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Dec. 12, 2018, 5:07 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).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"Illegitimate children usually acquire the citizenship of the mother" (page 17).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-2, LRCM-LAW-3

"The minimum age of consensual sex is 18. Due to social pressures and fear of embarrassment, incest remained taboo and often went unreported and unpunished" (page 18).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-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: PRN-LAW-1

"Pornography is prohibited. Pornography involving children under age 16 is considered pedophilia and punishable by up to two years’ imprisonment and fines of up to 300,000 CFA francs ($520)" (page 18).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ISSA-PRACTICE-2, ISSA-LAW-1

"If police discovered the identity of the mother, she faced arrest and prosecution" (page 18).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"Approximately 50 percent of marriages were polygynous" (page 16).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: BR-PRACTICE-1, BR-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" (page 16).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law mandates prison terms of five months to three years and fines of 50,000 to 500,000 CFA francs ($87 to $870) for sexual harassment, but the problem was widespread. The government did not effectively enforce the law, and women’s rights groups claimed victims of sexual harassment found it difficult, if not impossible, to present proof that was sufficient to secure conviction" (page 15). "The labor law prohibits discrimination in employment and occupation based on national origin, race, sex, and religion. The law does not explicitly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The government did not effectively enforce the antidiscrimination provisions of the law" (page 24).more
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Procuring a minor for prostitution is punishable by imprisonment for two to five years and a fine of 300,000 to four million CFA francs ($520 to $6,930). If the crime involves a victim younger than 13, the maximum penalty is applied. The law was not effectively enforced" (page 18).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Police usually did not intervene in domestic disputes, and most victims were reluctant to go outside the family for redress . . . The Ministry of Women, Family, and Childhood was responsible for ensuring the rights of women. The Ministry of Justice was responsible for combating domestic violence" (page 14).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"According to 2011 statistics provided by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), . . . the maternal mortality ratio was 410 deaths per 100,000 live births; and the lifetime risk of maternal death was one in 31" (page 16).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: LO-LAW-1, IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"The law provides for the same legal status and rights for women as for men, including under family, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance laws. Nevertheless, women faced pervasive discrimination, especially in rural areas where traditional customs, including polygyny and discriminatory rules of inheritance, were strongest" (page 16).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Other major human rights problems included: early and forced marriage" (page 1). "By law women have the right to choose when and whom they marry, but traditional practices restricted a woman’s choice. The law prohibits the marriage of girls younger than age 16, but this law generally was not enforced in most communities where marriages were arranged. Under certain conditions a judge may grant a special dispensation for marriage to a person below the age of consent. According to the UNFPA, 33 percent of women between ages 20 and 24 were married before the age of 18, based on surveys completed between 2000 and 2011. According to officials from the...more
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Women, Family, and Childhood was responsible for ensuring the rights of women. The Ministry of Justice was responsible for combating domestic violence" (page 14). "The Ministry of Women, Family, and Childhood has a directorate for gender equality that implements programs to combat discrimination" (page 16).