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

"11.0% of seats in the upper/single house of Burkino Faso (14 out of 127 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"13.0% of ministerial positions in Burkino Faso (3 out of 23 total positions) are held by women"
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: Burkina Faso
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 7.69 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 23, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, France
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1

"Diane is a 30-year-old woman from Burkina Faso who was kept for two years as a domestic slave in the Paris apartment of an affluent family from West Africa, after having been trafficked from her home country to France. She was not free to go out of the flat, except to take the family’s children to school, and was only given leftovers to eat. She was insulted and threatened on a regular basis. After two years of this treatment Diane eventually drew up the courage to escape from the house while running an errand for her employers. A few days later she came into contact with CCEM, an NGO in...more
Jan. 18, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"legal aid for women accused as witches in Burkina Faso. A British-based global charity caring for older people, HelpAge International, asked Advocates for International Development (A4ID) to help in Burkina Faso where it had been trying to raise awareness about the plight of women who've fallen victim to witchcraft allegations. It is often the widows, or the older, poorer or disabled women and those unprotected by male relatives who are most vulnerable to witchcraft accusations. At best, they face banishment from their communities. At worst, they may be tortured or even killed. HelpAge has called for protection and redress to be provided for those accused of sorcery in the West...more
Jan. 18, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"legal aid for women accused as witches in Burkina Faso. A British-based global charity caring for older people, HelpAge International, asked Advocates for International Development (A4ID) to help in Burkina Faso where it had been trying to raise awareness about the plight of women who've fallen victim to witchcraft allegations. It is often the widows, or the older, poorer or disabled women and those unprotected by male relatives who are most vulnerable to witchcraft accusations. At best, they face banishment from their communities. At worst, they may be tortured or even killed. HelpAge has called for protection and redress to be provided for those accused of sorcery in the West...more
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Burkina Faso in 2015 was 6.34 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The law requires police to provide for protection of the victim and her minor children and mandates the establishment of chambers in the High Court with exclusive jurisdiction over cases of violence against women and girls. The law requires all police and gendarmerie units to designate officers to assist female victims of violence--or those threatened by violence--and to respond to emergencies; however, some units had not complied by year’s end. It also mandates the creation of care and protection centers in each commune for female victims of violence and a government support fund for their care. The centers receive victims on an emergency basis, offer them security, provide support services...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"According to the ministry, more than 5,800 persons received instruction on women’s and family rights and combatting domestic violence, including 60 radio journalists and 60 judiciary police who also received instruction on caring for victims of domestic violence and documenting their cases"
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Domestic violence against women occurred frequently, primarily in rural areas. For example, on April 13, a man killed his wife in the rural community of Dapelgo after accusing her of adultery. An outraged mob later killed the husband. According to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, 33.9 percent of women had experienced physical violence, committed in 68 percent of cases by their husbands. Victims seldom pursued legal action due to shame, fear, or reluctance to take their spouses to court. For the few cases that went to court, the Ministry of Justice, Human Rights, and Civic Promotion could provide no statistics on prosecutions, convictions, or punishment. There were no government-run shelters in the...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee reiterates its concern that the State party has not yet adopted any specific legislation to eliminate violence against women, including domestic violence, which appears to be tolerated in society (CEDAW/C/BFA/CO/4-5 para. 23). The Committee regrets the lack of information and statistics on the number of incidents of the various forms of violence against women. It also expresses its concern about the lack of legal aid, shelters and counselling services for victims"
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"In reality, many women are abused but few cases are referred to the courts"
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:38 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Generally, owing to the preference for amicable settlement, few cases are submitted to the courts when it comes to domestic violence. However, once cases are submitted or when the offenses are committed outside the home, the law takes its course"
Dec. 20, 2018, 6:16 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

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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

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