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Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satisified is 89.3 (latest available data for 2005-2009).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 6 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Brazil, Guinea-Bissau
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 6.3 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 64.8 based on data from 2005-2014.
June 7, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Yet these patients, most of whom were women, also told me that living without beauty in Brazil was to take an even bigger risk. Beauty is perceived as being so central for the job market, so crucial for finding a spouse and so essential for any chances at upward mobility that many can’t say no to these surgeries" (Para 5). This implies that women are held to a certain standard of beauty in order to move ahead in their career rather than being judged based on their qualifications (EJ-Coder Comment).
June 7, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Yet these patients, most of whom were women, also told me that living without beauty in Brazil was to take an even bigger risk. Beauty is perceived as being so central for the job market, so crucial for finding a spouse and so essential for any chances at upward mobility that many can’t say no to these surgeries" (Para 5). This implies that women are held to a certain standard of beauty in order to obtain employment rather than being judged based on their qualifications (EJ-Coder Comment).
June 7, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-1

"As a medical anthropologist, I’ve spent years studying Brazilian plastic surgery. While many patients are incredibly thankful for the opportunity to become beautiful, the 'right to beauty' has a darker side to it. Everyone I interviewed in Brazil admitted that plastic surgeries were risky affairs. In the public hospitals where these plastic surgeries are free or much cheaper than in private clinics, I heard many patients declare that they were 'cobaias' (guinea pigs) for the medical residents who would operate on them. Yet these patients, most of whom were women, also told me that living without beauty in Brazil was to take an even bigger risk. Beauty is perceived as...more
June 7, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

"The very long queues for plastic surgery in public hospitals – with wait times of several months or even years – seem to confirm this immense longing for beauty. It’s made Brazil the second-largest consumer of plastic surgery in the world, with 1.2 million surgeries carried out every year" (Para 6).
June 7, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: PHBP-LAW-1

"In the U.S., if you want a face lift or a tummy tuck, it’s generally assumed that you’ll be paying out of pocket. Insurance will tend to cover plastic surgery only when the surgery is deemed 'medically necessary' and not merely aesthetic. In Brazil, however, patients are thought of as having the 'right to beauty.' In public hospitals, plastic surgeries are free or low-cost, and the government subsidizes nearly half a million surgeries every year" (Para 1-2). "Around the world, Brazilian plastic surgeons are known as the best in their field, and they gain global recognition for their daring new techniques. During an international plastic surgery conference in Brazil, an...more
Dec. 6, 2017, 5 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

According to Figure 5, about 73% of economically active women are employed by the services sector, about 13% are employed by the industry sector, and about 14% are employed by the agriculture sector (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 5, about 73% of economically active women are employed by the services sector, about 13% are employed by the industry sector, and about 14% are employed by the agriculture sector (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"From the gender perspective, the impacts of CCT [cash transfer] programs are ambiguous. The conditionalities may significantly improve the educational attainments of girls. Since the benefits are generally provided to women as care givers (following the examples of Mexico and Brazil), this strengthens their role within the family. In Brazil, 94% of the recipients of the Bolsa Familia transfers are women (Holmes and Jones 2010, p. 15)"(53)
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"From the gender perspective, the impacts of CCT [cash transfer] programs are ambiguous. The conditionalities may significantly improve the educational attainments of girls. Since the benefits are generally provided to women as care givers (following the examples of Mexico and Brazil), this strengthens their role within the family. In Brazil, 94% of the recipients of the Bolsa Familia transfers are women (Holmes and Jones 2010, p. 15))"(53)
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"From the gender perspective, the impacts of CCT [cash transfer] programs are ambiguous. The conditionalities may significantly improve the educational attainments of girls"(53)
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"From the gender perspective, the impacts of CCT [cash transfer] programs are ambiguous. The conditionalities may significantly improve the educational attainments of girls. Since the benefits are generally provided to women as care givers (following the examples of Mexico and Brazil), this strengthens their role within the family"(53)
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-3

"From the gender perspective, the impacts of CCT [cash transfer] programs are ambiguous. The conditionalities may significantly improve the educational attainments of girls. Since the benefits are generally provided to women as care givers (following the examples of Mexico and Brazil), this strengthens their role within the family. In Brazil, 94% of the recipients of the Bolsa Familia transfers are women (Holmes and Jones 2010, p. 15)"(53)
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Brazil, Cameroon, Madagascar, Mexico, South Africa
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Since much waged employment is in the informal sector, national labor legislation is unable to ensure the right to a minimum wage or protect women from discrimination. In addition, labor legislation frequently treats the agriculture sector differently from other sectors with regard to issues such as working time, overtime pay, and leave time (ILO 2008, para. 295). The ILO [International Labour Organization] Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations has repeatedly denounced this (FAO, IFAD, and ILO 2010, p. 14). National labor inspectorates are often severely understaffed and lack the capacity to monitor the agriculture sector. This is due, in part, to the cost of dealing with...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Austria, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cape Verde, Chad, China, Colombia, D R Congo, East Timor, Ecuador, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Montenegro, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Serbia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 14 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 29, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Brazil, Cameroon, Madagascar, Mexico, South Africa
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"Since much waged employment is in the informal sector, national labor legislation is unable to ensure the right to a minimum wage or protect women from discrimination. In addition, labor legislation frequently treats the agriculture sector differently from other sectors with regard to issues such as working time, overtime pay, and leave time (ILO 2008, para. 295). The ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations has repeatedly denounced this (FAO, IFAD, and ILO 2010, p. 14). National labor inspectorates are often severely understaffed and lack the capacity to monitor the agriculture sector. This is due, in part, to the cost of dealing with a large number...more
Nov. 22, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

More than four in 10 women (41%) in India experience harassment or violence before the age of 19, according to a new ActionAid research. The four-nation survey conducted by the international women and child rights NGO also revealed that women experience harassment for the first time at a very young age with 6% of them experiencing it before the age of 10 in India. The figure for Brazil is 16%. . . . The research also found that around 73% of women in India have experienced some form of violence or harassment in the past month. The figure is higher in other countries with 87% of women polled in Brazil...more
Nov. 10, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: DV-DATA-1

According to the third infographic, of the women who reported being victims of physical violence, more than 80% of the perpetrators were intimate partners or other family members. Of the women who reported being victims of sexual violence, almost 75% of the perpetrators were intimate partners or other family members (TPJ – CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 10, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"Brazil has 730,000 people living with HIV, the largest number in Latin America and the Caribbean. Brazil is also one of 15 countries that account for 75% of the number of people living with HIV worldwide. Although the HIV epidemic in Brazil is classified as stable at the national level, incidence is increasing in various geographic regions and among sub-groups of women" (para 2). "Rates of violence against women (VAW) are particularly high in the Southeastern and Southern regions of Brazil. These regions also have the highest HIV prevalence, accounting for 56% and 20% of all the people living with HIV in Brazil, respectively. Violence and HIV in Brazil are...more
Nov. 10, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"6.6% experienced sexual violence on two or more occsions. Timing: 39% experienced sexual violence during childhood or adolescence" (para 10-11).
Nov. 10, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"One woman is victimized by violence every 15 seconds in Brazil, with a total of 23% of all Brazilian women experiencing violence in their lifetime" (para 1). "25% of women experienced physical violence on two or more occasions. Timing: 45% experienced physical violence during childhood or adolescence" (para 8-9).
Nov. 7, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"'You have countries like Brazil and parts of Latin America where about 40% of deliveries are by caesarean section, they are a very common procedure,' said [Wendy] Graham. 'Now there is no way that 40% of women need a caesarean section'"(para 17)
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

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Sept. 14, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The Brazilian teenage girl who says she was brutally gang raped in a Rio de Janeiro slum is speaking out about the attack and the related graphic video that went viral.'If I have to wait for the justice system, they've already shown that nothing is going to happen,' she told CNN affiliate TV Record in the presence of her attorney. 'I am waiting for the justice of God. That might be late but it never fails'"(para 1-2)."In Brasilia, police used pepper spray on protesters who tried to march on the Supreme Court with bouquets of flowers and signs denouncing what they called a 'culture of rape' in Brazil. The scandal...more
Sept. 14, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The Brazilian teenage girl who says she was brutally gang raped in a Rio de Janeiro slum is speaking out about the attack and the related graphic video that went viral.'If I have to wait for the justice system, they've already shown that nothing is going to happen,' she told CNN affiliate TV Record in the presence of her attorney. 'I am waiting for the justice of God. That might be late but it never fails.' In the interview, the 16-year-old's face is hidden as she recounts what she remembers from the attack and the mix of humiliation and support that she has received since the images surfaced online"(para 1-3)."The...more
Sept. 14, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1

"The Brazilian teenage girl who says she was brutally gang raped in a Rio de Janeiro slum is speaking out about the attack and the related graphic video that went viral"(para 1)."The scandal erupted last week when a 38-second video was posted to Twitter, showing the victim naked and unconscious while male voices bragged about 'at least 30' people having sex with her"(para 7)
Sept. 14, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"In the interview, the 16-year-old's face is hidden as she recounts what she remembers from the attack [she was the victim of a gang rape in a Rio de Janeiro slum] and the mix of humiliation and support that she has received since the images surfaced online"(para 3)."In Brasilia, police used pepper spray on protesters who tried to march on the Supreme Court with bouquets of flowers and signs denouncing what they called a 'culture of rape' in Brazil"(para 6)