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

"In 2020, 74% of births in Senegal were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 47).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Senegal was 64.7 years for males and 68.7 years for females" (p 46).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Senegal was 44 per 1000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Senegal was 315 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Senegal was 315 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 30, 2021, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2020 the maternal mortality ratio for women in Senegal was 315 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 30, 2021, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"From 2010-2017 in Senegal 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 12%" (p 70).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Senegal of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 53.9%" (p 54).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Senegal is 77.5 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 54).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Feb. 26, 2021, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

“Public policies on urban housing and titling programmes often focus on equal access for women-headed households. In Dakar (Senegal) and Ekurhuleni (South Africa), the proportion of women heads among those allocated plots is approximately the same as their share of all households, and they are more likely than men to complete the titling process. But it is generally overlooked that even married or cohabiting women are likely to lack joint legal ownership, making women more vulnerable to losing their home, as well as potentially limiting their decision-making on its use and management” (pp. 20).
Feb. 26, 2021, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LO-LAW-1

“Public policies on urban housing and titling programmes often focus on equal access for women-headed households. In Dakar (Senegal) and Ekurhuleni (South Africa), the proportion of women heads among those allocated plots is approximately the same as their share of all households, and they are more likely than men to complete the titling process. But it is generally overlooked that even married or cohabiting women are likely to lack joint legal ownership, making women more vulnerable to losing their home, as well as potentially limiting their decision-making on its use and management” (pp. 20).
Feb. 13, 2021, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Botswana, Central African Rep, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Malawi, Namibia, Senegal, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

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: Burkina Faso, Central African Rep, Cote D'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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.
Feb. 10, 2021, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"'The greatest unfairness is that the poor are the victims of our archaic legislation,' said Camara, a law professor at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. 'Anyone with enough money can easily have an abortion at a private clinic. But if you are poor you are expected to go through the legal motions or risk your life in a backstreet clinic'" (para 9).
Feb. 10, 2021, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"Forty women were held in custody in Senegal on charges linked to the crimes of abortion or infanticide in the first six months of last year, official figures show. According to estimates, hundreds of women die every year from botched illegal terminations. 'For a termination to be legal in Senegal, three doctors have to certify that the woman will die unless she aborts immediately. Poor people in Senegal are lucky if they see one doctor in their lifetime, let alone three,' Camara said. 'A single medical certificate costs 10,000 CFA francs ($20), which is prohibitive. We had a previous case of a raped nine-year-old who had to go through with...more
Feb. 10, 2021, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"Moussinatou Dramé, 29, a primary school teacher, works as a legal lay person in Pikine suburb near Dakar. 'I often find myself mediating, between a husband and wife or between two sides of a family. I also try to explain to women the importance of registering their children's births and, if possible, of having a civil wedding, as well as a religious one, to increase their legal rights'" (para 15).
Feb. 10, 2021, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: AOM-DATA-1, AOM-DATA-2, PW-PRACTICE-2

"Muslim Senegal is constitutionally secular, but customary law is in widespread use. At least 10% of girls are married before 14, and men can have up to four wives" (para 13).
Feb. 10, 2021, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Six years ago, the association opened a legal drop-in centre in Dakar to better deal with such issues. 'We all work for free and we are open to everyone. But it is very clear that women's and children's rights are the ones that are most often ignored,' Camara said" (para 10).
Feb. 10, 2021, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"'She is going to have to go through with the pregnancy,' said Fatou Kiné Camara, president of the Senegalese women lawyers' association. 'The best we can do is keep up pressure on the authorities to ensure the girl gets regular scans and free medical care'" (para 3). "'The greatest unfairness is that the poor are the victims of our archaic legislation,' said Camara, a law professor at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar (para 9).
Feb. 10, 2021, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"A 10-year-old girl who is pregnant with twins after she was raped by a neighbour has been forced to continue with her pregnancy after human rights campaigners lost their fight to secure a legal route to abortion. The plight of the girl, who is understood to be five months pregnant and lives in southern Senegal, highlights the heavy cost women and children are paying for a Napoleonic law on abortion that is still in force in the former French colony" (para 1-2). "'Senegal's abortion law is one of the harshest and deadliest in Africa. A doctor or pharmacist found guilty of having a role in a termination faces being struck...more
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: China, Congo, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Gabon, Honduras, Laos, Madagascar, Malta, Mauritania, Nicaragua, North Korea, Palestine, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Suriname
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Nov. 23, 2020, 6:17 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1, IW-PRACTICE-1, DMW-PRACTICE-1, PW-PRACTICE-3

"It is concerned, however, at the persistence of adverse cultural norms, practices and traditions as well as patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles, responsibilities and identities of women and men in the family and society. It notes that stereotypes contribute to the persistence of violence against women as well as harmful practices, including female genital mutilation, levirate and sororate, child marriage, polygamy, repudiation, and food prohibitions or taboos. The Committee is also concerned that the State party has not taken sufficient action to modify or eliminate such stereotypes and harmful practices" (Art. 18).
Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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