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

"In 2020, 61% of births in Kenya were attended by skilled health personnele" (p ).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Kenya was 64.4 years for males and 68.9 years for females" (p 44).
April 6, 2021, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Nolmongen was among the first residents of Umoja, which was founded in 1990 as a refuge for Samburu women who have suffered sexual assault and been cast out and stripped of any claims to their property or children, as well as those fleeing child marriage or female genital mutilation (FGM). Today, the women are on the brink of being granted the title deed to a tract of grazing land by the county government - a right they never would have had outside the village - and are motivating nearby communities to also start giving land rights to women (para 5-6). "Kenya's constitution states that all women have equal rights to...more
April 6, 2021, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"When Jane Nolmongen's husband banished her from their family home in northern Kenya after discovering she had been raped by a British soldier, she went somewhere she knew she would be safe: a village entirely run by women, where men are not allowed" (para 1). "Nolmongen was among the first residents of Umoja, which was founded in 1990 as a refuge for Samburu women who have suffered sexual assault and been cast out and stripped of any claims to their property or children, as well as those fleeing child marriage or female genital mutilation (FGM). Today, the women are on the brink of being granted the title deed to a...more
April 6, 2021, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"Women own less than 2% of all titled land in Kenya, according to the Kenya Land Alliance, an advocacy network" (para 17).
April 6, 2021, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LO-DATA-2

"Nolmongen was among the first residents of Umoja, which was founded in 1990 as a refuge for Samburu women who have suffered sexual assault and been cast out and stripped of any claims to their property or children, as well as those fleeing child marriage or female genital mutilation (FGM). Today, the women are on the brink of being granted the title deed to a tract of grazing land by the county government - a right they never would have had outside the village - and are motivating nearby communities to also start giving land rights to women" (para 5-6).
April 6, 2021, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Henry Lenayasa, chief of the administrative region where Umoja village is located, said the women's move to register their land is an example of a growing recognition of equal property rights among the Samburu" (para 14). "Kenya's constitution states that all women have equal rights to own property, but in reality land is most often customarily passed from fathers to their sons, making it hard for women to own land" (para 16). "The Samburu practice communal tenure, with all decisions on how land is used and allocated made by men" (para 18).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Kenya was 41 per 1000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Kenya was 342 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Kenya was 342 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 30, 2021, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"From 2010-2017 in Kenya the proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15-49 years subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months was 26%" (p 68).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Kenya of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 77.6%" (p 52).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Kenya is 96.0 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 52).
March 13, 2021, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

"In May, the High Court upheld sections of the penal code that punish consensual same-sex relations with up to 14 years in prison" (para 21). "LGBT refugees and asylum seekers from neighboring countries faced attacks both in Kakuma refugee camp and in Nairobi neighborhoods. In June, police forcibly returned a group of LGBT asylum seekers from Nairobi to Kakuma, despite admissions from UNHCR that it could not ensure their safety in the camp" (para 23).
March 13, 2021, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"In May, the High Court upheld sections of the penal code that punish consensual same-sex relations with up to 14 years in prison" (para 21).
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. 26, 2021, 11:39 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

“In Nairobi, the lack of proximate facilities is a major risk to women, most of whom have to walk more than 300 metres to a toilet” (pp. 23).
Feb. 26, 2021, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Kenya, Peru
Variables: LO-DATA-1

“In contrast, initiatives that help reduce the time constraints of paid work and unpaid carework are often central in the activities of grassroots women’s organisation, such as the Women’s Network of Street Traders in Lima, the SDI savings groups, Kenya’s Home-Based Care Alliance and collective kitchens in Lima” (pp. 31).
Feb. 13, 2021, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

Figure 1: Total Fertility Rate for Residents of Urban Slum and Non-slum Areas and for Rural Areas: Selected African Countries, 2003-2004 shows the fertility rate for the countries Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, and Nigeria for different areas of the country (pp. 8). “For example, in several – but not all – sub-Saharan African nations for which data are available, men tend to outnumber women in urban centres. Kenya and Rwanda are particularly striking examples of highly unbalanced sex ratios – and, in the case of Kenya, increasing rapidly over the decade 1999–2008. Overall, however, the traditional male bias in rural–urban migration seems to have declined, resulting in...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 1:20 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria
Variables: BR-DATA-1

Figure 1: Total Fertility Rate for Residents of Urban Slum and Non-slum Areas and for Rural Areas: Selected African Countries, 2003-2004 shows the fertility rate for the countries Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, and Nigeria for different areas of the country (pp. 8).
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:41 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, Central African Rep, Cote D'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

Figure 2: Women-headed households in urban and rural areas in selected African Countries shows the percentage of female headed houses in rural versus urban areas in several countries (pp. 15). Table 3: Percentage of women-headed households, rural and urban, latest available year (1990–2004) shows the difference in percentage of female headed houses between rural and urban areas (pp. 15-16).
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.
Jan. 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"Shunned by the only villages she had ever known, Christine was given support by One Woman At A Time to reenter education and is now studying to be a teacher" (para 22).
Jan. 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Their stories were revealed by British charity One Woman At A Time, which aims to help women escape from a life of FGM, abuse and forced marriage" (para 4).
Jan. 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"Describing the type of wound inflicted on Christine, a six former cutters - who say the stopped the practice in 2012, shortly after it became illegal in Kenya - explained that it involves full removal of the labia and partial removal of the clitoris" (para 13). "As with child marriage, the practice has now been outlawed in Kenya, with a maximum penalty of life in jail if a girl dies during the procedure, but so far there have been no successful prosecutions" (36).
Jan. 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"The Pokot are a tribe that live across Kenya and Uganda, where about 750,000 speak the native language. Their tribal rituals and customs evolved from a need to ensure the survival of the family in an often harsh environment, but are viewed as increasingly outdated. Of the 750,000 Pokot speakers, only around 35,000 are thought to practice a tribal lifestyle, not all of whom subscribe to FGM" (para 32-34).
Jan. 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Another women, called Salome, said she was just 13 years old when she learned that she was going to be cut and married off to an older man she had never met" (para 23).
Jan. 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: INFIB-DATA-1

"Describing the type of wound inflicted on Christine, a six former cutters - who say the stopped the practice in 2012, shortly after it became illegal in Kenya - explained that it involves full removal of the labia and partial removal of the clitoris. The vulva is also sewed together to prevent sexual intercourse" (para 14-15).
Jan. 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Christine revealed that doctors referred her to police, who were sent to arrest the tribal birth attendant, who pointed the finger at Christine's mother-in-law. She claims the mother-in-law subsequently paid off the officer, and no action has ever been taken over her mutilation" (para 17-18). "Traditionally, the cutting season happens between November and December and involves young girls aged between 12 and 16, with the idea being to keep them 'pure' for marriage" (para 37). "As with child marriage, the practice has now been outlawed in Kenya, with a maximum penalty of life in jail if a girl dies during the procedure, but so far there have been no successful...more
Jan. 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"As with child marriage, the practice has now been outlawed in Kenya, with a maximum penalty of life in jail if a girl dies during the procedure, but so far there have been no successful prosecutions" (36).