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Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based off of data collected from the WHO mortality database and US Census Bureau international statistics (https://www.census.gov/data-tools/demo/idb/informationGateway.php), the femicide rate for 15-44 year olds in 2010 was 1.10 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 10 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 6,632,767 in that year.
Feb. 6, 2019, 6:38 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"In 2011, the B.C. Supreme Court upheld the section of the Criminal Code that prohibits polygamy as constitutional and ruled that the harm against women and children from polygamy far outweighs concerns over protecting religious freedom" (para. 17).
Feb. 6, 2019, 6:38 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"According to Statistics Canada, there are more than one million Muslims in Canada, but when it comes to polygamous marriages in the community, it is impossible to quantify because these marriages are most likely never registered" (para. 26) Nevertheless, it is frequently to listen about those cases in the muslim community (JSM - coder comment).
Feb. 6, 2019, 6:38 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-2

Some muslims practice polygamy but they use to avoid the registration of the marriage, due to polygyny is illegal. Also, some imams help men to find another wife, and women to find men already married (JSM - Coder comment).
Feb. 6, 2019, 6:38 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MARR-LAW-5

"Islamic law allowed polygamy, plural marriages are banned in Canada" (para. 15). "The Canadian Council of Imams, which represents the majority of imams in Canada, has declared that polygamous marriages, permitted according to the Qur'an, are nevertheless not valid because they are a violation of Canadian law" (para. 18).
Feb. 6, 2019, 6:38 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"In 2011, the B.C. Supreme Court upheld the section of the Criminal Code that prohibits polygamy as constitutional and ruled that the harm against women and children from polygamy far outweighs concerns over protecting religious freedom" (para. 17). Polygamus marriages are not recognized by the state. Nevertheless, some islamic marriage / nikah are not always registered with the authorities in order to not be accused of breaking the law. (JSM - Coder comment). "(Polygyny) is an offence punishable in Canada with up to a maximum of five years in prison" (para. 38).
Feb. 6, 2019, 6:38 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"In Canada, it's not allowed and 95 or 99 per cent of (muslim) women don't agree with this" (para. 21).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"26.3% of seats in the lower/single house of Canada (88 out of 335 total seats) are held by women. 43.0% of seats in the upper house/Senate of Canada (43 out of 100 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"51.7% of ministerial positions in Canada (15 out of 29 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 31, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mauritius, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

2.0
Jan. 31, 2019, 6:56 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad/Tobago, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

2.0
Jan. 31, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-2

According to the World Health Organization, the total number of suicides for women ages 15-54 in 2004 was 643. Based on population numbers for this age group in this year from the US Census Bureau's International Database, this translates to a suicide rate of 7.01 per 100,000 for women ages 15-54 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

0.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 1.18 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 21, 2019, 2:11 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-2

According to the World Health Organization, the suicide rate in 2012 for women ages 15-54 in Canada was 7.03 per 100,000. This rate was calculated by adding the total number of suicides for women ages 15-54 and dividing by the total female population for that age group (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Canada in 2015 was 5.7 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 14, 2019, 7:39 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Ontario has also introduced the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA), an actuarial risk assessment tool used by frontline police officers in cases involving male on female assault"
Jan. 7, 2019, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The R.C.M.P. needs to become better and stronger, he said, adding that Ms. Lucki would 'play a vital role in advancing reconciliation with indigenous peoples, promoting gender equality' and addressing workplace harassment" (para 6). "'The National Police Federation, a union group that represents more than half of the force’s members and that has been pushing for reform of its leadership, welcomed the appointment. We hope her selection and appointment will trigger an era of renewed investment for the 17,000-plus men and women who serve across the country, and a more supportive environment for female members in particular,' Brian Sauve, founder of the group, said in a statement" (para 10-11).more
Jan. 7, 2019, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has appointed the first woman as permanent leader of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which has been dogged in recent years by accusations of discrimination, sexual assault and other scandals. Mr. Trudeau said on Friday that Brenda Lucki, who has been with the national police force for 31 years, would take over as commissioner in April" (para 1-2). "'The National Police Federation, a union group that represents more than half of the force’s members and that has been pushing for reform of its leadership, welcomed the appointment. We hope her selection and appointment will trigger an era of renewed investment for the 17,000-plus men...more
Jan. 7, 2019, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Mr. Trudeau said during a televised ceremony at the mounted police’s training academy in Regina, Saskatchewan, that there was a lot of work to do “to restore the R.C.M.P. to the full position of trust that it really should have in the eyes of Canadians. The R.C.M.P. needs to become better and stronger, he said, adding that Ms. Lucki would 'play a vital role in advancing reconciliation with indigenous peoples, promoting gender equality' and addressing workplace harassment" (para 5-6). "'The National Police Federation, a union group that represents more than half of the force’s members and that has been pushing for reform of its leadership, welcomed the appointment. We hope...more
Dec. 20, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 0.8 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 0.46 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Canada
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2016 was 0.83 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Bhutan, Canada, Cape Verde, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Hungary, Latvia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Moldova, Senegal, Singapore, Slovenia, Switzerland, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Uruguay
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

7.0
Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

1.0
Nov. 30, 2018, 7:29 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Canada, Finland
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to Box 1, in 2016 the total female homicide rate was 0.8 per 100,000 female population.
Nov. 13, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

0.0
Oct. 31, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau International base, the birth rate is 10.2 per 1000 population.
Oct. 29, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to table 3 in the UN's most recent Population and Vital Statistics Report (last updated 2 January 2018), the live birth rate is 10.9 per 1000 people.
Oct. 28, 2018, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Canada, France
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in recent years unveiled 'gender-balanced' Cabinets" (para 4).