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Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Iran, Qatar
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 68.9 (latest available data for 2005-2015).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 4.7 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Qatar, South Sudan, Zambia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 6.4 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro, Qatar
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 13.4 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"By law the minimum age for marriage is 18 years for boys and 16 years for girls. The law does not permit marriage of persons below these ages except in conformity with religious and cultural norms. These norms include the need to obtain consent from the legal guardian to ensure that both prospective partners consent to the union and apply for permission from a competent court; underage marriage is very rare" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education is free and compulsory for all citizens through the age of 18 years or nine years of education, whichever comes first" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Police maintained a women-only division that received in-person complaints freely but had limited access to homes...Resources for female victims of violence were limited. The SCFA operated a shelter under the supervision of the QFPSR to accommodate abused women and children. The shelter provided a variety of services, including financial assistance, legal aid, and psychological counseling. The QFPSR also opened an office in the Attorney General’s Office to improve case coordination with the public prosecutor" (16).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"There is no specific law criminalizing domestic violence. According to the NHRC, authorities may prosecute domestic violence as “general” violence under the criminal law" (16).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The constitution prohibits discrimination based on sex, race, language, and religion, but it did not effectively enforce these prohibitions" (15).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"In some cases sponsors sexually harassed and mistreated foreign domestic servants. In a 2014 report, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women expressed 'deep concern' at the 'high prevalence of domestic and sexual violence against women and girls, including women migrant domestic workers.' Most domestic servants did not press charges due to fear of losing their jobs. In 2014 the QFPSR reported 28 cases of sexual harassment. When the domestic employees brought harassment to the attention of authorities, the employees were occasionally deported, and the government did not file charges against the employer" (16).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"...there were three female judges on the Court of First Instance" (14).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"In the past police treated domestic violence as a private family matter rather than a criminal matter. There was police and judicial reluctance to act" (16).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Although traditional attitudes and societal roles continued to limit women’s participation in politics, women served in various roles in public office, such as minister of communications and information technology, chair of the Qatar Foundation, vice president of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) with ministerial rank, head of the General Authority for Museums, permanent representative to the United Nations, ambassadors to Croatia and the Holy See, and president of Qatar University. Two women served on the Central Municipal Council" (13-14).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Separate facilities existed for men and women, pretrial detainees, convicted prisoners, and juveniles and adults...Conditions for female prisoners were the same as those for men...Authorities imprisoned women convicted for pregnancy out of wedlock; once born, their children stayed with their mothers. Rights groups reported satisfactory conditions for women and their children in the Central Prison but criticized overcrowding in the DDC. In March, Amnesty International registered concern about availability of mental health services for female detainees as well as services for pregnant women" (3). "Women may attend court proceedings and represent themselves, but a male relative generally represented them. In cases involving financial transactions, the testimony of two women equals...more
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"...women served in various roles in public office, such as...permanent representative to the United Nations, ambassadors to Croatia and the Holy See..." (13-14).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, but not spousal rape" (15).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Illiteracy among citizen women largely was eliminated, and women made up 83 percent of higher education students" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3, ERBG-DATA-2

"Women constituted 36 percent of the overall workforce but only 7 percent of senior officials and managers" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"Citizens must obtain government permission to marry foreigners, which was generally not granted for female citizens. Male citizens may apply for residency permits and citizenship for their foreign wives, but female citizens can apply only for residency for their foreign husbands and children, not citizenship" (7). "Citizenship derives solely from the father, and women cannot transmit citizenship to their noncitizen spouse or children" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"The government interprets sharia as allowing corporal punishment for certain criminal offenses, including court-ordered flogging in cases of alcohol consumption and extramarital sex by Muslims" (2). "In matters involving family law, Shia and Sunni judges may apply their interpretations of sharia for their religious groups. In family law matters, a woman’s testimony or worth is not weighed equally with that of a man. In some cases a woman’s testimony is deemed half of a man’s, and in some cases a female witness is not accepted at all" (6).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"Illiteracy among citizen women largely was eliminated" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1

"Traditions of sharia also significantly disadvantage women in family, property, and inheritance law and in the judicial system generally. For example, a non-Muslim wife does not have the automatic right to inherit from her Muslim husband. She receives an inheritance only if her husband wills her a portion of his estate, and even then she is eligible to receive only one-third of the total estate" (17).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: IAD-PRACTICE-1

"The proportion that women inherit depends upon their relationship to the deceased; in the cases of siblings, sisters inherit only one-half as much as their brothers" (17).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"There is no specialized government office devoted to women’s equality" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"...underage marriage is very rare" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"The constitution provides for hereditary rule by males in the emir’s branch of the al-Thani family, which has ruled since 1868" (1). Women may not rule the country (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"Although traditional attitudes and societal roles continued to limit women’s participation in politics, women served in various roles in public office" (13-14).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The government enforced the law against rape, but victims generally feared social stigma and underreported the crime" (15).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Authorities imprisoned women convicted for pregnancy out of wedlock; once born, their children stayed with their mothers. Rights groups reported satisfactory conditions for women and their children in the Central Prison but criticized overcrowding in the DDC. In March, Amnesty International registered concern about availability of mental health services for female detainees as well as services for pregnant women" (3). "Licensed medical professionals attended mothers at birth, and maternal care was readily available" (17).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"Men may prevent adult female family members from leaving the country, but only by seeking and securing a court order. There were no reports that the government prevented women over the age of 18 years from traveling abroad" (17).