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May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
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Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 14, 2019, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

An Image between paragraphs 12-13 posted in the article, elaborated by Girls not Brides, shows the following child marriage rates: Acoording to UNICEF-2017, 9% of women were married by 15 and 52% of girls were married by 18. South Sudan is ranked 5 on an international ranking.
May 14, 2019, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"South Sudan has a deeply rooted cultural practice of paying dowries for brides, usually in the form of cows. It also has a long history of child marriage" (para 8). "Nyaluk's killing comes just months after the practice of forced marriage in Eastern Lakes state was thrown into the spotlight following the auction of a 17-year-old girl, which resulted in a man three times her age paying the country's largest-ever dowry. The man beat at least four other competitors with a winning bid of 500 cows, two luxury cars, $10,000, two bikes, a boat and a few cell phones. Among the bidders was the state's deputy governor" (para 13-14).more
May 14, 2019, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"Even though that practice is now illegal, at least 40 percent of girls still marry before age 18, according to the United Nations Population Fund. But Article 17 of war-torn South Sudan's constitution supposedly guarantees women and girls the right to consent to marriage" (para 9-10).
May 14, 2019, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5

"A 20-year-old woman was beaten to death by her brothers in South Sudan on Friday after she refused an arranged marriage set up by her parents. Nyaluk Magorok was killed in the town of Yirol, in Eastern Lakes state, for reportedly turning down the proposal from her parents' preferred suitor. The man had reportedly offered the family 40 cows as a dowry - or conditional gift - ahead of the marriage" (para 1-3). "South Sudan has a deeply rooted cultural practice of paying dowries for brides, usually in the form of cows. It also has a long history of child marriage" (para 8). "Nyaluk's killing comes just months after the...more
May 14, 2019, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"A 20-year-old woman was beaten to death by her brothers in South Sudan on Friday after she refused an arranged marriage set up by her parents. Nyaluk Magorok was killed in the town of Yirol, in Eastern Lakes state, for reportedly turning down the proposal from her parents' preferred suitor. The man had reportedly offered the family 40 cows as a dowry - or conditional gift - ahead of the marriage" (para 1-3)."Abel condemned Nyaluk's death and said the state would continue to tackle the widespread problem of forced marriage" (para 6)."'Forcing someone to marry against their will is a clear violation of South Sudan's own constitution as well as...more
May 14, 2019, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"'The father was one who ordered people to kill his daughter because she refused to get married. The first accused is called Anyich,' he said" (para 5). "'This is a barbaric act that needs immediate intervention from the government. This is the second incident of its kind because last year a girl was impregnated and then her father beat her to death,' he said" (para 7).
May 14, 2019, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"A 20-year-old woman was beaten to death by her brothers in South Sudan on Friday after she refused an arranged marriage set up by her parents. Nyaluk Magorok was killed in the town of Yirol, in Eastern Lakes state, for reportedly turning down the proposal from her parents' preferred suitor. The man had reportedly offered the family 40 cows as a dowry - or conditional gift - ahead of the marriage" (para 1-3).
May 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in South Sudan of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government does not support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (135). Parents in South Sudan are not able to work flexibly (135). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit...more
May 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 49% of the total labor force in South Sudan (135).
May 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is not legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in South Sudan (135).
May 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in South Sudan can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (135). A woman in South Sudan can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (135).
May 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in South Sudan can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (135). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in South Sudan, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (135).
May 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in South Sudan can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women cannot work the same night hours as men. Women are not able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women cannot work in the same industries as men (135).
May 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in South Sudan can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (135).
May 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in South Sudan (135).
May 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in South Sudan (135).
May 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

South Sudanese law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value (135).
May 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in South Sudan cannot work the same night hours as men. Women cannot work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men (135).
May 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in South Sudan are not legally required to obey their husbands (135). In South Sudan, another party legally administers the property in marriage (135).
May 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in South Sudan can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (135).
May 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (135).
May 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in South Sudan is free and compulsory (135).
May 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in South Sudan of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government does not support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (135).
May 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of South Sudan does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (135).
May 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in South Sudan can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (135).
May 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of South Sudan does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (135).
May 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

South Sudanese law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in South Sudan is prohibited. There is not legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are no criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (135).
May 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in South Sudan can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (135).
May 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In South Sudan, there is no legislation designating head of household status (135).