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Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based off of data collected from the WHO mortality database and US Census Bureau international statistics (https://www.census.gov/data-tools/demo/idb/informationGateway.php), the femicide rate for 15-44 year olds in 2010 was 0.27 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 10 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 6,649,074 in that year.
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Malaysia now allows victims of sexual harassment to seek civil remedies" (p. 39).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"10.4% of seats in the lower/single house of Malaysia (23 out of 222 total seats) are held by women. 22.1% of seats in the upper house/Senate of Malaysia (15 out of 68 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"8.3% of ministerial positions in Malaysia (3 out of 36 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 31, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Georgia, Haiti, Malaysia, Philippines, South Africa
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

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Jan. 31, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-2

According to the World Health Organization, the total number of suicides for women ages 15-54 in 1997 was 35. Based on population numbers for this age group in this year from the US Census Bureau's International Database, this translates to a suicide rate of .59 per 100,000 for women ages 15-54 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Ukraine, United States, Yemen
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Burma/Myanmar, Chile, Costa Rica, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 1.50 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Malaysia in 2015 was 2.93 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 7, 2019, 12:03 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LDS-LAW-1

“In the absence of identity documents, children born in Malaysia to irregular and migrant workers have no access to public education, affordable healthcare and other welfare services and are particularly prone to become victims of trafficking for sale and sexual exploitation, child forced labour, including forced begging" (para 7).
Jan. 7, 2019, 12:03 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"In the absence of identity documents, children born in Malaysia to irregular and migrant workers have no access to public education, affordable healthcare and other welfare services and are particularly prone to become victims of trafficking for sale and sexual exploitation, child forced labour, including forced begging" (para 7).
Jan. 7, 2019, 12:03 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, MABFC-DATA-1

"'Child marriage practices in Malaysia are often driven by poverty, patriarchal structures, customs and misconceptions around pre-marital sex.' 'To help a child climb out of poverty, you must educate her, not marry her,' one 15-year-old bride told the Special Rapporteur" (para 3-4).
Jan. 7, 2019, 12:03 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ACR-PRACTICE-1

"The Special Rapporteur also expressed concern about commercial surrogacy and the lack of a regulatory body to oversee the practice" (para 9).
Jan. 7, 2019, 12:03 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

“Child marriage practices in Malaysia are often driven by poverty, patriarchal structures, customs and misconceptions around pre-marital sex.'To help a child climb out of poverty, you must educate her, not marry her,' one 15-year-old bride told the Special Rapporteur" (para 3-4) Sex education is considered taboo (AMG-CODER COMMENT). "De Boer-Buquicchio said there were encouraging discussions nationally spearheaded by the Deputy Prime Minister to raise the minimum age of marriage for girls and boys and the momentum must be seized to put an end to this harmful practice that affects children irreparably" (para 5).
Jan. 7, 2019, 12:03 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"'Child marriage practices in Malaysia are often driven by poverty, patriarchal structures, customs and misconceptions around pre-marital sex.' 'To help a child climb out of poverty, you must educate her, not marry her,' one 15-year-old bride told the Special Rapporteur" (para 3-4) Practices that drive child marriage prevent education (AMG-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 7, 2019, 12:03 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"The UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, called on the Government to enter into a dialogue with religious communities and judges who continue to grant exceptions under “certain circumstances” that allow the marriage of children of any age under Sharia law" (para 2).
Jan. 7, 2019, 12:03 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"[The Special Rapportuer] also commended the Government for the steps taken to ensure online safety and stop the spreading of child abuse material through the adoption of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 and setting up of Special Courts for Sexual Crimes Against Children, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. She looked forward to receiving data on prosecutions and convictions of sexual crimes against children issued by these courts" (para 9).
Jan. 7, 2019, 12:03 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"A UN human rights expert has urged Malaysian authorities to redouble their efforts to end child marriages, and to establish a robust non-discriminatory child protection system" (para 1). "The UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, called on the Government to enter into a dialogue with religious communities and judges who continue to grant exceptions under 'certain circumstances' that allow the marriage of children of any age under Sharia law" (para 2). "Child marriage practices in Malaysia are often driven by poverty, patriarchal structures, customs and misconceptions around pre-marital sex. 'To help a child climb out of poverty, you must educate her, not...more
Jan. 7, 2019, 12:03 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"In the absence of identity documents, children born in Malaysia to irregular and migrant workers have no access to public education, affordable healthcare and other welfare services and are particularly prone to become victims of trafficking for sale and sexual exploitation, child forced labour, including forced begging" (para 7) Most trafficking victims are girls (AMG-CODER COMMENT)..
Jan. 4, 2019, 10:48 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"[In] India, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Serbia and Montenegro, Tonga –Marital rape is now a crime" (para 13). "Malaysia added a new provision in 2007 to the Penal Code which criminalizes a husband who 'causes hurt or fear of death or hurt to his wife' in order to have sex with her, which is a positive step toward addressing marital rape. However, it did not delete the exception for 'sexual intercourse by a man with his own wife' in the provision on rape and does not criminalize the act of rape itself committed by a man against his wife. This does not afford women full protection against marital rape" (para...more
Jan. 1, 2019, 3:33 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The Finance Ministry has endorsed the proposal to create a scheme for housewives under the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), including a monthly allowance payment by the government. Under the proposed scheme, which is expected to start later this year, 2% from the husband’s existing 11% EPF contribution will be credited to the housewife’s EPF account. The government will top up the amount with an additional RM50 monthly. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the policy is in line with Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto to raise the level of social security among housewives who rely fully on their husbands. 'I believe this scheme will not burden any parties because the husband will...more
Jan. 1, 2019, 3:33 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-3

"The Finance Ministry has endorsed the proposal to create a scheme for housewives under the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), including a monthly allowance payment by the government. . .Other women support groups had endorsed the new scheme for housewives. Some organisations want more to be done for single mothers and their children" (para 1-13). Some groups talk about not enough being done for single moms, which could indicate that single parenthood is not seen as acceptable in society (CEM - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 1, 2019, 3:33 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

“'Furthermore, this scheme [to give housewives money] will create a more equitable economic relationship between husbands and unemployed wives, while reinforcing the family institution by providing a new social safety net,' Lim said in a statement yesterday" (para 6).
Jan. 1, 2019, 3:33 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"The Finance Ministry has endorsed the proposal to create a scheme for housewives under the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), including a monthly allowance payment by the government. . . Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the policy is in line with Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto to raise the level of social security among housewives who rely fully on their husbands" (para 1-4). "'Furthermore, this scheme will create a more equitable economic relationship between husbands and unemployed wives, while reinforcing the family institution by providing a new social safety net,' Lim said in a statement yesterday" (para 6).
Jan. 1, 2019, 3:33 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

"The Finance Ministry has endorsed the proposal to create a scheme for housewives under the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), including a monthly allowance payment by the government. Under the proposed scheme, which is expected to start later this year, 2% from the husband’s existing 11% EPF contribution will be credited to the housewife’s EPF account. The government will top up the amount with an additional RM50 monthly. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the policy is in line with Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto to raise the level of social security among housewives who rely fully on their husbands" (para 1-4).
Dec. 20, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 1.6 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 0.76 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Croatia, Djibouti, Fiji, Ghana, Iceland, Italy, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Paraguay, Qatar, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

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Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, East Timor, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Trinidad/Tobago, Zimbabwe
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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