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Latest items for ADDL-DATA-1

May 15, 2021, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1, ADCM-PRACTICE-1, CUST-LAW-1, ADDL-DATA-1

"Judges routinely refuse first requests for divorce, obliging plaintiffs to come back after a cooling-off period of up to three months. The policy should exclude cases involving violence, but many judges are too scared to declare a husband an abuser. Some judges fear being assaulted themselves. Others worry about presiding over a case that leads to a family murder. Women reporting abuse pose no threat, so they are brushed aside. But men who threaten violence are sometimes bought off with property or even child custody, especially when a son is involved...Judges are quick to spot those who arrive in court desperate for a divorce or for custody of a child....more
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Negative effects from the use of medicines affect more frequently women (+1.5–1.7%), even though such figure is less reported in relevant studies. So far, gender prejudices have affected such area, on the idea that the origin of disease mainly stems from the hormonal variability. These prejudices delay the pharmaceutical research, the research devoted to detect the socio-environmental factors as well as the primary prevention, namely the eradication of the causes and the risk factors. Until a few years ago, women were scarcely recruited in clinical experimentation. In recent months, it has been registered a change of attitude, at least, as regards the number of women involved, although the gender analysis...more
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"[T]he State Judicial Administration of Ukraine, indicates that '… it is impossible to submit statistical data on the number of court decisions in criminal, civil cases and cases of administrative offences, related to gender issue, as well as on the number of court decisions, proving the facts of discrimination against women, as such information is not kept in the court records separately" (11). "The expert survey determined that one of the major reasons leading to spreading of gender based discrimination in the Ukrainian society is that all forms of discrimination remain unpunished in Ukraine" (14).
Feb. 26, 2021, 11:39 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

“In Accra, Ghana, women typically work together to manage the environment of the house compound, and are considered primarily responsible for maintaining the spaces between compounds. They are usually responsible for the children, who move from place to place. In addition, even in-house environmental management depends heavily on public infrastructure, such as water pipes and connections. It is difficult to under-estimate this role, including its political dimensions: the negative connotations associated with residency in an informal settlement are (in part) rationalised through an emphasis on cleanliness” (pp. 22).
Feb. 26, 2021, 11:39 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

“In Nairobi, the lack of proximate facilities is a major risk to women, most of whom have to walk more than 300 metres to a toilet” (pp. 23).
Feb. 26, 2021, 11:39 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

“For women living in low-income settlements in Indian cities, lack of sanitation presents three main issues: the non-availability of services and lack of hygiene which prevents them from maintaining their self-respect and social reputation; their worries about immediate physical safety for themselves and their children; and the social stigma attached to living in a low-income settlement without adequate services. Box 4.2 provides more details, and other examples” (pp. 22). “Similar initiatives can also be taken by women at the community level. In Mumbai, women’s savings groups work with the police to set up community police stations in informal settlements. Once established, one of their tasks is to close down many...more
Feb. 26, 2021, 11:39 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

“In Durban (South Africa), women have access to piped supplies used for washing and water-borne sanitation but the increased emphasis on cost-recovery service management has led to expensive bills, and hence women are reluctant to flush the toilets and draw additional water” (pp. 23).
Jan. 31, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

“Compliance with the aforementioned resolution resulted in significant positive changes in the various spheres of [economic] activity, with the average level of female participation in relation to male participation reaching 56.33” (pp. 9).
Jan. 27, 2021, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

“Free sanitary products will be available to all schools and colleges in England from next week as part of a drive to stamp out ‘period poverty.’ The move will mean that no schoolgirl should be forced to miss lessons because she is on her period. The Department for Education also hopes the change will help break down the stigma surrounding menstruation” (para. 1-3). “Under the scheme, schools and colleges will be able to order a range of sanitary products, including eco-friendly options, so that they are on hand when students need them. Campaigners had been calling for the Government to take action following concerns that girls could miss class during...more
Jan. 7, 2021, 9:23 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

“Some socio-cultural practices have led to the culture of male child preference: Preference for male children is a practice going on in Nigeria, Africa and other parts of the world. Some of the socio-cultural practices that have led to the male child preference are; tradition that forbids women from inheriting her father’s property, the tradition that forbids women from bearing their father’s names after marriage, the tradition that requires only males to perform certain cultural and religious rituals such as death rituals” The tradition of not being allowed to used their fathers name after marriages is unique and idiosyncratic. –RZ CODER COMMENT (para. 25).
Nov. 18, 2020, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Review and revision of Special Powers: The Government of Nepal shall review and revise, along with census of every ten years, the provisions regarding special rights of the women and Dalit community and its implementation and effectiveness based on human development index" (130).
Aug. 13, 2020, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"On June 26, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion that obliged the state compensation fund to pay the difference in Diya, a compensation paid to a victim’s family, between men and women in cases of death and bodily injuries" (para. 21).
Aug. 13, 2020, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"In August, after receiving a flood of complaints and death threats, organizers of a Japanese art exhibition in Aichi prefecture were forced to withdraw an art installation called the “Statue of a Girl of Peace,” which symbolizes “comfort women” or women who were forced to work in Japan’s World War II-era brothels. Many of the women were Korean. The issue has remained a flashpoint in Japan-Korean bilateral relations. The exhibition re-opened briefly for a few days before it officially ended in October" (para. 16).
Aug. 9, 2020, 3:18 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"In September [2019], the Equality Court ruled that a trans woman detained in a male prison, Jade September, had the right to express her gender identity while in prison. This meant that, as a woman transgender inmate, she could express her gender identity while incarcerated in an all-male prison, including the right to wear her hair long; wear make-up; wear female clothing and be addressed by officials using female pronouns" (para. 18).
Aug. 9, 2020, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Chile made human rights progress in some areas in 2019. Congress passed a gender identity law that allows individuals to change their name and gender in the civil registry" (para. 3). "In August, Chile’s gender identity law, promulgated by President Piñera in November 2018, passed its final stage of approval and is due to go into full effect by early 2020. The law allows transgender individuals over 14 years of age to legally change their name and gender in the civil registry, with no requirement for surgery or change in physical appearance. The passage of the law marks an important step forward for the trans community in Chile, but work...more
July 19, 2020, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Men are more likely than women to use tobacco. Twenty-seven percent of men use any type of tobacco, as compared with 6% of women. Among those who smoke various tobacco products, cigarettes are most common (27% of men and 6% of women) (Tables 3.11.1 and 3.11.2). While almost 73% of men are nonsmokers, 17% smoke on a daily basis and 11% smoke occasionally. Trends: Use of cigarettes has decreased slightly during the past 5 years, from 9% to 6% among women and from 30% to 27% among men" (47). "Ninety-six percent of women and 98% of men age 15-49 have heard of tuberculosis (TB). Among those who report having heard...more
July 3, 2020, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"One percent of women age 15-49 smoke any kind of tobacco, as compared with 19% of men age 15-49. Fourteen percent of men smoke daily, and 5% are occasional smokers. Forty-nine percent of men who are daily smokers reported that they smoke on average less than five cigarettes per day" (37). "The 2018 ZDHS collected data on recent sexual activity among women and men age 15-49. Among women, 53% had sexual intercourse within the 4 weeks prior to the survey, while 13% had never had sexual intercourse. Among men, 57% had sexual intercourse within the past 4 weeks, while 17% had never had sex" (64). "The 2018 ZDHS collected data...more
June 19, 2020, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"In September an Equality Court case ended in victory for a lesbian who was banned from a restaurant’s “straight couples only” date night events. In 2016 Mia Agrela had made a reservation for the restaurant’s weekly date night evening with her partner. She was informed in a follow up message that “no same sex couples” were allowed, so she filed a discrimination case in the Equality Court. The restaurant agreed to stop excluding same-sex couples from its events and the owners agreed to apologize for their actions and to undergo sensitivity training" (32).
May 31, 2020, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"The prevalence of tuberculosis is higher among men (389 per 100,000) than among women (220 per 100,000)" (343). "The prevalence of diabetes, as reported by respondents, is 2 percent among both men and women age 15-49 years. Prevalence of asthma is 2 percent among women and 1 percent among men age 15-49 years. Similarly, goitre or any other thyroid disorder is more prevalent among women (2%) than men (less than 1%). One percent of women and men age 15-49 have any heart disease and less than 1 percent have cancer" (345). "Forty-five percent of men and 7 percent of women age 15-49 use some form of tobacco. The most common...more
May 15, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"The proportions of children who are stunted, wasted, and underweight decline substantially with increasing mother’s education and household wealth. For example, the prevalence of stunting is 54%, among children whose mothers have no education, as compared with 14% among those whose mothers have more than a secondary education" (259). "The 2018 NDHS collected information on women’s food consumption. Table 11.15 indicates that 56% of women age 15-49 consumed food from five or more of the 10 total food groups in the day or night preceding the interview. On average, the 41,821 women interviewed consumed 4.9 food groups. Nineteen percent of women consumed savoury and fried snacks, 16% consumed sugary foods,...more
April 19, 2020, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Men are more likely than women to use tobacco. Twenty-three percent of men use any type of tobacco, as compared with 5% of women. Among those who smoke other tobacco products, cigarettes are most common (22% of men and 3% of women). While almost 77% of men are non- smokers, 20% smoke on a daily basis and 3% smoke occasionally. Among those who smoke cigarettes daily, 48% of women (data not shown) and 17% of men smoke fewer than five cigarettes a day" (38). "Birth spacing can save women’s and children’s lives and offers a host of health advantages to both when the spacing interval is 24 months or more....more
March 16, 2020, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"With the issuance of the national identification card (Tazkira), it not only proves a person’s identity but also facilitates the holder’s right to education, ownership of land and property, participation in political processes and other liberties and entitlements under the law. By law, all adult Afghans, regardless of sex and age, are entitled to receive a Tazkira. However, although women have the legal right to hold a Tazkira, cultural and other challenges hinder their access." (11).
March 11, 2020, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"In its General Recommendation No.28 the Committee has already recognized that discrimination experienced by women as a result of their sex/gender is inextricably linked with other factors that affect women, such as race, ethnicity, religion or belief, health, status, age, class, caste and sexual orientation and gender identity. The systemic involuntary sterilisation of Romani women due to their gender and ethnicity in the Czech Repub- lic is a clear violation of the Convention." (9).
March 4, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"However, Afghanistan is still a long way from becoming a stable state, where women can enjoy equal rights and live in safety in the meantime the Afghan government is publicly committed to women’s rights and empowerment, women continue to face significant barriers." (3). "A large number of cases resolved through mediation, there are no policies on minimum standards of mediation, resulting in a great disparity of standards, procedures, referral of cases by EVAW institutions and capacity of the mediators. Furthermore, there is no code of conduct or certification for mediators." (4). "The Afghan constitution, established in 2004, notes gender equality in Article 22, which states the following: “Any kind of...more
Feb. 15, 2020, 9:16 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Decree 179/2012 established financial contributions for women to purchase educational services for their children." (para 14). "It also adopted the First National Strategy to Prevent and Fight Against Discriminations grounded on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity." (para 20). "DEO set up, on 27 February 2015, a Group of experts on language and gender that consists of gender-based language experts and experts from the labour market, with the aim at: raising awareness of the correct use of the Italian language to be respectful of both sexes; elaborating guidelines for the Public Administration and the media sectors; and educational models." (para 40). "A few ad hoc Teams, known as “Female Engagement Teams”,...more
Feb. 8, 2020, 7:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Tobacco smoking is more common among men than women, with 8% of women and 37% of men age 15 and older currently smoking tobacco products either daily or occasionally (Tables 18.1.1 and 18.1.2). The majority of smokers are daily smokers; 6% of women and 30% of men smoke every day, and most smoke cigarettes. Among those who smoke cigarettes every day, the majority (75% of women and 64% of men) smoke between one and nine cigarettes each day, while a sizeable minority (12% of women and 18% of men) smoke 15 or more cigarettes per day" (313). "Alcohol consumption is more common among men than women: 61% of men and...more
Jan. 30, 2020, 1:06 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s ratification of the following international instruments: The approval of the Third Basic Plan for Gender Equality, in December 2010; The adoption of the 2009 Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Persons, in December 2009..." (2). "The State party should establish an effective system to gather all statistical data disaggregated by sex, age and authenticity, relevant to the monitoring of the implementation of the Convention at the national level, including complaints, investigations, prosecutions, convictions of cases of torture and ill-treatment by public officials, trafficking and domestic and sexual violence as well as means of redress, including compensation and rehabilitation, provided to the victims." (11). "The...more
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"China sets store by highlighting the role of women in building a conservation culture. More and more women are involved in environmental protection, making their contribution to protecting the ecological environment, addressing climate change and maintaining energy and resource security. The number of female members in the NPC Environment Protection and Resources Conservation Committee, female mayors in charge of environmental protection and female heads of environmental protection bureaus has kept increasing. By the end of 2014, female officials working at the Ministry of Environmental Protection accounted for 31.2 percent of the total. Women are encouraged to participate in energy conservation and emission reduction efforts, and to adopt low-carbon lifestyle. Women...more
Nov. 14, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"On March 21, a group of Warsaw residents celebrated the first day of spring by burning an effigy of a Jewish woman" (21).
Sept. 19, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"While North Koreans in China are technically refugees, Beijing refuses to acknowledge them as such, leaving them vulnerable to exploitation." (para 23).