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Latest items for WAM-PRACTICE-1

July 1, 2022, 11:43 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Several initiatives targeting the media were implemented such as the development of a code of conduct for journalists including gender equality principles,56 TV and radio programmes aired, and social media used for wider dissemination" (13). "Other activities and media campaigns implemented at national level in this collaborative framework also contributed to improve women’s representation in politics and civic education through TV programmes and debates on women’s rights and gender equality" (21).
June 21, 2022, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: DLB-DATA-1, WAM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-DATA-2, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes awareness-raising initiatives on gender equality undertaken by the Gender Affairs Bureau, including in hinterland regions. Nevertheless, it notes the following with concern: (a) The persistence of discriminatory sex- and gender-based stereotypes and social inequalities between women and men, as well as patriarchal power structures in the State party, which are perpetuated through the media and advertising; (b) That the unequal division of family and domestic responsibilities between women and men places a disproportionate burden on women, especially single mothers; (c) That 27 per cent of women in the State party marry before they reach 18 years of age, that such marriages are legal with judicial authorization and...more
June 14, 2022, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Online bullying, harassment, revenge porn, trolling and other types of digital harassment have increased, Both sexes are targeted, but girls and women are more affected and feel more limited in their participation online than boys and men. A broad set of concrete actions was launched in 2017, including new legislation, sanctions at schools, codes of conduct, information to young people, teachers and parents, awareness raising campaigns promoting gender equality and respect between girls and boys, guidelines for police, online reporting platforms and so on. As a result, perpetrators are being prosecuted and awareness has risen about proper digital behaviour, personal boundaries and respect for women" (5). "...The film industry itself...more
June 9, 2022, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"When young Ana is forced to have her hair cut in Tatiana Huezo’s film Prayers for the Stolen, her tears indicate the heartbreak of lost youth. It’s a protective measure taken by her mother who is desperate to prevent Ana from being kidnapped, like so many other young girls in their town have been, by the drug cartels who patrol the surrounding area. Prayers for the Stolen, the first fiction feature from Mexican-Salvadorian documentary-maker Huezo, captures the brutality and fear of growing up in such circumstances" (Para. 1). "...Now a group of female film-makers, emerging and established, are tackling the violence in their work, creating urgent and disquieting cinema that...more
June 7, 2022, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Launched in 1995, CCTV’s Banbiantian (“Half the Sky”) Programme has broadcast more than 3,000 episodes. In 2009 alone, a TV series running nearly 50 episodes was produced and broadcast, covering many aspects of women’s rights and development. During the 6 years from 2004 to 2009, a total of 22,115 different book titles on Chinese women were issued, with the total circulation reaching 259 million copies. These publications on women have served as the main platform for promoting gender equality and protecting women’s rights" (22). "In order to address the issue of high sex ratio at birth, the National Population and Family Planning Commission and the Central Party School established in...more
May 30, 2022, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"As appears in the supplementary report on Switzerland, women are still underrepresented among the persons quoted or interviewed (22 per cent). In the daily media, only 34 per cent of the news broadcast is written by women" (12). "In career counselling, gender-neutral language and depictions are used in information materials. A number of ongoing research projects in the vocational training field are looking into how vocational choices are skewed by gender stereotypes. Every year since 2010, 16 cantons have been organizing National Future Day—New Prospects for Girls and Boys, with the goal of encouraging young people not to let gender stereotypes dictate their vocational choices" (21).
May 27, 2022, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Education programmes and textbooks that have been in practice in all classes of primary and secondary education institutions have been revised by excluding discriminative expressions in terms of human rights, sex..." (16).
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Regarding women in education, women have made progress with gross enrolment rates from primary education to university level education. Initiatives have been taken to abolish the use of sexist language in textbooks and illustrations in primary school books, while a strong gender focus has been put on pedagogic processes. However, teaching practices perpetuate the prevailing pattern of gender dominance, which encourages segregation in choice of vocational and technical training and in choice of careers and professions" (6). "Training of media workers, NGOs and CSOs in human rights in the period 2009 2010. Information was provided on the various human rights conventions, methods, resources and approach to better highlight human rights...more
April 29, 2022, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the implementation of projects in the State party to highlight success stories in the media about the achievements of women in various spheres of life. The Committee nevertheless notes with concern: ... [t]he lack of a regulatory mechanism to address stereotypical and discriminatory portrayals of women in the media, especially as regards lesbian, bisexual and transgender women and intersex persons" (6). "The Committee nevertheless notes with concern:... [t]he persistence of discriminatory gender stereotypes in school curricula and textbooks and the lack of education on gender equality" (10).
April 18, 2022, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"the Committee recommends that the State party: Promote positive and non-stereotypical portrayals of women in the media and school materials" (6-7).
April 17, 2022, 12:06 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes that the State party also addresses new forms of gender-based violence against women, particularly in the online sphere. It further notes the information provided by the delegation during the dialogue that a permanent national and cross-sectoral competence centre against violence and oppression in the name of so-called honour is being established" (5).
March 21, 2022, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The persistence of gender stereotypes in curriculum materials and textbooks of secondary education" (8).
March 9, 2022, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"In this perspective, in the last years the National Counsellor for Equality launched specific awareness campaigns on the role of women in the economy" (16). "The Department for Equal Opportunities has...made a major public awareness campaign on...equal opportunity and the fight against stereotypes and discrimination, which consisted of advertising on public transportation (buses) in major Italian cities and on a Eurostar train, named 'the train for equal opportunity' that travelled for a week across various Italian cities" (41). "stereotypes still [exist] in some textbooks and in the mass media culture" (41). "In particular, in 2007, the high school students participated in a contest on 'Women for Women' (launched by the...more
March 3, 2022, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The contradictions were clear in a recent article in the Global Times, a Communist Party-owned tabloid, about Chinese feminist advocacy. While the article hailed the proposed legal revisions as a 'landmark move,' it also denounced “spooky ‘feminism’” and derided the 'so-called MeToo movement' as yet another Western cudgel against China" (Para. 7).
Feb. 27, 2022, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"In 2018, for example, a philosophy professor and public commentator Songué Diouf claimed on Jakarloo-bi – a popular show on the television network owned by famed Senegalese pop star, Youssou N’Dour – that women get raped because of the way they behave and dress. “You do everything so that we rape you, and when we rape you, we go to prison and you who have done everything so that you are raped, you continue to be free,” he told the audience" (Para. 9). "The Senegalese media published Paye’s hateful letter in full and framed him as a “victim” in a family tragedy. Commenting on the case, popular Muslim preacher Oustaz...more
Jan. 11, 2022, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Despite the constitutional right to freedom of expression, in August the governor of Aichi Prefecture shut down, after three days, a section titled 'After "Freedom of Expression”' of an art festival in Nagoya. The section was intended to celebrate freedom of expression by featuring works that had previously been excluded or removed from exhibition in Japan or elsewhere. The exhibit featured a statue symbolizing an estimated 20,000 wartime sex slaves or 'comfort women' and was closed three days after the opening of the festival, one of the country’s biggest international art festivals. While the governor cited safety concerns as the reason for the closing, the mayor of Nagoya publicly stated...more
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Women are present in the media as journalist or broadcasters" (1).
Nov. 3, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Every time a heinous crime against women takes places, it is most likely to be reported in the press. Besides, there are many gender issues in the society that ought to get due space in the media, such as gender discrimination, female foeticide and violation of women's rights" (para 6). This is in reference to the region of Kashmir (CAT - CODER COMMENT). "It is, therefore, recommended that the publications should launch campaigns to fight against the crimes against women. They should come up with series of soft and exclusive stories on the issues. There are numerous cases awaiting justice for a very long time. The publications should bring those...more
Nov. 1, 2021, 11:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Police in Pakistan have opened cases against hundreds of unidentified men after a young woman was sexually assaulted and groped by a crowd of more than 400 men in a park in Lahore as she made a TikTok video. The shocking assault was captured on several videos, which went viral and showed a mob descend on the woman as she was in Lahore’s Greater Iqbal park making a TikTok video with friends. In broad daylight, the men picked up the young woman and tossed her between them, tearing her clothes and assaulting and groping her" (para 1-2).
Oct. 19, 2021, 11 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"When 19-year-old Dananeer Mobeen uploaded a four-second video on her Instagram account, showing her friends and her having a 'pawri' (party) in Nathiagali, she knew it was meme-worthy. What she didn’t know was that it would become so viral that it would lead to tens of thousands of remakes in Pakistan and across the border, with celebrities and businesses adopting her iconic 'pawri ho ri hai' line. Dananeer went from having 100,000 followers to a million in a week. While her video has mostly received a positive response, she did receive some abusive online comments as well, seemingly for daring to openly enjoy life as a single woman. In Pakistan,...more
Sept. 22, 2021, 5:58 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Margarita Gracheva, whose husband cut off her hands days after she begged police to protect her from him, is using her painfully won prominence to get the nation talking in a new TV show about domestic violence. State media may avoid a host of issues but horrific domestic violence cases like Ms Gracheva's and Ms Pekhteleva's do make and stay in the headlines, especially when the failings of law enforcement are so clear to see" (para 30). Media used to discuss social issues such as domestic violence. (JLR-CODER COMMENT)
Sept. 13, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Prominent Chinese journalist Huang Xueqin, known for her publications about the #MeToo movement in China, was arrested in Guangzhou in October after she wrote about antigovernment protests in Hong Kong" (33).
Sept. 8, 2021, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"There was the Tokyo 2020 official who floated the idea of an 'Olympig' creative campaign with plus-sized model Naomi Watanabe" (para 1). "Last month Japanese broadcaster TV Asahi sparked outrage with an advert featuring a female actress saying 'gender equality is outdated.' The network later apologized and took the commercial down following a Twitter storm" (para 30). "Matsui, the former banking strategist, says many young men in Japan who do not share the traditional values espoused by their fathers and grandfathers are also taking to social media to amplify women's voices" (para 37).
Sept. 8, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Some reporters acknowledged they avoided criticizing the insurgency and some neighboring countries in their reporting because they feared Taliban retribution. Insurgent groups coerced media agencies in insecure areas to prevent them from broadcasting or publishing advertisements and announcements of the security forces, entertainment programming, music, and women’s voices" (21).
Aug. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Several measures have been taken both by the state and other stakeholders, such as universities to target the topic of gender equality in the field of media. In 2010 and 2013 wide scale awareness raising campaigns were carried out to tackle gender stereotypes" (11).
Aug. 27, 2021, 2:39 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Khamenei was asked by pro-regime Tasnim News Agency whether he believed it was 'necessary to observe hijab for the characters of animated films'. He responded: 'Although wearing hijab in such a hypothetical situation is not required per se, observing hijab in animation is required due to the consequences of not wearing hijab'" (para 4-5). "Iran has already imposed strict censorship laws on the country's film industry. Physical interactions between men and women are banned, while the discussion of controversial topics are restricted. Scenes which are deemed immoral or offensive to the regime are often censored, while films which are considered hostile to Islamic values are prohibited. Ultra-conservative figures have called...more
Aug. 3, 2021, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Matzneff had been hiding in plain sight. For decades he has proudly detailed in his published diaries and essays the underage girls and boys he was having sex with when they should have been doing double maths, and openly talked about his sexual predilections on television chat shows. And he didn’t come out of a vacuum. French literature features a sizable library of perversity – from the Marquis de Sade to André Gide, and Robert Desnos to Georges Bataille, not to mention Serge Gainsbourg’s hit Lemon Incest, recorded with his 12-year-old daughter Charlotte in 1984 – inscribed in which is the notion of the male artistic genius who, like the...more
Aug. 3, 2021, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Many are followers of a movement known as Hijrah, which embraces self-improvement through adopting a traditional Islamic lifestyle. The peaceful, born-again movement, named Hijrah after the Prophet Muhammad’s seventh-century exodus to the city of Medina, is propelled today by social media, where popular actors, actresses and other celebrities post about joining Quran study groups and becoming more religious in their daily lives. Like Tablighi Jamaat, the squad aims to popularize the face veil but the groups are not affiliated" (para 17-19).
July 30, 2021, 1:49 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"At the time of the arrests, the public prosecutor said five men and four women were being held on suspicion of harming Saudi interests and offering support to hostile elements abroad. State-backed media labelled them as traitors and 'agents of embassies', unnerving foreign diplomats in the key US ally" (para 9-10).
July 29, 2021, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"In Sierra Leone, Lucy-Ann Ganda, director of administration and human resources for the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation, trains journalists in how to report on FGM and funds their work through the Global Media Campaign to End FGM, which grew out of an anti-FGM campaign started at the Guardian. She has a network of about 60 journalists based around the country" (Para 10). "Her team of journalists create programmes featuring medical doctors who use diagrams and visual aids to show people the damage that cutting can cause. Survivors of the practice also talk on TV about their experiences and the health problems they have experienced that stemmed from FGM" (Para 12).more