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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).
Oct. 6, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"many Ghanaians believe husbands have justifiable reasons for beating their wives" (para 11).
Oct. 6, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

"Succumbing to their husbands' brutality is better than reporting the abuse to any local authority, they say. Traditions in most parts of rural Ghana dictate that a woman cannot, under any circumstances, leave the home of her husband. Most families would rather send the woman back to her husband if she comes to them with complaints" (para 8).
Oct. 6, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"These women are caught between modern cultures that propagate equal rights for men and women and traditional Ghanaian beliefs based on male dominance" (para 12).
Oct. 6, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"In communities in northern Ghana, women say they would rather bite their tongues than report domestic abuses to the police" (para 1). "When I asked her why she didn't report [her husband's abuse] to the police, she at first remained silent. But a few minutes later she whispered a few words. 'It's alien to us, it's not part of our norms. If you feel your husband is abusing you, go to your parents but don't let the police arrest him. We don't do that. It breaks up the relationship'" (para 2-3). "'After [your husband] beats you, you cry for some time to let the pain wane and you recover from ...more
Sept. 28, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Ghana, Lesotho, Oman, Singapore, Sri Lanka
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Marital rape is permitted by law in at least 10 of the countries studied by campaign group Equality Now, including Ghana, Lesotho, Oman, Singapore and Sri Lanka" (para 3).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

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Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

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Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

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Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

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Aug. 30, 2017, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: LO-LAW-1

“Legal frameworks in Ghana provide women very limited access to ownership rights. The land tenure system is currently governed by customary law. As a result, women’s access to land and to agricultural inputs is relatively poor...Women and men in Ghana have equal rights in relation to access to property other than land. However, customary law considers property as a family asset to be administered by the family head, who is usually a man...Women’s access to bank loans is more limited than that of men” (227)
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-4

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MARR-SCALE-3

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MARR-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

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