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

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 2.0 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 1.10 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2015 was 1.05 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Gambia, Georgia, Laos, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Uganda, Ukraine, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

12.0
Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

1.0
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Starting on August 25, the country experienced an influx of more than 646,000 Rohingya migrants from Burma, more than doubling the existing refugee and undocumented migrant population in the refugee camps and makeshift settlements in Cox’s Bazar, near the Burmese border" (16-17). "According to the United Nations, more than 50 percent of the new arrivals since August 25 were female, including approximately 16,000 pregnant women. The new Rohingya arrivals took shelter in jungles, hill villages, and open spaces along the road from Ukhiya to Tenkaf and built homes mostly with bamboo poles and plastic sheets"(19). "Authorities displaced several indigenous families to create border guard camps and army recreational facilities" (19).more
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"Enrollments in primary schools showed gender parity, but completion rates fell in secondary school, with more girls than boys completing that level" (26).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

"Under Hindu inheritance law, a widow’s rights to her deceased husband’s property are limited to her lifetime and revert to the male heirs upon her death" (26).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Individuals are born citizens if their parents were Bangladeshi citizens, if the nationality of the parents is unknown and the child is born in Bangladeshi territory, or if their fathers or grandfathers were born in the territories that are now part of the country. If a person qualifies for citizenship through ancestry, the father or grandfather must have been a permanent resident of these territories in or after 1971" (26).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"In October 2016 the government, with support from UNICEF, launched 'Child Helpline--1098,' a free telephone service designed to help children facing violence, abuse, and exploitation. Despite advances, including establishing a monitoring agency in the Ministry of Home Affairs, trafficking of children and inadequate care and protection for survivors of trafficking continued to be problems" (27). "The law also provides that victims of forced labor have access to shelter and other protective services afforded to trafficking victims" (36).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (26).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Rape can be punished by life imprisonment or the death penalty" (25).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"According to human rights monitors, many victims did not report rapes due to lack of access to legal services, social stigma, or fear of further harassment and the legal requirement to furnish witnesses" (25).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal age of marriage is 18 for women and 21 for men. On February 27, parliament passed the Child Marriage Restraint Act, which includes a provision for marriages of women and men at any age in 'special circumstances'" (27).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"Under traditional Islamic inheritance law, daughters inherit only half of what sons do" (26).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"A report prepared by several NGOs in 2016 highlighted negligence in areas such as… rights of women with disabilities" (28).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Although sexual harassment is prohibited by a 2009 High Court guideline, a June 2016 Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA) document noted that harassment remained a problem and monitoring and enforcement of the guidelines were poor, which sometimes prevented girls from attending school or work" (26). "The government offered subsidies to parents to keep girls in class through 10th grade... Despite free classes, teacher fees, books, and uniforms remained prohibitively costly for many families, and the government distributed hundreds of millions of free textbooks to increase access to education... Early and forced marriage was a factor in girls’ attrition from secondary school" (26). "Many forms of child abuse, including sexual...more
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Some NGOs reported violence against women related to disputes over dowries. During the year ASK documented 221 women who were victims of dowry-related violence" (25). "Village religious leaders sometimes made... declaration... the declarations resulted in extrajudicial punishments, often against women, for perceived moral transgressions. Incidents of vigilantism against women occurred, sometimes led by religious leaders enforcing fatwas. The incidents included whipping, beating, and other forms of physical violence. Assailants threw acid in the faces of victims--usually women--leaving them disfigured and often blind. Acid attacks were often related to a woman’s refusal to accept a marriage proposal or were related to land disputes" (25).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"On April 2, female police constable Halima Begum of Gouripur Police Station in Mymensingh committed suicide after her alleged rape by Sub-Inspector (SI) Mizanul Islam of the same police station. Halima’s diary, which included an entry about her rape by SI Islam, contained also a written complaint to the Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Gouripur Police Station against SI Islam regarding the rape, which the OC did not accept when she submitted it. After Halima’s suicide, police arrested SI Islam" (25).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Women represented the majority of garment-sector workers, making up approximately 56 percent of the total RMG workforce according to official statistics although statistics varied widely due to a lack of data. The ILO estimated that women made up 65 percent of the RMG workforce" (38).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law excludes marital rape if the female is above 13" (25).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Although sexual harassment is prohibited by a 2009 High Court guideline, a June 2016 Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA) document noted that harassment remained a problem and monitoring and enforcement of the guidelines were poor, which sometimes prevented girls from attending school or work" (26). "The lower-wage garment sector traditionally offered greater employment opportunities for women... Women were also subjected to abuse in factories, including sexual harassment" (38).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"According to the study, approximately two-thirds of the wage gap remained even after controlling for skills, which the study attributed to higher mobility for male workers" (38).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"Although sexual harassment is prohibited by a 2009 High Court guideline, a June 2016 Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA) document noted that harassment remained a problem" (26).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law prohibits rape of a female by a male and physical spousal abuse, but the law excludes marital rape if the female is above 13" (25).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"Many forms of child abuse, including... trafficking, continued to be serious and widespread problems" (27). "Some individuals recruited to work overseas with fraudulent employment offers subsequently were exploited abroad under conditions of forced labor or debt bondage... Some instances of bonded labor and domestic service were reported, predominately in rural areas. Children and adults were forced into domestic servitude and bonded labor that involved restricted movement, nonpayment of wages, threats, and physical or sexual abuse" (36).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"Some instances of bonded labor and domestic service were reported, predominately in rural areas. Children and adults were forced into domestic servitude and bonded labor that involved restricted movement, nonpayment of wages, threats, and physical or sexual abuse" (36).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education is free and compulsory through eighth grade by law, and the government offered subsidies to parents to keep girls in class through 10th grade" (26).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Children were sometimes imprisoned (occasionally with their mothers) despite laws and court decisions prohibiting the imprisonment of minors… Authorities routinely held female prisoners separately from men. Although the law prohibits women in 'safe custody' (usually victims of rape, trafficking, and domestic violence) from being housed with criminals, officials did not always provide separate facilities. Authorities must issue permission for these women to leave this 'safe custody'" (5). "There were at least three incidents in which the children of those convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal were arrested for alleged offenses committed by relatives" (11).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Many forms of child abuse, including sexual abuse, physical and humiliating punishment, child abandonment, kidnapping, and trafficking, continued to be serious and widespread problems. Children were vulnerable to abuse in all settings: home, community, school, residential institutions, and the workplace" (27).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The constitution declares all citizens equal before the law with entitlement to equal protection of the law. It also explicitly recognizes the equal rights of women to those of men 'in all spheres of the state and of public life.' Nevertheless, women do not enjoy the same legal status and rights as men in family, property, and inheritance law" (26).