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Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
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 21.83 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 10 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 1,497,851 in that year.
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"El Salvador increased the length of paid maternity leave from 84 to 112 days" (p. 37).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"El Salvador increased the length of paid maternity leave from 84 to 112 days" (p. 37).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"El Salvador increased the length of paid maternity leave from 84 to 112 days" (p. 37).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"31.1% of seats in the lower/single house of El Salvador (27 out of 84 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"21.4% of ministerial positions in El Salvador (3 out of 14 total positions) are held by women"
Feb. 1, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Cortez walked free on Monday afternoon to elated chants of 'sí se pudo' or 'yes she could' by 200 or so joyous supporters outside the courtroom. In what’s been hailed a precedent setting ruling, the judge concluded that the court could not expect Imelda to have acted differently given the emotional and psychological damage inflicted by the sexual violence she suffered since childhood" (para 7-8). "Bertha María Deleón, Cortez’s lawyer, told the Guardian: 'This ruling opens the door for the other jailed women and gives us hope because it shows that judges are finally daring to make decisions from a gender perspective rather than based on gender stereotypes. This judge...more
Feb. 1, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"A rape victim who was charged with attempted murder in El Salvador after giving birth to her abuser’s baby has been found not guilty and freed from jail. Imelda Cortez, 20, has been in custody since April 2017 after giving birth in a latrine to a baby girl fathered by her abusive stepfather. She was facing 20 years in prison after prosecutors argued that failing to tell anyone about the pregnancy or seek medical attention for the baby amounted to attempted murder" (para 1-3). "But on Monday morning, prosecutors reduced the charge from attempted murder to abandonment – and offence which carries a 12-month jail term. Then, in a dramatic...more
Feb. 1, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"After she was charged with attempted murder, her stepfather visited her in hospital, threatening to kill her, her siblings and her mother if she reported the abuse. Another patient overheard and told a nurse, who called the police. At first, prosecutors accused Cortez of inventing the abuse to justify her crime, until a DNA test confirmed the baby’s paternity. Her stepfather was eventually detained, but has not been charged with any crime. During her 17-month pre-trial detention, Cortez was denied access to psychological support and never allowed to hold her baby daughter" (para 17-19).
Feb. 1, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Cortez walked free on Monday afternoon to elated chants of 'sí se pudo' or 'yes she could' by 200 or so joyous supporters outside the courtroom. In what’s been hailed a precedent setting ruling, the judge concluded that the court could not expect Imelda to have acted differently given the emotional and psychological damage inflicted by the sexual violence she suffered since childhood" (para 7-8).
Feb. 1, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"The draconian ban [on abortion] has led to a string of miscarriages of justice in a conservative, machista culture that enables the persecution of women" (para 13).
Feb. 1, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"Monday’s verdict was welcomed by campaigners who called for urgent reform to save other women suffering the dire consequences of El Salvador’s total ban on abortion" (para 9). "El Salvador is one of four countries where abortion is illegal in all circumstances, even if the woman is raped, her health or life is at risk, or if the foetus is seriously deformed. Abortion was criminalised 21 years ago, after legislators from across the political spectrum voted to strip women of their reproductive rights without any public debate or medical consultation about the consequences" (para 11-12).
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

2.0
Jan. 31, 2019, 6:56 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad/Tobago, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

2.0
Jan. 31, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-2

According to the World Health Organization, the total number of suicides for women ages 15-54 in 2005 was 99. 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 5.88 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

2.0
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: El Salvador
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 20.62 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 23, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

In El Salvador, the women participation in Armed Forces reaches a 5.46% (around 1.312 women). Coder comment - JSM
Jan. 21, 2019, 2:11 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-2

According to the World Health Organization, the suicide rate in 2013 for women ages 15-54 in El Salvador was 4.52 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. 17, 2019, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
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...1,444 in El Salvador" (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: El Salvador
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in El Salvador in 2015 was 4.52 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 8, 2019, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Miscarriages of justice have become shockingly commonplace, in a pious, macho culture which endorses the aggressive persecution of women deemed guilty of rejecting their principal roles as mothers" (para 4). “El Salvador’s ‘guilty until proven innocent’ approach has cost scores of lives, landed women in prison for up to 40 years …condemned their children to poverty and trauma and created an environment of absolute fear amongst doctors and patients,” said Astrid Valencia, Central America researcher at Amnesty International" (para 7).
Jan. 8, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"Miscarriages of justice have become shockingly commonplace, in a pious, macho culture which endorses the aggressive persecution of women deemed guilty of rejecting their principal roles as mothers" (para 4).
Jan. 8, 2019, 4:17 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Despite the gravity of the allegations, Vásquez was in court within weeks of her arrest. There, she was denied a fair trial in favour of 'express justice', according to Katia Recinos, a lawyer with the Citizens’ Group" (para 14).
Jan. 8, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

According to research by the Salvadoran Citizens’ Group for the Decriminalization of Abortion, more than 250 women were reported to the police between 2000 and 2014, of whom 147 were prosecuted and 49 convicted – 26 for murder and 23 for abortion. The vast majority were like Vásquez: young, poor and single, and lost their baby after a medical complication (para 5). "The consequences are catastrophic for the women and their families, according to Amnesty International’s new report Separated Families, Broken Ties, which details the financial and psychological impact on three families" (para 6).
Jan. 8, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Miscarriages of justice have become shockingly commonplace, in a pious, macho culture which endorses the aggressive persecution of women deemed guilty of rejecting their principal roles as mothers" (para 4). "Instead of sentencing children to this unbearable suffering, authorities should focus on reviewing legislation that serves no purpose but to treat women as little more than human vessels" (para 8).
Jan. 8, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Vásquez gave birth to her first child when she was 20. He lived with his grandparents, so Vásquez could continue working" (para 10).