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Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo, Somalia, Turkey
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 8 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Somalia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 5.4 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Ghana, Peru, Somalia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 65 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 15, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Somalia is in the top three countries in the world for FGM violations, according to the WHO" (para 15).
Sept. 15, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-1

"'They cut the clitoris, one side of the vulva was cut, the other side was wounded in three areas,' Hassan said. 'I never saw anyone who was mutilated like that in my life'" (para 7).
Sept. 15, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Doctors in central Somalia say a 10-year-old girl has died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM)... the victim bled to death after undergoing FGM" (para 1-2). "The girl’s father Dahir Nur said he was distraught but accepts that his daughter died due to the procedure and believes she was 'taken by Allah'. Despite losing his daughter he defended the practice. 'The people in the area are content with it [FGM], her mother consented to it,' he said, adding, 'We have seen the effects but it’s a culture in the country we live in.' Nur says he holds no one responsible for the death of his daughter" (para 8-11).more
Sept. 15, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Doctors in central Somalia say a 10-year-old girl has died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM)... the victim bled to death after undergoing FGM" (para 1-2). "Hassan said examinations show the girl contracted tetanus because the items used by the person who performed the procedure were not sterilized" (para 5).
Sept. 15, 2018, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"The practice - which involves the partial or total removal of the female genitalia - is almost universal in the self-declared republic of Somaliland, a breakaway region of Somalia" (5).
Sept. 15, 2018, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"Somaliland has issued a fatwa, or religious edict, banning female genital mutilation (FGM)... The fatwa from the ministry of religious affairs on Tuesday said those who perform FGM would face punishment, and victims would be eligible for compensation. It did not provide details on the severity of punishment, or the amount of compensation" (para 1-2).
Sept. 15, 2018, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-1

"The ancient ritual is usually carried out by traditional cutters, often using unsterilized blades or knives. The fatwa pertains to the most severe form of FGM called infibulation, where the external genitalia are removed and the vaginal opening sewn or sealed closed. It is the most common type of FGM performed in Somaliland" (para 10-11).
Sept. 15, 2018, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

“'The reason that this harmful practice has existed for so long is that people believe it is because our religion or culture dictates that we should do it,' said Ayan Mahamoud, Somaliland’s representative in Britain" (para 3). “'The fatwa is basically a message from the government to everyone in Somaliland that there is no religious or cultural basis for FGM,' she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation" (para 4). "Many families in Somaliland believe it is a religious obligation although it is not mentioned in the Koran. It is widely considered important for ensuring a girl’s purity and a prerequisite to marriage" (para 9).
Sept. 14, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-PRACTICE-3

"In the past, a victim's family could force them to marry their rapist to avoid being shamed" (para 2). This quote is referring to the self-declared republic of Somaliland, not Somalia (KYK-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 14, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"For the first time in its history, the self-declared republic of Somaliland has passed a bill against rape... The bill has been agreed in the lower house of parliament and its speaker, Bashe Mohamed Farah, told the BBC that rape cases have risen and he hoped the new law would help stop that trend" (para 1, 5).
Sept. 14, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"For the first time in its history, the self-declared republic of Somaliland has passed a bill against rape... Somaliland declared itself independent from Somalia in 1991 but is not internationally recognised as a country. There is still no specific law against rape in Somalia, although it is punishable through a penal code that recognises some sexual offences" (para 1, 4).
Sept. 14, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Rapists now stand to face up to 30 years in prison" (para 3).
June 6, 2018, 7:20 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3, PW-LAW-1

"Speaking in Eastleigh, Nairobi during the Firi Festival, Duale was responding to polygamy calls by Kiambu women representative Gathoni wa Muchomba. Firi Festival is a one day cultural festival and business expo organised by the area’s business community meant to celebrate the cultural diversity of the area. 'A while back the lady from Kiambu told men of the Gikuyu community to have more than one wife, but we as the Islam community have the religious go ahead so we should marry four or more wives and have many children', Duale said" (Para 7-8).
June 6, 2018, 7:20 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"National Assembly majority leader Aden Duale has urged his fellow clansmen to lower the bride price, stating that in many instances, it is too high. The legislator, while asking Muslim men to marry more wives and get more children, said that the dowry demanded by most families is out reach for many" (para 1-2). "The Garissa Township MP says more wives, means more children who will translate to more votes when it comes to voting. 'By marrying more wives, we can be stronger and have a larger influence on Kenya’s scene as the Muslim community,' he said. 'Tunataka watoto wengi ndio kura zikihesabiwa, zikue mingi kama mvua.' (We want more...more
June 6, 2018, 7:20 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, MARR-PRACTICE-5, MARR-LAW-4

"National Assembly majority leader Aden Duale has urged his fellow clansmen to lower the bride price, stating that in many instances, it is too high. The legislator, while asking Muslim men to marry more wives and get more children, said that the dowry demanded by most families is out reach for many" (para 1-2).
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The northern semi-autonomous region of Puntland has led the way in tackling FGM with religious leaders issuing a fatwa against the practice at the end of 2013. Hopkins said this was a significant step and would have been inconceivable a decade ago. He hoped discussions on a fatwa could be restarted with religious leaders in the neighboring semi-autonomous region of Somaliland who have previously opposed issuing a decree" (para 18-20).
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-1

"Most women in Somalia have undergone the severest form of FGM, known as infibulation, in which the external genitalia are sliced off and the vaginal opening sewn up. The cutting is usually done by traditional circumcisers, sometimes using rusty and unsterilized instruments" (para 7-8). Hopkins said there was evidence that families were moving toward “a milder form of FGM”, butthat this was not something UNICEF condoned. “I would say there has been quite a big shift in recent years away from infibulation to this lesser form,” he added" (para 9-10).
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Somalia has the world’s highest rate of FGM with 98 percent of women between 15 and 49 having been subjected to the potentially deadly ritual" (para 2).
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Somalia’s next government should ensure a law is passed banning all forms of female genital mutilation (FGM), a U.N. official said on Tuesday, describing the deeply entrenched practice as a “horrendous rights violation” (para 1). “We promote total abandonment of FGM, whereas there is a large part of public opinion in Somalia which will promote a milder form of FGM,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation" (para 6)."Hopkins said UNICEF was concerned that parents appeared to be increasingly taking their daughters to clinics to undergo FGM" (para 12). "However, the ancient ritual is widely considered a prerequisite for marriage in Somalia where uncut girls risk ostracisation. Many also believe FGM...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Benin, Bhutan, Burundi, Chile, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Malta, Nicaragua, Panama, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 18 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"Although the study recognises that the rates of death among children under five have more than halved in LDCs since 1990" (para 5). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).more
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Women in LDCs are also more vulnerable to unemployment than men – 84.1% to 71.4%" (para 9). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).more
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"While the prevalence of women using modern contraceptives in LDCs rose from 15% in 1994 to almost 34% in 2015, it lags well behind the global average of 64%" (para 9). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia...more
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"the fertility rate is falling – from 6.2 children in 1985-90 to 4.3 in 2010-12 – it says LDCs need to do more to anticipate the approaching phase of accelerated development" (para 5). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu,...more
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"As of 2010, more than half of the women in LDCs aged 20-24 were married before they were 18; in some countries, the figure was 70%" (para 8). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia (TPJ - CODER...more
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"As of 2010, more than half of the women in LDCs aged 20-24 were married before they were 18; in some countries, the figure was 70%" (para 8). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia (TPJ - CODER...more
Oct. 11, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"In addition, 97 per cent of Somali women and girls are subjected female genital mutilation" (para 10).