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Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
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 10.74 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 1135 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 10,565,576 in that year.
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Colombia increased paid maternity leave from 98 to 126 days. It also removed restrictions on women’s employment in mining and jobs deemed hazardous and arduous" (p. 37).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"It also removed restrictions on women’s employment in mining and jobs deemed hazardous and arduous" (p. 37).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"It also removed restrictions on women’s employment in mining and jobs deemed hazardous and arduous" (p. 37).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:19 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"Colombia increased paid maternity leave from 98 to 126 days" (p. 37).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:19 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"Colombia increased paid maternity leave from 98 to 126 days" (p. 37).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"18.7% of seats in the lower/single house of Colombia (31 out of 166 total seats) are held by women. 21.6% of seats in the upper house/Senate of Colombia (22 out of 102 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"35.3% of ministerial positions in Colombia (6 out of 17 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

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Jan. 31, 2019, 6:56 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Fiji, Greece, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Macedonia, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Romania, Slovakia, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

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

According to the World Health Organization, the total number of suicides for women ages 15-54 in 2005 was 382. 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 3.1 per 100,000 for women ages 15-54 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

2.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 14.33 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 22, 2019, 8:11 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

There are 3.031 wome in the Military Forces and 17.927 in the police. In 2008, 62 women cadets were accepted in the military school, allowing women to hold leadership positions.
Jan. 22, 2019, 8:11 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-1

Since the decree 2129 of 7 October, 1976 women were allowed to access to work in the military services. " National Police take less time than the military forces to include women and, in 1953, accepted 46 women. Since 1977, the incoporation of women was frequently each year" (para. 7).
Jan. 21, 2019, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

"An study from the Fomin-BID indicated that Colombia occupies the third slot in Latin America as an auspiscious environment for women entrepreneurs. This is complemented with a World Bank study, 'Women Business and the Law', where it shows that the legal and fiscal environment in Colombia is favorable for female entrepreneurs. Likewise, first level institutions, like BBVA, are gambling in favor of women entrepreneurship. Acording to a GEM study, Colombia has an increasing rate of new entrepreneurship from men and women. Nonetheless, there are still gender gaps, since for every women that creates a new business, there are two male entrepreneurs already established" (para 6). "For 20% of the female...more
Jan. 21, 2019, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-6

"According to Global Entrepreneurship Monitor's (GEM) last study, the proportion of women entrepreneurs increased a 68% in Colombia. The increase of female entrepreneurship went from 15% in 2014 to 25% last year, positioning Colombia as the country with greatesr increase in Latin America and the Caribbean" (para 1). "Nonetheless, there are still gender gaps, since for every women that creates a new business, there are two male entrepreneurs already established" (para 6).
Jan. 21, 2019, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Survey shows that women report a higher abuse (15,4) and negligence (9.6%) prevalence" (23).
Jan. 21, 2019, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

"In children (7 to 11 years), the survey shows that the prevalence of mental illness in the past 12 months is of 3,7%, being more frequent in girls […] In teenagers (12 to 17 years), the prevalence of mental illness in the past 12 months is of of 4.4%, with more frequency in women than in men. 43% of this group does not receive any treatment" (22). Disaggregated data by gender is not specified (CCS-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 21, 2019, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"Suicidal behavior was also analyzed in the survey in both teenagers and adults […] In adults 18 and older it is evidenced that 7.4% had it, and is higher in women than in men and 2.57% had tried to commit suicide. In realtion with this, the National Health Institute reports that between the epidemiologic week 1 to 52 of 2016, 18910 cases of suicide attempts were notified, 62.7% of the registered cases were of wmen and 29.4% between the age group of 15 to 19 years old" (22-23).
Jan. 21, 2019, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: MISA-DATA-2

"The AUDIT-C (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test) was used to evaluate the excessive conssumption of alcohol in the population between 12 and 17 years, shows that the prevalence is of 5.2%, it is higher in men than in women. Between 18 to 44 years old the prevalence corresponds to 21.8%, representing a higher proportion in me than in women (36.3% vs 11.4%); with risk of abuse in 12% of this population. For people 45 years old and older they have a lesser prevalence than the group before, 12.3%, and it is 7 times higher in men than in women (25.5% vs 3.8%)" (22).}
Jan. 21, 2019, 2:11 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-2

According to the World Health Organization, the suicide rate in 2013 for women ages 15-54 in Colombia was 2.36 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. 21, 2019, 2:05 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"a) 19.1% of sexually-active women currently with someone and 17.5% of sexually-active women who are not currently with someone do not use contraception. b) Around 80% of sterilized women are operated before the age of 35. c) 24.6% of teenagers between 13 and 14 years old are aware that contraception methods are handed by the health system. d) 10% of men have talked about contraception with a health professional. e) 8.8% of the Colombian population has an unmet need regarding family planning" (1). "Profamilia, through the National Demography and Health Survey - ENDS 2015 [for its Spanish acronym], an investigation realized every five years by the Healh and Social Protection...more
Jan. 21, 2019, 2:05 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"In Colombia, Profamilia has been working on matters of education and guarantee of sexual and reproductive rights for over 53 years, likewise, they give access to methods of contraception for mwn and women accross the country" (4). "It is worth reminding that both men and women have the right to decided whether or not they want kids, how many they want and when to have them. Thus, the use of contraceptions is a right. In Profamilia, through their Integral Program of Family Planning, people are able to find all the contraception options, so they can choose the one that suits them better [...] Given this, the organization offers especialized services...more
Jan. 17, 2019, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Organisations that defend women’s rights in the region say that a forced child pregnancy occurs when a girl under the age of 14 becomes pregnant without having sought or desired it and faces obstacles that keep her from having an abortion if she so wishes. Cladem’s data on births to girls under 15 reveal that in 2015 there were...6,045 in Colombia" (para. 9, 10).
Jan. 17, 2019, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Cladem’s study of 14 countries, Child Mothers. Forced Child Pregnancy and Motherhood in Latin America and the Caribbean, underscores that according to the laws in this region, all births to girls under the age of 14 are legally the result of rape or statutory rape" (para. 8).
Jan. 17, 2019, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Cladem’s study of 14 countries, Child Mothers. Forced Child Pregnancy and Motherhood in Latin America and the Caribbean, underscores that according to the laws in this region, all births to girls under the age of 14 are legally the result of rape or statutory rape" (para. 8).
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Colombia in 2015 was 2 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 14, 2019, 8:12 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Taller Abierto representative noted that Law 1257 of 2008 is 'still in the process of being implemented, the process is slow due to lack of political will' (Taller Abierto 27 Mar. 2017)"