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Latest items for Sudan

Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
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 30.2 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Sudan, Swaziland
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 87.0 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 65.1 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 29.4 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 8.1 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Lesotho, Sudan, Zimbabwe
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 78 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 65.1 years, with the average life expectancy being 63.4 years for men and 66.9 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

The table titled "Countries with highest prevlanece of FGM, 2004-2015" shows 87% of women between the ages of 15-49 years in Sudan have undergone female genital mutilation (1).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho, Sudan, Zimbabwe
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 78 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 20 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 26, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: ATDW-LAW-5

"Some experts on Islamic jurisprudence state that the absence of a husband for at least one year is tantamount to divorce and is, therefore, grounds for cancellation of a stoning sentence" (para 3).
Sept. 26, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"On 28 June, 12 Christian women wearing trousers were arrested by police and were brought before the Public Order Court charged with being “indecently dressed”. Under Article 152 of the Criminal Act, they could be sentenced to flogging" (para 12)
Sept. 26, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Sudanese government is a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and is thus obliged to align its law with the international standards under the ICCPR. Article 6 of the ICCPR stipulates that the “sentence of death may be imposed only for the most serious crimes”. We consider that enforcement of Sudanese law not only breaches the ICCPR but also unfairly targets women as most of those charged of adultery had been women" (para 9).
Sept. 26, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"A new wave of moral campaigns against women that the Sudanese government has launched following the general election in April 2015 which aims to further control women’s freedoms of movement and expression in public" (para 13).
Sept. 26, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-3

"Some experts on Islamic jurisprudence state that the absence of a husband for at least one year is tantamount to divorce and is, therefore, grounds for cancellation of a stoning sentence" (para 3). "Article 146 of Sudan's Criminal Act of 1991 provides that death by stoning is the punishment for adultery by a married person whereas sexual intercourse between a man and woman who are not married carries the lesser sentence of 100 lashes" (para 5). "according to Sharia law, stoning and flogging cannot be carried out if there is any doubt that the serious offence (or "Hudood") was committed. Saadia testified that she never engaged in a sexual intercourse...more
Sept. 26, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

"So, upon the advice of her lawyers, Saadia explained to the court that her husband had been absent for more than one year and on that basis pleaded not guilty to adultery. The judge (Altaher Khalifa) summoned Saadia’s husband, who had filed the adultery charges against her, and encouraged the couple to enter into an informal settlement. The man subsequently admitted that he had abandoned her for a year and withdrew his complaint" (para 4). A husband's absence for at least one year is base for divorce according to Islamic jurisprudence. Nonetheless, this shows that, despite the absence, women are expected to maintain fidelity even if the husband is away...more
Sept. 26, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"in February of [2015], an amendment of Article 149 of the Criminal Code established a distinction between rape and adultery. However, Sadiaa’s case proves that the penal code, which is essentially based on the Shari’a, continues to allow sentences of flogging and stoning to death" (10).
Sept. 26, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: DSFMF-LAW-1

"Article 146 of Sudan's Criminal Act of 1991 provides that death by stoning is the punishment for adultery by a married person whereas sexual intercourse between a man and woman who are not married carries the lesser sentence of 100 lashes" (para 5).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 70.1 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 29.8 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 311 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 64.1 years, with the average life expectancy being 62.4 years for men and 65.9 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satisified is 30.2 (latest available data for 2005-2015).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Ireland, Sudan
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 11.5 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay, Sudan
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 10.2 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Sudan, Swaziland
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 87 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-2, LRCM-DATA-2

"Noura Hussein, 19, was forced to marry her cousin, and when she refused to consummate the marriage, she says he called his family to help him rape her" (para 2).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"Miss Hussein claims her husband's family tore her clothes off and held her down while her the 35-year-old brutally raped her" (para 3).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1

"A Sudanese teenager sentenced to death for killing her husband after he allegedly raped her, has spoken about her horrific ordeal for the first time" (para 1). Miss Hussein claims her husband's family tore her clothes off and held her down while her the 35-year-old brutally raped her. When her husband tried to force himself on her again the following day, she says she managed to get hold of a knife and stabbed him to death in self-defence" (para 3-4). "Nine days later, after continuously refusing to have sex with her husband, Miss Hussein said his relatives came over and she was ordered into the bedroom. 'I said no, so...more
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Noura Hussein, 19, was forced to marry her cousin, and when she refused to consummate the marriage, she says he called his family to help him rape her" (para 2). "Miss Hussein had been promised to her husband at 15, and despite repeated protests they married after she left school at 18" (para 5).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"A Sudanese teenager sentenced to death for killing her husband after he allegedly raped her, has spoken about her horrific ordeal for the first time. Noura Hussein, 19, was forced to marry her cousin, and when she refused to consummate the marriage, she says he called his family to help him rape her. Miss Hussein claims her husband's family tore her clothes off and held her down while her the 35-year-old brutally raped her. When her husband tried to force himself on her again the following day, she says she managed to get hold of a knife and stabbed him to death in self-defence" (para 1-4). "After realising that she...more
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Sudanese law allows children to be married from the age of ten, and marital rape is not a crime" (para 15).