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Oct. 12, 2018, 2:15 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Syria
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

“'Other countries in the region that still have provisions that could allow rapists to go free by marrying victims, including Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, and Syria, also should repeal them' (para 3)".
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age (15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisified wih modern methods is 59.3 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Iraq, Namibia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 82.0 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 31.2 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 18.2 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 3.0 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

The reported rape rate per 100,000 in 2014 was 1.46. This rate reflects the number of police recorded offenses (TPJ- CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 70 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 69.8 years, with the average life expectancy being 67.5 years for men and 72.2 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Iraq, Rwanda
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 91 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Iraq, Panama, Rwanda
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 91 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 32.0 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 18.4 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Private shelters run by NGOs were against public policy. The lack of NGO-run shelters prevented victims of gender-based crimes from accessing health care and psychosocial support" (para 239). "On February 6, in recognition of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM/C, the Women’s High Council of the KRG, in collaboration with local NGO WADI and UNICEF, hosted a conference to raise awareness about the issue. Also in February WADI, with support from UNICEF, sponsored four television announcements to combat FGM/C" (para 246)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"No information was available regarding the effectiveness of government enforcement. Due to social conventions and retribution against both the victim and perpetrator of sexual harassment, victims of sexual harassment usually did not pursue legal remedies. In September the Iraqi Media Women Forum revealed results of its national survey on sexual harassment, noting that 77 percent of women surveyed reported harassment, and 91 percent of harassed women said that local traditions and customs prevented them from pursuing legal remedies. Because of the unequal social status of women, their fear of telling close relatives, and their distrust of the criminal justice process, victims rarely filed police complaints against their offenders. In most...more
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The labor law passed in August provides for new protections against discrimination, including prohibition of sexual harassment in the workplace" (para 303)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Couples and individuals have the right to decide the number, timing, and spacing of their children, manage their reproductive health; and have access to the information and means to do so, free from discrimination, coercion, or violence...There were no reports of women denied access to contraception or maternal health services because of a spouse or other family member withholding permission" (para 251)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"The constitution mandates that women constitute at least 25 percent of parliamentary and provincial council membership" (para 202)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

"Victims of forced divorce were compelled to leave their husbands and their husbands’ families, and social customs regarding family honor often prevented victims from returning to their families, leaving some adolescent girls abandoned" (para 262)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"The Human Rights Ministry and the UN reported numerous cases of rape and sexual assault carried out by Da’esh and its affiliates. In August according to international media, Da’esh executed 19 women in Mosul for refusing sex with Da’esh members" (para 112). "Extremist groups and militias targeted women in violent attacks throughout the country. In January the OHCHR stated the office received reports of women whom Da’esh executed, particularly educated and professional women. The OHCHR received reports that Da’esh executed three female lawyers in January" (para 249)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Although 16 family protection units operated through police stations around the country to respond to claims of domestic violence by women and children, they lacked sufficient capacity" (para 64). "Harassment of legal personnel who sought to pursue domestic violence cases under laws criminalizing assault, as well as a lack of trained police and judicial personnel, further hampered efforts to bring perpetrators to justice" (para 238). "Private shelters run by NGOs were against public policy. The lack of NGO-run shelters prevented victims of gender-based crimes from accessing health care and psychosocial support" (para 239). "The Ministry of Interior maintained 16 family protection units around the country, which aimed to resolve domestic...more
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

"The law allows authorities to drop a rape case if the perpetrator marries the victim" (234). "The penalties include fines and imprisonment. The law provides relief from penalties if unmarried participants marry" (para 250)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The constitution mandates that women constitute at least 25 percent of parliamentary and provincial council membership. In the 2014 national parliamentary elections, 22 women received sufficient votes to win seats in the 328-seat Council of Representatives without having to rely on the constitutional quota, compared with five in 2010. More than 60 additional women, who received fewer votes, were awarded seats based on the quota, bringing the total number of seats held by women to 86" (para 202)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"According to an OHCHR fact-finding mission, some women discovered to be pregnant in Da’esh captivity were forced to have abortions" (para 235)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Primary education is compulsory for citizen children for the first six years of schooling but is neither free nor compulsory for noncitizen children" (para 257)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The Family Violence Law, which went into effect in 2011 in the IKR, bans FGM/C" (para 245)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"By year’s end the government had not indicated how another ministry or institution would cover women’s issues or how the institution would be resourced" (para 255)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"On May 27, the Council of Ministers approved an emergency plan to implement UN Resolution 1325 in response to the conflict with Da’esh and its effects on the humanitarian and security situation of women. The plan was unfunded at year’s end. The plan called for a partnership between the IHCHR, the High Commission for Human Rights in Kurdistan, NGOs, and international partners to prevent human rights violations against women and to protect and assist women affected by the conflict. Goals included designing IDP camps to provide for women’s needs, including support for survivors of sexual violence and abduction. The plan also called for the government to investigate promptly claims of...more
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"Single women and widows often had problems registering their children" (para 256)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-5

"Because the age of legal responsibility was nine years old in the central region and 11 in the IKR, authorities often treated sexually exploited children as criminals instead of as victims. Penalties for the commercial exploitation of children range from fines and imprisonment to the death penalty" (para 263)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1

"Local and international NGOs reported that forced divorce--the practice of husbands or their families threatening to divorce wives they married when the girls were very young (ages 12 to 16) to pressure the girl’s family to provide additional money to the girl’s husband and his family--also occurred, particularly in the south" (para 262)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Many NGOs reported that the government was not enforcing the law and the practice persisted, particularly in rural areas" (para 245). "On February 6, in recognition of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM/C, the Women’s High Council of the KRG, in collaboration with local NGO WADI and UNICEF, hosted a conference to raise awareness about the issue. Also in February WADI, with support from UNICEF, sponsored four television announcements to combat FGM/C" (para 246)