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Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 9.7 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 3.6 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 2.0 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Ghana, Israel, Tanzania
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 5.4 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 82.3 years, with the average life expectancy being 80.3 years for men and 84.2 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Oct. 5, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"The child's father pleaded to help his daughter Zakura, seven, escape the long-established path for girls in his traditional and partly nomadic society in Wadi Qelt valley on the Israel-Palestine border" (para 2). "Arafat said: 'You take Zakura to Moscow, raise her until she's 12 and then you can marry her if you want. Her future here is pre-determined, she's free now but she will soon become someone's property. I love her as a father but I see no opportunity that I can break our local traditions. You are a good man and most likely she will have a chance for normal education and life in a different country" (para...more
Oct. 5, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"But in line with bedouin traditions, the father of the girl trades his daughters for livestock of the groom's family as soon as they start having periods which might be as early as 11 or 12 years old" (para 14). "Arafat said: 'You take Zakura to Moscow, raise her until she's 12 and then you can marry her if you want'" (para 22).
Oct. 5, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"After moving to her husband, the woman practically stops communicating with the outside world. For many years ahead her social circle will be limited to sisters of her husband, his mother and her children" (para 16-17).
Oct. 5, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"The bedouin asked him for a serious conversation. We sat on the sand next to his home…where he lives with his two wives and three children" (para 18-19).
Oct. 5, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5

"A Russian documentary-maker has launched a bid to save a young bedouin girl from being sold as a wife for 50 sheep when she reaches the age of 11 or 12" (para 1). "Zakura's father estimates her value at 50 sheep, which is considered quite a good price given that the groom, who might be significantly older than the bride, will be entirely responsible for her" (para 15).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 4.0 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 2.1 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Israel, Japan, Norway, Spain, Switzerland
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 5 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 82.5 years, with the average life expectancy being 80.6 years for men and 84.3 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei, Israel
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 6.2 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Israel, Libya, Malawi, Panama, Tunisia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 5.5 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 10.2 based on data from 2005-2014.
June 12, 2018, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Council for Higher Education in Israel is planning on opening gender-separate classes at Israel’s universities to encourage enrollment of ultra-Orthodox students. Such classes currently exist only at colleges, university preparatory programs and a special campus at Bar-Ilan University..." (Para 1-2, 4). "However, opponents of the plan told Haaretz that opening separate classes for Haredim would lead to greater inequality on campus, and would be damaging to female lecturers. 'When the council established the program to incorporate the Haredim in academic education, it repeatedly declared that gender and sectoral separation were foreign to academic studies, opposed to their essence, and impairs equality. But the exception was justified as a temporary...more
June 12, 2018, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"One of the biggest bones of contention in the program is that women are not allowed to teach male-only classes. Opponents have also said that the separation is harmful to the pluralistic and egalitarian character of academic life. In the past, the Council for Higher Education denied that female lecturers were barred from teaching on ultra-Orthodox campuses, but now it has become the norm in the programs and it seems the council has accepted it" (Para 10-11).
June 12, 2018, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"The Council for Higher Education in Israel is planning on opening gender-separate classes at Israel’s universities to encourage enrollment of ultra-Orthodox students. Such classes currently exist only at colleges, university preparatory programs and a special campus at Bar-Ilan University" (Para 1-2). "One of the biggest bones of contention in the program is that women are not allowed to teach male-only classes. Opponents have also said that the separation is harmful to the pluralistic and egalitarian character of academic life. In the past, the Council for Higher Education denied that female lecturers were barred from teaching on ultra-Orthodox campuses, but now it has become the norm in the programs and it...more
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"Conversely, women residents of Jerusalem have for all practical purposes lost their right to retain their residence in Jerusalem or have been stripped of it because they were forced to live outside Jerusalem in order to keep their families together. Even in the latter case, a woman resident of Jerusalem loses the right to renew her identity card if she has lived outside the city for several years, if she has lost the identity card or if her appearance has changed with time or because she has either begun wearing or stopped wearing the hijab" (34).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"In sum, most women married to residents of Jerusalem are prohibited by law from obtaining permanent residence in Jerusalem, as are children who cannot be registered on their Jerusalemite father’s identity card or in the population registry if the mother is a holder of a Palestinian identity card" (34).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"In 2007, the Israeli Parliament expanded the scope of the racist Act, denying reunification to citizens of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran and Libya who were married to Palestinian citizens of Israel or Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem. In 2008, another amendment to the Nationality Act was made whereby citizenship could be revoked in the case of a 'breach of trust' or 'disloyalty to the State', even in the absence of a criminal conviction. That compounded the threat of discriminatory expulsion against Palestinian men and women, who are in fact the primary targets of these amendments. There is no doubt that this racist policy is designed to prevent the reunification of...more
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Throughout the process, [female prisoners] are subjected to all manner of torture and inhuman and degrading treatment by the occupying forces. That includes both physical and psychological violence. They are beaten, kicked, slapped in the face, verbally threatened and mentally abused. There are also flagrant sexual assaults against women, in the form of threats or rape directed against them or a female family member. Women are also subjected throughout their incarceration to illegal strip searches conducted by soldiers or members of the occupation prison authority, often as a form of punishment. Such searches involve women being stripped of most of their clothes, and in some cases of their underclothes as...more
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Female Palestinian workers in the settlements suffer from an additional layer of discrimination based on gender. They get paid only half the daily wages that men get, which are well below the minimum wage in Israel to begin with. The work longer hours than the male workers in the services and agricultural sectors, without the additional hours being taken into account" (49).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"In 2005, amendments were made to that Act that allowed women over the age of 25 who are married to residents of Jerusalem or Palestinian holders of Israeli citizenship to obtain a permit to stay with their husbands. The amendments also allowed men over the age of 35 who are married to residents of Jerusalem or Palestinian citizens of Israel to stay with their spouses" (33-34). "In sum, most women married to residents of Jerusalem are prohibited by law from obtaining permanent residence in Jerusalem, as are children who cannot be registered on their Jerusalemite father’s identity card or in the population registry if the mother is a holder of...more
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IIP-LAW-1

"The Knesset has furthered protection of human rights in some fields by specific legislation, including…a law on sexual harassment to defend human dignity, freedom and privacy and to promote equality between men and women" (14). "In January 2011, the High Court of Justice ruled that gender segregation was unlawful but at the same time the Court ruling allowed the continuation of gender separation in public buses on a strictly 'voluntary basis', on the pretext of respecting multiculturalism and the right of people to practice their religious norms as they see appropriate. Justice Elyakim Rubinstein held that long with the desire to ensure that the seating arrangements on the buses would...more
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"In January 1974, the Spouses (Property Relations) Law (1973) came into effect. The Law introduced arrangements for regulating the property relations of spouses holding that in the absence of a 'property agreement' to the contrary, the respective assets of the spouses are kept separate during the existence of the marriage. If the marriage comes to an end obligation arises between them or their heirs to balance equally the value of their aggregate property, excluding certain special items such as property which each possessed prior to the marriage or received by way of gift or inheritance during the marriage" (13).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1

"When a wife dies, the husband inherits her belongings, but when the husband dies, his wife does not inherit his belongings" (15).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-2

"The establishment of patriarchy is most clearly expressed in the ultimate power of the man not to release his wife from the bonds of marriage…Divorce is not a judicial act and may be achieved only in accordance with the husband's wish" (15). "a Jewish divorce occurs only when a man issues a bill of divorce to his wife (a get). Generally speaking, a woman cannot demand a get nor can she claim her marriage is dead. The get is an exclusive right of the husband. The asymmetry and inequality are clear: A Jewish woman cannot divorce her husband. If the wife refuses her consent, the husband may be able to...more
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"We observe attempts to control women’s conduct, dress code and freedoms in ways that contravene Israel’s commitment to gender equality…Women are discriminated against in cemetaries…where signposts direct women to seek alternative paths or to adhere to a strict dress code if they wish to pass through certain neighbourhoods" (18-19).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"In March 2013, the Attorney General issued a scathing report against the phenomenon of gender segregation and the exclusion of women. Its unequivocal conclusion was that these discriminatory practices undermine the very foundations of Israeli democracy which recognizes the inherent value of every human being" (22).