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April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, Ghana launched their national action plan in 2012 and it expired in 2014 (MB-Coder Comment).
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2014 DHS survey of Ghana, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 83.7%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 13.2%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 2.4%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 7.8%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 6.8%. According to a 2008 DHS survey, the ...more
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: LO-DATA-3

According to Figure 8, in 2011, in Ghana, 64% of agricultural land was owned by the individual male, 29% by the individual female, 3% by the principal couple, 0% by all household members, and 4% by another regime (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 8, in 2011, in Ghana, 64% of agricultural land was owned by the individual male, 29% by the individual female, 3% by the principal couple, 0% by all household members, and 4% by another regime (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

According to Figure 5, about 53% of economically active women are employed by the agriculture sector, about 14% by the industry sector, and about 33% by the services sector (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 5, about 53% of economically active women are employed by the agriculture sector, about 14% by the industry sector, and about 33% by the services sector (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia, Ghana
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"More recently, 16 researchers from the World Bank and IFPRI identified large gender inequalities in access to extension services in surveys made in Ghana, Ethiopia, and the Indian state of Karnataka (World Bank and IFPRI 2010)"(29)
Dec. 5, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, India
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"More recently, 16 researchers from the World Bank and IFPRI identified large gender inequalities in access to extension services in surveys made in Ghana, Ethiopia, and the Indian state of Karnataka (World Bank and IFPRI 2010)"(29)
Dec. 1, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"Due to the increased violence, high-ranking chiefs in northern Ghana have drawn up a legal document to protect those accused of witchcraft" (para 9).
Dec. 1, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"An anti-witchcraft coalition has also been formed to facilitate a possible disbandment of witch camps, as well as to ensure the successful reintegration of alleged witches back into their various communities" (para 10). "In 2014 the government of Ghana, through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection and its partners, started a move to close down all witch camps in the country. However, only one out of six camps has been officially closed so far because the reintegration committee is experiencing difficulties in convincing citizens to accept the women back into their communities" (para 11).
Dec. 1, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Many elderly women in northern Ghana have fled their homes to live in so-called witch camps. They have been accused of witchcraft and fear being killed" (para 1). "For the past three months, assaults on people accused of witchcraft have increased. Many of them have been physically harmed. This has forced some to seek refugee at a local chief's residence while others fled to the so-called witch camps where they felt safe" (para 3).
Dec. 1, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"In 2014 the government of Ghana, through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection and its partners, started a move to close down all witch camps in the country. However, only one out of six camps has been officially closed so far because the reintegration committee is experiencing difficulties in convincing citizens to accept the women back into their communities" (para 11).
Dec. 1, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Many elderly women in northern Ghana have fled their homes to live in so-called witch camps. They have been accused of witchcraft and fear being killed. As Maxwell Suuk reports from Tamale, attacks are increasing" (para 1). "For the past three months, assaults on people accused of witchcraft have increased. Many of them have been physically harmed. This has forced some to seek refugee at a local chief's residence while others fled to the so-called witch camps where they felt safe" (para 3)."Local resident Mohammed Abankwa told DW that accusations of witchcraft had become rampant. Beatings and threats of being lynched had also increased" (para 4).
Dec. 1, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Many elderly women in northern Ghana have fled their homes to live in so-called witch camps. They have been accused of witchcraft and fear being killed. As Maxwell Suuk reports from Tamale, attacks are increasing" (para 1). "For the past three months, assaults on people accused of witchcraft have increased. Many of them have been physically harmed. This has forced some to seek refugee at a local chief's residence while others fled to the so-called witch camps where they felt safe" (para 3).
Dec. 1, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In 2014 the government of Ghana, through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection and its partners, started a move to close down all witch camps in the country" (para 11).
Dec. 1, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: WR-PRACTICE-2

"Many elderly women in northern Ghana have fled their homes to live in so-called witch camps. They have been accused of witchcraft and fear being killed" (para 1). "'How can someone like me be sitting in her house and you come to tell me I have spiritual powers?' laments sixty-year-old Hajia Barichisu. She is one of the many women accused of practicing witchcraft in Poloyafong district in the city of Tamale in northern Ghana. She was targeted by those fighting against the practice" (para 2). CC: It is highly likely that these elderly women are widows.
Dec. 1, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"An anti-witchcraft coalition has also been formed to facilitate a possible disbandment of witch camps, as well as to ensure the successful reintegration of alleged witches back into their various communities" (para 10).
Dec. 1, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Due to the increased violence, high-ranking chiefs in northern Ghana have drawn up a legal document to protect those accused of witchcraft. Humphrey Kuupire from the Northern Regional House of Chiefs called on residents of Tamale to follow established traditional norms of dealing with such accusations. Since the rise of witchcraft-related attacks, the body has frequently been intervening to settle such cases" (para 9). CC: Threatening killing and violence could be considered domestic violence.
Dec. 1, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Many elderly women in northern Ghana have fled their homes to live in so-called witch camps. They have been accused of witchcraft and fear being killed" (para 1). CC: Threatening killing and violence could be considered domestic violence. "For the past three months, assaults on people accused of witchcraft have increased. Many of them have been physically harmed" (para 3). CC: Threatening killing and violence could be considered domestic violence. "Due to the increased violence, high-ranking chiefs in northern Ghana have drawn up a legal document to protect those accused of witchcraft. Humphrey Kuupire from the Northern Regional House of Chiefs called on residents of Tamale to follow established traditional ...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1

"...only 2% of land parcels in [the Indian state of] Karnataka and 3% in Ghana are reported as being owned by the principal couple"(27)
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cuba, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 16 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"A recent study in Ecuador found that due to its community property regime and equal inheritance practices, the gender gap in asset ownership is almost absent (Deere and Diaz 2011). Indeed, a comparison between Ecuador on the one hand, and India and Ghana, on the other, where the rule is the separation of property, shows the considerable differences in ownership of agricultural land (Figure 8)"(26)."...only 2% of land parcels in [the Indian state of] Karnataka and 3% in Ghana are reported as being owned by the principal couple. In Karnataka, 13% of the plots are reported as owned jointly by people other than the principal couple. These plots are often ...more
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"A recent study in Ecuador found that due to its community property regime and equal inheritance practices, the gender gap in asset ownership is almost absent (Deere and Diaz 2011). Indeed, a comparison between Ecuador on the one hand, and India and Ghana, on the other, where the rule is the separation of property, shows the considerable differences in ownership of agricultural land (Figure 8)"(26)."...only 2% of land parcels in [the Indian state of] Karnataka and 3% in Ghana are reported as being owned by the principal couple. In Karnataka, 13% of the plots are reported as owned jointly by people other than the principal couple. These plots are often ...more
Nov. 29, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia, Ghana
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"More recently, 16 researchers from the World Bank and IFPRI identified large gender inequalities in access to extension services in surveys made in Ghana, Ethiopia, and the Indian state of Karnataka (World Bank and IFPRI 2010)"(29)
Nov. 29, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, India
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"More recently, 16 researchers from the World Bank and IFPRI identified large gender inequalities in access to extension services in surveys made in Ghana, Ethiopia, and the Indian state of Karnataka (World Bank and IFPRI 2010)"(29)
Oct. 17, 2017, 7:03 a.m.
Countries: Ghana, India, Kenya, Peru, South Africa
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"Earnings [among street vendors] also vary according to marital status: widows have the lowest median monthly earnings (68 USD) and those who never married have the highest (101 USD)" (12). This data is based on a survey of street venders that was conducted in Accra Ghana, Ahmedabad, India, Durban, South Africa, Lima, Peru and Nakuru, Kenya (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 17, 2017, 7 a.m.
Countries: Ghana, India, Kenya, Peru, South Africa
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Among street vendors in the five cities, men have significantly higher levels of education than women. While nearly one quarter of all women in the sample have no schooling at all, less than 1 per cent of men have no school at all; and more than half (56 per cent) of women have primary education or less, while one quarter of men have primary or less. Education levels are especially low in Ahmedabad, where 60 per cent of the all-female sample has never been to school" (11). This data is based on a survey of street venders that was conducted in Accra Ghana, Ahmedabad, India, Durban, South Africa, Lima, Peru ...more
Oct. 17, 2017, 6:57 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"Among street vendors in the five cities, men have significantly higher levels of education than women. While nearly one quarter of all women in the sample have no schooling at all, less than 1 per cent of men have no school at all; and more than half (56 per cent) of women have primary education or less, while one quarter of men have primary or less" (11). The survey was conducted in Accra Ghana, Ahmedabad, India, Durban, South Africa, Lima, Peru and Nakuru, Kenya (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "Overall, women are nearly twice as likely as men to sell produce, and men are nearly twice as likely as women to ...more
Oct. 6, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Alima Musah and Zakiya Mohammed are just two among thousands of married women in rural Ghana who endure violence at the hands of their husbands. They told me they were brutally raped repeatedly when they refused to have sex with their husbands. Some women say they are subjected to starvation for several days for minor issues, ranging from failing to fetch water from a distant stream to refusing to sweep the yard or cook" (para 6-7).
Oct. 6, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"Alima Musah and Zakiya Mohammed are just two among thousands of married women in rural Ghana who endure violence at the hands of their husbands. They told me they were brutally raped repeatedly when they refused to have sex with their husbands" (para 6-7).