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Sept. 29, 2020, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"Abortion laws, she added, are clearer in nearby countries like Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda" (para 8).
Sept. 7, 2020, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, D R Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: ISSA-SCALE-1

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Sept. 6, 2020, 9:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"The median age at first intercourse for women ages 25-49 is 20.2 years old in 2014."
Sept. 5, 2020, 5:02 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, Pakistan, 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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Sept. 5, 2020, 5:02 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, Pakistan, 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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Sept. 5, 2020, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-SCALE-1

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Aug. 25, 2020, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"Median age at first intercourse for women ages 20-49 is 18 years. Median age at first intercourse for men 20-54 is 17.4 years. Fifteen percent of women age 20-49 had first sexual intercourse by age 15, 50 percent by age 18, and 71 percent by age 20. Older women are slightly more likely to have had their first sexual encounter at an earlier age. Men have an earlier sexual debut than women, a pattern that holds true for most age groups. For example, 22 percent of men age 20-49 had first sexual intercourse by age 15, 56 percent by age 18, and 76 percent by age 20. The median age...more
Aug. 13, 2020, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Egypt, Kenya, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Vietnam
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The Safer Cities for Girls programme is a joint programme developed in partnership between Plan International, UN-HABITAT, and Women in Cities International. The programme goal is to build safe, accountable, and inclusive cities with and for adolescent girls (aged 13-18). The expected outcomes of the programme include (i) increased safety and access to public spaces; (ii) increased active and meaningful participation in urban development and governance; and (iii) increased autonomous mobility in the city. Safer Cities for Girls is a long-term gender transformative programme, working to tackle unequal power relations and challenge harmful social norms that perpetuate insecurity and exclusion of girls in cities. The programme works across three levels:...more
Aug. 13, 2020, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-1

“"The truth for me was that my beauty was more accepted abroad than at home," said Ajuma Nasenyana, a model from northern Kenya, who has walked for Victoria's Secret and Vivienne Westwood. "In the African industry the lighter your skin tone the more beautiful you are. Hopefully the industry is changing and starting to appreciate darker skin."”
Aug. 13, 2020, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa
Variables: PHBP-LAW-1

“Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya have all banned skin bleaching products with high amounts of hydroquinone and mercury, with the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa urging people to "reject all colonial notions of beauty". In July, Ghana's Food and Drugs Authority issued a statement telling pregnant women not to take glutathione pills to bleach their unborn babies saying that there may be "serious toxic side effects" such as "asthma, renal failure and chest pains."”
Aug. 10, 2020, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"Postcolonial Kenya's abortion law was rooted in the British penal code, which criminalized abortion. When Kenya adopted a new constitution in 2010, it expanded the grounds on which women could obtain an abortion to include emergency cases, or those in which the health of the mother is at stake. In June 2019, a court extended the exceptions to include cases of rape" (para 10).
Aug. 10, 2020, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon, Kenya, Mozambique, South Sudan, Zimbabwe
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

“Between 2007 and 2018, countries such as Zimbabwe, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, The Gambia, and Cameroon all have laws that punish the practice of FGM” (para 11).
Aug. 10, 2020, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

“The number of court cases on FGM varies across countries. In Kenya, the special unit for investigating FGM cases opened in 2014 following the ban in 2011 and has prosecuted seventy-six cases in its first two years” (para 13).
July 14, 2020, 5:02 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1, INFIB-LAW-1

"One such program among the Maasai in Kenya, where cutting has been outlawed since 2011, has reportedly helped saved at least 15,000 girls from the practice" (para 12).
July 14, 2020, 4:57 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Genital mutilation is practiced in at least 27 African countries, as well as parts of Asia and the Middle East. Other than Sudan and Egypt, it is most prevalent in Ethiopia, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Djibouti and Senegal, according to the United Nations Population Fund" (para 5).
July 7, 2020, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"According to DHS data from 2014, 4 percent of girls were married by 15 and 23 percent of girls were married by 18."
July 2, 2020, 10:08 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

According to the CIA World Factbook 2020 estimates, the male/female sex ratio at birth in Kenya is 1.02. The estimated male/female sex ratio for childhood (0-14) is 1.01.
June 21, 2020, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chile, Croatia, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Turkey, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Male rape has been documented as a weapon of wartime or political aggression in countries including Argentina, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chechnya, Chile, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, South Africa, the former Soviet Union, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Turkey, the former Yugoslavia, and Zimbabwe."
June 21, 2020, 12:42 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GP-DATA-2

The United Kingdom House of Lords' Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict reports that 236 out of 1232 military and police contributions from Kenya to the UN are women.
June 18, 2020, 9:41 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Central African Rep, Colombia, Ecuador, Finland, Hungary, India, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-3

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June 18, 2020, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, Iraq, Kenya, Mauritania, Montenegro, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Zambia
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-2

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June 7, 2020, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: PPWA-DATA-1

Prevalence of anemia in pregnant women is 38.21% [11.58-63.01]
May 29, 2020, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chile, Comoros, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Gambia, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Jamaica, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mozambique, Nepal, Norway, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DV-SCALE-5

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May 29, 2020, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Central African Rep, Colombia, Comoros, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Norway, Paraguay, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DV-SCALE-4

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May 29, 2020, 9:13 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, D R Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen
Variables: DV-SCALE-3

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May 29, 2020, 9:13 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Canada, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, India, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela
Variables: DV-SCALE-2

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May 27, 2020, 6:12 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep, Kenya, Maldives, Senegal, Tanzania, Yemen
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

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May 25, 2020, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: WAM-DATA-2

2016, unknown, 16.6% all
May 25, 2020, 12:17 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: ACR-LAW-1

In Kenya, "there are no laws regarding surrogacy."
May 16, 2020, 9:37 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

Scholars Dara Kay Cohen and Ragnhild Nordas, in their Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict Database, state that there was no conflict in Kenya during the period 1989-2009.