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Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age (15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisified wih modern methods is 86.5 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 71.6 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 15.3 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 8.5 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Colombia, Ethiopia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 7.2 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Colombia, Maldives, New Zealand, Paraguay, Syria, Venezuela
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 96 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 75.1 years, with the average life expectancy being 71.5 years for men and 78.8 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Oct. 4, 2018, 12:52 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

The reported rape rate per 100,000 in 2015 was 27.76. This rate reflects the number of police recorded offenses (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"Same-sex marriage and civil unions are legal in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Uruguay, and several Mexican states" (para. 2).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Estonia, Fiji, Germany, Hungary, Jamaica, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, United States
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 99 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Germany, Hungary, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, United States
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 99 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 15.9 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 8.5 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Colombia, Ecuador
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 64 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 74.8 years, with the average life expectancy being 71.2 years for men and 78.4 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satisified is 83.7 (latest available data for 2005-2015).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 5.5 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Colombia, Senegal
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 6.1 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 84 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 13, 2018, 7:56 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There are no figures on how many newborn babies undergo FGM in the tribe each year, but according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), unofficial figures suggest that two-thirds of Embera women have undergone FGM, which can cause severe bleeding, pain, recurrent urinary tract infections, infertility and complications in childbirth" (para.6 ).
Sept. 13, 2018, 7:56 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-1

"Colombia's Embera indigenous tribe is one of the few communities in Latin America known to practise female genital mutilation (FGM), which involves the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons" (para. 1). "Retired prosecutor Victor Martinez has been following some of the cases and discovered that the practice is not limited to one community.'In the Sierra Nevada, of Santa Marta in the northern part of the country, the Arhuaco, and Cogui tribes, and others practice the mutilation of female genitals, specifically with young girls,' he explains. 'Also in the north, in the Guajira state, there are also a few indigenous tribes that practice FGM,' he...more
Sept. 13, 2018, 7:56 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"But the death of the baby girl helped lift the taboo surrounding FGM and has prompted Colombian authorities and the UNFPA to start an awareness-raising campaign - in the hope that Embera communities will stop the practice" (para. 8).
Sept. 13, 2018, 7:56 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The death of the baby girl helped lift the taboo surrounding FGM and has prompted Colombian authorities and the UNFPA to start an awareness-raising campaign - in the hope that Embera communities will stop the practice" (para. 8). "There are no laws specifically against FGM in Colombia, making it difficult to prosecute those who carry it out" (para. 9).
Sept. 13, 2018, 7:56 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Colombia's Embera indigenous tribe is one of the few communities in Latin America known to practise female genital mutilation (FGM), which involves the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. Known among the members of the 250,000-strong Embera tribe as "curacion", the origins of FGM in Colombia are the subject of various theories.Some believe it was adopted from the slaves who were brought to the continent from Africa, others that it was introduced after the birth of a hermaphrodite by midwives who were worried that females could become males" (para. 1 - 3). "Patricia Tobon Yagari, a lawyer and campaigner for indigenous communities, says. 'Among...more
Sept. 12, 2018, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: GP-DATA-2, ATC-DATA-6

"Saying Colombian women have worked tirelessly to play a significant role in this process, the two officials urged that women continue to have a key role in the implementation of this agreement, including with regard to the design of reparation programmes" (par. 7).
Sept. 12, 2018, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"'The agreement acknowledges the different forms of violence that women have suffered, including conflict-related sexual violence, and integrates gender equality comprehensively'... 'It emphasizes the specific impact that the conflict has had on women and girls, and acknowledges the transformative potential of gender equality and the protection of women’s rights,' (said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of UN Women, and Zainab Hawa Bangura, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict)" (Par. 4)
March 19, 2018, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The obstacles faced by women seeking access to justice, such as sex and gender discrimination against them by police officers and prosecutors, the lack of adequate training and sensitization for justice officials, the lack of legal aid and the limited health-care and psychosocial services for victims of sexual violence, including immediate access to forensic testing" (Pg 5-6).
March 19, 2018, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"It notes the adoption of Law No. 1496 (2011) and is concerned that it only partially enshrines the principle of equal pay for work of equal value. It is also concerned at the high female unemployment rate, the considerable pay gap between women and men and the occupational segregation of women" (Pg 9).
March 19, 2018, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The inadequate access to health-care services, education and employment opportunities of indigenous and Afro-Colombian women in urban and rural contexts" (Pg 12).
March 19, 2018, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"It takes note that, since 2007, the Constitutional Court has issued rulings which guarantee the rights of same-sex couples in the State party, such as ruling C-577 (2011). However, the Committee notes barriers to its implementation" (Pg 13).
March 19, 2018, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"The very limited implementation of Constitutional Court ruling C-355 (2006), which guarantees access to legal abortion under the grounds of life or health risks for the mother, rape and serious malformations of the foetus; the public campaigning against its implementation by high authorities of the State party; and the prevalence of invasive and expensive abortion procedures" (Pg 10).
March 19, 2018, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"The Committee notes that the national machinery for the advancement of women has been strengthened by the establishment of the Office of the Senior Presidential Adviser for Women’s Affairs and with increases in the number of staff. However, it is concerned that the capacity and resources of the Office have not been adequately strengthened to ensure effective coordination among different institutions at various levels and efficiently promote, monitor and evaluate the implementation of national gender equity legislation and policies, in particular the Public Policy on Gender Equity" (Pg 3).