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

"9.1% of seats in the lower/single house of Brunei (3 out of 33 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"0.0% of ministerial positions in Brunei (0 out of 13 total positions total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 31, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Kuwait, Malta, Mexico, Peru, Tajikistan, Venezuela
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

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

According to the World Health Organization, the total number of suicides for women ages 15-54 in 2000 was 2. 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 2.05 per 100,000 for women ages 15-54 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 0.64 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Brunei in 2015 was 0.94 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:29 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"A special police unit staffed by female officers investigated domestic abuse and child abuse complaints. A hotline was available for persons to report domestic violence. The Department of Community Development in the Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Sports provided counseling for women and their spouses. Based on individual circumstances, some female and minor victims were placed in protective custody at a government-sponsored shelter while waiting for their cases to be brought to court. No such facility was available for men, but there were no reported victims in need of such a facility. Islamic courts staffed by male and female officials offered counseling to married couples in domestic violence cases. Officials...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:29 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Islamic family law provides protections against spousal abuse and for the granting of protection orders, and it has been interpreted to cover sexual assault. The penalty for breaching a protection order is a fine not exceeding BND 2,000 ($1,460), imprisonment not exceeding six months, or both. The government reported rape cases, but the crime did not appear prevalent. There were no reports of rape or sexual abuse during an arrest or detention. There is no specific domestic violence law, but authorities arrested individuals in domestic violence cases under the Women and Girls Protection Act. The police investigated domestic violence only in response to a report by a victim, but were...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:27 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Family Protection Order, Amendment 2010: This order, enacted in June 2010, aims to provide protection to victims of domestic violence or abuse. Victims are able to apply for a protective order from the court, clarified as follows: families who have the right to be protected, types of protection available, enforcement officers, the right to compensation, and other related matters"
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:24 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"In order to ensure women and children are protected, government agencies have cooperated in intervening and handling of domestic violence cases. The relevant agencies include the Royal Brunei Police Force, the Department of Community Development, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Religious Affairs (Department of Syariah) and the Public Prosecutor’s Office. Complaints of domestic violence can be made through any hospital (or at any health centre), police stations or at the Women and Child Abuse Investigation Unit of the Royal Brunei Police Force, the Department of Community Development"
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:22 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"No domestic violence law & Under-reportage. Stigma, reluctance, shame, and fear of personal safety are all stated by government officials as reasons why women fail to report domestic violence. Exact data on domestic violence is unavailable, due to these obstacles. Efforts to change public perceptions should be pursued by the government in order to understand and combat domestic violence. Brunei does not have a specific domestic violence law , but as of 2010 domestic violence is defined in the Married Woman Act and in the Islamic Family Law Order (2000)"
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:20 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
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, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned: (a) At the absence of specific legislation on violence against women or on domestic violence; (b) That women rarely report cases of violence against them, and that marital rape is not criminalized; (c) At the lack of statistical data, disaggregated by sex, and research and documentation on the incidence of violence against women, including women migrant workers, women domestic workers and stateless women; (d) At the low number of investigations, prosecutions and convictions of perpetrators"
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Islamic courts staffed by male and female officials offered counseling to married couples in domestic violence cases. Officials did not encourage wives to reconcile with flagrantly abusive spouses, and Islamic courts recognized assault as grounds for divorce"
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"There is no specific domestic violence law, but arrests were made in domestic violence cases under the Women and Girls Protection Act. The police investigate domestic violence only in response to a report by a victim. The police were generally responsive in the investigation of such cases. During the year there were 77 cases of domestic abuse reported; at year’s end 68 cases were under investigation, three prosecuted, and six convicted. The criminal penalty for a minor domestic assault is one to two weeks in jail and a fine. An assault resulting in serious injury is punishable by caning and a longer prison sentence"
Jan. 2, 2019, 7:04 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

“Clark-Hattingh [UNICEF’s special representative to Brunei] stressed that marriage was not a solution to social issues such as teen pregnancy, and that access to ‘age-appropriate information’ on reproductive health could prevent girls becoming pregnant when they are not ready to be mothers. ‘Given poverty and teen pregnancy, we need to address the root causes and not see marriage as the solution. It really is an infringement of the child’s rights, it stops the opportunity to go to school and it isolates the child. And if you look at the statistics, those marriages don’t last’” (para 4-5).
Jan. 2, 2019, 7:04 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"Statistics on child marriage in Brunei are hard to come by: the last available statistics dated 2010 show that were 225 Muslim marriages recorded that year where at least one party was under 18" (para 12).
Jan. 2, 2019, 7:04 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"The state added that consent of both parties, as well as parents’ consent, is necessary for minors to enter a marriage. And in the case of Muslim marriage, permission from a Syariah judge is also needed" (para 9).
Jan. 2, 2019, 7:04 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

“The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has once again urged Brunei to raise the minimum age of marriage to 18, in light of the Malaysian government saying it will take steps to eradicate child marriage. Marianne Clark-Hattingh, UNICEF’s special representative to Brunei, said the UN Committee on the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) had already made this recommendation to the Brunei government before" (para 1-2). "In its written response to the UN, the Brunei government said it had no immediate plans to raise the minimum age of marriage, explaining that Islamic law as well as the diverse religious and cultural backgrounds of people living in the country...more
Jan. 2, 2019, 7:04 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has once again urged Brunei to raise the minimum age of marriage to 18, in light of the Malaysian government saying it will take steps to eradicate child marriage. Marianne Clark-Hattingh, UNICEF’s special representative to Brunei, said the UN Committee on the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) had already made this recommendation to the Brunei government before" (para 1-2). "In its written response to the UN, the Brunei government said it had no immediate plans to raise the minimum age of marriage, explaining that Islamic law as well as the diverse religious and cultural backgrounds of people living in the country...more
Jan. 2, 2019, 7:04 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Under Brunei’s Marriage Act, which applies to non-Muslims, both parties must be at least 14 years old to enter into a marriage. The Chinese Marriage Act states that a female must be at least 15, and is silent on the minimum age for a male. Meanwhile, the Islamic Family Law Order does not expressly define a minimum age of marriage for Muslims" (para 6).
Dec. 20, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 0.5 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 0.0 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Croatia, Djibouti, Fiji, Ghana, Iceland, Italy, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Paraguay, Qatar, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

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Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

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Nov. 13, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Oct. 31, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau International base, the birth rate is 16.9 per 1000 population.
Oct. 29, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
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 16.1 per 1000 people.
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Fiji, Hungary, Iran, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Moldova, New Zealand, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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