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

"36.4% of seats in the lower/single house of Burundi (44 out of 121 total seats) are held by women. 41.9% of seats in the upper house/Senate (18 out of 43 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"22.7% of ministerial positions in Burundi (5 out of 22 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Ukraine, United States, Yemen
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

1.0
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

2.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 4.01 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Burundi in 2015 was 4.29 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 14, 2019, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Brigade for the Protection of Women and Children in the Burundian National Police is responsible for investigating cases of sexual violence and rape, as well as trafficking of girls and women. The government, with financial support from international NGOs and the United Nations, continued civic awareness training throughout the country on domestic and gender-based violence and on the role of police assistance. Those trained included police, local administrators, and grassroots community organizers. The government-operated Humura Center in Gitega provided a full range of services, including legal, medical, and psychosocial services, to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. During the year the center received 160 cases of sexual and gender-based...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits domestic abuse of a spouse, with punishment ranging from fines to three to five years’ imprisonment. The government did not enforce the law uniformly, and rape and other domestic and sexual violence continued to be serious problems. On September 22, the government adopted a law that provides for the creation of a special gender-based crimes court, makes gender-based violence crimes unpardonable, and provides stricter punishment for police officers and judges who conceal violent crimes against women and girls. As of year’s end, the special court had not been created and no police or judges had been prosecuted under the new law. Seruka Center, an organization working in...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the recent promulgation of the Law N° 1/13 of 22 September 2016 on combatting sexual and gender based violence as well as the revision of the Criminal Code in 2009 to include severe sanctions for violence against women. The Committee is concerned that: (a) Gender-based violence against women remains highly prevalent in the State party and that domestic violence is tolerated owing to deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes (CEDAW/C/BDI/CO/4, para. 23); (b) Cases of violence against women are underreported for reasons including stigmatization by family and community members, fear of reprisal, and impunity of perpetrators; (c) Women who are older, belonging to the Batwa, internally displaced, refugees, with albinism...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"According to our informants, impunity marks the manner in which sexual violence is dealt with in Burundi"
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Experts and victims accentuated that legal procedures are often obstructed or even stopped altogether due to corrupted administrators and community-leaders. During the focus groups several women said that corruption is one of the biggest obstacles in trying to get the perpetrator being tried. This is especially so for perpetrators holding positions within municipalities and the local government: “I was raped by an ex-combatant, and (...) I wanted him to be arrested and tried. He was released very shortly after his arrest, and the case was suspended indefinitely. I don’t know why they did that, I asked about it but they refuse to answer me. I believe it has to do...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:53 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"If legal procedures start at all, many victims lack the energy, time, or money to pursue the case. Only women who are accompanied and supported, and who have enough judicial and psychological help will be able to continue throughout the whole trial. As is inherent to sexual violence cases in general, lack of witnesses or other evidence may lead to perpetrators being acquitted. A further important impediment for legally pursuing (sexual violence) cases is the tendency for those living in (mostly) rural areas of Burundi, to wanting to settle cases within their own community. Many local people prefer to settle violence-cases ‘à amiable’ (among themselves). In other terms: a rape...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:53 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Since I had recognised the policeman who had raped me, I accused him at the police station. He was arrested and imprisoned for only two months. While he was in prison, other policemen continuously came to my house and threatened to kill me if I would continue pursuing the case. I was too afraid to continue"
Jan. 14, 2019, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Throughout the qualitative interviews all victims mentioned that they wished perpetrators of sexual violence would be more often, or more severely, punished.50 At the same time, only few of them reported their victimisation to the authorities. This also emerges from the MICS survey: 18% of victims reported the offence to the police, while 48% did nothing. Today’s impunity, as well as the mindset of impunity that was present during the civil war, are according to experts the main cause of sexual violence committed so frequent even today in Burundi. Ex-combatants themselves agreed that punishment is necessary in order to counter the high number of sexual violence cases in Burundi. However,...more
Dec. 20, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 2.7 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 1.73 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2016 was 2.29 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Gambia, Georgia, Laos, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Uganda, Ukraine, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

12.0
Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, East Timor, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Trinidad/Tobago, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

2.0
Nov. 13, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Burundi, Chad, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Uganda, Zambia
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

4.0
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:36 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

“Quiconque, étant engagé dans les liens du mariage, en aura contracté un ou plusieurs autres, avant la dissolution du précédent, sera, puni du chef de polygamie ou de polyandrie, d’une servitude pénale de six mois à deux ans et d’une amende de vingt mille francs à cent mille francs. En aucun cas le conjoint dans une telle union ne peut être considéré comme personnage à charge au sens de la législation fiscale, sociale ou administrative” (116). Translation: Anyone who has enterred into marriage, and enters into another one or more, without the dissolution of the first marriage, will be punished on the account of polygamy or polyandry, to a sentence...more
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:27 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"En particulier, de nombreuses inégalités aujourd’hui interprétées comme « coutumières » reposent en réalité sur des restructurations sociales récentes. En tout état de cause, une lacune certaine du droit burundais est l’absence d’un droit des successions codifié. Ce domaine juridique est renvoyé à la coutume qui – selon la jurisprudence des tribunaux en la matière – exclut les femmes de l’héritage. La marginalisation de ces dernières est aujourd’hui d’autant plus problématique que de nombreuses veuves de guerre et femmes rapatriées seules depuis l’étranger peinent à faire valoir leur droit à une terre” (5). Translation: In particular, numerous inequalities that are interpreted as “customary” are based on recent social restructurations. In...more
Oct. 31, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau International base, the birth rate is 40.9 per 1000 population.
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: Burundi
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

712.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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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: Burundi
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 39.3 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 58.0 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 71.7 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 24.2 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 9.1 per 100,000 (data from 2016).