proportion is 66% for women and 51% for men. Among uneducated women and men, these proportions are equally high (56% and 45%, respectively). Regular reading of newspapers or magazines is less frequent: 13% of women and 24% of men report reading such materials at least once per week. However, among the highest educated women and men (24% and 41% respectively) and among those of the highest economic quintile (21% and 35% respectively), these proportions are much higher. Results according to...more
May 31, 2018, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"Ownership of a bank account and a mobile phone are reflections of autonomy and financial independence. Women and men interviewed in the 2015-16 TDHS-MIS were asked if they used an account in a bank or other financial institution and whether they owned a mobile phone. Those who owned phones were also asked if they used the phone for financial transactions. Over one-quarter of women use a bank account and more than half own a mobile phone. Seven in 10 women who have a phone say they use it for financial transactions (Table 15.7.1). Forty-three percent of men use a bank account and 69% own a mobile phone. Seventy-seven percent of...more
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"Forty-five percent of women and 60% of men listen to the radio at least once a week. Forty-six percent of women and 32% of men do not access newspapers, television, or radio at least once a week . . . Eight percent of women and 19% of men used the internet in the past 12 months" (page 51).
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"Between radio, television, and print, radio is the most frequently accessed form of media among both women and men; 45% of women and 60% of men listen to the radio at least once a week. However, significant percentages do not access any of the three media on a weekly basis (46% of women and 32% of men) (Tables 3.4.1 and 3.4.2). Trends: The percentages of women and men who read a newspaper or magazine at least once a week or listen to the radio at least once a week has declined since 2004-05. Overall, only 10% of women have ever used the internet. While more men than women have ever...more
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"Almost all boys (96%) and 54% of the girls had watched pornography" (page 10).
Dec. 13, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"...some 80% of Afghan women now have regular or occasional access to mobile phones" (para 4).
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-2

"Women also are informed about the program [Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program] and about their rights through the local media"(54)
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"In the PRC, a recent study found that women could seize the opportunities markets offered as well as men thanks to important investments in the infrastructure markets need to operate well, in particular:…roads, communications, and accessible wholesale marketing facilities, open to all and lightly taxed"(39-40)
Oct. 5, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"We learnt film making…shooting…editing. How does climate change impact our farming. We knew about it, but we did not have tools to express it. The government in Delhi how would they know about farming and other issues? Instead of documents, we felt through films we could convey our thoughts more effectively" (1). This is a quote from a female farmer at 8:20 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 26, 2017, 2 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"The message is followed by a riddle through a question about a significant issue to women's rights, and the answers are received via ECWR phone number"(para 2). This takes place on a radio program that a NGO created for women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Sept. 19, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"The shortage of traditional contraceptive methods like condoms has also fueled the rise in sterilization.Damarys Ramos, a gynecologist who works in Caracas, said Venezuelans often are limited to whatever contraception is available in stores or markets at the moment. More often than not, birth control can be found only on the black market — and at very high prices. Venezuelan women are hashtagging 'contraceptive method' on Instagram to find the illegal sellers and buy the products, explained Ramos. Abache, the PLAFAM director, said some black-market vendors are selling fake contraceptive methods"(para 8-9)
Sept. 15, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-2

The photograph shows Linda Burney's [the first indigenous woman elected to the Australian House of Representatives] twitter posts about beginning her term (ENB-Coder Comment)
Jan. 31, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"At village level, many are more bothered about women using mobile phones at all than they are about men using them to intimidate rape victims or to share videos of sexual assaults. A number of local councils in Uttar Pradesh, concerned with what they see as technology's corrupting effect on traditional moral values, have prohibited girls from owning mobile phones. 'There is so much pressure on girls, and if by any chance they do lay their hands on a phone or use ear phones to listen to music, then they are branded 'characterless''" (para 18-20).
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"In the area of information, the Demographic and Health Survey of 2006 indicates that nearly 25 per cent of women have no access to any of the media, compared to 31 per cent for rural women; the extension of national coverage by the creation of new entities (233 radio stations in 2008 compared to 178 in 2006) has improved the rate. Several local radio broadcasters, including rural stations, have arisen in the country" (41).
Nov. 11, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

"In the middle of telling her story, [Peninnah]Tombo's cheap cellphone buzzes. It's a 14-year-old girl named Joyce. Her father's cattle died in a drought, Joyce says, and he has decided to marry her off so that he can replace his stock. Joyce instead ran off to an aunt's house and has phoned Tombo for help"(para 9)
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

“About one-third of women and men have no regular exposure to any mass media” (31). “Men and women age 15-49 are about equally likely to be regularly exposed to any and all forms of media, including newspapers, television, and radio (Figure 3.2). Radio is the most common form of media exposure for both women and men across all subgroups. About one-third of women and men are not regularly exposed to any form of media” (33). “The proportion of people who are not regularly exposed to any mass media has increased slightly since 2009, from 29% to 32% among women and from 33% to 36% among men” (33). “Rural women are...more
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

“Fifty-three percent of household members age 13 and older own a mobile phone; ownership is 64 percent in urban and 48 percent in rural areas. Forty-five percent of adolescents (age p15-19) own a mobile phone; male adolescents are twice as likely as female adolescents to own a mobile phone (63 percent versus 31 percent)” (9). “Table 2.17 shows that 53 percent of the population owns a mobile phone. Urban people are more likely to own a mobile phone (64 percent) than rural people (48 percent). Men are almost twice as likely as women to own a mobile phone” (27). “In urban areas, 78 percent of men own a mobile phone...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

“Nine percent of women read a newspaper, 35 percent watch television, and 39 percent listen to the radio at least once a week. Only 7 percent of women have access to all three media at least once a week, and half do not have access to any of the three media at least once a week” (39). “The proportion of urban women who read a newspaper at least once a week is 15 percent, as compared with 5 percent among rural women. Urban women are much more likely than rural women to watch television once a week (55 percent versus 21 percent). Across states, women who reside in Abia are...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

“Radio is the most widely accessed mass media, with 81 percent of women and 83 percent of men listening to the radio at least once a week” (32). “Newspaper reading and television watching at least once a week by men is almost equal (52 percent and 51 percent, respectively), while for women the corresponding percentages are 49 percent for newspapers and 45 percent for television” (32). “Only 11 percent of women and 11 percent of men are not exposed to any of these media on a weekly basis” (32). “Eight in ten women (83 percent) in the highest wealth quintile read a newspaper at least once a week, compared with...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

“Men are more likely to have access to the media than women; 13 percent of men are exposed to all three media at least once a week compared with only 5 percent of women” (31). “Thirty-one percent of women and 14 percent of men age 15-49 are not exposed to any media” (31). “The data show that 52 percent of women and 78 percent of men age 15-49 listen to the radio at least once a week, and 51 percent of women and 66 percent of men watch television at least once a week. Exposure to print media is much less common; 9 percent of women and 17 percent of...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

“Men are more likely to have access to the media than women; 13 percent of men are exposed to all three media at least once a week compared with only 5 percent of women” (31). “Thirty-one percent of women and 14 percent of men age 15-49 are not exposed to any media” (31). “The data show that 52 percent of women and 78 percent of men age 15-49 listen to the radio at least once a week, and 51 percent of women and 66 percent of men watch television at least once a week. Exposure to print media is much less common; 9 percent of women and 17 percent of...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:53 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

“Radio is the most widely accessed mass media, with 81 percent of women and 83 percent of men listening to the radio at least once a week” (32). “Newspaper reading and television watching at least once a week by men is almost equal (52 percent and 51 percent, respectively), while for women the corresponding percentages are 49 percent for newspapers and 45 percent for television” (32). “Only 11 percent of women and 11 percent of men are not exposed to any of these media on a weekly basis” (32). “Eight in ten women (83 percent) in the highest wealth quintile read a newspaper at least once a week, compared with...more