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Latest items for DMW-PRACTICE-1

June 21, 2022, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: DLB-DATA-1, WAM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-DATA-2, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes awareness-raising initiatives on gender equality undertaken by the Gender Affairs Bureau, including in hinterland regions. Nevertheless, it notes the following with concern: (a) The persistence of discriminatory sex- and gender-based stereotypes and social inequalities between women and men, as well as patriarchal power structures in the State party, which are perpetuated through the media and advertising; (b) That the unequal division of family and domestic responsibilities between women and men places a disproportionate burden on women, especially single mothers; (c) That 27 per cent of women in the State party marry before they reach 18 years of age, that such marriages are legal with judicial authorization and...more
June 14, 2022, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"There is large wage gap in total wages paid to women and men [in the Faroe Islands]; men earn 2/3 of total wages. One factor explaining the wage gap is the traditional gender roles, i.e. to a large degree men are still the main breadwinners, while women have the main responsibility for the home and family" (45).
April 22, 2022, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The public, Gennesse said needs to first listen to women and avoid creating stereotypes and normalizing negative behaviour towards women at a young age. 'When we tell little boys, "Man up!" or when we tell little girls, "He's mean to you just because he likes you," it creates in their brains these normalizations of tiny bits of violence that continue to be acceptable and lead to extreme cases,' she said. 'It's very important that we start early to break the stereotypes, in general, to say that it's never acceptable'" (para 22-23).
April 18, 2022, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"the Committee recommends that the State party: Adopt, without delay, a comprehensive strategy to eliminate discriminatory stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society" (6-7).
March 21, 2022, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The persistence of deep-rooted stereotypes and the recent trend of re-establishing traditional roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and society, which undermines women’s social status, participation in the public life and their professional careers" (6).
March 19, 2022, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Also, drama makers have been warned that men should not be shown serving women tea in scenes involving a workplace, while women must not wear leather gloves" (para 2).These rules suggests that women are expected to be submissive and the focus on stereotyping women and men even in the workplace (ST-CODER COMMENT).
March 19, 2022, 8:16 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"For Novillo 'violence against women is a consequence of a male chauvinist structure, the underlying cause relates to a range of behaviors that are accepted by men in a male chauvinist society.' Part of this 'is related to a feeling of ownership, which some feminists mention, with men believing that they are the owners of women’s lives,' she explained. In that respect 'there is an unequal power relationship that must be analyzed from that perspective rather than from a somewhat simplistic explanation based on alcohol' or jealousy." (para 5-7)
March 16, 2022, 6:02 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"But as a local woman, surfing was strictly out of bounds for her. In Sri Lanka’s conservative society, the place for women was at the home and it was only the men, or female tourists, who were allowed to ride the hallowed waves in Arugam Bay, considered Sri Lanka’s best surf spot. Yet now, as a 34-year-old mother of two and with another baby on the way, Sanjaya is at the forefront of a quiet female surfing revolution that has swept not just her village but the whole country. In 2018, she helped set up Sri Lanka’s first all-female surf club in Arugam Bay and in 2020 competed in Sri...more
March 9, 2022, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Nevertheless, inequalities remain and may widen, if considering...the persistence of gender stereotypes and an unequal share of family responsibilities" (6). "In recent years, there has been a challenge to the traditional female role related only to family and procreation" (12). "In Italy gender stereotypes are still deeply rooted, especially in Southern Regions of the South" (40).
Oct. 19, 2021, 11 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"In Pakistan, much of society nurtures the traditional belief that the ideal woman is quiet, unopinionated and keeps her life private for the safety and honour of her family. Yet, thousands of ordinary Pakistani women, such as Dananeer, are breaking these tropes on Instagram, YouTube and TikTok by sharing their lives, and opinions, with openness on public accounts" (para 3). "Mahvish Ahmad is a 36-year-old content creator and mother of two, based in Rotterdam. She shares styling videos and life lessons on her Instagram account @mahvishahmad. 'The first time I casually shared that my husband is going to feed the kids and manage their bath time while I go see...more
Oct. 15, 2021, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"'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).
Sept. 10, 2021, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Afghanistan remains a patriarchal society, in which 'male honour' forces women not only to keep their bodies hidden but also to hide their names, according to the Afghan sociologist Ali Kaveh. 'In Afghan society, the best women are those who are not seen and heard. As the saying goes: "The sun and moon haven't seen her",' Mr Kaveh said. 'The harshest and toughest men are the most respected and honourable men in society. If the female members of their family are liberal, they are considered promiscuous and dishonourable'" (para 21-23).
Sept. 8, 2021, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3, DMW-PRACTICE-1, CONST-LAW-1

"The law provides that women and men have the same legal status and rights. The government enforced the law effectively, although inequalities in pay and promotions persisted in both the public and private sectors. In 2017 the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women noted a persistence of 'discriminatory stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society.' It also observed a low level of participation of Traveller (a minority traditionally itinerant ethnic group), Roma, and migrant women in political and public life" (10).
Sept. 8, 2021, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"During the economic miracle, women were largely relegated to the domestic sphere or occupied clerical and secretarial roles in offices, largely due to attitudes at that time. '(The older generation) think back then society worked better and the economy was better -- there's that arrogance,' said Choo. Mori and Nikai both said women should remain silent. Choo says their disparaging remarks toward women were examples of traditional and outdated views on the place of women in society, which suggest men should remain the primary breadwinners and women should stay home" (para 12-14).
Aug. 3, 2021, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"These ideals are central to the quintessentially French notion of 'seduction', dating back to the 17th century and predicated on a dynamic in which the man is the séducteur, and the woman’s role is to consent. This, in turn, confers some 'power' on the woman – to spurn the man, to flaunt his love, or to exact favours or payment in return for her attentions. 'Gallantry' is another value inherited from the pre- revolutionary aristocracy that I have been told is inherent in French social dynamics. Karine Peyrsaubes, 50, a local councillor in St-Germain-en-Laye, a market town west of Paris, says: 'I absolutely believe in equality. But I love what...more
June 30, 2021, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"MAGAS, Russia -- Authorities in Russia's mostly Muslim-populated North Caucasus region of Ingushetia have issued a brochure instructing women 'to be deferential' to men" (para 1). "The brochure [issued by 'authorities in Russia's mostly Muslim-populated North Caucasus region of Ingushetia'] calls on Ingush girls 'to remember women's honorable place in Ingush society' and instructs 'a woman of any age to defer to a man of any age... Women's beauty is shyness, politeness, a calm tone and keeping a distance from strangers. Women cannot shout and laugh loudly in public,' the brochure says" (para 5-6). "'Women stand up in the presence of men, showing respect to them no matter how old...more
June 25, 2021, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"'Violence, male dominance and male aggression have existed for years, the tendency to glorify that these things didn’t happen in the past, and that it’s only happening now in our lifetime, is not true. Misogyny has been part of our culture, politics and society for centuries, especially across South Asia,' says Shireen" (para 3).
June 17, 2021, 10:58 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Rodriguez-Tornes was brought up to be a victim, the court said: Starting at age 5, her mother told her to obey her future husband’s orders and accept spousal abuse, and beat her almost daily to prepare her for the future" (para 3).
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Nevertheless, inequalities remain and may widen, if considering...the persistence of gender stereotypes and an unequal share of family responsibilities" (6). "In recent years, there has been a challenge to the traditional female role related only to family and procreation" (12). "In Italy gender stereotypes are still deeply rooted, especially in Southern Regions of the South" (40).
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"According to the Commissioner for Human Rights the low legal awareness of the population, inability to 'identify' a display of gender based discrimination or case of domestic violence, as well as fixed traditional gender stereotypes in the mass consciousness regarding the place and role of a woman and a man in family and society represent a reason of low frequency of appeals regarding this issue" (12). "Notwithstanding the evident achievements, the main problems remain the same, i.e., lack of political will to implement gender transformations at the management level of the legislative and executive bodies and at the level of local authorities; the low representation level of women in public...more
Feb. 23, 2021, 9:16 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Gender inequality was another major barrier, in particular the traditional roles girls and young women are expected to perform. While boys' education is valued, girls are expected to take care of domestic chores, look after siblings, and eventually become a wife and mother" (para 9).
Feb. 4, 2021, 10:24 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"In most cases, a return to womanhood takes place when the child enters puberty. The parents almost always make that decision" (para 5).
Feb. 4, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee reiterates its previous concluding observations (CEDAW/C/IND/CO/3, para. 11) and urges the State party...To put in place without delay a comprehensive national campaign and strategy, with specific goals and timelines, to eliminate patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes that discriminate against women, in accordance with article 2 (f) of the Convention; (c) To strengthen its awareness-raising and educational efforts, targeting both women and men, with the involvement of civil society and community leaders, to eliminate all harmful traditional practices and to collaborate with the media to enhance a positive, non-stereotypical and non-discriminatory portrayal of women" (8).
Dec. 24, 2020, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"[E]ren, wanted a subservient bride, and he said a Syrian woman would be suitable" (para 19).
Dec. 24, 2020, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"In Iran, values concerning the role of women in society are inscribed in the constitution which states it is the 'duty' of Iranian women to raise children within the respect of religion" (para 4).
Dec. 24, 2020, 9:52 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"As men leave to fight, tens of thousands of women are becoming heads-of-households, responsible for meeting the urgent needs of their vulnerable families and communities" (para 9).
Dec. 23, 2020, 10:47 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Communal violence is also the ground where women from minority community are subjected to serious sexual and physical abuse. This is what creates the sense of social insecurity, weakening their movements in a serious manner. It’s not that Muslim women don’t want reforms or parity in social matters; it’s not that Muslim men are able to hegemonize the situation due to religion or due to what Koran says. The issue at stake is the physical insecurity due to which Muslim women’s groups have remained comparatively weak and unable to assert themselves within the community and society. There surely are number of groups from amongst the Muslim community asking for equality,...more
Dec. 23, 2020, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"A locally conducted study in a metropolitan city of the country has shown that gender roles are repeated and culture and religion are used in socializing girls and boys to these roles. However, it is yet unclear why gender roles are reiterated, which mechanisms and processes society use to reinforce and naturalize them and what implications they have on women’s personalities, lifestyles and health" (para 6). "Women are not considered individuals and therefore have no identity and rights; a woman is a daughter, sister, wife or mother. They have to cover themselves from head to toe, remain within the house and comfort and obey those on whom their identities rely...more
Dec. 21, 2020, 8:33 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee urges the State party to intensify its efforts to overcome persistent stereotypes that are discriminatory against women, including through awareness-raising campaigns emphasizing the equal status and responsibilities of women and men in the private and public spheres through human rights education, the training of teaching staff with respect to gender equality and the revision of educational textbooks to eliminate gender stereotypes" (para 25).
Dec. 21, 2020, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-2, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Patriarchy in Thailand has a long history. The Three Sealed Laws allowed men to absolutely control and own their wives and daughters, even to sell them. Women were regarded as property. The old saying, 'Woman is a buffalo while Man is a human' reflects this attitude which still persists today. Thai Tradition believes that a woman should stay and work at home, while a man should work outside. Domestic violence is an affair that falls into the private sphere. If an abused wife tells the public or reports to the police station, the community will mark her as a bad and unfaithful wife."