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April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Lesotho, Liberia, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Yemen
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 96% of births in Iraq were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Iraq was 67.5 years for males and72.2 years for females" (p 44).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Iraq was 27 per 1000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Iraq was 79 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Iraq was 79 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Iraq of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 53.7%" (p 52).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Feb. 13, 2021, 12:40 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

Table 1: Sex ratio and share of female population in urban and rural areas, selected countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia, latest available year (1999–2008) shows sex ratios between urban and rural areas in different countries.
Feb. 3, 2021, 11:43 p.m.
Countries: Iraq, Syria
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"Legal justification and financial capacity are factors that courts both in Syria and Iraq must examine before allowing a man to have more than one wife" (para 12).
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Jan. 18, 2021, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1, GEW-PRACTICE-3

"The 15-year-old girl, crying and terrified, refused to release her grip on her sister’s hand. Days earlier, Islamic State fighters had torn the girls from their family, and now were trying to split them up and distribute them as spoils of war. The jihadist who had selected the 15-year-old as his prize pressed a pistol to her head, promising to pull the trigger. But it was only when the man put a knife to her 19-year-old sister’s neck that she finally relented, taking her next step in a dark odyssey of abduction and abuse at the hands of the Islamic State. The sisters were among several thousand girls and young...more
Jan. 18, 2021, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The Islamic State has kidnapped more than 5,000 Yazidis, and possibly as many as 7,000, most of them women and girls, according to Matthew Barber, a member of the Sinjar Crisis Management Team, an advocacy group that has conducted an extensive survey of displaced Yazidi families" (para 14).
Jan. 18, 2021, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"The 15-year-old girl, crying and terrified, refused to release her grip on her sister’s hand. Days earlier, Islamic State fighters had torn the girls from their family, and now were trying to split them up and distribute them as spoils of war. The jihadist who had selected the 15-year-old as his prize pressed a pistol to her head, promising to pull the trigger. But it was only when the man put a knife to her 19-year-old sister’s neck that she finally relented, taking her next step in a dark odyssey of abduction and abuse at the hands of the Islamic State. The sisters were among several thousand girls and young...more
Jan. 18, 2021, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Five girls and women who recently escaped agreed to be interviewed at the end of October… Their accounts tell of girls and young women separated from their families, divvied up or traded among the Islamic State’s men, ordered to convert to Islam, subjected to forced marriages and repeatedly raped... The five victims consented to speak publicly only on the condition that their names not be revealed for fear that the Islamic State would punish their relatives. At first, though, the 15-year-old felt differently. 'I want my name used because when the Islamic State reads it, it will be like a revenge for me,' she declared at the outset of her...more
Jan. 18, 2021, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Five girls and women who recently escaped agreed to be interviewed at the end of October… Their accounts tell of girls and young women separated from their families, divvied up or traded among the Islamic State’s men, ordered to convert to Islam, subjected to forced marriages and repeatedly raped... The five victims consented to speak publicly only on the condition that their names not be revealed for fear that the Islamic State would punish their relatives. At first, though, the 15-year-old felt differently. 'I want my name used because when the Islamic State reads it, it will be like a revenge for me,' she declared at the outset of her...more
Jan. 18, 2021, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"The 15-year-old girl, crying and terrified, refused to release her grip on her sister’s hand. Days earlier, Islamic State fighters had torn the girls from their family, and now were trying to split them up and distribute them as spoils of war. The jihadist who had selected the 15-year-old as his prize pressed a pistol to her head, promising to pull the trigger. But it was only when the man put a knife to her 19-year-old sister’s neck that she finally relented, taking her next step in a dark odyssey of abduction and abuse at the hands of the Islamic State. The sisters were among several thousand girls and young...more
Jan. 18, 2021, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1, SUICIDE-DATA-1, DSFMF-PRACTICE-4

"Several advocates said that even if the girls had been sexually assaulted, they might never admit it, particularly not to a stranger. Some advocates said they were concerned that the shame surrounding rape might drive victims to suicide, though Ms. Saeed and other community leaders insisted that there had been no suicide attempts among the estimated 150 Yazidi escapees. The threat of forced marriage led D. A. to consider killing herself, but instead she decided to try another escape" (para 34-35).
Jan. 18, 2021, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Their accounts tell of girls and young women separated from their families, divvied up or traded among the Islamic State’s men, ordered to convert to Islam, subjected to forced marriages and repeatedly raped… Five girls and women who recently escaped agreed to be interviewed at the end of October. Four of them were in Khanke, a predominantly Yazidi town in the far north of Iraq, and a fifth in the nearby city of Dohuk. Tens of thousands of Yazidi refugees have sought refuge in this region, in vast tent camps and in relatives’ homes, after fleeing their villages around the Sinjar mountains" (para 5, 7).
Jan. 14, 2021, 7:14 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-4

In Iraq in 2013, women comprised 1.4% of the police force.
Jan. 2, 2021, 12:15 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Iraq does not have conscription.
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:01 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-4

“In Iraq, Yazidi women who had been kidnaped by the Islamic State were routinely tested by Kurdish officials until 2016” (para. 11).
Dec. 24, 2020, 9:52 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"[T]he Organisation of Women's Freedom in Iraq (Owfi), a partner organisation of Madre, created a network of underground safe houses for women fleeing violence at home and in the streets. Under conditions of military occupation, civil war and fundamentalist witch-hunts, the women of Owfi spoke out against policies that created sectarian divisions and fuelled gender-based violence" (para 7). "In cities across Iraq, Owfi, with Madre and other international allies, is rallying resources to provide shelter, medical care and humanitarian aid to women who have survived rape or have been forced to flee Isis-controlled areas. Owfi is providing food aid to women who are heads of households, who can then reach...more
Dec. 24, 2020, 9:52 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"In a PBS NewsHour video report in June, Isis extremist militants parade through Mosul, Iraq, one of the first cities to fall to their onslaught in early June. The armed men are hanging off the back of trucks, as the crowd films them. One fighter leans out a car window, wagging his finger. The footage provides a translation. The fighter has spotted a woman, and he is ordering her to cover up" (para 1). "In recent weeks, women living under Isis control have been seized from their homes and raped. They have been ordered to cover themselves fully and stay in the house" (para 2). "In 2008, graffiti on the...more
Dec. 24, 2020, 9:52 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Women were not even safe at home, especially after the clerics of US-empowered political parties endorsed 'honour killing' as a religious duty for families to police women's behaviour" (para 6).
Dec. 24, 2020, 9:52 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"In a PBS NewsHour video report in June, Isis extremist militants parade through Mosul, Iraq, one of the first cities to fall to their onslaught in early June. The armed men are hanging off the back of trucks, as the crowd films them. One fighter leans out a car window, wagging his finger. The footage provides a translation. The fighter has spotted a woman, and he is ordering her to cover up" (para 1).
Dec. 24, 2020, 9:52 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-1

"In 2008, graffiti on the walls in the city of Basra threatened, 'Your makeup and your decision to forgo the headscarf will bring you death'" (para 5).
Dec. 24, 2020, 9:52 a.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"[T]he Organisation of Women's Freedom in Iraq (Owfi), a partner organisation of Madre, created a network of underground safe houses for women fleeing violence at home and in the streets. Under conditions of military occupation, civil war and fundamentalist witch-hunts, the women of Owfi spoke out against policies that created sectarian divisions and fuelled gender-based violence" (para 7). This indicates that there is significant amount of violence towards women in the street (CAT - CODER COMMENT).