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Dec. 12, 2018, 5:07 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).
Dec. 9, 2018, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-LAW-1

"The Crown Prince's 'Vision 2030'-plan seeks to modernise Saudi Arabia, preparing it for a 'post-oil era'. As part of this, Saudi Arabia is now allowing women to drive, attend football games and take on jobs that once fell outside the narrow confines of traditional gender roles" (para. 7 - 8). "Women must have permission from a male relative to work, travel, marry, and even get some medical treatment" (para. 13).
Dec. 9, 2018, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ERBG-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" (para. 1). "The Crown Prince's 'Vision 2030'-plan seeks to modernise Saudi Arabia, preparing it for a 'post-oil era'. As part of this, Saudi Arabia is now allowing women to drive, attend football games and take on jobs that once fell outside the narrow confines of traditional gender roles" (para. 7 - 8).
Nov. 13, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Nov. 9, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Saudi working women have launched a social media hashtag to reject links between the rise in divorce figures and the trend of women taking up employment" (para 1).
Nov. 9, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"Saudi working women have launched a social media hashtag to reject links between the rise in divorce figures and the trend of women taking up employment" (para 1). "'We need to appreciate how a woman's job relates to, among other things, money issues, the differences that may arise between the woman and her husband, the interference of family members in the couple's differences and the time demands that may hamper the woman from fulfilling her home obligations'" (para 4).
Nov. 9, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"'The rising divorce rate among female employees compared with non-working women is a serious indicator and a call to consider seriously the situation,' Abdah Al Asmari, a consultant, said, quoted by Saudi daily Al Riyadh on Wednesday. 'We need to appreciate how a woman’s job relates to, among other things, money issues, the differences that may arise between the woman and her husband, the interference of family members in the couple’s differences and the time demands that may hamper the woman from fulfilling her home obligations.' The recklessness and naivety of some husbands seem to be the main factor in inflating these differences, he added. 'There is a deep need...more
Nov. 9, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

"Saudi working women have launched a social media hashtag to reject links between the rise in divorce figures and the trend of women taking up employment" (para 1). "'The rising divorce rate among female employees compared with non-working women is a serious indicator and a call to consider seriously the situation,' Abdah Al Asmari, a consultant, said, quoted by Saudi daily Al Riyadh on Wednesday" (para 3). "However, working women rejected the link drawn between employment and divorce and launched a campaign on Twitter with a hashtag in Arabic saying ‘work is no reason for divorce’ to rally support for their views" (para 7).
Nov. 9, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2, ERBG-DATA-3

"A report published this week by the General Authority for Statistics said that the number of divorces among women who held jobs was 72,895 while the figure among women who did not work was 14,856, indicating that working women were more likely to be divorced than non-working wives" (para 2).
Nov. 9, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"Saudi working women have launched a social media hashtag to reject links between the rise in divorce figures and the trend of women taking up employment" (para 1)."However, working women rejected the link drawn between employment and divorce and launched a campaign on Twitter with a hashtag in Arabic saying 'work is no reason for divorce' to rally support for their views" (para 7). "Most users who posted comments said that the excessively controlling nature of some husbands was the main cause for divorces in the kingdom whereas others stressed that problems also arose when men accused their wives of not making time for family matters or blamed them for...more
Nov. 7, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"The Saudi education ministry said on Tuesday that P.E. for girls would start with the coming academic year, marking a slight loosening of the rules in a country that has long had one of the world’s most restrictive environments for women" (para. 3). "Saudi Arabia first formally allowed sports for girls in private schools four years ago, although girls whose families permitted it have worked out and played sports in private settings" (para. 12). "The kingdom still faces challenges in establishing physical education classes across its large network of public schools. Saudi universities do not train female gym teachers, and most girls’ schools lack sports facilities" (para. 16).more
Nov. 7, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

Taking in mind women are barred from driving, "That means no driver’s education for female students" (para. 6).
Nov. 7, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-1

"In 2012, the kingdom included two female athletes in its delegation to the Olympic Games in London after the International Olympic Committee suggested the country could be barred from participating if it sent only men. In 2016, it sent four women to Rio de Janeiro, and a princess, Reema bint Bandar al-Saud, was named a vice president of the General Sports Authority, giving sportswomen a high-profile advocate" (para. 13).
Nov. 7, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IIP-LAW-1

"Because of the kingdom’s desert traditions and strict interpretation of Islam, women in Saudi Arabia must cover their hair and bodies in public, and are barred from driving and from traveling abroad and undergoing some medical treatments without the permission of a male guardian — usually a father, husband or even a son" (para. 5).
Nov. 7, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-2, ASR-LAW-2, SRACE-LAW-1

"The Saudi education ministry said on Tuesday that P.E. for girls would start with the coming academic year, marking a slight loosening of the rules in a country that has long had one of the world’s most restrictive environments for women" (para. 3). "Saudi Arabia first formally allowed sports for girls in private schools four years ago, although girls whose families permitted it have worked out and played sports in private settings" (para. 12).
Oct. 31, 2018, 4:19 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"On Sunday, the committee supported a bill to grant Saudi citizenship to children born to Saudi mothers and foreign fathers. The bill was submitted to the Council last year and the security committee took it up in October for further studies" (para. 10 - 11).
Oct. 31, 2018, 4:19 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"In what could lead to yet another breakthrough for Saudi women, the security committee of the Shura (Consultative) Council has approved a proposal to amend travel document rules and allow women to have their own passports… The bill is yet to be debated and voted on by the council" (para. 1, 3).
Oct. 31, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia, Suriname
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau International base, the birth rate is 15.6 per 1000 population.
Oct. 29, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia, Uruguay
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to table 3 in the UN's most recent Population and Vital Statistics Report (last updated 2 January 2018), the live birth rate is 14.1 per 1000 people.
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Fiji, Hungary, Iran, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Moldova, New Zealand, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

1.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

12.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, India, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Suriname, Togo, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

2.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, North Korea, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Suriname, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

1.0
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"In recent years, almost half of the countries and autonomous regions in the Middle East and North Africa have introduced some form of domestic violence legislation or regulation, including Algeria, Bahrain, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia. These laws vary in the degree to which they comply with international standards" (para 52).
Oct. 12, 2018, 12:31 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-1

"Women are to be allowed to serve in Saudi Arabia’s armed forces for the first time after King Salman issued a raft of royal decrees to radically shake up the country’s military" (para 1). "The Interior Ministry’s General Security division is to start accepting applications from women interested in serving in the army and police. Necessary requirements include a high school degree and the permission of a woman’s male guardian, who must live and work in the same region she has applied" (para 4-5).
Oct. 12, 2018, 12:31 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Several political appointments were also announced, including the promotion of a woman, Tamadar bint Yousef al-Ramah, to the position of deputy minister of labour and social development" (para 2).
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 12.9 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 6.9 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Kenya, Philippines, Saudi Arabia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 3.2 per 100,000 (data from 2016).