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Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
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 51.5 (latest available data for 2005-2015).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Barbados, Liberia, Malaysia, Philippines, Venezuela
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 2.6 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Philippines, Saudi Arabia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 3.4 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia, Philippines
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 57 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age for marriage for both sexes is 18; however, anyone below 21 must have parental consent. Under Muslim personal law, Muslim boys may marry at 15, and girls may marry when they reach puberty" (28).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"A local women’s support group noted that in smaller localities, perpetrators of abuse sometimes used personal relationships with local authorities to avoid prosecution. On other occasions, police told women who sought to file complaints to pay special fees before they would register the complaints" (25).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment, and violations are punishable by imprisonment of not less than one month and not more than six months, and/or a fine of not less than 10,000 pesos ($223) and not more than 20,000 pesos ($446)" (25).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Prison authorities did not uniformly enforce BJMP and BuCor regulations that require holding male and female inmates in separate facilities and, in national prisons, overseeing them with guards of the same sex" (5). "There continued to be reports of rape and sexual abuse of women in police or protective custody. Women from marginalized groups, such as suspected prostitutes, drug users, and indigent individuals arrested for minor crimes, were more likely to be raped" (25).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment, and violations are punishable by imprisonment of not less than one month and not more than six months, and/or a fine of not less than 10,000 pesos ($223) and not more than 20,000 pesos ($446)" (25). "No law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in hiring, although the law does prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of sex" (27).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"According to a 2012 UNFPA report, 14 percent of women age 20-24 married before the age of 18" (28).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, GEW-PRACTICE-1

"Rape was not generally used as a weapon of war, but women risked exposure to crossfire or faced the threat of sexual violence or intimidation" (14).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes physical, sexual, and psychological harm or abuse to women and children committed by their spouses, partners, or parents" (25).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"There are no restrictions in law or practice on participation by women and minorities in politics" (21).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"Observers commented that some female politicians served as “placeholders” when male members of their dynastic political families had to leave office due to term limits. Media commentators also expressed concern that political dynasties limited the opportunities for female candidates not connected to political families to seek nomination" (21).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"As of October the PNP reported 26,819 cases of domestic violence against women and children" (25).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Following the midterm elections, six women served in the 24-seat Senate and 79 women in the 289-seat House of Representatives, 25 and 27 percent respectively" (21).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship derives from birth to a citizen parent and, in certain circumstances, by birth within the country’s territory to alien parents" (28).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"The UN Development Program (UNDP) attributed the high rate of maternal deaths to inadequate access to integrated reproductive health services by women. The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) reported that poverty, remote locations, and a lack of education exacerbated delays in seeking potentially life-saving maternal medical care. Midwives at times had little formal training. Medical personnel also routinely mistreated and denied proper care to women who sought assistance for complications from unsafe abortion" (26).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1

"Generally, the law does not provide for divorce, although legal annulments are possible and courts generally recognized foreign divorces if one of the parties was a foreigner. These options, however, are costly, complex, and not readily available to the poor. Muslims have the right to divorce under Muslim family law. Informal separation is common, but brings with it potential legal problems" (27).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"The law accords women the same property rights as men. In Muslim and indigenous communities, however, property ownership law or tradition grants men more property rights than women" (27).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Sexual harassment remained widespread and under-reported, including in the workplace due to victims’ fear of losing their jobs. For example, women in the retail industry worked on three- to six-month contracts and were often reluctant to report sexual harassment for fear their contracts would not be renewed" (25). "On September 3, the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan convicted Senior Superintendent Cesario Darantinao, former director of the PNP in Davao del Sur, in connection with a sexual harassment case filed by a female subordinate five years ago. Darantinao was ordered to pay the complainant 20,000 pesos ($446)" (26). "Nonetheless, women continued to face such discrimination on the job as well as in hiring"...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is illegal, with penalties ranging from 12 to 40 years’ imprisonment with pardon or parole possible only after 30 years’ imprisonment. Conviction can also result in a lifetime ban from political office. Penalties for forcible sexual assault range from six to 12 years’ imprisonment" (24). "The maximum penalty for child rape is 40 years in prison plus a lifetime ban from political office" (28).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Provision of health care services is the responsibility of local governments, and restrictions on the provision of birth control supplies at government-run health facilities in some localities reduced the availability of family planning resources for the poor, although modern forms of contraception were available on the market in most areas. During the year local NGOs also reported the government was not committed to providing education and information on modern methods of contraception...In April the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women published a report from a 2012 investigation that found the government accountable for tolerating the city of Manila’s Executive Orders (EO) 003 and 030. EO 003 discourages...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The maternal mortality rate reportedly was 120 per 100,000 live births" (26).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Of the 2,726 victims of child abuse to whom DSWD offices provided services as of September, the DSWD identified 74 as victims of sexual exploitation, including victims of cyber pornography" (29).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Rape, including spousal rape, is illegal" (24). "The minimum age for consensual sex is 12. The statutory rape law criminalizes sex with minors under 12 and sex with a child under 18 involving force, threat, or intimidation" (28).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities endeavored to enforce the law...The production, possession, and distribution of child pornography are illegal, and penalties range from one month to life in prison, plus fines from 50,000 to five million pesos ($1,120 to $111,500), depending on the gravity of the offense" (28).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Other human rights problems included...violence against women" (1).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The PNP and DSWD both maintained help desks to assist victims of violence against women and encourage reporting. With the assistance of NGOs, the CHR, and the Philippine Commission on Women, law enforcement officers continued to receive gender-sensitivity training to deal with victims of sexual crimes and domestic violence. The PNP maintained a central women and children’s unit with 1,833 desks throughout the country to deal with abuse cases" (25). "Several cities ran crisis centers for abused women and children" (28).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"From January to June, the DSWD provided shelter, counseling, and health services to 66 female victims of rape" (25). "Several cities ran crisis centers for abused women and children" (28).