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Sept. 28, 2020, 11:04 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MISA-DATA-2

In Bangladesh, the incidence of alcohol abuse disorders is 1.4% among men and 0.3% among women.
Sept. 7, 2020, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, D R Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: ISSA-SCALE-1

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Sept. 5, 2020, 5:02 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burma/Myanmar, Haiti, Iran, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Palestine, Philippines, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sudan, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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Sept. 5, 2020, 5:02 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burma/Myanmar, Haiti, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Palestine, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, United States, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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Sept. 5, 2020, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-SCALE-1

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Sept. 5, 2020, 1:53 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"The median age at first intercourse for women ages 25-49 is 15.9 years old in 2014."
Aug. 29, 2020, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

According to Table 1 from scholars Peltzer, Pengpid, and James, 29.5% of undergraduate students surveyed in Bangladesh reported using skin lighteners in the past 12 months. This includes 26.7% of men, and 33.4% of women.
Aug. 20, 2020, 11:36 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

The DHS Stat Compiler for Bangladesh shows that 57.7% of women were first married by 15 and 84.5% of women were first married by 18 in 2004. In 2007, 49.5% of women were first married by 15 and 81.9% of women were first married by 18. In 2011, 42.2% of women were first married by 15 and 76.9% of women were first married by 18 (CODER COMMENT- MAD)
Aug. 16, 2020, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"The median age at first sexual intercourse among women age 20-49 (16.2 years) is almost equal to the median age at first marriage (16.1 years). The median age at first sexual intercourse is higher among women age 20-24 than among older women. Looking at specific ages, 33 percent of women age 20-49 had sexual intercourse by age 15, which compares with 69 percent by age 18, and 83 percent by age 20. Five percent of women age 20-49 had never experienced sexual intercourse. "
July 24, 2020, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ISSA-DATA-1

Incidence of sex-selective abortion is supposedly low in Bangladesh because of the large volume of legal pregnancy terminations within ten weeks of gestation (without knowing the fetal sex) under the MR policy and the unavailability of DNA testing for sex detection in the early gestational period.
July 13, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The proportion of parliamentary seats held by women is 19.7 percent, not much lower than the 22.3 percent in the British House of Commons" (para. 2).
July 13, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"he number of births by teenage mothers, for example, plummeted to 78.9 per 1,000 in 2010 from 130.5 in 2000. That is still high by Western standards (the figure for the United States is 41.2), but it is below the 86.3 per thousand in India" (para. 15).
July 13, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"And population growth has been stemmed. In the late 1980s, women in Bangladesh had 5.1 children on average. By 2009, the rate had been more than halved, to 2.3 children" (para. 15).
July 13, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Men still outnumber women in the universities, but the number of women enrolled has risen steadily. In an attempt to help redress the balance, a women-only university was set up in Chittagong in 2008. Kamal Ahmad, a Bangladeshi who has worked in development organizations and as a lawyer in the United States and Britain, spent years raising donations and lobbying the government for land for the school, known as the Asian University for Women. The goal, he said, is to create women leaders capable of bringing about change across Asia. The first class is expected to graduate next year, and many of the students — who come from 12 countries...more
July 13, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"The groundwork for many of the development jobs was laid in the aftermath of the Bangladeshi war for independence from Pakistan in 1971. What started off as an effort to support the tens of thousands of women who were widowed during the fighting was expanded to alleviate poverty and empower women, said Ferdousi Sultana Begum, senior social development officer at the Asian Development Bank in Dhaka" (para. 13).
July 13, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Two powerful women — the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, and her rival, Khaleda Zia — have taken turns at the country’s helm for years" (para. 2).
July 13, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Men still outnumber women in the universities, but the number of women enrolled has risen steadily. In an attempt to help redress the balance, a women-only university was set up in Chittagong in 2008" (para. 25).
July 13, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LO-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-3

"Nur Jahan, who lives in Someshpur, a ramshackle village of about 1,000 people four hours from Dhaka, illustrates how tough life remains for many Bangladeshi women, but also how many women’s lives are being transformed. Ms. Jahan’s husband abandoned her, penniless and in rags, on the main square of Someshpur when she was pregnant with her second child about 10 years ago. A compact and vivacious woman who is about 26 years old — she does not have an exact record — Ms. Jahan spent years doing odd jobs for other households to support herself and her children. In a country that ranks as one of the poorest in the...more
July 13, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"When it comes to the position of women, however, this country has made progress that would be unthinkable in many other Muslim societies. Bangladeshi women have served in United Nations peacekeeping missions. There are women ambassadors, doctors, engineers and pilots ... 'This is a country where women are active in every field,' Dipu Moni, the minister of foreign affairs, said at her office in Dhaka, the capital. Ms. Moni, the daughter of a prominent politician and a Western-educated lawyer and physician, has campaigned for years for women’s rights and improved health provisions in the country" (para. 2-3). "Microlending, which took off in the 1980s, has allowed many women to start...more
July 13, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"When it comes to the position of women, however, this country has made progress that would be unthinkable in many other Muslim societies. Bangladeshi women have served in United Nations peacekeeping missions. There are women ambassadors, doctors, engineers and pilots" (para. 2).
July 13, 2020, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In addition, fewer babies die: 52 out of 1,000 in Bangladesh, compared with 66 per 1,000 in India and 87 in Pakistan" (para. 16).
July 7, 2020, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"According to DHS data from 2014, 22 percent of girls are married by 15 and 59 percent of girls are married by 18."
July 2, 2020, 10:08 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

According to the CIA World Factbook 2020 estimates, the male/female sex ratio at birth in Bangladesh is 1.04. The estimated male/female sex ratio for childhood (0-14) is 1.04.
June 21, 2020, 12:42 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-DATA-2

The United Kingdom House of Lords' Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict reports that 295 out of 7525 military and police contributions from Bangladesh to the UN are women.
June 18, 2020, 9:41 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, China, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, East Timor, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, North Korea, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Poland, Qatar, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, South Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-3

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June 18, 2020, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Finland, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-2

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June 7, 2020, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GEW-LAW-1

"Bangladesh’s International Crimes (Tribunal) Act states that the “violation of any humanitarian rules applicable in armed conflicts laid down in the Geneva Conventions of 1949” is a crime."
June 7, 2020, 8:59 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: PPWA-DATA-1

Prevalence of anemia in pregnant women is 45.65% [28.94-60.14]
June 6, 2020, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GEW-LAW-1

"Sexual exploitations and abuses [by Bangladeshi peacekeepers] are also considered offences under the laws of the land and when committed by military personnel they are triable by Court Martial. Besides those there are other offences (Indecent, disgraceful and unnatural acts and acts or conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline) if committed by a military personnel may be tried under the Army Act, Navy Ordnance and Air Force Act."
May 29, 2020, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Colombia, Ghana, Iceland, Indonesia, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malawi, Mongolia, Morocco, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Ukraine, Vietnam
Variables: DV-SCALE-5

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