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April 21, 2021, 8:45 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: ATDW-LAW-2

"""Article 7 of the PSC provides that if a guardian authorised the marriage of the minor (or incapacitated person) purely in the interest of the guardian and not in the interest of the minor, the guardian would be subject to the penalties provided in the Penal Code"" (Page 3). It can be assumed that if a minor has a guardian when married- and if the marriage was determined by the guardian to be in the child's best interest- if the child were to be divorced while still under the age of majority, they would return to being a minor in the custody of the original guardian. This because the guardian...more
April 21, 2021, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"There are no laws against sexual harassment" (Page 6).
April 21, 2021, 8:25 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Women’s NGOs reported that sexual harassment was a common problem in the workplace" (Page 6).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Lesotho, Liberia, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Yemen
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 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, 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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April 19, 2021, 3:54 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, 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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April 16, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

Mauritania does not have restrictions on adoption of children of a certain sex based on the sex and marital status of the adoptive parent.
April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 69% of births in Mauritania were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Mauritania was 62.6 years for males and 65.2 years for females" (p 44).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Mauritania was 76 per 1000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Mauritania was 766 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Mauritania was 766 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Mauritania of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 30.5%" (p 52).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Mauritania is 84.0 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 52).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Feb. 18, 2021, 7:04 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

“The girls eventually work up to consuming 16,000 calories a day” (para 6). “And even when food is plentiful, some family members will go without to make sure the girls eat as much as possible” (para 7) This implies that other family members (including men) eat fewer calories by comparison (JCE- CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 18, 2021, 7:04 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-1

“Girls of a West African nation [Mauritania] are forced to consume up to 16,000 calories a day in a bid to make them gain weight so they appear more 'attractive' to men" (para 1). “In the West African culture because bigger women are deemed more beautiful, girls as young as eleven are being force fed to make them fat and more desirable to men. Pictured, a girl is made to eat a large bowl of grain. Sahar visits other feeding camps where girls as young as five and six, like the one above, are being fed larger portions to start stretching their stomachs for when they're older” (caption photo 1)....more
Feb. 18, 2021, 7:04 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: DV-DATA-1

“When there is a food shortage, families resort to a far riskier method - taking chemicals designed to fatten up animals” (para 6). “Hendu's mum Fatimatou uses a stick to make sure the girls keep going: 'If she refuses to eat I will hold her tight and stop her seeing her friends. If she's too strong I will tie her up'” (para 14). “The mothers monitor their children during the feeding season and have sticks that they use to keep them encouraged to carry on eating” (para 15). “But what makes this different and a bit shocking is that these are little girls and this pain and torture [forced feeding]...more
Feb. 18, 2021, 7:04 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

“Around a quarter of Mauritanian girls are force-fed, but in rural areas it can be as high as 3/4. The long term health risks for the girls include diabetes, heart disease, and kidney failure” (para 8).
Feb. 18, 2021, 7:04 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: MISA-DATA-2

"There are no figures on how many women are using these drugs to put on weight, or how many are dying, but everyone Zand [the reporter] speaks to says the use of these drugs is widespread” (para 31).
Feb. 18, 2021, 7:04 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2

“When there is a food shortage, families resort to a far riskier method - taking chemicals designed to fatten up animals” (para 6). “There's an additional series health implications as the country battles a severe drought. The consequent food shortage has led to families turning to industrially-produced chemicals, sometimes meant only for animals, as an alternative way of fattening up. The team travel to a market in the country's capital Nouakchott where they film stallholders selling bottles and packets of drugs which are in theory only allowed to be sold legally by licenced pharmacies. The team manages to buy bottles of a steroid, dexamethasone, which affects the body's metabolism, and...more
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: China, Congo, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Gabon, Honduras, Laos, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritania, Nicaragua, North Korea, Palestine, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Suriname
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Jan. 3, 2021, 12:49 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Mauritania does not have conscription.
Dec. 30, 2020, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-1

“The website of the Mauritanian National Army states that, pursuant to Article 7 of Act No. 62.132 of 1962, army recruitment conditions are the following: [translation] Any Mauritanian can join the Mauritanian army under articles 13, 14, 15, 17 and 18 of Act No. 61.112 dated 12 June 1961 (the Mauritanian Nationality Code) if they meet the following conditions: Minimum of 16 years old, Not married, Physically fit, Never been sentenced, Obtained consent of parent(s)/guardian(s) or, in their absence, Previously obtained permission from the Ministry of Defence, for youth under 18 years old.”
Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

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

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

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

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

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