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April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
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Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
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Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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March 3, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The man is considered the head of the house but, if he is working abroad, wives will fall under the authority of their mothers-in-law" (11). "Family relationships have become more equitable and the mental wellbeing of both women and men has improved significantly" (14). Tjis is the result of a program that looks to decrease domestic violence and recognizes the patrilocal relationships (CCS-CODER COMMENT).
March 3, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

"Women’s earnings increased fourfold, and their savings tenfold. The proportion of women experiencing severe food shortages fell from 56% to 19%" (15). "Shonasimova says the economic aspect of the project was essential – financial problems are a contributry factor in violence. Giving women earning power eases money worries and gives them greater independence. Shonasimova hopes funding will be found to expand the project" (16).
March 3, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"About 59% of women work outside the home, compared with 77% of men. The vast majority of those who work are in low-paid jobs" (11).
March 3, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Less than half of girls complete secondary school and, according to UN statistics" (11).
March 3, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"Suicide rates for women fell from 20% before the project to 9%. Among men, rates fell from from 10% to nil" (15).
March 3, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Arranged and early marriages are common, and married women are required to live with their husbands’ families. The man is considered the head of the house but, if he is working abroad, wives will fall under the authority of their mothers-in-law" (11). "Mohrukhsor Alieva, 33, from Jomi, married her cousin, who was often out of work, high on drugs and drink, and was seeing other women. Aged 18, she had to move into the home of her mother-in-law, who controlled the household and was dismissive of Alieva" (20).
March 3, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Arranged and early marriages are common, and married women are required to live with their husbands’ families" (11).
March 3, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Women’s earnings increased fourfold, and their savings tenfold. The proportion of women experiencing severe food shortages fell from 56% to 19%" (15).
March 3, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Shame and stigma prevent women from reporting abuse" (9). "The Zindagii Shoista programme, conducted over 18 months, took a two-pronged approach. It offered relationship counselling for women, couples and extended family members, alongside training in setting up small businesses that would bring in some much needed cash. The results of the pilot, published at the end of September, have been astonishing. After 10 weekly group and individual counselling sessions and 10 weeks of skills training, followed up with mentoring from local mediators, levels of violence against women have almost halved – dropping from 64% to 34%. The percentage of men who said they were violent fell from 47% to 5%"...more
March 3, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Married at 18, the 42-year-old had spent more than two decades being physically and verbally assaulted by her husband, who was fuelled by drink, drugs and unemployment. Her five children would flinch and cower when their father was in the house, flying into violent rages. Their only respite was when he travelled to Russia for work. But then came Mahmurodova’s miracle. Her village, in the southern plains of Jomi, was selected for a pilot project aimed at reducing Tajikistan’s appalling levels of violence against women. Mahmurodova’s family was selected by community elders to take part. Not only did her husband agree to participate when he returned from his latest stint...more
March 3, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Marqhuba Mahmadqulova, 27, from Penjikent, said she sank into depression after her in-laws threw her out of the marital home because she couldn’t conceive – as the woman, it was seen as her fault" (20).
March 3, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to government figures, about one in five Tajik women who are in a partnership will experience some form of physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. But rights groups say that, if all women and incidences outside the home were included, the figure would be much higher. Shame and stigma prevent women from reporting abuse" (9). "Research in Jomi and Penjikent in 2016, before the project began, found that roughly 60% of women had experienced sexual, physical or emotional violence in the previous 12 months, with the highest rates recorded between 18- and 24-year-olds" (12).
March 3, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Villages in Jomi and in the northern district of Penjikent were targeted for the Zindagii Shoista (Living with Dignity) project, implemented by five organisations – International Alert and Cesvi, together with local partners Farodis, Women of the Orient and Action, Development and Prosperity (ATO). It was funded through the British government’s What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls initiative, a £25m global project launched in 2014 to collect evidence about the scale and impact of violence against women and girls, as well as potential ways to stop it. Fourteen projects across Africa and Asia – ranging from couples’ counselling in Rwanda, to introducing school play time in Pakistan...more
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"The median age at first marriage among women age 25-49 was 20.2 years" (52).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"In 2010, the government of Tajikistan adopted the National Health Strategy of the Republic of Tajikistan 2010-2020, which identifies several priorities for improving maternal health: improving access to ANC and safe delivery services and decreasing mortality and morbidity during pregnancy (GOT 2010). Among the targets set in the plan were an increase in ANC coverage from 35% in 2009 to 50% in 2015 and 75% in 2020 and an increase in skilled attendance at deliveries from 75% in 2009 to at least 90% in 2020" (117).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Less than 1% of women age 25- 49 had married by age 15, and only 13% had married by age 18" (51).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"In 2013, in recognition of the seriousness of domestic violence, Tajikistan enacted the Law on the Prevention of Domestic Violence. In the same year, the Code of Administrative Offences was amended to include articles specifying liability for violation of the requirements of this legislation and for any violation of a restraining order. In addition, the State Programme for the Prevention of Domestic Violence is working to strengthen various mechanisms that have been put in place to prevent domestic violence" (207).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"The mean BMI for women age 15-49 is 24.3, which falls in the normal BMI classification" (170).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: PPWA-DATA-1

"The prevalence of moderate anemia is highest among pregnant women (19%) and women in GBAO (17%)" (171). "Two in five (41%) women in Tajikistan suffer from anemia (Table 12.12). The majority (32%) of these women are mildly anemic; 8% are moderately anemic, and less than 1% are severely anemic" (171).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In the 5 years prior to the 2017 TjDHS, the under-5 mortality rate was 33 deaths per 1,000 live births, indicating that, in Tajikistan, 1 in 30 children die before reaching their fifth birthday. The infant mortality rate [the probability of dying between birth and the first birthday] was 27 deaths per 1,000 live births, and the neonatal mortality rate [the probability of dying within the first month of life] was 13 deaths per 1,000 live births. Thus, a large majority (82%) of all early childhood deaths take place in infancy, and around two-fifths of deaths (39%) occur in the first month of life (Table 9.1)" (108).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"In Tajikistan, 72% of women age 15-49 are currently married. Reflecting the traditional character of Tajik society, virtually all of these women are in formal unions; less than 1% report they are living together with a partner. . . Most Tajik women marry at least once during their lifetime. The proportion who have never been married decreases rapidly with age, from 87% among women age 15-19 to 20% among women age 20-24. Only 2% of women age 40-49 have never married" (51).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The proportion of births assisted by a skilled provider has increased since 2012, from 87% to 95%. There has been a substantial increase in the percentage of births assisted by doctors, from 64% to 83%" (121).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Urban women (52%) and men (61%) are more likely than rural women (45%) and men (53%) to have a secondary or higher education" (12).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"The prevalence of HIV is very low in Tajikistan, estimated at 0.3% in the adult population age 15-49 in 2016 (UNAIDS 2016). . .The incidence of HIV in Tajikistan has been rising; between 2010 and 2016, new HIV infections increased by 23%" (189). "Overall, 10% of women reported having an STI and/or symptoms of an STI in the 12 months preceding the survey (Table 13.9)" (194). I am including this information here because STDs develop from STIs (CEM - CODER COMMENT).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"92% of women age 15-49 who had a live birth in the 5 years preceding the survey received antenatal care from a skilled provider for their most recent birth. Approximately two-thirds of women had four or more antenatal care visits (64%) and received care in the first trimester of pregnancy (67%). . . Almost all pregnant women who received antenatal care for their most recent birth had their blood pressure measured (99%) and had urine and blood samples taken (98% each). Forty-four percent of pregnant women took iron supplements, while only 2% took intestinal parasite drugs. . . Nine in 10 births (88%) take place in a health facility, and...more
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"72% of women age 15-49 are currently in a union; 6% are divorced, separated, or widowed; and 22% have not yet married" (51).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: IMSTD-PRACTICE-1

"A majority of women believe that a wife is justified in negotiating sexual relations with her husband. Sixty percent of women agree that a wife is justified in refusing to have sexual intercourse with her husband if her husband has other partners, and 58% agree that she is justified in asking her husband to wear a condom if he has an STI (Table 15.10). To assess the ability of women to actually negotiate safer sexual relations with their husbands, currently married women were asked whether they can say no to their husband if they do not want to have sexual intercourse and whether they could ask their husband to use...more
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"Abortion is legally available as a means of fertility regulation in Tajikistan" (97).