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Latest items for WAM-PRACTICE-1

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
Sept. 20, 2018, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Gang rape victims... are treated like outcasts despite being victims... In jurisdictions with a more humane criminal justice system and sensitive society, the victim is protected. However, naming and shaming is practiced exclusively for the victim by the media in Pakistan; the offenders are the ones that usually get immunity and anonymity" (para 4-5). "Recently BBC News reported the case of a teenage girl from rural Punjab who was subjected to gang rape and then the rapist had posted video of the crime on social media. The video showed her being raped by four men, one by one, while she pleaded for mercy. It spread rapidly through the towns and...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"These legislative provisions and regulatory measures have been accompanied by major efforts of awareness-raising and information targeting the population at large through educational campaigns in the traditional and non-traditional mass media, covering various issues on women’s human rights and political participation (with a view to the 2016 municipal elections); sexual and workplace harassment (State universities report an increase in this type of violence, attributable both to the change in internal regulations and information campaigns); economic rights; labour rights; the right to live a violence-free life, co-responsibility and care, and gender myths and stereotypes (the “Male Chauvinist in Rehabilitation” campaign in social media)" (19). "Lastly, in a consultation held among over...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-LAW-1

"No law addresses the unfettered availability of sexually explicit cartoons, comics, and video games, some of which depicted scenes of violent sexual abuse and the rape of children. Experts suggested a culture that appears to accept the depiction of child sexual abuse harmed children" (17). While this statement is focused on the exploitation of children, it is probable that majority of the children experiencing abusive depictions are young girls (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:06 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-LAW-1

"No law addresses the unfettered availability of sexually explicit cartoons, comics, and video games, some of which depicted scenes of violent sexual abuse and the rape of children. Experts suggested a culture that appears to accept the depiction of child sexual abuse harmed children" (17). While this statement is focused on the exploitation of children, it is probable that majority of the children experiencing abusive depictions are young girls (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The existence of gender bias in the school curriculum and textbooks, reinforcing traditional gender stereotypes" (10).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1

"It also notes with concern the prevalence of harmful practices such as child marriage in some areas of the State party and about the persistence of gender bias and gender stereotypes in the media" (5).
Aug. 24, 2018, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee remains concerned at the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society. It is particularly concerned at the persistence of such stereotypes in educational textbooks, which may have an impact on educational choices and the sharing of family and domestic responsibilities between women and men. The Committee is also concerned at: (a) The lack of a comprehensive strategy to eliminate patriarchal attitudes and discriminatory stereotypes, which are partly fomented by religion . . . (c) Discriminatory stereotypes faced by ethnic minority women, in particular Muslim women in Rakhine State" (page 7).
Aug. 20, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the efforts made by the State party to remove discriminatory gender stereotypes from teaching materials used in schools. It is nevertheless concerned about persisting stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, as well as derogatory statements and behaviour by high-level political figures with regard to women and public acquiescence to such statements and behaviour. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Put in place a comprehensive strategy with proactive and sustained measures aimed at both women and men at all levels of society, including political, traditional and religious leaders, to eliminate discriminatory stereotypes about the roles and...more
Aug. 15, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Department for Gender Equality in 2013/2014 published 2 publications: 'The Register of professions and titles of women' and 'Monitoring — gender sensitivity of Montenegrin media' . . . The Department for Gender Equality, through TAIEX programme of the European Commission in 2013 and 2014 organized the workshops on the gender equality policies for media representatives. The NGOs 'Centre for Civic Education' and 'Civic alliance', through project 'Speed up human rights', in January 2015 organized the training of gender equality in the media and the use of gender sensitive language for journalists . . . 'Gender sensitization of Montenegrin media — A step forward' project was implemented with the support...more
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-LAW-1

"The widespread use of gender stereotypes in the media, notwithstanding the adoption by the national television channel of a code of ethics to monitor discriminatory practices" (page 6).
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"As regards the work to eliminate gender stereotypes, the national television channel of Uruguay developed a code of ethics that includes, among other issues, the treatment of gender-based violence, discrimination and issues related to gender identity and sexual orientation, as well as self-regulation for content and promotion of equal participation between the sexes in the media . . . The Plan Ceibal has facilitated the dissemination of non-discriminatory content with a gender perspective. Since 2013 it has been doing coordination work with Inmujeres to develop computer tools for these undertakings" (page 10).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"NZOC [New Zealand Olympic Committee] has also embarked on an ambitious programme to change the quantity and style of media coverage with a focus on the upcoming Rio Olympic Games. This programme manages the supply of information regarding athletes/teams with consistent messaging, language and coverage irrespective of gender. Work is underway with journalists, media channels and athletes in support of this initiative. The impact will be tracked in the period leading up to and during the Olympic Games" (page 30-31).
June 8, 2018, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Furthermore, the Committee notes with concern: (a) That discriminatory stereotypes portraying women as mothers and housewives and men as active participants in economic and public life remain present in some textbooks, in particular textbooks for refugees, which are based on the Syrian curriculum" (page 13).
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Furthermore, the Committee notes with concern: (a) That discriminatory stereotypes portraying women as mothers and housewives and men as active participants in economic and public life remain present in some textbooks, in particular textbooks for refugees, which are based on the Syrian curriculum" (page 13).
June 5, 2018, 8:34 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Saudi Arabia has sought the help of Egyptian artist Ashraf Abdel Baqi to establish a mixed-gender Saudi theater troupe in the framework of the kingdom's social policy of becoming less sringent. Saudi Arabia recently opened its first cinema, is going to allow women to drive and held the first cycling competition in which women participated. To develop its performing arts sector, the kingdom invited Abdel Baqi, the founder of Masrah Masr theater troupe, to work in the country. Performances by Masrah Masr (Egypt Theater) were broadcast on the Saudi MBC TV network, Abdel Baqi’s efforts to build the Masrah al-Saudia (Saudi Theater) yielded their first results when a cast of...more
May 15, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-LAW-1

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to address stereotypes and harmful practices by, among other things, revising the national broadcasting code in 2010 to provide for minimum standards within the media and film industries in relation to combating stereotypes. The Committee remains concerned, however, at the persistence of harmful practices and discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, which perpetuate women’s subordination in the private and public spheres. It notes that such stereotypes also contribute to the increase in child marriage, polygamy and wife inheritance and, hence, to the disadvantaged and unequal status of women in society. The Committee...more
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Teachers, school textbooks and teacher training materials continue to convey discriminatory stereotypes regarding traditionally “female” and “male” roles in society, which leads to the perpetuation and reinforcement of the aforementioned stereotypes" (pg 8).
May 10, 2018, 7:17 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"“Show abusers the red card” campaign. This campaign, which is the fruit of a collaboration between the Argentine Government, Fundación Españoles en el Mundo, Asociación Cultural Latina Urbana and Asociación Civil Enlaces Territoriales para la Equidad de Género and the journalist Liliana Hendel, is centred around radio and television spots and posters in which leading figures from different spheres of Argentine life commit themselves to fighting abuse. Government representatives and leading figures in the arts and society took part in the Argentine launch of the “Show abusers the red card” campaign, which aims to mobilize the whole of society into preventing and condemning gender-based violence. In 2012, more than 10,000...more
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the measures taken by the State party to revise school texts and provide capacity-building to the judiciary on the negative impact of discriminatory stereotypes and preconceived notions of women’s roles and behaviour" (6).
May 5, 2018, 3:12 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the various educational, awareness-raising and training measures taken to eliminate discriminatory stereotypes and encourage equal sharing between women and men of household duties and parenting responsibilities, including the 'Daddy, get active!' media campaign and the 'We are all active' project, which promotes the reconciliation of work and family life" (5).
May 4, 2018, 10:48 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"South Korean movies often show images of unimaginable cruelty toward the female body. A popular television cooking show recently described sizzling strips of pork belly as ‘better-looking than the rear’ of a young girl-group member" (pp 10)
May 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Australia is committed to breaking gender stereotyping at all levels, including in the media and through achieving better work-life balance for parents, however Australian women still do significantly more unpaid work than men" (Pg 19). "In 2012, the WA Government launched the discussion paper Women and the Media: who do they think you are? to coincide with the inaugural United Nations International Day of the Girl Child. The paper’s launch included a screening of the US documentary Missrepresentation, which explores the links between women’s stereotyped portrayals in the media and their absence from leadership roles" (Pg 20).
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

“The Committee reiterates its concern about insufficient positive media portrayals and images of ethnic minority women, Roma women, migrant women and women with disabilities. The Committee also remains concerned that no measures have been taken to eliminate stereotypes in the education system and that school curricula and textbooks have not been revised" (5).