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Dec. 12, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 5.2 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 3.27 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2015 was 0.19 per 100,000 population.
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: INFIB-DATA-1

"The procedure is one that is medically unnecessary and involves cutting and damaging a female’s genitalia to varying degrees and is rooted in the belief that a girl’s value lies in her virginity" (para 3). "Though FGM is typically carried out around adolescence, Jean Paul Murunga, a member of Equality Now’s End Harmful Practices team told the Guardian there has been a trend toward subjecting younger girls to FGM in Burkina Faso. 'Previously, girls were cut at older ages like 13, 14, 15, and 16, but [the age] has now decreased because a girl of 13 and above is able speak out,' he said. Among those recently hospitalized after undergoing...more
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"Burkina Faso was one of the first countries on the African continent to ban FGM, making the practice illegal in 1996. But despite efforts to educate Burkinabé of the harms of FGM and the legislation against it, the practice and cultural attitudes about it persist" (para 7).
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"More than 30 people suspected of performing and aiding the female genital mutilation (FGM) of dozens of young girls have been arrested in Burkina Faso, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday...The arrests follow earlier reports of approximately 50 girls being hospitalized in the country after undergoing FGM in Kaya, a city just north of the capital, Ouagadougou" (para 1, 2). "FGM is a cultural practice — not a religious one — believed to preserve a female’s 'purity' and make her a more appealing marriage prospect and globally more than 200 million women and girls have undergone FGM, according to the World Health Organization" (para 3). "Approximately 76% of women and...more
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"The procedure is one that is medically unnecessary and involves cutting and damaging a female’s genitalia to varying degrees and is rooted in the belief that a girl’s value lies in her virginity. FGM is a cultural practice — not a religious one — believed to preserve a female’s 'purity' and make her a more appealing marriage prospect and globally more than 200 million women and girls have undergone FGM, according to the World Health Organization" (para 3). "'For many years, from almost the 1960s up to early 1990s, Burkina Faso's fight against FGM was lauded and was seen as best practice. But as of late, the government has failed...more
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

3.0
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:07 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"With regard to inheritance, widows are entitled to inherit property, but those in rural areas regularly face discrimination. In urban areas, inheritance law applies only to civil marriages celebrated according to the family code; most couples live in concubinage or have married under common law, which means the surviving spouse has no legal rights" (200). Since polygamy is illegal in Burkina Faso, concubinage may be referring to couples living in polygamous situations (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
Nov. 2, 2018, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"Burkina Faso, the Persons and Family Code 1990 promulgates a system of “out of community of property” for polygamous marriages, but “in community of property” for monogamous marriages" (214)
Nov. 2, 2018, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

“Lorsque le défunt était marié sous le régime de la polygamie, la dévolution de la succession aux épouses se fait conformément aux dispositions de la présente section. Cependant, le partage sera fait par souche, l'ensemble des épouses étant considéré comme une souche” (73). Translation: When the deceased was married under the polygamous matrimonial regime, the devolution of the succession to the wives is regulated according to the following provisions. Nevertheless, the distribution will be determined by the family branch, the ensemble of the wives is considered as one branch (LAR – CODER COMMENT). There is no direct translation of « souche » in the context of inheritance law. It describes...more
Nov. 2, 2018, 8:39 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: PW-LAW-1

“Dans le but de favoriser le plein épanouissement des époux, de lutter contre les entraves socio-économiques et les conceptions féodales, la monogamie est consacrée la forme de droit commun du mariage. Toutefois, la polygamie est admise dans certaines conditions” (24). Translation: In order to foster the full development of the spouses, fight against the socioeconomic impediments and the feudal conceptions, monogamy is regarded as the common matrimonial regime. However, polygamy is admissible under certain conditions (LAR – CODER COMMENT)
Nov. 2, 2018, 8:21 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"Under the Individual and Family Code couples living in polygamous unions have the same rights and each wife forms a household with the husband and so can claim equality of treatment with the other wives" (45)
Oct. 31, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, South Sudan
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau International base, the birth rate is 36.9 per 1000 population.
Oct. 29, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
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 46.1 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: Burkina Faso
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

371.0
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

2.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

3.0
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age (15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisified wih modern methods is 45.0 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 122.0 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 84.6 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 25.6 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, Central African Rep
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 7.7 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, D R Congo, Suriname
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 80 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 60.3 years, with the average life expectancy being 59.6 years for men and 60.9 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

The table titled "Countries with highest prevlanece of FGM, 2004-2015" shows 76% of women between the ages of 15-49 years in Burkina Faso have undergone female genital mutilation (1). "Unicef said... that prevalence rates globally among girls aged 15 to 19 had declined...Other countries with big declines in that timeframe include Burkina Faso (down 31 percentage points), Kenya (30 percentage points), and Egypt (27 percentage points)" (para 4).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, Guatemala
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 66 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, Guatemala
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 66 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 88.6 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 26.7 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 371 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 59.9 years, with the average life expectancy being 59.1 years for men and 60.5 years for women.