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Latest items for WAM-PRACTICE-1

Jan. 1, 2021, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Still, like so many other men in Japanese politics, Mr. Suga has made public comments that reflect traditional views about a woman’s role in society" (para 25). "Mr. Kishida was roundly attacked on Twitter recently after posting a picture of his wife serving him dinner while she stood in the doorway looking more like a waitress than a partner" (para 27).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Audience members were captivated as the play unfolded around the story of a young girl forced into marriage and the struggles of life as a child bride. By the end, several were weeping openly and many resolved to protect their daughters from the same fate. Theater is certainly an effective way to shed light on an issue few want to discuss—and Pakistan-based nonprofit Sujag Sansar Organization, which promotes women’s rights, especially via anti–child marriage efforts in Dadu District, helms these performances" (para 1-2). "Girls and women are typically kept at home but SSO has opened primary schools and enrolled 547 girls since 2006. Graduates hope to gain admission to secondary...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

“There's outrage among Iranians over the removal of the images of girls from the cover of a third-grade math textbook in what critics say highlights gender discrimination and the sexist attitude of the country's officials” (para. 1). “The Education Ministry said the original cover showing two girls and three boys playing under a tree was "overcrowded" and that those who reviewed the book from "an artistic, aesthetic, and psychological perspective" had proposed to make it "less crowded." The ministry added that the girls are included inside the textbook as well as on the cover of other math textbooks” (para. 2). “Iran's vice president for women and family affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar,...more
Dec. 31, 2020, 4:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Hamas authorities of the Gaza Strip has appointed their first female spokesperson to represent the group’s communications with the international media. The hiring of Isra al-Modallal, a 23-year-old who speaks fluent British-accented English, as a spokeswoman for Hamas is part of a long-running push by the group to present a newer and friendlier face both to its own citizens and internationally" (para 1-2).
Dec. 31, 2020, 3:12 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Combined with the media’s glamorization of pregnancy, motherhood and reproductive anomalies — think Octomom, women giving birth to their own grandchildren and celebrities showing off baby bumps well into their 40s — these beliefs and messages create 'false expectations for the average woman struggling to conceive,' said Vodar" (para 7).
Dec. 31, 2020, 1:51 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-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). "La Prensa, a newspaper that ran the gruesome image on its cover, defended its record of reporting on crime and murder, subjects it said the government prefers to keep quiet. The paper also said it was open to discussion on adjusting its standards beyond legal requirements. 'We understand today that it hasn't been sufficient, and we've entered a process of deeper review,' the paper said in a front-page statement on Friday" (para 25-26). "Newspaper Pasala had filled...more
Dec. 24, 2020, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Meanwhile women's publications have also come under scrutiny, according to Shahla Sherkat, editor in chief of Zanane Emrooz (Women Today). Sherkat told AFP on Thursday she had been summoned by a media watchdog after a complaint had been lodged against her magazine for publishing pictures of women 'considered as objects'" (para 15-16).
Dec. 10, 2020, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

“A short video shot with a mobile phone was circulated Monday on social media networks showing a bare-headed woman cycling in front of a mosque” (para 3).
Dec. 9, 2020, 11:21 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

“In December 2019 American media organisation National Public Radio interviewed activists and experts about why rape is such an issue in India” (para 19).
Nov. 6, 2020, 11:05 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

“A television show that featured a demonstration of how to physically abuse your wife has sparked outrage in Cameroon and calls for an end to impunity in a country where violence against women runs high. The presenter of the show, on the privately owned Vision4 channel, demonstrated how to ‘calm’ a woman by squeezing her neck. ‘Grab her by the neck and press on it,’ Ernest Obama told viewers as he flexed his hand, to on-air laughter from fellow journalists. ‘The more she talks the more you press’” (para 1-3). “Cameroonian journalist Comfort Mussa, who initiated a movement to fight sexual harassment and violence against women, said that it was...more
Oct. 31, 2020, 11:42 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

“Papua New Guinea has been rocked by a sickening video appearing to show a top female athlete being beaten by a man in a horrific incident of domestic violence” (para 1). “Ms Kaore, who teaches women self defence, said she posted the video online to raise awareness about domestic violence” (para 6).
Oct. 22, 2020, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The state party report para 46 states that ‘Armenian television and radio companies play a significant role in the process of overcoming gender stereotypes’. It also provides information on TV and radio programs which cover gender issues, such as violence against women, forced prostitution, and women’s integration into the political, economic, social and cultural life of the county63. However, numerous studies conducted by local organizations and institutions show that the media representation of women and women’s issues in Armenia is far from being gender- sensitive and in reality lacks any capacity for changing the existing culture of violence and discrimination against women. On the contrary, media, TV shows, soap operas...more
Oct. 16, 2020, 1:16 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Huda founded the Egyptian Feminist Union, the organization behind l’Egyptienne, the first Egyptian feminist publication" (Para. 7).
Aug. 26, 2020, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

“[Mayor of NYC,] Mr. Bloomberg[,] is taking on the popular, unattainable notions of beauty promoted by professional image-makers with a campaign that tells girls that they are beautiful the way they are. Mainly through bus and subway ads, the campaign aims to reach girls from about 7 to 12 years old, who are at risk of negative body images… The ads show girls of different races and sizes, some playing sports and one in a wheelchair. Each one ends with the campaign’s overall slogan: ‘I’m beautiful the way I am.’ City officials and experts in adolescent health said it was the first campaign aimed at female body image that they...more
Aug. 10, 2020, 5:32 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3, WAM-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

“In September 2010, the secretary of the Muslim Community of Basel was acquitted of publicly inciting crime and violence. The charges were pressed after the 33-year-old made comments in a Swiss television documentary saying that Islamic Sharia law should be introduced in Switzerland and that unruly wives should be beaten. The judge said the defendant was protected by freedom of expression” (para 14).
Aug. 10, 2020, 3:09 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-LAW-1

“Two weeks ago, Wajeha Al-Huweidar and Fawzia Al-Oyouni, two Saudi activists, were sentenced to 10 months in prison and a two-year travel restriction for ‘corrupting’ Nathalie Morin, a Canadian national who has been trying to leave Saudi Arabia, for the past several years. Al-Huweidar and al-Oyouni gained, along with others, international visibility when they openly violated their country’s ban against women driving in 2011. Huweidar’s personal experience attests to the driving ban’s real and daily impact. When her mother developed a heart condition, Huweidar had to wait during critically important hours until a man could drive her to the city where her mother lived. A prominent and tireless activist, she...more
Aug. 10, 2020, 1:33 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

“Bao was fired as the vice-president of a Chinese oil company and resigned from his role advising the tech giant ZTE after the allegations and an interview with the victim were published in Chinese media this week” (para 3). “According to Chinese media, Xingxing reported the allegations to police in April 2019, but the investigation was closed before the month was out” (para 10).
Aug. 10, 2020, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

“But the current mutiny began in February with a trio of macabre, headline-grabbing femicides that shocked the nation and highlighted the government’s failure to protect women. First came the killing of 25-year-old Ingrid Escamilla on 9 February. She was stabbed and skinned by her partner before having a picture of her corpse splashed onto a local tabloid’s front page. Two days later a seven-year-old girl, Fátima Cecilia Aldrighetti Antón, was abducted and murdered in Mexico City, adding to the outcry. In Tijuana, meanwhile, all eyes were on a third crime: the murder of Marbella Valdez Villarreal, a 20-year-old student whose body was found on a rubbish dump on 8 February....more
Aug. 9, 2020, 8:29 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"So you would never see an assignment, like the school in Utah, which forced girls to go on dates with male classmates, telling girls to 'keep it to yourself' if they feel fat" (para 20).
Aug. 9, 2020, 8:25 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Sic of media, treating women as sex objects? That doesn't fly in Iceland, where a law bans gender discriminatory advertising" (para 1). "Iceland has no time for sexist books or assignments either" (para 19). "This applies to public advertising too. No ad may belittle any gender or go against the country's fierce mission to achieve gender equality" (para 25).
July 15, 2020, 7:26 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"As such, Iran’s education system, media and religious institutions must all be marshaled to combat these notions of paternal ownership, female purity and social reputation" (para 11).
June 23, 2020, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Under the IPA project Strengthening Media Freedom, a Report on the Situation regarding Gender Equality and the Status of Women in the Media has been prepared and will serve as the baseline document for the working party tasked with drafting the future strategy for the development of the public information system" (15). ". One of the advantages of prospective projects that are taken into account when awarding the funds is the contribution they would have to public information and improvement of the status and equality of all segments of the society, which has boosted the number and quality of the media projects addressing the issue of improving the status of...more
June 19, 2020, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"In September a video clip of a Johannesburg woman on a bus beating a pupil with a disability went viral. In the clip the pupil, who has bipolar disorder, is seen being beaten with bare fists. The bus driver is seen stopping the altercation and forcefully pushing the child off the bus. The attacker, a school cook, was charged with assault and suspended. The bus driver was also suspended" (30). "In March a video clip of a white man threatening to attack a black woman inside a restaurant went viral on social media. The man had approached the woman to alert her that his child was bullied by her child,...more
May 31, 2020, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Much publicity was given to women devoting themselves for the good of the society and collective, building harmonious family and being exemplary in the upbringing and education of children. In particular, feature films, novels and plays criticizing such practices as disregarding women’s role and persisting in male chauvinistic attitudes were produced for wide dissemination. As a result, awareness of the position and roles of women in society and family was raised significantly and the atmosphere of respecting women and giving prominence to them has been fostered on a higher degree" (11).
May 15, 2020, 6:53 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The media and the advertising sector continue to convey stereotyped and sexualized images of women" (7).
May 12, 2020, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Seventy-one percent of ever-married women and 30% of ever-married men age 15-49 reported hearing a family planning message in the past few months on television. Fifty-eight percent of women and 24% of men were exposed to family planning messages from print media such as newspapers, magazines, posters, bulletins, or booklets. Overall, women appear to be more exposed to family planning messages than men; 17% of women and 55% of men have no exposure to family planning messages in any of the four types of mass media assessed (radio, television, print media, and the Internet)" (pg 110).
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
April 1, 2020, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Female journalists in particular faced threats of sexual violence and harassment, including via social media" (23).
Feb. 15, 2020, 9:16 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Within the media system, the national public broadcasting service (RAI) adopted specific Guidelines to better and adequate portraying women." (para 38).
Dec. 14, 2019, 3:15 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"Baeck is a member of EMIF, or 'Elite Without Marriage, I am going Forward,' a network created for women to host discussions, attend film screenings and hold networking events. At a recent evening meeting in western Seoul, nine members moved desks to form a circle to discuss being a 'bi-hon,' and the policies created to tackle South Korea's low birthrate" (para 22).