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Nov. 9, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"Although the study recognises that the rates of death among children under five have more than halved in LDCs since 1990" (para 5). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).more
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Women in LDCs are also more vulnerable to unemployment than men – 84.1% to 71.4%" (para 9). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).more
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"While the prevalence of women using modern contraceptives in LDCs rose from 15% in 1994 to almost 34% in 2015, it lags well behind the global average of 64%" (para 9). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia ...more
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"the fertility rate is falling – from 6.2 children in 1985-90 to 4.3 in 2010-12 – it says LDCs need to do more to anticipate the approaching phase of accelerated development" (para 5). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, ...more
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"As of 2010, more than half of the women in LDCs aged 20-24 were married before they were 18; in some countries, the figure was 70%" (para 8). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia (TPJ - CODER ...more
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"As of 2010, more than half of the women in LDCs aged 20-24 were married before they were 18; in some countries, the figure was 70%" (para 8). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia (TPJ - CODER ...more
Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The new social cohesion, and a big role for women in planning, are key to helping communities like Medical Slum begin to tackle some of their problems, said Palash Mondal of aid agency CARE.It, with the Village Education Resource Centre (VERC), a local partner, is working with the community development committee to build resilience to threats in Medical Slum, backed by funding from the Switzerland-based C&A Foundation"(para 15-16)."Two months ago, she [Shaheen, a Village Education Resource Centre community coordinator] stopped by the home of a local widow, to find out if her 14-year-old daughter Jasmine, who had been forced to leave school as money was short, was interested in some ...more
Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"Girls are married too young and many women fear for their safety in the slum's [Medical Slum, Tongi District, Dhaka] narrow alleyways after dark, residents say"(para 3)."'Women are now aware of their rights and can raise their voices. Before [the formation of a community development committee which women are included in] we couldn't do this,' said committee president Kalpona Begum, 55.The community's meeting hall, a tin-roofed shed with a cardboard ceiling and orange tarp stretched over its concrete floor, is plastered with hand-drawn posters illustrating ways to reduce earthquake and fire risks and to combat social ills - including one image of an old man and a young girl in ...more
Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Girls are married too young and many women fear for their safety in the slum's [Medical Slum, Tongi District, Dhaka] narrow alleyways after dark, residents say"(para 3)
Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"Climate change is making an already tough life even harder for many of the estimated 20 million people now crammed into heaving greater Dhaka. Its population continues to grow at nearly 5 percent a year as migrants - many of whom have lost their farms to worsening erosion, storms and sea-level rise - flood in seeking new work.'If we told them to go back, where would they go?' asked Sirajul Islam, chief urban planner for the Dhaka South City Corporation, which manages the southern half of Dhaka"(para 5-6)
Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"In Medical Slum, in Tongi district, a newly formed community development committee has over the last year mapped out threats to the neighbourhood, from flooding to pollution from the pharmaceutical plant, as well as resources, including a nearby police station and hospital"(para 8). At least two of the mentioned members of this committee are female (ENB-Coder Comment)."'The new social cohesion, and a big role for women in planning, are key to helping communities like Medical Slum begin to tackle some of their problems, said Palash Mondal of aid agency CARE.It, with the Village Education Resource Centre (VERC), a local partner, is working with the community development committee to build resilience ...more
Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"Climate change is making an already tough life even harder for many of the estimated 20 million people now crammed into heaving greater Dhaka. Its population continues to grow at nearly 5 percent a year as migrants - many of whom have lost their farms to worsening erosion, storms and sea-level rise - flood in seeking new work"(para 5)
Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Two months ago, she [Shaheen, a Village Education Resource Centre community coordinator] stopped by the home of a local widow, to find out if her 14-year-old daughter Jasmine, who had been forced to leave school as money was short, was interested in some training to become a garment factory worker"(para 20)
Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-2

"'Women are now aware of their rights and can raise their voices. Before [the formation of a community development committee which women are included in] we couldn't do this,' said committee president Kalpona Begum, 55.The community's meeting hall, a tin-roofed shed with a cardboard ceiling and orange tarp stretched over its concrete floor, is plastered with hand-drawn posters illustrating ways to reduce earthquake and fire risks and to combat social ills - including one image of an old man and a young girl in a red wedding veil, with a big red X marked over it"(para 17-18)
Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

Almost all the women in the photograph have all or most of their hair covered with a scarf (ENB-Coder Comment)."'Women are now aware of their rights and can raise their voices. Before [the formation of a community development committee which women are included in] we couldn't do this,' said committee president Kalpona Begum, 55.The community's meeting hall, a tin-roofed shed with a cardboard ceiling and orange tarp stretched over its concrete floor, is plastered with hand-drawn posters illustrating ways to reduce earthquake and fire risks and to combat social ills - including one image of an old man and a young girl in a red wedding veil, with a big ...more
Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"In Medical Slum, in Tongi district, a newly formed community development committee has over the last year mapped out threats to the neighbourhood, from flooding to pollution from the pharmaceutical plant, as well as resources, including a nearby police station and hospital"(para 8). At least two of the mentioned members of this comittee are female (ENB-Coder Comment)
Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, MABFC-DATA-1

"Girls are married too young and many women fear for their safety in the slum's [Medical Slum, Tongi District, Dhaka] narrow alleyways after dark, residents say"(para 3)."'Women are now aware of their rights and can raise their voices. Before [the formation of a community development committee which women are included in] we couldn't do this,' said committee president Kalpona Begum, 55.The community's meeting hall, a tin-roofed shed with a cardboard ceiling and orange tarp stretched over its concrete floor, is plastered with hand-drawn posters illustrating ways to reduce earthquake and fire risks and to combat social ills - including one image of an old man and a young girl in ...more
Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"'Women are now aware of their rights and can raise their voices. Before [the formation of a community development committee which women are included in] we couldn't do this,' said committee president Kalpona Begum, 55.The community's meeting hall, a tin-roofed shed with a cardboard ceiling and orange tarp stretched over its concrete floor, is plastered with hand-drawn posters illustrating ways to reduce earthquake and fire risks and to combat social ills - including one image of an old man and a young girl in a red wedding veil, with a big red X marked over it"(para 17-18)."Two months ago, she [Shaheen, a Village Education Resource Centre community coordinator] stopped by ...more
Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"'Women are now aware of their rights and can raise their voices. Before [the formation of a community development committee which women are included in] we couldn't do this,' said committee president Kalpona Begum, 55.The community's meeting hall, a tin-roofed shed with a cardboard ceiling and orange tarp stretched over its concrete floor, is plastered with hand-drawn posters illustrating ways to reduce earthquake and fire risks and to combat social ills - including one image of an old man and a young girl in a red wedding veil, with a big red X marked over it"(para 17-18)."The efforts to unite the community to build resilience to climate change and disasters ...more
Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DLB-DATA-1, MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Two months ago, she [Shaheen, a Village Education Resource Centre community coordinator] stopped by the home of a local widow, to find out if her 14-year-old daughter Jasmine, who had been forced to leave school as money was short, was interested in some training to become a garment factory worker.Many slum residents find work at Dhaka's garment factories, earning about $50 per month of 12-hour shifts, or spend their days recycling plastic wrapping in sheds within the slum.Jasmine's mother said the training wasn't necessary, as she planned to send her daughter back to their native village to marry.Shaheen contacted members of a women's group, who visited to urge Jasmine's mother ...more
Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1

"Climate change is making an already tough life even harder for many of the estimated 20 million people now crammed into heaving greater Dhaka. Its population continues to grow at nearly 5 percent a year as migrants - many of whom have lost their farms to worsening erosion, storms and sea-level rise - flood in seeking new work"(para 5)."Many slum residents find work at Dhaka's garment factories, earning about $50 per month of 12-hour shifts, or spend their days recycling plastic wrapping in sheds within the slum"(para 21). These data points are not specifically mentioning women but migration and factory work likely affect the women here (ENB-Coder Comment)more
Oct. 26, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"Bangladesh was the first country to pass a law banning acid violence, in 2002" (para 3). "The new law in Bangladesh imposes the death penalty for perpetrators of acid violence" (para 5).
Oct. 26, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"In the last 15 years, it has been estimated that more than 3,200 acid-throwing attacks were recorded in countries as varied as Bangladesh, Britain, Colombia, Pakistan and Uganda, totaling an estimated 3,500 victims in that time period" (para 1). "Once known to be the country with the highest number of such attacks and the highest incident rates for women, it has since experienced a drastic drop in the frequency of acid assaults" (para 3). "Motives cited for acid attacks often include rejection of sexual advances or marriage proposals. These reasons appear to be common particularly in Bangladesh" (para 9).
Oct. 26, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"In Bangladesh, acid attacks decreased dramatically to 59 occurrences in 2015 from 494 in 2002, according to Ahmed’s foundation" (para 4). "Four to five [acid] attacks take place a month" (para 5).
Oct. 26, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"High Commissioner Zeid deployed a team of human rights officers to the Bangladeshi border with Myanmar, where an estimated 66,000 Rohingya have fled since 9 October 2016. All the individuals interviewed by the team had fled Myanmar after the 9 October attacks against three border guard posts, which had prompted intense military operations and a lockdown in north Maungdaw. The military indicated that it was conducting 'area clearance operations' in the region"(para 6-7)
Oct. 24, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Burundi, East Timor, Guinea, Guyana, Nepal
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"Women were threatened, coerced, or deprived economically more often than men, enduring such experiences as being stoned and torn from their children, morally condemned by their church leaders, or even burned to death — simply because they tried to vote, work at a polling station or run for office...the proportion of rural voters and journalist victims who were women was four times higher than among male victims" (para 9). This is a conclusion drawn from a study of election violence in Bangladesh, Burundi, Guinea, Guyana, Nepal and East Timor between 2006 and 2010 as well as data from narratives and experiences related by women and men from 45 different countries ...more
Oct. 24, 2017, 2:39 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Burundi, East Timor, Guinea, Guyana, Nepal
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"Women reported being beaten, raped, burned and mutilated by men who wanted to punish or coerce their political choices or prevent them from participating in a political activity like voting or running for office, because they are female" (para 7). This is a conclusion drawn from a study of election violence in Bangladesh, Burundi, Guinea, Guyana, Nepal and East Timor between 2006 and 2010 as well as data from narratives and experiences related by women and men from 45 different countries (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 24, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Burundi, East Timor, Guinea, Guyana, Nepal
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"I examined more than 2,000 incidents of election violence in six countries — Bangladesh, Burundi, Guinea, Guyana, Nepal, Timor-Leste — between 2006 and 2010" (para 6).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

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Sept. 22, 2017, 7:10 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan
Variables: ATDW-LAW-5

"India has the world's second-largest Muslim population, but, unlike other countries with significant Muslim populations such as Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia, has yet to officially pass legislation outlawing triple talaq [Islamic practice of instant divorce]" (para 12).