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Latest items for IIP-PRACTICE-1

June 7, 2021, 1:10 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Among the dozens of women on social media talking about violence at the hands of male relatives were those telling stories of being beaten for visiting friends, for wearing clothes deemed unsuitable and for taking part in the 2019 protests that toppled the former president Omar al-Bashir" (para 6).
April 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1, CLCW-LAW-2, IIP-PRACTICE-1, IIP-LAW-1

"In January, the Egyptian cabinet approved a personal status law that would require women to get the consent of a male guardian to…travel abroad. The draft law also…allows fathers to prevent mothers from traveling with their children" (para 2).
April 22, 2021, 4:31 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"North Korean citizens usually cannot freely travel around the country,let alone travel abroad.Emigration and immigration are strictly controlled.] Only the political elite may own or lease vehicles, and the government limits access to fuel and other forms of transport due to frequent shortages of gasoline/petrol, diesel fuel, crude oil, coal and other fossil fuels due to the severe sanctions placed on North Korea by the U.S. and other nations (satellite photos of North Korea show an almost complete absence of vehicles on all of its roads throughout the country, even in its cities).Forced resettlement of citizens and whole families, especially as punishment for political reasons, is said to be routine"...more
April 13, 2021, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Sharif said his biggest challenge was finding subjects willing to talk on camera. “"A lot more people want to share their stories now. But many of the people I talked to were reluctant to share their stories, they were afraid of being targeted again. It was important that their faces appear, because the objective is to overcome this fear. But the fear to talk about this reinforces how deep-rooted this issue really is,” he said (Para 5, 6). This is in reference to a film Sharif is putting together about street harrassment in the Maldives (BRC - CODER COMMENT).
April 6, 2021, 4:57 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"The railway ministry on Saturday issued guidelines for the security of women across trains and stations and asked the Railway Protection Force (RPF) to analyse the data of crimes against women over the last five years and create a database of such criminals operating on railway premises" (para 2). "'All the Post Commanders (PC) should get details of the incidents of crime against women including rape reported during last five years and should analyse data thoroughly. The reasons for such offences, gaps in security procedure, failures of security apparatus, modus operandi of criminals involved, vulnerable section of women, places, duration day, month and year, status of investigation/prosecution of past cases,...more
March 31, 2021, 9:27 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"The parents were also tasked with accompanying their daughters when they are anywhere except for school or home" (para 10).
March 24, 2021, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"A Saudi man has been jailed for one year for calling for an end to the Muslim kingdom's guardianship system that gives men wide controls over women, local media said Tuesday" (para 1). "Saudi Arabia has some of the world's tightest restrictions on women, and is the only country where they are not allowed to drive. Under the guardianship system a male family member, normally the father, husband or brother, must grant permission for a woman's study, travel and other activities. Activists say that even female prisoners have to be received by the guardian upon their release, meaning that some have to languish in jail or a shelter beyond their...more
March 6, 2021, 9:44 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, IIP-PRACTICE-1

"A judge can also deem a woman in breach of her spousal obligations if she leaves the house or takes a job deemed outside “the law, custom, or necessity,” or if the judge considers it against the family’s interests. This change was made gender neutral but prevailing social norms mean judges are more likely to consider it unnecessary for a woman to work than a man, resulting in discrimination against women" (para 9).
Feb. 18, 2021, 6:18 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“'A decent girl won't roam around at nine o'clock at night. A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy’” (para 6). “These offences against women and girls are a part of the story, but the full story starts with a girl not being as welcome as a boy, from birth. When sweets are distributed at the birth of a boy, not of a girl. When the boy child is nourished more than the girl, when a girl's movements are restricted and her freedoms and choices are curtailed, when she is sent as a domestic slave to her husband's home… If a girl is accorded no value, if...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“Prince Mohammed has sought to shake off his country's ultra-conservative image by allowing cinemas, mixed-gender concerts and greater freedoms for women, including the right to drive” (para 25).
Feb. 13, 2021, 5:46 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“She said she grudgingly complies with the dress code when she delivers lectures or sings in a mixed choir - activities she would otherwise be barred from” (para 44).
Feb. 13, 2021, 1:07 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“In Johannesburg, South Africa, one study noted that 31 per cent of rapes were perpetrated in open spaces such as rough ground” (pp. 26). “Initiatives such as the one in Khayelitsha, South Africa, address the risk factors and aim to make the city a safer place for women to live and travel, and reduce the effects of gender-based violence. Fewer initiatives address the underlying gendered power inequalities that underpin the occurrence of gender-based violence in the first place, primarily because trying to change gender ideologies, in the short-term at least, is difficult although certainly not impossible. None the less, many of these types of risk-reduction initiatives have proved successful in...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 1:07 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“In a participatory map drawn by six young women in Bogotá, Colombia, the main areas identified as dangerous and where violence was most feared were an isolated park, a street where a lot of drug-dealing and consumption took place, and the area by the river bank which was also secluded McIlwaine, 2004). A similar map drawn in Cali, Colombia also identified parks, basketball courts and areas where gangs congregated and where drugs were sold as being dangerous” (pp. 25-26).
Feb. 10, 2021, 1:09 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"'A child widow's job is to repent and atone. They live a life virtually devoid of pleasure and must wear no other color but white. They must eschew jewelry, meat, fish, and social gatherings, even with family. Temples are off limits and they are not allowed to remarry. They must not leave the house or look men in the eye, as it is said that a widows gaze will bring bad luck,' Basu added" (para 10). "In Mamata’s case, she doesn’t know if it her life is better now or better when she was married, even though she had suffered at the hands of her husband. Indeed, so extreme is...more
Feb. 5, 2021, 6 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“The Committee is concerned about the government structures specific to northern Rakhine State, with the border guard police holding both security and administrative authority over the townships with predominantly Rohingya populations. That unique arrangement has resulted in myriad local orders restricting freedom of movement, including to places of livelihood, and access to health services, including sexual and reproductive services, education and housing for Rohingya women and girls in the State party. The Committee recalls that the State party’s accountability with respect to implementing its obligations under article 2 is engaged through acts of commission and omission of all branches of Government. The decentralization of power does not absolve the State...more
Feb. 4, 2021, 10:24 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"A bacha posh can also more easily receive an education, work outside the home, even escort her sisters in public, allowing freedoms that are unheard of for girls in a society that strictly segregates men and women" (para 6). "Most of the neighbors know of her change, but otherwise, she is taken for a young man wherever she goes, her mother said. Her father, a pilot in the Afghan military, was supportive. 'It’s a privilege for me, that she is in boys’ clothing,' he said. 'It’s a help for me, with the shopping. And she can go in and out of the house without a problem'" (para 54).more
Jan. 31, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“Freedom of movement is constitutionally guaranteed for all citizens and is a right that is freely exercised. Article 46 of the Constitution stipulates that citizens are free to establish residence, move to and remain in any part of Angola, and to emigrate and leave the country and return to it, subject to any applicable constitutional or legal restrictions” (pp. 43-44).
Jan. 19, 2021, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“Apple and Google are being accused of helping to 'enforce gender apartheid' in Saudi Arabia by offering an app on their platforms which allows men to track women and stop them leaving the country. Absher is available on both the Google Play and iTunes store and is an app developed by the Saudi government which allows men to specify when and how women can cross Saudi borders - and will even alert them if they do so. Absher's travel 'featured' have been identified by activists and refugees as a major factor in the continued difficulty women have leaving Saudi Arabia” (Para 1-3). “The app allows for guardians to [mandate and...more
Jan. 19, 2021, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“During their 1996-2001 rule, the Taliban banned women from education and work and only let them leave their homes in the company of a male relative. Overnight, women disappeared behind the all-enveloping burqa, their activities restricted to their homes” (Para 11).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Girls and women are typically kept at home…" (para 11).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Many are fleeing persecution and violence that has left up to 280 people dead and forced another 140,000 from their homes in western Rakhine state. They are living under apartheid-like conditions in dusty, crowded camps, with little access to education or adequate medical care. They also have little freedom of movement, having to pay hefty bribes if they want to pass police barricades, even for emergencies" (para 5).
Dec. 31, 2020, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"An Iranian undercover morality agent spat at teenage girls and asked them 'where's your dirty owner?' after seeing them without a hijab...During the heated exchange on the side of the road in Kermanshah, Iran, he says to the girls 'I'll f*** your mother' and claims their behaviour is 'immoral' while a police officer appears to do nothing about the incident" (para 1, 3). "The US-based activist started an anti-headscarf campaign - White Wednesdays - encouraging women to post photographs of themselves without headscarves online as a way of opposing the compulsory hijab. As part of the movement, women have been risking arrest by walking in public and sharing videos online...more
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"An Iranian undercover morality agent spat at teenage girls and asked them 'where's your dirty owner?' after seeing them without a hijab. In a shocking video, which has been circulating on social media, a man stops his car and gets out before hurling abuse at the youngster" (para 1-2). "The US-based activist started an anti-headscarf campaign - White Wednesdays - encouraging women to post photographs of themselves without headscarves online as a way of opposing the compulsory hijab. As part of the movement, women have been risking arrest by walking in public and sharing videos online of the harassment they receive from men, using the hashtag #MyCameraIsMyWeapon" (para 11-12).more
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"'She is still a child and there are no barriers yet, she can talk to anyone she wants,' he said. 'But my communication with her is possible only now, while she's a child, not a potential bride…. 'In three or four years Zakura will be banned from talking to me and other men. 'Punishment can be anything, even murder'" (para 21-24).
Dec. 24, 2020, 10:05 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

"During the Taliban government, from the autumn of 1996 until late 2001, nearly all the rights of women were revoked: They were forbidden to work, attend school or leave their homes unaccompanied by a husband or close male relative" (para 6).
Dec. 24, 2020, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei on Thursday slammed Western values which he said, unlike those in the Islamic republic, undermine femininism. His comments come amid political tensions in Iran where conservatives want to strengthen measures preventing women and men from mixing while President Hassan Rouhani advocates more social freedoms" (para 1-2).
Dec. 24, 2020, 9:52 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"In a PBS NewsHour video report in June, Isis extremist militants parade through Mosul, Iraq, one of the first cities to fall to their onslaught in early June. The armed men are hanging off the back of trucks, as the crowd films them. One fighter leans out a car window, wagging his finger. The footage provides a translation. The fighter has spotted a woman, and he is ordering her to cover up" (para 1).
Dec. 23, 2020, 9:43 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"In some of the captured towns, fanatical ISIS militants have ordered restrictions on women, with rules being set on their clothing, watching TV in coffee shops and smoking" (para 9).
Dec. 23, 2020, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"I fear that a suicide attack could happen and if I am a female out by myself, who would help me? Someone from my family should be with me" (para 5).
Dec. 23, 2020, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Women’s subordination, a prerequisite to ensure compliance to the constructed model, is maintained through allocation of lesser resources, restrictions on mobility, seclusion norms and even violence in cases of resistance" (para 3). "They have to cover themselves from head to toe, remain within the house and comfort and obey those on whom their identities rely upon" (para 14). "Under the pretext of protecting girls from sexual abuse, they are confined within homes and are not allowed to interact with anybody" (para 24). "Mobility restrictions isolate women socially, and make them lonely without support and guidance" (para 32). "They stay at home as they are neither allowed nor prepared to interact...more