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Latest items for WAM-PRACTICE-1

June 17, 2019, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is also concerned that some media contribute to the traditional division of roles in the family between men and women." (para 47).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"In 2014, 67 journalists were trained and a Manual on Journalistic Good Practices to Combat GBV was published, to promote gender equality in media practices. Participants in the training established a virtual group (Voices) to further debate the way to implement gender sensitive journalism. Social communication is required to abstain from discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation or disabilities, among others, while declarations found to incite to hatred are liable for criminal sanctions (Law 70/VII/2010, Law 71/VII/2010, Law 73/VII/2010, published 16 August, and Law No. 90/VIII/2015, published 4 July). The Social Communication Regulatory Authority (ARC), established in 2011 (paragraph 205 of CCD), in its 2016 annual report analyses the diversity...more
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Achieving a balanced gender ratio in scientific leadership positions, scientific bodies and young scientific/artistic staff is one of the targets of Austria’s outcome-oriented budget management. Having a balanced gender ratio in research, teaching and academic administration is one of the priorities of the Austrian University Development Plan for 2016 to 2021" (9). "In 2011, an Anti-Sexism Committee was integrated into the complaint procedure at the Austrian Advertising Council. The Committee provides academic expertise on complaints about gender-based discrimination in advertising. The Committee’s assessment informs the Council’s opinion on whether to recommend withdrawing the commercial in question. This is only a recommendation, however, and not a binding decision. The number of...more
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to combat discriminatory gender stereotypes, including by promoting the sharing of household duties and parenting responsibilities, in particular to address the stereotyped portrayal of women in the media, including by regulating broadcasting licences and creating the Swedish Media Council in 2011" (6-7). "The media and the advertising sector continue to convey stereotyped and sexualized images of women, and self-regulation does not sufficiently address that issue; The prevalence of pornography and the so-called 'sexualization of the public sphere' in the State party may exacerbate sexual harassment and gender based violence against women and girls" (7).
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes as positive Act No. 40/1995 Coll. prohibiting sexist and discriminatory advertising, but notes with concern the lack of practical enforcement of the Act and the insufficient capacity of supervisory authorities, including the Regional Trade Office, to promptly identify and remove sexist advertisements" (4).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis hampered media coverage and advocacy of women’s rights and investigations of violations of women’s rights" (36).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The media and the advertising sector continue to convey stereotyped and sexualized images of women and the self-regulation of the media, including under the Advertising Code Foundation, does not sufficiently address the issue" (6).
May 15, 2019, 7:58 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Ministry of Women’s Affairs also coordinated with several NGOs and local media outlets to produce radio and television programming on topics related to women" (26).
May 14, 2019, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"In Nigeria, a Nollywood movie called 'Wives on Strike,' about a group of women who band together against a bad husband and father, was so popular it spawned a sequel and a television series" (para 23). "Billboards, talk shows and even hip-hop lyrics remind young women of their rights as wives. Government-sponsored radio programs broadcast sermons teaching women that they have the right to leave failing relationships" (para 26).
May 13, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the legislative and other measures taken to address discriminatory stereotypes and notes the pilot projects relating to the portrayal of transgender persons in the media. It is nevertheless concerned that: (…) (b) Stereotyped and sexualized images of women continue to appear in the media and advertisements; (c) Stereotyped media portrayals and negative images of ethnic minority women and migrant women undermine their ability to become better integrated into society" (7).
May 11, 2019, 6:18 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"A recent documentary by Alejandra Perdomo, titled “Every 30 Hours,” found that gendered violence in Argentina kills one woman every 30 hours" (para 10). "While Argentina has been a pioneer in implementing laws defending the rights of the LGBTI community over the past decade during the progressive administrations of Nestor Kirchner and Cristina Fernandez, the country only recently started to measure the extent of the femicide issue, after an accumulation of horrendous murders were covered in the media" (para 13).
May 4, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"In 2016 the Ministry of Government submitted a bill that would fine media outlets that published material promoting violence against women" (p. 8).
April 30, 2019, 5:57 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Six months after fleeing a Taliban assault on her city, the owner of an Afghan radio station devoted to women’s rights is back home and returning to the airwaves." (para 1). "Zarghona Hassan is a lifelong activist and the founder of a radio station in Kunduz that until last year reached hundreds of thousands of listeners across northern Afghanistan, where the vast majority of women are illiterate and largely confined to their homes." (para 2). "In northern Afghanistan, where just 15 percent of women can read and write, radio is a rare portal to the outside world. The U.N. Development Program says Shaesta reached up to...more
April 27, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Structural barriers in the media have resulted in a decline in female media professionals in recent years, while stereotyped and sexualized images of women continue to be depicted in the media and advertisements. Stereotyped media portrayals and negative images of ethnic minority and migrant women undermine their ability to integrate into society" (7).
April 24, 2019, 8:54 a.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"In August the new commissioner for protection of equality appealed to media to end sensationalist reporting on violence against women, because they tended to only report on cases that involved murder or severe violence" (page 21).
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The RS drafted specialized Guidelines on Gender Sensitive Reporting on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and special trainings and workshops for journalists were organized. The media make an integral part of most multisector teams in the FBiH, and special programmes are being developed for gender sensitive reporting on domestic violence. Five scientific researches on domestic violence in the FBiH were carried out, there around 500 different workshops, conferences and public gatherings organized and these events were attended by about 6,000 people" (20).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"A project on support for and social reintegration of women victims of violence in conflict situations in Côte d’Ivoire supported the production of an awareness-raising film on gender-based violence, targeting actors on the ground. The film, entitled Le défi de Fifi (Fifi’s challenge), premiered in Abidjan in 2014" (16). "The Ministry for the Advancement of Women and the Family and the Protection of Children has organized television and radio programmes to raise public awareness of the Convention, Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and the Beijing Platform for Action" (37).
March 26, 2019, 7:54 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"When Abenakyo returned home, she was hosted by the president and parliament of Uganda before being courted to be ‘tourism ambassador’ under the Tulambule campaign (let’s tour) aimed at showcasing Uganda’s beauty and culture. Abenakyo later opted out of this arrangement. But the idea of using beauty queens for tourism didn’t die, Uganda’s tourism minister teamed up with local organizers to bring a Ms Curvy beauty pageant. Unveiling the new 'Miss Curvy Uganda' campaign this week, the tourism minister Godfrey Kiwanda said, 'We have naturally endowed nice looking women that are amazing to look at. Why don’t we use these people as a strategy to promote our tourism industry?' He...more
March 26, 2019, 7:54 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"When Abenakyo returned home, she was hosted by the president and parliament of Uganda before being courted to be ‘tourism ambassador’ under the Tulambule campaign (let’s tour) aimed at showcasing Uganda’s beauty and culture. Abenakyo later opted out of this arrangement. But the idea of using beauty queens for tourism didn’t die, Uganda’s tourism minister teamed up with local organizers to bring a Ms Curvy beauty pageant. Unveiling the new 'Miss Curvy Uganda' campaign this week, the tourism minister Godfrey Kiwanda said, 'We have naturally endowed nice looking women that are amazing to look at. Why don’t we use these people as a strategy to promote our tourism industry?' He...more
March 26, 2019, 7:54 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"When Abenakyo returned home, she was hosted by the president and parliament of Uganda before being courted to be ‘tourism ambassador’ under the Tulambule campaign (let’s tour) aimed at showcasing Uganda’s beauty and culture. Abenakyo later opted out of this arrangement. But the idea of using beauty queens for tourism didn’t die, Uganda’s tourism minister teamed up with local organizers to bring a Ms Curvy beauty pageant. Unveiling the new 'Miss Curvy Uganda' campaign this week, the tourism minister Godfrey Kiwanda said, 'We have naturally endowed nice looking women that are amazing to look at. Why don’t we use these people as a strategy to promote our tourism industry?' He...more
March 22, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Moreover, in an effort to provide easy access to relevant material and good practices for an education on Gender Equality, the Pedagogical Institute has launched a webpage dedicated to Gender Equality, which includes useful information, bibliography and material that teachers can use to ensure equal opportunities of both genders in the learning process" (23). "The NMWR contributes substantially to reforming social attitudes and eliminating gender stereotypes, which are identified as the major obstacles to the advancement of women. This is also one of the six priority areas of the SAPGE (2014-2017), which places particular emphasis on education and the elimination of gender stereotypes through activities under the Chapter on “Elimination...more
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Women did not hold an equal share of political positions in local opposition governance bodies but remained active in civil society, humanitarian assistance delivery, media, and education" (para 200).
March 20, 2019, 11:36 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The government and media focused national attention on gender-based violence. The president and former presidents spoke publicly against gender-based violence" (10).
March 18, 2019, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"There were numerous cases of sexual harassment reported in the media throughout the year" (19).
March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the measures taken by the State party to combat harmful practices within its territory and abroad, including the adoption of legislation specifically criminalizing child and/or forced marriage and female genital mutilation and the comprehensive, periodically renewed action plan, which can be characterized as a good practice, to combat those harmful practices and crimes in the name of so called honour. It also welcomes the fact that the State party was one of the first countries to criminalize hate speech, including online sexual hate speech and online revenge porn" (6). "The Committee is nevertheless concerned that: (...) (b) Section 185 of the Penal cide does not include gender...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The State devotes considerable attention to conducting research and publishing studies on women’s issues. It holds seminars and panel discussions on the subject" (23). "The Qatar Media Foundation is committed to offering radio and television programmes about women in various pivotal areas, including women and sports, women’s employment, marital life, living and the municipal elections, women’s retirement, women and the liberal professions, and women in the media. It also presents reports on the achievements of the Qatari women on International Women’s Day" (24). "National educational materials in the Arabic language include, but are not limited to, the following: affirmation of the status of women and their equal partnership with men...more
Feb. 28, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"'I lost my dignity' (2018) is a paper researched by the Human Right Council which covers cases of sexual and gender-based violence in Syria. It found members of armed groups Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham responsible for rape war crimes and causing 'severe psychological and physical harm on women and girls by imposing religious dress code and denying their freedom of movement'" (para. 8).
Feb. 27, 2019, 6:37 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Tonight's episode of Channel 4's Unreported World travels to Mauritania, where being fat is seen as a sign of wealth and beauty. Presenter Sahar Zand learns about the so-called 'feeding season', when girls as young as 11 are made to spend two months eating kilos of porridge and couscous, and drinking litres of sweetened camel milk, in the hope they will pile on the pounds" (para. 2 - 3).
Feb. 14, 2019, 10:48 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The government also restricted the activities of a nonofficial writers union, the independent Union of Belarusian Writers, and extensively supported the progovernment Union of Writers of Belarus. Authorities harassed distributors of books authored by critical and independent writers or written in the Belarusian language. Authorities did not allow local printing of books by Sviatlana Aleksievich, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, although her books were widely available in bookstores and online, primarily in Russian editions" (21).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Government welcomed the recent report: Depictions, Perceptions and Harm from the UK’s advertising regulator (the Advertising Standards Authority), which examined the effect of gender stereotypes in advertising. The report provides evidence to show that adverts that include stereotypical gender roles or characteristics have the potential to cause harm. The Government is considering options for how UK Government can work with the sector to ensure that adverts depict both women and men in a positive way... To put in place a new system of voluntary press self-regulation, the Press Recognition Panel (PRP) was established by Royal Charter. The PRP is independent from government and its function is to assess if...more