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Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"7.2% of seats in the lower/single house of Benin (6 out of 83 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"14.3% of ministerial positions in Benin (3 out of 21 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Ukraine, United States, Yemen
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 3.14 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Benin in 2015 was 5.62 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 14, 2019, 2:05 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Penalties for conviction of domestic violence range from six to 36 months’ imprisonment. Domestic violence against women was common, however. Women remained reluctant to report cases, and judges and police were reluctant to intervene in domestic disputes. The local chapter of the regional NGO Women in Law and Development-Benin (WILDAF-Benin), the Female Jurists Association of Benin, the Female Lawyers Association, and the Action Group for Justice and Social Equality offered social, legal, medical, and psychological assistance to victims of domestic violence. On April 7 and April 8, WILDAF--Benin held a session for midwives, nurses, and social workers from the northern departments on the 2013 Law on the Prevention and Repression...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 2:03 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"In 2011, in the context of the Etôdé project, the AFJB provided 2 days of training to 29 people, including judicial police officers, to improve care for women victims of violence, including domestic violence (AFJB n.d.b). In its 2011 report, the DCAF states, [DCAF English version] '[n]ational police and armed forces personnel have benefited from some gender training, offered by non-governmental organizations [NGOs] and international actors on an ad hoc basis. However, this has not been formally integrated into their regular training programs' (DCAF 2011, 52). In a 2014 report, the UNDP indicates that it helped the national police train police officers and teach them how to apply Act No....more
Jan. 14, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Given the sociological complexities, certain judicial actors involved in the proceedings stop short of punishing the perpetrators. Also of note is the meddling by certain male politicians, local authorities and opinion leaders who stifle the process aimed at prosecuting perpetrators of violence, not to mention [society's] looking down on women … who report the domestic violence committed against them. In these circumstances, barely 3.89 percent of the victims [of violence against women] receive legal services (UN, 23 Sep. 2015). Further information on complaints, legal proceedings and convictions for domestic violence could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate within the time constraints of this Response"more
Jan. 14, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"During interviews conducted by Care International, victims, their families and representatives of the judicial system who were in contact with the Etôdé project indicated that it was locally elected officials and traditional chiefs who were intervening to suspend legal proceedings (ibid., 30). Care International notes that some 10 percent of cases of violence against women and girls referred to the various agencies of the state in connection with the Etôdé project [translation] 'make it to court' (ibid.). Furthermore, according to quantitative data from a sample of 400 women served by the Etôdé project in 13 communes, [translation] 'only 9.38 percent of those surveyed reported that the perpetrators of the acts...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 2:01 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"In a 2012 report on the [translation] "helpline and counselling services for women who have had their rights violated," about a year after the service was implemented in the 49 Social Promotion Centres (centres de promotion sociale, CPS) at the time, MFASSNHPTA notes that a [translation] "limited number" of cases, approximately 10 percent, make it to court, and that 'there are still cases involving crimes like rape or serious beatings and injuries … that are blocked at the local level, or for which conciliation is sought' (Benin 28 Feb. 2012, 1, 5, 7)"
Jan. 14, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Domestic violence against women was common, however. Women remained reluctant to report cases, and judges and police were reluctant to intervene in domestic disputes"
Jan. 14, 2019, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"[translation] Given the sociological complexities, certain judicial actors involved in the proceedings stop short of punishing the perpetrators. Also of note is the meddling by certain male politicians, local authorities and opinion leaders who stifle the process aimed at prosecuting perpetrators of violence, not to mention [society's] looking down on women … who report the domestic violence committed against them. In these circumstances, barely 3.89 percent of the victims [of violence against women] receive legal services (UN, 23 Sep. 2015)"1
Jan. 14, 2019, 1:51 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee also expresses concern about delays in effectively implementing the new law, including the absence of an implementing decree, the lack of an effective monitoring mechanism and the insufficient allocation of human and financial resources to the judiciary. Furthermore, the Committee regrets that there are insufficient support measures for victims of violence, such as shelters and medical and psychological support"
Dec. 20, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 2.2 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 1.39 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2015 was 2.39 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Belize, Benin, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Peru, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Turkey
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

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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

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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

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Nov. 2, 2018, 7:10 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"Unmarried women have the right to administer property without the intervention or consent of a man. Married women, too, have this right. But in some cases the husband intervenes in order to help his wife. Widows sometimes meet with difficulties in the enjoyment of this right. The deceased husband's family generally has a say about the property he leaves behind and will often try to take the widow's place in administering it. When approving family council records, courts endeavour to guarantee the widow's right to administer her late husband's property and act as the guardian of her minor children. If the marriage was polygamous, it is difficult to entrust the...more
Nov. 2, 2018, 6:57 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"In other words, the conflicts that the distribution of estates has caused in most families in Benin are largely connected with the enviable position that the first son seems to occupy in the scheme of things. The first son’s rights to the wealth of his late father have been seen by his younger brothers as merely accidental, and they argued that they should not be denied access to shares in their father’s wealth and estate" (98)
Nov. 2, 2018, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"The practice of Urho (inheritance through the different wives’ children) system is now more prominent and practicable" (99)
Nov. 2, 2018, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"With regard to inheritance, the first son (Omodion, the heir apparent) inherits his father’s house, and the other wealth of the deceased father is shared or distributed in a descending order among the senior sons of the wives. They in turn are responsible for giving part of their shares to others with whom they are full siblings. The head of the extended family supervises the distribution of these properties or wealth. In Benin culture, no one has a right to disinherit his sons" (97)
Nov. 2, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"A wife does not inherit her husband’s property, but Benin custom approves of the husband’s inheritance of his wife’s" (94)
Nov. 2, 2018, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In Benin, more than 75 percent of women are victims of violence, and 44 percent are sexually abused" (para 1). This lifetime rape rate can be converted to a yearly estimated rape rate of 480.60 per 100,000 total population. This conversion was made using a formula commonly used in epidemiology to convert a cumulative rate into a rate for a specific time (in our case 1 year). It is important to note that this estimate excludes any male rape victims (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 31, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau International base, the birth rate is 34.5 per 1000 population.
Oct. 29, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to table 3 in the UN's most recent Population and Vital Statistics Report (last updated 2 January 2018), the live birth rate is 40.2 per 1000 people.
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: Benin
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

405.0
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

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