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April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 91% of births in Rwanda were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 47).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Rwanda was 66.1 years for males and 69.9 years for females" (p 46).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Rwanda was 35 per 1000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Rwanda was 248 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Rwanda was 248 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 30, 2021, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2020 the maternal mortality ratio for women in Rwanda was 248 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 30, 2021, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"From 2010-2017 in Rwanda the proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15-49 years subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months was 21%" (p 70).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Rwanda of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 62.9%" (p 54).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Rwanda is 41.0 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 54).
March 16, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

“At the end of the Genocide [1994], there was an estimated seventy percent women constituting the population” (para 23).
March 16, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

“Avega (Association des Veuves du Génocid e), an association of widows and widowers who survived the Genocide was formed in 1995 to help genocide widows pick up the pieces and trace a new meaning to life” (para 3).
March 16, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

“Testimonies from survivors confirm that rape was extremely widespread and that thousands of women were individually raped, gang-raped or tortured with crude objects being inserted in their private parts. These crimes were frequently part of a pattern in which Tutsi women were raped after they had witnessed the torture and killings of their relatives and the destruction and looting of their homes. According to witnesses, many women were killed immediately after being raped” (para 25).
March 16, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: GP-DATA-1

“Women have greatly contributed to the rebuilding of various sectors of the economy since 1994 when the Genocide was stopped. In terms of leadership, women hold 64 percent of the seats in parliament, making them a priority in the decision making process of the country” (para 26).
March 16, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

“During the Genocide, Rwandan women were subjected to sexual violence on a massive scale, perpetrated by members of the infamous Hutu militia group known as the Interahamwe” (para 23).
March 16, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

“Women entrepreneurs have also made a significant impact in all segments of the economy. The impact of women entrepreneurs on economic development of Rwanda, a case study of women entrepreneurs in expo 2010 organised by Rwanda private sector federation, states Rwanda has the second-highest ratio of female entrepreneurs in Africa” (para 27).
March 16, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

“During the Genocide, Rwandan women were subjected to sexual violence on a massive scale, perpetrated by members of the infamous Hutu militia group known as the Interahamwe. Although the exact number of women raped will never be known, a great number of them were infected with HIV/Aids” (para 23-24). “Testimonies from survivors confirm that rape was extremely widespread and that thousands of women were individually raped, gang-raped or tortured with crude objects being inserted in their private parts. These crimes were frequently part of a pattern in which Tutsi women were raped after they had witnessed the torture and killings of their relatives and the destruction and looting of their...more
March 16, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

“The contribution of women to agriculture and food production is significant since they comprise over 80% of the labour force in agriculture” (para 28).
March 13, 2021, 6:19 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

"When gospel singer Albert Nabonibo came out as gay in August 2019, the then-foreign affairs minister publicly expressed support for him" (para 11).
March 13, 2021, 6:19 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"Rwanda is one of the only countries in East Africa that does not criminalize consensual same-sex relations" (para 11).
March 13, 2021, 6:19 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The detention continued of street vendors, sex workers, street children, and other poor people at Gikondo transit center, an unofficial detention center where individuals exhibiting 'deviant behaviours' are sent as part of a rehabilitation process" (para 15).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Feb. 13, 2021, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“For example, in several – but not all – sub-Saharan African nations for which data are available, men tend to outnumber women in urban centres. Kenya and Rwanda are particularly striking examples of highly unbalanced sex ratios – and, in the case of Kenya, increasing rapidly over the decade 1999–2008. Overall, however, the traditional male bias in rural–urban migration seems to have declined, resulting in more balanced sex ratios in urban areas” (pp. 11). Figure 2: Women-headed households in urban and rural areas in selected African Countries shows the percentage of female headed houses in rural versus urban areas in several countries (pp. 15).
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:41 p.m.
Countries: Malawi, Rwanda
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

Figure 2: Women-headed households in urban and rural areas in selected African Countries shows the percentage of female headed houses in rural versus urban areas in several countries (pp. 15). Table 3: Percentage of women-headed households, rural and urban, latest available year (1990–2004) shows the difference in percentage of female headed houses between rural and urban areas (pp. 15-16).
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:40 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

Table 1: Sex ratio and share of female population in urban and rural areas, selected countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia, latest available year (1999–2008) shows sex ratios between urban and rural areas in different countries.
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Jan. 14, 2021, 7:14 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-4

In Rwanda in 2013, women comprised 30% of the police force.
Jan. 3, 2021, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Rwanda does not have conscription.
Dec. 30, 2020, 1:09 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

“Rose Kabuye . . . is a member of parliament, and to this day the highest-ranking woman to have ever served in Rwanda’s military as a Lieutenant Colonel, making history by leading the RPF army back into Rwanda in the early 1990s.”
Dec. 21, 2020, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

"In Rwanda, a key sociocultural factor that plays a role in inhibiting women’s reporting of IPV or likelihood to leave a violent relationship is that women have a wide-reaching acceptance of violence against women (Rani, Bonu, & Diop-Sidibe,2004 ). In a recent national survey, relatively high proportions of women in Rwanda agreed that wife beatingis acceptable in particular situations, for example, if she burns the food (19%), neglects the children (44%), goes out without telling him (36%), or refuses to have sexual intercourse with him (37%; National Institute of Statistics Rwanda, 2012). Rwanda can therefore be understood as a constrained social context where IPV is a socially accepted part of...more
Nov. 23, 2020, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"Unwritten customary law remains applicable as long as it has not been replaced by written laws, is not inconsistent with the Constitution, laws and regulations, and does not violate human rights, prejudice public order or offend public decency and morals" (51).