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Latest items for Burma/Myanmar

Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
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 75.0 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Kazakhstan
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 36.0 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 50.8 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 24.5 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Mauritius
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 7.8 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Sierra Leone
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 60 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 66.8 years, with the average life expectancy being 64.6 years for men and 68.9 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Oct. 4, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

The reported rape rate per 100,000 in 2015 was 1.27. This rate reflects the number of police-recorded offenses (TPJ - CODER COMMENTS).
Oct. 3, 2018, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-DATA-1, CWC-DATA-3

"Women and girls face devastating and systematic sexual violence, with many arriving in Bangladeshi camps pregnant and lacking adequate maternal care" (para 2).
Oct. 3, 2018, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Twenty pages of thumbprints serve as the signatures of Rohingya women and girls who are demanding the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigate atrocities committed against their community. On Wednesday, the group Shanti Mohila—or “Peace Women”—submitted the request on behalf of four hundred women refugees, asserting that the Myanmar government is conducting “a genocidal campaign that spans both Myanmar and Bangladesh.” Women and girls face devastating and systematic sexual violence, with many arriving in Bangladeshi camps pregnant and lacking adequate maternal care. One of the signatories of the petition told The Washington Post she was “proud to be one of the women taking action to get justice for my people.” Although...more
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Sierra Leone
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 60 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Lesotho
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 78 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 50.0 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 26.4 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Pakistan
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 178 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 66.6 years, with the average life expectancy being 64.6 years for men and 68.5 years for women.
Sept. 21, 2018, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Almost thirty of the Rohingya women and girls I interviewed were brutally gang-raped by the Myanmar military and then had to walk for days to reach safety in Bangladesh. When asked to describe the journey, one woman said “there was just so much pain,” and burst into tears recalling the agony of walking on very serious injuries, with very little to eat, having lost everything" (para 1). "The women I spoke with reported feeling too ashamed to confide in their doctors. Often they are treated for emergency medical services in makeshift tents, without privacy or confidentiality to report rape... many of the women and girls I interviewed do not know...more
Sept. 21, 2018, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-DATA-1

"Almost thirty of the Rohingya women and girls I interviewed were brutally gang-raped by the Myanmar military and then had to walk for days to reach safety in Bangladesh" (para 1). "Many of the women I spoke with suffered at the hands of six or seven perpetrators" (para 2). "There’s the issue of the Rohingya women and girls who have been raped in Bangladesh... in two cases where they have supported Rohingya girls who have been raped in Bangladesh, judges refused to tell police to open investigations simply because a Rohingya person was involved" (para 10).
Sept. 21, 2018, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"Rape was one of the ways that the Myanmar military conducted their ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya. Many of the women I spoke with suffered at the hands of six or seven perpetrators. And it was violent: many also had been stabbed, shot, or brutally beaten. In one case, a 15-year-old girl was ruthlessly dragged on the ground for some 50 feet, tied to a tree, and then raped by 10 Myanmar soldiers" (para 2). "This didn’t look like just a spontaneous thing: we documented patterns of sexual harassment and abuse that stretched back for weeks before the major attack. We also documented rapes and other forms of sexual violence...more
Sept. 21, 2018, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The women I spoke with reported feeling too ashamed to confide in their doctors. Often they are treated for emergency medical services in makeshift tents, without privacy or confidentiality to report rape" (para 4).
Sept. 21, 2018, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Almost thirty of the Rohingya women and girls I interviewed were brutally gang-raped by the Myanmar military" (para 1). "Rape was one of the ways that the Myanmar military conducted their ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya. Many of the women I spoke with suffered at the hands of six or seven perpetrators" (para 2). "And then there’s the issue of the Rohingya women and girls who have been raped in Bangladesh. According to a Bangladeshi organization, in two cases where they have supported Rohingya girls who have been raped in Bangladesh, judges refused to tell police to open investigations simply because a Rohingya person was involved" (para 10).more
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 12.4 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Burma/Myanmar, Greece
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 4.3 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 30.3 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 5, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

The rape rates reported per 100,000 were .51 in 2009, .43 in 2010, .7, in 2011 .83 in 2012, .92 in 2013, 1.41 in 2014 and 1.27 in 2015. These figures came from data produced by the government of Myanmar on the number of police-reported rapes (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"'With such high interest rates, a poor family can very quickly find themselves with 4 lakh (roughly $296), 5 lakh (roughly $370) or even 6 lakh (roughly $444) of debt … there are only [a] few ways to get that sort of money fast, and sex work is one of the fastest money earning activities you can find,' says anthropologist Maxime Boutry" (para 19). "'If you are the woman in the family and not educated, your only choice is sex work. Life is very hard here, especially in Yangon, and we have to find money for our family to survive,' she says fighting back the tears. 'In this industry I...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"Her fortunes changed when the 34 women living on her street in North Okkalapa township started a collective savings group in 2009, hoping it would break the cycle of debt afflicting their lives...Each member invests 3,200 kyat ($2.34) per week in the group savings account - a padlocked box fiercely guarded by the group leader Aye Aye Khing. After investing for three months, members are illegible for a low-interest loan. The group's current liquidity stands at 3,321,000 kyat ($2,430). The women take it in turns to borrow 1,000,000 kyat ($732), which is usually invested into a business. They pay 2.5 percent monthly interest which is shared among the group at...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"'The police know who we are, they know where we meet the customer, they wait there all the time and when they see us they threaten us. If we don't pay them money then they arrest us,' she says. Ma Ei Pyi says that sometimes the police don't just demand money. She says she was among a group of sex workers forced to accompany a police officer to a local guest house and have sex with him in order to avoid being arrested" (para 28-29).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Their research also shows that 50 percent of children drop out of school at the age of 13. While education is nominally free in Myanmar, the cost of snacks, notebooks and informal tuition fees are too much for families struggling to repay their spiralling debts" (para 16). While this is not specific to women, it is important to realize that a lack of educational attainment for children is detrimental to the society as a whole. We can assume that roughly half of the children dropping out of school are young girls (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"According to Maxime Boutry, it is common for severely indebted families to sell their daughters' virginity to repay their loan. 'This is the most obvious link between debt and [the] sex trade … for one girl's virginity it is 5 lakh (roughly $370) for the family, this is a really big amount of money that they can not earn anywhere else'" (para 33). "It is not clear who is creating the market for virgins, but some fear that it might be Chinese businessmen who believe that having sexual intercourse with a virgin will cure them of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV" (para 35).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Her second daughter dropped out after just one year of education and was married at 14" (para 17).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5

"'[A family's] last recourse might be selling their daughter'" (para 19). The article does not indicate if this practice is legal or not, but it appears that families do view this as an option for making money when they are desperate enough (AA-CODER COMMENT).