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Latest items for IIP-PRACTICE-2

June 14, 2022, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Violence against women and girls continues to constitute a barrier for women’s full enjoyment of equal opportunities in society. The Government hence continues to place a strong focus on developing new methods and taking up new areas of concern in combatting violence...The new areas of concern are inter alia; stalking, psychological violence and date violence and digital violence amongst young people. As a result, an increasing amount of women and girls suffering from different types of violence can receive comprehensive universal support, including health services, as well as psychological treatment and judicial counselling" (5). "Digital sexual assaults are common not least among young people, and girls and women are far...more
May 27, 2022, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Kurdish mothers are staging a sit-in protest against PKK since August 2019 in expectation that their children are returned to their families" (5).
May 27, 2022, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"According to women’s groups in the country, sexual innuendo in everyday speech and behavior was perceived as a joke and generally accepted as a form of communication and not as serious harassment" (26).
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment. On February 18, the media reported that several female cyclists had endured years of sexual harassment by Antanas Jakimavicius, the coach of the national cycling team. In response, Minister of Education, Science, and Sport Algirdas Monkevicius, president of the Lithuanian National Olympic Committee Daina Gudzineviciute, and the heads of the Lithuanian Cycling Federation organized a discussion on how to prevent sexual harassment in sports" (12).
March 10, 2022, 6:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Last week the justice Minister, Naomi Long, was subjected to a pile-on of cruel and abusive social media posts directed at her weight and appearance after she spoke about potential new restrictions arising from the Covid pandemic. Long said she was strong and well supported, but added that she worried for 'young women growing up surrounded by misogyny, sexism, bullying and body shaming.' She quoted Maya Angelou: 'You may kill me with your hatefulness / But still, like air, I’ll rise'" (Para. 13).
March 10, 2022, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Sexual harassment remained a serious problem. Sexual harassment is defined as comments, touching, or actions of a sexual nature that are unsolicited and unwanted by victim. It is a crime with a penalty of up to eight years in prison. Sexual harassment is also a labor rights violation subject to administrative penalties. Government enforcement of laws against sexual harassment remained minimal, although awareness was growing. In September courts convicted a person of sexual harassment and imposed a sentence of four years and eight months in prison. This was the first-ever conviction for sexual harassment of an adult victim" (14).
March 9, 2022, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Women participate less than men in strikes (only 4.4 per cent versus 6.7 per cent) and even less in rallies (4.6 per cent versus 9.3 per cent). ...women remain a minority as for funding or volunteering in political Parties" (51).
March 3, 2022, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"And patriarchal attitudes still remain deeply entrenched. After the draft revisions were published, several male bloggers with large followings on the social media platform Weibo denounced the provisions against degrading or harassing women online, saying they would give “radical” feminists too much power to silence their critics" (Para. 24).
March 2, 2022, 2:03 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Five women who were detained for protesting against a military coup in the country earlier this year say they were abused and tortured in the detention system after their arrests. Their names have been changed in the following accounts to protect their safety. ...[P]rotests have swept across the country - and women have played a prominent role in the resistance movement" (Para. 1-3). "At least eight of those women died while in custody, four of whom were tortured to death in an interrogation centre" (Para. 6). "More than 10,200 people have been detained in total, including over 2,000 women" (Para. 7). "Democracy activist Ein Soe May was imprisoned for almost...more
Feb. 24, 2022, 10:11 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"...For example, on June 21, in Tierralta, Cordoba, prominent social leader and land rights activist Maria del Pilar Hurtado was shot and killed by two men riding a motorcycle. As of September authorities had not identified the killers, but the Inspector General’s Office opened a disciplinary investigation into local public officials for alleged irregularities related to the handling of alleged threats against the victim" (4). "The law provides measures to deter and punish harassment in the workplace, such as sexual harassment, verbal abuse or derision, aggression, and discrimination, which carries a penalty of one to three years’ imprisonment. Nonetheless, NGOs reported sexual harassment remained a pervasive and underreported problem in...more
Feb. 17, 2022, 11:59 a.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"...In July, following a meeting at the Asuncion City Council, a taxi-union leader called journalists 'callous' and said they should be 'executed using cannon balls.' Later in July, during taxi-driver-led protests against Uber, a member of the union pushed and groped a female journalist. Prosecutors opened an investigation against the alleged aggressor" (8).
Jan. 24, 2022, 1:07 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Journalists were threatened online with violence and, in the case of female journalists, rape" (23).
Jan. 10, 2022, 10:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Sexual harassment remained widespread and underreported, including in the workplace due to victims’ fear of losing their jobs. A 2016 Social Weather Stations study showed that 60 percent of women in Metro Manila were harassed at least once in their lifetime. In July, President Duterte signed the Safe Streets and Public Spaces Act to prevent and punish acts of sexual harassment in public places, online workplaces, and educational institutions. For example, in October a passenger complained of harassment by a driver for an application-based ride service. Senator Risa Hontiveros, author of the law in the Senate, urged the ride service to investigate and resolve the case using the newly signed...more
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Women are typically not harrassed when in public areas. But if she is dressed differently from a typical Somali women (jilbab) she will be stared at" (1).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Incidents of sexual harassment were reportedly on the rise in public spaces, schools, the legislature, and in the government" (12).
Dec. 20, 2021, 11:19 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"There were reports of physical and verbal attacks against Muslims. In 2018, the most recent year of available data, the Collective Against Islamophobia in Belgium reported they had opened investigations into 90 Islamophobic attacks, 76 percent of which were against Muslim women. In February students at a Catholic high school in Melle dressed up as 'Saudi Muslims,' including one wearing a black face mask and a fake explosive vest. In March, two veiled Muslim women picking up their children from school in Uccle were verbally abused by a driver, who then attempted to run over the women. Police later arrested the driver" (12).
Dec. 10, 2021, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Moscow activist Vera Oleynikova... had staged a single-person picket calling for freedom for prisoners of conscience in front of the Omsk FSB headquarters" (37).
Dec. 3, 2021, 9:11 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"On June 1, members of the DGCIM arrested Karen Palacios Perez, a clarinetist, for 'instigating hate.' Palacios posted tweets critical of the regime after losing her position with the National Philharmonic Orchestra for signing a petition in opposition to Maduro. On July 16, Palacios was released from prison, one month after a judge ordered her immediate release" (13).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"No PA law specifically relates to sexual harassment, which was a significant and widespread problem in the West Bank and Gaza. Some women claimed that when they reported harassment, authorities held them responsible for provoking men’s harassing behavior" (95).
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"According to police statistics, outrage of modesty incidents continued to increase, with the number increasing 5 percent in the first six months of the year compared with the same period in 2018 (from 797 to 837 cases). The women’s rights advocacy group AWARE reported that government campaigns encouraging women to report sexual molestation led to the increase" (22). "In April, National University of Singapore student Monica Baey drew national attention to sexual harassment on campuses when she expressed unhappiness about the punishment a voyeur received for filming her in a shower at a university hostel without her consent" (22).
Nov. 16, 2021, 6:38 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment, and violations carry penalties of up to three years’ imprisonment. According to the Women’s Rights Center, sexual harassment continued to be a serious and underreported problem" (16).
Nov. 9, 2021, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"In September-October, Ankara police prevented mothers of military cadets sentenced to life in prison for their alleged involvement in the coup attempt from gathering outside the AKP headquarters building in Ankara" (36). "Istanbul police continued to prevent the vigil of the Saturday Mothers from taking place on Istiklal Street, instead requiring the group to hold the weekly gathering on a nearby side street. Since the 1990s, the Saturday Mothers gathered to commemorate the disappearances of relatives following their detention by security forces in the 1980s and 1990s and to call for accountability" (36). "[I]n February a police officer sexually harassed a university student being detained during a protest in Ankara....more
Nov. 3, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"It has been found that crimes against women dominate the stories in gender beat. This category is in turn dominated by sexual violence against women that include rape and murders, followed by harassment and molestation" (para 7). This is in reference to the region of Kashmir (CAT - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 3, 2021, 9:41 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Detainees were often denied access to a lawyer during interrogation. For example, on May 30, occupation authorities from the 'ministry of interior’s' 'center for combating extremism' detained two Crimean Tatar female activists--Mumine Salieva, the wife of a political prisoner and a participant in the Crimean Solidarity movement, and Luftie Zudieva, a director of a children’s center and a civic activist. According to the Crimean Human Rights Group, the activists were interrogated for several hours, while authorities refused to inform their lawyers where they were detained or grant them access to their clients. Both women were charged with propaganda for public display of 'extremist symbols.' A court fined them 1,000 Russian...more
Nov. 3, 2021, 9:41 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"There were reports of societal violence against Roma. For example, according to press reports, on October 24, an unknown assailant in Zaporizhzhia attacked Romani rights activist Anzhelika Belova with a knife. According to press reports, the attacker followed her home from a supermarket into her apartment building, where he stabbed her. Belova survived, and police arrested the alleged perpetrator. An investigation was under way" (49). This may indicate that women are able to participate in movements that are not related to gender issues, but that such participation as activists may put them in danger (JLR-CODER COMMENT). "Detainees were often denied access to a lawyer during interrogation. For example, on May...more
Nov. 1, 2021, 11:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"A female student at the National College of Arts in Lahore, requesting anonymity, said the women of Pakistan lived in fear of being groped or assaulted, and being blamed for any attacks. 'I have to think twice as to what I should wear before going out just so I don’t come off as provocative in front of my [taxi] driver. Now going out for work has become an extreme sport, because you must think twice and you can’t be careless at any point' (para 16).
Oct. 25, 2021, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"As of November no charges had been issued in the case of blogger Huynh Thi To Nga, who frequently shared views critical of the government on her Facebook account" (8). "(T)he Ministry of Public Security held activist Cao Vinh Thinh at its headquarters for more than 10 hours to question her about her environmental activism" (9).
Oct. 19, 2021, 11 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"...There are dozens of Pakistani female influencers, each with more than 100,000 followers on Instagram and YouTube. These women are friendly and opinionated — but they have to be brave too, because online public spaces are just as hostile to women as physical public spaces are in Pakistan" (para 4). "Being a journalist, I too have had public social media accounts since 2010 but, for years, I didn’t share my private life online. Despite that, I still received abuse online, mostly for airing my opinions..." (para 7). "Founder of the 250,000-strong Facebook group Soul Sisters of Pakistan, Kanwal Ahmed’s Instagram account @Kanwalful has close to 60,000 followers. She rarely uses...more
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"On July 16, the University Toulouse Jean-Jaures announced that two professors would be barred from positions in all public higher-education institutions due to 'sexual and moral harassment' of several students" (20). "In August the Ministry of Gender Equality and the Fight against Discrimination reported that authorities fined 713 men for harassing women in public since the introduction of the new law in 2018" (21). "On June 17, a Paris court sentenced a man to an eight-month suspended sentence after he masturbated on the Paris metro in front of a woman and told her she was 'beautiful.' The man, 48, was ordered to pay 500 euros ($550) in damages to the...more
Oct. 4, 2021, 9:10 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Sexual harassment was also prevalent at public events such as concerts and during Carnival street festivals. The 2019 Carnival celebration was the first one in which sexual harassment was illegal, and police departments throughout the country distributed rape whistles and informed Carnival-goers of the women-only police stations and the sexual assault hotline" (20).