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Oct. 11, 2018, 9:28 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Women's rights activists and jurists hailed a decision by the Supreme Judiciary Council earlier this month to promote 16 female judges, expressing hope that women in top judicial positions will make their mark on the gender-sensitive issues that come before the courts" (para 1). "Gebali... told Al-Monitor, "The process started in 2003, when I was the first woman to be appointed vice president of the Supreme Constitutional Court and then tens of female judges were appointed in Egypt's courts in 2007. It is normal now for these female judges after being for several years in the judicial system to be promoted" (para 10).
Oct. 11, 2018, 9:28 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"66 female judges out of a total of 17,000 judges in Egypt are not nearly enough" (para 12).
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
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 80.0 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 56.0 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 22.8 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 12.8 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Egypt, Guinea-Bissau
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 4.0 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Egypt, Peru
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 92 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 70.5 years, with the average life expectancy being 68.2 years for men and 73.0 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

The table titled "Countries with highest prevlanece of FGM, 2004-2015" shows 87% of women between the ages of 15-49 years in Egypt have undergone female genital mutilation (1). "The total number of women living with the consequences of genital mutilation or cutting is 200 million worldwide—70 million more than reported in 2014. The massive hike is due in part to population growth, and in part to new data collected in Indonesia, one of three countries—along with Egypt and Ethiopia—that account for half of all female genital mutilation victims globally" (para 3). "Unicef said... that prevalence rates globally among girls aged 15 to 19 had declined...Other countries with big declines in...more
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Rights lawyer Azza Soliman told Al-Monitor. 'Under khul, a woman is required to give up her legal financial rights...'" (para. 13).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

There is a "case of 27-year-old Hadir Makaqi, dubbed "Egypt's first single mother" by the Egyptian media" (para. 8). "In Egypt, 25% of households are headed by single women, according to the Ministry of Social Solidarity. A report released by the national statistics agency on March 8 revealed that women are the breadwinners for more than 3.3 million families in Egypt, 14% of the total" (para. 19).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ATDW-LAW-5

"Egypt's Grand Mufti Shawki Allam has attributed the high divorce rates to "khul" — a procedure for a no-fault divorce introduced in Egypt in 2000 that allows a Muslim woman to divorce her husband on the grounds that she is suffering in the marriage... Rights lawyer Azza Soliman told Al-Monitor: 'Under khul, a woman is required to give up her legal financial rights and return the dowry she received from her spouse. So while khul appears in theory to offer women a solution to their marital woes, in practice, the procedure is time-consuming and at times humiliating for the woman, who has to represent herself in court and is often...more
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

"Choosing to keep her baby and become a single mother rather than get an abortion is a huge gamble in a country like Egypt, where the stakes are incredibly high: a tarnished reputation, exposure to insults and even the risk of detention" (para. 8). This situation can affect directly many opportunities to single mothers, incluiding their economic status. (JSM - coder comment).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"Young couples have increasingly turned to such informal and often secret marriages as a way of quietly circumventing Sharia, which prohibits adultery and extramarital sex" (para. 8). It shows the importance of the marriage in the daily life, even in young people. (JSM - coder comment).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ACR-LAW-1

"Sperm donation is prohibited in Egypt" (para. 2).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CUST-LAW-1

"By law, Egyptian women are entitled to custody of their children until they turn 15. Under a proposed bill currently under review in parliament, a divorced mother would lose custody of her children to her ex-husband in the event of her remarrying if the ex-husband can provide a female caretaker. Under the current laws, custody of the children goes to the maternal grandmother if the woman remarries. Critics have slammed the proposed amendment as discriminatory. Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/03/egypts-single-mothers-fight-back.html#ixzz5MDuVZyLC
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"When TV presenter Doaa Salah broached the thorny issue of single motherhood on her weekly “Dodi Show” on Al Nahar last July, she probably had no idea that she would end up fired and sentenced to three years in prison. Sporting a fake baby bump in the studio, she boldly asked female viewers if they had ever considered engaging in premarital sex. She also suggested that women marry for a short period to have a baby and lamented that sperm donation is prohibited in Egypt. She faced a fierce backlash for her 'immoral remarks.'" (para. 1 - 2). "Topics like sex and sperm donation are taboo in conservative Egypt, where...more
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"When TV presenter Doaa Salah broached the thorny issue of single motherhood on her weekly “Dodi Show” on Al Nahar last July, she probably had no idea that she would end up fired and sentenced to three years in prison. Sporting a fake baby bump in the studio, she boldly asked female viewers if they had ever considered engaging in premarital sex. She also suggested that women marry for a short period to have a baby and lamented that sperm donation is prohibited in Egypt. She faced a fierce backlash for her 'immoral remarks.'" (para. 1 - 2). "Topics like sex and sperm donation are taboo in conservative Egypt, where...more
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-2

"In many cases, children born in urfi marriages are not acknowledged by the father. When this happens, the woman might get an abortion to avoid a scandal" (para. 10).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Women also represent 23% of the workforce, with more than three quarters of them holding permanent jobs" (para. 19).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DSFMF-DATA-1

" Sharia, (...) prohibits adultery and extramarital sex" (para. 8)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"Nearly 40% of marriages in Egypt end in divorce within the first five years" (para. 11).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"When TV presenter Doaa Salah broached the thorny issue of single motherhood on her weekly “Dodi Show” on Al Nahar last July, she probably had no idea that she would end up fired and sentenced to three years in prison. Sporting a fake baby bump in the studio, she boldly asked female viewers if they had ever considered engaging in premarital sex. She also suggested that women marry for a short period to have a baby and lamented that sperm donation is prohibited in Egypt. She faced a fierce backlash for her 'immoral remarks.'" (para. 1 - 2).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

"Rights lawyer Azza Soliman told Al-Monitor: '...While khul appears in theory to offer women a solution to their marital woes, in practice, the procedure is time-consuming and at times humiliating for the woman, who has to represent herself in court and is often prodded by the judge to reveal the reasons for seeking the divorce'" (para. 13). "While divorced women in Egypt still face multiple challenges, including the negative social perceptions of divorced women, more women are opting to break away from unhappy marriages and make a fresh start as single mothers" (para. 14).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-2, DTCP-LAW-1

"Rights lawyer Azza Soliman told Al-Monitor: 'Under khul, a woman is required to give up her legal financial rights and return the dowry she received from her spouse. So while khul appears in theory to offer women a solution to their marital woes, in practice, the procedure is time-consuming and at times humiliating for the woman, who has to represent herself in court and is often prodded by the judge to reveal the reasons for seeking the divorce'" (para. 13).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 92 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Egypt, Guyana
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 92 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 24.0 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 12.8 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 33 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 70.9 years, with the average life expectancy being 68.8 years for men and 73.2 years for women.