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Dec. 12, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 1.0 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 0.80 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2012 was 0.62 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Central African Rep, Chad
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

17.0
Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Suriname, Togo, Tunisia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

4.0
Nov. 13, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Congo, D R Congo, East Timor, Ethiopia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Zimbabwe
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

3.0
Nov. 2, 2018, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"Article 2058: Illegitimate and denied child shall be entitled to inherit from the mother and her relatives. Similarly, the mother and her relatives shall be entitled to inherit from illegitimate and denied child, but father and his relatives may not inherit from the mentioned children" (275)
Oct. 31, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-4

"According to HRW, a 6 and 7 year old girl were subjected to the distressing virginity test after reports emerged regarding an incident involving sexual assault on the two girls" (para. 1).
Oct. 31, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau International base, the birth rate is 37.5 per 1000 population.
Oct. 30, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"Article 2007: ... (2) Wife - even though in the reversible divorce, if the husband dies during her time of waiting - or wives, if they do not have children or male children, even in lower degrees, shall be entitled to one fourth of the inheritance and if they have children or male children, even in lower degrees, they shall be entitled to one eighth of the inheritance" (267). "Article 2006: If there is one child from the same mother, son or daughter, his/her share shall be one sixth and if they are several, their shares shall be one third. Male and female of them shall receive an equal part...more
Oct. 25, 2018, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"Some families in remote areas of eastern Nangarhar province did not allow their female members to register as voters in the upcoming elections… There are also many families who allowed their women to register as voters in the upcoming parliamentary polls, but they are not permitted to vote for a candidate of their choice" (para 1-2). "Insecurity, lack of awareness programs by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and cultural restrictions are said to be the main reasons that keep women from participating in elections in Nangarhar" (para 3). From paragraphs 5-13 there are several interviews that help show the reasons and circumstances around not allowing women to vote. Some, like...more
Oct. 25, 2018, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"According to the IEC, 818,000 people have registered as voters and 555 people as candidates in the Oct 20 Wolesi Jirga elections in Nangarhar. The registered voters include only 266,198 women" (para 4).
Oct. 24, 2018, 6:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-2

After Afghanistan and Jordan's women's footbal teams had a match, Senior Adviser to Afghanistan's National cricket Board made a disrepectul blog stigmatizing player´s bodies and disencouraging in thei participation.
Oct. 24, 2018, 6:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-2, SEGI-PRACTICE-3, SRACE-PRACTICE-1

After Afghanistan and Jordan's women's footbal teams had a match, Senior Adviser to Afghanistan's National cricket Board made a disrepectul blog stigmatizing player´s bodies and disencouraging in thei participation. This generated a vicious online campaign against and in favor to this comment nd to Afghanistan Women's Nationa Footbal Team.
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

4.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

396.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, India, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Suriname, Togo, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

2.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

3.0
Oct. 18, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-4

"Seven months ago, 18-year-old Bahara* was imprisoned for failing a test that she should never have had to undergo. Bahara had run away from home to meet a man she had been in a relationship with. They had never met, but were in contact through calls and messages. That night, when they met for the first time, he raped her. But when she reported the rape to the police, instead of support, she was taken to hospital to undergo a virginity test – a practice that was banned in Afghanistan in 2016" (para 1-2). "Bahara is now an inmate at Mazar-i-Sharif high security prison in Balkh province. Many women have...more
Oct. 18, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, ATDW-PRACTICE-1

"In most cases, a bride who doesn’t bleed is “returned” to her father by her husband, divorced immediately, or in some cases even killed" (para 17).
Oct. 18, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Seven months ago, 18-year-old Bahara* was imprisoned for failing a test that she should never have had to undergo. Bahara had run away from home to meet a man she had been in a relationship with. They had never met, but were in contact through calls and messages. That night, when they met for the first time, he raped her. But when she reported the rape to the police, instead of support, she was taken to hospital to undergo a virginity test – a practice that was banned in Afghanistan in 2016" (para 1-2). "Women imprisoned for running away have usually fled dire circumstances, from domestic violence to forced sex...more
Oct. 18, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Bahara is now an inmate at Mazar-i-Sharif high security prison in Balkh province. Many women have been imprisoned here for what are considered 'moral crimes', which include running away from home and having sex before marriage. Most will have had to undergo virginity tests and many women will spend months in jail because they failed them" (para 6). "Before he took up his post, he said, women who were seen by police in public places with other men were immediately suspected of having sexual intercourse, and sent for testing" (para 18).
Oct. 18, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"Women imprisoned for running away have usually fled dire circumstances, from domestic violence to forced sex work, and women categorised as “moral criminals” are jailed alongside convicted murderers" (para 7).
Oct. 18, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: POLY-LAW-1, POLY-LAW-2

"Women’s right to inheritance in Afghanistan may vary, depending on whether they fall under Islamic and customary law. Under Islamic law, women may inherit from their parents, husbands or children, and, under certain conditions, from other family members. However, their share is always smaller than that to which men are entitled. This is commonly justified by the argument that women have no financial responsibility towards their husbands and children. Under customary law, women do not inherit from their fathers or husbands, but are taken into the care of the husband’s family" (180)
Oct. 18, 2018, 9:27 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: POLY-LAW-1, POLY-LAW-2

"While civil law grants women the right to inherit land, few women, especially daughters, inherit in practice. Under Shari’a law women have rights to inherit both as daughters and as widows, however, divorced women enjoy no rights to their husbands’ property. Widows are to receive one-eighth of the property or one-fourth if they have no children. Where the marriage was polygamous, this proportion is shared among all the wives. The provision for widows is the priority" (27). "Widows, particularly those living in separate households (i.e. not with other related families), more readily receive their share of the land. Still, these widows often transfer the land into their sons’ names to...more
Oct. 12, 2018, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Just one in three girls are currently attending school in Afghanistan, marking the biggest drop in the number of school attendees since the Taliban were removed from power 16 years ago. According to a report by UNICEF, some 3.7 million children between the ages of seven and 17, or 44 percent, are out of school, with girls accounting for 2.7 million of that figure, 60 percent" (para 1-2). "The report added that up to 85 percent of girls were not going to school in some of the worst-affected provinces, such as Kandahar, Helmand, Wardak, Paktika, Zabul and Uruzgan" (para 5).
Oct. 12, 2018, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"'The ongoing conflict and worsening security situation across the country, combined with deeply ingrained poverty and discrimination against girls, have pushed the rate of out-of-school children up for the first time since 2002 levels,' UNICEF's Afghanistan country study said in a statement" (para 3). "The spread of violence had forced many schools to close, undermining fragile gains in education for girls in a country where millions have never set foot in a classroom" (para 4). "Adele Khodr, UNICEF's Afghanistan representative, said those out of school were at an 'increased danger of abuse, exploitation and recruitment [into armed gangs]'" (para 6). UNICEF's representative is referring to schools in the worst-affected provinces,...more
Oct. 11, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"In districts where the Taliban have regained control or have enough power to intimidate residents, they have returned to barring girls from the classroom and dictating curriculum for the boys" (para 13). "The HRW report said that girls “often bear the brunt of these disruptions because parents are wary of sending daughters to schools occupied by armed men'" (para 18).
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age (15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisified wih modern methods is 42.1 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Sudan, Swaziland
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 87.0 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 70.4 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 40.0 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).