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Dec. 12, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 1.4 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 0.85 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Iran, Israel
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2014 was 0.58 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 1, 2018, 2:14 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IIP-LAW-1, RISW-PRACTICE-2

"Iran's prosecutor general said today that women would not be allowed to watch live football matches inside stadiums again, because seeing the players will 'lead to sin'" (para 1).
Dec. 1, 2018, 2:14 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Women have been barred from attending men's football matches since the 1979 Islamic revolution, with religious leaders claiming that women need to be protected from the masculine atmosphere and the sight of semi-clad men. They have also worried about bodily contact between the genders in crowds as people leave sporting arenas" (6, 7).
Dec. 1, 2018, 2:14 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"'I object to the presence of women in Azadi Stadium yesterday. We are a Muslim state, we are Muslims,' Montazeri said, according to the conservative Mehr news agency. 'We will deal with any official who wants to allow women inside stadiums under any pretext,' he added. 'When a woman goes to a stadium and is faced with half-naked men in sports clothes and sees them it will lead to sin'" (para 3, 4, 5). "Women have been barred from attending men's football matches since the 1979 Islamic revolution, with religious leaders claiming that women need to be protected from the masculine atmosphere and the sight of semi-clad men. They have...more
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: Iran, Tunisia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau International base, the birth rate is 17.4 per 1000 population.
Oct. 29, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Iran, Tunisia
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 19.9 per 1000 people.
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Fiji, Hungary, Iran, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Moldova, New Zealand, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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Oct. 23, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Costa Rica, Iran, Russia
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

25.0
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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Oct. 23, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, North Korea, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Suriname, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Women were represented in many fields, including in parliament, on municipal councils, on police forces, and as firefighters, but the law requires a woman to obtain her husband’s consent before working outside the home" (para 161)
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"A woman or man found making a false accusation of rape is subject to 80 lashes" (para 148)
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"Shia clergy, most notably the 'supreme jurisprudent' (or supreme leader), and political leaders vetted by the clergy dominated key power structures. While mechanisms for popular election existed within the structure of the state, the supreme leader held significant influence over the legislative and executive branches of government (through various unelected councils under his authority) and held constitutional authority over the judiciary, the government-run media, and the armed forces" (para 1). "The court system was subject to political influence, and judges were appointed 'in accordance with religious criteria.' The supreme leader appoints the head of the judiciary. The head of the judiciary, members of the Supreme Court, and the prosecutor general...more
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The law recognizes the basic right of married couples to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing, and timing of their children. Couples are entitled to reproductive healthcare, free from discrimination, coercion, and violence. While government healthcare used to include full free access to contraception and family planning for married couples, the budget has been reduced to zero in recent years. According to the UN secretary-general’s August report, the government’s budget allocated to the family and population program remained zero in the 2014-15 budget" (para 153)
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: AW-LAW-1

"Access to Asylum: The law provides for the granting of asylum or refugee status to qualified applicants. While the government reportedly has a system for providing protection to refugees, UNHCR did not have information regarding how the country made asylum determinations" (para 114)
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"During the year the government arrested students, journalists, lawyers, political activists, women’s activists, artists, and members of religious minorities; charged many with crimes such as 'propaganda against the system' and 'insulting the supreme leader;' and treated such cases as national security trials" (para 57)
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IIP-LAW-1

"In October imprisoned cartoonist and activist Atena Farghadani stated to AI that authorities forced her to undergo a virginity test after being charged with 'non-adultery illegitimate relations' for shaking hands with her male lawyer. Farghadani was serving a 12-year sentence for 'spreading propaganda,' 'insulting members of parliament,' and 'insulting the supreme leader.' She went on a hunger strike to protest abuse by prison officials" (para 23). "In October the government banned actress Sadaf Taherian from returning to the country after she posted photos on her social media account that showed her not wearing the 'hejab' (headscarf), which is mandatory in the country for all women appearing in public. Authorities briefly...more
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: ATDW-LAW-5

"A woman has the right to divorce only if her husband signs a contract granting that right, cannot provide for his family, has violated the terms of their original marriage contract, or is a drug addict, insane, or impotent. A husband is not required to cite a reason for divorcing his wife" (para 157)
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"In September the Interior Ministry issued an order requiring all officials to hire only secretaries of their own gender. Women remained banned from working in coffee houses and from performing music alongside men with very limited exceptions made for traditional music" (para 203)
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Furthermore, authorities only considered the children born from such unions eligible for Iranian citizenship if the child’s father is a citizen and registers the child as his, leaving many such children without a birth certificate and access to basic services" (para 118). "Women may not transmit citizenship to their children or to a noncitizen spouse. According to media reports during the year, between 400,000 and one million persons lacked Iranian nationality despite having a citizen mother, due to limitations of citizenship transmission. More than 32,000 children were without refugee identification cards in 2013, making them effectively stateless and subjected to inconsistent government policies. Charities, principally domestic, provided medical care. Authorities...more
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The law does not address FGM/C but does punish mutilation of the body" (para 150)
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Although primary schooling until age 11 is free and compulsory for all, the media and other sources reported lower enrollment in rural areas, especially for girls" (para 165)
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Early and Forced Marriage: The legal minimum age of marriage for girls is 13, but girls as young as nine may be married with permission from the court and their father. The law requires court approval for the marriage of boys younger than 15" (para 168)
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Census Bureau, the government agency responsible for data collection, does not permit international organizations to study domestic violence in the country and has never published any statistics regarding violence against women" (para 149)
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"According to 2012 UN statistics, the female youth literacy rate was 98.5 percent, and the adult female literacy rate was 90.3 percent of the men’s" (para 160)
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: CUST-LAW-1

"The law provides divorced women preference in custody for children up to age seven. After the child reaches age seven, the father is entitled to custody unless he is proven unfit to care for the child. Divorced women who remarry automatically lose custody of their children from previous marriages. Courts determine custody in disputed cases" (para 158)
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Whether there were prosecutions for FGM/C during the year is unknown.The practice was reportedly most prevalent in Kurdish provinces in the northwest and the Persian Gulf province of Hormozgan. If individuals performed the procedure, it was usually performed on girls under the age of 10. A 2012 study on Kermanshah Province suggested that FGM/C was a common practice among women there, with more than 55 percent of girls circumcised before the age of seven. In July, Tehran University held the first publicized conference in the country on the subject" (para 150)
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law addresses sexual harassment in the context of physical contact between men and women, but the law is biased against women. The law prohibits physical contact between unrelated men and women, and punishes it by flogging" (para 152)