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Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: China, France
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 9.2 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 3.9 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 2.4 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 17.7 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:33 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"An early draft of the bill had said that minors under 15 would be assumed not to have given consent to sex with an older person. But the new law states that sex between an adult and a person of 15 or under can be considered rape if the younger party was judged not competent to give consent. France's highest legal authority, the Conseil d'Etat, had advised that the previous version could be ruled unconstitutional. The legislation will also give underage victims of rape an extra ten years to file complaints, extending the deadline to 30 years from when they turn 18" (para 5-7)
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:33 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"France has outlawed sexual harassment on the streets, leaving cat-callers and aggressively lecherous individuals facing potential on-the-spot fines of more than £650. The law, part of tougher legislation to fight sexual violence, has come into force after French MPs gave it the green light in a second reading late last night" (para 1-2).
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:33 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"France has outlawed sexual harassment on the streets, leaving cat-callers and aggressively lecherous individuals facing potential on-the-spot fines of more than £650" (para 1). "It comes days after outrage erupted in France after a man attacked a young woman, Marie Laguerre, when she responded to lewd noises he made at her outside a Paris cafe" (para 3). "Some critics say the harassment measures will mark an end to French romance. Schiappa last year told Reuters the government was not looking to stamp out flirtatious behaviour and 'kill the culture of the 'French lover''. 'What's key is ... that the laws of the French republic forbid insulting, intimidating, threatening and following...more
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Belize, Cyprus, Ecuador, France, South Africa, Turkey
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 97 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 82.9 years, with the average life expectancy being 80.1 years for men and 85.7 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Oct. 5, 2018, 11:21 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

The reported rape rate per 100,000 in 2015 was 20.12. This rate reflects the number of police-recorded offenses (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 2, 2018, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"In 2016, a string of beach towns went one step further, driven in part by a string of deadly terrorist attacks, and banned the burkini, a full-body swimsuit worn by some Muslim women" (para 23).
Oct. 2, 2018, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"In 2011, France became the first country in Western Europe to ban face-covering garments like the burqa or niqab in public, although the law did not explicitly mention Islam. The move made it illegal to cover one’s face in public places, including streets and stores, as a security measure. Those who break the law face fines of up to 150 euros" (para 21).
Oct. 2, 2018, 11:32 a.m.
Countries: Belgium, Denmark, France
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"The law, approved on Tuesday, puts the Netherlands, a country of about 17 million people, in company with France, Belgium, Denmark and other countries in Europe and North America that penalize Muslim women who either partly or fully cover their faces in public" (para 2).
Oct. 2, 2018, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"France plans to make 15 the age of sexual consent after a public outcry over two cases of sex involving 11-year-old girls, Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa said Monday" (para 1). "Any sexual act by an adult with a child younger than 15 can be prosecuted as a sexual offence under current French law. But prosecutors hoping to charge an offender with rape must prove the sex was forced" (para 4-5).
Oct. 2, 2018, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The issue was brought to the fore after critics and lawmakers said French laws had allowed two men to escape rape charges when they were accused of sex with underage girls" (para 3). "In November, a 30-year-old man was acquitted of the rape of an 11-year-old girl after the court determined she had not been subjected to 'constraint, threat, violence or surprise'" (para 6). "In another case involving an 11-year-old girl, a 28-year-old man had faced charges of sexual relations with a minor, rather than rape - a decision that enraged the girl's family. But last month the court reversed course and said the man should indeed face rape charges,...more
Oct. 2, 2018, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Any sexual act by an adult with a child younger than 15 can be prosecuted as a sexual offence under current French law. But prosecutors hoping to charge an offender with rape must prove the sex was forced" (para 4-5).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Saudi Arabia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 98 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Uruguay
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 98 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 4.3 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 2.2 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Croatia, France, Ireland, Macedonia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 8 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 82.4 years, with the average life expectancy being 79.4 years for men and 85.4 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satisified is 98.5 (latest available data for 2005-2009).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 15.8 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 16.9 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: China, France
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 6.2 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 6, 2018, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"A Corsican mayor has announced a ban on burkinis, becoming the third in France to do so" (para 1). "The burkini ban in Cannes was backed by a court on Saturday after two local Muslim associations took emergency legal action to have it repealed. The judge upheld the move, ruling that it was not disproportionate. The associations said they would appeal against the court decision and a human rights group will also challenge the ban" (para 15). "Near Cannes, the hardline mayor of Villeneuve-Loubet, Lionnel Luca, from Nicolas Sarkozy’s Les Républicains party, also banned the burkini, saying it was unhygienic to swim fully clothed" (para 16)
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a gender-balanced cabinet in accordance with an earlier pledge, with 11 of 22 posts taken by women" (para 1). The fact that the party in power had made a pledge to create a more gender-balanced cabinet indicates that gender-issues are a topic of discourse within the society and the parties are taking it seriously (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a gender-balanced cabinet in accordance with an earlier pledge, with 11 of 22 posts taken by women" (para 1). "Some 170 elected officials from the right were earlier criticised by hundreds of other lawmakers after they signed a statement backing Mr Macron. One accused Mr Macron of "blowing up" the political landscape" (para 6-7) The fact that the party in power had made a pledge to create a more gender-balanced cabinet indicates that gender-issues are a topic of discourse within the society and the parties are taking it seriously. The party embraced the call for change, but others within the society are reacting negatively...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Sylvie Goulard is defence minister while Olympic fencing champion Laura Flessel is sports minister" (para 2). "He delivered on his pledge of a cabinet of parity - though only one of the top five posts, that of defence, went to a woman" (para 9).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a gender-balanced cabinet in accordance with an earlier pledge, with 11 of 22 posts taken by women" (para 1). While this is not in accordance with any known law about a quota, the fact that the party in power had made a pledge to create a more gender-balanced cabinet indicates that gender-issues are a topic of discourse within the society and the parties are taking it seriously, with or without official legal quotas in effect (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled a gender-balanced cabinet in accordance with an earlier pledge, with 11 of 22 posts taken by women" (para 1).