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Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 22.0 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 8.8 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Fiji, Greece
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 5.0 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, North Korea, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 100 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 69.9 years, with the average life expectancy being 67.1 years for men and 73.1 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Estonia, Fiji, Germany, Hungary, Jamaica, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, United States
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 99 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Germany, Hungary, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, United States
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 99 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 22.4 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 9.6 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Fiji, Sri Lanka
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 30 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 69.9 years, with the average life expectancy being 67.0 years for men and 73.1 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, Fiji
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 2.9 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Fiji, Rwanda, Spain, United Kingdom
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 8.5 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 27.5 based on data from 2005-2014.
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1

"The HIV/AIDS Decree guarantees the right to confidentiality of test results, the right to voluntary informed consent before a test is conducted, and criminalises any official publication of test results which are not conducted in accordance with the Decree. The Decree introduces a rights based approach to HIV/AIDS. The Ministry of Health has developed the Strategic Plan for the Republic of Fiji on HIV and STIs (2012-15) after numerous consultations with all stakeholders and reflects 4 priority areas. The Ministry prepares annual work plans to ensure implementation of the strategic plan" (26).
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5, MARR-PRACTICE-7

"iTaukei Fijian women in rural areas, are often unfairly prejudiced by Fijian traditional customs in marriage. Once married, an iTaukei Fijian women moves from her father’s village to reside in her husband’s village and during the wedding ceremony, her family presents a “tabua” (whales tooth) to her husband’s family asking them to take good care of her. Once her husband dies, her family will again present another “tabua” to her late husband’s family as in the iTaukei customs, she must return to her father’s family. This makes them dependent on men throughout their lives, firstly, their father, then their husband, then, once they become widows, they depend on the goodwill...more
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The Department for Women has invested considerable resources to benefit rural women through its Income Generating Projects, Women’s Centre and zero-tolerance for violence against women and children. These programmes are designed to eliminate violence, poverty alleviation and economic empowerment of rural women. The consultation meetings with rural women highlighted the need to protect the rights and freedoms and the advancement of those 412,425 rural women, address gender equality issues prevalent in rural areas, equality issues between rural women and urban women as well as issues pertaining to ethnicity and equality between cultural groups. Majority of rural women who attended the consultation meetings are high school dropouts and needs more awareness...more
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"In 2012, out of the total rural population of 412,425, there are 197,703 women and girls. Most iTaukei Fijian women live in villages and settlements throughout the 14 provinces whereas Fijian women of other ethnic groups live near urban centres and cane-growing areas" (35).
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-4

"This is a very important law reform in the sense that in our iTaukei Fijian culture as well as the Fijian Indian culture, there is always a stigma over losing virginity before marriage especially for young women. This leads to a rigid control of women’s and girls’ rights to protect their chastity and family honour, ensuring that girls have no option to explore their sexuality except within marriage" (40).
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"Today, through progressive legislation reforms that...put in place protection against sexual harassment in the workplace" (4). "Sexual harassment 76. — (1) An employer is liable under this section, together with a worker who sexually harasses another worker if the employer fails to take the reasonable steps necessary to prevent sexual harassment of the employer’s worker. (2) An employer must develop and maintain a policy to prevent sexual harassment in his or her workplace, consistent with any national policy guidelines under subsection (3). (3) The Minister may direct the Board to develop a national policy guideline for preventing sexual harassment in workplaces. (4) Where a complaint of sexual harassment has been...more
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"Section 5(4) of the Constitution states that citizenship can be acquired through birth, registration or naturalization and can hold multiple citizenship. This means a Fijian woman married a foreigner does not have to renounce her Fiji citizenship upon acquiring her foreign citizenship. Likewise, the same rules of acquiring citizenship apply to spouses of male and female Fiji citizens" (18). "Nationality is critical to full participation in society and without status as citizens; women are deprived of the right to vote or stand for public office and may be denied access to public benefits, education scholarships and choice of residence. Nationality should be capable of change by an adult woman and...more
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The substantial reduction in domestic violence against women and girls can lead to economic and social prosperity in Fiji, Dr. Jiko Luveni launched a campaign called, “Zero Tolerance Violence Free Communities” (ZTVFC) in 2008. The campaign encourages women to speak against an injustice and violence against them. It promotes behavioural change and attitudes and largely involves male leaders, church leaders, youth leaders and women leaders to work with the various service providers to identify the strategies to encounter challenges. Communities take ownership of the campaign and form gatekeepers’ committee that works closely with the stakeholders to stop all forms of violence. There has been an overwhelming positive response from men...more
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The substantial reduction in domestic violence against women and girls can lead to economic and social prosperity in Fiji, Dr. Jiko Luveni launched a campaign called, “Zero Tolerance Violence Free Communities” (ZTVFC) in 2008. The campaign encourages women to speak against an injustice and violence against them. It promotes behavioural change and attitudes and largely involves male leaders, church leaders, youth leaders and women leaders to work with the various service providers to identify the strategies to encounter challenges. Communities take ownership of the campaign and form gatekeepers’ committee that works closely with the stakeholders to stop all forms of violence. There has been an overwhelming positive response from men...more
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"Every citizen has the right to apply for and be issued with a passport or similar travel document, in accordance with any condition prescribed by a written law" (40).
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

"Dying testate is the legal terminology used to refer to someone who dies leaving a will. In this case, his/her estate will be divided amongst beneficiaries laid out in the will. On the other hand, when someone dies intestate refers to someone who dies without leaving a will. His/her estate is divided amongst surviving spouse, children and other close relatives in accordance with the Succession, Probate and Administration Act, Cap 60. According to the Act, the surviving spouse (or civil partner), for example, he or she will have priority over any other relatives for either all or a certain amount of the estate" (38).
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific office works in conjunction with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation and Ministry of Health, to utilize the Women’s Resource Centres to access information and services related to family planning. According to the Minister for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Jiko Luveni, this project meant that Fiji is progressing well in its commitment to ensure women and adolescent girls are well informed on sexual and reproductive health issues. These women centres will increase to 60 by the end of 2014 and will be giving out contraceptives like condoms. The centres basically provide a space where women can gather...more
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"High maternal mortality and morbidity rates worldwide are indicators that States Parties possibility breached their duty to ensure women’s access to reproductive health care services" (25). "Government has expanded its food voucher programme for pregnant mothers indicating government’s initiative to reduce child mortality rate and improve maternal health as stipulated under Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 and 5. This year, Government allocated $1.4 million that will benefit 4,000 pregnant mothers who attend rural health clinics. The objective of this programme is to improve maternal health and provide nutrition needs required during pregnancies" (28).
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"For the first time in history, our Constitution guarantees equal rights to both men and women in the full and free participation in the economic life of the nation (section 32)" (4). "For instance, Fiji’s new Constitution prohibits any form of discrimination against women and girls on the grounds of sex, race, ethnicity, religion or belief system, health status, disability, age and so forth" (4). "The Constitution, guarantees equality between women and men before the law and both have the legal protection, treatment and benefit of the law" (37).
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"These women centres will increase to 60 by the end of 2014 and will be giving out contraceptives like condoms" (27).
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: CUST-LAW-1

"The Family Law Act 2003 establishes Family Divisions of the High Court and Magistrates Court with the jurisdiction over dissolution of marriage, child custody, spousal and child support, as well as jurisdiction to make orders relating the welfare of children. The Act recognizes that both parents have the same rights to apply for child custody and maintenance, as well as spousal maintenance. In deciding a case relating to a child’s welfare, the court is required under the Act to consider the child’s expressed wishes, taking into account the child’s maturity and level of understanding. A separate representative may be appointed on the Court’s initiative, or at the request of a...more
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Currently, prevalence of domestic violence is extremely high and costing the country almost $1billion since 2011" (4).
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"According to the National Gender Policy, the Fiji Women’s Federation will become an independent statutory body to implement the National Policy and provide advice to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation" (12). "The Ministry for Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation in its quest to provide economic and employment opportunities for disadvantaged women, especially rural women has helped establish facilities that provide services. Since Cabinet endorsed the construction of women resources centre in 2010, the Ministry has opened 30 new women resource centres; 26 women extensions centres while 14 are still under construction throughout Fiji. It has also established networks with 1702 women’s groups. There are certain centres...more