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April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The RS drafted specialized Guidelines on Gender Sensitive Reporting on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and special trainings and workshops for journalists were organized. The media make an integral part of most multisector teams in the FBiH, and special programmes are being developed for gender sensitive reporting on domestic violence. Five scientific researches on domestic violence in the FBiH were carried out, there around 500 different workshops, conferences and public gatherings organized and these events were attended by about 6,000 people" (20).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"A project on support for and social reintegration of women victims of violence in conflict situations in Côte d’Ivoire supported the production of an awareness-raising film on gender-based violence, targeting actors on the ground. The film, entitled Le défi de Fifi (Fifi’s challenge), premiered in Abidjan in 2014" (16). "The Ministry for the Advancement of Women and the Family and the Protection of Children has organized television and radio programmes to raise public awareness of the Convention, Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and the Beijing Platform for Action" (37).
March 26, 2019, 7:54 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"When Abenakyo returned home, she was hosted by the president and parliament of Uganda before being courted to be ‘tourism ambassador’ under the Tulambule campaign (let’s tour) aimed at showcasing Uganda’s beauty and culture. Abenakyo later opted out of this arrangement. But the idea of using beauty queens for tourism didn’t die, Uganda’s tourism minister teamed up with local organizers to bring a Ms Curvy beauty pageant. Unveiling the new 'Miss Curvy Uganda' campaign this week, the tourism minister Godfrey Kiwanda said, 'We have naturally endowed nice looking women that are amazing to look at. Why don’t we use these people as a strategy to promote our tourism industry?' He...more
March 26, 2019, 7:54 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"When Abenakyo returned home, she was hosted by the president and parliament of Uganda before being courted to be ‘tourism ambassador’ under the Tulambule campaign (let’s tour) aimed at showcasing Uganda’s beauty and culture. Abenakyo later opted out of this arrangement. But the idea of using beauty queens for tourism didn’t die, Uganda’s tourism minister teamed up with local organizers to bring a Ms Curvy beauty pageant. Unveiling the new 'Miss Curvy Uganda' campaign this week, the tourism minister Godfrey Kiwanda said, 'We have naturally endowed nice looking women that are amazing to look at. Why don’t we use these people as a strategy to promote our tourism industry?' He...more
March 26, 2019, 7:54 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"When Abenakyo returned home, she was hosted by the president and parliament of Uganda before being courted to be ‘tourism ambassador’ under the Tulambule campaign (let’s tour) aimed at showcasing Uganda’s beauty and culture. Abenakyo later opted out of this arrangement. But the idea of using beauty queens for tourism didn’t die, Uganda’s tourism minister teamed up with local organizers to bring a Ms Curvy beauty pageant. Unveiling the new 'Miss Curvy Uganda' campaign this week, the tourism minister Godfrey Kiwanda said, 'We have naturally endowed nice looking women that are amazing to look at. Why don’t we use these people as a strategy to promote our tourism industry?' He...more
March 22, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Moreover, in an effort to provide easy access to relevant material and good practices for an education on Gender Equality, the Pedagogical Institute has launched a webpage dedicated to Gender Equality, which includes useful information, bibliography and material that teachers can use to ensure equal opportunities of both genders in the learning process" (23). "The NMWR contributes substantially to reforming social attitudes and eliminating gender stereotypes, which are identified as the major obstacles to the advancement of women. This is also one of the six priority areas of the SAPGE (2014-2017), which places particular emphasis on education and the elimination of gender stereotypes through activities under the Chapter on “Elimination...more
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Women did not hold an equal share of political positions in local opposition governance bodies but remained active in civil society, humanitarian assistance delivery, media, and education" (para 200).
March 20, 2019, 11:36 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The government and media focused national attention on gender-based violence. The president and former presidents spoke publicly against gender-based violence" (10).
March 18, 2019, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"There were numerous cases of sexual harassment reported in the media throughout the year" (19).
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the measures taken by the State party to combat harmful practices within its territory and abroad, including the adoption of legislation specifically criminalizing child and/or forced marriage and female genital mutilation and the comprehensive, periodically renewed action plan, which can be characterized as a good practice, to combat those harmful practices and crimes in the name of so called honour. It also welcomes the fact that the State party was one of the first countries to criminalize hate speech, including online sexual hate speech and online revenge porn" (6). "The Committee is nevertheless concerned that: (...) (b) Section 185 of the Penal cide does not include gender...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The State devotes considerable attention to conducting research and publishing studies on women’s issues. It holds seminars and panel discussions on the subject" (23). "The Qatar Media Foundation is committed to offering radio and television programmes about women in various pivotal areas, including women and sports, women’s employment, marital life, living and the municipal elections, women’s retirement, women and the liberal professions, and women in the media. It also presents reports on the achievements of the Qatari women on International Women’s Day" (24). "National educational materials in the Arabic language include, but are not limited to, the following: affirmation of the status of women and their equal partnership with men...more
Feb. 28, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"'I lost my dignity' (2018) is a paper researched by the Human Right Council which covers cases of sexual and gender-based violence in Syria. It found members of armed groups Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham responsible for rape war crimes and causing 'severe psychological and physical harm on women and girls by imposing religious dress code and denying their freedom of movement'" (para. 8).
Feb. 27, 2019, 6:37 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Tonight's episode of Channel 4's Unreported World travels to Mauritania, where being fat is seen as a sign of wealth and beauty. Presenter Sahar Zand learns about the so-called 'feeding season', when girls as young as 11 are made to spend two months eating kilos of porridge and couscous, and drinking litres of sweetened camel milk, in the hope they will pile on the pounds" (para. 2 - 3).
Feb. 14, 2019, 10:48 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The government also restricted the activities of a nonofficial writers union, the independent Union of Belarusian Writers, and extensively supported the progovernment Union of Writers of Belarus. Authorities harassed distributors of books authored by critical and independent writers or written in the Belarusian language. Authorities did not allow local printing of books by Sviatlana Aleksievich, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, although her books were widely available in bookstores and online, primarily in Russian editions" (21).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Government welcomed the recent report: Depictions, Perceptions and Harm from the UK’s advertising regulator (the Advertising Standards Authority), which examined the effect of gender stereotypes in advertising. The report provides evidence to show that adverts that include stereotypical gender roles or characteristics have the potential to cause harm. The Government is considering options for how UK Government can work with the sector to ensure that adverts depict both women and men in a positive way... To put in place a new system of voluntary press self-regulation, the Press Recognition Panel (PRP) was established by Royal Charter. The PRP is independent from government and its function is to assess if...more
Feb. 3, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned about: (a) The persistence of discriminatory gender stereotypes about the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society; (b) Stigmatizing and derogatory political statements and public campaigns targeting women in political and public life, including women human rights defenders; (c) The persistence of discriminatory gender stereotypes and sexist portrayals of women in the mass media and in advertisements; (d) The negative influence and advocacy of men’s and fathers’ rights groups, which undermine the recognition of women’s human rights, in particular equality in family life" (5).
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Information that textbooks used in the Arab education system contain negative stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men, notwithstanding the adoption in 2015 of a guideline on teaching methods, which requires that all textbooks undergo “gender-focused editing” before approval by the Ministry of Education" (pg. 13).
Jan. 17, 2019, 3:09 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"This Lima-based regional network that is active in 15 countries is carrying out the campaign 'Child Pregnancy is Torture', which has contributed to raising awareness about this silenced issue in the international community...It also called for prevention measures through comprehensive sex education with a gender perspective from early childhood onwards, the inclusion of such content in the media, and a halt to the sexualisation of girls in the media" (para. 11, 13).
Jan. 10, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"It started with a visit to Kaya's hometown by well-known Turkish folk singer Sibel Can. Can was a judge on a moderately popular TV singing show, and she was convinced Kaya could be a star. A promotional video posted online shows Can, Kaya and her mother on a couch as Kaya sings her mother's favorite song. Kaya then finds herself on stage, in full makeup and evening dress, with her mother—wearing a headscarf—watching anxiously from the audience. From Kaya's very first notes she seems to be a hit, earning cheers and applause from the beginning to the end of her performance" (para 2-3).
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, WAM-PRACTICE-1

"There were recurring references to transactional sex and allegations that women students preferred ‘sugar daddies,’ echoing a dominant media focus in Nigeria on the alleged 'immorality' of women undergraduates. Given such views, the residential hall authorities blamed gender-based violence on the victims, holding women responsible for their own sexual harassment because of their 'indecent dressing'" (para 18).
Jan. 8, 2019, 7:55 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"As local and politically outspoken women are a Western media clickbait favorite, women’s images and statements are frequently used in the stories about protests even if few women are present. The veil, even when it is a minor player, seems to have become a reductive symbol of women's participation in wider movements. According to Mahnaz Shirali, a researcher at Sciences Po Paris and author of 'The Mystery of Contemporary Iran,' the coverage of the Iranian protests in European and American media has indeed often been 'partial and sometimes superficial.' 'It’s true that the question of the veil is important and a symbol of the regime's repression, but Iranian society's —...more
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-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
Jan. 2, 2019, 6:35 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Free Women Writers works to decrease violence against women by highlighting the stories of women who have overcome and those who continue to resist and fight it. We write to say that gender-based violence is not normal or acceptable and that we will no longer silently tolerate it. We write to create a safe space for women to tell their stories and know that they are not alone" (para 2). "Through the women at Free Women Writers and the hundreds of bloggers who contribute from around the country, I have learned that speaking up against street harassment, domestic abuse, and sexual and physical violence are not only essential for fighting...more
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned at the persistence of harmful practices such as child marriage and of discriminatory stereotypes and deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society. The Committee is particularly concerned: (a) That the State party has no comprehensive strategy to eliminate patriarchal attitudes and discriminatory stereotypes; . . . (d) That the evaluation of the impact of programmes, such as that on “defining masculinity excellence”, and the television series Gender on Your Agenda: You’ve Got Male in eliminating stereotypes and changing attitudes towards the roles of women and men in society has not been completed." (page 6).more
Dec. 1, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"But scholars say Japanese women are far less likely to describe nonconsensual sex as rape than women in the West. Japan’s rape laws make no mention of consent, date rape is essentially a foreign concept and education about sexual violence is minimal. Instead, rape is often depicted in manga comics and pornography as an extension of sexual gratification, in a culture in which such material is often an important channel of sex education" (para 10, 11).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"An analysis of both customary law and practices indicates that women in Burma hold a lesser status in society . . . In part, this stems from the prevalence of negative gender stereotypes and assumptions in the media. This failure strongly suggests the need for promoting awareness of law and legal rights among women and for establishing the means to enforce rights on paper such as complaint centers. This is especially important at the local and village level in ethnic areas, where discriminatory stereotypes are deeply embedded in society and culture" (page 6). "Despite the Committee’s 2008 recommendation to introduce curricula and textbooks that are not sex-discriminatory, little has been...more
Nov. 9, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Saudi working women have launched a social media hashtag to reject links between the rise in divorce figures and the trend of women taking up employment" (para 1).
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"In ultra-Orthodox areas of Jerusalem, vandals damaged images of women participating in bat mitzvah celebrations in advertisements" (para 160)
Oct. 5, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned at the persistence of negative and patriarchal stereotypes of women and girls in school curricula and textbooks" (Pg 12).
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"In the framework of ongoing efforts to develop education, the Government has sought to change stereotypes in school curricula and textbooks regarding the types of work that men and women perform. The Government treats in a balanced way the roles of men and women and boys and girls in subjects covered by school curricula and in pictorial representations of situations of daily life. The Ministry of Education has paralleled this with efforts to incorporate concepts of human rights and the rights of the child and women in education to provide integral educational curricula for grades 1-12, in cooperation and partnership with UNICEF. Child rights curricula have also been designed for...more