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Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based off of data collected from the WHO mortality database and UNdata statistics (http://data.un.org/), the femicide rate for 15-44 year olds in 2010 was 5.67 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 2,695 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 47,522,588 in that year.
Feb. 8, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Brazil, Egypt, India, Philippines, Thailand
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"Suicide among women in developing countries is largely influenced by domestic violence. The figures are alarmingly high, contributing to 48 percent of female suicides in Brazil, 61 percent in Egypt, 64 percent in India, 28 percent in the Philippines, 11 percent in Indonesia and 41 percent in Thailand" (para 15).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"10.7% of seats in the lower/single house of Brazil (55 out of 513 total seats) are held by women. 14.8% of seats in the upper house/Senate of Brazil (12 out of 81 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"4.0% of ministerial positions in Brazil (1 out of 25 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 31, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mauritius, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

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Jan. 31, 2019, 6:56 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Fiji, Greece, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Macedonia, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Romania, Slovakia, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

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Jan. 31, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-2

According to the World Health Organization, the total number of suicides for women ages 15-54 in 2004 was 1356. Based on population numbers for this age group in this year from the US Census Bureau's International Database, this translates to a suicide rate of 2.46 per 100,000 for women ages 15-54 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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: Brazil
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 8.27 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 23, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

In Brazil, the women participation in Armed Forces reaches a 7% (around 25.898 women). Coder comment - JSM
Jan. 21, 2019, 2:11 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-2

According to the World Health Organization, the suicide rate in 2014 for women ages 15-54 in Brazil was 2.78 per 100,000. This rate was calculated by adding the total number of suicides for women ages 15-54 and dividing by the total female population for that age group (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 17, 2019, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Organisations that defend women’s rights in the region say that a forced child pregnancy occurs when a girl under the age of 14 becomes pregnant without having sought or desired it and faces obstacles that keep her from having an abortion if she so wishes. Cladem’s data on births to girls under 15 reveal that in 2015 there were...26,700 in Brazil" (para. 9, 10).
Jan. 17, 2019, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Cladem’s study of 14 countries, Child Mothers. Forced Child Pregnancy and Motherhood in Latin America and the Caribbean, underscores that according to the laws in this region, all births to girls under the age of 14 are legally the result of rape or statutory rape" (para. 8).
Jan. 17, 2019, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Cladem’s study of 14 countries, Child Mothers. Forced Child Pregnancy and Motherhood in Latin America and the Caribbean, underscores that according to the laws in this region, all births to girls under the age of 14 are legally the result of rape or statutory rape" (para. 8).
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Brazil in 2015 was 2.3 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:21 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Marital rape is neither recognized nor penalized. The Syariah Penal Code (2013), Section 75, Zina bil-jabar, denies the existence of marital rape in Islam. Additionally, Brunei’s penal code states that sexual intercourse by a man with his own wife, if the wife is not under 13-years-old, is not rape"
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:12 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Military police told Human Rights Watch that, for lack of personnel, they do not respond to all emergency calls from women who say they are experiencing domestic violence"
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:09 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"When it comes to violence against women, impunity is the norm. We found a backlog of about 8,400 domestic violence complaints languishing in the women’s police station in Boa Vista, Roraima. The station’s chief said she lacks the personnel to take the “initial investigative steps”—such as interviewing the victim—that would allow police to open a formal investigation. We believe that what we found in Roraima reflects a national problem"
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:09 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Priscila´s daughter called the military police, thinking they would help. But the police did nothing when they arrived. “They only left their card,” the 13-year-old daughter told us. At 3 a.m., Priscila and her daughter walked for an hour to a non-specialized police station, where a police officer told them they had to go to the women’s police station to report the beating, even though the women’s police station was closed that day, a Sunday. Only the following week could Priscila finally file a police complaint and request a protection order"
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:07 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"I have talked to women who walked at night to a police station after being beaten, only to be turned away, told to wait until the women’s police station opens to file a complaint. The vast majority of those specialized women’s stations are closed at nights and on weekends, when most cases of domestic violence occur"
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:05 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"In May the interim federal government dissolved the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Racial Equality and Human Rights and reduced it to a department within the Ministry of Justice, causing a significant reduction of resources and programmes dedicated to safeguarding women’s and girls’ rights"
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The federal government maintained a toll-free nationwide hotline for women to report instances of intimate partner violence (Dial 180). The hotline has the authority to mobilize military police units to respond to such reports and to follow up regarding the status of the case. Each state secretariat for public security operated police stations dedicated exclusively to addressing crimes against women, which remained a significant problem. The specialized stations provided psychological counseling, temporary shelter, and hospital treatment for survivors of intimate partner violence, including rape, as well as criminal prosecution assistance by investigating incidents and forwarding evidence to courts. State and local governments also operated reference centers and temporary women’s shelters....more
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Creating an app to promote the hotline was a necessity for Brazil, which ranks fourth in the world in the number of smartphones users, with 70 million handsets operational in the country in 2013. Additionally, more than 100 million Brazilians, around half the total population of about 200 million, use the Internet" (para 4) Hotline for all forms of violence against women, including domestic violence (AMG-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Throughout Brazil, it’s not uncommon to come across posters, billboards and advertisements on buses and in subways showing women and men holding cellphones and this message: 'Violência contra as mulheres? Eu logo 180: Violence against women? I’ll call 180.' These notices have been up since the country hosted the 2014 World Cup to catch attention and spread the word on violence against women. They are still there as the 2016 Olympic games begin. As the city here gets ready to host the best sporting talent in the world, this determined, visible government campaign to publicize gender violence offers promise in achieving greater sensitivity and perhaps even positive change in this...more
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The campaign emphasizes the public’s responsibility to end violence against women. It promotes a 24-hour women’s helpline where survivors of violence can access information about their rights, where and how to seek help and how to report cases. Since the hotline was set up more than a decade ago, it has received more than three million calls. The government hopes the campaign will increase reporting as more people become familiar with the service" (para 2) Hotline for all forms of violence against women, including sexual assault (AMG-CODER COMMENT). "Creating an app to promote the hotline was a necessity for Brazil, which ranks fourth in the world in the number of...more
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Ideojane Melo Conceição, an educator and activist of the Women’s Collective of Feira de Santana, a rights organization in the state of Bahia in northeastern Brazil, is in daily contact with women who don’t realize they are experiencing violence in personal relationships, at work or on public transportation" (para 11).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Maria do Carmo Bittencourt, the coordinator of the State Reference Center for Women in Porto Alegre, the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, in southern Brazil, explained that many women choose not to seek services, especially in small towns, because they feel embarrassed to be entering the site. The app has a solution for these fears" (para 13).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The well-designed smartphone app, Clique 180 (click on 180), also provides comprehensive information on the types of violence against women and the laws for each crime. It includes a button to reach the helpline and a collaborative tool that allows users to pin on a map areas of their cities that pose safety risks. The app is supported by a website, www.clique180.org.br. Developed for iOS and Android operating systems by UN Women, in partnership with the British embassy in Brazil, Clique 180 builds on a previous SmartWomen App piloted in 2013 under the Rio de Janeiro Safe and Sustainable City for All joint program with UN-Habitat and Unicef. It was...more
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The well-designed smartphone app, Clique 180 (click on 180), also provides comprehensive information on the types of violence against women and the laws for each crime. It includes a button to reach the helpline and a collaborative tool that allows users to pin on a map areas of their cities that pose safety risks. The app is supported by a website, www.clique180.org.br. Developed for iOS and Android operating systems by UN Women, in partnership with the British embassy in Brazil, Clique 180 builds on a previous SmartWomen App piloted in 2013 under the Rio de Janeiro Safe and Sustainable City for All joint program with UN-Habitat and Unicef. It was...more