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Dec. 12, 2018, 5:07 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.
Nov. 13, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Oct. 31, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau International base, the birth rate is 18.7 per 1000 population.
Oct. 29, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: India, Jordan
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to table 3 in the UN's most recent Population and Vital Statistics Report (last updated 2 January 2018), the live birth rate is 20.8 per 1000 people.
Oct. 29, 2018, 8:17 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The case prompted the government to approve the death penalty for the rape of girls under 12, and also increase the prison term for the rape of older girls and women" (para 8).
Oct. 29, 2018, 8:17 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"India has launched its first sex offenders register with the names of 440,000 people convicted of rape and child abuse. The government has created the database, which will be accessible only to law enforcement agencies, in a bid to stem crimes against women as the country reels from a series of high-profile rape case... 'The National Database on Sexual Offenders (NDSO) ... will assist in effectively tracking and investigating cases of sexual offences,' the ministry said in the statement late on Thursday" (para 1-4). "Earlier this week, police arrested the principal and four staff members of a boarding school in northern India over the rape of a teenage student. Police...more
Oct. 29, 2018, 8:17 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Bajoria urged authorities to focus on supporting and protecting victims of sexual assault to ensure they are able to report crimes and receive justice without facing stigma and harassment" (para 18).
Oct. 29, 2018, 8:17 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"In August, police in northern Uttar Pradesh state rescued 20 girls and three boys from a home where they were sold for sex. That raid came just weeks after police rescued nearly 30 girls who were sexually assaulted and tortured at a shelter in Bihar state" (para 13-14).
Oct. 29, 2018, 8:17 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"More than 100 cases were reported daily in India in 2016, the latest government data shows" (para 9).
Oct. 29, 2018, 7:55 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DSFMF-LAW-1

"India's top court has ruled that adultery is no longer a crime, declaring a colonial-era law that punished the offence with jail time unconstitutional and discriminatory against women. The more than century-old law stated that any man who slept with a married woman without her husband's permission had committed adultery, a crime carrying a five-year prison term" (para 1-2).
Oct. 29, 2018, 7:55 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"It also said that adultery, while valid grounds for divorce, was a private matter" (para 8).
Oct. 29, 2018, 7:55 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-3

"India's top court has ruled that adultery is no longer a crime, declaring a colonial-era law that punished the offence with jail time unconstitutional and discriminatory against women. The more than century-old law stated that any man who slept with a married woman without her husband's permission had committed adultery, a crime carrying a five-year prison term" (para 1-2). "The five-judge bench of the Supreme Court said: 'Thinking of adultery from a point of view of criminality is a retrograde step. Women could not file a complaint under the archaic law nor be held liable for adultery themselves, making it solely the realm of men. The court said the law...more
Oct. 24, 2018, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"But sexual violence, including against children, remains unabated in India, with some 11,000 child rape cases reported in 2015. A 2014 UN report said one in three rape victims in India was a minor" (para. 20 - 21).
Oct. 24, 2018, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"India has the death penalty for the most brutal murders and terror attacks. But the sentences are rarely carried out and are often struck down on appeal by higher courts" (para. 14).
Oct. 24, 2018, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The cabinet approved the ordinance amending laws on sexual violence to allow for capital punishment for those convicted of raping children below the age of 12, the official said. Minimum jail sentences for convicted rapists were also toughened... The new decree requires trials involving child victims to be completed in two months after an arrest, unusually speedy for India where the wheels of justice turn slowly" (Para. 7, 8, 10). "In recent months, four Indian states have already introduced similar legislation in local parliaments to approve the death penalty for child rapists" (para 13).
Oct. 24, 2018, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"India's government on Saturday approved the death penalty for child rapists" (para. 1). "The cabinet approved the ordinance amending laws on sexual violence to allow for capital punishment for those convicted of raping children below the age of 12, the official said... The new decree requires trials involving child victims to be completed in two months after an arrest, unusually speedy for India where the wheels of justice turn slowly" (para. 7,10). "In recent months, four Indian states have already introduced similar legislation in local parliaments to approve the death penalty for child rapists" (para 13). "Activists say lax implementation of laws and snail-paced trials fuel the 'rape culture' in...more
Oct. 24, 2018, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"India's government on Saturday approved the death penalty for child rapists" (para. 1). "The cabinet approved the ordinance amending laws on sexual violence to allow for capital punishment for those convicted of raping children below the age of 12, the official said" (para. 7). "In recent months, four Indian states have already introduced similar legislation in local parliaments to approve the death penalty for child rapists" (para 13). "India previously introduced tougher laws in 2013 after the brutal New Delhi gang rape" (para. 18).
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Djibouti, East Timor, Gabon, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Laos, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Suriname, Zambia
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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Oct. 23, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

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Oct. 23, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, India, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Suriname, Togo, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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