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Feb. 21, 2019, 8:18 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

""The problem is that 30% of women are illiterate in Egypt today," she explains. "They did not understand the process and many were told who to vote for. Besides, all the political alliances have an Islamic bias which is detrimental to the status of women."" (para 35).
Feb. 21, 2019, 8:18 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"And while Hoda Ghaneya's party hold a majority in the new parliament, she is a part of a very small minority. There are only nine women MPs in the new parliament, seven elected and two appointed, out of some 508 seats." (para 26).
Feb. 21, 2019, 8:18 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-2

"But the Muslim Brotherhood also has a reputation for wanting to keep women at home and for requiring them to wear headscarves." (para 10). "To ask Mrs Ghaneya about making headscarves compulsory appears irrelevant in the Egyptian Delta. Everyone is wearing one. She herself wears a voluminous blue garment that covers everything except her face and hands." (para 11).
Feb. 21, 2019, 8:18 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"Under Hosni Mubarak, there was a quota of 64 women MPs, 12% of the old parliament. But that positive discrimination initiative was also promoted by Susanne Mubarak and has been scrapped." (para 27).
Feb. 21, 2019, 8:18 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LR-DATA-1

""The problem is that 30% of women are illiterate in Egypt today," she explains." (para 35).
Feb. 21, 2019, 8:18 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"She was among a group of women arrested on March 9 2011 and taken to a military prison, beaten and tortured. She says that some of the women died. Those who survived were given a virginity test by a woman military doctor in front of a group of laughing, clapping soldiers." (para 19).
Feb. 21, 2019, 8:18 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Samira is the only one of some 20 women involved in the incident who has taken the matter to court. None of the other women has returned to the square." (para 22)
Feb. 21, 2019, 8:18 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"But the Muslim Brotherhood also has a reputation for wanting to keep women at home and for requiring them to wear headscarves." (para 10.) "To ask Mrs Ghaneya about making headscarves compulsory appears irrelevant in the Egyptian Delta. Everyone is wearing one. She herself wears a voluminous blue garment that covers everything except her face and hands." (para 11). "A non-headscarf wearing woman does not stand a chance. And I challenge her on whether last year's parliamentary election results suggest that Egyptian women simply do not vote for women." (para 34).
Feb. 21, 2019, 8:18 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Egypt is a country where only men are accepted as natural born leaders. At the height of the Tahrir Square drama when women bravely defied the national stereotype and joined the demonstrations, some men yelled at them "Go back home and feed your babies!"" (para 4).
Feb. 21, 2019, 8:18 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The former president's wife, Susanne Mubarak, is now reviled, but she was a champion of women's rights." (para 24). "She pushed for reform in the divorce and family laws which were heavily weighted in the man's favour. These reforms are now known as "Susanne's Law" and the fear is that, because it is associated with the old regime, women might lose their recent legal gains." (para 25).
Feb. 21, 2019, 8:18 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-1

"But the Muslim Brotherhood also has a reputation for wanting to keep women at home and for requiring them to wear headscarves." (para 10.) To ask Mrs Ghaneya about making headscarves compulsory appears irrelevant in the Egyptian Delta. Everyone is wearing one. She herself wears a voluminous blue garment that covers everything except her face and hands." (para 11). "...she is encouraging other women to participate in politics by standing in the presidential elections, which are due to be held later in the year...A non-headscarf wearing woman does not stand a chance. And I challenge her on whether last year's parliamentary election results suggest that Egyptian women simply do not...more
Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based off of data collected from the WHO mortality database, the femicie rate for 15-44 year olds in 2010 was 0.03 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 6 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 19,378,849 in that year.
Feb. 8, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Brazil, Egypt, India, Philippines, Thailand
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"Suicide among women in developing countries is largely influenced by domestic violence. The figures are alarmingly high, contributing to 48 percent of female suicides in Brazil, 61 percent in Egypt, 64 percent in India, 28 percent in the Philippines, 11 percent in Indonesia and 41 percent in Thailand" (para 15).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"14.9% of seats in the lower/single house of Egypt (89 out of 596 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"11.8% of ministerial positions in Egypt (4 out of 34 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 31, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Georgia, Haiti, Malaysia, Philippines, South Africa
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

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Jan. 31, 2019, 6:56 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Bahrain, Egypt, Georgia, Jamaica, Oman, Qatar, South Africa, United Kingdom
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

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

According to the World Health Organization, the total number of suicides for women ages 15-54 in 2000 was 10. 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 0.06 per 100,000 for women ages 15-54 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 29, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"The study relied mainly on personal interviews. The interviewees included individuals from civil society organizations (CSOs) which have in place a system for referral to shelters, and have a long history in dealing with them, including Al Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence (Al Nadeem Center), Nazra for Feminist Studies (Nazra), and the Women and Development Foundation (WDF); international organizations which have worked towards developing shelters in Egypt, such as UN WOMEN; CSOs with experience in managing shelters, such as the Association for the Development and Enhancement of Women (ADEW), the Center for Egyptian Women Legal Assistance (CEWLA), and Banati Association. The study team also interviewed some...more
Jan. 29, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"this study was conducted in light of the implementation of the National Strategy for Combating Violence against Women (NSVAW), launched by the National Council for Women (NCW) on 7 May 2015. NSVAW addressed, under the 3rd heading, the subject of shelters, and claimed "providing adequate shelters for Women subjected to Violence" as one of its objectives. As NSVAW addresses increasing the number of shelters in the country,it is necessary to document and evaluate the extent of preparedness of already existing shelters to receive and empower Women Survivors,so that discussions regarding increasing the number of shelters can be realistic and meaningful" (Para 2). "The study relied mainly on personal interviews. The...more
Jan. 29, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1

"Shelter staff do not usually consider marital rape as a form of violence, and women rarely go to shelters due to marital rape in the first place .Violence could sometimes reach the level of torture by electric shocks at the hands of the husband or family (father, mother, or siblings)" (Para 20).
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Ukraine, United States, Yemen
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Burma/Myanmar, Chile, Costa Rica, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 1.70 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 21, 2019, 2:11 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-2

According to the World Health Organization, the suicide rate in 2014 for women ages 15-54 in Egypt was .06 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. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Egypt in 2015 was 1.41 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 20, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 2.2 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 0.79 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2012 was 0.60 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Gambia, Georgia, Laos, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Uganda, Ukraine, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

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Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, Montenegro, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, Serbia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

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