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Dec. 12, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 4.7 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 2.77 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2015 was 2.35 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Gambia, Georgia, Laos, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Uganda, Ukraine, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

12.0
Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, Montenegro, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, Serbia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

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Nov. 17, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"In December, Mjalli brought the series to Bard College in Abu Dis, Palestine. In a blog post, she said that she 'collected the most intimate and difficult stories of Not Your Habibti' there. As Mjalli recounted, for many of the girls who shared their stories, 'For the first time, it wasn’t a matter of religion, honor, or respectability to share a story—it was now a matter of the freedom to move about the world safely and confidently'" (para 8).
Nov. 17, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"This process of 'building a family of support' is where her initiative truly shines. Through socially-engaged projects, Not Your Habibti offers an opportunity for public discourse. In one series featured on her blog, Mjalli sat outside the Clock Tower in Ramallah, offering to listen and catalogue women’s stories of sexual harassment...'Some women told me they had never been sexually harassed. Others told me it only happened in other parts of the world,' she wrote in a blog post (para 6, 7).
Nov. 17, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The Arabic word Habibti (حبيبتي), derived from 'hob,' (حب) or 'love,' is used as a term of endearment in the Middle East and North Africa. The ending (ta marbuta or 'tied' t) signifies that the word is directed at a woman. For Yasmeen Mjalli, 'habibti' took on a different meaning when she moved to Palestine in 2016, where she was confronted by a surprising level of street harassment. 'When I step out into the streets in Palestine, I am bombarded with lewd comments,' she said" (para 1).
Nov. 17, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The twenty-one-year-old activist has reclaimed 'habibti,' in order to take a stand against street harassment, and created statement denim pieces, emblazoned with the words 'Not Your Habibti.' 'When I wear my Not Your Habibti, I feel invincible,' Mjalli said in the AJ+ video" (para 2). "Journalists have been quick to see the initiative through the lens of #MeToo, calling Mjalli the 'driving force' behind the Middle East’s 'Me Too' movement. It is worth noting, however, that Mjalli spearheaded the initiative before the news of Harvey Weinstein broke, and that her work challenges the implication that feminism is not indigenous to the Middle East" (para 4). "This process of 'building a...more
Nov. 15, 2018, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"On Friday, 25-year-old social media star Qandeel Baloch was strangled at her family's home in Pakistan's Punjab province. Both adored and reviled, Baloch referred to herself as a 'modern-day feminist' and had almost 750,000 followers on Facebook. Her brother, Waseem Baloch, later confessed to the killing in a video and expressed no remorse. 'Girls are born to stay home and follow traditions,' he said. 'My sister never did that.'" (para 9-12).
Nov. 15, 2018, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"On Friday, 25-year-old social media star Qandeel Baloch was strangled at her family's home in Pakistan's Punjab province. Both adored and reviled, Baloch referred to herself as a 'modern-day feminist' and had almost 750,000 followers on Facebook. Her brother, Waseem Baloch, later confessed to the killing in a video and expressed no remorse. 'Girls are born to stay home and follow traditions,' he said. 'My sister never did that.' Baloch now faces the rare charge of committing a crime against the state. 'The provision was inserted into the penal code in 2004 and it was specifically with regards to murder committed in the name of honor,' Sahar Bandial, an attorney...more
Nov. 15, 2018, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Many of these killings involve relatives slaying young women accused of dishonoring the family. Even high-profile women are not immune. On Friday, 25-year-old social media star Qandeel Baloch was strangled at her family's home in Pakistan's Punjab province. Both adored and reviled, Baloch referred to herself as a 'modern-day feminist' and had almost 750,000 followers on Facebook. Her brother, Waseem Baloch, later confessed to the killing in a video and expressed no remorse. 'Girls are born to stay home and follow traditions,' he said. 'My sister never did that.' Baloch now faces the rare charge of committing a crime against the state. 'The provision was inserted into the penal code...more
Nov. 15, 2018, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-4

"A 24-year-old Pakistani man was mutilated in a so-called honor killing, police said. Allah Ditta was stabbed multiple times by five men Tuesday in Pakistan's Dera Ghazi Khan district, authorities said. The men attacked Ditta as he went to meet a woman with whom he was having an affair, police Officer Ali Muhammad said. The victim and the woman were married to other people...So-called honor killings in Pakistan have gained notoriety worldwide, but cases of men killed in such attacks are rare. Many of these killings involve relatives slaying young women accused of dishonoring the family" (para 1, 2, 3...6, 7). "Many of these killings involve relatives slaying young women...more
Nov. 15, 2018, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"A 24-year-old Pakistani man was mutilated in a so-called honor killing, police said. Allah Ditta was stabbed multiple times by five men Tuesday in Pakistan's Dera Ghazi Khan district, authorities said. The men attacked Ditta as he went to meet a woman with whom he was having an affair, police Officer Ali Muhammad said. The victim and the woman were married to other people...So-called honor killings in Pakistan have gained notoriety worldwide, but cases of men killed in such attacks are rare. Many of these killings involve relatives slaying young women accused of dishonoring the family" (para 1, 2, 3...6, 7). "Many of these killings involve relatives slaying young women...more
Nov. 15, 2018, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"On Friday, 25-year-old social media star Qandeel Baloch was strangled at her family's home in Pakistan's Punjab province. Both adored and reviled, Baloch referred to herself as a "modern-day feminist" and had almost 750,000 followers on Facebook" (para 9-10). "Baloch now faces the rare charge of committing a crime against the state. 'The provision was inserted into the penal code in 2004 and it was specifically with regards to murder committed in the name of honor,' Sahar Bandial, an attorney based in Lahore, told CNN. The charge of committing a crime against the state means Waseem Baloch cannot be pardoned even if the victim's relatives -- in this case, his...more
Nov. 15, 2018, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"On Friday, 25-year-old social media star Qandeel Baloch was strangled at her family's home in Pakistan's Punjab province. Both adored and reviled, Baloch referred to herself as a 'modern-day feminist' and had almost 750,000 followers on Facebook. Her brother, Waseem Baloch, later confessed to the killing in a video and expressed no remorse. 'Girls are born to stay home and follow traditions,' he said. 'My sister never did that.' Baloch now faces the rare charge of committing a crime against the state. 'The provision was inserted into the penal code in 2004 and it was specifically with regards to murder committed in the name of honor,' Sahar Bandial, an attorney...more
Nov. 15, 2018, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

"A 24-year-old Pakistani man was mutilated in a so-called honor killing, police said. Allah Ditta was stabbed multiple times by five men Tuesday in Pakistan's Dera Ghazi Khan district, authorities said. The men attacked Ditta as he went to meet a woman with whom he was having an affair, police Officer Ali Muhammad said. The victim and the woman were married to other people...So-called honor killings in Pakistan have gained notoriety worldwide, but cases of men killed in such attacks are rare. Many of these killings involve relatives slaying young women accused of dishonoring the family" (para 1, 2, 3...6, 7).
Nov. 13, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

1.0
Oct. 31, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau International base, the birth rate is 21.6 per 1000 population.
Oct. 29, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan, Uzbekistan
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to table 3 in the UN's most recent Population and Vital Statistics Report (last updated 2 January 2018), the live birth rate is 23.5 per 1000 people.
Oct. 24, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"Society and culture gradually silences women and teaches them how to work under men, and not with them" (para. 5 ).
Oct. 24, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Spousal physical abuse continues in all classes of the society. Even today, Pakistani women struggle to prove that there is such a thing as marital rape. Such issues have not found their way in mainstream debates on media despite the media being dubbed as free and vibrant" (para. 3).
Oct. 24, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Unless violence itself is enacted as a matter of public show, it rarely is reported. For example, reports include instances of honour killing, acid attacks and physical abuse in the form of murder or even attempted murder — all forms of violence extreme and brutal. Women rarely step out of their homes to point fingers at their own families. The guilt that women are socialised to associate with being an ‘inferior gender’ legitimises violence that most victims of abuse are then subjected to. When it comes to reporting abuse, sometimes suicide is resorted to as the best alternative to speaking out" (para 6 - 7).
Oct. 24, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Moreover, there are a limited number of shelter homes for survivors of abuse. The fear of not being able to find a safe shelter is one of the main reasons why women often choose to suffer silently" (para 8).
Oct. 24, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"Violence against women is a societal problem and a public health issue. Under-reporting is a result of lack of mechanisms in place to help protect and assist victims to become independent. Women that do take their cases to the court are mostly abandoned by their families. In such cases, they have little to no funds to support themselves, and also fight in court to get justice" (para. 8).
Oct. 24, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Unless violence itself is enacted as a matter of public show, it rarely is reported. For example, reports include instances of honour killing, acid attacks and physical abuse in the form of murder or even attempted murder — all forms of violence extreme and brutal. Women rarely step out of their homes to point fingers at their own families. The guilt that women are socialised to associate with being an ‘inferior gender’ legitimises violence that most victims of abuse are then subjected to. When it comes to reporting abuse, sometimes suicide is resorted to as the best alternative to speaking out" (para 6 - 7). "Moreover, there are a limited...more
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Djibouti, East Timor, Gabon, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Laos, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Suriname, Zambia
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

3.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Pakistan
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

178.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, India, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Suriname, Togo, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

2.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan, Botswana, Burma/Myanmar, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Kenya, Laos, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Senegal, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

2.0
Oct. 11, 2018, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"Pakistan only formally ended the de facto ban on women voting in October last year. Women have often remained unable to vote thanks to local and societal traditions and pressures" (para 4). "There have been some reports of locals attempting to prevent women from voting...men in Chakwal's Dharnal area turned women away, telling...: "It is un-Islamic for women to vote'" (para 6).