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Latest items for WAM-PRACTICE-1

Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee appreciates the efforts of the State party to re-examine the stereotyped content of school curricula and books and to provide vocational education to both girls and boys, including in non-traditional fields. The Committee welcomes the efforts of the State party, in partnership with the media, to increase the participation of women and to show a positive and diverse image of women in public life. The Committee remains concerned, however, about the persistence of traditional stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society and, in particular, within the family" (pg 4).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Pictures of women who appear on advertisements, political posters and historical photographs are vandalized and/or removed. On Meir children's Internet channel, which is popular among the national Haredi sector, girls and women do not exist…One local radio station, 'Kol Barama', prohibits the broadcasting of women voices and hiring women presenters" (19).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1

"Almost 50% of young women Internet users have had to field requests to send sexualized photos, talk about sex or act in front of a web camera. Only 13% of young men have had the same experiences" (page 9) (Coder comment: Such disparity in the number of requests indicates how the general public expects women to be represented online - ARR).
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"A photo of a young woman with a swollen eye and bruises on her cheek went viral on social media on Monday. She was allegedly assaulted for taking off her hijab three months ago. A Facebook account named Nehal Kamal, the girl in the photo, says the injuries were the price of taking off the veil. She did not go through details and was not available for further comment. 'The one who wants to take off [the hijab] is not as untroubled as the one who wants to put [it] on,' says Nehal, who identifies herself on Facebook as an interior designer, vocalist and actress"(4)
Dec. 28, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Television’s ability to deliver easily accessible audio-visual news and information from around the world makes it an important tool for shaping and directing public opinion. A comparison between respondents who watch television programs and those who do not, reveals that those who watch TV are more likely to support women’s rights than those who don’t. For example: Those who watch TV are less likely to agree with the practice of baad (the practice of giving away a daughter to another party as penalty or payment for an offence); 14.6 percent vs 29.8 percent, respectively. 79.3 percent of those who watch television programs say women should be allowed to work outside ...more
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1

"The office developed program plans with the 11 regional offices, including those within the indigenous reservations, and as of September held two workshops in each region with 6,000 participants. The Panamanian Observatory Against Gender-Based Violence, run by the Ombudsman’s Office, translated a 67-page booklet on women’s rights into the Ngabe and Guna languages and distributed it on both reservations, as well as printing the booklet in braille. The observatory also joined private media conglomerate MEDCOM in a campaign to create awareness of domestic violence"(16)."The observatory [The Panamanian Observatory Against Gender-Based Violence, run by the Ombudsman’s Office] also joined private media conglomerate MEDCOM in a campaign to create awareness of domestic ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 7:42 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

Saudi women found an innovative way to break their silence and expose stories of harassment, rape and physical abuse they face often on a daily basis. The hashtag #Break_Your_Silence_Speak_Up went viral among Saudi women who started sharing their bitter stories that often go untold (para 1-2).
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"What allowed this new form of activism to emerge, and how does it matter? In addition to the creation of new youth movements, significant structural change in the Egyptian TV sphere after 2011 markedly expanded televised discussions of public sexual violence. This coverage has helped to spread and normalize two arguments central to anti-PSV activism" (para 5)."Privately owned satellite TV channels — as opposed to programming created directly by state agencies on state channels — are widely viewed in Egypt, with cost not a significant barrier due to the ubiquity of illegal access. Coverage of PSV on satellite TV began during the late Mubarak era, but until December 2010 it ...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 10 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"More than 40 Afghan civil society and women’s organizations have formed an alliance and are using social and traditional media and events to demand that the Supreme Court decision be investigated and overhauled. Women’s Political Participation Committee, a civil society organization, held a press conference on March 19th to call on the government to reassess the Supreme Court’s decision and ensure more transparency in the process" (para 15).
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"This diverse group has reached out with the message that stopping child sacrifice is everyone’s responsibility. Faith leaders have created a radio program that airs messages about child sacrifice, good parenting, and taking care of one’s neighbors. Betty Nandawula, a Catholic, and Umar Mukisa, a Muslim, co-host a live call-in program about family relationships, taking on topics such as domestic violence and parenting. The traditional healers have started their own radio program, trying to protect children and to ferret out the witch doctors who kill them" (para 12).
Dec. 8, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Backpage.com, one of the world’s largest classified ad websites and a frequent target in the political battle against sex trafficking, closed its adult ads section Monday in the United States, claiming to be the victim of a government witch hunt.The extraordinary move came shortly after the release of a scathing U.S. Senate report that accused Backpage of hiding criminal activity by deleting terms from ads that indicated sex trafficking or prostitution, including of children"(para 1-2). "The Senate committee’s review of the company documents, totaling more than 1.1-million pages, found evidence that Backpage knowingly facilitated prostitution and child sex trafficking, according to the report"(para 5)."To keep problematic ads online, the company ...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-2

"Women also are informed about the program [Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program] and about their rights through the local media"(54)
Nov. 27, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Idiomatic expressions and terminologies that are prevalent in Persian language encourage men to convey violence against women" (para 16).
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)