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Oct. 12, 2018, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to the prime minister, surveys in 2010 on gender-based violence showed that at some point in their lives 43.2 percent of women nationwide had experienced physical violence, and 28.3 percent experienced sexual violence" (16).
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Niger
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 45.4 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Guinea, Niger
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 146.0 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 91.3 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 25.7 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Brunei, Niger
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 4.6 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Central African Rep, Laos, Niger, Papua New Guinea
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 40 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 59.8 years, with the average life expectancy being 59.0 years for men and 60.8 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep, Laos, Niger
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 40 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 29 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 95.5 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 26.8 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 553 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 61.8 years, with the average life expectancy being 60.9 years for men and 62.8 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Mauritius, Niger
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satisified is 40.8 (latest available data for 2005-2015).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Mauritania, Niger
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 1.8 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 4.1 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 206 based on data from 2005-2014.
May 31, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5

"Bride price practices across Africa: . . . Niger: There is an official maximum rate for a bride price of 50,000 CFA francs ($83, £54) but many pay much more than this" (para 14).
May 31, 2018, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep, Chad, Niger
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1

"This is crucial work since in sub-Saharan Africa, 40% of women are married as children, according to UNICEF. These girls are married off before they are physically or emotionally mature enough to become wives or mothers. Child marriage is an issue which affects girls in almost every country on the continent to a greater or lesser extent -- ten of the fifteen countries worldwide with the highest rates of child marriage are in Africa. In Niger, for example, as many as 76% of girls are married before they reach the age of 18; in Chad and the Central African Republic, it is 68%" (para 4).more
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2012 DHS survey of Niger, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 63.7%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 30.4%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 5.7%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 23.5%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 20.1%. According to a 2006 DHS survey, the...more
March 9, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Djibouti, India, Niger, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Vietnam
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1, LDS-LAW-1

“Saudi Arabia has signed a number of bilateral agreements with the countries of origin of female domestic workers. The agreements serve the interests of all parties and prevent the exploitation and violation of the rights of female domestic workers. They have been concluded with India, Niger, Uganda, Djibouti, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Sri Lanka” (32).
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"For years, victim support essentially took the form of isolated measures taken by disparate actors at a number of levels. Because that approach had come to be seen as simplistic, the Government, with the support of Oxfam-Québec and UNFPA, embarked on an experimental plan to provide holistic victim support. That experiment, conducted by the Framework through a consortium of specialized NGOs, aims to develop effective, appropriate tools such as prevention, care and social reintegration, to identify best practices and to strengthen the synergy between the actors involved. Following on from its activities in GBV prevention and victim support and monitoring, the Framework carried out a holistic GBV victim support pilot...more
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1

"Providing access to care for the great majority of the people includes the poorest and most vulnerable social groups, under the Primary Health Care (SSP) approach: Enhanced activities in the field of reproductive health, in particular as regards women’s and children’s health, and especially the aspects of nutrition, antenatal care, family planning, prevention and control of STI/HIV/AIDS — with particular emphasis on prevention particularly as regards prevention of mother-to-child transmission" (pg 17). "In the context of the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality, many innovative strategies have been implemented, in particular through the provision of essential neonatal obstetrical care (SONE), emergency neonatal obstetrical care (SONU), prevention of mother-to-child transmission of...more
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"In addition to the above projects and programmes, many microfinance institutions are involved in the empowerment of women in that they receive savings deposits and, especially, extend credit — as women, because of their poverty, generally lack the collateral to obtain a bank loan" (pg 27). "The mapping conducted by the Ministry of Finance outlines the situation of 79 microfinance institutions countrywide, thus facilitating access to credit for women belonging to women’s associations" (pg 28).
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"The holistic support that is at the heart of the pilot project ( Reproductive Health Act -Oxfam, UN Women, MUJERES and Dimol)seeks to guarantee that GBV victims receive benefits ranging from medical expenses to legal aid to social reintegration" (pg 25).
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: ATC-DATA-2

There are 7 reservations to the CEDAW (pg 5).
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

For elective offices: 1. On city councils, 17 women elected out of a total of 104 councillors, or 17.68 per cent; 2. On regional councils, 34 women elected out of a total of 260 councillors; 3. In Parliament, 15 women out of a total of 113 deputies; 4. For appointed offices: the positions of president of the Constitutional Court, the Court of Auditors and the High Court of Justice are occupied by women; 5. At the Government level, five (5) of the thirty-one (31) Ministers are women" (pg 9).
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: GEW-LAW-1

"As amended by Act No. 2003-025 of 13 June 2003, the Niger Penal Code, in its articles 208.1 to 208.8, outlaws war crimes and crimes against humanity" (pg 24).
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Among other actions taken have been awareness and information, education and communication (IEC) campaigns to spur behavioural change in relation to harmful traditional practices (female genital mutilation, early marriage/early motherhood); establishment of 6 February as the day of “zero tolerance for female genital mutilation” (pg 19). "In addition to free health care, further progress has been made in the form of important reforms undertaken to improve the quality and accessibility of health care and health-related services and information as well as sexual and reproductive health services for the entire population but particularly rural women and children. These include: Awareness and education campaigns for men and women aimed at eliminating female...more
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"To combat discrimination, the State facilitated outreach activities on the Convention and its Protocol. Those activities were conducted by CSOs, including the Association Nigérienne de Défense des Droits de l’Homme (ANDDH), the Association des Femmes Juristes du Niger (AFJN), the NGO DIMOL, the Collectif des Organisations de Défense des Droits de l’Homme et de la Démocratie (CODDHD), which together form the consultative network for CEDAW implementation in the eight regions of the country. The awareness campaign reached nearly 20 per cent of the population" (pg 6). "Organization of communications campaigns on trafficking in persons and child labour, conducted by NGOs in the different regions of the country" (pg 9). "The...more
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Consistent with the effort to lighten women’s burden, to enable them to carry on economic activities, the Government, through the Ministry for the Advancement of Women and its partners, is supporting women’s groups countrywide, providing them with labour-saving devices and capacity building (training in female leadership, community property management, the voluntary sector, gender...)" (pg 26). "To remedy that situation, the Government has developed the Economic and Social Development Programme (PDES), which, under its food security compo nent, seeks to “enhance grain banks and develop highly labour-intensive work. The use of small-scale irrigation, with an emphasis on orcharding and (non-timber) forestry products or date cultivation, are identified as solutions that may...more