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Latest items for WAM-PRACTICE-1

March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes with concern the stereotyped media portrayals of women and of women’s roles in the family and in society, which contribute to women’s disadvantaged position in a number of areas, including in the labour market and in access to decision-making positions, and affect women’s choices in their studies and professions. The Committee also notes the lack of positive media portrayals of ethnic and minority women, elderly women and women with disabilities" (8).
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Over the period of 2010-2013, 26 appeals were submitted to the Expert Council, which included 33 facts of offences. The subject of the majority of appeals is advertising materials, promoting negative stereotypes regarding social and gender roles of women and men. The advertising was removed from 17 objects upon confirmation of gender based discrimination; punitive sanctions were applied to the advertisers by the State Inspection for Consumer Rights Protection" (12). The State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine, the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Company of Ukraine and regional television and radio broadcasting companies broadcast programmes to highlight gender problems, violence problems against women and human trafficking, create...more
Feb. 15, 2021, 10:49 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"A day after the publication of Ms. Springora’s [A victim of Mr Matzeff’s pedophelia] book, 'Le Consentement,' or 'Consent,' which sold out quickly at many Paris bookstores, the fallout continued. Prosecutors in Paris announced that after 'analyzing' its contents, they had opened an investigation into the case and would also look for other victims in and out of France" (para 4). "In 'Le Consentement,' Ms. Springora recounts being seduced at the age of 14 by the famous writer, who was then in his 50s. Introduced to him by her own mother, Ms. Springora writes that she fell in love with Mr. Matzneff and became disenchanted only upon discovering writings in...more
Feb. 15, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

“As such, trafficking stories in the media often feature photos of police apprehending middle-aged women wearing pyjamas” (para 24). The women referenced are the mothers of the girls who have been arrested as accomplices in their trafficking (JCE-CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 13, 2021, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

“In July, she posted a video on Twitter revealing that another Riyadh mall had stopped her from entering without an abaya” (para 18). “Some women mounted a rare social media protest against the restriction, posting pictures of themselves wearing the figure-concealing garment inside out” (para 23).
Feb. 13, 2021, 5:46 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

“Despite attempts to silence protesters, public debate has intensified, amplified by social media. Last month, a widely watched online video showed a security agent grab an unveiled teenage girl and violently push her into the back of a police car, prompting widespread criticism” (para 18-19). “In recent years, she has posted videos and photos of activists, including of women filming themselves as they walk in the streets without a headscarf. Alinejad said she receives more than 20 images a day, but posts only some” (para 35).
Feb. 10, 2021, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The prompt police response in the Rawalpindi case reflected in large measure the willingness of the victim to speak up and the impact of media coverage. Now it’s up to local authorities to fully and fairly prosecute those responsible, whatever their affiliation" (para 5).
Feb. 10, 2021, 12:36 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"In Mexico, Unda's organisation - Brujas del Mar - has pulled upon its countrywide social media network to bolster existing digital aid for victims and develop new ones. For working women in sectors that are still operating during the lockdown, the group offers digital accompaniment and tracking services for women who have to walk alone in empty streets" (para 22).
Feb. 4, 2021, 10:59 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Latifah, according to the police is one of the women seen in the viral lynching video, chanting and cheering herself and onlookers and whipping the late Akua Denteh" (para 3).
Feb. 4, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes with concern that the State party has maintained its declarations regarding articles 5 (a) and 16 (1) and (2) of the Convention and reiterates its view that this is incompatible with the State party’s constitutional guarantees of equality and non-discrimination. It is also concerned at the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes entrenched in the social, cultural, economic and political institutions and structures of Indian society and in the media that discriminate against women" (7). "The Committee reiterates its previous concluding observations (CEDAW/C/IND/CO/3, para. 11) and urges the State party...To strengthen its awareness-raising and educational efforts, targeting both women and men, with the involvement of civil...more
Jan. 29, 2021, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The mass demonstrations of early March were largely initiated through online media, and campaigning for gender justice in Mexico continues via those networks while the country remains in lockdown" (para 16). "Other examples of online campaigning include a virtual vigil for Ana Paola, a 13-year-old victim of femicide in her home after stay-at-home measures began, and a virtual protest, coordinated with other countries in Latin America, held on May 9, the day before Mother’s Day, with the purpose of posting material en masse to social media networks, depicting the dangers being faced by women in the home under coronavirus measures" (para 17).
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).