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Oct. 17, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"Arranged and early marriage are thought to be behind high suicide rates among women in India, researchers have found" (para 1). ""The report stated: 'Marriage is known to be less protective against suicide for women because of arranged and early marriage, young motherhood, low social status, domestic violence, and economic dependence'" (para 5). "'Lack of access to mental health facilities for women could be a factor behind suicide related deaths,' said Rakhi Dandona, of the Public Health Foundation of India, and one of the study’s authors" (para 10). "However, Indian women are three times more likely to attempt suicide than men" (para 11). "Dr Dutta runs workshops on suicide prevention...more
Oct. 17, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"A study in the Lancet medical journal found that 37 per cent of global suicide deaths among women and 24 per cent among men occurred in India. In 2016 around 230,000 people killed themselves in India, with 135,000 of those deaths occuring in men and 95,000 in women" (para 2-3). "The report found that married women account for the highest proportion of suicide deaths in India, across lines of religion, geography, social class and age" (para 4). "The report stated: 'Marriage is known to be less protective against suicide for women because of arranged and early marriage, young motherhood, low social status, domestic violence, and economic dependence'" (para 5). "Nearly...more
Oct. 17, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"India accounted for 37 percent of all suicides reported globally for women and 26 percent for men. In 2016, an estimated 230,300 Indians died of suicide, a 40 percent increase from 1990 and only slightly less than the casualties from traffic accidents reported that year" (para 5). "Sixty percent of all women who died by suicide are from India and China. Interestingly, over the last five years, the suicide rate in rural Chinese women has drastically reduced, but in India, the figures haven't gone down" (para 12). This data is referring to a 2014 World Health Organization study (CCS-CODER COMMENT). "Suicide deaths were not limited to low income or uneducated...more
Oct. 17, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"In June, M., a 28-year-old woman jumped from the second floor of her home in Madurai, India — 20 feet above a rocky, tar road — after a bitter argument with her husband. He had accused her of having an affair. This was M.'s second attempt to kill herself. She survived the fall. M. had been prescribed antidepressants after her first suicide attempt seven years before but had stopped taking them... M. is one of many Indian women who struggle with depression and suicide" (para 1-4). "And while it is true that more Indian men die from suicide every year, one has to keep in mind the more women attempt...more
Oct. 17, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"What changed? Indian women below the age of 30 were exposed to major life changes and social pressures that come after marriage. Many lived with their in-laws in a patriarchal joint family setup and were denied basic freedom" (para 11).
Oct. 17, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-4

"Twenty-one out of every 100,000 Indian men died because of suicide, too, and the rate is higher than that of the women" (para 10).
Oct. 17, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-3

"We found that 15 out of every 100,000 Indian women died because of suicide in 2016 and this rate was double the world average for women" (para 10).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 28.1 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 43.0 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 25.4 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 16.3 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Guyana, India, Solomon Islands
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 86 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 68.8 years, with the average life expectancy being 67.4 years for men and 70.3 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:54 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"It is hard to believe, that in the present scenario, India habituates some places where girls of the families are forced into prostitution, even before they reach puberty" (para 3). "Known as 'village of sex workers,' Wadia village in in Tharad taluka in Banaskantha district of north Gujarat, close to Rajasthan border, is famous for flesh trade on an enormous scale... The small village is inhabited by a nomadic tribe called Saraniyas, where girls are groomed to become prostitutes at an early age and boys are trained to become pimps to find clients for them" (para 13-14).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:54 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"In the Devadasis belt, in Bellary and Koppal districts of Karnataka, the virginity of girls is auctioned off among the upper caste people. After this, girls spend rest of their lives as prostitutes, while earning for their families. The Devadasis community worships Hindu Goddess Yelamma. Devadasis literally means 'slave of God'. According to the beliefs followed here, girls are married to the Goddess Yelamma, after which they dedicate their lives in the name of religion. Besides Karnataka, the Devadasi system continues in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. In 1982, devadasi system was outlawed, but it is still widely practiced" (para 16-19).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:54 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"Natpurwa village, Uttar Pradesh... This is the village in Hardoi district of eastern Uttar Pradesh... More than 70 percent women of this village are into flesh trade" (para 8-9). "Known as 'village of sex workers,' Wadia village in in Tharad taluka in Banaskantha district of north Gujarat, close to Rajasthan border, is famous for flesh trade on an enormous scale, since over last 80 years" (para 13).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:54 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-4

"Bachara is a tribal matriarchal community in the western part of Madhya Pradesh... Here, girls are forced into prostitution by their own fathers and brothers" (para 11-12). "In the Devadasis belt, in Bellary and Koppal districts of Karnataka, the virginity of girls is auctioned off among the upper caste people. After this, girls spend rest of their lives as prostitutes, while earning for their families" (para 16).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:54 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1, DSFMF-PRACTICE-1

"Bachara is a tribal matriarchal community in the western part of Madhya Pradesh... Here, girls are forced into prostitution by their own fathers and brothers. The responsibility of making both ends meet is in the hands of the eldest daughter of the family. Most of such families have a dedicated room in their houses to continue this dreaded profession" (para 11-12). "Known as 'village of sex workers,' Wadia village in in Tharad taluka in Banaskantha district of north Gujarat, close to Rajasthan border, is famous for flesh trade on an enormous scale, since over last 80 years. Here, men search for customers for the women of their families and also...more
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Though lawmakers have introduced measures to expand the definition of sex crimes and speed up the prosecutions of rape cases, survivors of sexual violence still face significant barriers to justice and support services" (para 3).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"From 2007 to 2016, crimes against women in India surged 83 percent" (para 3).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Amid public outcry over a string of brutal assaults, the Indian Home Ministry announced the creation of a new division to address issues related to security of women" (para 3).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"India’s high rate of violence against women is not only detrimental to human rights, but also to economic growth: in a series of interviews with Bloomberg, Indian women cited fear for their own or children’s safety as their reason for leaving the workforce" (para 3).
Oct. 2, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"As many as 12 million Indian women could lose their jobs next year thanks to a new law that mandates employers must allow 26 weeks paid time off after giving birth. There have been worries about the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act since it was passed in March 2017, bumping paid leave up from the previous 12 weeks and making day care centers mandatory for companies with more than 50 employees" (para 1-2).
Oct. 2, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"But this new law also reinforces the idea that child care is the responsibility of women alone — a belief that’s already making many educated Indian workers believe they have to choose between children and a career" (para 4). Refers to the law that increases maternity leave (CCS-CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 2, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"For instance, women make up 51 percent of all new recruits in the tech industry, but only 34 percent of all employees, according to a 2011 study by Nasscom" (para 8).
Oct. 2, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

"But this new law also reinforces the idea that child care is the responsibility of women alone — a belief that’s already making many educated Indian workers believe they have to choose between children and a career" (para 4). "One of the main factors is what some economists call the motherhood penalty, which takes a particular toll on workforce participation of educated women. In March 2017, a World Bank policy paper by Maitreyi Bordia Das and Ieva Zumbyte, 'The Motherhood Penalty and Female Employment in Urban India,' found that'“having a young child in the home depresses mothers’ employment'” (para 7). "No wonder then that at times of economic growth, when...more
Oct. 2, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"This is bad news for India, where already nearly 20 million women left the workforce between 2004 and 2012. In 2011, census data put the female labor force participation rate at 27 percent. This year, the annual economic survey conducted by the Ministry of Finance said it was just 24 percent — the worst in South Asia, and among the G-20 nations only beating Saudi Arabia" (para 5). "In April 2017, a World Bank report found the sharpest workforce participation drops among both illiterate women and India’s most educated women" (para 6). "For instance, women make up 51 percent of all new recruits in the tech industry, but only 34...more
Oct. 2, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

" But this new law also reinforces the idea that child care is the responsibility of women alone — a belief that’s already making many educated Indian workers believe they have to choose between children and a career" (para 4). "One of the main factors is what some economists call the motherhood penalty, which takes a particular toll on workforce participation of educated women. In March 2017, a World Bank policy paper by Maitreyi Bordia Das and Ieva Zumbyte, 'The Motherhood Penalty and Female Employment in Urban India,' found that 'having a young child in the home depresses mothers’ employment'” (para 7).
Oct. 2, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Rohini Pande, co-director of the Evidence for Policy Design Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School, finds that social norms that restrict women’s mobility are one of the challenges women confront when they set out to find a job. Using government data she found, for instance, that 79.9 percent of women in India needed permission from husbands or other family members to visit a health center. 'In the end, it’s pretty difficult to look for a job if you can’t leave the house alone,' she wrote" (para 12). "Unlike men, women need to get an all-clear from their fathers, brothers, husbands, in-laws, or, sometimes, entire village councils before they can step...more
Oct. 2, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Rohini Pande, co-director of the Evidence for Policy Design Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School, finds that social norms that restrict women’s mobility are one of the challenges women confront when they set out to find a job. Using government data she found, for instance, that 79.9 percent of women in India needed permission from husbands or other family members to visit a health center. 'In the end, it’s pretty difficult to look for a job if you can’t leave the house alone,' she wrote" (para 12).
Oct. 2, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MULV-DATA-1

"India has one of the world’s largest gender gaps in unpaid care work. In November 2015, the McKinsey Global Institute found that women in India do 10 times as much unpaid care work than men, far above the global average of three times" (para 9).