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Latest items for WAM-PRACTICE-1

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
Feb. 21, 2017, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Our goal is to support and encourage women to report any sexual violence or harassment to the police. We also aim to create a different image about women through various media outlets. This will be achieved using a number of tools — for example, organizing awareness campaigns to encourage men to refrain from exercising any sexual violence against women; reproducing anti-sexual harassment educational materials and translating them into colloquial Arabic to make communication with different groups among Egyptians easier; and observing and documenting how the media tackle harassment issues in Egypt" (para 7).
Feb. 2, 2017, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Only days after Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy accepted her Academy Award for best short subject documentary for A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness highlighting Pakistan's honour killing epidemic, the killings continued" (para 1).
Jan. 26, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Most Egyptian journalists have had to watch their tongues and tone down their reporting over the past three years to keep their jobs under a military-dominated government. Now, the state is ordering some women working as television anchors to practice a similar restraint with their weight. Earlier this week, Safaa Hegazy, the director of state-run Egyptian radio and television, barred eight anchorwomen from appearing on the air for a month, saying they were overweight, the state-owned Al-Ahram news website confirmed. Ms. Hegazy ordered the women to go on a diet during their suspensions, Al-Ahram said. Khadija Khatab, one of the eight anchorwomen, said that she had not yet been formally ...more
Jan. 26, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"China continues to emphasize marriage in its official media, entreating women not to wait for Mr. Right. But demographics and changing social mores make that a tough sell" (para 7).
Jan. 23, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Aiming at encouraging women to play their part in the democratic transition process in Egypt, 'Women in Democratic Transition' project was initiated. 'Women in Democratic Transition' is a partnership project between the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) and the United Nations Democracy Fund. The project was initiated in November 2013 and expected to end in April 2015. The objective of the project is served through effectively increasing women’s participation in the decision-making process by increasing women’s representation in the political parties, Parliament, elected Councils and filling the information gap concerning women in the media...The project focuses on three main areas...3. Media: Raising awareness amongst the media and the electorate ...more
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"In 2012, the Advocate of the Principle of Equality received eight applications alleging discrimination against women. Six cases referred to unequal treatment in the labour market, while two cases referred to media contents. No opinion has been issued. In three cases, the Advocate of the Principle of Equality informed the applicants about potential courses of action; in two cases, no discrimination was found; three cases are still pending" (9). Although this does not specify the media content, it is filed for discrimination against women. (MLFD - CODER COMMENT)
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Effective implementation of an awareness campaign to promote education of girls and to encourage girls to take up the teaching profession, through the media, opinion leaders, parent-teacher associations, women’s associations, women parliamentarians, and so forth" (18).
Nov. 29, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh told Parliament that a BBC documentary titled India’s Daughter would be banned in India.The Indian government’s reaction to a BBC documentary on a 2012 gangrape is not something it should be proud of. A sputtering and visibly angry Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh told Parliament on March 4 that a BBC documentary titled India’s Daughter scheduled to be aired on March 8, International Women’s Day, would be banned in India.He promised the House that he would get 'to the bottom' of how the film-maker, Leslee Udwin, got unprecedented access to the rapists interviewed in the documentary.The BBC’s publicity machinery had promoted the film quoting an ...more
Nov. 29, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh told Parliament that a BBC documentary titled India’s Daughter would be banned in India" (para 1)."The Indian government’s reaction to a BBC documentary on a 2012 gangrape is not something it should be proud of. A sputtering and visibly angry Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh told Parliament on March 4 that a BBC documentary titled India’s Daughter scheduled to be aired on March 8, International Women’s Day, would be banned in India"(para 2)
Nov. 18, 2016, 5 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

IRIN films produced this film documenting the rape of women by rebels in the Democratic Rebuplic of the Congo (ENB-Coder Comment)
Nov. 18, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The militants have openly promised to treat women as chattel. After Boko Haram militants kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls from the village of Chibok last year, the group’s leader called them slaves and threatened to 'sell them in the market.''We would marry them out at the age of 9,' the leader, Abubakar Shekau, said in a video message soon after the girls were abducted, prompting the global 'Bring Back Our Girls' campaign. 'We would marry them out at the age of 12'"(para 9-10)."As the women spoke, two trucks crammed with more people arrived at the rudimentary camp guarded by watchful soldiers. Even the local news media is kept out"(para 16)more
Nov. 18, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The refugee camp where I interviewed the women outside Maiduguri is closely guarded by soldiers. The news media are not allowed in.If the Nigerian military had found out I was in there, there would likely have been trouble"(para 6)."What has happened to the women is horrible and needs exposure. They need whatever help they can get, beginning with acknowledgment from the international community that mass rape in Nigeria is a big humanitarian disaster that requires delicate psychological/medical/material intervention"(para 10)
Nov. 17, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"In the process of the conduct of measures to eliminate practices and traditions and outdated stereotypes with regard to the role of women in society, legislation based on paragraphs 19 and 20 of the Committee’s Concluding Observations and Recommendations aimed at protecting the rights of women in family and marital relationships has been adopted . . . and improvements are being made in the mass media in terms of coverage that includes information that does not discriminate against women or girls" (18). "The National Television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan is doing wide-ranging work to inform the public on matters involving the elimination of stereotypes associated with traditional gender roles ...more