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Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age (15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisified wih modern methods is 74.1 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 20.3 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 9.4 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 5.3 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 14.6 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"Ms. Hettiarachchi, 49, runs a horticulture export business and volunteers at Mothers and Daughters of Lanka, a coalition of women’s organizations. But the work that has driven her to put off surgery for a dangerous leak of cerebrospinal fluid has been helping 11 candidates, mostly around the Kotte suburb of Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital" (para 5).
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"When Ms. Sandaruwani called him out for corruption and challenged him to a public debate, Mayor Ranawaka, 47, responded to her challenge by going to the men around her. First, he offered to debate a senior male member of Ms. Sandaruwani’s party. When she pointed out that she was the candidate, not her male colleague, he called her brother with a veiled threat, she said. When Mr. Ranawaka was asked whether he threatened Ms. Sandaruwani, he denied it, saying he didn’t even know her except from a few campaign posters. 'I will go head to head against opponents who are at my level or status,' he said. 'Why should I...more
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Their representation in this island nation, still reeling from a protracted civil war, remains at a miserable 2 percent of local government posts, though women make up more than 51 percent of registered voters" (para 2). "When the country goes to the polls on Saturday, a quarter of the 56,000 candidates will be women" (para 3).
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"After more than a generation of struggle by women’s rights activists, Sri Lanka’s patriarchal political scheme has, reluctantly, opened up a bit to require that 25 percent of candidates in local elections be women" (para 2). "'We have fought for this for two or three decades,' Ms. Hettiarachchi said, her eyes gleaming with excitement. 'It’s not an easy thing. But this is a turning point'" (para 4). "Only half of them belong to her United National Party. The rest are all independent candidates, joined with Ms. Hettiarachchi in the cause of seeing more female leaders in a society where some developmental indicators have been improving but where opportunity for women...more
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"When the country goes to the polls on Saturday, a quarter of the 56,000 candidates will be women. In the process of running, many have faced abuse that includes sexual assault, intimidation and character assassination. Religious leaders have openly urged their congregations not to vote for women" (para 3). "The female candidates are confronting not only the society’s conservative beliefs, but also deeply entrenched structures of their own parties that often set them up for failure. And widespread abusive behavior against the new candidates has been chilling — though some activists have credited the authorities with being more alert and responsive than usual, possibly preventing outright violence in some cases"...more
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: VOTE-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

"Their representation in this island nation, still reeling from a protracted civil war, remains at a miserable 2 percent of local government posts, though women make up more than 51 percent of registered voters" (para 2).
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"After more than a generation of struggle by women’s rights activists, Sri Lanka’s patriarchal political scheme has, reluctantly, opened up a bit to require that 25 percent of candidates in local elections be women" (para 2).
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"Religious leaders have openly urged their congregations not to vote for women" (para 3). "'Men in Sri Lanka have for too long dominated politics, and they are now, I think, experiencing delayed shock and denial,' said Chulani Kodikara, a researcher and doctoral candidate at the University of Edinburgh. 'I think the backlash is manifesting in many different ways — from parties not taking the quota too seriously, and therefore not giving sufficient nominations to women at the ward level, to some political leaders telling voters not to vote for women and some Muslim religious leaders trying to make a theological argument against women coming into politics,' Ms. Kodikara said (para...more
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"After more than a generation of struggle by women’s rights activists, Sri Lanka’s patriarchal political scheme has, reluctantly, opened up a bit to require that 25 percent of candidates in local elections be women" (para 2). "Only half of them belong to her United National Party. The rest are all independent candidates, joined with Ms. Hettiarachchi in the cause of seeing more female leaders in a society where some developmental indicators have been improving but where opportunity for women has changed little" (para 6). The article is talking about 11 candidates that work with Hettiarachchi who volunteers at the coalition, Mothers and Daughters of Lanka (CCS-CODER COMMENT). "Ambika Satkunanathan, a...more
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Barbados, Brazil, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Norway, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United States
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 99 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 75.3 years, with the average life expectancy being 72.1 years for men and 78.5 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Estonia, Fiji, Germany, Hungary, Jamaica, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, United States
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 99 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Germany, Hungary, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, United States
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 99 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 9.8 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 5.4 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Fiji, Sri Lanka
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 30 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 74.9 years, with the average life expectancy being 71.6 years for men and 78.3 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 29.2 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 35.3 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 20.3 based on data from 2005-2014.
June 1, 2018, 10:46 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Penal Code (Amendment) Act No. 16 of 2006 which includes a new definition of the offence of trafficking in persons in line with the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocols and provision to impose certain reporting obligations on incidents of child abuse" (2). "The Committee further commends the fact that a bill on witness protection is being elaborated. The Committee is, however, concerned at the low number of convictions and punishments for those convicted of trafficking and at the lack of protective measures and safe homes for victims of trafficking. It is also concerned that the State party has not ratified the Protocol to Prevent,...more
June 1, 2018, 10:46 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The Committee is concerned about information received in respect of the use by the police of the Vagrancy Ordinance of 1842 to arbitrarily arrest sex workers" (6).
June 1, 2018, 10:46 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

"The Committee welcomes the ratification by the State party on 15 October 2002 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and its ratification on 22 September 2006 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography" (1).
June 1, 2018, 10:46 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is further concerned that no measures have been taken to encourage women to participate in political life and that the State party attributes the low representation of women to their own choice, their preoccupation with multiple roles, high costs of the electoral campaigns and the lack of confidence of political parties in the ability of women to garner votes" (6).
June 1, 2018, 10:46 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"While welcoming the protective measures taken by the State party for women who migrate from Sri Lanka, the Committee remains concerned that these women remain vulnerable to illegal employment agencies, and that many work in exploitative situations and experience violence and abuse at the hands of their employers" (9).
June 1, 2018, 10:46 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"The Committee therefore encourages the Government of Sri Lanka to consider ratifying the treaties to which it is not yet a party, namely the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Committee also encourages the Government of Sri Lanka to consider ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees adopted in 1951" (10).
June 1, 2018, 10:46 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"While noting the State party’s explanation that women were not subjected to violence and discrimination during the last stages of the conflict and in the post-conflict phase, the Committee remains deeply concerned about reports of gross violations of the human rights of women on both sides, particularly of the Tamil minority group, the internally displaced women and the female ex-combatants. The Committee is particularly concerned about reports of sexual violence allegedly perpetrated also by the armed forces, the police and militant groups" (8).