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April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Brazil, Burma/Myanmar, Chad, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Ukraine, United States, Vanuatu
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

3.0
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Greece, Guyana, Haiti, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Kosovo, Latvia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Romania, Slovakia, Sudan, Taiwan, Togo
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

2.0
March 1, 2019, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-2

"Sudanese Islamist groups have waved aside the equating of men and women and called for keeping the legal procedures for marriage that are based on the Shari’a, rejecting all draft amendments to the Sudanese Constitution" (para 6).
March 1, 2019, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"A number of Islamist groups met with the Islamic Fiqh Acadey, the Sudan Scholars’ Corporation, representatives of Sufis and a Sudanese emergency parliamentary committee for the amendments to the constitution at the National Parliament on Monday, as part of meetings which discuss draft constitutional amendments. The groups called for the need to retain the punishment for apostasy, including stoning, in Sudan’s constitution. They categorically rejected the draft amendments to the Sudanese Constitution, particularly with regard to toppling the legal procedures on marriage for women, and equality between men and women in inheritance affairs" (para 7-8). "The Ansar El Sunna El Muhamadiyah group said that the draft amendments abolish the punishment...more
March 1, 2019, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"Sudan’s public order law allows police officers to publicly whip women who are accused of public indecency. In 2015, there were multiple reports of individuals being arrested for ‘indecent dress,’ including twelve Christian female students wearing trousers; one of which was sentenced to twenty lashes" (para 5).
March 1, 2019, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"In SUDAN the death penalty is imposed in cases of apostasy and acts that ‘encourage’ apostasy against Islam. In January 2015 the government amended the criminal code to widen the legal definition of apostasy. In addition to those converting from Islam to another religion, any Muslim who questions the Quran, the Companions of the Prophet or his wives may also be found guilty of apostasy and sentenced to death. Under the death penalty, stoning remains a judicial punishment. Between 2009 and 2012, several women were sentenced to death by stoning" (para 1-2).
March 1, 2019, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"Sudanese Islamist groups have waved aside the equating of men and women and called for keeping the legal procedures for marriage that are based on the Shari’a, rejecting all draft amendments to the Sudanese Constitution" (para 6). This indicates that women and men are not equal in the constitution (CEM - CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 25, 2019, 7:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Mauritania, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"A sharia marriage law will be introduced to ensure that all weddings of Muslim couples celebrated in mosques are properly registered. Ministers want to give legal protection to tens of thousands of Muslim women whose marriages have no official status and who can be denied divorce or lose all they have in the event of a break-up" (para. 1 - 2). "Some mosques are registered so that weddings can be held there with official recognition, after the couple have been issued with a licence. But other mosques are not registered and the marriages contracted there can remain unofficial" (para. 8).more
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"30.5% of seats in the lower/single house of Sudan (130 out of 426 total seats) are held by women. 35.2% of seats in the upper house/Senate of Sudan (19 out of 54 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"11.4% of ministerial positions in Sudan (4 out of 35 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 26, 2019, 3:41 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"Under Islamic family law women have inheritance rights. However, under the rule of ta’seeb, or inheritance by filiation, the share for women and daughters is generally half of that to which men are entitled. Women do not have any rights to inheritance under customary law" (2)
Jan. 26, 2019, 3:33 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"In accordance with Sharia, polygamy is legal in Sudan as is repudiation...Under Sharia, calculations of inheritance shares are detailed and complex" (266)
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Ukraine, United States, Yemen
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

1.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Burma/Myanmar, Chile, Costa Rica, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

1.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 2.08 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Sudan in 2015 was 5.94 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 20, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 2.5 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 0.93 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Gambia, Georgia, Laos, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Uganda, Ukraine, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

12.0
Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

1.0
Nov. 13, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Congo, D R Congo, East Timor, Ethiopia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Zimbabwe
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

3.0
Nov. 1, 2018, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"The Supreme Court of Sudan reaffirmed the right of Sudanese women to confer nationality on their children in a July 6 decision. This important advancement for gender equal nationality rights underscores the need for Sudan's Nationality Act to be aligned with the country’s Interim Constitution and international law" (para. 1). "Though the Interim Constitution (2005) enshrines the equal right of men and women to pass nationality to their children, the Sudanese Nationality Act (amended 2011) retains several provisions that discriminate against women. While Sudanese men automatically confer citizenship on their children, the children of Sudanese women and foreign fathers are required to submit an application in order to acquire citizenship....more
Nov. 1, 2018, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The Supreme Court of Sudan reaffirmed the right of Sudanese women to confer nationality on their children in a July 6 decision. This important advancement for gender equal nationality rights underscores the need for Sudan's Nationality Act to be aligned with the country’s Interim Constitution and international law" (para. 1). "Though the Interim Constitution (2005) enshrines the equal right of men and women to pass nationality to their children, the Sudanese Nationality Act (amended 2011) retains several provisions that discriminate against women. While Sudanese men automatically confer citizenship on their children, the children of Sudanese women and foreign fathers are required to submit an application in order to acquire citizenship"...more
Oct. 31, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau International base, the birth rate is 34.2 per 1000 population.
Oct. 25, 2018, 3:09 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Sudan’s Personal Status Law for Muslims (1991) has come under huge criticism from civil society for legalising child marriage at the age of 10 and denying women consent in marriage. Reform efforts are hampered by the traditions of society and the views of religious leaders" (para 7). "Salah told 7Dnews that the proposed amendments include the criminalisation of forced marriage, and for a woman’s consent to be mandatory and that the minimum age for marriage should be identified as the age of maturity, although she said the age of maturity differs from person to person... The age of maturity remains unidentified according to Salah’s statement" (para 14-15). Suhair Ahmed Salah...more
Oct. 25, 2018, 3:09 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"Sudan’s Household Survey in 2010 states that 38% of women in Sudan were married or in union before the age of 18. UNICEF’s latest statistics suggest that 33% of women between the ages of 20 and 24 have been married or in union by the age of 18" (para 5).
Oct. 25, 2018, 3:09 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Alkarib said that although child marriage is not new to Sudanese society, the phenomenon has been on the rise during the past two decades... She said, 'There are economic factors and widespread poverty. The closure of girls' boarding schools which persuaded some families to stop sending their daughters to school and marrying them off instead" (para 11).
Oct. 25, 2018, 3:09 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Rahma “the name means mercy” is an 11-year-old Sudanese girl who was given away in marriage to a 38-year-old man in January of this year. She could not stand the beating and torture of her husband, and she sought protection from the police. A Khartoum court revoked her marriage on Sunday, July 22nd" (para 1). "Alfatih Hussein, Rahma’s lawyer, said the grounds for the court verdict is the fact that Rahma is a minor and was married off without the court’s permission, in violation of Article 40 of the Sudanese Personal Status Law. Her father admitted that his daughter's marriage was carried out without the court's authorisation" (para 2). "Sudan’s...more
Oct. 25, 2018, 3:09 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Alfatih Hussein, Rahma’s lawyer, said the grounds for the court verdict is the fact that Rahma is a minor and was married off without the court’s permission, in violation of Article 40 of the Sudanese Personal Status Law. Her father admitted that his daughter's marriage was carried out without the court's authorisation" (para 2). "Sudan’s Personal Status Law for Muslims (1991) has come under huge criticism from civil society for legalising child marriage at the age of 10 and denying women consent in marriage" (para 7). "Alkarib said that although child marriage is not new to Sudanese society, the phenomenon has been on the rise during the past two decades......more
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

4.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

311.0