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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).
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those ages 10 and older, 33.1% of those employed by agriculture were women, 29.1% of those employed by industry were women, and 37.8% of those employed by service were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those ages 10 and older, 33.1% of those employed by agriculture were women, 29.1% of those employed by industry were women, and 37.8% of those employed by service were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those ages 10 and older, 33.1% of those employed by agriculture were women, 29.1% of those employed by industry were women, and 37.8% of those employed by service were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those ages 10 and older, 33.1% of those employed by agriculture were women, 29.1% of those employed by industry were women, and 37.8% of those employed by service were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

According to Figure 5, about 36% of economically active women are employed by the agriculture sector, about 10% by the industry sector, and about 54% by the services sector (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 5, about 36% of economically active women are employed by the agriculture sector, about 10% by the industry sector, and about 54% by the services sector (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

"The committee, which is made up of 18 independent experts also expressed concerns about the flogging and death penalty for LGBTI children as a result of their sexuality or even perceived gender expression. And asked Iran to decriminalize same sex relations and end harassment, and bullying of LGBTI children. The CRC particularly criticised Iran for 'cruel and degrading treatment' of the LGBTI with electroshocks, hormones, strong psychoactive medications and forcible surgical treatment and urged that 'those responsible for these acts be held accountable' for their actions" (para 4-5).
Dec. 6, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"The UN body said it was concerned about child sexual exploitation and abuse committed under the Iranian law which allows for a marriage between the 'father and adopted child, paving a path for sexual abuse of children.' In its recommendations, the committee urged to ensure that those responsible for the approval of forced and child marriage, including judges, parents, guardians, religious or traditional leaders are held accountable" (para 6). "In a submission to the UN CRC, JFI [Justice for Iran] had urged the committee to take appropriate measures against the discriminatory laws and practices of child marriage and compulsory veiling of children in Iran. Many JFI recommendations were adopted by ...more
Dec. 6, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"The CRC also stated that an increasing number of 'girls at the age of 10 years or younger' are 'subjected to child and forced marriages to much older men' . . . Shadi Sadr, the executive director of the JFI concurred: 'although the Iranian State officials claimed that these marriages occur due to cultural factors; CRC has rightfully urged the State to appropriately address the plight of girls in Iran'" (para 2-3). "The UN body said it was concerned about child sexual exploitation and abuse committed under the Iranian law which allows for a marriage between the 'father and adopted child, paving a path for sexual abuse of children.' In ...more
Dec. 6, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"[The committee] also called for increasing the age of criminal responsibility, especially for girls which is set at full 9 lunar years for certain crimes, and is 'extremely low'" (para 7).
Dec. 6, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee also stated serious concerns about the discriminatory treatment of men and women, since under the auspices of Iranian law husbands are the exclusive heads of households" (para 8).
Dec. 6, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"The UN body said it was concerned about child sexual exploitation and abuse committed under the Iranian law which allows for a marriage between the 'father and adopted child, paving a path for sexual abuse of children'" (para 6) (Coder comment: even though it's not a blood relation, it's still a father raping his daughter - ARR).
Dec. 6, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The UN watchdog for children’s rights condemned Iran for the pre-defined ages of puberty for girls at 9 and for boys at 15 lunar years and asked the State to increase the minimum age of marriage for both girls and boys to 18 years" (para 2) (If puberty is defined and marriage is legal at these ages, we can assume that society considers children to be women and men when they reach 9 and 15 years, respectively -- ARR, coder comment).
Dec. 6, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"The committee, which is made up of 18 independent experts . . . asked Iran to decriminalize same sex relations" (para 4).
Dec. 6, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"The UN body said it was concerned about child sexual exploitation and abuse committed under the Iranian law which allows for a marriage between the 'father and adopted child, paving a path for sexual abuse of children'" (para 6).
Dec. 6, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LRCM-LAW-1

"The CRC . . . urged the Iranian government to 'to increase the legal age of marriage to 18 years and criminalize marital rape'" (para 2).
Dec. 6, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"The UN has criticised Iran for forcing girls to wear hijab (Islamic veil) at the very young age of 7 irrespective of their religious affiliations” (para 1). "In a submission to the UN CRC, JFI [Justice For Iran] had urged the committee to take appropriate measures against . . . compulsory veiling of children in Iran" (para 10).
Dec. 6, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-LAW-1

"The UN watchdog for children’s rights condemned Iran for the pre-defined ages of puberty for girls at 9 and for boys at 15 lunar years and asked the State to increase the minimum age of marriage for both girls and boys to 18 years. The CRC also stated that an increasing number of 'girls at the age of 10 years or younger' are 'subjected to child and forced marriages to much older men.' and urged the Iranian government to 'to increase the legal age of marriage to 18 years'" (para 2).
Dec. 6, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"In its recommendations, the committee urged to ensure that those responsible for the approval of forced and child marriage, including judges, parents, guardians, religious or traditional leaders are held accountable" (para 6). "[The committee] also called for increasing the age of criminal responsibility, especially for girls which is set at full 9 lunar years for certain crimes, and is 'extremely low'" (para 7).
Dec. 6, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"The UN has criticised Iran for forcing girls to wear hijab (Islamic veil) at the very young age of 7 irrespective of their religious affiliations. Following a review of the situation in Iran, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) urged the country to 'review its hijab laws and regulations and ensure that the right of girls to wear or not to wear hijab is fully respected'" (para 1). "In a submission to the UN CRC, JFI [Justice For Iran] had urged the committee to take appropriate measures against . . . compulsory veiling of children in Iran. Many JFI recommendations were adopted by the UN Committee ...more
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
Countries: Iran, Thailand
Variables: DLB-DATA-1

"Studies in Thailand and Iran found that children whose mothers worked in the formal sector (Thailand) or spend more than 3 hours per day outside the home (Iran) could experience worsened nutritional or health outcomes because of the reduced time allocated to care by the mother. These studies conclude that 'reduced maternal care effects' predominate over 'income effects' when the mother takes up employment outside the home (Chutikul 1986; Rabiee and Giessler 1992)"(69)
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Iran, Kuwait, Libya, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, an individual must be married to legally consent to sexual intercourse (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).