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Latest items for Bangladesh

April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 53% of births in Bangladesh were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Bangladesh was 71.1 years for males and 74.4 years for females" (p 42).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Bangladesh was 30 per 1000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Bangladesh was 173 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Bangladesh was 173 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 30, 2021, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"From 2010-2017 in Bangladesh the proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15-49 years subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months was 29%" (p 66).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Bangladesh of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 72.6%" (p 50).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Bangladesh is 74.0 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 50).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Feb. 13, 2021, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Pakistan
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“Similarly, a study of fertility and access to family planning in urban Bangladesh and Pakistan shows that poor women remain worse off than their wealthier counterparts, despite the expansion of family planning services in Bangladesh” (pp. 8).
Feb. 13, 2021, 1:22 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Pakistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

“Similarly, a study of fertility and access to family planning in urban Bangladesh and Pakistan shows that poor women remain worse off than their wealthier counterparts, despite the expansion of family planning services in Bangladesh” (pp. 8).
Feb. 13, 2021, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

“For example, in a survey of 540 female sex workers in Bangladesh, 49 per cent had been raped and 59 per cent had been beaten by police in the previous year” (pp. 27).
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:40 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

Table 1: Sex ratio and share of female population in urban and rural areas, selected countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia, latest available year (1999–2008) shows sex ratios between urban and rural areas in different countries.
Feb. 7, 2021, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-1

In an ethnographic study conducted in Dhaka, Bangladesh, according to medical workers interviewed "there is no protocol on how to educate women on postpartum depression, identify if a woman is depressed, counsel her if she is known to be depressed, or refer her to appropriate mental health care." (pg 17). Additionally, "almost half of the medical personnel interviewed said that they did not take postpartum depression seriously and did not consider it to be a health concern that they should address." (pg 16).
Feb. 7, 2021, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In a sample of 720 women in the Mymensingh district of Bangladesh, prevalence of antepartum depressive symptoms was found to be 18%.
Feb. 3, 2021, 11:48 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Pakistan
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"In Pakistan, the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance, 1961 lays down the conditions for a man to take another wife. Bangladesh inherited this ordinance, and adopted it, at its formation in 1971. Under this law, the man must seek permission to marry from the chairman of the Union Council, an elected local government body. The chairman then asks the man and his wife or wives to nominate a representative each for reconciliation that an Arbitration Council is required to facilitate. The Arbitration Council determines whether it is 'just and necessary' to grant permission to the man to contract another marriage. The wife can appeal the Arbitration Council’s decision before the district...more
Feb. 2, 2021, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan
Variables: PW-LAW-1, PW-DATA-1

"Fewer than 1% of Muslim men live with more than one spouse in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran and Egypt – all countries where the practice is legal at least for Muslims" (para 7).
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Dec. 23, 2020, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"'The absurd effect is that NGOs documenting human rights violations, including torture and enforced disappearances, can be closed arbitrarily by the authorities to use funds for doing so. Bangladesh has a history of abusing funding restrictions to curtail critical human rights work', said OMCT Secretary General Gerald Staberock. 'Instead of coming clean and lifting those restrictions the Law reinforces government control, including by appointing an administrator that will directly monitor NGOs that receive funding from abroad', Mr. Staberock added" (para 2). "'We strongly condemn the above-mentioned law, which is likely to be used against human rights NGOs and activists by further shrinking the space of civil society organisations working for...more
Dec. 5, 2020, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

“The sentence was handed down in the country's northern district of Tangail by a special tribunal set up to deal with cases of abuse against women and children” (para 2).
Dec. 5, 2020, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“Last week demonstrations broke out across the country after harrowing footage of a group of men stripping and attacking a woman went viral on social media” (para 7). “Protesters in the capital, Dhaka, and elsewhere have demanded stiffer punishments, faster trials and an end to what they see as a culture of impunity for sex crimes” (para 9). “Local human rights groups say rapes have surged in the country” (para 12). “Rights activists have criticised the introduction of the death sentence for rape saying it will not reduce violence against women. ‘This regressive step is a fig leaf that deflects attention from the lack of real action to address the...more
Dec. 5, 2020, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

“Five men who gang-raped a 15-year-old girl have today been sentenced to death in Bangladesh, just days after the country approved capital punishment for rape cases” (para 1). “‘All five were found guilty and have been sentenced to death,’ Ahmed told AFP. It marks the first conviction since the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this week introduced the death penalty for rape” (para 4-5). “Last week demonstrations broke out across the country after harrowing footage of a group of men stripping and attacking a woman went viral on social media” (para 7). “In Bangladesh, only around three percent of rape cases end in convictions” (para 11).
Dec. 5, 2020, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

“National anger over the issue has been simmering since last month, when members of the ruling party's student wing were arrested and charged in a separate gang rape case” (para 8).
Dec. 5, 2020, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

“Five men who gang-raped a 15-year-old girl have today been sentenced to death in Bangladesh, just days after the country approved capital punishment for rape cases” (para 1). “‘All five were found guilty and have been sentenced to death,’ Ahmed told AFP. It marks the first conviction since the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this week introduced the death penalty for rape. Gang-rape already carried the death sentence, but rape by a single offender had previously been punishable only by life imprisonment” (para 4-6). “In response, the country's cabinet this week approved an increase in the maximum punishment in rape cases to death from life imprisonment” (para 10).more
Dec. 5, 2020, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

“Five men who gang-raped a 15-year-old girl have today been sentenced to death in Bangladesh, just days after the country approved capital punishment for rape cases” (para 1). “Prosecutor Nasim Ahmed said the victim's boyfriend took her to a riverside where she was raped by him and two friends. Two others helped them” (para 3). “Local human rights groups say rapes have surged in the country. Ain-o-Salish Kendra, a women's rights group, said 889 rapes, including hundreds of gang rapes, occurred between January and August this year. At least 41 victims died, it said” (para 12-13).
Dec. 5, 2020, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

“Ain-o-Salish Kendra, a women's rights group, said 889 rapes, including hundreds of gang rapes, occurred between January and August this year. At least 41 victims died, it said” (para 13).
Dec. 5, 2020, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

“Five men who gang-raped a 15-year-old girl have today been sentenced to death in Bangladesh, just days after the country approved capital punishment for rape cases” (para 1). “It marks the first conviction since the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this week introduced the death penalty for rape. Gang-rape already carried the death sentence, but rape by a single offender had previously been punishable only by life imprisonment” (para 5-6). “In response, the country's cabinet this week approved an increase in the maximum punishment in rape cases to death from life imprisonment” (para 10).
Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

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