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Latest items for Rwanda

July 2, 2020, 10:08 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

According to the CIA World Factbook 2020 estimates, the male/female sex ratio at birth in Rwanda is 1.03. The estimated male/female sex ratio for childhood (0-14) is 1.02.
June 21, 2020, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chile, Croatia, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Turkey, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Male rape has been documented as a weapon of wartime or political aggression in countries including Argentina, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chechnya, Chile, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, South Africa, the former Soviet Union, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Turkey, the former Yugoslavia, and Zimbabwe."
June 21, 2020, 12:42 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: GP-DATA-2

The United Kingdom House of Lords' Select Committee on Sexual Violence in Conflict reports that 265 out of 6001 military and police contributions from Rwanda to the UN are women.
June 18, 2020, 9:41 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Canada, Congo, Croatia, Cuba, Estonia, France, Gabon, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-3

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June 18, 2020, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, Iraq, Kenya, Mauritania, Montenegro, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Zambia
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-2

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June 7, 2020, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: PPWA-DATA-1

Prevalence of anemia in pregnant women is 24.37% [17.25-34.01]
May 31, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: MAAO-DATA-1

"The population study consisted of two groups relating to two joint surveys: (1) 466 female students (National University of Rwanda or NUR, Huye) who accepted to participate in the survey and answered the appropriate questionnaire; (2) 423 consenting schoolgirls from Nyanza boarding high schools... ages at menarche (14.4 ± 1.7 vs 14.5 ± 1.9 years; p > 0.2)(For each group respectively)"
May 29, 2020, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Colombia, Ghana, Iceland, Indonesia, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malawi, Mongolia, Morocco, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Ukraine, Vietnam
Variables: DV-SCALE-5

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May 29, 2020, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Brunei, Chad, China, Croatia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Libya, Mongolia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Tajikistan
Variables: DV-SCALE-4

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May 29, 2020, 9:13 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chile, China, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DV-SCALE-3

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May 29, 2020, 9:13 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Colombia, Comoros, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Rwanda, South Korea, Suriname, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DV-SCALE-2

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May 27, 2020, 6:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Fiji, Gabon, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

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May 27, 2020, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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May 16, 2020, 9:37 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

Scholars Dara Kay Cohen and Ragnhild Nordas, in their Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict Database, state that there were reports of massive sexual violence by conflict actors in Rwanda during the period 1989-2009.
May 6, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law requires equal pay for equal work and prohibits discrimination in hiring decisions." (36).
May 6, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape of men and women and spousal rape, and the government handled rape cases as a judicial priority. Penalties for conviction of rape range from five years’ to life imprisonment with fines of 500,000 to one million Rwandan francs ($592 to $1,183). Penalties for conviction of spousal rape range from two months’ to life imprisonment with fines of 100,000 to 300,000 Rwandan francs ($118 to $355)." (35).
May 6, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Authorities held men and women separately in similar conditions, although overcrowding was more prevalent in men’s wards." (6).
May 6, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Anecdotal evidence suggested child marriage was more common in rural areas and refugee camps than in urban areas." (37).
May 6, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"After the 1994 genocide that left many women as heads of households, women assumed a larger role in the formal sector, and many operated their own businesses. Nevertheless, men owned the major assets of most households, particularly those at the lower end of the economic spectrum, making bank credit inaccessible to many women and rendering it difficult to start or expand a business." (36).
May 6, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2

"The law provides for imprisonment of three to six months for threatening, harassing, or beating one’s spouse. Domestic violence against women and children was common. Authorities encouraged the reporting of domestic violence cases, although most incidents remained within the extended family and were not reported or prosecuted." (35).
May 6, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"The law allows women to inherit property from their fathers and husbands, and couples may make their own legal property arrangements. Women experienced some difficulties pursuing property claims due to lack of knowledge, procedural bias against women in inheritance matters, multiple spousal claims due to polygyny, and the threat of GBV." (36).
May 6, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum age for marriage is 21." (37).
May 6, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"No laws limit participation of women, members of minorities, or both in the political process, and they did participate." (31).
May 6, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, which are punishable by penalties if convicted of six months to seven years’ imprisonment and a fine of 500,000 to 20 million Rwandan francs ($592 to $23,670)." (37).
May 6, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits sexual harassment by employers or any other person and provides for penalties for conviction of two months’ to two years’ imprisonment and fines from 100,000 to 500,000 Rwandan francs ($118 to $592). Nevertheless, advocacy organizations reported sexual harassment remained common." (35).
May 6, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"In the cabinet announced on August 28, women held 42 percent of the positions, and continued to hold 64 percent of seats in Parliament." (31).
May 6, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Penalties for conviction of rape range from five years’ to life imprisonment with fines of 500,000 to one million Rwandan francs ($592 to $1,183). Penalties for conviction of spousal rape range from two months’ to life imprisonment with fines of 100,000 to 300,000 Rwandan francs ($118 to $355)." (35).
May 6, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1, ABO-DATA-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods." (35).
May 6, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The law provides for imprisonment of three to six months for threatening, harassing, or beating one’s spouse. Domestic violence against women and children was common. Authorities encouraged the reporting of domestic violence cases, although most incidents remained within the extended family and were not reported or prosecuted." (35). "The government continued its whole-of-government, multistakeholder campaign against GBV, child abuse, and other types of domestic violence. GBV was a required training module for police and military at all levels and was included as a module for all troops and police deploying to peacekeeping missions abroad." (35).
April 27, 2020, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: HILLKARIM-SCALE-3

Legal rights mean for Rwanda in 2014 is 0.494, standard deviation is 0.175, 2.5th percentile is 0.189, and 97.5th percentile is 0.872.