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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

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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

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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).
Jan. 11, 2019, 12:27 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2, GEW-PRACTICE-2

"The Ministry sources said the woman was married and having children in Sri Lanka, when she had convicted for adultery with a Sri Lankan youth employed in Saudi Arabia. After she was produced before the Riyad Court, the woman had pleaded guilty and she was sentenced to be stoned to death according to Saudi Arabian law. The youth who had having the affair with Lankan woman had been given 100 lashes as punishment, Foreign Employment Minister Thalatha Athukorala’s Media Secretary Nalin Rajapaksha said" (para 2-4).
Jan. 11, 2019, 12:27 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"Government had filed an appeal before the Riyad Court in Saudi Arabia, on behalf of the Sri Lankan female domestic worker, who was recently sentenced to be stoned to death after being found guilty of having a clandestine affair, Foreign Employment Ministry said" (para 1).
Jan. 11, 2019, 12:27 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"Government had filed an appeal before the Riyad Court in Saudi Arabia, on behalf of the Sri Lankan female domestic worker, who was recently sentenced to be stoned to death after being found guilty of having a clandestine affair, Foreign Employment Ministry said" (para 1) Riyad Court, an appellate court, reviews decisions for compliance with Sharia (AMG-CODER COMMENT). "The Ministry sources said the woman was married and having children in Sri Lanka, when she had convicted for adultery with a Sri Lankan youth employed in Saudi Arabia. After she was produced before the Riyad Court, the woman had pleaded guilty and she was sentenced to be stoned to death according...more
Jan. 11, 2019, 12:27 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Government had filed an appeal before the Riyad Court in Saudi Arabia, on behalf of the Sri Lankan female domestic worker, who was recently sentenced to be stoned to death after being found guilty of having a clandestine affair, Foreign Employment Ministry said.The Ministry sources said the woman was married and having children in Sri Lanka, when she had convicted for adultery with a Sri Lankan youth employed in Saudi Arabia. After she was produced before the Riyad Court, the woman had pleaded guilty and she was sentenced to be stoned to death according to Saudi Arabian law" (para 1-3).
Jan. 11, 2019, 12:27 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"Government had filed an appeal before the Riyad Court in Saudi Arabia, on behalf of the Sri Lankan female domestic worker, who was recently sentenced to be stoned to death after being found guilty of having a clandestine affair, Foreign Employment Ministry said.The Ministry sources said the woman was married and having children in Sri Lanka, when she had convicted for adultery with a Sri Lankan youth employed in Saudi Arabia" (para 1-2).
Jan. 5, 2019, 5:55 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Driving licenses were issued to women from June 2018, although Equality Now remains concerned about discriminatory implementation. Currently women can expect to pay much more than men for their lessons, and can access fewer driving schools" (para 32).
Jan. 5, 2019, 5:55 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-LAW-1

"On 26 September 2017, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued an order to lift the ban on women driving, which was announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs" (para 32). "Lifting the ban is an important step, but the sex discriminatory male guardianship system remains in full effect. For example, women are still unable to travel without male permission, apply for a passport, or choose when and whom to marry" (para 33).
Jan. 5, 2019, 5:55 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2, MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Lifting the ban is an important step, but the sex discriminatory male guardianship system remains in full effect. For example, women are still unable to travel without male permission, apply for a passport, or choose when and whom to marry" (para 33).
Jan. 5, 2019, 5:53 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Driving licenses were issued to women from June 2018, although Equality Now remains concerned about discriminatory implementation. Currently women can expect to pay much more than men for their lessons, and can access fewer driving schools" (para 32).
Jan. 5, 2019, 5:53 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-LAW-1

"On 26 September 2017, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued an order to lift the ban on women driving, which was announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs" (para 32). "Lifting the ban is an important step, but the sex discriminatory male guardianship system remains in full effect. For example, women are still unable to travel without male permission, apply for a passport, or choose when and whom to marry" (para 33).
Jan. 5, 2019, 5:53 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2, MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Lifting the ban is an important step, but the sex discriminatory male guardianship system remains in full effect. For example, women are still unable to travel without male permission, apply for a passport, or choose when and whom to marry" (para 33).
Jan. 3, 2019, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"However, the reforms have already been attacked by the country’s religious authority, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh, who said legalising cinemas and concerts could lead to the 'mixing of sexes' and 'atheistic or rotten' influences" (para 14). This shows that segregation of men and women is supported by religious authority (CEM - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 3, 2019, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Saudi Arabia has celebrated its own Women’s Day, a first for the ultra-conservative Islamic kingdom. A three-day gathering was held at the King Fahd Cultural Centre in the capital of Riyadh" (para 1, 2). "Despite limited reforms in 2009 and 2013 to reduce male control over women, which included no longer requiring permission for women to work and making domestic abuse illegal, the report found the system remains largely in place" (11).
Jan. 3, 2019, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"A Human Rights Watch report on male guardianship found 'a woman’s life is controlled by a man from birth until death' in Saudi Arabia, as their ability to pursue a career or make life decisions is restricted" (para 10). This indicates that women can be kept from pursuing a carrer due to male guardians (CEM - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 3, 2019, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-1

"Despite limited reforms in 2009 and 2013 to reduce male control over women, which included no longer requiring permission for women to work and making domestic abuse illegal, the report found the system remains largely in place" (para 11).
Jan. 3, 2019, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1, CLCW-LAW-2, MARR-PRACTICE-1, MARR-LAW-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"[Saudi Arabia] also has a law stating that all women must have a male guardian, typically a husband, father or brother, who gives them permission to study, travel abroad or marry" (para 9).
Jan. 3, 2019, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Saudi Arabia has celebrated its own Women’s Day, a first for the ultra-conservative Islamic kingdom. A three-day gathering was held at the King Fahd Cultural Centre in the capital of Riyadh. It featured speakers who argued for women’s rights to drive and called for an end to the country's male guardianship system. Female members of the Saudi royal family also attended the event, with Princess Al-Jawhara bint Fahd Al-Saud hosting a discussion on women’s roles in education" (para 1-4).
Jan. 3, 2019, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Towards the end of last year, a Saudi man was jailed for a year after calling for an end to the [male guardianship] system" (para 12).
Jan. 3, 2019, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-LAW-1

"Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where women are prohibited from driving and are unable to obtain a driving licence" (para 8). "[Saudi Arabia] also has a law stating that all women must have a male guardian, typically a husband, father or brother, who gives them permission to study, travel abroad or marry" (para 9). "However, the reforms have already been attacked by the country’s religious authority, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh, who said legalising cinemas and concerts could lead to the 'mixing of sexes' and 'atheistic or rotten' influences" (para 14).
Dec. 20, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 2.2 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 0.98 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2015 was 1.15 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 9, 2018, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"A Saudi Arabian journalist has become the first woman to anchor the main news bulletin on the country's state-run TV channel...The journalist received praise on social media, with Twitter users complimenting her work and pointing out that her appearance marked a milestone in the deeply conservative kingdom" (para. 1 - 3).