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

"Pakistan is currently going to the polls for a national election — and women are able to vote for the first time in some parts of the country" (para 3). "Ahead of the election, officials have said at least 10% of the votes cast must be from women — otherwise the region's results will be invalidated" (para 5).
Oct. 11, 2018, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"Women are able to vote for the first time in some parts of the country" (para 3). "Almost 200 women are standing for local seats, split between the two main parties running" (para 10). Incentive to run for office came when voting rights did. Women are more likely to come into office when they can vote for each other. They may not be sure if voting rights will stay so it may be now or never (KYK-CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 11, 2018, 7 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, IRP-PRACTICE-1

"In Pakistan, underage girls who are sold off by their families frequently end up as sex slaves, servants, or wives to wealthy men in communities where it is common for men to have several wives" (para. 14).
Oct. 11, 2018, 7 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"There are no reliable statistics on child marriages in Pakistan, as few cases are reported to the police and the government does not track such figures. But according to UNICEF's State of the World's Children Report 2014, seven percent of Pakistani girls are married under the age of 15. According to figures from Save the Children, an international children's charity, more than 40 percent of Pakistani brides are under 18 and eight percent of adolescent married women are already mothers by the age of 15-19" (para. 21 - 23).
Oct. 11, 2018, 7 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Child marriage is banned under Pakistani law. Girls may legally marry at 16, while boys must wait until they are 18" (para. 15).
Oct. 11, 2018, 7 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

According to the article, in Pakistan it is illegal "the sale of a minor for the purposes of prostitution under Pakistan's penal code" (para 9). In the case described "each of the suspects could face up to 25 years in prison, if found guilty" (para. 10)
Oct. 11, 2018, 7 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"Child marriage is banned under Pakistani law. Girls may legally marry at 16, while boys must wait until they are 18" (para. 15). "There are no reliable statistics on child marriages in Pakistan, as few cases are reported to the police and the government does not track such figures. But according to UNICEF's State of the World's Children Report 2014, seven percent of Pakistani girls are married under the age of 15. According to figures from Save the Children, an international children's charity, more than 40 percent of Pakistani brides are under 18 and eight percent of adolescent married women are already mothers by the age of 15-19" (para. 21...more
Oct. 11, 2018, 7 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"There are no reliable statistics on child marriages in Pakistan, as few cases are reported to the police and the government does not track such figures. But according to UNICEF's State of the World's Children Report 2014, seven percent of Pakistani girls are married under the age of 15. According to figures from Save the Children, an international children's charity, more than 40 percent of Pakistani brides are under 18 and eight percent of adolescent married women are already mothers by the age of 15-19" (para. 21 - 23). "In Pakistan, underage girls are sometimes offered for marriage to settle disputes between families in a practice known as 'swara'. It...more
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
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 47.0 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 44.0 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 78.8 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 45.6 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Honduras, Jordan, Morocco, Pakistan
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 2.9 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 55 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 66.5 years, with the average life expectancy being 65.7 years for men and 67.4 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Oct. 2, 2018, 10:42 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-1

But men in the Asia-Pacific region are the worst in the world when it comes to shouldering some of the responsibility of unpaid care work, according to a recent release by the International Labour Organization (ILO), 'Care Work and Care Jobs for the Future of Decent Work.' Pakistani men, on average, chip in with 28 minutes a day, and Indian men are only marginally better with 31 minutes a day, compared with the regional average of four hours and 22 minutes put in by women for similar work, the ILO report finds
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 52 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 52 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 26, 2018, 11:25 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, DTCP-LAW-1

"Some of its legislative actions, especially the Sindh Child Marriage Restraints Act of 2013, which penalises marriage of both males and females below the age of 18 years, have gone to the extent of challenging the ideological framework of the Council of Islamic Ideology — a constitutional body mandated to provide legal advice to the government on conformity level of the country’s laws with the spirit of the Holy Quran and Sunnah" (para 1).
Sept. 26, 2018, 11:25 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Given the wide occurrence of cases of violence against women across Sindh and weak, under-resourced and insufficient existing protection mechanism, especially protection centres (Darul Amans) plagued by lethargy and apathy of the duty bearers, the constitution and operationalisation of the structures provided by Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act of 2013 is the matter of high urgency. Otherwise, violence against women, especially domestic violence, will continue to occur without fear of legal accountability" (para 8).
Sept. 26, 2018, 11:25 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Interestingly, the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act of 2013 provides for, inter alia, formation of the most significant commission mandated with extraordinary powers of 'suo motu' on the issues of domestic violence. However, such powers which place this commission at a par with the National Commission on Human Rights and the Sindh Human Rights Commission have perpetually remained victim of ignorance, and subsequently no serious efforts are made to form this commission. In addition to this, the act provides for formation of protection committees at district level and appointment of protection officers. These two very important protection mechanisms are not put into place either" (para 5-6).
Sept. 26, 2018, 11:25 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"One of the most significant feats of the Sindh government is promulgation of a set of progressive laws on the rights of women" (para 1).
Sept. 26, 2018, 11:25 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Some of its legislative actions, especially the Sindh Child Marriage Restraints Act of 2013, which penalises marriage of both males and females below the age of 18 years, have gone to the extent of challenging the ideological framework of the Council of Islamic Ideology — a constitutional body mandated to provide legal advice to the government on conformity level of the country’s laws with the spirit of the Holy Quran and Sunnah" (para 1). "Within the sphere of women’s rights, the Sindh Assembly has enacted there major laws which include the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act of 2013, Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act of 2013 and the Sindh Commission...more
Sept. 26, 2018, 11:25 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Within the sphere of women’s rights, the Sindh Assembly has enacted there major laws which include the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act of 2013, Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act of 2013 and the Sindh Commission on the Status of Women Act of 2015" (para 3).
Sept. 26, 2018, 11:25 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Within the sphere of women’s rights, the Sindh Assembly has enacted there major laws which include the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act of 2013, Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act of 2013 and the Sindh Commission on the Status of Women Act of 2015. However, unfortunately, these laws have not successfully delivered on account of diverse reasons. This includes the fact that most of the implementation and monitoring structures to be set up under these laws are still pending.--this last paragraph is really important talking about implementation of all of these laws needs to be coded with this context " (para 3-4).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 81.1 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 45.5 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Pakistan
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 178 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 66.4 years, with the average life expectancy being 65.5 years for men and 67.5 years for women.
Sept. 20, 2018, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The true intentions of the State and its people are exposed in a land where a rape occurs every two hours and a gang rape every eighth hour" (para 1). "Rapists have been filming the act, and have later been threatening the victim with dissemination of the video... According to the Federal Investigation Agency that handles cyber crime offences, about 12 to 15 cases of private videos of a sexual nature are being uploaded a month by blackmailing gangs and the numbers appear to be increasing" (para 3). "Sadly the incidents of gang rape are skyrocketing in Pakistan" (para 9). "The number of women in Pakistan, who are molested by...more
Sept. 20, 2018, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"In a so-called Islamic state like Pakistan, rape is a punishable crime, with a zero conviction rate" (para 1).