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Latest items for ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

April 19, 2024, 3:06 p.m.
Countries: Serbia

"The unequal sharing of responsibilities between women and men and the lack of opportunities to reconcile work and family obligations, []reduces employment opportunities for women" (13). "[A] positive image of women in business and professional life in general [is not promoted]" (13). "[T]he participation of women in decision-making is limited" (15).
March 30, 2024, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania

"[There is a] persistence of discriminatory gender stereotypes and patriarchal and sexist messaging, as well as calls for adherence to traditional roles and values for women, including in the media… [T]he Law on Strengthening Families may reinforce discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society" (6). "[A] study [needs to be conducted] on the impact of the Law on Strengthening Families on the further entrenchment of discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society" (7).
Jan. 16, 2024, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Botswana

"The participation of women in politics and in general public life is still lagging behind. Botswana has not attained the international target of 50% women in decision making positions. Out of 1,611 of all those individuals who participate in high political posts and other public life, 429 are women compared to 1,182 of their male counterparts representing 26.6% of the involvement of women in political participation and participation in public life. While women continue to be generally underrepresented in institutions of decision making such as Parliament, the Cabinet, Local Authorities, the Public Service and in most national boards, efforts at national level are ongoing to promote participation of women in...more
Jan. 4, 2024, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Singapore

"[I]n the enhanced CCE lessons, students learn to appreciate that all families are different, and that shared parental roles and familial responsibilities based on unique family situations contribute to love, care and support for them... [P]ositive mindsets and attitudes towards roles in the family are nurtured in our students from young" (7). "[The Alliance for Action] to Strengthen Marriages and Family Relationships started in 2021 and this whole-of-society effort seeks to nurture and co-create an ecosystem to strengthen marriages and family relationships" (40).
Nov. 22, 2023, 11:59 a.m.
Countries: Russia

"[The women’s virtue campaign] was again being stepped up by Chechen authorities aiming to ensure that women wear hijabs in public and adhere to traditional family roles" (104).
Nov. 6, 2023, 11:49 p.m.
Countries: China

"China has extensively carried out “Civilized Family” initiatives... A total of 170 million people participated in activities such as family and parent-child reading events… These activities have greatly promoted harmony at home, which has proved to be an enabler of social progress and deepen the social fabric" (28).
Nov. 3, 2023, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: South Korea

“When Yuna turned up for her first day at work, as a clerk at a major bank, she was not expecting the tasks she would be assigned. First was to make lunch for her team. Later, she was ordered to take the hand towels from the men's toilet home and wash them. These jobs fell to her, she was told, as the newest female member of staff. At first she politely refused. Could the men not take their own towels home to wash, she asked her boss, but he replied incredulously: 'How can you expect men to wash towels?'” (para 1-2). "South Korea may have blossomed into a cultural and...more
Oct. 15, 2023, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom

"Men allow men to behave badly to women. That pervasive misogynist bias is often obscured by the optics of more women in boardrooms, in politics, and as public experts. But follow the money: it always tells you where power lies" (para 1). The government's dismissal of women/children and their needs parallels the dismissal these families are receiving from their fathers (ET - CODER COMMENT). "Large numbers of fathers have always sat on their hands. Through lack of will or instinctive empathy, the state fails to pursue them, though if they refused to pay tax, fixed-penalty notices or court fines, the police or bailiffs would surely come to the door. Debts...more
Oct. 10, 2023, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: United States

"Discrimination in the workplace against people who are pregnant is not a new phenomenon. In fact, this has been an ever-present sickness of capitalism and the workplace, systems that were not designed to support pregnancy" (para 7). Traditionally, pregnant women stayed close to home. Current workplace systems are still designed in a way that does not allow pregnant women to contribute to workplace community and by extension workplace decisions (ET - CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 30, 2023, 4 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan

"The Committee notes that the new bill on family and gender policy will provide for the definition of 'temporary special measures', including 'gender quotas', to be included in laws, as well as for the establishment of a mechanism to monitor the implementation of the measures. It notes with concern, however, the following:The goal of 30 per cent representation of women in decision-making by 2016, which was set in the previous gender equality strategy, has not been achieved in all sectors and regions of the State party, and the full realization of the goal has been postponed to 2030 in the concept for family and gender policy for different areas" (p.6)....more
Sept. 12, 2023, 11:48 a.m.
Countries: China

" 'The Communist Party aggressively perpetuates traditional gender norms and reduces women to their roles as reproductive tools for the state, dutiful wives, mothers and baby breeders in the home,' Leta Hong Fincher, a Hong Kong-American writer, wrote in the Washington Post. 'The party also is carrying out an unprecedented crackdown on feminist activists because China's all-male rulers seem to think that China's entire security state would collapse were it not for the subjugation of women' " (para 8-9). "All forms of activism are viewed as a form of civil disobedience that the CCP cannot afford to tolerate, meaning that progressive ideas such as gender equality are viewed as potentially...more
Aug. 8, 2023, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria

"[A] concept of traditional family values that confines women solely to the role of mothers with domestic responsibilities and the lack of a comprehensive strategy for the elimination of discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society [are being promoted]" (5).
July 21, 2023, 11:58 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan

"In 2013, a particular emphasis was put to the involvement of women in public agencies and decision-making processes, including their participation in intergovernmental, governmental and non-governmental sectors. It sought to develop various training programs on women’s leadership and organize events enabled both men and women to combine their family and corporate commitments" (3). "[The Society of Women for Rational Development] implements the Family Academy project since 2017 in collaboration with municipalities while noting the capacities of those institutions in places to increase the activeness and participation of women in the society and ensuring equality of men and women within a family as a support to the State family policies" (34).more
July 10, 2023, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Maldives

"On the Committee’s CO regarding temporary special measures (TSMs) in the Gender Equality Act and implementation of these, including measures to address the disadvantages and inequalities faced by women outside Male and in remote islands, migrant women, women with disabilities and women heads of household, since 2008, under the leadership of the MOGFSS, efforts have been made to establish TSMs among political parties to increase women’s leadership, but with no success. There is no specific study or finding however, below are some challenges that women face in competing and winning: Women find in difficult to get funds and lack of support they receive from families and community in participating politics;...more
June 20, 2023, 9:30 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua

"At the heart of the system of production, consumption and commerce are rural families, in which women participate actively on an equal basis in the various production chains, which in turn contributes to their empowerment and economic independence." (29).
March 31, 2023, 2:31 p.m.
Countries: Egypt

"[T]he persistence of patriarchal attitudes and deeply rooted discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, which stress the role of women as mothers and caregivers, particularly in rural and remote areas" (6).
March 8, 2023, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro

"[M]any citizens have a stereotypical view of gender roles, both in private and family life and in the public sphere. More than half of the citizens are of the opinion that as a rule, men are better political leaders, who possess better leadership skills and that they should occupy leading positions in society, while one in two citizens believes that successful business women must inevitably neglect their families" (32). "A research of the Women’s Political Network on Violence against Women in Politics in Montenegro... showed that despite the steps forward, a number of systemic shortcomings remained a challenge to women’s political participation, and that patriarchal attitudes, prejudices and insufficient interest...more
Feb. 24, 2023, 12:54 p.m.
Countries: Nepal

"The Education Act of 1971 provisions 33%-50% of seats for women to partake in all educational management decision-making bodies, from district-level school policy entities to the national level, and the participation of women in School Management Committees has been increasing." (41)(NF - CODER COMMENT - The mandate of including women in the decision-making process in educational decisions implies that women were typically not involved in these decisions nor were they considered the main voice).
Feb. 19, 2023, 1:18 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria

“While the law provides women the same legal status and rights as men, women faced some discrimination in economic participation and political empowerment. The law provides for equal opportunities in all spheres of public, economic, and political life; equal access to public resources; equal treatment; exclusion of gender-based discrimination and violence; balanced representation of men and women in all decision-making bodies; and overcoming gender-based stereotypes” (p. 23). “Women faced discrimination in employment, in the workplace, and in access to pension benefits and retirement” (p. 23).
Feb. 6, 2023, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan

"The Committee [on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women] is concerned…about the reliance on the legally undefined terms of morality, ethics and traditional family values in the context of the ongoing large-scale inventory of legislation, which can be used to undermine women’s rights" (2). "The Committee remains concerned about the persistence of patriarchal attitudes and discriminatory stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, exacerbated by growing religious influence, and the lack of a comprehensive strategy to address such gender stereotypes" (5).
Jan. 7, 2023, 10:02 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan

"'They must have someone,' Sadeq Akif Muhajir, a spokesperson for the ministry for the propagation of virtue and prevention of vice told Rukhsana Media recently. '[Women] have brothers or nephews.' (para 21).
Jan. 6, 2023, 8:24 p.m.
Countries: China

" '[Tan Weiwei's new] song has received some opposition, because [some] feel uncomfortable criticising the patriarchal Chinese culture,' ...says [activist Lu Pin]" (para 21).
July 6, 2022, 10:35 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti

"In 2002, the Government enacted a law on the family that enhances the protection of women and children. These initiatives have yielded substantial results" (6).
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname

"Breaking with the false assumption that some values are private, traditional or cultural in order to justify or perpetuate gender inequality or male dominance (sexual harassment, (domestic) violence (against women), position of women in decision making)" (42).
March 25, 2022, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Armenia

"Socioeconomic factors, women’s household responsibilities, as well as a lack of opportunities for women to gain leadership skills played a role in limiting women’s political participation, as did their lack of access to the informal, male-dominated communication networks that form the foundation of the country’s politics" (30).
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia

"Men are the ones who make decisions for the government. Women are not in leadership position nor are women at the table where decisions are being made" (1).
Oct. 15, 2021, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: Qatar

"'The government in Qatar don’t want women to know the rules,' she said. 'They want men to have power and control. So if laws are changed, the government don’t inform women and when they introduce restrictions they don’t tell them that clearly, either. These laws exist in a nefarious way and women have to base decisions on an assumption that they must be obedient to men'" (para 8).
Oct. 8, 2021, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: Israel

"After a three-week period of internal elections, Hamas on Sunday announced the new members of its political bureau, which is the organization’s highest decision-making body. The 15-member political bureau will for the first time have a female member, Jamila Alshanti, of Gaza" (para 1). "She told The Media Line that women 'on the working level, were already inside the political bureau because we have our own shura [council], administrative and organizational bodies, and we have representatives at the general regional shura office as well. The relationship with our brothers in the movement is based on consultation and we are very close to the decision-making' process" (para 14).
Sept. 17, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala

"'Here, there is still the sexist attitude that women are not capable of making decisions, for example,' said Trujillo. 'That is why they earn a quarter less than their male colleagues and why there are just 10 women among the 340 mayors in Guatemala'" (para 11).
Sept. 8, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan

"Traditional societal practices continue to limit women’s participation in politics and activities outside the home and community, including the need to have a male escort or permission to work. These factors, in addition to an education and experience gap, likely contributed to the central government’s male-dominated composition. The 2016 electoral law mandates that 25 percent of all provincial, district, and village council seats 'shall be allocated to female candidates.' Neither district nor village councils were established by year’s end" (27).