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April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 58 % of births in Nepal were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 47).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Nepal was 68.6 years for males and 71.6 years for females" (p 46).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Nepal was 32 per 1000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 8:33 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Article 11 of the 2015 Constitution of Nepal confers a fundamentally inferior legal status on women, by preventing them from passing citizenship to their children according to the same terms as Nepali men" (para 15).
March 31, 2021, 8:33 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Legal gaps and lack of political will continue to mar accountability for sexual violence, especially for victims from minority communities. A statute of limitations of one year on rape and sexual violence allegations prevents many cases from being brought to justice" (para 13). "Despite numerous protests, the government failed to adopt policies to protect and provide justice for women and girls, especially those from minority communities, who faced rape and sexual violence. Instead, numerous cases are mishandled by authorities, including that of a 15-year-old Dalit girl from Mahottari, in southeast Nepal, whose rape and murder at the end on 2018 the police refused to register during 2019" (para 14). "Crimes,...more
March 31, 2021, 8:33 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Legal gaps and lack of political will continue to mar accountability for sexual violence, especially for victims from minority communities. A statute of limitations of one year on rape and sexual violence allegations prevents many cases from being brought to justice" (para 13).
March 31, 2021, 8:33 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MAAO-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MARR-LAW-4, AOM-LAW-1

"The government has outlawed a number of harmful practices including chhaupadi (menstrual seclusion), dowry, witchcraft allegations, and child marriage. However, enforcement remains weak, and these deeply entrenched practices continue" (para 12).
March 31, 2021, 8:33 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"In November 2018, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women recommended that Nepal endorse the Safe Schools Declaration, an international commitment to protect education during armed conflict. At time of writing, it had yet to do so" (para 16).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Nepal was 186 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Nepal was 186 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 30, 2021, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2020 the maternal mortality ratio for women in Nepal was 186 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 30, 2021, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"From 2010-2017 in Nepal the proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15-49 years subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months was 11%" (p 70).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Nepal of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 56.4%" (p 54).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Nepal is 88.2 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 54).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

3.0
Feb. 13, 2021, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: Angola, China, India, Nepal
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

“Differences in female and male infant and child mortality have declined in some areas but son preference remains strong in other regions. As a result, excess female mortality, whether during childhood or adulthood, has changed little or even worsened in countries that have grown rapidly such as China, India and Angola, while it has dramatically declined in countries such as Nepal that have experienced less economic growth, showing that gender inequality is not related to income growth but rather to a complex set of deeply entrenched patriarchal relations and normative roles that discriminate against women” (pp. 10).
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:40 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

Table 1: Sex ratio and share of female population in urban and rural areas, selected countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia, latest available year (1999–2008) shows sex ratios between urban and rural areas in different countries.
Feb. 10, 2021, 1:09 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"Both Basu's mother and grandmother had been married and widowed young; in her native India, that meant they could wear only white and were forced to atone for the rest of their lives" (para 2). "'As long as I can remember, my grandmother only wore white saris, even until her deathbed. My grandmother became a widow when she was in her late 20s and there was not single day since my grandfather’s death that she wore colorful clothes...she also followed several rituals in penance,' Basu said. 'When I was 17, I lost my father. It was my mother’s turn to follow the rituals and wear white. I resisted the rules,...more
Feb. 10, 2021, 1:09 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"'And if [being married as a child] is not bad enough, some widows are driven out of their homes, burnt alive, or murdered in some other way. Some are driven into prostitution'" (para 20). "'Rihana Shekh Dhafali is 17 years old. Rihana was married around a year-and-a-half ago, when she was 15 or 16 years old. She said she was often made to starve for four or five days in a row. Her mother-in-law tried to set her on fire once, but Rihana escaped and fled to India to her cousins. Her in-laws pleaded and apologized and took her back, only to repeat the crime in another 20 days. 'When...more
Feb. 10, 2021, 1:09 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SMPP-PRACTICE-1

"'I began that project documenting the practice of Chhaupadi [the isolation of women from normal family activities while they are menstruating] in Nepal, and through this project, I came to know and understand more about the child widows. The stories of widows and the hardships they face is well-known, but particularly extreme'" (para 17).
Feb. 10, 2021, 1:09 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"'A child widow's job is to repent and atone. They live a life virtually devoid of pleasure and must wear no other color but white. They must eschew jewelry, meat, fish, and social gatherings, even with family. Temples are off limits and they are not allowed to remarry. They must not leave the house or look men in the eye, as it is said that a widows gaze will bring bad luck,' Basu added" (para 10). "In Mamata’s case, she doesn’t know if it her life is better now or better when she was married, even though she had suffered at the hands of her husband. Indeed, so extreme is...more
Feb. 10, 2021, 1:09 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MAAO-PRACTICE-1, MARR-PRACTICE-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1, ISSA-PRACTICE-1

"Child marriage is rampant in this part of Nepal. Girls are seen as a burden and an additional mouth to feed. Villagers often marry off their girls before their menstruation starts — it is believed that if they do so, the immediate family will go to heaven" (para 12).
Feb. 10, 2021, 1:09 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"'It is important that the whole of society is engaged in issues such as this. Ultimately, that change for women that we all seek must come from within the affected societies themselves. And of course, education of girls is crucial. The more educated girls are, the more they can assert their basic rights and determine the kind of life they want to live. They become leaders and, thereby, agents of change within their communities'" (para 36). This implies that the whole of society is not currently engaged in these issues (JCE- CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 10, 2021, 1:09 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: WR-PRACTICE-1

"'A child widow's job is to repent and atone. They live a life virtually devoid of pleasure and must wear no other color but white. They must eschew jewelry, meat, fish, and social gatherings, even with family. Temples are off limits and they are not allowed to remarry. They must not leave the house or look men in the eye, as it is said that a widows gaze will bring bad luck,' Basu added" (para 10).
Feb. 10, 2021, 1:09 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-1

"Rihana Shekh Dhafali is 17 years old. Rihana was married around a year-and-a-half ago, when she was 15 or 16 years old. She said she was often made to starve for four or five days in a row. Her mother-in-law tried to set her on fire once, but Rihana escaped and fled to India to her cousins. Her in-laws pleaded and apologized and took her back, only to repeat the crime in another 20 days" (para 24).
Feb. 10, 2021, 1:09 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: WR-PRACTICE-2

"Both Basu's mother and grandmother had been married and widowed young; in her native India, that meant they could wear only white and were forced to atone for the rest of their lives. 'Widows are regarded as bad omens — as witches, as 'man-eaters.' They bring bad luck. They are paying for sins committed in a past life. The Hindu scripture, the Vedas, is clear on this point,' Basu told Refinery29" (para 2-3). "A child widow's job is to repent and atone. They live a life virtually devoid of pleasure and must wear no other color but white. They must eschew jewelry, meat, fish, and social gatherings, even with family....more
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Burundi, Croatia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Guyana, Iceland, India, Israel, Japan, Kosovo, Maldives, Montenegro, Nepal, Portugal, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Zambia
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

2.0
Jan. 3, 2021, 12:51 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Nepal does not have conscription.
Jan. 1, 2021, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"'Mother has every right to pass on citizenship to her child,' Sapana Pradhan Malla quoted PM Koirala as saying. Oli said the 'and' provision was a mistake, which would be corrected" (para 8).
Jan. 1, 2021, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala, CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal made the commitment jointly that the provision would be amended to guarantee citizenship in the name of mother as well. PDCC chairperson Baburam Bhattarai said that the new constitution would guarantee of issuance of citizenship s to children through matrilineal descent. He assured the delegates that the committee would start the process to change the provision. Election Commission chief Bhojraj Pokharel, former CA members Sapana Pradhan Malla and Khimlal Devkota, chairperson of National Women Commission Sesha Chand Tara, commissioner Manu Humagain, Chairperson of Sancharika Samuha, Nirmala Sharma, senior mediaperson Babita...more