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Latest items for Cameroon

March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2011 DHS survey of Cameroon, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 68.9%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 18.7%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 6.7%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 15.6%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 12.7%. According to a 2004 DHS survey, the...more
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Brazil, Cameroon, Madagascar, Mexico, South Africa
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Since much waged employment is in the informal sector, national labor legislation is unable to ensure the right to a minimum wage or protect women from discrimination. In addition, labor legislation frequently treats the agriculture sector differently from other sectors with regard to issues such as working time, overtime pay, and leave time (ILO 2008, para. 295). The ILO [International Labour Organization] Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations has repeatedly denounced this (FAO, IFAD, and ILO 2010, p. 14). National labor inspectorates are often severely understaffed and lack the capacity to monitor the agriculture sector. This is due, in part, to the cost of dealing with...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cuba, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 16 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 29, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Brazil, Cameroon, Madagascar, Mexico, South Africa
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"Since much waged employment is in the informal sector, national labor legislation is unable to ensure the right to a minimum wage or protect women from discrimination. In addition, labor legislation frequently treats the agriculture sector differently from other sectors with regard to issues such as working time, overtime pay, and leave time (ILO 2008, para. 295). The ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations has repeatedly denounced this (FAO, IFAD, and ILO 2010, p. 14). National labor inspectorates are often severely understaffed and lack the capacity to monitor the agriculture sector. This is due, in part, to the cost of dealing with a large number...more
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

13.0
Sept. 18, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Boko Haram, one of the world’s deadliest extremist groups, has used at least 105 women and girls in suicide attacks since June 2014, when a woman set off a bomb at an army barracks in Nigeria, according to The Long War Journal, which tracks terrorist activity" (para 5). "According to Ms. Amos, Boko Haram’s use of women as weapons is a carefully thought-out strategy, one some of the women accept. Ms. Amos said that of the 30 or so female captives enrolled in training with her, seven girls were enthusiastic about carrying out suicide missions" (para 28). "Ms. Amos was lucky. Boko Haram fighters decided not to 'marry' her, a...more
Sept. 18, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"Boko Haram, one of the world’s deadliest extremist groups, has used at least 105 women and girls in suicide attacks since June 2014, when a woman set off a bomb at an army barracks in Nigeria, according to The Long War Journal, which tracks terrorist activity" (para 5). "'This isn’t something you can defeat or eradicate outright,' said Issa Tchiroma Bakary, the minister of communications in Cameroon, where 22 female suicide bombers have been identified since the start of this year" (para 7). "Ms. Amos, 47, said the fighters had come to her village in the morning, firing weapons as they spilled out of cars and rounded up women and...more
Sept. 18, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: EWCMS-PRACTICE-4

"Boko Haram, one of the world’s deadliest extremist groups, has used at least 105 women and girls in suicide attacks since June 2014, when a woman set off a bomb at an army barracks in Nigeria, according to The Long War Journal, which tracks terrorist activity" (para 5). "'This isn’t something you can defeat or eradicate outright,' said Issa Tchiroma Bakary, the minister of communications in Cameroon, where 22 female suicide bombers have been identified since the start of this year" (para 7). "In Cameroon, many of the recent bombings have been carried out by girls in their early teens, leaving officials and analysts to wonder whether the girls were...more
Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

3.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

1.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"In its report entitled Profil de l'égalité des sexes : Cameroun (mars 2002), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) indicated that, in Cameroon, [CIDA English version] "domestic violence against women is common" (Canada Mar. 2002). Quoting women's rights advocates, this report also indicated that, in Cameroon, [CIDA English version] 'the law does not impose effective penalties on men who commit acts of domestic violence. There are no gender-specific assault laws, despite the fact that women were the predominant victims of domestic violence. Spousal abuse is not a legal ground for divorce'" (p 1)
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Two sources indicate that spousal rape is not criminalized" (p 5)
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

1
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

4.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-4

11.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: MARR-SCALE-3

8.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: MARR-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

4.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: ATC-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: ATC-SCALE-2

0.0