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Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Kenya enacted its first domestic violence law, which protects family members, spouses and former spouses and partners (including non-cohabiting partners) from physical, sexual, psychological and economic abuse" (p. 38).
Feb. 8, 2019, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Kenya enacted its first domestic violence law, which protects family members, spouses and former spouses and partners (including non-cohabiting partners) from physical, sexual, psychological and economic abuse" (p. 38).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"19.4% of seats in the lower/single house of Kenya (68 out of 350 total seats) are held by women. 26.5% of seats in the upper house/Senate of Kenya (18 out of 68 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"22.7% of ministerial positions in Kenya (5 out of 22 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 7.28 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Kenya in 2015 was 2.64 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 8, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

"Girls supported by Plan International have been at the forefront of the campaign to make sanitary pads free. Joyce, 14, petitioned the government on the International Day of the Girl last year demanding action. Today, she says: 'I feel so happy that the government listened to girls and is taking the step towards making Kenya a better place for all girls'" (para 2-4). "'Menstruation is linked to girls’ dignity and has a tremendous impact on their access to education and performance in school as girls will often miss days when they are menstruating,' says Mr Reinius. 'This is a pioneering step which will ensure that more girls can secure their...more
Jan. 8, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Girls supported by Plan International have been at the forefront of the campaign to make sanitary pads free" (para 2). "Access to sanitary towels is a big challenge for girls who come from poor families in Kenya, with UNESCO estimating that around half of all school-age girls do not have access to sanitary pads" (para 6). "'That’s why the amendment to the education act is so significant, says Lennart Reinius, Plan International’s Acting Country Director in Kenya. 'Menstruation is linked to girls’ dignity and has a tremendous impact on their access to education and performance in school as girls will often miss days when they are menstruating,' says Mr Reinius.'This...more
Jan. 8, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"On Wednesday, the President of Kenya signed the Basic Education Amendment Act into law, which commits the government to providing 'free, sufficient and quality' sanitary pads to girls in state schools" (para 1).
Jan. 8, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Joyce, 14, petitioned the government on the International Day of the Girl last year demanding action. Today, she says: 'I feel so happy that the government listened to girls and is taking the step towards making Kenya a better place for all girls. It means so much to many girls who have been using tissue paper or old clothes during their menstruation. Many girls in the marginalised areas used to miss class. Now girls will never miss school again because of their periods'" (para 3-5). "Access to sanitary towels is a big challenge for girls who come from poor families in Kenya, with UNESCO estimating that around half of all...more
Jan. 8, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Access to sanitary towels is a big challenge for girls who come from poor families in Kenya, with UNESCO estimating that around half of all school-age girls do not have access to sanitary pads. This prevents girls from participating and attending school because they feel ashamed or 'unclean'. There are many instances where girls drop out of school once they start their periods. Staying at home and being out of education leaves them even more vulnerable to violations of their rights such as child marriage" (para 6-7).
Jan. 8, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"It means so much to many girls who have been using tissue paper or old clothes during their menstruation. Many girls in the marginalised areas used to miss class. Now girls will never miss school again because of their periods" (para 5). "Plan International is urging for robust implementation of the plan to ensure all girls, including those in marginalised and remote communities, can access free sanitary pads" (para 11).
Jan. 8, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: SMPP-PRACTICE-1

"This prevents girls from participating and attending school because they feel ashamed or 'unclean'. There are many instances where girls drop out of school once they start their periods. Staying at home and being out of education leaves them even more vulnerable to violations of their rights such as child marriage" (para 7).
Jan. 4, 2019, 10:06 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"In March 2016, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) recommended that Kenya , '[r]epeal all provisions in family laws, including the Marriage Act (2014), that discriminate against women and have a negative impact on their children, such as those that authorize polygamy'" (para 39).
Jan. 4, 2019, 10:06 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-2

"In March 2016, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) recommended that Kenya , '[r]epeal all provisions in family laws, including the Marriage Act (2014), that discriminate against women and have a negative impact on their children, such as those that authorize polygamy.' This followed Equality Now’s joint submission to the CRC with partner Rural Education and Economic Enhancement Project (REEP) – Kenya, which noted the harmful effects of this new law on women and girls" (39).
Jan. 4, 2019, 10:06 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"In March 2016, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) recommended that Kenya , '[r]epeal all provisions in family laws, including the Marriage Act (2014), that discriminate against women and have a negative impact on their children, such as those that authorize polygamy.' This followed Equality Now’s joint submission to the CRC with partner Rural Education and Economic Enhancement Project (REEP) – Kenya, which noted the harmful effects of this new law on women and girls" (para 39).
Jan. 4, 2019, 10:06 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"[In] Kenya, Monaco, Venezuela –Women can now pass their nationality to their foreign spouse on the same basis as men" (para 20).
Jan. 4, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Kenya
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"[In] Bangladesh, Kenya –Women can now pass citizenship to their children on the same basis as men" (para 8).
Dec. 20, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 4.3 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 3.30 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2016 was 2.62 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, Syria, Yemen
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

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Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

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Nov. 13, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Oct. 31, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Haiti, Kenya
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau International base, the birth rate is 22.6 per 1000 population.
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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Oct. 23, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

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Oct. 23, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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Oct. 23, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan, Botswana, Burma/Myanmar, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Kenya, Laos, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Senegal, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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