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Sept. 28, 2020, 11:04 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MISA-DATA-2

In Egypt, the incidence of alcohol abuse disorders is 2.6% among men and 0.2% among women.
Sept. 7, 2020, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: East Timor, Egypt, Lesotho, Macedonia, Malawi, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Serbia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Taiwan
Variables: ISSA-SCALE-1

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Sept. 5, 2020, 5:02 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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Sept. 5, 2020, 5:02 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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Sept. 5, 2020, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-SCALE-1

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Aug. 29, 2020, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

According to Table 1 from scholars Peltzer, Pengpid, and James, 31.8% of undergraduate students surveyed in Egypt reported using skin lighteners in the past 12 months. This includes 12.4% of men, and 47.9% of women.
Aug. 26, 2020, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-2

“The table titled, “What Style of Dress is Appropriate for Women in Public”, shows that 1% of surveyed Egyptians believe that it is most appropriate for women to completely cover their face with a burqa while in public, and 9% believe women should cover their face, except their eyes, with a Niqab while in public” (1).
Aug. 26, 2020, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

“The survey treated the question of women’s dress as a visual preference. Each respondent was given a card depicting six styles of women’s headdress and asked to choose the woman most appropriately outfitted for a public place. Although no labels were included on the card, the styles ranged from a fully-hooded burqa (woman #1) and niqab (#2) to the less conservative hijab (women #4 and #5). There was also the option of a woman wearing no head covering of any type. Overall, most respondents say woman #4, whose hair and ears are completely covered by a white hijab, is the most appropriately dressed for public. This includes … 52% in...more
Aug. 13, 2020, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Egypt, Kenya, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Vietnam
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The Safer Cities for Girls programme is a joint programme developed in partnership between Plan International, UN-HABITAT, and Women in Cities International. The programme goal is to build safe, accountable, and inclusive cities with and for adolescent girls (aged 13-18). The expected outcomes of the programme include (i) increased safety and access to public spaces; (ii) increased active and meaningful participation in urban development and governance; and (iii) increased autonomous mobility in the city. Safer Cities for Girls is a long-term gender transformative programme, working to tackle unequal power relations and challenge harmful social norms that perpetuate insecurity and exclusion of girls in cities. The programme works across three levels:...more
Aug. 12, 2020, 3:51 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Torture practices have also affected well-known activists such as…Israa Abdel Fattah" (para 5).
Aug. 12, 2020, 3:51 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"UN Women group, which works for women's empowerment, estimated that almost a third of Egyptian women experienced intimate partner physical or sexual violence in their lifetime" (para 29).
Aug. 12, 2020, 3:51 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"In August, President al-Sisi approved a new law that maintains most of the drastic restrictions imposed on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Despite several government promises to lift restrictions, the law merely removes prison penalties but maintains severe restrictions that make it impossible for NGOs to work freely and independently" (para 3). "The new NGO law, which parliament passed in July and al-Sisi approved in August, prohibits NGOs from conducting field research, surveys, or opinion polls without government approval. The law also prohibits cooperating with foreign organizations or experts, or participating in any 'political' activities or activities perceived to undermine 'national security'" (para 18). "NGOs face fines up to one million Egyptian...more
Aug. 12, 2020, 3:51 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"UN Women group, which works for women's empowerment, estimated that almost a third of Egyptian women experienced intimate partner physical or sexual violence in their lifetime" (para 29). "In April and May, Egypt hosted the 64th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR), the African Union's top rights body, in an oppressive atmosphere...Two female participants were sexually assaulted by registration officials in Sharm al-Sheikh" (para 36).
Aug. 12, 2020, 3:51 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"A law criminalizing domestic violence did not gain traction in parliament" (para 4). "Egypt continued to stall on a law that would tackle domestic violence" (para 29).
Aug. 12, 2020, 3:51 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"In March, Malak al-Kashef, a transgender woman, was arrested from her home and accused of 'joining a terrorist group'. She spent four months in pretrial detention in a male prison where she was sexually harassed and abused before being provisionally released in July" (para 31).
Aug. 12, 2020, 3:51 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1, IRP-DATA-2

"…FGM remains widely practiced throughout the country, with an estimated four out of five genital mutilations performed by doctors in professional medical environments" (para 29).
Aug. 12, 2020, 3:51 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Authorities prosecuted and banned from leaving the country leading women's rights activists, including Mozn Hassan, head of Nazra for Feminist Studies and Azza Soliman, head of the Centre for Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance" (para 30).
Aug. 12, 2020, 3:51 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The government failed to follow through on promises it had made to protect women" (para 4).
Aug. 12, 2020, 3:51 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"Despite the 2016 penal code amendments criminalizing female genital mutilation (FGM), prosecutions of perpetrators remained rare and FGM remains widely practiced throughout the country" (para 29).
July 19, 2020, 2:17 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

Scholars Makino, Tsboi, and Dennerstein, in their report "Prevalence of Eating Disorders: A Comparison of Western and Non-Western Countries," state that 1.2% of girls surveyed had bulimia in Egypt in 1994.
July 14, 2020, 5 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Earlier this year, a 12-year-old Egyptian girl died on an operating table at a private clinic as a retired doctor performed genital mutilation without an anesthetic. In February, the Egyptian authorities referred the doctor and the girl’s parents for prosecution" (10).
July 14, 2020, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Yet prosecutions are rare, and the operations continue quietly, with 70 percent of Egyptian women between 15 and 49 having been cut, mostly before they reach the age of 12, according to the United Nations" (para 9).
July 14, 2020, 4:58 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"In Egypt, for instance, genital cutting was banned in 2008 and the law amended in 2016 to criminalize doctors and parents who facilitate the practice, with prison sentences of up to seven years for performing the operation and up to 15 if it results in disability or death" (8).
July 14, 2020, 4:57 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Genital mutilation is practiced in at least 27 African countries, as well as parts of Asia and the Middle East. Other than Sudan and Egypt, it is most prevalent in Ethiopia, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Djibouti and Senegal, according to the United Nations Population Fund" (para 5).
July 7, 2020, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"According to DHS data from 2014, 2 percent of girls were married by 15 and 17 percent of girls were married by 18."
July 2, 2020, 10:08 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

According to the CIA World Factbook 2020 estimates, the male/female sex ratio at birth in Egypt is 1.06. The estimated male/female sex ratio for childhood (0-14) is 1.07.
June 21, 2020, 12:42 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-2

The United Kingdom House of Lords' Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict reports that none of 2776 military and police contributions from Egypt to the UN are women.
June 18, 2020, 9:41 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Mauritania, Sudan
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-3

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June 18, 2020, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, Iraq, Kenya, Mauritania, Montenegro, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Zambia
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-2

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June 7, 2020, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: PPWA-DATA-1

Prevalence of anemia in pregnant women is 22.6% [16.55-35.34]