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April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

4.0
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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Feb. 27, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

According to the World Bank’s Women, Business, and the Law for 2016, 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 “lead the family” or “represent the family,” or a male is designated as the default family member who receives the family book or equivalent document that is necessary for access to services. The law in Senegal does not stipulate that wives are required to obey their husbands (204). According to the World Bank's Women, Business, and the Law for 2016, the definition of head of household is...more
Feb. 11, 2019, 7:29 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: POLY-LAW-1, POLY-LAW-2

"Title II of the Family Code deals with intestate inheritance rights. The lineage is divided into 'legitimate' heirs, 'natural' heirs and 'joined' heirs. Articles 520-528 specify the possible legitimate descendants and their ranking: the one with the highest degree of consanguinity is always first in line; thus, first the children and their descendants, if any; thereafter the deceased’s ascendants; then collateral parents and, finally, the surviving spouse. In order to inherit her/his full share, a child born out of wedlock must be recognised and accepted by the natural father’s wife, and by all his wives in a polygamous marriage. The inheritance of an unrecognised child is only half that of...more
Feb. 11, 2019, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: POLY-LAW-1, POLY-LAW-2

"Under Islamic law, women in polygamous unions inherit less than those in monogamous marriages, since the eighth share of the man’s property which is allocated to a widow is divided among the wives and the shares allocated to children are divided among all the children of the deceased, with sons receiving twice the share that daughters received" (84). "In practice, most widows interviewed inherited a share of their deceased husband’s property (in the case of polygamous marriages), or owned property in their own right in urban areas. In Muslim families, the process of sharing the deceased’s assets according to Islamic law was usually led by male relatives, sometimes in consultation...more
Feb. 11, 2019, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: IW-PRACTICE-1

"Under customary law, women retain lifelong minority status. They are under their father’s authority; when married they become the ward of their husband; and upon the death of their spouse, they are inherited by a male relative, or remain under the care of their son. Many of Senegal’s ethnic groups still practice widow inheritance under customary law" (104)
Feb. 11, 2019, 6:58 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: POLY-LAW-2

"Parties to a polygamous marriage may choose between the 'dote' regime and a 'separation of property' system: Under the 'dote' regime the husband is the sole owner and administrator of the marriage property, and the only property at a wife’s personal disposal for the duration of the marriage is her dowry. Under the 'separation of property' system, each spouse maintains ownership of the property he or she brought into the marriage or acquires during the subsistence of the marriage. However, the husband may designate personal property acquired by him during the marriage (and thus considered his) as belonging to a particular spouse; the designated property then becomes that spouse’s property...more
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Senegal enacted a new national identity card law in 2016, introducing biometric cards. The application process is now equal for men and women" (p. 40).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"42.7% of the seats in the lower/single house of Senegal (64 out of 150 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"20.0% of ministerial positions in Senegal (6 out of 30 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

2.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

2.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 4.08 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Senegal in 2015 was 3.01 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 20, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 3.0 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 1.78 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2015 was 2.67 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Bhutan, Canada, Cape Verde, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Hungary, Latvia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Moldova, Senegal, Singapore, Slovenia, Switzerland, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Uruguay
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

7.0
Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, Montenegro, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, Serbia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

0.0
Nov. 13, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Congo, D R Congo, East Timor, Ethiopia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Zimbabwe
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

3.0
Oct. 31, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau International base, the birth rate is 32.9 per 1000 population.
Oct. 29, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
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 35.5 per 1000 people.
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"During the 30-year Casamance conflict, tens of thousands of persons left villages in the region due to fighting, forced removal, and land mines. The government estimated 10,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) remained in the Casamance. Some international humanitarian assistance agencies estimated the IDP number to be as high as 40,000. During the year a growing number of IDPs returned to their villages in the Casamance . . . Since 1989 the country has offered temporary protection to Mauritanian refugees, who generally lived in dispersed locations in the Senegal River valley along the Mauritanian border and enjoyed free movement within the country. According to UNHCR, the vast majority of the remaining...more
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1, MMR-PRACTICE-1

"In rural areas and in some urban areas, . . . lack of funds led to closing of maternity wards and operating rooms. At times cultural norms impeded women’s access to information regarding sexual health. According to 2011 statistics provided by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), skilled personnel attended approximately 52 percent of births and provided prenatal care in 87 percent of cases; the maternal mortality ratio was 410 deaths per 100,000 live births; and the lifetime risk of maternal death was one in 31. The Ministry of Health and Social Action estimated most maternal deaths in childbirth were preventable if skilled health personnel and emergency obstetrical services were available"...more
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1

"The government did not effectively enforce applicable laws against forced labor, and such practices continued to occur, particularly forced child labor, including forced begging by children in Quranic schools (see sections 6 and 7.c.). Some children in these schools (“daaras”) were kept in conditions of servitude, being forced to work daily, generally in street begging, and had to meet a daily quota for money (or sometimes sugar or rice) to their teachers. Despite some increased effort, enforcement and awareness of antitrafficking and forced labor laws remained poor across sectors. There were no public data on arrests, prosecutions, or convictions for forced begging. There were no reports of victims being removed...more
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The country is not a party to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction" (page 19).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-2, NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The government collaborated with the NGO Tostan and other groups to educate individuals about FGM/C’s inherent dangers. The government also collaborated with the NGO Group for Population Studies and Education to develop a course on the dangers of FGM/C, which was being integrated into high school and college curriculums. At the community level, Tostan continued to implement a three-year community empowerment program that influenced 760 villages to decide to abandon FGM/C" (page 15).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Other major human rights problems included: . . . domestic violence . . . [and] child abuse" (page 1). "Several women’s groups and the Committee to Combat Violence against Women and Children (CLVF) reported a rise in violence against women . . . Although current statistics on domestic violence were unavailable, a UN study published in 2015 and based on data collected from relevant national services between 2008 and 2010 in eight regions revealed 507 cases in Dakar, 263 in Thies, 279 in Kaolack, 227 in Diourbel, 201 in Louga, 176 in St Louis, 110 in Fatick, and 67 in Kaffrine. The true incidence of domestic violence was thought to...more
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Social and cultural pressures to have large families reportedly led some husbands to ask health workers to terminate the use of contraceptives by their spouses. This reportedly led women to be discreet in the use of contraception. According to a 2014 study funded by the government and a foreign entity, however, the percentage of girls and women between ages 15 and 49 who used modern contraception increased from 12 percent in 2010 to 20 percent in 2014" (page 16).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3, PW-LAW-1, POLY-LAW-3

"The law requires a woman’s approval of a polygynous union, but once in such a union, a woman needed neither to be notified nor to give prior consent if the man took another wife" (page 16).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: IMSTD-PRACTICE-1

"The law also allows medical doctors to inform spouses of persons with HIV/AIDS of their partners’ status if the latter fail to do so after a reasonable time" (page 21).