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Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Iran, Qatar
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satisified is 68.9 (latest available data for 2005-2015).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Iran, Paraguay, Swaziland
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 5.3 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 3.6 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 37.7 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 13, 2018, 7:19 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Iran’s new parliament will have more women than clerics for the first time since before the 1979 Islamic revolution when it is sworn in later this month. Although the female members only number 17 out of the 290 members of parliament—who approve cabinet appointments and new legislation—only 16 clerics were elected, the BBC reports" (para. 1 - 2).
Sept. 12, 2018, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SRACE-LAW-1

"Women have been campaigning for fair access to sport for years inside Iran, and while they have been granted access to some sports, football was off limits until now (20/06/2018)" (par. 7)."Earlier this year women were allowed into basketball matches at the Azadi sports complex" (par. 26).
Sept. 12, 2018, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Iranian women were allowed into the national stadium in Tehran for the first time in 37 years on Wednesday night" (the night of 20/06/2018) (par. 1). "Despite being allowed inside the stadium, many restrictions remain on women in Iran, such as having to cover their heads" (par. 23).
Sept. 12, 2018, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IIP-LAW-1

"Women were last legally allowed inside the Azadi on October 5, 1981, to watch the Tehran derby before being banned as part of sweeping reforms following the Islamic Revolution" After it, they weren´t allowed in the stadium until 20/06/2018 (JSM - Coder comment) (Par. 5 ). "Despite being allowed inside the stadium, many restrictions remain on women in Iran, such as having to cover their heads" (par. 23). "Earlier this year (2018) women were allowed into basketball matches at the Azadi sports complex" (par. 26).
July 30, 2018, 10:05 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

“for example, while rape is illegal, a rape victim must present four male eyewitnesses and two female witnesses in order to prove the crime. Given that most violence against women takes place in the private sphere, it is extremely difficult for women to provide such eyewitnesses to acts of violence. If the defendant is acquitted, the victim runs the risk of being charged and convicted for false accusation (qazf) or illicit sexual relations (zina)” (16).
March 19, 2018, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"On the subject of Child Brides, Iran is speaking from a position of multiple violations, including […] Failure to provide and enforce what might be called ‘authentic consent’: that is, a marriage between two persons capable of consent to an economic contract with total rights—economic, legal, social, or physical—of the male party over the female. No girl under the age of nine in Iran can possibly be considered of the age of authentic consent. [...] Failure to forbid, monitor, and redress circumstances of forced marriages for girl children," (9-12). "It is, of course, not only international laws that Iran flouts in the context of their commitment to the exploitation of...more
March 19, 2018, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, LRCM-PRACTICE-1

"Child brides who seek family or legal protections from sexual abuse by husbands—often much older than themselves—seldom see redress of their circumstances, and often wind up being treated harshly by the courts," (3).
March 19, 2018, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"Recent legal changes in Civil Law (Article 1041, amended in 1982, and later in 2000) to allow a guardian himself to marry a female child who has not yet attained puberty is an excellent example of what Iran considers careful custodianship by a guardian," (11).
March 19, 2018, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"Women and girls were greatly benefited by the government’s literacy campaign, and by 2009, made up more than half of the students in Iranian colleges and universities. This happened in spite of the fact that women are prevented from entering certain fields of study not deemed appropriate to their gender. The educational successes of young Iranian women are all the more notable, given that discrimination against these highly qualified and educated young women means that they do not become gainfully employed. In fact, a quota system to displace top women candidates and give their spots to men was initiated in 2010, by making seventy additional fields of study forbidden to...more
March 19, 2018, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"Iran’s view, found in its constitution, that because women have smaller brains than men, they are intellectually inferior to men and not able to benefit from education is laughable, given their own statistics. Women and girls were greatly benefited by the government’s literacy campaign, and by 2009, made up more than half of the students in Iranian colleges and universities. This happened in spite of the fact that women are prevented from entering certain fields of study not deemed appropriate to their gender. The educational successes of young Iranian women are all the more notable, given that discrimination against these highly qualified and educated young women means that they do...more
March 19, 2018, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"The practice of child marriage is coming to be recognized as a significant source of female suicides among juvenile brides. The trend is so serious in fact, that one Iranian epidemiologist has labelled it an ‘epidemic’ that will certainly need to be addressed in light of birth rate and other variables, though this is an area where Middle Eastern countries seldom focus public health attention," (21).
March 19, 2018, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"Similarly, Islamic defenders of the practice of child marriage point out that it is, like all Muslim marriages, a two-part process: a marriage contract is first completed and accepted, and at some subsequent, unspecified time, the consummation of the marriage takes place. The implication here is that the age of the girlchild might be as young as 13 years (solar calendar) or 9 years and 8 months (lunar calendar) old, but this is not necessarily the age of consummation of the marriage: this was the format followed by the Prophet Muhammad in his marriage to 6-year old Aisha. However, there is no particular intervention or monitoring specified to make sure...more
March 19, 2018, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Iran’s choice of Shari’a as its governing code, interpreted in the most restrictive way possible, sets the marriage age for girls at 9 years and 8 months (lunar years)," (9)."Failure to monitor and provide guardianship of minor girls is conducted in the interests of the girl child, rather than her family, guardian, brothers, aspiring suitors. Recent legal changes in Civil Law (Article 1041, amended in 1982, and later in 2000) to allow a guardian himself to marry a female child who has not yet attained puberty is an excellent example of what Iran considers careful custodianship by a guardian," (11).
March 19, 2018, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Similarly, Islamic defenders of the practice of child marriage point out that it is, like all Muslim marriages, a two-part process: a marriage contract is first completed and accepted, and at some subsequent—unspecified—time, the consummation of the marriage takes place. The implication here is that the age of the girlchild might be as young as 13 years (solar calendar) or 9 years and 8 months (lunar calendar) old, but this is not necessarily the age of consummation of the marriage: this was the format followed by the Prophet Muhammad in his marriage to 6-year old Aisha. However, there is no particular intervention or monitoring specified to make sure that consummation...more
March 19, 2018, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Iran’s view, found in its constitution, that because women have smaller brains than men, they are intellectually inferior to men and not able to benefit from education is laughable, given their own statistics. Women and girls were greatly benefited by the government’s literacy campaign, and by 2009, made up more than half of the students in Iranian colleges and universities. This happened in spite of the fact that women are prevented from entering certain fields of study not deemed appropriate to their gender [...] In fact, a quota system to displace top women candidates and give their spots to men was initiated in 2010, by making seventy additional fields of...more
March 19, 2018, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Child brides are assumed to have completed all the education they will ever need for their upcoming servitude to the male-ruled family […] In fact, a quota system to displace top women candidates and give their spots to men was initiated in 2010, by making seventy additional fields of study forbidden to women," (19).
Feb. 26, 2018, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Hajar Tahriri Niksefat, the head of the women’s committee in Raisi’s election headquarters in the northern province of Gilan, told Al-Monitor she believed that educating children on gender equality was “not necessarily to the child’s benefit, but could also be oppressive.” Niksefat, who previously served as a legislator in Iran’s seventh parliament (2004-2008)" (Para 5).
Feb. 26, 2018, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"This is while the Robie H. Harris “It’s Not the Stork!” children’s book, which teaches kids about sexuality and the facts of life, was recently translated into Persian. Pictures of this book were quickly posted on Persian-language social media and described as an educational book being taught in schools. However, pro-Rouhani media outlets and social media activists were quick to respond and called the majority of campaigns against the 2030 UNESCO document a “lie” while trying to change the public mindset by providing translations and explanations. A short video, for instance, was used to show that teaching homosexuality was not mentioned anywhere in the document. They did, however, confirm that...more
Jan. 10, 2018, 5:15 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"Ms. Khaleghi’s troubles began some weeks after her election victory, when she was disqualified without explanation by the powerful Guardian Council, a 12-member group that includes six clerics appointed by the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. That was, at the very least, surprising, because the council had screened her extensively before the vote, just as it does all candidates, and had proclaimed her fit" (para 10).
Jan. 10, 2018, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"'For the first time, 18 women M.P.'s have made their way to the Majlis, which is a record, and we are happy that the dear ladies of our country are present in all scenes and especially in politics,' he said in the post" (para 8). The Majils is another word for the Iranian Parliament (CODER COMMENT-BCT).
Jan. 10, 2018, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"...all Iranian women are obliged to cover themselves in public, even when traveling abroad" (para 4).
Jan. 10, 2018, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"...18 women M.P.’s have made their way to the Majlis, which is a record" (para 8).
Dec. 20, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-6, MARR-LAW-5

"Based on Iran’s civil code, the marriage of an Iranian woman to a foreign national is dependent upon special permission from the Foreign Ministry. In practice, this means that Iranian women need to get permission to marry non-Iranian Muslims. Iran's civil code forbids Muslim women from marrying non-Muslim men. An estimated 70,000 marriages between Iranian women and Afghan men are not registered with the National Organization for Civil Registration. Meanwhile, Iran’s Interior Ministry has declared all marriages between Iranian women and Afghan men that took place after 2001 invalid" (para 2). "In contrast, Iranian men may marry Muslim or non-Muslim women and Iranian or non-Iranian women without obtaining permission from...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"In an interview with the Iran-based news outlet Parsineh in April last year, an Iranian Baluchi woman relayed some of the perils of Iran’s current civil code. Born in poverty, she said that she was married off to an Afghan man at the age of 12" (para 1).
Dec. 20, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"In an interview with the Iran-based news outlet Parsineh in April last year, an Iranian Baluchi woman relayed some of the perils of Iran’s current civil code. Born in poverty, she said that she was married off to an Afghan man at the age of 12. After fathering seven children, her spouse returned to Afghanistan, leaving her behind with their children-all of whom lack birth certificates. Fearing deportation, she is now staying in a remote mountain home with no running water or electricity" (para1). "Under Iranian law, children born to an Iranian father — whether residing in Iran or abroad — are considered Iranian. Meanwhile, children born to Iranian mothers...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"'Ali Younesi, the presidential adviser for religious and minority affairs, has correctly stated that Iran’s current nationality law is “strict, old-fashioned and racist.' The discriminatory law stands in stark contrast to the significant advances Iranian women have made in other spheres during the past three decades. As such, now is the time to revise this law. But as Younesi has said, 'Every time the revision of these rules are discussed, many fear and try to prevent any changes. It is important that the Interior Ministry and National Security Council find a solution to this problem'" (para 9).