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Latest items for Burkina Faso

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.
Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
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 37.1 (latest available data for 2005-2015).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, Fiji
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 2.9 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 9.2 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 130 based on data from 2005-2014.
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"The number of persons living with HIV/AIDS is estimated at 120,000, including 94,000 adults and 56,000 women (UNAIDS 2012 report)" (10). "Progress has been made with regard to HIV/AIDS seroprevalence, which, according to EDS IV, 2010, was 1.2 per cent among women in that year. The category of women most affected are sex workers (to the extent of 16.5 per cent according to a 2010 microbiological-behavioural survey)" (31).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: INFIB-DATA-1

"According to the Demographic and Health Survey (EDS) 2010, excision is still more widespread in rural than in urban areas, while the percentage of excised women is highest in the Centre-Est, Nord, Centre-Nord and Plateau-Central regions (respectively, 90, 88, 87 and 88 per cent)" (18).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"The following special measures are in progress: 1) Establishment of the Unit of Support for Women’s Entrepreneurship, with a CFAF 5 billion line of credit from the Burkina Faso Fund for Social and Economic Development of (FBDES), to provide women entrepreneurs with access to credit at acceptable terms; 2) In 2014, establishment in the Burkina Faso Financing and Interbank Guarantee Company (SOFIGIB) of a CFAF 500 million fund earmarked for guaranteeing loans to women entrepreneurs" (15).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"Gender-related disparities also characterize non-formal basic education. The literacy rate, 62.9 per cent in urban and 19.2 per cent in rural areas in 2007, is 36.7 per cent among men and 21 per cent among women" (25).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"In carrying out its missions, the Ministry is supported by the National Council for the Advancement of Women (CONAPGenre), with branches at the regional and commune levels (COREPGenre and COCOPGenre, respectively). The presidency of CONAPGenre is ensured by the Prime Minister and the vice-presidency by the Minister for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equality. Gender-mainstreaming units are created in ministries and institutions in order to mainstream the gender perspective in sectoral development policies. The National Commission to Follow up on the Commitments of Burkina Faso regarding the Advancement of Women (CNSEF), created by Decree No. 2008-482/PRES/PM/MPF/MEF of 3 July 2008 to replace the National Commission to Combat Discrimination against...more
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Civil society includes various NGOs and associations working for the promotion and protection of women’s rights and freedoms through awareness-raising, training, communication and advocacy activities, for instance the Association of Women Lawyers of Burkina Faso (AFJ/BF), the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), the Information, Communication and training network for Women in NGOs (RECIF/NGO), Women in Law and Development in Africa (WILDAF), the Burkina Faso Coalition for Women’s Rights (CBDF), Promo femmes et développement (Advancement of women and development), the PUGSADA Association for Support and Enlightenment (ADEP), and World March of Women/Action nationale du Burkina Faso (WMW/ANBF)" (12). "In Burkina Faso, many CSOs carry out activities aimed at women’s advancement...more
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The Government has set put a special job-creation programme, 2011-2014, for young persons and women. It aims, inter alia, to build women’s technical and financial capacities in all areas of economic life" (15). "The obligatory age of retirement depends on category, regardless of gender, as follows: 1) Category A: age 60-65; 2) Category 1 (State contract workers): age 60; 3) Category B: age 58; 4) Categories C, D and E: age 55; 5) Category 2 (State contract workers): age 58; 6) Categories 3, 4 and 5 (State contract workers): age 55. As they are more numerous in the lower categories, women tend to go into retirement earlier" (21). "The number...more
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"In the Labour Code of 2008, prohibition of sexual harassment in the workplace under article 37 and punishment of all forms of that offence under article 422" (18). "In addition to the Constitution and the Personal and Family Code, the Labour Code, governed by Act No. 028-2008/AN of 13 May 2008, contains various provisions in support of women’s work and vocational training. Such provisions relate to discrimination, sexual harassment, dismissal, equal pay and sanctions for non-compliance" (26).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"In accordance with international standards, the State of Burkina Faso continuously develops initiatives to provide care for persons displaced as a result of conflicts in their countries of origin. For instance, since 2012, support and protection have been offered to thousands of men, women and children displaced as a result of the crisis in Mali. According to statistics provided by the National Commission for Refugees (CONAREF), the number of Malian refugees as of 21 June 2012 was of 65,009. O those refugees, 51.7 per cent were men and 48.3 per cent women. They were grouped in the Centre, Hauts Bassins and Sahel regions" (36).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-5

"Prohibition of sexual harassment under the Act on General Regulations for Armed Forces personnel" (18).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Act No. 034-2009/AN of 16 June 2009 on rural land tenure, which inter alia establishes the principle of gender equality with regard to access to land in rural areas" (11). "The following special measures are in progress: 1) Establishment of the Unit of Support for Women’s Entrepreneurship, with a CFAF 5 billion line of credit from the Burkina Faso Fund for Social and Economic Development of (FBDES), to provide women entrepreneurs with access to credit at acceptable terms; 2) In 2014, establishment in the Burkina Faso Financing and Interbank Guarantee Company (SOFIGIB) of a CFAF 500 million fund earmarked for guaranteeing loans to women entrepreneurs" (15). "On 15 May 2008,...more
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: IM-DATA-2

"Infant mortality is higher among boys than among girls" (30).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Gender-mainstreaming units are created in ministries and institutions in order to mainstream the gender perspective in sectoral development policies" (12). "With technical and financial support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), the National Institute of Statistics and Demography (INSD) has undertaken to produce every two years, beginning in 2010, a booklet entitled “Women and Men in Burkina Faso”, which provides an overview of gender relations in the areas of population, health, education, employment, security and decision-making. The Directorate of Sectoral Statistics in the Ministry for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equality is responsible for the collection and analysis of gender-specific data. The Statistical Yearbook for the Advancement of...more
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Some of the measures taken by the authorities in order to improve the educational situation of girls are the following: 1) Passage of the Act authorizing the country’s accession to the Convention against Discrimination in Education adopted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)" (22). "Burkina Faso is party to most of the conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) related to the promotion and protection of the rights of women" (26).