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Latest items for Canada

Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Canada, Montenegro
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 11.1 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 4.9 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 3.2 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 12.5 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Austria, Canada, Iceland, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 98 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 82.8 years, with the average life expectancy being 80.9 years for men and 84.7 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Oct. 2, 2018, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"In October, the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec made it a crime to wear a face-covering garment in public, a move that critics derided as discriminatory against Muslim women. The law was the first of its kind in North America. It barred people with face coverings from receiving public services, such as riding a bus, or from working in government jobs, such as a doctor or teacher. They also cannot receive publicly funded health care while covering their faces" (para 16-17).
Oct. 2, 2018, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1

"The law was the first of its kind in North America. It barred people with face coverings from receiving public services, such as riding a bus, or from working in government jobs, such as a doctor or teacher. They also cannot receive publicly funded health care while covering their faces" (para 17). The article is referring to the prohibition of face-covering garment in public, which directly affects Muslim women, especially those who view garments like niqabs or burkas as a religious obligation, thus, hindering them from access to public health care (CCS-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Saudi Arabia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 98 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Uruguay
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 98 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 4.9 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 3.2 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Montenegro, Netherlands
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 7 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 82.2 years, with the average life expectancy being 80.2 years for men and 84.1 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 11.4 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Canada, Laos
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 12.3 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 12.6 based on data from 2005-2014.
April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, Canada launched their national action plan in 2010 and it expired in 2016 (MB-Coder Comment).
Jan. 10, 2018, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

"Women with disabilities face the highest rates of gender-based violence. 60% of women with disabilities have experienced some form of violence (DAWN Canada). Women with disabilities are 3 times likely to experience sexual violence. Newcomer women with disabilities face even more barriers to accessing support" (para 1). "Newcomer women with disabilities may experience violence in distinct ways. For example: 1) Neglect related to her care (e.g. not providing her with medicine or medical care, not giving her a bath, forcing her to eat faster than she can or is comfortable with) 2) Abuse can occur by a caregiver or helping professional 3) Forced isolation (e.g. denying her help in leaving...more
Dec. 6, 2017, 5 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

According to Figure 5, about 1% of economically active women are employed by the agricultural sector, about 9% by the industry sector, and about 90% by the services sector (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 5, about 1% of economically active women are employed by the agricultural sector, about 9% by the industry sector, and about 90% by the services sector (ENB-Coder Comment)
Nov. 30, 2017, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The average pay gap between men and women stands at 29.4 per cent in Ontario" (para 1). "Women’s lowest income decile shows average earnings of $190 are higher than men’s but that is the only time they are in a virtual tie; In women’s second lowest decile, average pay falls 15 per cent below that of men’s second decile, with women earning $1,000 less in annual average earnings; By the middle-income rung, women’s average income in the fifth decile falls 27 per cent below that decile for men, with women earning $9,000 less in annual average earnings; In the very top decile, Ontario’s highest paid women earn an average of...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. 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"For second-wave feminists like Ms. Guilbault, the memory of a powerful Roman Catholic Church that pushed Quebec women to stay home, produce the country’s highest birthrate and be excluded from public life is still potent" (para 19).
Nov. 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: RCDW-LAW-2

"They came to the metro station in scarves and face masks, protesting Quebec’s new law requiring people to show their faces before gaining access to public services" (para 1). "The face-covering law, titled the State Religious Neutrality Law, is the current Quebec government’s effort to address an angry debate that has blistered social ties and dominated provincial politics for more than a decade" (para 8). "People will have to show their faces only at preliminary contact with government workers, she clarified. They then can cover themselves again. 'No one will be thrown off public transit, be refused emergency health care or be chased out of a library,' she said, according...more
Nov. 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that while Quebec makes its own laws, he believed women could make up their own minds on what to wear" (para 24).
Nov. 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1, RCDW-PRACTICE-2

"As for those who cover their faces, local estimates peg the number of women in the entire province of Quebec — population 8.39 million — who wear the niqab or burqa at 50 to 100" (para 16).
Nov. 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"Women gained the right to vote in provincial elections [in Quebec] only in 1940, two decades after most of the rest of the country" (para 20).
Oct. 24, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: Canada, France, United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"In my further research, I have found that comparable reports are rife in Western democracies as well. A Canadian parliamentary staffer suffered PTSD and attempted suicide following sexual assault by her bosses. A British lawmaker received over 600 rape threats in one night. French women legislators and political leaders revealed a multitude of incidents of harassment, assault and rape in their political workplaces" (para 10).
Oct. 17, 2017, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made it a centerpiece among his own foreign policy priorities, including at the G-8 Muskoka summit he hosted in 2010 (para 5).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

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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)