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Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Panama
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 75.9 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 84.3 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 16.4 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 9.6 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 4.3 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Panama, Romania
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 95 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 78.0 years, with the average life expectancy being 75.0 years for men and 81.2 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"In recent years, a rights revolution in Latin America has wiped out all remaining laws criminalizing homosexuality; the last of such laws to fall was Panama’s, in 2008" (para. 2).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Belize, Congo, Panama, Vietnam
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 94 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Iraq, Panama, Rwanda
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 91 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 17.0 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 9.6 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 94 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 77.8 years, with the average life expectancy being 74.7 years for men and 81.1 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Panama
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 72.9 (latest available data for 2005-2015).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 4.4 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Israel, Libya, Malawi, Panama, Tunisia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 5.5 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 91.1 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 13, 2018, 7:57 a.m.
Countries: Panama, Peru
Variables: INFIB-DATA-1

"FGM is also known to be practised in Peru and Panama" (para 11).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The penal code also punishes individuals for selling or negotiating the purchase of sexual favors from persons in prostitution with penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment when the victim is younger than 18. Sex tourism involving children is also punishable. The government did not collect statistics on sex tourism involving children"(18)
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The law prohibits sexual harassment in cases of established employer-employee relations in the public and private sectors and in teacher-student relations.Violators face a maximum three-year prison sentence"(17)
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, with prison terms of five to 10 years, or eight to 10 years under aggravating circumstances, such as use of a weapon. The government generally implemented criminal aspects of the law better than protection aspects of the law"(16)."NGOs reported that many women were reluctant to report rapes due to fear of retaliation, inadequate response, and social stigma"(16)."There is a lack of shelters for victims of domestic abuse. The government, through the National Institute for Women Affairs (INAMU), operated a shelter in Panama City for victims of domestic abuse and offered social, psychological, medical, and legal services. During the year INAMU reopened its shelter...more
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Other human rights abuses reported included prolonged pretrial detention, violence against women and children"(1)."In August, journalist Carmen Boyd, a critic of the government’s treatment of journalists and former employee in the Martinelli administration, claimed vandals broke into her car and stole documents and records of former officials who were part of the movement to remove President Varela. In December, Boyd fell victim to another act of vandalism where only her car’s window was broken after she and other members of the Democratic Change political party criticized the government during a press conference. Boyd claimed the government was responsible for both incidents"(9)."The law against gender violence stipulates stiff penalties for harassment...more
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum legal age for marriage is 18. During the year the government amended the law to remove provisions permitting an earlier age of marriage with parental permission"(18)
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Sexual abuse of children was reported in urban and rural areas, as well as within indigenous communities. As of September government statistics showed 792 cases of child pornography, although how many individuals were charged was unclear"(18)."The law provides for prison terms of three to five years for anyone who practices, facilitates, or promotes the corruption of a minor, and it criminalizes child pornography with the same penalty"(18)
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The penal code also punishes individuals for selling or negotiating the purchase of sexual favors from persons in prostitution with penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment when the victim is younger than 18. Sex tourism involving children is also punishable. The government did not collect statistics on sex tourism involving children"(18)
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"The law provides for freedom of internal movement, foreign travel, emigration, and repatriation, and the government generally respected these rights, except for some instances of internal movement in Darien province"(10)."Many indigenous laborers migrated seasonally from the country to Costa Rica, and both governments were concerned about public health risks associated with these movements. The Ministry of Health established centers for primary health care near the border crossings for vaccinations and regular health exams for this migrant population"(24). "The law prohibits all forms of forced labor of adults or children. The law establishes penalties of 15 to 20 years’ imprisonment for forced labor involving movement (either cross-border or within the country)...more
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Domestic violence continued to be a serious and underreported problem. Statistics varied widely between reporting authorities. The Integrated National System for Criminal Statistics (SIEC) reported an average of 1,500 domestic violence cases per month nationwide, an increase of 11 percent from 2014. Through October, 25 women and one man were reported killed by their domestic partners or their domestic partners’ former spouses, according to government statistics. A SIEC report noted, however, that there was a substantial difference in the statistics reported by the PNP from police stations and those reported by the DIJ"(16)."The penal code also punishes individuals for selling or negotiating the purchase of sexual favors from persons in...more
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"In August, journalist Carmen Boyd, a critic of the government’s treatment of journalists and former employee in the Martinelli administration, claimed vandals broke into her car and stole documents and records of former officials who were part of the movement to remove President Varela. In December, Boyd fell victim to another act of vandalism where only her car’s window was broken after she and other members of the Democratic Change political party criticized the government during a press conference. Boyd claimed the government was responsible for both incidents"(9)
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, with prison terms of five to 10 years, or eight to 10 years under aggravating circumstances, such as use of a weapon. The government generally implemented criminal aspects of the law better than protection aspects of the law"(16)."NGOs reported that many women were reluctant to report rapes due to fear of retaliation, inadequate response, and social stigma"(16)
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Other human rights abuses reported included prolonged pretrial detention, violence against women and children, trafficking in persons"(1)."Other human rights abuses reported included prolonged pretrial detention, violence against women and children, trafficking in persons...and child labor"(1)."The penal code also punishes individuals for selling or negotiating the purchase of sexual favors from persons in prostitution with penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment when the victim is younger than 18. Sex tourism involving children is also punishable. The government did not collect statistics on sex tourism involving children"(18)."There were anecdotal reports that Chinese citizens were forced to work in grocery stores and laundries in situations of debt bondage, as well as reports...more
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-DATA-3, IAW-LAW-1

"The law prohibits discrimination based on gender, and women enjoyed the same legal status and rights as men under family, labor, property, and inheritance law. The law recognizes joint property in marriages"(17)