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Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"India increased the length of paid maternity leave from 84 to 182 days" (p. 38).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"India increased the length of paid maternity leave from 84 to 182 days" (p. 38).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"India increased the length of paid maternity leave from 84 to 182 days" (p. 38).
Feb. 8, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Brazil, Egypt, India, Philippines, Thailand
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"Suicide among women in developing countries is largely influenced by domestic violence. The figures are alarmingly high, contributing to 48 percent of female suicides in Brazil, 61 percent in Egypt, 64 percent in India, 28 percent in the Philippines, 11 percent in Indonesia and 41 percent in Thailand" (para 15).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"11.8% of seats in the lower/single house of India (64 out of 542 total seats) are held by women. 11.0% of seats in the upper house/Senate (27 out of 245 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"18.5% of ministerial positions in India (5 out of 27 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Ukraine, United States, Yemen
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Burma/Myanmar, Chile, Costa Rica, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 1.63 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 18, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Women accused of witchcraft in Orissa state" (Slide 3). "branding women as 'witches' to capture land & property" (Slide 16). 'The ancient tribal people of India have a long tradition of belief in witchcraft. Mita Bai, 34, will never forget the day when at 8:00 am in the morning, a group of three men and six women came to her house with their allegations, branding her as, 'a witch.' As an attack against her broke out, she cried out for help, but no one heard or heeded her pleas. Instead, she was dragged from her home, stripped of all her clothing, and nearly hung from a tree. What was her...more
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in India in 2015 was 14.28 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 10, 2019, 9:55 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"In a 2011 report Kalantry co-authored, the researchers found that most acid attacks in Bangladesh, India and Cambodia were by men against women whom they had a personal relationship with. Most of the victims in Bangladesh and India are women who stepped outside of traditional gender roles, according to the report" (para 12).
Jan. 10, 2019, 9:54 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"For example, ASTI executive director Jaf Shah estimates that over 1,000 attacks occur annually in India, despite reporting of around 300 per year" (para 9) Pertaining to acid attacks (AMG-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 4, 2019, 9:49 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"On 11 October, 2017, the Indian Supreme Court ruled that part of the Indian Penal Code which excused marital rape of minors between the ages of 15-18, was unconstitutional. Going forward, a man will be considered guilty of rape if he has intercourse with a wife who is under the age of 18" (para 31).
Jan. 4, 2019, 9:49 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"[In] India, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Serbia and Montenegro, Tonga –Marital rape is now a crime" (para 13). "Although India’s domestic violence law of 2006 gives women the option to bring a civil case for marital rape, India continues to exempt marital rape from its criminal law" (para 26). "On 11 October, 2017, the Indian Supreme Court ruled that part of the Indian Penal Code which excused marital rape of minors between the ages of 15-18, was unconstitutional. Going forward, a man will be considered guilty of rape if he has intercourse with a wife who is under the age of 18. However, the exception for marital rape of adult...more
Jan. 4, 2019, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"'The NITI Aayog report is more evidence that the so-called "Gujarat Model of development" has led to an increase in inequity; in this case, gender inequity,' said Dr Amit Sengupta of the Jan Swasthya Abhiyan to Newsclick" (para 10).
Jan. 4, 2019, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ISSA-PRACTICE-1

"'There is a clear need for States to effectively implement the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994 and take appropriate measures to promote the value of the girl child,' the report notes further" (para 11). "The report also shows that economic prosperity does not necessarily translate into social progressiveness, as evident from the fact that states like Punjab and Haryana, despite having a higher per capita income, have a worse sex ratio than Bihar, for example" (para 16).
Jan. 4, 2019, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-2

"Never mind the much-mythologised 'Gujarat model' of development — the state has seen the sharpest decline in the sex ratio at birth (SRB) in the country, according to the NITI Aayog’s health index report 'Healthy States, Progressive India'" (para 1). "The sex ratio at birth — or the number of girls born for every 1000 boys during a specific year — was recorded for the period between 2012-14 (base year) and 2013-15 (reference year). The SRB 'is an important indicator and reflects the extent to which there is reduction in the number of girl children born by sex-selective abortions,' as the report says. Gujarat topped the ‘most deteriorated’ category —...more
Jan. 4, 2019, 12:28 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The sex ratio at birth — or the number of girls born for every 1000 boys during a specific year — was recorded for the period between 2012-14 (base year) and 2013-15 (reference year)" (para 3). "Gujarat topped the ‘most deteriorated’ category — states that had the most alarming decrease in the SRB. In Gujarat, the sex ratio at birth fell from 907 to 854, a fall of 53 points. This was followed by Haryana, where the SRB fell from 866 to 831, a fall of 35 points. Rajasthan came in third with a fall of 32 points, from 893 to 861. Next was Uttarakhand, where the SRB fell from...more
Dec. 20, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 1.9 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 0.78 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2016 was 2.67 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire, Gabon, India, Iraq, Liberia, Malawi, Papua New Guinea
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

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Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

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Nov. 17, 2018, 1:49 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Our partner, 'WeSpeakOut', has united women across the Bohra community against FGM/Khafz since 2015. The movement began when Masooma, the founder, shared her story: 'Although sharing my story helped act as a catalyst, this what is happening is about much more than my personal experience. We are living in a time where women have really found their voices. Centerstaging this much secret and hidden issue of FGM/C through personal narratives has helped us garner much support for our campaign to eliminate FGM/C from India. We have been able to take this movement forward by harnessing the power of women'" (para 3, 4). "In August 2018, over 25 thought leaders from...more
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:49 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"For a long time there was a misconception that FGM didn’t happen in India, despite UN’s global target to eliminate FGM in all countries as part of their global Sustainable Development Goals. Women and girls in India are also not explicitly protected by law as the practice is not currently illegal, although there is a current FGM case before the Supreme Court of India" (para 1).
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:49 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"In India, the practice is most common amongst members of a sub-sect of Ismaili Shia Islam known as the Dawoodi Bohra community, though it is also practised by a sect of Sunnis in the southern state of Kerala. In Bohra communities, FGM is known as ‘Khatna’ or ‘Khafz’ and is usually performed on pre-pubescent girls by traditional practitioners called ‘Mullanis’" (para 2).
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:49 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In August 2018, over 25 thought leaders from the anti-FGM/Khafz movement, women’s rights organizations, from India, Africa and North America, and various United Nations agencies came together at a roundtable meeting in New Delhi, which was jointly organized by WeSpeakOut and Equality Now. The roundtable explored how India could eliminate FGM/Khafz and meet its commitments under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)" (para 5).
Nov. 14, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

There's a "NGO called Shaheen, which helps prevent young girls from being sold into forced marriages" (para. 17).
Nov. 14, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Young girls from poor neighborhoods, sold by their parents without their consent, to elderly tourists who come here looking for sex" (para. 7).
Nov. 14, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"Begum has a young daughter, fathered by the man she was forced to marry. When she became pregnant after just two months, he divorced her over the phone. She says she was so distraught, she tried killing herself" (para. 15). It shows how forced marriages can promote suicide. JSM - Coder comment.