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

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 132.0 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 56.7 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 21.7 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Ghana, Israel, Tanzania
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 5.4 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 64 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 63.9 years, with the average life expectancy being 62.0 years for men and 65.8 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti, Mali, Tanzania
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 49 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 49 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 48.7 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 18.8 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 398 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 61.8 years, with the average life expectancy being 59.9 years for men and 63.8 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
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 44.7 (latest available data for 2005-2015).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Iceland, Tanzania
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 15.1 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 7 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 72.1 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The constitution prohibits discrimination based on nationality, tribe, place of origin, political opinion, color, religion, sex, or station in life" (20).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"In Zanzibar qadi courts handle inheritance, marital, and custody issues" (24).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment of women in the workplace" (22). "The law prohibits workplace discrimination, directly or indirectly, against an employee based on color, nationality, tribe or place of origin, race, national extraction, social origin, political opinion or religion, sex, gender, pregnancy, marital status or family responsibility, disability, HIV/AIDS, age, or station in life" (34). "The law requires equal pay for equal work" (35).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law provides for life imprisonment for persons convicted of rape, including spousal rape during periods of legal separation. The law stipulates a woman wishing to report a rape must do so at a police station before seeking medical help" (20). "The law provides that sexual intercourse with a child under 18 is rape regardless of consent, unless within a legal marriage. Human rights activists and NGOs stated that the Law of Marriage Act, which provides for marriages of 14-year-old girls, needed amendment to reflect the criminality of sexual intercourse with a child" (25).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CUST-LAW-1

"The law on the mainland generally assumes it is in the best interest of a child under seven to be with his or her mother in the case of parental separation or divorce" (24).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes child prostitution and child pornography" (25).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The most widespread human rights problems in the country [included]...gender-based violence, including rape, domestic violence, and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C)" (1). "Domestic violence against women remained widespread" (20). "In 2014 a biannual report issued by the Legal and Human Rights Center (LHRC) stated there were 2,878 reported incidents of rape and 3,633 other reported cases of abuse of women and children from January to June 2014, although these crimes were probably significantly underreported. The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization identified the main forms of gender-based violence as wifebeating (30 percent of cases), defilement (25 percent), rape (20 percent), sexual exploitation (13 percent), and marital rape (12 percent)....more
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The law stipulates a woman wishing to report a rape must do so at a police station before seeking medical help. Only after obtaining a release form from police may she be admitted to a hospital. This process contributed to medical complications, incomplete forensic evidence, and failure to report rapes. Victims often feared that cases reported to police would be made public" (20). "Cultural, family, and social pressures often prevented women from reporting abuse, including rape and domestic violence, and authorities rarely prosecuted persons who abused women. Persons close to the victims, such as relatives and friends, were most likely to be the perpetrators. Many who appeared in court were...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Lack of collateral has historically limited women’s access to credit, which has restricted women’s business ownership. Despite improvements in access to bank loans and small credit cooperatives, such factors continued to hinder women’s participation in business" (23).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"While employers in the formal sector were more attentive to laws against discrimination, problems were particularly acute in the informal sector, in which women were disproportionately employed. Women often were employed for low pay and in hazardous jobs, and reported high levels of bullying, threats, and sexual harassment" (34).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"On the mainland the law provides that girls as young as 15 can marry with the consent of parents or guardians, although no consent is required for orphaned girls without guardians. The law sets the minimum age of marriage for boys at 18. The courts also have discretion to allow the marriages of 14-year-old girls in the case of pregnancy. Additionally, the law allows Muslim and Hindu girls to marry as young as 12 as long as the marriage is not consummated until the girl reaches age 15...Zanzibar has its own law on marriage, but it does not specifically address early marriage" (25).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: IRP-DATA-1, IRP-DATA-2

"According to the National Survey on Violence against Children, approximately 4 percent of girls ages 13 to 17 reported they had received money or goods in exchange for sex" (25).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"There were reports women were asked for sexual favors in return for promotions. According to the Women’s Legal Aid Center, many women did not report sexual harassment since cultural norms often placed blame on victims of sexual harassment, and police rarely investigated cases" (22). "A 2014 study by the Legal and Human Rights Center found that in the mattress manufacturing and fisheries industries in Mwanza, pregnant women faced particular discrimination due to claims their production levels were lower than other workers" (34). "Under most circumstances it is illegal to schedule women for work between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., although employers frequently ignored this restriction" (35).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"Major factors influencing high maternal mortality included the low rate of attendance by skilled personnel, high fertility rate, and poor quality of many medical facilities" (23).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Primary education is compulsory and universal on both the mainland and Zanzibar until the age of 15" (24).