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April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

4.0
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Paraguay, Russia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

3.0
Feb. 27, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

According to the World Bank’s Women, Business, and the Law for 2016, there is an explicit restriction on a married woman becoming “head of household” or “head of family,” e.g., a provision stating that only husbands can be so designated or that husbands “lead the family” or “represent the family,” or a male is designated as the default family member who receives the family book or equivalent document that is necessary for access to services. The law in Niger does not stipulate that wives are required to obey their husbands (184). According to the World Bank's Women, Business, and the Law for 2016, the definition of head of household is...more
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"17.0% of seats in the lower/single house of Niger (29 out of 171 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"16.2% of ministerial positions in Niger (6 out of 37 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

2.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 5.77 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Niger in 2015 was 2.72 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:17 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"So far, at least 56 students have refused to marry men before age 18, despite pressure from their families, and credit the Safe Space with giving them the skills and confidence to negotiate the postponement. And many girls who were forced to drop out of school early are returning to class" (para 15).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"After graduation, both girls plan to continue their studies. Fati hopes to enroll at the National School of Administration and Magistracy, and Aichatou dreams of becoming a journalist. Fati has also begun to campaign nationally, and internationally, to end child marriage, and has spoken at conferences in Zambia and Paris" (para 19).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'By attending the Safe Space programme Illimin, I found the motivation to return to school,' says Fati, unable to suppress a large smile. 'It helped me to gain confidence in myself. It has also re-awakened my lifelong dream to study and have a career. A dream that was shattered by my father' (para 8). "'Illimin means 'knowledge for dignity' in Hausa, a common language in Niger, and the Safe Space programme Illimin was designed to combat both early marriage and pregnancy by educating and empowering adolescent girls to facilitate this change themselves. It is at the Safe Space that my dream to go to school came back to me,' says...more
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"When Fati was 12-years old, her father removed her from school in Niamey and sent her to Nigeria to marry a 40-year-old man. A year later, she was hospitalized with injuries inflicted by her new husband" (para 1). "Aichatou had to leave school at age 15 after she was forced to marry a 30-year-old man. At age 16, shortly after giving birth to her first child, she was widowed" (para 3).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"When Fati was 12-years old, her father removed her from school in Niamey and sent her to Nigeria to marry a 40-year-old man. A year later, she was hospitalized with injuries inflicted by her new husband. It took several months before she was well enough for discharge, and while she was still in the hospital recovering, her husband divorced her. By that time, she was the mother of a small boy" (para 1-2).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"When Fati was 12-years old, her father removed her from school in Niamey and sent her to Nigeria to marry a 40-year-old man. A year later, she was hospitalized with injuries inflicted by her new husband" (para 1). "Aichatou had to leave school at age 15 after she was forced to marry a 30-year-old man. At age 16, shortly after giving birth to her first child, she was widowed" (para 3).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"When Fati was 12-years old, her father removed her from school in Niamey and sent her to Nigeria to marry a 40-year-old man. A year later, she was hospitalized with injuries inflicted by her new husband. It took several months before she was well enough for discharge, and while she was still in the hospital recovering, her husband divorced her. By that time, she was the mother of a small boy" (para 1-2). "Aichatou had to leave school at age 15 after she was forced to marry a 30-year-old man. At age 16, shortly after giving birth to her first child, she was widowed" (para 3).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"So far, at least 56 students have refused to marry men before age 18, despite pressure from their families, and credit the Safe Space with giving them the skills and confidence to negotiate the postponement. And many girls who were forced to drop out of school early are returning to class" (para 15).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"When Fati was 12-years old, her father removed her from school in Niamey and sent her to Nigeria to marry a 40-year-old man. A year later, she was hospitalized with injuries inflicted by her new husband" (para 1). "'By attending the Safe Space programme Illimin, I found the motivation to return to school,' says Fati, unable to suppress a large smile. 'It helped me to gain confidence in myself. It has also re-awakened my lifelong dream to study and have a career. A dream that was shattered by my father'" (para 8).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"'I salute the determination of Fati and Aichatou,' said Monique Clesca, the UNFPA representative in Niger. 'It is the Fatis and Aichatous of Niger who will help the country achieve its demographic dividend, because they have education and will participate fully in the life of their country. Ultimately, that's the result of empowering girls'" (para 20).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

When Fati was 12-years old, her father removed her from school in Niamey and sent her to Nigeria to marry a 40-year-old man. A year later, she was hospitalized with injuries inflicted by her new husband (para 1). "Finding themselves newly single, new mothers and not yet 18, both Fati and Aichatou went to live with family in the Talladjé area of Niamey, where they spent their days caring for their babies and doing housework, with few prospects for the future, other than more of the same" (para 4). "'By attending the Safe Space programme Illimin, I found the motivation to return to school,' says Fati, unable to suppress a...more
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"When Fati was 12-years old, her father removed her from school in Niamey and sent her to Nigeria to marry a 40-year-old man. A year later, she was hospitalized with injuries inflicted by her new husband" (para 1).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Finding themselves newly single, new mothers and not yet 18, both Fati and Aichatou went to live with family in the Talladjé area of Niamey, where they spent their days caring for their babies and doing housework, with few prospects for the future, other than more of the same" (para 4).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

An outreach worker was going door to door to spread the word about the UNFPA-supported Safe Space programme Illimin, which had recently launched in their area, and to find girls ages 10 to 19 who were not enrolled in school to ask if they would like to join the programme (para 6). "'Illimin means 'knowledge for dignity' in Hausa, a common language in Niger, and the Safe Space programme Illimin was designed to combat both early marriage and pregnancy by educating and empowering adolescent girls to facilitate this change themselves" (para 11-12). "In secure spaces chosen in consultation with communities, Safe Space staff educates girls about sexual and reproductive health,...more
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Fati’s and Aichatou’s stories of forced marriage are common in Niger – which, at 75 per cent, has the world’s highest rate of child marriage..." (para 9). "Illimin means 'knowledge for dignity' in Hausa, a common language in Niger, and the Safe Space programme Illimin was designed to combat both early marriage and pregnancy by educating and empowering adolescent girls to facilitate this change themselves" (para 11). "So far, at least 56 students have refused to marry men before age 18, despite pressure from their families, and credit the Safe Space with giving them the skills and confidence to negotiate the postponement. And many girls who were forced to drop...more
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

In secure spaces chosen in consultation with communities, Safe Space staff educates girls about sexual and reproductive health, self-esteem, their rights, money management, public speaking and literacy. In 2014 and 2015, over 10,000 girls completed the program (para 13).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"'By attending the Safe Space programme Illimin, I found the motivation to return to school,' says Fati, unable to suppress a large smile. 'It helped me to gain confidence in myself. It has also re-awakened my lifelong dream to study and have a career. A dream that was shattered by my father'" (para 8)."Fati’s and Aichatou’s stories of forced marriage are common in Niger, which, at 75 per cent, has the world’s highest rate of child marriage and, at 10 per cent, one of its lowest rates of girls enrolled in secondary school." (para 9).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Fati’s and Aichatou’s stories of forced marriage are common in Niger – which, at 75 per cent, has the world’s highest rate of child marriage and, at 10 per cent, one of its lowest rates of girls enrolled in secondary school" (para 9). "Today, Safe Spaces have opened around the country, and 16,000 girls are scheduled to graduate this August alone. The programme plans to double that number for the class of 2017" (para 14).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Fati and Aichatou were part of the inaugural 2014 class. Today, they are enrolled in eleventh grade at a second chance secondary school for students who previously dropped out, and are ranked near the top of their class" (para 16).
Jan. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: IMSTD-PRACTICE-1

"In secure spaces chosen in consultation with communities, Safe Space staff educates girls about sexual and reproductive health, self-esteem, their rights, money management, public speaking and literacy. In 2014 and 2015, over 10,000 girls completed the program" (para 13).
Dec. 20, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 5.1 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 2.22 per 100,000 female population.