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Nov. 8, 2017, noon
Countries: Mexico
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Machismo has long been widespread in Mexican society. Male entitlement — reflected in telenovelas, movies, work settings, families and romantic relationships — has been tolerated, even celebrated" (para 1). "Major Mexican companies are weighing in as well. Tecate, a popular beer brand, started a television advertising campaign last summer featuring a woman covered in bruises. 'A man is defined by how he treats a woman,' the voice-over said. 'If you don’t respect women, Tecate is not for you. We don’t want you to buy beer from us'" (para 31).
Nov. 7, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1

"[Iman] Assaf said, 'We will work in the coming phase on promoting the guideline [Guideline for Women's Employment Rights] through workshops and forums with women and employers and through media interviews to explain and clarify it to society'"(para 12)
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Human Rights Watch recommended...The bills should require prevention measures, including awareness-raising, educational curricula, and sensitizing the media on violence against women"(10)
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Wahibah Saleh, a senior archaeological inspector in Dahshur, produced a film on the Ahwal Masriyah website titled 'The clash between Nubian women and marital traditions.' The film discussed for the first time the battle waged by Nubian women with their families over marriage to non-Nubian men. Saleh related to Al-Monitor the story of her marriage to a non-Nubian man"(para 8-9)
Oct. 10, 2017, 6:09 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"One ad for baby formula showed a little girl growing up to be a ballerina and a little boy becoming a mathematician. Another ad, for a weight-loss drink, asked if viewers were 'beach body ready' and showed a bikini-wearing woman whose bronzed image, critics said, promoted an unrealistic standard of beauty. A third ad, for the video game 'Game of War,' showed the American actress Kate Upton scantily dressed on a horse, making it seem as though sexual desirability were a prerequisite for leadership. Britain’s advertising regulator, reacting to these ads and similar ones, announced Tuesday that new rules would be developed to ban advertising that promotes gender stereotypes or ...more
Oct. 2, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The HTIC [Human Trafficking Intervention Court] system has its critics, in the main, campaigners for blanket decriminalisation of the sex trade. NYC based writer and artist Molly Crabapple, wrote in Vice that, 'To the courts, anyone who's been arrested for sex work is raw material, incapable of making his or her own choices,' and described those of us who consider prostitution to be abuse as, 'pious, middle-class feminis[ts], devoted to the moral uplift of the poor. By ministering to prostitutes, middle-class women got both respectable jobs and the frisson of proximity to vice'"(para 11)
Sept. 29, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1

"In a recent revelation in a BBC documentary that sparked wide condemnations in the region and in sections of the International media, Eric Aniva admitted to being HIV positive and being paid by parents to perform the traditional ritual of having sex with around 104 young girls in a cleansing ritual to mark their rite of passage to adulthood"(para 7)
Sept. 29, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1, SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"Now, Xiufang and members of the rural women’s grassroots organization share their experience of changing village rules and regulations with other villages. They also showcase their talent and have initiated innovative activities, including local dramas, holding weddings and funerals that respect both women and men, and showcasing murals and embroidery to educate the public about the implementation of gender sensitive rules and regulations"(para 7)
Sept. 26, 2017, 7:45 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Some of her former party colleagues have defected to the far-right Alternative for Germany party. Its election poster shows women in bikinis, in dirndls or pregnant" (para 39).
Sept. 26, 2017, 2 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"As part of Women's Voices Program funded by UN Women- Fund for Gender Equality; the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights (ECWR) cooperated with Radio Sawt El Arab to launch the radio program titled 'She& Her Sisters'. This program aims to support the Egyptian women and discuss the issues that affect the society in general and women in particular such as the political empowerment for women and their participation in the local councils and the parliament, economic empowerment, the importance of the work for women and the extent of their participation in the labor force, women’s rights in Islam, in addition to the importance of acquiring the different soft skills such ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Encouraged by her parents and inspired by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai — she read her biography — Omaima [Hoshan], who will turn 15 in March, started campaigning against child marriage"(para 4)
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Encouraged by her parents and inspired by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai — she read her biography — Omaima [Hoshan], who will turn 15 in March, started campaigning against child marriage"(para 4)
Sept. 22, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Criminalizing harassment on the streets is just one of Schiappa's goals. She's also tackling France's gender pay gap. She's criticizing sexist advertising" (para 13). "Marie-Noelle Bas, an activist who runs a nonprofit targeting sexism in advertising and media, applauds Schiappa for slamming a supermarket chain for selling bags emblazoned with the message, 'Hurray! I have my man's credit card!' 'It reinforces this false image of women as compulsive spenders who are 'kept' by their high-earning men,' Bas says. 'Everywhere you look, you see images of women as stereotypes — as homemakers and mothers or sexual objects'" (para 29-30).
Sept. 20, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1

"We have translated Spanish and Achuar versions of the documentary film collaboration with the organization, Girls Thinking Global. The film, 'The Heart of Everything—Jungle Mamas: Changemakers in the Amazon' features the origin story behind what made Jungle Mamas possible in addition to how the program is successfully working today to reach the entire Achuar population of Ecuador (approximately 7,000 people) by training Community Maternal Health Promoters.These Community Maternal Health Promoters, some of whom are featured in the documentary, are the women who are on the frontlines, working to provide prenatal care, attend births, and provide post-partum follow-up; ultimately working to prevent maternal and neonatal deaths for families living in the ...more
Sept. 15, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1

"However what women in prison need is more exposure. CCF is the only organization in the country that focuses on the intersection of criminal justice, higher education, and gender. We need more to be the voice of incarcerated women. We need more to discuss the needs, desires, and aspirations of incarcerated women, who have been ignored for too long.We need to have an honest conversation about the state of women in prison, and discuss how we can help. On August 9th at 2PM EST, CCF will be hosting a Twitter TownHall on #WomenInPrison. I hope you will join us for the crucial discussion on the issues facing women in prison ...more
Sept. 15, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"While all women’s sports here are suffering, none have failed quite as spectacularly as the women’s national cycling team. Celebrated in documentaries, and the subject of a 2014 book and a blizzard of news articles, the team was recently nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize — thanks to the tireless promotion of its benefactor, Shannon Galpin, who financed the team through her Colorado-based charity, Mountain to Mountain. However, Ms. Galpin announced on her web page last month that she would no longer support the Afghan Cycling Federation because of what she described as 'out of control' corruption by the team’s longtime coach and the head of the federation, Haji ...more
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)
Sept. 14, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1

"The Brazilian teenage girl who says she was brutally gang raped in a Rio de Janeiro slum is speaking out about the attack and the related graphic video that went viral"(para 1)."The scandal erupted last week when a 38-second video was posted to Twitter, showing the victim naked and unconscious while male voices bragged about 'at least 30' people having sex with her"(para 7)
Sept. 12, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Amnesty International understands that the interrogations focused, in particular, on two local initiatives: a website called 'Feminist School', which posts reports and articles on issues related to feminist theories and practices and the state of women’s rights in Iran and globally; and the Campaign to Change the Masculine Face of Parliament, launched ahead of the February 2016 parliamentary elections in Iran to push for the increased presence of pro-women’s rights candidates in parliament. Members of both initiatives have been pressured to close or suspend their activities and practice heightened self-censorship...The Feminist School website has not been updated since the middle of February 2016"(para 6-7)."The latest target of this intensified crackdown ...more
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

“The 16-year-old was kidnapped from her home near Abbottabad, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and put inside a vehicle that was set alight, police said. Graphic images of her body have been circulated on social media” (para 1-2).
Aug. 16, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1

"Critics of the [burkini] bans have said they unfairly targeted Muslims in the wake of deadly terrorist attacks in France and elsewhere in Europe. The bans provoked a backlash, particularly photographs spread online showing armed police officers confronting women wearing burkinis, or other clothing — like a veil, a tunic and leggings — covering most of the body"(para 13)
Aug. 9, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"BILISI, Georgia – The camera zooms in, panning across a marble mantle covered with family photos of three young boys and their happy, smiling parents, then stops on what studies have shown is a statistically uncommon sight in Georgia: A father – in this case Zviad Kvaratskhelia, best-selling author and publisher – sitting in his living room, spending the day alone with his kids – Nikoloz, age 5, Demetre, 3, and Alexandre, 1.The scene is from Georgia’s hit new reality TV show, Fathers, which was supported by UNFPA and aired for 10 episodes last fall. Each episode featured a well-known Georgian man going through a day’s routine with his children ...more
Aug. 9, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"This came after Justice for Iran published its second report in the month of Tir 1393 (June-July 2014) highlighting the alarming situation in early marriages, which was widely reported in the media thereafter" (para 11).
July 17, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

¨The priest’s statement (banning women from a shrine because they may be menstruating) prompted an incensed college student to launch a `Happy To Bleed’ campaign on Facebook, which quickly went viral. The campaign urged women to hold placards saying ´Happy to Bleed´, take a picture of themselves and upload it on to their Facebook profile. Soon social media was flooded with women holding placards — some made up of sanitary napkins and tampons. The movement resulted in the Sabarimala ban coming under legal scrutiny with the Indian Young Lawyers’ Association filing a petition in the Supreme Court¨(para 5).¨Ironically, in India’s conservative society, where internet porn and risque cinema are considered ...more
July 7, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1

“´The sad reality is that sexist comments remain absolutely normal, also in the Spanish media, but that such criticism of women is the most visible but least dangerous part of the problem,´ Ms. Colau said in an interview last year¨(para 22)
July 5, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

¨Last summer the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, banned advertisements showing scantily clad women from the city’s public transportation system, saying they promoted unhealthy or unrealistic body images¨(para 12).¨But legal experts and women’s advocates say social and cultural conventions can be harder to change. When Prime Minister Theresa May was photographed recently wearing a $1,250 pair of ´desert khaki´ leather pants, she was criticized as being excessive and out of touch, even as her defenders argued that no one talked about Mr. Trump’s far more expensive Brioni suits¨(para 13)
July 3, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"sexist speech continues to be directed against women, ethnic and other minority women such as Ainu, Buraku and Zainichi Korean women and migrant women" (5)
July 3, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"the media often depicts women and girls in a stereotypical manner, including as sex objects" (5)
July 3, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee remains concerned at the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society. The Committee is particularly concerned: That the persistence of these stereotypes continues to be reflected in the media and educational textbooks and has an impact on educational choices and the sharing of family and domestic responsibilities between women and men" (5)
April 24, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Some ultra-Orthodox object to women singing in public — a subject of theological debate here. In Israel, it's rare to hear a woman even speaking on ultra-Orthodox radio. Four years ago, a lawsuit was filed by an Orthodox feminist group called Kolech, which means 'Your Voice' in the Hebrew feminine. It was one of the biggest class-action lawsuits in Israeli history, and it targeted what was then an all-male, ultra-Orthodox radio station called Kol Barama, founded in 2009. 'There were no women interviewing. You wouldn't be able to hear a woman on this radio channel," says Kolech's executive director, Yael Rockman. "Not only that. This radio channel is not private. ...more