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Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Suriname, Tunisia
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 73.2 (latest available data for 2005-2015).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 2.4 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Israel, Libya, Malawi, Panama, Tunisia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 5.5 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 6.7 based on data from 2005-2014.
July 16, 2018, 4:02 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"'Ben Ali did a lot of ‘feminization,’ Ms. Bensedrine said. 'But there were massive violations against women, especially rape, more than we thought.” Women were raped in their own homes or neighborhood police stations while their husbands were in prison, she said.' It was not only to gain information but to dissuade them from opposing: ‘I will hurt you and break you, so you do not even try,’” was how Ms. Bensedrine described it.Ms. Ajengui said she was hung in the notorious “roast chicken” position — trussed and suspended naked from an iron bar — for 16 hours as the police threatened to violate her with their batons. “They would...more
July 16, 2018, 4:02 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Tunisia has embarked on a bold and painful experiment, gathering testimony from victims of six decades of abuses under two dictatorships before its revolution four years ago led to a still-fledgling democracy. Already, thousands have arrived to lodge complaints at the country’s Truth and Dignity Commission, which is scheduled to begin public hearings in June with the goal of exposing the violations, making reparations and holding the abusers accountable in a search for national reconciliation. Just a few months into the process, 12,000 victims have come forward, most of them men. But what has surprised even longtime human rights activists is the number of women starting to tell stories of...more
July 16, 2018, 4:02 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-3

"Tunisia has embarked on a bold and painful experiment, gathering testimony from victims of six decades of abuses under two dictatorships before its revolution four years ago led to a still-fledgling democracy. Already, thousands have arrived to lodge complaints at the country’s Truth and Dignity Commission, which is scheduled to begin public hearings in June with the goal of exposing the violations, making reparations and holding the abusers accountable in a search for national reconciliation. Just a few months into the process, 12,000 victims have come forward, most of them men. But what has surprised even longtime human rights activists is the number of women starting to tell stories of...more
July 16, 2018, 4:02 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"Tunisia has embarked on a bold and painful experiment, gathering testimony from victims of six decades of abuses under two dictatorships before its revolution four years ago led to a still-fledgling democracy. Already, thousands have arrived to lodge complaints at the country’s Truth and Dignity Commission, which is scheduled to begin public hearings in June with the goal of exposing the violations, making reparations and holding the abusers accountable in a search for national reconciliation. Just a few months into the process, 12,000 victims have come forward, most of them men. But what has surprised even longtime human rights activists is the number of women starting to tell stories of...more
July 16, 2018, 4:02 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Despite the pervasiveness of such brutality under the dictatorships, and Tunisian women’s history of activism that stretches from early in the 20th century, many of these women’s experiences went largely undocumented, said Ibtihel Abdellatif, who wrote a master’s thesis on women’s activism in Tunisia. She set up the Tunisian Women’s Association to collect such women’s testimonies. “We could not find any institution that had enough knowledge of this,” Ms. Abdellatif said. “It is a taboo topic that no one worked on" (para 25-26). "The women also feared censure in the community. Many of the victims came from deeply religious Islamist families and so were particularly sensitive to the sexual nature...more
May 1, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-8

"In Tunisia, the government mandates premarital counselling for all those betrothed to a relative" (para 8).
May 1, 2018, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia
Variables: LRW-LAW-4, RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Iraqi women are ramping up pressure to abolish a law that lets rapists off the hook if they marry their victims, after Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon scrapped similar articles last year" (para 1).
April 4, 2018, 11:22 a.m.
Countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia
Variables: LRW-LAW-4, RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon repealed similar 'marry your rapist' provisions in 2017" (para 4).
Jan. 24, 2018, 6:44 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

“Parliament passed a measure last week [written August 1, 2017] outlawing violence against women…The new law makes it easier to prosecute domestic abuse, and it imposes penalties for sexual harassment in public spaces. It says that citizens are entitled to notify the police if they witness violence against women, and that children should be educated in schools about human rights. And it calls for both the police and judges to be trained on how to handle violence against women” (p 1-2)
Jan. 24, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

“[A] study published the same year [2016] by the Center for Research, Study, Documentation and Information on Women, a Tunisian group that works with the United Nations, found that 70 percent to 90 percent of women had been victims of sexual harassment, mostly on public transportation, from 2011 to 2015” (p 6)
Jan. 24, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1

“In 2016, the Ministry of Women, Family and Childhood reports, 60 percent of Tunisian women were victims of domestic violence. And 50 percent of women said they had experienced aggression in a public area at least once in their lives” (p 5)
Jan. 24, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3, PW-LAW-1

“Its code of personal status, adopted in 1956, allows divorce and outlaws polygamy” (p 3)
Jan. 24, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

“Parliament passed a measure last week [written August 1, 2017] outlawing violence against women…The new law makes it easier to prosecute domestic abuse, and it imposes penalties for sexual harassment in public spaces. It says that citizens are entitled to notify the police if they witness violence against women, and that children should be educated in schools about human rights. And it calls for both the police and judges to be trained on how to handle violence against women” (p 1-2)
Jan. 24, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, ERBG-DATA-1

“Parliament also agreed to raise the age of sexual consent to 16, from 13. The new legislation also enacted fines and jail time for people who employ minors as housemaids; last year, Tunisia ratified a law on human trade. And workplace discrimination is now punishable by a fine of up to $800” (p 13-14)
Jan. 24, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DTCP-PRACTICE-1

“‘We had too many reports over the years from victims of domestic abuse who said they were not taken seriously by the police when they filed a complaint,’ Ms. Ben Jemia [president of Tunisian Association of Democratic women] During Tunisia’s years of dictatorship, many women who were political activists or simply had ties to the opposition endured violence, including sexual assault, at the hands of the police” (p 8)
Jan. 24, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

“Legislators drafting the new protections also joined a movement across the Middle East to do away with so-called marry-your-rapist laws, which allow men who wed their victims to escape prosecution” (p 9)
Jan. 12, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Egypt would not be the first Arab country to establish a Ministry for Women’s Affairs. Other countries, such as Tunisia, Lebanon and Palestine already took this step" (para 2).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Violence against women is shockingly high, with the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women reporting that almost 70% of Tunisian women are victims of abuse" (para 4).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"in mid-September of this year, Essebsi revoked the 1973 administrative order and gave women the right to marry outside of the Muslim faith" (para 5). "On July 26, the Tunisian parliament passed the Law on Eliminating Violence Against Women, which introduces criminal provisions and penalties for perpetrators of domestic violence, and includes provisions to prevent child labor, sexual harassment in public places, and pay discrimination" (para 6).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"Since 1956, the Code of Personal Status (CSP), granted equality in divorce proceedings and established the necessity of a minimum age and mutual consent in marriage" (para 3). "An administrative order dating back to 1973 forbade Muslim Tunisian women from marrying non-Muslims (though Tunisian men were not subject to this restriction)" (para 4). "in mid-September of this year, Essebsi revoked the 1973 administrative order and gave women the right to marry outside of the Muslim faith" (para 5).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"Since 1956, the Code of Personal Status (CSP), granted equality in divorce proceedings and established the necessity of a minimum age and mutual consent in marriage, as well as codifying women’s rights to work" (para 3).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

"Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring, was also the first to repeal the 'marry the rapist' laws" (para 2).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"On July 26, the Tunisian parliament passed the Law on Eliminating Violence Against Women, which introduces criminal provisions and penalties for perpetrators of domestic violence" (para 6).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LO-LAW-1, IIP-LAW-1

"Since 1956, the Code of Personal Status (CSP), granted equality in divorce proceedings and established the necessity of a minimum age and mutual consent in marriage, as well as codifying women’s rights to work, move, open bank accounts, and start businesses" (para 3).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"In 2015, Amnesty International called on the Tunisian government to pass laws recognizing martial rape" (para 4).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"Article 21 of the 2014 Tunisian constitution stipulated that: 'Male and female citizens are equal in rights and duties. They are equal before the law without any discrimination'" (para 3).