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Latest items for LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Oct. 7, 2022, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"'At the time, politics was not looked at with a good point of view,' she said. 'Especially for women. Because the society I belong to, they think that women should not step into politics.'" (13) "Ms. Tudu, a widow whose husband was Ms. Murmu’s brother, grows rice in a small field and draws her water from the community pump. She said it was 'liberating' to have electricity in her home, though some of the rooms had yet to be connected. Ms. Tudu was thrilled by her sister-in-law’s ascent. 'It fills my heart with joy,' she said. A cousin sitting nearby, Heera Murmu, was more pragmatic." (22,23)
Sept. 16, 2022, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"In political matters, Mauritians widely support gender equality: 82% say women should have the same chance as men to run for public office, while only 15% say men make better leaders and should be elected instead of women" (9).
Sept. 3, 2022, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"But her first challenge, Ms. Hassan said in an interview last week at the state house in the capital, Dodoma, was to overcome the notion that a woman could not lead Tanzania. 'Most of the people couldn’t believe that we can have a woman president and she can deliver,' Ms. Hassan said. 'The challenge was to create a trust to the people that yes, I can do it.'" (5,6)
July 1, 2022, 11:43 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"The most common issues for the participation of women in political life cited during the Women Congresses were: 1) The lack of support, mobilization and motivation from families and communities for women to become local leader, even among women themselves; 2) The still dominant patriarchal system within communities; 3) Communities do not yet have a good awareness to recognize the potential of women as natural leaders; 4) The lack of will from women to be candidate as they are not yet confident enough to become leaders and face the related responsibilities" (21-22).
June 3, 2022, 4:56 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"In Somalia, the majority of men believe that women can do anything and everything, but they do not believe that women should have a political seat. She can be the leader of the house, she can go to school, and she can get a job. She can do whatever she wants, but when it comes to politics, most men think it is a man’s area. It is a religious and cultural issue that needs to be taking head on. It is not my fight, but the fight of the people on the ground" (Para. 11).
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"In some ministries marked progress has been made regarding the position of women at decision making levels, but in other ministries women have not been appointed to higher levels of administration or management, isolating them from participation in policy making" (7). "Positions filled by females increased at the level of parliament and in the Council of Ministers, however, in practice, public and political party discussions suggest that the appointment of many women to political posts are treated as a privilege within political parties rather than a fundamental right of women" (7).
March 4, 2022, 6:57 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"No law limits participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. Cultural attitudes about gender roles restricted political participation by most indigenous women…" (13).
Jan. 24, 2022, 1:07 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Religious, cultural, and traditional practices and ideas prevented women from proportional participation in political office" (37).
Jan. 14, 2022, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"No laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. Observers suggested cultural and societal constraints limited the number of women participating in government. Women remained a clear minority in government: two of 31 members of the House of Representatives and three of 13 senators were women" (9). "Despite legal provisions for gender equality and government programs aimed at empowering women, NGOs and other observers reported women faced social and economic discrimination. Although participating in all spheres of national life and outnumbering men in university classrooms and having higher high school graduation rates, women held relatively few top managerial or government positions"...more
Jan. 10, 2022, 10:08 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Men dominated the political scene, although there has been an increase in the number of women holding elected positions in government. Media commentators expressed concern that political dynasties limited opportunities for female candidates not connected to political families" (21).
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Society generally considers men to be better political leaders" (1).
Oct. 8, 2021, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"'The Palestinian woman has proved herself to be able to be in any political position because the reality is what [motivates] her. I see that in whatever position, women can aptly lead … we support that kind of women,' she said" (para 22).
Sept. 29, 2021, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"In 2018, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (IBK) won the presidential election, which was deemed to have met minimum acceptable standards by international observers despite some irregularities and limited violence. One woman was among the 24 candidates who participated in the first round of elections, which were followed by a run-off election between the top two candidates" (18). With only one female running for office, it may indicate a general societal belief that men are better political leaders (JLR-CODER COMMENT). "No laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. Cultural factors, however, limited women’s political participation in formal and informal roles. A...more
Sept. 22, 2021, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is also concerned about:...The absence of female candidates during the 2019 presidential elections" (9-10).
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, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"The problem, says Inada, is the widespread belief that politics is still a man's world. 'The notion that good women understand how to behave and don't push themselves forward still exists today,' she said" (para 25).
July 9, 2021, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: South Korea

"The discrimination against women in South Korea, unfortunately, extends far beyond economics. Out of 300 seats at the Parliament, women hold just 57 seats (19%), which sadly is more women in Parliament than ever before. This political discrimination is the product of a society where 30% of survey respondents said they would rather vote for a male politician than a female politician even if her resume was as good as his. This could also be the direct result of President Park Geun-hye, who was the first female president but quickly became a national disgrace on account of her abuses of power. She was the first female president to serve an...more
June 29, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Moreover, there is one woman holding the position of governor out of 16 governors" (para 13). This indicates that voters may view men as better leaders (SFR- CODER COMMENT).
June 29, 2021, 9:11 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"For women with political ambitions, the system in Japan remains stacked against them... [Noelle Takahashi] says political parties prefer a certain kind of profile when they are selecting candidates for office. 'They prefer a man... And when women are able to run for office, it’s often for vacancies — less desirable political districts that established, usually male politicians can avoid. 'Women candidates can only get the leftovers,' Takahashi said" (2-3). "Shintaro Ishihara, a political heavyweight who served as Tokyo’s governor from 1999 to 2012, remarked before the July 31 election that Tokyo should not be run by a 'woman with too much makeup.'" (3).
June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Gminas also obtained support for stimulating the local population to action as well as assistance in appointing local male and female leaders, motivating them to take action and in encouraging residents to actively contribute to resolving social problems. Under the Project, action was taken to create local leaders. Nearly 90 per cent of them are women who discovered that active inclusion in community activities gives them the possibility of self-realization and self-development" (74).
March 13, 2021, 7:02 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Although women played an important role in the protests, women’s rights groups expressed disappointment that few women were included in a transitional government" (para 4).
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Over the reporting period, for the first time two court cases of discrimination against women were examined in Ukraine, submitted by the public organization 'La Strada Ukraine' against the Prime Minister Azarov due to his discriminatory statement that there is no place for women in the Government; and against the MIA for discrimination against young girls when entering the Institutions of Higher Education. In both cases, the courts of the first instance did not reveal gender discrimination; the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court left the decisions unchanged" (11). "Notwithstanding the evident achievements, the main problems remain the same, i.e., lack of political will to implement gender transformations at...more
Jan. 31, 2021, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Across all levels of State and Federal government and in other areas of public life, women continue to be underrepresented in leadership and decision-making roles" (6).
Jan. 15, 2021, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

“Public opinion also strongly favors allowing women to rule. In a poll conducted by The Asahi Shimbun, Japan’s second largest daily newspaper, more than three-quarters of those surveyed said they would support a female emperor” (Para. 17).
Jan. 1, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"But this government feels to some in Finland and beyond like a new landmark; the coming of age of a generation that grew up with gender equality as a reality rather than an ideal. 'If I look at how it has been for me growing up, it was the time when Finland had Tarja Halonen as female president, she was quite an important icon, at least in terms of people doing politics,' said Li Andersson, who at 32 heads the Left Alliance in the coalition and serves as education minister. 'There are all these stories in Finland about children who were asking their parents if a man can be president...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"All three of the lawmakers vying to replace Mr. Abe as prime minister are men. Two women initially indicated they would be interested in running, but quickly dropped out after failing to gain support" (para 17).
Dec. 17, 2020, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

“Greek female MPs voiced optimism that the president-elect could serve as a role model to younger generations in a nation still getting to grips with the idea of gender equality” (para. 12) “Despite protests from some in the opposition that Sakellaropoulou lacked political clout, the rare consensus with which MPs supported her nomination in the first round of what could have been a five-round vote buttressed optimism on Wednesday” (para. 14).
Aug. 31, 2020, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

“Her first day in her new job as a lawmaker was the first time [Fawzia] Koofi had been inside Afghanistan's parliament building. On her second day, she put her name in for deputy speaker. She knew her chances were slim. Several male members of Parliament practically sneered at her. It was an audacious move” (Para 83-86). This seems to indicate that because it was such an unprecedented action, that society tends to elect male leaders because generally, they view them to be more capable leaders (BC - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 26, 2020, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom

“Kaavya Kaushik is co-chair of Liberal Youth, the youth and student wing of the Lib Dems. She referred to ‘men who end up not taking women politicians seriously.’ She also said sometimes men can be so scared of causing offence that they become highly patronising, which can be equally off putting” (para 20-21) Some men do not take women in politics seriously, implying that they see politics as more of a male’s job (MLB-CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 9, 2020, 8:25 p.m.
Countries: Iceland

"After the shocking corruption and financial collapse in 2009, the government made an effort to include more women in seats of power to reduce corruption" (para 12).