The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
women in the world.

Latest items for SRACE-PRACTICE-2

July 6, 2022, 10:35 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti

"Women’s participation in recreation, sports and all other aspects of cultural life is increasing steadily in urban areas. Level of education is the determining factor: the higher a woman’s level of education, the more her participation tends to approximate that of men" (25). "On the other hand, the participation of women in cultural life is remarkable. Women are visibly active in the cultural life of the community in both rural and urban areas. It should be noted that in Djiboutian culture, a distinction is made between cultural activities for women and cultural activities for men; activities in which both men and women participate are a third, distinct category" (25).more
June 10, 2022, 1:22 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand

"As the stories of women from diverse backgrounds in Aotearoa New Zealand have shown in our own and others’ research, many have turned to their own cultures, social networks and religions to help them through the pandemic. Others have used sport and exercise, nature and digital technology to build a sense of belonging and support during difficult times Such strategies have helped them manage unprecedented levels of stress in their own lives, and the lives of those around them. Women have been active and creative in the ways they’ve found to care for themselves and others" (Para. 10-11).
June 7, 2022, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: China

"In early 2010, the Government called upon and supported women’s federations to build “Women’s Houses” in all urban and rural areas, making them a platform for providing knowledge and services to women, where women can pursue learning, find ways to release pressure and show their talents and abilities. With the support of the Chinese Government and local governments, full coverage by Women’s Houses has been achieved in many places. For instance, the government of Xifeng County, Guizhou Province has invested more than 10 million yuan for the building of women’s centres in all villages, and for subscribing to the China Women’s News newspaper and the Women of China magazine, buying...more
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname

"Various important statistics are not disaggregated making it difficult to obtain gender breakdowns, as is the case with data on access to land, production, credit, skills training, sports and recreation" (7).
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia

"Recreational sites are open to boys and girls. Girls have access to the site a few hours a day after the boys leave" (1).
Aug. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Estonia

"Women are also more active in training and individual development, participating in various trainings almost twice as much. The share of women in the age group of 25 64 participating in lifelong learning during the last four weeks grew from 8.5% in 2006 to 14,5% in 2011. The proportion of such men grew from 4,2% to 9,2%" (25). "According to the 2009 2010 time use survey 41% m en and 31% of women engaged in sports in their free time. Most people (57% of men and 64% of women) were exercising independently from sports clubs. At the end of 2010, 129 839 persons were going in for sports in some...more
July 9, 2021, noon
Countries: Afghanistan

"KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Homa Yusafzai felt terrible. Her weight was up, she had diabetes and high blood pressure, and at just 27 she felt lethargic and depressed.Then she heard that Kandahar’s first health club for women had just opened — the miracle she had been waiting for, she thought. Her husband at first refused to let her join. Kandahar is a deeply conservative city, a former headquarters of the Taliban where men still dictate the most prosaic details of women’s lives.But ultimately, he relented, and Ms. Yusafzai now works out six days a week, straining through hand-weight repetitions and pounding a treadmill. In six months, she said, she had shed...more
April 20, 2021, 5:05 p.m.
Countries: Egypt

"But Al-Sisi said the money needs to be increased 'as part of the money will be used to help Egyptian women live in a healthy home, have access to high-quality services, obtain soft-term loans from banks, and find jobs in small-scale productive projects'" (para 9).
Jan. 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Kenya

"Shunned by the only villages she had ever known, Christine was given support by One Woman At A Time to reenter education and is now studying to be a teacher" (para 22).
Aug. 10, 2020, 3:09 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia

“This year, in a move with interesting echoes of our own history, Saudi Arabia has allowed women to ride bicycles, fully covered and in the presence of a male relative, in some public spaces” (para 1).
June 28, 2020, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone

"The Economic Community of West African States court instructed Sierra Leone to establish nationwide programmes to help pregnant girls return to school" (para 2).
June 23, 2020, 6 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan

"The institute, with the assistance of the Committee on Women and the Family, held courses for women leaders on topics of human resources management, women leaders in the civil service system, and legal framework for gender equality in the Republic of Tajikistan. From 2009 to the present, the institute has conducted training in master’s courses in the area of public administration, with the participation of potential candidates for leadership positions in the State authorities, on the specific measures taken by the State to increase the representation of women in elected positions and train potential candidates. During this period, the number of specialists trained totalled 488 people, of whom 154, or...more
April 9, 2020, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: United States

"'I went out and joined different community organizations to help me write my college essays and how to apply,' Mariam says. 'I always thought that it was just me, that maybe the school is doing their job and that I'm just stupid. I didn't realize how much help I needed until I went out on my own'" (para 41).
Feb. 5, 2020, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Congo

"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 a limited number of working hours, periodic holidays and remuneration for public holidays under the conditions established by law” (art. 34). 301. 'Every citizen has the right to protection of the moral and material interests resulting from their own scientific, literary or artistic production' (Constitution of 6 November 2015, art. 35)" (32).
Dec. 14, 2019, 3:07 p.m.
Countries: Japan

"Japan's consumption-oriented culture also means that single women with careers and money have a wide range of activities and emotional outlets that their mothers or grandmothers did not, Ms. Nemoto added" (para 22). "Singlehood has freed Ms. Shirota to travel extensively and pursue her hobbies. She has enrolled in jewelry-making classes and is an avid Irish dancer. Last summer she competed as a dancer in Ireland and then took her mother on a trip to China. A couple of years ago, she went on a luxury cruise on the Queen Elizabeth line and booked a stateroom for herself" (para 27). "On a recent evening, she joined five other women at...more
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
Countries: China

"Public cultural services target women with the intention of satisfying their cultural demands. Museums, galleries, libraries and cultural centers nationwide are open to the public for free, and digital libraries are being developed, thus increasing women’s access to culture" (para. 37). "Women have ever-increasing leisure opportunities. Fitness campaigns have been directed at hundreds of millions of women, and such activities are still gaining momentum. According to a recent survey of Chinese women’ s social status, 55.2 percent of women are taking an active part in physical exercises" (para. 37).
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia

"Non-Formal Education Programs: In 2012, a NFE policy review, capacity assessment and mapping exercise were completed, leading to the development of the Country Literacy Acceleration Plan in 2014, revisions of guidelines for Functional Literacy Programs and re-entry programs, and preparation of guidelines for equivalency programs for lower and secondary education programs in 2014 and 2015" (41). "Revised guidelines for strengthening the Management and Leadership of the Community Learning Centers were developed for 2014–2016, with a focus on appropriate skills training for income-generation activities. Of the 5,112 female students enrolled in the IGA programme in 2015, 91.6 per cent completed the classes, up from 77.4 per cent in 2013" (41). "From...more
July 4, 2019, 9:20 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia

"Picture shows girls at a Saudi beach. 'I will remember that I can’t swim here, but my brother can,' one 6-year-old said" (para 7). "Women will soon be allowed to attend soccer matches at public stadiums" (para 24).
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria

"Furthermore, women who seek work and want to improve their qualification skills can consult job centres for women which offer comprehensive services and individual consulting. After a pilot phase from 2010-2012, job centres for women can now be found all across Austria. They supported more than 9,200 women in 2015" (23).
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan

"In addition to grade-level education, there are opportunities for access to advanced classes. For example, in 2016, of the 951,557 children enrolled in advanced classes, 46 per cent were girls (439,807). In this regard, there are no obstacles to the admission of girls to advanced classes" (24).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar

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 can engage in the activities they wish to without discrimination (45). "The State pays attention to and actively supports the advancement of women’s sports. That has required the formation of a Women’s Sports Committee, which is a member of the general assembly of the Qatar Olympic Committee, as are all national sports federations" (45). "The most recent of those was...more
Nov. 7, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia

"The Saudi education ministry said on Tuesday that P.E. for girls would start with the coming academic year, marking a slight loosening of the rules in a country that has long had one of the world’s most restrictive environments for women" (para. 3). "Saudi Arabia first formally allowed sports for girls in private schools four years ago, although girls whose families permitted it have worked out and played sports in private settings" (para. 12). "The kingdom still faces challenges in establishing physical education classes across its large network of public schools. Saudi universities do not train female gym teachers, and most girls’ schools lack sports facilities" (para. 16).more
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia

"Another problem is the cost of driver’s education for women, which is four to five times as expensive when compared with what men pay" (para 35).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras

"These reporting centers were in addition to the 298 government-operated women’s offices (one in each municipality) providing a wide array of services to women focusing on education, personal finances, health, social and political participation, environmental stewardship, and prevention of gender-based violence. The quantity and quality of services provided at these offices varied" (para 103)
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay

"The National Social Tourism System has been developed to give the greatest possible number of people an opportunity to enjoy leisure and recreation, enabling travel to quality tourist sites at affordable prices; it is a joint endeavour of BPS and MTD. Women, both workers and senior women, are in the majority among the system’s users as well as in specific programmes aimed at women (quinceañera debutantes, domestic workers, Women’s Commune) (Tables 55 and 56)" (page 40-41).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand

"The New Zealanders and the Arts 2014 survey measures the levels of engagement (attendance and participation) with the arts. Of adults 15 years and over, more women (42 per cent) than men (32 per cent) attended an arts event in the last 12 months" (page 30).
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait

"Since 1958, the State of Kuwait has accorded considerable attention to literacy and adult education programmes. It is a concern that has developed over the decades to the point where illiteracy has fallen to 2 per cent among Kuwaitis, concentrated mostly among those over the age of 60. It must be stressed that these programmes neither ignore women nor discriminate between men and women. Article 4 of Legislative Decree no 4 (1981), on illiteracy, stipulates that education is compulsory for the following: 1. Illiterate male Kuwaitis over the age of compulsory education according to the Compulsory Education Act but below the age of 40; 2. Illiterate female Kuwaitis below the...more
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia

Annex No. 4 on page 55 shows the number of female beneficiaries of programmes launched by the Ministry of Education to combat illiteracy from 2004-2015. The number of female beneficiaries varied by year, but the total number of the government programmes to combat illiteracy from 2004-2015 was 37,821 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden

"In the report What is the situation in 2014 – monitoring disability policy (Hur är läget 2014? — uppföljning av funktionshinderspolitiken) from 2014 the Swedish Agency for Participation reports that women with disabilities participate more in sports than men with disabilities. It is also more common for women to visit cultural activities . . . A large proportion of state support for the participation of young people in cultural activities goes via the adult education associations. In study circles with a cultural orientation there is an over-representation of boys and young men. In 2012, the participation in such circles was 60 per cent boys and young men and 40 per...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Countries: Philippines

"In the Philippines’ Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya), municipal local government or NGOs sometimes collaborate as part of the counterparting for the program by providing transport arrangements to beneficiaries who have to travel long distances to receive grants or attend training sessions. The program was launched by the Government of the Philippines in 2008 with support from the World Bank and the Australian Agency for International Development, and supported by ADB [Asian Development Bank] since 2010 through a $400 million loan and technical assistance. It currently covers 3.9 million households that have been identified through the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction, with plans for expansion (ADB 2012,...more