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July 5, 2022, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Religious Affairs Minister Yaqut Cholil Quomas called the regulation “revolutionary” compared to the typically 'stagnant' policies surrounding sexual offenses. He also affirmed that the Religious Affairs Ministry, which is in charge of Islamic universities and schools, fully supports this new regulation, asking Islamic universities to set up similar task forces on their campuses" (Para. 9). "But Makarim and Yaqut’s efforts faced a backlash from conservative Muslim groups. Fauzi Bahar — a politician from Padang, West Sumatra, who heads a local group called Lembaga Kerapatan Adat Alam Minangkabau — filed a petition at the Supreme Court seeking to have the decree abolished" (Para. 10).
July 5, 2022, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Religious Affairs Minister Yaqut Cholil Quomas called the regulation “revolutionary” compared to the typically 'stagnant' policies surrounding sexual offenses. He also affirmed that the Religious Affairs Ministry, which is in charge of Islamic universities and schools, fully supports this new regulation, asking Islamic universities to set up similar task forces on their campuses" (Para. 9). "But Makarim and Yaqut’s efforts faced a backlash from conservative Muslim groups. Fauzi Bahar — a politician from Padang, West Sumatra, who heads a local group called Lembaga Kerapatan Adat Alam Minangkabau — filed a petition at the Supreme Court seeking to have the decree abolished" (Para. 10).
July 1, 2022, 11:43 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The awareness-raising strategy is provided under the Pillar I (‘Prevention of GBV’), covering various types of training and awareness-raising community sessions targeting security and justice actors, schools, community leaders and general community members. The revision of curricula and the distribution of related school materials was also undertaken by MoE under this pillar" (14-15).
July 1, 2022, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Examples of preventive mechanism [sic] include:... Collaborating with national universities around Indonesia in promoting 'Gender-responsive Campus' and engaging academics, as well as youth in raising awareness on gender equality in campuses and public spheres. Until now, the program has been conducted in 30 campuses across Indonesia" (14). "[There was a] Joint Declaration by 16 Regents and Mayors, pledging commitment to Decrease Child Marriage on National Children’s Day" (18). "MoH with the support of UNFPA is currently developing an advocacy strategy for the health sector in the form of guidelines and assistive devices for health workers regarding prevention of FGM/C" (20).
June 29, 2022, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Demonstrators gathered outside the motel on Monday night for the latest in a series of rallies demanding justice for Debanhi Susana Escobar Bazaldúa, whose disappearance and apparent murder have rekindled devastating memories of a wave of killings in the border city of Ciudad Juárez two decades ago. 'Femicide nation,' read one of dozens of handmade placards left outside at a shrine remembering the 18-year-old law student. 'We are destroyed inside,' the victim’s father, Mario Escobar, told journalists on Saturday as his daughter was laid to rest at a hilltop cemetery in northern Mexico" (para 3-5). "'What happened to Debhani happens in thousands of other cases across the country on a...more
June 29, 2022, 10:39 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Abortion rights activists say the law has led to widespread human rights violations against Salvadoran women" (para 6). "Overall, El Salvador has prosecuted at least 181 women who experienced obstetric emergencies in the past two decades, according to the Citizen Group for the Decriminalization of Abortion, which has been working to win freedom for such women since 2009. At least 65 imprisoned women have been released with the help of the organization and its allies. 'Everywhere in the world it’s understood that there are pregnancy losses for natural reasons. ... Here, that’s punished,' said Morena Herrera, the nonprofit’s director" (para 13-14). "She holds onto her Catholic faith but has grown...more
June 29, 2022, 9:15 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Morena Herrera, president of the Citizen Group for the Decriminalisation of Abortion in El Salvador, said: '(The ruling) is a hard blow for the road to overcome the decriminalisation of obstetric emergencies that, as the Inter-American Court of Human Rights has already pointed out, must be treated as public health problems'" (para 10). "The Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled in November that El Salvador had violated the rights of a woman identified as Manuela who was sent to prison for breaching the abortion laws and died while serving her 30-year sentence" (para 15). "Last December, as part of a campaign called 'Free the 17,' celebrities including America Ferrera, Milla...more
June 14, 2022, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the Government reacted promptly to contribute to combatting sexism and harassment. New legislation, on e.g. raising the compensation levels for harassment in the workplace and targeted initiatives (e.g. codes of conduct) have been launched at the labour market and in the cultural sector. The initiatives were developed in cooperation with private sector and cultural sector actors. As a result, awareness of sexual harassment has increased in the sectors and the massive media attention also brought about higher awareness in other sectors and in the general population" (5-6). "Sexual assaults in varying forms may have serious implications for the victims, and women are far...more
June 9, 2022, 5:16 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"It was a victory for reproductive rights campaigners. But feminists, human rights groups and government officials say Ruiz’s case is an example of the battles still being waged in Argentina. The minister of women, gender and diversity, Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta, has called the charges an attempt to 'discipline' doctors who are guaranteeing a right. The national Secretariat on Human Rights Office says: 'It is extremely problematic for the rule of law that those who comply with current regulations are criminalised, simply because some people do not agree with those regulations'" (Para. 8-9). "'The symbolic effect of the law has been strong, at least in our province,” says Soledad Deza, a...more
June 9, 2022, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The focus on telling stories about women and girls, too, is vital for Huezo. 'There are many girls in Mexico who grow up having to hide their femininity to avoid being attacked or assaulted, when really that identity should be celebrated and cared for,' she says. 'I thought it was an interesting and very urgent subject to tackle.' She adds: 'When we’re young girls, we’re still bold enough to ask very direct curious questions such as: ‘Why aren’t we helping my teacher who’s been assaulted or kidnapped?’ It was really important for me to show them questioning this violent world'" (Para. 5). "Whereas Melchor’s work is shocking in its depiction...more
June 8, 2022, 3:41 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

France’s Marine Le Pen, shy of calling herself a feminist, has come out to defend “women’s rights” (though she did so largely to prop up her anti-immigration policies).
June 8, 2022, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Only one party in Spain is currently making that argument, and the speaker at the rally, Alicia Rubio, helps run its get-out-the-vote efforts. That party is Vox" (Para. 4). "The party also espouses what Sílvia Claveria, a politics professor at Carlos III University in Madrid, described to me as 'modern sexism': It advocates longer maternity leave and encourages women to be proud mothers, but once women want to separate from or divorce their partners, it shifts positions to take the man’s side. According to Manuela Carmena, the mayor of Madrid and a politician known for her efforts to promote women’s rights, Vox has sought to benefit from 'the frustration and...more
June 7, 2022, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The preparation of this report was led by the National Working Committee on Children and Women under the State Council (hereinafter referred to as NWCCW); and a working group on the drafting of the report was set up for this purpose, whose members included 29 Chinese institutions, government departments and organizations, namely the Legislative Affairs Committee of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), the Supreme People’s Court, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, the Organization Department of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) Central Committee, the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry...more
May 30, 2022, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Seven monitoring indicators in the Legislature Plan authorize the Federal Council to audit the results obtained in the equality field. Since it is explicitly enshrined in the legislature’s objectives, the gender equality issue has greater presence and transparency in the Confederation’s official reporting system: it has since 2013 been included in the Federal Council’s annual objectives and management report" (5). "Public schools too address the issue of gender stereotypes in a number of ways. A joint project of the equality offices and public education departments of the French-speaking cantons, the ‘school of equality’ project, has since 2006 been conducting an awareness activity by offering teachers background documentation and teaching tools....more
May 27, 2022, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"[T]raining programmes have been carried out on the subjects of the genital organs, sexual health, sexual infections, HIV/AIDS and their social consequences, pregnancy, reproductive health methods, safe maternity, gender and domestic violence in all military units throughout the country" (24).
May 16, 2022, 8:25 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The scale of the brutality has led a Ukrainian rights group to inform the UN that rape is being used as a weapon of war by the Kremlin. Kateryna Cherepakha, president of La Strada-Ukraine, said her organisation's emergency hotlines had received calls accusing Russian soldiers of nine cases of rape involving 12 women and girls. She told the UN: 'This is just the tip of the iceberg. We know and see - and we want you to hear our voices - that violence and rape is used now as a weapon of war by Russian invaders in Ukraine'" (20-22). "The United Nations said last week that human rights monitors were...more
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"As part of the Basic Education Improvement Project (BEIP, part I), from 20042011 all principals and deputy heads of primary and secondary schools and kindergarten teachers were trained in gender equality" (15). "Inclusion of gender training courses in tertiary educational institutions, including the teachers academy" (15). "Two departments of the ADEKUS include a gender training course in their curriculum" (15). "Apart from the abovementioned efforts there were no structural long term national programmes, strategies and indicators developed to eliminate prejudice against women. Although textbooks have been developed and teachers have been trained, the Basic Life Skills Programme still has the status of a pilot project, and as a result the...more
May 12, 2022, 5 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-3

"The Ombudsman’s Office continued its program Mujer Conoce tus Derechos (Woman, Know Your Rights), which included a wide distribution of flyers. In May the National Institute for Women’s Affairs (INAMU) established 24/7 hotline 182 to give legal guidance to victims of domestic violence. If the caller was at risk during the call, the operator would make a connection with the police" (12).
April 22, 2022, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Marie-Emmanuelle Gennesse and her sister Florence-Olivia operate the.sisofficial social media accounts on Instagram and TikTok. The sisters' goal is to reach a broader and younger audience and draw attention to feminist issues. Marie-Emmanuelle Gennesse, who is doing her master's degree in feminism at Concordia University, questions why some police, officials and other people are against using the term femicide. 'Some people are not happy with the word femicide, (and) I have no idea why,' she said. 'It's not a homicide because it was a woman that was killed... There's this barrier that some people are not comfortable to talk about. Women are killed because of their sex'" (para 6-8). "The...more
April 18, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Alan White, a trustee of the support group Surrogacy UK, said: 'Most of the single men who ask us about surrogacy are in their late 20s and 30s.'They have supportive families and are ready to start their journey to parenthood, but haven't found the right person to share it with yet.' Frank Young, of the think-tank Civitas, said: 'The evidence shows that children do better in families with two parents.' Julie Bindel, a feminist campaigner, said: 'There are questions to be asked why single men, all of a sudden, want babies that they will be the sole parents for, when traditionally they have passed on the lion's share of caring...more
March 25, 2022, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"[I]ndependent journalist Lucy Kocharyan began posting anonymous stories of sexual violence survivors on Facebook that quickly went viral. The stories, sent to Kocharyan in private messages from real accounts, related cases of sexual harassment, rape, and molestation affecting men and women in both rural and urban settings, many of which had occurred when the victims were children" (29). "In one case women’s rights activist and Women’s Resource Center (WRC) chairperson Lara Aharonyan became the target of an online hate campaign after giving a March 8 speech at a civil society-parliament event on gender equality... In a second case, the staff of the WRC Sexual Assault Crisis Center (SACC) also faced...more
March 25, 2022, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The government, in coordination with social organizations, sought to increase awareness of domestic violence, conducting seminars, educational programs, symposiums, and conferences. The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children increased awareness of domestic violence through social media, television, radio programming, and advertising; by hosting workshops; and sponsoring a hotline" (27).
March 19, 2022, 8:16 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Organizations and activists have often denounced that Law 348 has not been fully enforced due to lack of budget and adequate training and also point out that the justice system re-victimizes women who denounce acts of violence against them. For several months the government, through the Plurinational Service for Women and Depatriarchalization (SEPMUD), has been implementing several initiatives with different national and foreign organizations to identify the shortcomings in the fight against femicides and to improve some aspects of Law 348." (para 17,18)
March 17, 2022, 12:41 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Allison Graham CEO of the Saoirse charity, which runs a number of women’s in Dublin, told Newstalk women are constantly being turned away because there are not enough spaces available. 'The demand for refuge, even pre-COVID, was far exceeding supply but I suppose the pandemic really increased that' she said. 'We have been open 15 years and, on average, we turn away about 70% of the requests for refuge because we just don’t have space.' 'That experience is very similar across the country'" (Para. 4-7). "On The Pat Kenny Show this morning, Women’s Aid CEO Sarah Benson said the lack of refuge spaces is just one of the issues that...more
March 17, 2022, 12:30 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Abortion rights campaigners said the time limits were too restrictive and would force women to continue to seek illegal, sometimes deadly, abortions. 'The assembly has once again failed girls, women, survivors and victims of sexual violence,' Sarahi Maldonado of feminist collective Las Comadres told Reuters outside the assembly. 'They put in more barriers so girls are obliged to give birth and seek illegal abortions'" (Para. 10-11). "'Life cannot be negotiated,' said Paul Garcia, who was protesting outside the legislature with anti-abortion groups. 'They want to murder another victim inside the womb of the mother'" (Para. 14).
March 16, 2022, 6:02 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"'My brother told me that it is not our culture for women to be surfing, that I should stay inside and do the cooking and cleaning,' said Sanjaya. Known for being headstrong, she decided to ignore him and would instead co-ordinate secret surf rendezvous, rushing to the beach at lunchtimes when her brother was eating or going out at the crack of dawn" (Para. 8). "The first event proved so popular that they decided to make it a weekly gathering. But as gossip and local disapproval began to swirl, Carothers was pulled in by the Sri Lanka tourist board. 'They accused me of trying to change the culture, that girls...more
March 16, 2022, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"She also attacked the Mexican foreign ministry for failing to protect its 600 citizens living in Qatar, especially against gender-based violence" (Para. 24).
March 16, 2022, 3:50 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Priti Patel is set to tell police that attacks on women and girls should be given the same priority as tackling terrorism, saying: 'I do not accept that violence against them is inevitable' (Para. 1). "The horrific crime sent shockwaves across the country and sparked demands for more action to combat violence against women" (Para. 7). "Ms Patel said: 'The safety of women and girls is an absolute priority and I do not accept that violence against them is inevitable.'That is why last year I commissioned an inspection into the police's response.' 'I am pleased to be accepting its major recommendation – to make tackling violence against women and girls...more
March 15, 2022, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News presenter, has worked to end the use of forced arbitration proceedings ever since she sued network boss Roger Ailes for sexual harassment" (Para. 2). "'Something great has come from my decision to come forward and stand alongside millions of others to say that it's not okay for companies to hide harassment, assault'" (Para. 5). "As a result of the #MeToo movement, the widespread practice has come under fire for forcing employees to seek recourse without a jury, a chance to appeal an arbitrator's decision or the sunlight of a public court process" (Para. 13). "'Today I'm here on behalf of the millions of American...more
March 15, 2022, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The equal opportunity ombudsman (EOO) monitored the implementation of discrimination laws. As of September 1, the EOO received 155 complaints. To address the gender equality problem, the EOO in cooperation with the Association of Municipalities and the Lithuanian Women’s Lobby Organization continued implementing a three-year project, entitled Equal Opportunities--Success in Municipalities. The EEO visited all 60 municipalities and gave presentations on discrimination and gender equality problems" (19).