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

"In 2020, 69% of births in Pakistan were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 47).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Pakistan was 65.7 years for males and years for 67.4 females" (p 46).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Pakistan was 69 per 1000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"In recent weeks, Noor has organised medical camps to speak to poorer Pakistani women about the health issues in their marginalised communities, most of which are linked to water and sanitation. Pakistan has among the world's worst access to safe water, with almost 80% of the population unable to access clean drinking water. 'You realize how inaccessible and unaffordable healthcare is for a lot of communities,' Noor said. 'I might have access to healthcare, but they won't'" (para 7-8). "In the early days of the virus, female health workers who took part in door-to-door mass awareness campaigns about Covid-19 faced hostility and violence. 'As domestic violence increased during the pandemic,...more
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DLB-DATA-1

"During the pandemic Pakistan has seen…an increased burden of domestic and care work imposed on working women" (para 5). "Najeeb said women have faced a significant rise in care work at home, exacerbated by the increase in domestic violence" (para 13).
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"During the pandemic Pakistan has seen a sharp rise in domestic violence cases" (para 5). "Najeeb said women have faced a significant rise in care work at home, exacerbated by the increase in domestic violence" (para 13).
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"In the early days of the virus, female health workers who took part in door-to-door mass awareness campaigns about Covid-19 faced hostility and violence. 'As domestic violence increased during the pandemic, the lady health workers were the only form of care available to survivors of domestic violence,' said Syed. 'They're the backbone of the public health system of the country'" (para 15).
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"A march during the time of Covid is a difficult thing to plan safely. For Pakistan's women, determined to have their 'Aurat March' today, there are other risks - to their physical safety as well as of online abuse and trolling" (para 1).
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"A march during the time of Covid is a difficult thing to plan safely. For Pakistan's women, determined to have their 'Aurat March' today, there are other risks - to their physical safety as well as of online abuse and trolling" (para 1). "Noor is an organizer for this year's masked nationwide rallies. She said she could not give her surname for fear of reprisals over her work" (para 2). "In the early days of the virus, female health workers who took part in door-to-door mass awareness campaigns about Covid-19 faced hostility and violence" (para 15).
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Organisers are also callig for universal access to contraception and safe family planning, said Noor. 'Our healthcare system doesn't believe that women can make their own decisions. That's our cultural mindset - there are so many hindrances and limits on women's decision-making'" (para 16).
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Nearly half of Pakistani mothers face malnutrition and almost 40% of children under five are stunted" (para 11).
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"A march during the time of Covid is a difficult thing to plan safely. For Pakistan's women, determined to have their 'Aurat March' today, there are other risks - to their physical safety as well as of online abuse and trolling" (para 1). "'The pandemic has hindered mobilisation significantly,' said Noor, who added that the closure of public transport alone has been a huge obstacle to women in the country. But it is the healthcare crisis that is the focus of this year's marches in Pakistan to mark International Women's Day. The event is being organised online as well as on the streets, with organisers encouraging women to stay at...more
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"In recent weeks, Noor has organised medical camps to speak to poorer Pakistani women about the health issues in their marginalised communities, most of which are linked to water and sanitation. Pakistan has among the world's worst access to safe water, with almost 80% of the population unable to access clean drinking water. 'You realize how inaccessible and unaffordable healthcare is for a lot of communities,' Noor said. 'I might have access to healthcare, but they won't'" (para 7-8).
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"This is evident in the country's maternal mortality statistics: 140 maternal deaths per 100,000 births" (para 11).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Pakistan was 140 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Pakistan was 140 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 30, 2021, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2020 the maternal mortality ratio for women in Pakistan was 140 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Pakistan of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 48.6%" (p 54).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Pakistan is 46.0 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 54).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Feb. 17, 2021, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The Quranic intent had been to protect the rights of women against false accusations. General Zia’s Hudood Ordinance accomplished exactly the opposite. Firstly, it unnecessarily confused rape, a violent crime, with fornication. Secondly, the Hudood ordinance has made it impossible for a rape victim to get justice in Pakistan. Under the Hudood Ordinance, the Courts require four 'adult male' eyewitnesses to rape. When a female victim fails to produce four male eyewitnesses, she is then charged under Tazeer for fornication. If the woman becomes pregnant as a result of rape, the rapist/s gets a walk, while the woman is charged with fornication using pregnancy as a proof" (para 7).more
Feb. 17, 2021, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-LAW-3

"Recently, the three accused of raping an 18-year old woman at Jinnah’s Mausoleum were set free by a court in Karachi. The court refused to entertain the DNA evidence, which reportedly proved the guilt of the accused, and gave the accused the benefit of the doubt because the victim could not produce four eyewitnesses to the rape. Weeks later, the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) decreed that the DNA evidence in the absence of four righteous men as witnesses to rape is not sufficient for conviction under Islamic law" (para 1). "The requirement to produce four witnesses, and not just male witnesses, is required by the Quran to prevent false...more
Feb. 17, 2021, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-1

“A study of 74 cases of rape or attempted rape registered at the Shadman female police station in Lahore during 1995 and 2008 reveal the ugly consequences of inadequate legal frameworks in Pakistan” (para 9).
Feb. 17, 2021, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"A series of events in the past few weeks have again highlighted the injustices being committed against women in the name of Islam in Pakistan. Recently, the three accused of raping an 18-year old woman at Jinnah’s Mausoleum were set free by a court in Karachi. The court refused to entertain the DNA evidence, which reportedly proved the guilt of the accused, and gave the accused the benefit of the doubt because the victim could not produce four eyewitnesses to the rape. Weeks later, the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) decreed that the DNA evidence in the absence of four righteous men as witnesses to rape is not sufficient for...more
Feb. 17, 2021, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Under the Hudood Ordinance, the Courts require four “adult male” eyewitnesses to rape. When a female victim fails to produce four male eyewitnesses, she is then charged under Tazeer for fornication. If the woman becomes pregnant as a result of rape, the rapist/s gets a walk, while the woman is charged with fornication using pregnancy as a proof" (para 7). "A study of 74 cases of rape or attempted rape registered at the Shadman female police station in Lahore during 1995 and 2008 reveal the ugly consequences of inadequate legal frameworks in Pakistan... In the 13-year period , only five per cent accused were convicted of the crime" (para 18)....more
Feb. 17, 2021, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-3

"Under the Hudood Ordinance, the Courts require four “adult male” eyewitnesses to rape. When a female victim fails to produce four male eyewitnesses, she is then charged under Tazeer for fornication. If the woman becomes pregnant as a result of rape, the rapist/s gets a walk, while the woman is charged with fornication using pregnancy as a proof" (para 7).
Feb. 17, 2021, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"A series of events in the past few weeks have again highlighted the injustices being committed against women in the name of Islam in Pakistan. Recently, the three accused of raping an 18-year old woman at Jinnah’s Mausoleum were set free by a court in Karachi. The court refused to entertain the DNA evidence, which reportedly proved the guilt of the accused, and gave the accused the benefit of the doubt because the victim could not produce four eyewitnesses to the rape. Weeks later, the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) decreed that the DNA evidence in the absence of four righteous men as witnesses to rape is not sufficient for...more
Feb. 17, 2021, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Take the case of the Hudood laws in Pakistan, which were enacted by the then military dictator General Zia to Islamicize Pakistan’s legal system. A close scrutiny of the laws reveals that the Hudood laws, which also cover offenses related to rape, are in fact a legacy of the British Colonial law. As these laws stand today, they discriminate against women rather than protecting their rights" (para 2).
Feb. 13, 2021, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: EWCMS-PRACTICE-2

In the photo 5 caption it states, “Sara is a proud commando. ‘We train as hard as the men do and deserve the same respect’.” This implies that female commandos are often not treated the same as the other male commandos.
Feb. 13, 2021, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

In the photo 7 caption it states, “A female police commando wearing Niqab, a full Islamic veil.” In the photo 8 caption it states, “Iram wears a face veil as part of her uniform, but it is not mandatory.”