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Latest items for RISW-PRACTICE-1

July 1, 2022, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The 2015–2019 RPJNM has 3 (three) objectives that lay focus on the issue of women’s empowerment, namely the role of women in development; protection of women against violence, and institutional capacity on gender mainstreaming and the protection of women" (2). "[T]he National Mid-Term Development Plan/Rencana Pembangunan Jangka Menengah Nasional (RPJMN) 2015–2019... focuses on 3 strategic objectives: (i) Promoting the quality and role of women in development; (ii) Increasing the protection of women against violence, including trafficking in persons (TIPs); and (iii) Strengthening institutional capacity on gender mainstreaming as well as protecting women against all forms of violence" (4). "MoWECP has conducted training on Gender Mainstreaming for CSOs in 34 provinces,...more
June 29, 2022, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the... development of a grand design for increasing women’s representation in the legislative assembly for the period 2020–2030, in 2020" (2). "The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 18/2017 on protection of migrant workers, which contains empowerment and protection mechanisms for migrant workers and their families" (11). "The Committee commends the State party for its efforts to expand access to sexual and reproductive health services in rural areas and to reduce maternal and infant mortality, including the President’s HeforShe IMPACT Champion Initiative" (13). "The Committee notes the State party’s national campaign to stop child marriage, including by setting a target to reduce it in the National...more
June 14, 2022, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The Government runs a campaign in 2018–2020 to raise awareness on women’s rights and promote gender equality among migrants, refugees and ethnic minorities as recommended in concluding observation 10. Information and course materials are available for free in six languages at http://ret-til-ligestilling.dk/en/" (17).
June 8, 2022, 4:06 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

The Dutch and Scandinavian far right have “more progressive gender politics,” Wodak says.
June 8, 2022, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

The Dutch and Scandinavian far right have “more progressive gender politics,” Wodak says.
June 8, 2022, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

The Dutch and Scandinavian far right have “more progressive gender politics,” Wodak says.
June 8, 2022, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

The Dutch and Scandinavian far right have “more progressive gender politics,” Wodak says.
June 8, 2022, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

The Dutch and Scandinavian far right have “more progressive gender politics,” Wodak says.
June 8, 2022, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The 'March for Femininity,' as the demonstration was called, was a counterprotest to an enormous International Women’s Day rally held two days prior, a historic affair that saw hundreds of thousands of women throughout Spain stream down their cities’ major avenues to demand the application and expansion of anti-gender-violence laws. That day, headlines hailed feminism in Spain as a force to be reckoned with. Nearly 65 percent of college-age women here embrace the label and, it follows, form a potent voting bloc for national elections being held this weekend. Politicians on both sides of the aisle have fallen at their feet, trying to lay claim to 'real' feminism, whether that...more
Feb. 2, 2022, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2, RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The nationality code promulgated by the president in 2017 gives men and women equal rights to pass their nationality to their children and more protection to women and children against the loss of their nationality. The code’s main reform grants women the right to transmit nationality to their children regardless of a woman’s marital status. The loss of citizenship for any reason mentioned in the law does not affect the spouse and the children of the deprived person" (14-15).
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Within the past five years, there has been an increase in women in parliament and this is primarily due to the 30 percent quota campaign led by civil societies and women activists. In 2012, there were 14 percent of women in Parliament. As of 2017 there are 24 percent of women in Parliament. Also according to General Zakia Hussein, some people are no longer afraid to take to social media to expose perpetrators. According to General Zakia: 'The 991 hotline that has been in operation for the past two and half years, has been a powerful tool to bridge the gap with the public and women as the population found...more
Nov. 8, 2021, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"In 2018 Catalonia only accepted 48 percent of victims’ requests for protective measures, such as restraining orders, for victims of gender violence. In February the Catalan regional government established the Catalan Observatory for Gender Violence Justice to analyze the judicial responses and the current protocol for handling cases of violence against women. It focuses on prevention, attention, and treatment of victims of domestic violence. In July the Catalan regional government also approved the Strategic Plan for Gender Equality Policies 2019- 2022, aimed at improving the early detection of cases of gender violence and improve the assistance received by women and their children" (15-16).
Oct. 8, 2021, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The unprecedented act of including a female on the party’s politburo is considered by analysts to be a meaningful signal from Hamas to the international community. 'Hamas wanted to give a positive signal to the international and regional community by changing the stereotype, and confirming that it is an open-minded movement,' Adnan Abu Amer, professor of politics and media at Umma University in Gaza, an Islamic university, told media outlets. Political analyst, Mkhaimar Abusada, a professor of political science at Al-Azhar University in Gaza, told The Media Line that over the past four years, Hamas’ positions on issues such as politically involving women, establishing a Palestinian state on the 1967...more
Sept. 13, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"In September 2018 five government departments, including the National Health Commission and the State Drug Administration, jointly released a regulation on banning the use of ultrasonic diagnostic equipment to take 'fetus photos' after the government found that such tools had been used to reveal the gender of the fetus" (70). "In December 2018 the Supreme Court issued instructions announcing infringement of equal employment rights was an acceptable cause of action for litigation" (85).
Aug. 4, 2021, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"China has long promised to overhaul policies that affected families, but changes had been slow. The only real shift in the last five years, said Lu Hongping, a professor of population studies at Hebei University, had been a lengthening of statutory maternity leave to around 160 days in most areas. But even then, he said, it was too short" (Para 10). "Some women pointed out that the government had already barred employers from asking women about their marital or childbearing status in 2019, and the problem was weak enforcement. The government has often encouraged women to retreat to more traditional gender roles, in an effort to increase the birthrate" (Para...more
July 29, 2021, 7:20 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Outcry was swift — including from the press, an attorney who has worked with minors seeking to marry in the state, advocates and local officials. After intense bipartisan negotiations, the bill was amended yet again to raise the age floor for marriage to 16, and that version of the bill passed without opposition in the Senate. While this version still falls short of the age of 18 standard that was initially proposed — a deeply disappointing development that leaves children at risk — I remain hopeful. Until recently, New York law permitted marriage as young as 14, and the first successful legislative effort to address this was able to increase...more
July 29, 2021, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"When schools were closed during Covid, cutters were going into homes to convince mothers that their daughters should be cut. In response, Ahmed’s foundation trained 80 women in settlements for internally displaced people and distributed radios to receive broadcasts of anti-FGM messaging. Over the past five years, her foundation has trained more than 5,000 university students, MPs, community groups and religious leaders to speak out against the practice, debunking myths around the idea that FGM is a requirement under Islamic law" (Para 8).
July 21, 2021, 11:03 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Women in Saudi Arabia are now able to join the military as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman continues his efforts to modernise the kingdom" (Para 1). "It is now common to see women working as cashiers in shops, waiting tables and working in coffee houses, professions which were outlawed until recently" (Para 7). "The harsh crackdown against women who had pressed for the right to drive before the kingdom lifted the ban in mid-2018 came to symbolize the dual strategy of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman" (Para 19).
July 21, 2021, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Adultery has been decriminalised in Taiwan after the country's top court ruled the law against it breached constitutional protections for sexual autonomy today" (Para 1).
July 21, 2021, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Amendments to the FGM law approved by the cabinet on Wednesday include hiking the maximum sentence from the current seven years and banning doctors and other medical staff involved in FGM from practising their profession for up to five years. Under the changes, prison terms of between five and 20 years will be recommended depending on who performed the surgery and whether it caused permanent damage or death, a government statement said. The person requesting FGM will also face imprisonment, according to the amendments, which must still be approved by parliament and the president" (Para 3-5). "The law was tightened five years ago to make it a criminal offence to...more
July 20, 2021, 8 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"There have been some positive legal changes in the last few years, at least on the surface. For example the UAE's penal code used to explicitly permit men to be violent towards their wives, but this was removed in 2016. A requirement in the Personal Status Law for women to be 'obedient' to their husbands was revoked in 2019. Last March a new law came into effect that allowed women access to protection orders - that is, restraining orders - for the first time. There were further legal reforms at the end of last year" (Para 13).
July 20, 2021, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"There have been some positive legal changes in the last few years, at least on the surface. For example the UAE's penal code used to explicitly permit men to be violent towards their wives, but this was removed in 2016. A requirement in the Personal Status Law for women to be 'obedient' to their husbands was revoked in 2019. Last March a new law came into effect that allowed women access to protection orders - that is, restraining orders - for the first time. There were further legal reforms at the end of last year" (Para 13).
July 20, 2021, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1, RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Last year, Sudan outlawed female genital mutilation (FGM), a move that was hailed by women’s rights campaigners. The new law states that anyone who performs FGM, whether inside a medical establishment or elsewhere, will risk a fine and three years in prison" (Para 16-17).
July 12, 2021, 12:17 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The Indian Supreme Court on Thursday directed lower courts to avoid expressing any stereotypical or patriarchal opinions on women and their place in society such as 'women are physically weak, should be submissive and obedient, good women are sexually chaste' in court orders relating to crimes against women, especially for verdicts on bail" (para 1). "The bench, comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and S Ravindra, also directed that courts should not suggest, entertain or encourage marriage between the survivor and the accused, or mandate mediation between them, as these forms of compromises are beyond the power and jurisdiction of the court" (para 5). "The Attorney General, KK Venugopal, had suggested gender...more
July 7, 2021, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The kingdom[Saudi Arabia] has granted women greater rights in recent years, like the right to drive, run and vote in local elections and play sports in school"(para 50)."But the biggest change over the past year came on June 24, 2018, when women took the driver's seat for the first time in the kingdom's history. While the end of the driving ban was a welcome major step, a number of women's rights activists were rounded up that same month and put behind bars - some of them campaigners for the right to drive"(para 99,100)."In January 2018, women were allowed into a special section in select sports stadiums for the first time....more
July 1, 2021, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Forty-three other states and the District of Columbia have legislation that offers at least some protection to prevent rape victims from facing their attackers over parental rights; eight of those laws were just adopted in 2016" (para 5).
July 1, 2021, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Interestingly, two women are at the forefront of this effort [to reform the police force this year]: Eka Zguladze, the first deputy interior minister, and Khatia Dekanoidze, the country’s national police chief. In addition to improving training programs and introducing new uniforms, they have also overseen a rapid increase in the hiring of female police officers. Once there were almost no women in police uniform, and now about a quarter of the officers are women" (para 3-4).
June 30, 2021, 12:46 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Moscow's metro says it has hired its first female train drivers since controversial rules banning women from certain jobs were lifted last year" (para 1). "The profession [train driving] had been added to a list of jobs considered too physically demanding or dangerous for women to undertake. However, it was removed from this list - along with jobs including lorry drivers and boat skippers - after much of the physical aspects of the role became automated" (para 5-6). "In recent years, Russian women have appealed to the courts to cancel or change the restricted jobs list. This year, the list has finally been amended and now comprises of just 96...more
June 29, 2021, 8:34 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The Indian Supreme Court on Thursday directed lower courts to avoid expressing any stereotypical or patriarchal opinions on women and their place in society such as 'women are physically weak, should be submissive and obedient, good women are sexually chaste' in court orders relating to crimes against women, especially for verdicts on bail" (para 1). "The bench, comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and S Ravindra, also directed that courts should not suggest, entertain or encourage marriage between the survivor and the accused, or mandate mediation between them, as these forms of compromises are beyond the power and jurisdiction of the court. It further emphasised the need for displaying sensitivity towards the...more
June 25, 2021, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The mother is the first person to be sentenced in Queensland for removing a child from the state for female genital mutilation. Cutting or removing some of a girl or young woman's genitals is considered traditional in some cultures but illegal here" (para 6-7).