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Latest items for Colombia

April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Germany, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Jamaica, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

2.0
April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Bahrain, Brazil, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

3.0
April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Belarus, Brazil, Brunei, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cuba, Djibouti, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Laos, Lesotho, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

1.0
April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 99% of births in Colombia were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Colombia was71.5 years for males and 71.2 years for females" (p 42).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Colombia was 14 per 1000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Colombia was 83 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Colombia was 83 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 30, 2021, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"From 2010-2017 in Colombia the proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15-49 years subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months was 18%" (p 66).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Colombia of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 86.6%" (p 50).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Colombia is 61.0 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 50).
March 17, 2021, 12:03 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"It is illegal to marry more than one person in Colombia" (para 11).
March 16, 2021, 11:46 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3, PW-LAW-1

"Western reporting indicates that the three men have signed legal papers with a lawyer in Medellin in an attempt to establish themselves as a family with inheritance rights... It's unclear whether it's legally enforceable and whether a court will recognize it. We do know they can't be punished for polyamory, and that may be driving some ambiguous reporting. Colombia struck down its laws criminalizing polygamous relationships in 2001. That's not the same as legally recognizing polyamorous marriages as valid. It just means you can't be arrested and imprisoned for it" (para 3-4).
March 16, 2021, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"A politician from the southwest of Colombia has proposed to legalize polygamy while running for a seat in the Senate. The public debate on polygamy was reopened earlier this year when three men announced they had gotten married in a Medellin notary office, the country’s second largest city. Yobany Orozco, a Senate candidate from the MAIS political party in the Huila province, now has pushed that debate further, proposing legislation to legalize the marriage between more than two partners. According to Orozco, the promotion of marriage between one man and two women or one woman and two men would prevent gay marriage. Orozco said that his proposal would grant the...more
March 16, 2021, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3, PW-LAW-1

"Three men have gained legal recognition for their relationship in Colombia. The three men, known as a throuple, rather than a couple, signed legal documents with their solicitor to formally recognise their relationship. The formal recognition of their union will entitle each man to inheritance rights over their partner’s estates" (para 1).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

4.0
Feb. 13, 2021, 1:07 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“In a participatory map drawn by six young women in Bogotá, Colombia, the main areas identified as dangerous and where violence was most feared were an isolated park, a street where a lot of drug-dealing and consumption took place, and the area by the river bank which was also secluded McIlwaine, 2004). A similar map drawn in Cali, Colombia also identified parks, basketball courts and areas where gangs congregated and where drugs were sold as being dangerous” (pp. 25-26).
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:41 p.m.
Countries: Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Cameroon, Chad, Colombia, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

Table 3: Percentage of women-headed households, rural and urban, latest available year (1990–2004) shows the difference in percentage of female headed houses between rural and urban areas (pp. 15-16).
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:40 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

Table 1: Sex ratio and share of female population in urban and rural areas, selected countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia, latest available year (1999–2008) shows sex ratios between urban and rural areas in different countries.
Feb. 4, 2021, 10:45 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Despite orders from Colombian President Ivan Duque for local governments to provide resources to women and children faced with domestic violence, one report found that 590 police forces in Colombia lack basic infrastructure like the internet to take domestic violence calls. Instead, it has fallen to aid organisations to fill that gap, developing new digital tools to address the new territory they have been thrust into" (para 19-20).
Feb. 4, 2021, 10:45 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In the capital of Bogota, the city's mayor said in the first weeks of the lockdown all crime statistics were down, except for one. Calls to police's 24/7 hotline to report violence against women had surged 225 percent" (para 10).
Feb. 4, 2021, 10:45 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Neighbours began reporting cases of violence like never before and they began to see posts with hashtags #FeminicidioEsPandemia, or #FemicideIsAPandemic, #ViolenciaDeGenero or #GenderBasedViolence on social media. 'This has never happened. I just hope that this never goes back to being hidden, that violence against women becomes a public issue because of this surge,' she said" (para 28-29). "Marta Restrepo is a leader of Colombia's Femicide Observatory, an initiative tracking the killings of women like the one that happened on the first day of the country's lockdown" (para 31).
Feb. 4, 2021, 10:45 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Despite orders from Colombian President Ivan Duque for local governments to provide resources to women and children faced with domestic violence, one report found that 590 police forces in Colombia lack basic infrastructure like the internet to take domestic violence calls" (para 19).
Feb. 4, 2021, 10:45 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Each day, two women are killed in the South American country. As those numbers have risen year-to-year, Restrepo and other researchers felt as if they were shouting into the void" (para 26).
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

3.0
Jan. 14, 2021, 7:14 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-4

In Colombia in 2017, women comprised 9.4% of the police force.
Dec. 31, 2020, 5:34 p.m.
Countries: Colombia, Papua New Guinea
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Elderly and very young women have been burnt and stoned to death in Nepal, Papua New Guinea and Colombia" (para 3).
Dec. 24, 2020, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"Paola, 23, is a Venezuelan escort in Santa Marta, on the northern Colombian coast. She arrived in Colombia two years ago. At first she worked on the street, but she almost immediately experienced a severe beating at the hands of a customer. Now, she screens her clients through a website and rents a room near the tourist district" (para 14-15).
Dec. 24, 2020, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"In Colombia, as of the end of August, 27 Venezuelan women had already been killed violently this year – the vast majority of the cases involving sexual violence" (para 25).
Dec. 24, 2020, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"'Julia', whose name has been changed for this article, is one of thousands of female political prisoners who experienced grave human rights violations at the hands of the Venezuelan government. But she is also one of the untold number of Venezuelan women facing increased risk of violence, harassment, and xenophobia in the countries to which they have fled" (para 26-27).