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Latest items for Rwanda

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

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March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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Feb. 27, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

According to the World Bank’s Women, Business, and the Law for 2016, there is an explicit restriction on a married woman becoming “head of household” or “head of family,” e.g., a provision stating that only husbands can be so designated or that husbands “lead the family” or “represent the family,” or a male is designated as the default family member who receives the family book or equivalent document that is necessary for access to services. The law in Rwanda does not stipulate that wives are required to obey their husbands (200). According to the World Bank's Women, Business, and the Law for 2016, the definition of head of household is...more
Feb. 18, 2019, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: PW-LAW-1, POLY-LAW-2

"The Inheritance and marital property law only applies to registered legal marriages, excluding customary and polygamous marriages. Most marriages in Rwanda are not registered and, as such, women, particularly co-wives in polygamous marriages, do not enjoy inheritance rights in practice" (1-2)
Feb. 18, 2019, 7:04 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: PW-LAW-1, POLY-LAW-2

"Common law and polygamous marriages are not recognized; thus, common law wives and junior wives in polygamous marriages do not receive the marital rights granted in the Constitution or the Succession Law" (120)
Feb. 18, 2019, 7:01 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: IAD-PRACTICE-1

"Land disputes are the most common type of disputes in Rwanda. Of these, inheritance disputes, often among children of the deceased, were cited as the most common by the members of the abunzi who were interviewed. Even those outside the dispute resolution field noted the frequency of inheritance disputes: the majority of my respondents, when asked if they knew of any land disputes, referenced inheritance disputes. When asked about current succession practices, nearly all respondents in the South and several respondents in the North stated that daughters would not receive parcels of land equal to those received by their brothers. This inequality could manifest as daughters receiving smaller shares than...more
Feb. 18, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: PW-LAW-1, PW-DATA-1, POLY-LAW-2

"Polygynous marriages are rare in Rwanda, but are still practiced to some extent, especially in the northern, rural parts of the country. As civil law does not recognise polygynous marriages either, women in such unions are also unprotected by the law" (91)
Feb. 18, 2019, 6:48 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1, POLY-LAW-1

"In 1999, five years after the genocide, the Parliament of Rwanda passed what is commonly known as the ‘Inheritance and Succession Law’,260 which deals with almost all aspects related to inheritance and succession. Among many provisions, it explicitly grants equal inheritance rights to male and female children, establishes a choice of property regimes upon marriage, and allows a wife to inherit her deceased husband’s property. This law has greatly enhanced property rights for married women; unfortunately, however, it only protects monogamous civil marriages" (91)
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Rwanda granted both spouses equal rights to choose the marital home. It also removed the provision designating the husband as 'head of household'" (p. 40). "Rwanda increased the percentage of wages received during maternity leave from 60% to 100%. Additionally, the employer and government now share the cost of maternity benefits, whereas previously the employer was solely responsible" (p. 40).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"Rwanda increased the percentage of wages received during maternity leave from 60% to 100%. Additionally, the employer and government now share the cost of maternity benefits, whereas previously the employer was solely responsible" (p. 40).
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"Rwanda increased the percentage of wages received during maternity leave from 60% to 100%. Additionally, the employer and government now share the cost of maternity benefits, whereas previously the employer was solely responsible" (p. 40).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"61.3% of seats in the lower/single house of Rwanda (49 out of 80 total seats) are held by women. 38.5% of seats in the upper house/Senate of Rwanda (10 out of 26 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"47.4% of ministerial positions in Rwanda (9 out of 19 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Ukraine, United States, Yemen
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

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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

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Jan. 25, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 3.31 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Rwanda in 2015 was 2.18 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 20, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 2.1 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 1.52 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2015 was 1.09 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Bolivia, Chile, East Timor, Ecuador, Jamaica, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Maldives, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Oman, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Suriname
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

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Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

1.0
Nov. 13, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: Comoros, Cote D'Ivoire, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Iraq, Madagascar, Mauritania, Namibia, Palestine, Rwanda, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Yemen
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Oct. 31, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau International base, the birth rate is 29.8 per 1000 population.
Oct. 28, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"Rwanda has received international recognition for female representation in government, with women making up 43 percent of its Cabinet and 61 percent of parliament members" (para 11).
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

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Oct. 23, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

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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

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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: Belize, Rwanda
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 65.9 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 45.0 based on data from 2007-2016.