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June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"There are two Polish national organizations that actively promote women’s sport, namely the Polish Association of Women and Sport (PSSK) and the Women and Sport Commission of the Polish Olympic Committee (PKOl). The Polish Association of Women and Sport, a non-profit organization, was established in 1994 and is open to female competitors, including Olympians and representatives of various communities interested in the development of women’s sport. Since 2002, the Association has been a member of PKOl. The Women and Sport Commission of the Polish Olympic Committee, established in 1999 and open to female Olympians, sports journalists, representatives of sports organizations and sports academies, implements activities aimed at promoting the physical...more
Dec. 17, 2020, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

“An Iranian woman set herself on fire outside the Tehran courthouse she was being tried in for illegally attending a football match disguised as a man. The woman, known only as Sahar, 29, was taken to Motahari Hospital and is in intensive care with burns covering 90 per cent of her body. She was arrested in March for allegedly trying to enter Tehran stadium dressed as a man and resisting arrest. She was subsequently charged with 'insulting the public by defying the dress code for women'. After she was told she could face up to six months in prison, Sahar set herself on fire with gasoline as she left the...more
Oct. 22, 2020, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Women's access to sports and physical education, scholarships and other educational opportunities and the events for career orientation are absent from the State report" (34).
Aug. 26, 2020, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

“[Raha Moharrak] began climbing in November 2011 and in the space of a year, conquered eight mountains including Kilimanjaro…Then on May 18 this year, she stepped into the history books by becoming the first Saudi woman to climb to the summit of Mount Everest…She follows the path of America-based Sarah Attar who became the first Saudi woman to compete in an Olympics at the London Games last year” (para 9, 11, 17).
Aug. 10, 2020, 3:09 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

“Simple tasks like buying a cell phone, registering children for school, applying for a job, getting a bank account, are all hugely complicated and require asking men for permission, time, money and help. Forget any sports in public” (para 1). “This year, for the first time ever, Saudi Arabia launched a landmark campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence (which used the off-putting hashtag #hither); and two women competed as part of the Saudi Team in the 2011 Olympics” (para 11).
June 23, 2020, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"MoYS grants scholarships on the basis of the Bylaw on Detailed Requirements and Criteria for Granting of Scholarships to Top Athletes and Financial Assistance to Top Athletes. In 2016, 381 scholarships were granted (240 male and 141 female athletes), while 401 scholarships were granted in 2017 (254 male and 147 female athletes), which means scholarships were granted to 36.6 per cent female athletes and this trend has been maintained during the reporting period" (36-37). "On the basis of data registered with the National Records of Sports Organisations by representatives of 3.727 sports organisations and registered data on 6,274 on representatives of managing bodies of organisations, women account for 13.4 per...more
May 31, 2020, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"In February, Rize Yesilcay Sports Club Women’s Football team’s 2nd President and Kackar TV Sports Director Alaettin Onay in live broadcast announced Çaykur General Manager Imdat Sutluoglu’s explanation of 'Supporting women athletes is a sin.' Yeni Akit writer Ahmet Gülümseyen in an article 'Lady, of course, should do sports, but volleyball and similar branches of the ‘clothes’, how to explain the revealing of the body lines?' he said. Same month Gülsüm Özen was not surrendered to oppressions of society like 'you are a widow women, sit at home' and she became a kickboxer champion in Turkish Open. In 2018, the struggle of women against the discriminative mentalities that trying to...more
May 31, 2020, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Women freely participate in sports on a basis of equality with men. The Law on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Women provides that women have equal access with men to recreational activities, and institutions, enterprises and organizations shall provide them with necessary conditions to engage in scientific, technological, literary and artistic pursuits, as well as in sports (art. 23). The Law on Sports provides that making sports mass-based and part of daily routine is the fundamental principle of the State policy on sports and all necessary conditions shall be created to achieve realization of the policy. The policy of making sports mass-based and part of daily concern...more
May 15, 2020, 6:53 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"The underrepresentation of women in sports federations and cultural institutions and the significantly lower share of broadcasting time allocated to women’s sports competitions and artistic activities" (15).
Feb. 5, 2020, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"The same possibilities exist for girls and for boys to participate actively in sports and physical education. This is true both for admission to training centres and for membership of teams. Women participate in almost all sports formerly reserved for men, and they also perform at a professional level. Only the traditionally female “ndzango” is not yet coeducational" (29). "Historically, this right is recognized for both women and men. It is enshrined in many basic and sectoral laws (the Constitution and laws on tourism and sports, for example). The last Constitution, which governs the lives of the Congolese people, emphasizes that “everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including...more
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:22 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"To be sure, Khorsand says there have been important advances for Afghan women since 2001 -- including language in the Afghan Constitution that enshrines the right to education and to work. Women are members of parliament and can be seen on television, competing in sports, and performing in concerts in Kabul" (para. 17-18).
Dec. 6, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"But hers was a life of enforced, confined leisure. [Latifa] could spend her money only on hobbies and sports, including horseback riding and scuba diving, or on treating friends to lunch or manicures" (para 26). "[Latifa] talked about starting an Emirati skydiving team, hoping her father would let her travel to international competitions" (para 35).
July 4, 2019, 9:20 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"A princess, Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, accompanied four female Saudi athletes to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and now sits on the government’s sports commission" (para 19).
June 8, 2019, 3:40 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3, SRACE-PRACTICE-1

""I've had my drums torn in rehearsal spaces," she adds. "I've been publicly called out and asked why I would put a drum between my legs. I was once questioned how I could do that and, after having that conversation, this man made me feel like I was dirty to put something between my legs." (para 9). "Now unstoppable, she and her blend of Afrobeat, reggae, jazz and Kenyan beats are at the heart of the Nile Project — an initiative uniting communities along Africa's longest river. She's also been named a TED Fellow, giving talks alongside other global "inspiring visionaries."" (para 12). ""It's not about genders anymore, it's about...more
June 8, 2019, 3:39 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3, SRACE-PRACTICE-1

""I've had my drums torn in rehearsal spaces," she adds. "I've been publicly called out and asked why I would put a drum between my legs. I was once questioned how I could do that and, after having that conversation, this man made me feel like I was dirty to put something between my legs." (para 9). "Now unstoppable, she and her blend of Afrobeat, reggae, jazz and Kenyan beats are at the heart of the Nile Project — an initiative uniting communities along Africa's longest river. She's also been named a TED Fellow, giving talks alongside other global "inspiring visionaries."" (para 12). ""It's not about genders anymore, it's about...more
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"The Ministry of Sports has proposed the introduction of gender parity in sports bodies as criteria for the signature of program contracts between the Government and National Sports Federations, a measure to promote gender equality in decision making in the sports sector, which is due to be discussed at the next Sports Council. The National Olympic Committee organized the 1st National Forum on Women in Sports in March 2017, and a training workshop on Women’s Leadership in Sports. The Committee established a specific commission for the promotion of women is sports and implements a specific program to that end at national level" (41).
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"In order to strengthen women’s representation in leading positions in sports associations, further initiatives were implemented between 2015 and 2016. The boards of all 60 professional associations in Austria, the three governing bodies and selected federal sports associations were surveyed for the 2016 Sports Bodies Report. On an aggregate level including all organisations mentioned, the percentage of female board members has decreased by 1 per cent since 2011 and currently stands at 13 per cent. Moreover, a strategy group on gender equality in sports was founded in 2015. The group consists of representatives from all leading sports organisations in Austria. In their work they focus on a balanced share of...more
April 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Women have achieved great successes at the level of sports in the Paralympics. 5 female players won 5 medals out of 11 medals in the Rio Paralympics. This raised Egypt's ranking to the 28thplace out of 71" (8).
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"The new Law on Amendments to the Law on Sports in BiH is in line with the GEL, introducing provisions on prohibiting gender discrimination and guaranteeing equal access and equal participation in sports activities, regardless of gender, as well as equal representation of men and women when appointing to the BiH Sports Council. In the FBiH, 23 per cent of active members of sports organizations are women" (35). "The Federal Ministry of Culture and Sports also included gender criteria for transfers to the area of culture encouraging projects’ focus on gender equality issues, redefining gender relations and changing cultural patterns to promote gender equality" (36).
April 9, 2019, 4:19 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"'You're very pretty, beautiful. He told me he wanted to have something with me and that could lead me to greater things in soccer'" That's how Laura's story on sexual and work harassment she was victim of begins. Coaches Didier Luna and Sigifredo Alonso are appereantly involved. All the events occurred during the preparation process of the women's soccer team to face the U-17 World Cup that took place in Uruguay, in November of last year (para 1). "Last Monday, Isabella Echeverri and Melissa Ortiz shared a video where they denounce that the Soccer Fedaration stopped covering travel expenses, gabe them old and used uniforms and, likewise, refused to buy...more
April 9, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"In September, according to media and reporting from human rights groups, women were barred from attending a World Cup qualifying match in Tehran between Iran and Syria. Female Syrian fans were present, and a protest outside Azadi stadium ensued" (36). "As noted by the UNSR and other organizations, several Iranian female athletes were also barred from participating in international tournaments, either by the country’s sport agencies or by their husbands" (36).
April 8, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"More men die by suicide than women in the U.S. and Canada on a yearly basis. But the rate of suicide is rising among women more quickly than men in both countries" (para 1-2). In 2015, suicide claimed the lives of 3,269 Canadian men and 1,136 women. In a
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"The Physical Culture and Sports Act, of 3 July 2014, provides that State policy is directed at ensuring healthy lifestyles and promoting physical culture and sports, and is conducted on the basis of the principles of voluntary participation, equality and accessibility for all citizens. At present, 5,204,000 people are engaged in physical culture and sports in Kazakhstan, including 1,116,500 women. A total of 48,100 State employees work in the area of physical culture and sports, of whom 8,500 are women. With regard to the national teams of Kazakhstan: in summer Olympic sports there are 2,420 women, in summer non-Olympic sports, 873 women, in national sports, 67 women, and in sports...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"In implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, and specifically in implementation of article 10 thereof, increased efforts will be made to instil the idea of gender equality in educational curricula as follows: Gender equality in participation in various kinds of activities and competitions domestically and abroad, including sports and athletic events" (39). "The State continues to instil the idea of gender equality in sports activities. Educational institutions set aside classes for physical education for both sexes without distinction at all levels of education. All school buildings have gymnasiums equipped with the latest athletic equipment and devices, so that students of both sexes...more
Feb. 24, 2019, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"In post-Taliban Afghanistan, the women's football team was hailed globally as a symbol of the new freedoms enjoyed by the country's women" (para 1). "The allegations about the women's football team have particular resonance because it was earlier celebrated internationally as a symbol of a new, more liberal Afghanistan - and a showcase for the freedoms enjoyed by girls and young women after the fall of the Taliban in 2001" (para 18).
Feb. 23, 2019, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"There is no discrimination with regard to the right to participate in recreational activities, sports and all aspects of cultural life" (11).
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"Sport England developed This Girl Can, a behaviour change campaign, which aims to encourage women and girls to get active and help narrow the gender gap in the number of men and women regularly taking part in sport and being physically active. Latest evaluation shows that This Girl Can is already having an impact with 2.8 million women and girls having been inspired to get active by the campaign and of these, 1.6 million women saying they have started or restarted activity... The Department for Communities NI has funded a number of initiatives to support female participation in sport and to support the development of capacity within female sport. The...more
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned that women in the State party face barriers that prevent them from participating in sports and recreational activities on an equal basis with men" (pg. 12).
Nov. 7, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"In 2012, the kingdom included two female athletes in its delegation to the Olympic Games in London after the International Olympic Committee suggested the country could be barred from participating if it sent only men. In 2016, it sent four women to Rio de Janeiro, and a princess, Reema bint Bandar al-Saud, was named a vice president of the General Sports Authority, giving sportswomen a high-profile advocate" (para. 13).
Oct. 24, 2018, 6:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-3, SRACE-PRACTICE-1

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