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Latest items for Maldives

Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age (15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisified wih modern methods is 42.7 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 12.9 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 8.5 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 4.8 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait, Maldives
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 2.3 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Colombia, Maldives, New Zealand, Paraguay, Syria, Venezuela
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 96 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 78.4 years, with the average life expectancy being 77.2 years for men and 79.9 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Ecuador, Iran, Maldives, Mexico, Paraguay
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 96 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Ecuador, Iran, Maldives, Paraguay
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 96 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 8.6 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 4.9 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Maldives, Peru, Syria
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 68 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 78.5 years, with the average life expectancy being 76.9 years for men and 80.2 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Maldives, Morocco
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 5 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti, Maldives
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 8.6 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 13.7 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Access to information on contraception and skilled attendance at delivery and in postpartum care were widely available" (19).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Media reports of violence against women and rape were common. Most rape and abuse cases reported in the media involved minors, and attackers usually knew their victims" (18)."The courts have the power to detain perpetrators, although most were released pending sentencing and allowed to return to the communities of their victims" (20).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"In 2013, 18 underage marriages were registered at the court, of which 16 involved girls and two involved boys, a sharp drop from 2012" (21).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived through one’s parents. A child born of a citizen father or mother, regardless of the child’s place of birth, may derive citizenship" (20).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1

"There were several reports of child exploitation and trafficking during the year. In July, two underaged female victims of a child prostitution ring were rescued by police after a group of men reportedly tricked the girls into using drugs and taking pornographic pictures...The MPS reported it received two cases of child prostitution between January and September" (21).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"Islamic law also governs estate inheritance, which grants male heirs twice the share of female heirs. According to the PGO, property is divided equally among siblings unless the men in the family demand a larger share" (19).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"...societal disapproval discouraged women from working at tourist resorts for extended periods" (26).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"One pregnant woman reported she was denied medical treatment while in detention and, after nine days of bleeding while detained, suffered a miscarriage" (2). "Women have been historically disadvantaged, particularly in the application of Islamic law in matters such as divorce, education, inheritance, and providing legal testimony, including on rape" (17). "Under Islamic practice, husbands may divorce their wives more easily than wives may divorce their husbands. Islamic law also governs estate inheritance, which grants male heirs twice the share of female heirs. According to the PGO, property is divided equally among siblings unless the men in the family demand a larger share" (19).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Prevention of Human Trafficking Act also prohibits child trafficking, but for some forms it requires the acts of exploitation be predicated on movement and does not criminalize it in the absence of coercion" (21). "The Prevention of Human Trafficking Act, which prohibits many, but not all, forms of labor trafficking, provides for penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment..." (25).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: LRW-LAW-3

"The testimony of women is equal to that of men in court, except on rape and other issues specifically stipulated by country’s legal code" (7). "A man may be convicted of rape in the absence of a confession only if there are two male witnesses or four female witnesses willing to testify. In the case of a child, the burden of proof is lower" (17-18).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In 2014, 86 cases of sexual violence against women and 65 cases of physical violence against women were reported to the Ministry of Law and Gender. From January to September 2015, the MPS received 531 reports of sexual assault and forwarded 230 of these for prosecution" (17). "As of September police received 121 cases of abuse against women and children and 15 cases of abuse against men. The Ministry of Law and Gender stated reports of sexual abuse were increasing, and underage marriage and pregnancy were major concerns" (21).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Nevertheless, law enforcement officers were reluctant to make arrests in cases of violence against women within the family, reportedly believing such violence was justified" (18).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"As of September, 161 cases of domestic violence against women were reported to the MPS. The MPS forwarded 17 of these cases to the Prosecutor General’s Office for prosecution, two of which led to convictions" (18).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-2

"Under Islamic practice, husbands may divorce their wives more easily than wives may divorce their husbands" (19).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-3

"In September the president ratified the third amendment to the Penal Code which stated only Maldivian Islamic law penalties may be imposed for Hadd (robbery, fornication, homosexual acts, alcohol consumption, apostasy) and Qisas offenses (retaliation in kind). Penalties could include hand amputation for theft and stoning to death for adultery. Prior to the amendment, the Penal Code only allowed for the implementation of milder penalties in limited cases, including flogging for fornication..." (18). "Discrimination against women remained a problem. Authorities more readily accused women of adultery, in part because visible pregnancies made the allegedly adulterous act more obvious, while men could deny the charges and escape punishment because of the...more
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Women have been historically disadvantaged, particularly in the application of Islamic law in matters such as divorce, education, inheritance, and providing legal testimony, including on rape" (17). "Girls’ access to secondary education was sometimes limited because of a lack of access to sanitation and separate facilities to study" (20).