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Latest items for Papua New Guinea

April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

4.0
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Comoros, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

4.0
Feb. 26, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Belief in sorcery and witchcraft has long been common across Enga province and Papua New Guinea, but the lynchings are not an ancient rite or custom. 'This is a new phenomenon,' insisted Anton Lutz, a Lutheran missionary in Enga Province and has rescued accused sorcerers, some as young as six" (para 15-16).
Feb. 26, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Fearful tribes have beaten, raped and tortured women with hot machetes in vicious attacks they believe will stop non-human sorcerers who devoured the heart of their clansmen" (para 2). "Rachel pleaded innocence but she was stripped and, like the murdered woman in the video, violated and burned with hot machetes, spades and rods for a full day by people she knew who were trying to make her 'return the heart' of her 'victim'" (para 9).
Feb. 26, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"There have been at least 20 murders linked to sorcery accusations part of the country's highlands in the past few years, and dozens more violent attacks" (para 4)
Feb. 26, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Fearful tribes have beaten, raped and tortured women with hot machetes in vicious attacks they believe will stop non-human sorcerers who devoured the heart of their clansmen. Footage of one such attack shows a woman being tortured on a hut floor before she is dragged outside, beaten and burned until she dies. There have been at least 20 murders linked to sorcery accusations part of the country's highlands in the past few years, and dozens more violent attacks" (para 2-4). "Belief in sorcery and witchcraft has long been common across Enga province and Papua New Guinea, but the lynchings are not an ancient rite or custom. 'This is a new...more
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"2.7% of seats in the lower/single house of Papua New Guinea (3 out of 111 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"3.1% of ministerial positions in Papua New Guinea (1 out of 32 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

2.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

2.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 8.14 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 18, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Woman accused as witch is burned alive. Belief in black magic persists in Papua New Guinea, where communities are warping under the pressure of the mining boom’s unfulfilled expectations. Women are blamed, accused of sorcery and branded as witches — with horrific consequences" (Slide 2). "No justice for woman burned alive in 'sorcery' attack. The failure of the Papua New Guinea authorities to bring the killers of a woman who was burned alive to justice, underlines their complete failure to address “sorcery” attacks, Amnesty International said on the first anniversary of her death. Twenty-year-old Kepari Leniata was stripped, tied up, doused in petrol and burned alive by relatives of a...more
Jan. 18, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"No justice for woman burned alive in 'sorcery' attack. The failure of the Papua New Guinea authorities to bring the killers of a woman who was burned alive to justice, underlines their complete failure to address “sorcery” attacks, Amnesty International said on the first anniversary of her death. Twenty-year-old Kepari Leniata was stripped, tied up, doused in petrol and burned alive by relatives of a boy who had died following an illness in the city of Mount Hagen. The attackers claimed Kepari had caused the boy’s death through sorcery" (Slide 19). UN Special rapporteur on violence against women statement at the end of 2012 mission to Papua new Guinea: Excerpt:...more
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Papua New Guinea in 2015 was 5.12 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:53 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro, Papua New Guinea, Serbia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"[In] India, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Serbia and Montenegro, Tonga –Marital rape is now a crime" (para 13).
Dec. 20, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 5.2 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 3.83 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire, Gabon, India, Iraq, Liberia, Malawi, Papua New Guinea
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

14.0
Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Suriname, Togo, Tunisia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

4.0
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: Djibouti, Papua New Guinea
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau International base, the birth rate is 23.3 per 1000 population.
Oct. 26, 2018, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

“Research by the PNG Institute of Medical Research found that over half the women interviewed had experienced sexual violence, whether by their husbands or by other men” (27). This lifetime rape rate can be converted to a yearly estimated rape rate of over 508.99 per 100,000 total population. This conversion was made with a formula commonly used in epidemiology to convert a cumulative rate into a rate for a specific time (in our case 1 year). It is important to note that this estimate excludes any male rape victims (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
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: Papua New Guinea
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

215.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

1.0more
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. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
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 40.6 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 54.3 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 23.5 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea, Senegal
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 6.0 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Central African Rep, Laos, Niger, Papua New Guinea
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 40 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 65.9 years, with the average life expectancy being 63.6 years for men and 68.3 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).