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Nov. 9, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"Although the study recognises that the rates of death among children under five have more than halved in LDCs since 1990" (para 5). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).more
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Women in LDCs are also more vulnerable to unemployment than men – 84.1% to 71.4%" (para 9). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).more
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"While the prevalence of women using modern contraceptives in LDCs rose from 15% in 1994 to almost 34% in 2015, it lags well behind the global average of 64%" (para 9). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia ...more
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"the fertility rate is falling – from 6.2 children in 1985-90 to 4.3 in 2010-12 – it says LDCs need to do more to anticipate the approaching phase of accelerated development" (para 5). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, ...more
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"As of 2010, more than half of the women in LDCs aged 20-24 were married before they were 18; in some countries, the figure was 70%" (para 8). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia (TPJ - CODER ...more
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"As of 2010, more than half of the women in LDCs aged 20-24 were married before they were 18; in some countries, the figure was 70%" (para 8). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia (TPJ - CODER ...more
Nov. 2, 2017, 4:37 p.m.
Countries: Malawi, Uganda, Zambia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"At the recently ended United Nations General Assembly, President Edgar Lungu of Zambia, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and President Peter Mutharika of Malawi pledged to support efforts in ending child marriage in Africa by 2030" (para 9).
Oct. 26, 2017, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan, Uganda
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"In the last 15 years, it has been estimated that more than 3,200 acid-throwing attacks were recorded in countries as varied as Bangladesh, Britain, Colombia, Pakistan and Uganda, totaling an estimated 3,500 victims in that time period" (para 1).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

12.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

3.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

1.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

“When making suggestions for addressing the issues facing girls, the women in Kampala emphasised the need for income-generating activities for girls that differed from the traditional ones, such as tailoring, since they believed that girls could no longer make a living this way” (para 32).
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

“This issue of decision-making and inclusion were often highlighted by girls in all five cities. … Often because of no fault of their own, in each of the cities girls are relegated to passive observers or beneficiaries of the system rather than being consulted and valued as the agents of change” (27). “We even have youth committees in Kalungu [Uganda] that we as girls head. The girls from my community are given a listening ear and therefore that is why most of us from that area have a very high self-esteem” (27).
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

“In all of the cities, girls said that they did not feel included in decision-making processes at home or in the community at large” (28). “Girls in Kampala mentioned not having a voice in the decisions that affect them, citing examples of parents who decided to take them out of school. Young women who were married went on to explain that this attitude towards them continues in their marriage where they felt they had to obey the decisions taken by their husbands without question” (28). “In Kampala, adolescent girls in the district of Kasubi were not a part of any decision making process in their families or their communities. ‘They ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“Their [adolescent girls’] worlds tended to revolve mainly around their families, especially their mothers and friends, and the places they go are usually limited to their homes, school or work, market places, and mosques” (20). “In Kampala, 80% of girls reported feeling ‘very unsafe’ or ‘unsafe’ in public spaces. Girls outlined that they feel particularly unsafe in markets, roads, recreational centres, and other urban spaces due to high incidents of rape and theft. Girls felt unsafe when they were moving through the city – when using public transportation, when walking, and when using passenger taxis and motorcycles (boda-boda)” (21). “The issue of lighting clearly emerged as the most tangible element ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

“Lack of proper and adequate basic services, such as drainage systems and garbage collection, can limit walking paths and cause girls to feel unsafe. Girls in Kampala, Cairo, Delhi and Lima all commented on how piles of garbage can block their paths or cause drains to overflow, limiting the space they have to move through. The girls explained that they felt vulnerable in such situations since men and boys take advantage of them by pressing themselves against them, groping them or sexually harassing them as they passed by. This is also connected to girls being able to escape and get help – the third principle of girls’ safety – since ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

“In Kampala, girls commented that in areas with security guards and police, they could not always trust them because they sometimes cause harm to girls, and they sometimes report to duty intoxicated” (26). “The girls’ maps in … Kampala included greater police presence than on the boys’ maps. When asked about this, the adolescent boys in Kampala pointed to a different form of gender discrimination and explained that they felt that the police often unnecessarily targeted them, so for them, the police represented a source of insecurity and they chose to remove police posts from their ideal city maps” (32).
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

“In Kampala, key stakeholders noted that the lack of reproductive health services, particularly for adolescent girls, is a major gap in the city’s services” (26).
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

“Both the girls and adult women agree that girls in Kampala are faced with a lot of pressure to have sex with boys and men. The Kampala report notes that this was due to an acceptance by society that girls are viewed as sexual objects who should be available for sex whenever they are desired by any man. This perspective is shared by the girls as well, but the women go further to connect it with the prevalence of prostitution, explaining that these attitudes make girls feel that they are only good for sex and they come to see this as a means to generate income for themselves" (32).more
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

3
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

4.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-4

9.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MARR-SCALE-3

8.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

0.0