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Latest items for ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

Jan. 1, 2021, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3, GIC-LAW-1

"Yayoi Kimura, a Liberal Democratic member of the House of Representatives who endorsed the letter, said that when she co-sponsored a bill to provide a tax break for unmarried parents, some of her male colleagues argued that most single mothers were either mistresses of rich men or hyperambitious career women who did not need government assistance. The measure passed, Ms. Kimura said, because women of all parties banded together to vote it through" (para 22-23).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Cultural traditions discourage women from working outside the home, according to Mashooque Birhamani, SSO’s chief executive officer. While he hopes this will change one day, male community members are stepping up in the meantime. 'We men think that we must work for the rights of girls and women,' Birhamani tells TakePart. 'These issues are basic issues that are keeping our society from progressing. The time will come when women will be empowered and they will replace men and work for their rights' (para 2-3).
Dec. 3, 2020, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

“The Committee is concerned…at the persistence of discriminatory gender stereotypes and patriarchal attitudes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society and in the family, which prevent women from asserting their rights and actively participating in decision - making and other aspects of political and public life. The Committee is particularly concerned about the insufficient measures taken to address the prevalence of such discriminatory stereotypes” (4-5) According to the Committee, Vanuatu experiences patriarchal attitudes in both society and the family. The Committee also asserts that the government has not sufficiently intervened to change these discriminatory practices (CODER COMMENT-MLB).
Oct. 30, 2020, 12:32 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3, DMW-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee continues to be seriously concerned about patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in all spheres of life and the State party’s limited efforts to tackle such discriminatory practices. The Committee is concerned that such customs and practices perpetuate discrimination against women and girls and that they are reflected in women’s disadvantaged and unequal status in many areas, including education, public life and decision-making, as well as in the persistence of violence against women. It is also concerned that, to date, the State party has not taken sustained measures to modify or eliminate stereotypes and negative traditional values and practices" (Article...more
Aug. 10, 2020, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Despite the fact that Article 34 of the Constitution guarantees the equality of rights and duties of husband and wife in family relations, patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes regarding the roles of women and men in the family and in society are still deep-rooted in Azerbaijan" (3).
June 22, 2020, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"It is, however, important to recognise that, at least in theory, this system of control is framed as a mutual set of rights and obligations, whereby Afghan men are expected to provide for the entire family and treat women in an appropriate fashion, and there is scope for women to wield a degree of influence within the domestic sphere" (pg 2).
May 31, 2020, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The surveys revealed that the concepts and practices of male ‘superiority’ lingering in society and families even after the adoption of the Law on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Women were ascribable to the lack of understanding by the general public of the State policy and laws as well as incomplete elimination of traditional assumptions and attitudes, necessitating proactive measures to address them" (10-11).
April 20, 2020, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"On 17 March, women from five regions of Tunisia travelled to the capital, Tunis, to meet members of parliament and representatives of ministries for the first time, and raise the issue of female development priorities, which has been long-neglected. They also made their voices heard at the World Social Forum, which ran in Tunis from 24-28 March. Ben Ahmad and other women in Azmour say they want easier and more transparent access to social services, and better roads between villages and urban centres. Most importantly, they want to establish a committee of local men and women to follow up on the progress and implementation of development projects in their region....more
April 4, 2020, 8:45 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"There is a general lack of acceptance of women in decision-making positions and reluctance to implement decisions made by them" (5). "The Committee is also concerned about the persisting inequality between women and men with respect to leadership positions in the private sector" (9).
Feb. 11, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Politically, Iraqi women have very limited influence and power to contribute to decision-making. To some extent, this is a direct consequence of the re-emergence of political authoritarianism under Prime Minister Al-Maliki: all political actors experience the systematic side-lining of political opposition, the lack of rule of law and widespread political violence. However, women are particularly marginalized in a context where they are perceived as incapable of leading and strategizing, where social attitudes have shifted towards more conservative gender norms, and where armed violence, political intimidation, attacks on political opponents as well as rampant corruption are shaping politics" (para. 4).
Dec. 14, 2019, 3:15 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Others also reject long-held roles for women in South Korea, including motherhood. 'This traditional role enforced on us from a boys-only soccer field at school, to a boys club in a company office already makes us second-class citizens, and I don't want to be used as a tool simply for baby-making,' said Jung Se-young, a co-host on Baeck's Youtube channel" (para 24).
July 20, 2019, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, LBHO-PRACTICE-3, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Women and minorities generally participated in the political system without formal restriction, although significant cultural and social barriers largely excluded women from decision-making positions" (Pg 42).
July 18, 2019, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"That discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society and in the family are deeply rooted in the State party and that women continue to bear a disproportionate share of family and household responsibilities" (5).
July 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, LBHO-PRACTICE-3, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3, GIC-LAW-1

"Representation of women in public life, however, was very low. Women constituted 10 percent of members of parliament, and there were no female ministers. Only 13 percent of sub-cabinetlevel government state secretaries were women. In May 2016 the UN Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice, in a statement following an official visit, noted 'pervasive and severe gender stereotyping of women which undoubtedly contributed to their low level of political participation.' The working group expressed concern over 'some public officials who legitimize and justify the low representation of women in politics'" (Pg 23).
July 18, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3, LBHO-LAW-1, LBHO-LAW-2, VOTE-LAW-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"No laws limit participation of women and/or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. Five of the 34 cabinet members were women, as was the senior presidential advisor for national reconciliation. There were 12 women among the 140 members of parliament. Some observers believed traditional attitudes and cultural practices limited the ability of women to participate in political life on the same basis as men. In November 2016 the National Assembly passed a gender equality law. The law outlaws gender discrimination and establishes quotas for women’s representation in elective offices, and public and private institutions. It also establishes an independent National Observatory for Male/Female Equality to...more
July 9, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-3, GP-DATA-1

"There were no laws or cultural or traditional practices preventing women or members of minorities from voting, running for office, serving as electoral monitors, or otherwise participating in political life on the same basis as men or nonminority citizens. The Zambia National Women’s Lobby 2014 Gender Audit Report on the private and public sectors revealed low participation of women in decision-making positions within several government and quasi-government institutions and political parties. For instance the report revealed women’s participation in national executive committees of all political parties was very low, with the highest level of participation being 40 percent" (Pg 17).
June 28, 2019, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Women tended to be discouraged from assuming leadership positions because of the belief such activities conflicted with their domestic duties" (Pg 30). "Women also experienced discrimination in employment, pay, credit, education, inheritance, housing, and ownership and management of businesses or land. Although women have the right to own property and land under the transitional constitution, community elders often sought to prevent women from exercising these rights because they contradict customary practice, and the deceased husband’s family often usurped land. Traditional beliefs tended to discourage women from assuming leadership positions because of the belief this undermined fulfillment of domestic duties" (Pg 37).
June 26, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Cultural/traditional practices that prevented women from participating fully in political life included the popular notions that women should stay at home, the lack of legitimacy given to women in politics by traditional elders, and women’s own reluctance to participate in the political process" (Pg 29).
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"In order to overcome gender-based stereotypes, a number of projects, public events and studies were carried out. The organisation Gender Platform held a subsidised workshop series in 2011, 2012 and 2014. The aim was to raise awareness about gender-based stereotypes, increase self-reflection and find a more gender-sensitive approach to schooling and teaching. The target group were educational institutions such as schools and kindergartens" (11-12).
May 30, 2019, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee remains concerned at the persistence of deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes and discriminatory stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, which perpetuate the subordination of women in the family and in society, which is reflected in the educational and professional choices of women, their limited participation in political and public life and in the labour market and their unequal status in family relations. The Committee recalls that such discriminatory stereotypes are also root causes of gender-based violence against women and notes with concern that the State party has not yet taken sustained measures to modify or eliminate discriminatory stereotypes" (5).more
May 28, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee remains concerned at the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, which consider women primarily to be mothers and caregivers, discriminate against women and perpetuate their subordination within the family and society, restrict women’s educational and professional choices and their participation in political and public life and in the labour market, and perpetuate their unequal status in family relations. The Committee recalls that such stereotypes are among the root causes of violence against women and expresses its concern that, to date, the State party has not taken sustained measures to modify or eliminate discriminatory...more
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Discriminatory stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society persist in the State party" (7)
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee remains concerned at the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, as reflected by the low rate of fathers taking paternity leave and the high number of women employed on a part-time basis or availing themselves of flexible working arrangements, which limits their career prospects and pension benefits" (4).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Nevertheless, the Committee notes with concern that: (a) Discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society persist in the State party" (6).
May 13, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Prevailing stereotypes about the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society continue to impede progress in advancing gender equality" (7).
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is asked to refer to paragraphs 46, 48–50 and 76 of this report for details on awareness-raising campaigns targeting both women and men aimed at eliminating patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes. Women NGOs are active advocates for women’s rights, encouraging women to take on the challenge of public leadership and civic responsibilities, advocating for change and making representation when women’s rights are violated. One example of women’s rights advocacy was their role in influencing the decision to dismiss the Minister of Health from office after he verbally assaulted and issued a threat of sexual violence to a female activist" (26).
April 27, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Prevailing stereotypes about the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, along with deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes, continue to impede progress in advancing gender equality" (7). "Women continue to be underrepresented in decision-making and senior management positions at all levels of the education system. Similarly, the underrepresentation of professors and rectors at the senior level leaves young girls without role models in this area" (12). "The Committee is further concerned at the underrepresentation of women in farmers’ unions and other policy, political and legislative bodies governing the rights of farmers" (15).
April 16, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to implement the National Plan of Action for Gender in order to change stereotypical attitudes among the general public. It remains concerned, however, at the persistence of discriminatory stereotypes and deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society" (5).
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"While women served in the judiciary, parliament, and high levels of government, the government often denied them decision-making positions" (para 199).
Feb. 1, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The draconian ban [on abortion] has led to a string of miscarriages of justice in a conservative, machista culture that enables the persecution of women" (para 13).