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Sept. 12, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Close behind [Finland] were Sweden and the Atlantic archipelago of Cape Verde, with 52.9 percent female [Cabinet] representation apiece, according to the IPU. Canada ranks in joint-third place, alongside France and the European principality of Liechtenstein"(para 11)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Incoming Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined an elite global club Wednesday by appointing women to 50 percent of his Cabinet positions.The self-proclaimed feminist made good his campaign promise that his governmental inner circle would be gender-equal"(para 1-2)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"'It's a historic day for women,' Sheila Copps, the former Canadian deputy prime minister, told CBC News. 'Gender parity in the national Cabinet is huge. It sends a great message to our daughters and sons'"(para 8)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"Incoming Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined an elite global club Wednesday by appointing women to 50 percent of his Cabinet positions.The self-proclaimed feminist made good his campaign promise that his governmental inner circle would be gender-equal. After initially trailing in the polls, the 43-year-old defeated incumbent Conservative Stephen Harper last month. His government was sworn-in Wednesday"(para 1-2)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ASR-PRACTICE-1, ASR-DATA-1

"The female half of Trudeau's cabinet included Jody Wilson-Raybould, appointed justice minister and attorney general, Jane Philpott, the new health minister, and Catherine McKenna, who was given the role of environment and climate change minister.Men still held the portfolios of finance, foreign affairs, and transport, among others"(para 6-7)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Incoming Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined an elite global club Wednesday by appointing women to 50 percent of his Cabinet positions. The self-proclaimed feminist made good his campaign promise that his governmental inner circle would be gender-equal"(para 1-2)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Jonathan] Malloy also noted that Canada 'has jumped from about 20th to 3rd' in the world rankings of governmental gender equality"(para 5)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Incoming Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined an elite global club Wednesday by appointing women to 50 percent of his Cabinet positions"(para 1)."The appointment of a gender-equal Cabinet means Canada enjoys double the female representation of the United States; women make up just 25 percent of Washington's Cabinet of 16"(para 3)."'Canada has never really had a gender-parity moment before [Justin Trudeau appointed a half female cabinet] so it's a big leap for us,' said Jonathan Malloy, an associate professor at Ottawa's Carleton University. 'Canadian politicians often talk about parity while running campaigns but it's a big deal to actually do it.'Malloy also noted that Canada 'has jumped from about 20th ...more
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Jonathan] Malloy also noted that Canada 'has jumped from about 20th to 3rd' in the world rankings of governmental gender equality"(para 5). "The female half of Trudeau's cabinet included Jody Wilson-Raybould, appointed justice minister and attorney general, Jane Philpott, the new health minister, and Catherine McKenna, who was given the role of environment and climate change minister"(para 6)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Incoming Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined an elite global club Wednesday by appointing women to 50 percent of his Cabinet positions.The self-proclaimed feminist made good his campaign promise that his governmental inner circle would be gender-equal. After initially trailing in the polls, the 43-year-old defeated incumbent Conservative Stephen Harper last month. His government was sworn-in Wednesday"(para 1-2)
Sept. 8, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"One in every 19 maternal deaths in Ontario is attributable to suicide" (para 1). "The research examined coroner records of women aged 18-45 who took their lives over a 15-year period from 1994-2008, and found that suicide accounted for 51 of 966 deaths among pregnant women and those in the first year following birth across the province — that's approximately five per cent. And it makes suicide the fourth leading cause of death for perinatal women" (para 5). "perinatal women were found to turn to much more lethal means, including hanging or jumping, than other women who took their lives. And that fewer than half had contact with a mental-health ...more
Sept. 8, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"That reality was one of the reasons that drove Toronto mother Claire Zlobin to take matters into her own hands and start Life With A Baby, a network for new parents born from her own feelings of loneliness as a new mother in a new part of the city...Before long, her project took on a life of its own and now has chapters across the province to help fill what she says are some of the gaps in mental health services for new parents" (para 7-11).
Sept. 8, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MISA-DATA-1, MMR-DATA-1

"One in every 19 maternal deaths in Ontario is attributable to suicide" (para 1). "The research examined coroner records of women aged 18-45 who took their lives over a 15-year period from 1994-2008, and found that suicide accounted for 51 of 966 deaths among pregnant women and those in the first year following birth across the province — that's approximately five per cent. And it makes suicide the fourth leading cause of death for perinatal women" (para 5).
Sept. 8, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-1

"perinatal women were found to turn to much more lethal means, including hanging or jumping, than other women who took their lives. And that fewer than half had contact with a mental-health provider in the 30 days before their deaths" (para 6). "But of all the regions covered in the research, the study authors found women in the northwestern part of Ontario died more often by suicide than in any other region. The North West Local Integrated Health Network (LHIN) spans the area from the Manitoba border to just west of White River, running from Hudson Bay all the way to the United States border. And while it's the largest ...more
Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

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Aug. 31, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, as sexual assault, and the government enforced the law effectively" (p 68)
Aug. 30, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"There is no sign of formal restrictions on women’s access to financial services. The World Bank Development Indicators Database offers some quantitative data on women's access to financial services. In 2011, 97% of men older than 15 had an account at a formal financial institution, compared to 94% of women. Moreover, 17% of women older than 15 received a loan from a financial institution, compared to 23% of men the same age"
Aug. 29, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The emails say officials learned from the report how over the past two decades there has been a regression of gender equality in the Dawoodi Bohra community worldwide and there is 'significant hidden violence against women.' There are roughly 20,000 to 40,000 Dawoodi Bohras in Canada, according to the federal emails" (para 20).
Aug. 29, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: INFIB-DATA-1

"In Ontario, some women have asked their doctors to reverse the most severe type of FGM. Provincial records show that in the past seven years, Ontario has performed 308 'repairs of infibulations,' a surgery that creates a vaginal opening where it has been sewn mostly shut" (para 16).
Aug. 29, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Women from a small Muslim sect called the Dawoodi Bohras have reported that female genital mutilation has been performed on them in Canada, a study given to the federal government reveals. The first research of its kind to probe the practice within this tightly knit South Asian community, the study found that 80 per cent of Bohra women surveyed have undergone FGM and two of the study’s 18 Canadian participants said it happened within Canada’s borders" (para 1-2). "The researcher’s findings show that more than 80 per cent of the 385 Dawoodi Bohra women surveyed — including all 18 Canadian participants — want the practice to end and would not ...more
Aug. 29, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Women from a small Muslim sect called the Dawoodi Bohras have reported that female genital mutilation has been performed on them in Canada, a study given to the federal government reveals. The first research of its kind to probe the practice within this tightly knit South Asian community, the study found that 80 per cent of Bohra women surveyed have undergone FGM and two of the study’s 18 Canadian participants said it happened within Canada’s borders" (para 1-2).
Aug. 29, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"In Canada, FGM was added to the Criminal Code under aggravated assault in 1997" (para 3). "Canada has recently given $350,000 to a small Quebec organization to fight FGM in at-risk communities, but critics say little has been done to understand the problem’s scope and that Canada is lagging far behind other developed countries in prevention. Experts say there is a lack of support services available for women living with the physical and psychological effects of FGM, regardless of when and where it happened to them" (para 17).
Aug. 29, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Shaheeda Tavawalla-Kirtane, Sahiyo’s Canadian co-founder, who works in India to raise awareness about FGM, said she has been tweeting to Canadian ministers because Canada should be aware this 'crime' is happening on its soil" (para 23). "In April 2016, a sermon leaked to the media shows the current Sayedna talking about khatna and, according to the federal documents, reportedly saying: 'The act has to happen. If it is a man (male circumcision), then it is right, it can be openly done, but if it is a woman then it must be done discreetly, but then the act has to be done'...The Sayedna released a further statement saying that 'male and ...more
Aug. 25, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, New Zealand, United Kingdom
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

“Most OECD countries fall within this [11 to 24 percent] range, with Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, New Zealand and the United Kingdom having no less than one-fifth of their children living with a single parent, again typically a lone mother” (para 7).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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

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

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

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

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

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