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Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age (15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisified wih modern methods is 76.0 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 101.0 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 18.7 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 10.4 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Honduras, Jordan, Morocco, Pakistan
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 2.9 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:07 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

The reported rape rate per 100,000 in 2015 was 7.5. This rate reflects the number of police-recorded offenses (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 83 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 75.2 years, with the average life expectancy being 72.9 years for men and 77.5 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"In general, couples and individuals have the right to decide freely the number, spacing, and timing of children; manage their reproductive health; and have access to the information and means to do so, free from discrimination, violence, or coercion...Modern methods of contraception were used by 64 percent of married women, and 87 percent of the demand for contraception was satisfied" (para 106). "The Ministry of Health also worked to expand the provision of family planning services in rural areas. The UN Population Fund Global Fund provided assistance in the purchase of contraceptives" (para 107)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Violence between domestic and intimate partners continued to be widespread and affected all levels of society. [The law provides penalties of two to four years in prison" (para 101)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The legal age of consent is 18. There is no statutory rape law, but the penalty for rape of a minor under age 12 is 15 to 20 years’ imprisonment and nine to 13 years’ imprisonment if the victim is age 13 or older...Penalties for facilitating child prostitution are 10 to 15 years in prison and fines ranging from approximately one million to 2.5 million lempiras ($45,450 to $113,600). The law prohibits the use of children under age 18 for exhibitions or performances of a sexual nature and in the production of pornography" (para 117)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"As of October the special prosecutor for women received 113 reports of rape and other sexual crimes against women, compared with 282 such reports during the same period in 2014. The special prosecutor for women reported 11 convictions as of November and 72 cases in which the alleged perpetrator was still at large" (para 100)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"According to the 2010 national maternal mortality study, the country’s maternal mortality rate was 73 deaths per 100,000 live births, although seven departments reported a rate above 90. The World Health Organization and UN Population Fund estimates, however, placed the rate at 129 per 100,000 live births" (para 106)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"With the exception of spousal rape, which is evaluated on an individual basis, rape is considered a public crime; a rapist may be prosecuted even if the victim does not press charges. The penalties for rape range from three to nine years’ imprisonment, and the courts enforced these penalties" (para 100)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Participation of Women and Minorities: The National Congress had one Miskito community member. There were no indigenous or Afro-Honduran cabinet members" (para 85). The report neglects in this section to report on any female participation in the National Congress (MAD - CODER COMMENT). "In June the government brought charges against public officials at the Ministry of Health and employees of the private company Astropharma, including the vice president of the National Congress, Lena Gutierrez, and three members of her family" (para 87). This piece of data demonstrates that there was at least one woman in the National Congress (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"For much of the population, the Ministry of Health provided prenatal care, skilled attendance during childbirth, essential obstetric and postpartum care, and access to other maternal health services at little or no cost...The latest UN Population Fund figures suggested that the percentage of births attended by skilled personnel increased from 67 percent in 2005 to 83 percent in 2012. The Ministry of Health worked to provide emergency health care, including services for the management of complications arising from abortion, through the national hospital system" (para 107)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"By law education is free, compulsory, and universal through middle school, corresponding to between 15-17 years of age, although students at the higher levels often had to pay fees" (para 112). These fees may be a barrier to girls' education. Some families may choose to send sons rather than daughters to school in order to save money (MAD - CODER COMMENT). "Children ages eight to 12 frequently worked as lookouts and collected “war taxes” (extortion payments); consequently, areas around schools were frequently battlegrounds for rival gangs" (para 115)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Authorities generally held female prisoners in a separate facility under conditions similar to those of male prisoners. Some women were housed in separate areas of men’s prisons. Children up to the age of three could stay with their mothers in prison" (para 30)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: PRN-LAW-2

"The law prohibits the use of children under age 18 for exhibitions or performances of a sexual nature and in the production of pornography" (para 117)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"Forced labor occurred in agriculture, street vending, domestic service, the transit of drugs and other illicit items, and other criminal activity. Victims were primarily impoverished men, women, and children in both rural and urban areas (also see section 7.c.)" (para 154)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"By law women have equal access to educational opportunities" (para 109). "By law education is free, compulsory, and universal through middle school, corresponding to between 15-17 years of age, although students at the higher levels often had to pay fees" (para 112)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law provides penalties of two to four years in prison. If the physical injury does not reach the severity required for prosecution as a criminal act, the only legal penalty for a first offense is a sentence of one to three months of community service. Female victims of domestic violence are entitled to certain protective measures under the law. Abusers caught in the act are detained for up to 24 hours as a preventive measure. The law provides a maximum sentence of three years’ imprisonment for disobeying a restraining order connected with the crime of intrafamilial violence" (para 101)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Research conducted by an international organization in 2012 indicated that 24 percent of girls ages 15 to 19 were already mothers or pregnant for the first time. In adolescents with only a primary education or less, these rates increased to 42 and 46 percent, respectively" (para 108)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum legal age for marriage for male and female citizens is 21, although with parental consent boys may marry as young as age 18 and girls as young as age 16" (para 116)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination expressed concern about persistent societal prejudices. It noted that particularly women of Afro-Honduran and indigenous communities faced multiple forms of discrimination in all aspects of social, political, and economic life" (para 130). "Forced labor occurred in agriculture, street vending, domestic service, the transit of drugs and other illicit items, and other criminal activity. Victims were primarily impoverished men, women, and children in both rural and urban areas (also see section 7.c.)" (para 154)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The constitution and law provide citizens the ability to choose their government, in free and fair periodic elections based on nearly universal and equal suffrage, and citizens exercised that ability" (para 83)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"According to government statistics, 10 percent of women marry before age 15, 37 percent before age 18, and 56 percent before age 20" (para 116)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, political opinion or affiliation, marital status, race or origin, language, nationality, religion, family affiliation, family or economic situation, disability, health, physical appearance, or anything else that is against the human dignity of the victim. Penalties include a sentence of three to five years and monetary fines. The law prohibits employers from requiring pregnancy tests as a prerequisite to employment; violators are subject to a fine of 5,000 lempiras ($227)" (para 161)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Rape was a serious and pervasive societal problem. The law criminalizes all forms of rape, including spousal rape" (para 100). "The legal age of consent is 18. There is no statutory rape law, but the penalty for rape of a minor under age 12 is 15 to 20 years’ imprisonment and nine to 13 years’ imprisonment if the victim is age 13 or older" (para 117)
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Most employed women worked in lower-status and lower-paid informal occupations, such as domestic service, without legal protection or regulation. Women were present in small numbers in most professions, but cultural attitudes limited their career opportunities...Job seekers older than age 30, particularly women, faced discrimination based on their age when applying for jobs" (para 109). "The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination expressed concern about persistent societal prejudices. It noted that particularly women of Afro-Honduran and indigenous communities faced multiple forms of discrimination in all aspects of social, political, and economic life" (para 130). "There were credible allegations of compulsory overtime at apparel assembly factories (particularly for women, who...more
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Government officials met with domestic and international NGOs and convened meetings to obtain their views on different issues. Although attentive to NGO views, officials often not responsive to their recommendations. Some NGOs claimed that statements made by some government officials regarding NGO activities constituted threats, harassment, or disparagement of their work" (para 93). NGOs regarding women are certainly within these referenced NGOs (MAD - CODER COMMENT). "The government provided services to victims of domestic violence in hospitals and health centers. The national government provided space for an NGO in Tegucigalpa to run a shelter. Local governments in cooperation with NGOs operated domestic violence shelters in San Pedro Sula, Choluteca, La...more