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April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Egypt, Finland, Georgia, Honduras, Israel, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

2.0
April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

0.0
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Brazil, Burma/Myanmar, Chad, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Ukraine, United States, Vanuatu
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

3.0
March 26, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Saudi Arabia's net responses to the Global Gender equality attitude by YouGov with an average score of 14. Higher scores show progressive attitudes to gender equality (para 6). "Saudi Arabia has considerably more wealth than many countries with similarly conservative outlooks, while relative to their low levels of GDP per person, China, Thailand and Lebanon are highly progressive" (para 10).
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Comoros, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

4.0
March 7, 2019, 11:25 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1

"Slavery-like practices, which typically flowed from ancestral master-slave relationships and involved both adults and children, continued throughout the year. Former slaves and their descendants remained in a dependent status in part due to a lack of marketable skills, poverty, and persistent drought. Such practices occurred primarily in areas where educational levels were generally low or a barter economy still prevailed, and in urban centers, including Nouakchott, where domestic servitude was relatively common. The practices commonly occurred where there was a need for workers to herd livestock, tend fields, and do other manual or household labor. Some former slaves and descendants of slaves were forced or had no other viable option...more
March 1, 2019, 7:32 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Saudi Arabia appointed its first female ambassador early Sunday to serve as its top diplomat in the United States, pulling a son of King Salman back to the kingdom to serve as deputy defense minister amid deteriorating ties with America after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi" (para. 1).
March 1, 2019, 7:32 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"The kingdom meanwhile has arrested women's rights activists as part of a wider crackdown on any perceived dissent in the OPEC-member nation" (para. 9).
Feb. 28, 2019, 7:52 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"In an acceleration of the crackdown on civil society, and specifically the women’s movement, dozens of women and feminist human rights activists have been arrested" (para. 33).
Feb. 28, 2019, 7:51 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Women "are resisting the male guardianship system and civil laws, organizing against migrant domestic worker conditions and Saudi Arabia’s military interventions abroad" (para. 37).
Feb. 27, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

According to the World Bank's Women, Business, and the Law 2016, there is an explicit restriction on an unmarried woman becoming “head of household” or “head of family;” e.g., a provision stating that only men can be designated “head of household” or “head of family” or that men “lead the family" in Saudi Arabia. Wives are also required by law to obey their husbands (202). According to the World Bank's Women, Business, and the Law 2016, in Saudi Arabia, 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...more
Feb. 25, 2019, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Mauritania, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"A sharia marriage law will be introduced to ensure that all weddings of Muslim couples celebrated in mosques are properly registered. Ministers want to give legal protection to tens of thousands of Muslim women whose marriages have no official status and who can be denied divorce or lose all they have in the event of a break-up" (para. 1 - 2). "Some mosques are registered so that weddings can be held there with official recognition, after the couple have been issued with a licence. But other mosques are not registered and the marriages contracted there can remain unofficial" (para. 8).more
Feb. 25, 2019, 7 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Part of a series of social reforms being brought in by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Sultan which includes a new right for women to drive cars, should end what are known as secret divorces where men end a marriage without telling their wives" (para. 4).
Feb. 25, 2019, 7 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"'The new measure (divorce courts in the Middle Eastern kingdom will be required by law to notify women by text message on rulings which confirm their divorce) ensures women get their [alimony] rights when they're divorced,' Saudi lawyer Nisreen al-Ghamdi told Bloomberg. 'It also ensures that any powers of attorney issued before the divorce are not misused'" (para. 7 - 8).
Feb. 25, 2019, 7 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"Divorce in the kingdom have risen dramatically in the last decade, standing at 45 per cent today from 21 per cent in 2005. Saudi social consultant and researcher Salman Bin Mohammed Al-Amri found divorce cases handled by courts across the country reached 53,675 in 2017.The office of the Grand Mufti approved 6,163 divorces during the same year, which is an increase of 846 cases compared to 2016" (para. 17 - 19).
Feb. 25, 2019, 7 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1, ATDW-PRACTICE-2

"A new regulation in Saudia Arbaia will end the practice of women being divorced without their knowledge. Starting today, divorce courts in the Middle Eastern kingdom will be required by law to notify women by text message on rulings which confirm their divorce" (para. 1 - 2).
Feb. 25, 2019, 7 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CUST-LAW-2

"And from last year mothers in Saudi Arabia can retain custody of their children after divorce without filing lawsuits. Previously, a Saudi woman was required to petition courts, sometimes for years, to win custody of children after a divorce. But in 2018 the Saudi Justice Ministry released a circular to the courts specifying that barring a dispute between the parents, a mother is required only to apply for custodianship" (para 13 - 14).
Feb. 25, 2019, 7 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-LAW-1

"Other recent reforms in the kingdom include women being allowed to attend football matches" (para 12).
Feb. 25, 2019, 7 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"However there are many things Saudi women continue to be banned from doing without permission from a male guardian, usually a husband, father, brother or son, including applying for a passport, leaving the country" (para. 16).
Feb. 25, 2019, 7 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"However there are many things Saudi women continue to be banned from doing without permission from a male guardian, usually a husband, father, brother or son, including... getting married" (para. 16). Women are not free to marry if they want to. JSM - Coder comment.
Feb. 25, 2019, 7 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CUST-LAW-1

There are laws to allow custodianship to women, however "custodianship still goes to the father by default" (para. 15).
Feb. 25, 2019, 6:24 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“The two were last seen by family in Virginia on Nov. 30 2017. They subsequently stayed at a shelter facility for domestic violence victims until the end of August…Police said the sisters, who had lived in the United States for about two to three years, were said to have been subjected to physical abuse and may have applied for U.S. asylum” (para 6-8).
Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based off of data collected from the WHO mortality database, the femicide rate for 15-44 year olds in 2009 was 0.00 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 0 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims). Population statistics for this time were unavailable but unnecessary in this case with a reported value of 0.
Feb. 11, 2019, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"Islamic law provides for detailed and complex calculations of inheritance shares" (164). In Saudi Arabia, polygyny is legal (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"19.9% of seats in the lower/single house of Saudi Arabia (30 out of 151 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"0.0% of ministerial positions in Saudi Arabia (0 out of 29 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

1.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Burma/Myanmar, Chile, Costa Rica, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

1.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 1.91 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Saudi Arabia in 2015 was 1.92 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).