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Sept. 12, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"At the other end of the scale, U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have no women in their Cabinets"(para 13)
Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

3.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

1.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1, RISW-PRACTICE-1

“In February, Punjab, the country's largest province, passed a landmark law criminalising all forms of violence against women” (para 13).
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

“According to police, the 15-member jirga [traditional assembly of elders] had ordered the girl, named as Amber, to be killed and set alight as punishment for helping her friend to marry of her own free will” (para 5).
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

“Last year, nearly 1,100 women were killed by relatives who believed they had dishonoured their families, a report by the country's independent Human Rights Commission said” (para 12).
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1, DTCP-LAW-1

“The 16-year-old was kidnapped from her home near Abbottabad, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and put inside a vehicle that was set alight, police said. … Police say the victim's mother and the leader of the local council, or jirga, are among several people arrested. The killing has been linked to orders given last week by the jirga, a traditional assembly of elders, in Makol village, Pakistan's Dawn newspaper reported. According to police, the 15-member jirga had ordered the girl, named as Amber, to be killed and set alight as punishment for helping her friend to marry of her own free will” (para 1-5).
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

“The 16-year-old was kidnapped from her home near Abbottabad, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and put inside a vehicle that was set alight, police said. Graphic images of her body have been circulated on social media” (para 1-2).
Sept. 1, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

“The 16-year-old was kidnapped from her home near Abbottabad, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and put inside a vehicle that was set alight, police said. … Police say the victim's mother and the leader of the local council, or jirga, are among several people arrested. The killing has been linked to orders given last week by the jirga, a traditional assembly of elders, in Makol village, Pakistan's Dawn newspaper reported. According to police, the 15-member jirga had ordered the girl, named as Amber, to be killed and set alight as punishment for helping her friend to marry of her own free will. The girl was kidnapped, drugged and killed and then placed ...more
Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

“Though there is a small but vocal liberal movement in Pakistan, most noticeable in sections of the media, women who push feminist ideals often face a barrage of abuse and are portrayed as being infected with Western or un-Islamic ideals” (para 12).
Aug. 23, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

“A woman from Lahore was pushed off her bicycle by a group of men last year for not responding to catcalls” (para 5). “Last September, an upcoming Pakistani fashion brand, called Do Your Own Thing, removed an advertising campaign on social media featuring a female flash mob after the women appearing in it faced online harassment” (para 10). “After the race in Islamabad on Sunday, the riders, mostly aged in their 20s, swapped stories about being gawped at or catcalled when they go out” (para 13).
Aug. 23, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“The [women-only] bike race was one of many events organized in the last few years by Girls at Dhabas - the name given to roadside restaurants in Pakistan - to promote female participation in public events, fight restrictions faced by women in public places and increase awareness” (para 3).
Aug. 23, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

“In July, Qandeel Baloch, a social media celebrity known for her risque online posts was killed by her brother for bringing dishonor to the family. She became a feminist icon after her murder shocked the nation” (para 11).
Aug. 23, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-2

“After the race in Islamabad on Sunday, the riders, mostly aged in their 20s, … talked of the need to fight growing conservatism on Pakistan's streets, saying there are fewer women out in public today than 20 years ago. ‘We are letting that space go and society is getting more narrow-minded,’ said one of riders” (para 13).
Aug. 23, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“Dozens of women in Pakistan took part in female-only bike races in major cities on Sunday, in an event organized to challenge male dominance of public spaces in the country. ‘Our strategy is simply to be visible in public spaces,’ said Meher Bano of Girls at Dhabas, a feminist group which organized the races after a woman from Lahore was pushed off her bicycle by a group of men last year for not responding to catcalls” (para 1-2). “The bike race was one of many events organized in the last few years by Girls at Dhabas - the name given to roadside restaurants in Pakistan - to promote female participation ...more
Aug. 23, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“The women's movement is as old as Pakistan but it is not something that is really talked about or written about, said Bano [of Girls at Dhabas, a feminist group]” (para 7). “Though there is a small but vocal liberal movement in Pakistan, most noticeable in sections of the media, women who push feminist ideals often face a barrage of abuse and are portrayed as being infected with Western or un-Islamic ideals” (para 12).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

4.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-4

10.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-SCALE-3

10.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

4.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

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