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Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
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Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Jan. 14, 2021, 7:14 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-4

In Kenya in 2015, women comprised 12.9% of the police force.
Jan. 1, 2021, 1:09 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

“In 2014, a Kenyan nurse was sentenced to death after being found guilty of carrying out an abortion on a woman who later bled to death. This means doctors are unwilling to take the risk, amid religious and political pressures, too” (para. 21-22).
Jan. 1, 2021, 1:09 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

“Mothers in Kenya feed their babies Coca Cola to kill them because they're unable to get abortions, according to human rights activists.The African country is in the grip of an infanticide 'crisis', as mothers seek ways to cope with or get rid of unwanted children. Some have turned to using Coca Cola, ginger beer or other fizzy drinks, which they feed them instead of breast milk. Newborns get all their nutrients from milk and, without it, can starve to death within days” (para. 1-4). “Significant numbers of babies are also left to die in rubbish dumps or rivers, later retrieved by workers as part of daily life” (para. 5). “Others...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 1:09 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

“Abortion is illegal in Kenya unless a mother's health is in danger. A 14-year prison sentence threatens anyone who carries out an 'unauthorised' abortions” (para. 20).
Jan. 1, 2021, 1:09 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

“There is a shortfall in maternal health clinics since funding from the US has plummeted under Donald Trump administration” (para. 18). “In 2017, under pressure from the American 'pro-life' lobby, a 'global gag rule' meant any organisation that so much as offers as advice on abortion will be barred from American aid.As a result, Family Health Options Kenya, just one organisation, had to eliminate free outreach services and close two clinics” (para. 19). “As many as 350,000 Kenyan women a year will risk having an unsafe abortion and 21,000 women a year are admitted to hospital as a result” (para. 26).
Jan. 1, 2021, 1:09 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

“Unsafe abortions are a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in Kenya, statistics show. However, the scale of infanticide has not been officially measured. Anecdotal stories were shared with The Telegraph” (para. 8-9).
Jan. 1, 2021, 1:09 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“With a lack of safe, cheap and legal abortions, women are often left with no choice but to save money to pay a quack for an abortion, charities warn” (para. 23). “Activists have urged for a change in law to allow for safer abortions, as well as better sex education, to stop infanticide and unsafe abortions from rising” (para. 32). “A Coca-Cola spokesperson said: 'The recent reports of newborn deaths in Kenya are deeply distressing and our deepest sympathies go out to the women and children who face such desperate situations. 'We know soft drinks are safe and can be enjoyed by many people around the world. However, it is...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 1:09 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

“There is a shortfall in maternal health clinics since funding from the US has plummeted under Donald Trump administration” (para. 18). “In 2017, under pressure from the American 'pro-life' lobby, a 'global gag rule' meant any organisation that so much as offers as advice on abortion will be barred from American aid.As a result, Family Health Options Kenya, just one organisation, had to eliminate free outreach services and close two clinics” (para. 19). The abortions are risky for the woman too - seven women die every day as a result, according to Marie Stopes International, a leading women's health charity” (para. 25). “As many as 350,000 Kenyan women a year...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 1:09 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

“There is a shortfall in maternal health clinics since funding from the US has plummeted under Donald Trump administration” (para. 18). “In 2017, under pressure from the American 'pro-life' lobby, a 'global gag rule' meant any organisation that so much as offers as advice on abortion will be barred from American aid.As a result, Family Health Options Kenya, just one organisation, had to eliminate free outreach services and close two clinics” (para. 19).
Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ISSA-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DV-SCALE-5

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DV-SCALE-4

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DV-SCALE-3

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DV-SCALE-2

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: AOM-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: TRAFF-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

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