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Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"34.3% of seats in the lower/single house of Uganda (154 out of 449 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"36.7% of ministerial positions in Uganda (11 out of 30 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

2.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

2.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 7.03 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 19, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"Men choose fields for their new wives, often at the expense of their previous wives. Children’s inheritance may depend on their mother’s status at the time of their father’s death" (94-95)
Jan. 19, 2019, 3:41 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: POLY-LAW-1, POLY-LAW-2

"Second, since statutory law does not recognize polygamy, if statutory law trumps customary law, as is mandated by Ugandan law, only a man's first wife is recognized and has any inheritance rights. Sometimes a husband will try to provide for his other wives by using a secret trust, but there is little to guarantee that his intent will be carried out" (17)
Jan. 19, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"The Marriage and Divorce Bill, 2009: ...Article 128: in polygamous marriages, matrimonial property acquired by the husband and the first wife are owned in common by the husband and the first wife but all subsequent wives take interest only in the husband’s share of property" (para 22)
Jan. 19, 2019, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

"When a man dies leaving a wife and children, the wife receives one-eighth of the net estate. When there are no children, the wife receives one-fourth of the estate" (para 30)
Jan. 19, 2019, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"When a man dies leaving a wife and children, the wife receives one-eighth of the net estate. When there are no children, the wife receives one-fourth of the estate. In polygamous marriages, the wives share the one-eighth, if there are children, or the one-fourth, if there are no children" (para 30)
Jan. 19, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1

"Inheritance/succession de facto practices: According to the patriarchal system of inheritance in place in most of the 56 indigenous communities, the male kin of the deceased will take care of the survived wife and children. De facto, this rarely happens and often the wife and children are dispossessed of the family’s assets and forced to move back to the widow’s parents’ home, where she becomes dependent on her male relatives" (para 22)
Jan. 19, 2019, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"There is an overlap between customary practices and Sharia law; as a consequence, women inherit even less. Women inherit less also because of the phenomenon of polygamy since the co-wives have to share. According to the Koran, only one-third of a deceased's estate can be included in a will. The remaining two-thirds are distributed under intestacy rules laid down in the Koran, which have fixed the shares allocated to heirs. Persons recognized as heirs include the widow or widower, father, mother and children. Grandparents will only inherit when the heirs in the nuclear family cannot inherit. In general, a male under the Koran takes double the share of the female....more
Jan. 19, 2019, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"Under local customary law in many areas, women cannot own or inherit property...Polygamy is legal under both customary and Islamic law, and in some ethnic groups men can 'inherit' the widows of their deceased brothers" (22)
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Uganda in 2015 was 4.3 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 20, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 4.4 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 2.96 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2014 was 4.31 per 100,000 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: Angola, Burundi, Chad, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Uganda, Zambia
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

4.0
Oct. 31, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau International base, the birth rate is 42.4 per 1000 population.
Oct. 28, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: SMPP-PRACTICE-1

"They drop out of school when pregnant but school is already difficult when they are hassled on the way there and when they are menstruating. Without school, options are limited and the cycle of poverty continues. Maternal malnutrition, complications surrounding birth and abortion are all present" (para 11).
Oct. 28, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

"'I had a baby when I was 14. The father ran away,' she says. 'I tried to search for him but his parents said he had died. Anita is nonchalant and wants an independent life. Her friends fear getting pregnant more than contracting HIV'" (para 13).
Oct. 28, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

"He has educated his own bishop on these matters and he talks of timing and spacing of children as being part of the issue. 'A baby a year? No, we have to advocate for women but male involvement is key. Men say to women: <> But no'" (para 16). This implies the average spacing between births is of one year (CCS-CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 28, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"When a mother dies, it is likely that her baby will die before the age of two. Such mothers may leave four or five children" (para 21).
Oct. 28, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"On average, women in Uganda have five children, but in rural areas they have many more" (para 6).
Oct. 28, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"Without school, options are limited and the cycle of poverty continues. Maternal malnutrition, complications surrounding birth and abortion are all present" (para 11).
Oct. 28, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Some young girls are given away to older men whom they call 'sugar daddies'. They drop out of school when pregnant but school is already difficult when they are hassled on the way there and when they are menstruating. Without school, options are limited and the cycle of poverty continues. Maternal malnutrition, complications surrounding birth and abortion are all present" (para 11).
Oct. 28, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2, ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"These women have built their own houses, but to be without a husband is to be outcast" (para 10).
Oct. 28, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"No, we have to advocate for women but male involvement is key. Men say to women: ‘You are my property'" (para 16). This implies that in decision making in families the authority tends to lay on men (CCS-CODER COMMENT). "Christine is 18 and pregnant with her second child. She wants seven children, she says, because her husband does" (para 22).
Oct. 28, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"About 27% of women use a modern form of contraception" (para 6). "On average, they [Ugandan women] don’t start seeking contraception until they have at least two kids" (para 9).