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Sept. 28, 2020, 11:09 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: MISA-DATA-2

In Sudan, the incidence of alcohol abuse disorders is 2.3% among men and 0.3% among women.
Sept. 20, 2020, 4:06 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-1

“While the idea of what constitutes the ideal body shape is changing in Sudan, the traditional preference for women to have thick legs remains. Some women go to great lengths to try to achieve this, says Bedri - even injecting their legs with insulin or cortisone bought on the black market.”
Sept. 20, 2020, 4:06 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-1

“"In Sudan, fat has become not wanted. Sudanese want to be like the people outside," she says. Weight loss never used to be a priority here. As little as two generations ago, the custom was to fatten up Sudanese girls before their weddings. People living at the time of the ancient Kush civilization, which ended in AD350, favoured full bodies, says folklore historian Sadia Elsalahi - especially thick hips and thighs. Until the 1930s, Sudanese parents would marry off their daughters as young as 11 or 12 years old, says Elsalahi, when their bodies hadn't fully developed. "To make a girl seem older, they made her bigger and fatter." ....more
Sept. 7, 2020, 7:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, D R Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: ISSA-SCALE-1

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Sept. 5, 2020, 5:02 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burma/Myanmar, Haiti, Iran, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Palestine, Philippines, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sudan, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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Sept. 5, 2020, 5:02 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burma/Myanmar, Haiti, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Palestine, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, United States, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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Sept. 5, 2020, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-SCALE-1

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Sept. 3, 2020, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: WR-DATA-1

In Sudan, there are about 703,840 widows, as estimated in 2015.
Aug. 29, 2020, 12:50 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

“In a study at the University of Sudan it was found that 8 out 10 of Sudanese undergraduate females had tried skin whitening products.”
July 29, 2020, 7:14 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"There is no legislation in Sudan to prohibit child marriage. The 2010 Child Act, for example, does not mention marriage in this context. Article 40 of the Muslim Personal Law 1991 cites that once a party is 10 years old, they may be married with the consent of their parent or guardian" (para 26)
July 27, 2020, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

A UNICEF dataset from 2020 cites 2014 MICS data, which reports that 12% of women in Sudan aged 20 to 24 years were married by 15 and 34% of women in Sudan aged 20 to 24 years were married by 18 (CODER COMMENT - MAD)
July 15, 2020, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"But the ban in Sudan took years of activism to bring about. 'Nobody really expected that FGM, after all these years, it would come, you know, and it would come so strongly,' said Tamador Ahmed Khalid, who is with UNICEF in Sudan, and has been fighting FGM there for 40 years. Khalid said the country’s new law would sentence those found guilty of performing FGM to three years in prison. But she said now, activists have to make sure the ban is enforced. 'So, there is a lot of work to be done. The first step is to develop a manual for law enforcement,' Khalid said. 'Because so many people,...more
July 15, 2020, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"But the ban in Sudan took years of activism to bring about. 'Nobody really expected that FGM, after all these years, it would come, you know, and it would come so strongly,' said Tamador Ahmed Khalid, who is with UNICEF in Sudan, and has been fighting FGM there for 40 years. Khalid said the country’s new law would sentence those found guilty of performing FGM to three years in prison. But she said now, activists have to make sure the ban is enforced. 'So, there is a lot of work to be done. The first step is to develop a manual for law enforcement,' Khalid said. 'Because so many people,...more
July 15, 2020, 6:48 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"For her, Sudan’s reported passage of a law criminalizing FGM was inspiring" (para 11).
July 15, 2020, 6:45 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"Sudan — a country with one of the world's highest rates of FGM — criminalized the act" (para 3).
July 14, 2020, 5:04 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"The United Nations estimates that nearly nine in 10 Sudanese women have been subjected to the most invasive form of the practice, which involves the partial or total removal of external female genitalia and leads to health and sexual problems that can be fatal" (para 2).
July 14, 2020, 5:04 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"Sudan’s new government has outlawed the practice of female genital mutilation, a move hailed as a major victory by women’s rights campaigners in a country where the often dangerous practice is widespread" (para 1). "Now, anyone in Sudan who performs female genital mutilation faces a possible three-year prison term and a fine under an amendment to Sudan’s criminal code approved last week by the country’s transitional government, which came to power only last year following the ouster of longtime dictator Omar Hassan al-Bashir" (para 3). "Still, attitudes had already been shifting. Six of Sudan’s 18 states enacted laws to restrict or ban genital mutilation, beginning in 2008, but the measures...more
July 14, 2020, 5:04 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Under Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, women ministers lead five government ministries, and the government has repealed unpopular Bashir-era laws that dictated what women could wear or study, or even where they could congregate in public" (para 16).
July 14, 2020, 5:04 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Genital mutilation is practiced in at least 27 African countries, as well as parts of Asia and the Middle East. Other than Sudan and Egypt, it is most prevalent in Ethiopia, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Djibouti and Senegal, according to the United Nations Population Fund" (para 5). "Experts warn, however, that a law alone is not sufficient to end the practice, which in many countries is enmeshed with cultural and religious beliefs, considered a pillar of tradition and marriage, and supported by women as well as men" (para 7). "Still, attitudes had already been shifting. Six of Sudan’s 18 states enacted laws to restrict or ban genital mutilation, beginning in...more
July 14, 2020, 5:04 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: INFIB-DATA-1

"The United Nations estimates that nearly nine in 10 Sudanese women have been subjected to the most invasive form of the practice, which involves the partial or total removal of external female genitalia and leads to health and sexual problems that can be fatal" (para 2). "Most Sudanese women undergo what the World Health Organization calls Type III circumcision, an extreme form of the practice in which the inner and outer labia, and usually the clitoris, are removed. The wound is then sewn closed in a practice known as reinfibulation that can cause cysts, lead to painful sex and prevent orgasm" (para 13).
July 2, 2020, 10:08 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

According to the CIA World Factbook 2020 estimates, the male/female sex ratio at birth in Sudan is 1.05. The estimated male/female sex ratio for childhood (0-14) is 1.04.
June 21, 2020, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chile, Croatia, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Turkey, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Male rape has been documented as a weapon of wartime or political aggression in countries including Argentina, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chechnya, Chile, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, South Africa, the former Soviet Union, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Turkey, the former Yugoslavia, and Zimbabwe."
June 18, 2020, 9:41 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Mauritania, Sudan
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-3

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June 18, 2020, 1:04 p.m.
Countries: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, Iraq, Kenya, Mauritania, Montenegro, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Zambia
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-2

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June 7, 2020, 5:22 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: PPWA-DATA-1

Prevalence of anemia in pregnant women is 34.14% [15.3-58.33]
May 29, 2020, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen
Variables: DV-SCALE-5

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May 29, 2020, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen
Variables: DV-SCALE-4

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May 29, 2020, 9:13 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, D R Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen
Variables: DV-SCALE-3

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May 29, 2020, 9:13 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen
Variables: DV-SCALE-2

3.0
May 27, 2020, 6:12 p.m.
Countries: Brunei, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Indonesia, Liberia, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

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