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Oct. 17, 2018, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-4

"For instance, in 2014, 76 per cent suicides in the UK were by men" (para 11).
Oct. 12, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

The reported number of rapes in 2014 in the United Kingdom were reported to the UNODC by each country pertaining to the United Kingdom separately. England and Wales reported 29,300, Scotland reported 1,797 and Northern Ireland reported 655. The sum of these incidents divided by the total population of the United Kingdom yields a rape rate of 49.14 per 100,000 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 14.4 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 4.3 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 2.6 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 8.9 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 81.4 years, with the average life expectancy being 79.7 years for men and 83.2 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Oct. 5, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"Forcing someone to marry against their will is a criminal offence that carries a maximum sentence of seven years. A forced marriage is defined as one in which one or both spouses do not consent to the union, and violence, threats or any other form of coercion are involved" (14-15).
Oct. 5, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Nearly 12,000 possible forced marriage cases were flagged up to the government’s Forced Marriage Unit last year - with more than a quarter involving victims below the age of 18" (para 3). "In 2017, of nearly 1,200 cases handled by the government’s Forced Marriage Unit, 355 involved victims aged 18 or younger. Around 168 cases examined related to victims aged 15 or younger" (para 16-17).
Oct. 5, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum age for marriage could rise to 18 to help protect those forced into abusive relationships, a minister suggested" (para 1). "Asked if the government would review current legislation allowing 16 and 17-year-olds to marry with parental consent, she said: ‘I will certainly bring that point back because (it) is absolutely right to be concerned about it’" (para 4). "The issue was also debated in the Commons where a private member’s bill to raise the legal marriage age to 18 was successfully introduced... the bill will progress to a second reading" (para 6-7).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 4.2 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 2.4 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Estonia, Libya, Malta, Slovenia, United Kingdom
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

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

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 81.2 years, with the average life expectancy being 79.4 years for men and 83.0 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Gabon, Spain, United Kingdom
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 7 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Fiji, Rwanda, Spain, United Kingdom
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 8.5 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 19.3 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 15, 2018, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"Last month Holyrood passed a law to ensure women make up at least half the board members for all public authorities by 2022. The Scottish Parliament voted by 88 to 28 in favour of the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill, with opposition from the Conservatives" (para 15-16). "Equalities secretary Angela Constance told The Scotsman... 'Today, on the centenary of some women winning the right to vote, I am delighted the First Minister has announced a £500,000 fund to increase women’s representation in politics and in public life. Getting women and girls interested in politics will be a key part of this work'" (para 18-19). These funds will surely...more
Sept. 15, 2018, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"A century on from the landmark 1918 act that first granted women the vote, a minority of Scotland’s elected representatives - MPs, MSPs and councillors - are female" (para 2).
Sept. 15, 2018, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"'It’s not surprising the number is so low when we know the impact of institutionalised inequalities,' said Talat Yaqoob, co-founder of Women 50:50. “While we have sexism in the media, poor childcare, and the majority of care work being done by women, the number will remain low" (para 5). "Part of the problem is the culture we have within councils. Many councillors are part-time and require another job on top of that. If you add in unpaid care, or caring responsibilites, that’s a lot for women to carry" (para 9).
Sept. 15, 2018, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"'There are more than 100 wards with no female representation...Part of the problem is the culture we have within councils. Many councillors are part-time and require another job on top of that. If you add in unpaid care, or caring responsibilites, that’s a lot for women to carry'" (para 9). "'But there was an increase in women councillors at the last election - unlike at Holyrood, which reached a peak during the 2003-2007 parliamentary term when 40 per cent of MSPs were women. This illustrates that progress isn’t linear and why we need legislation for candidate quotas'" (para 10).
Sept. 15, 2018, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"A minority of Scotland’s elected representatives - MPs, MSPs and councillors - are female. Despite making up 52 per cent of the population women only account for 35 per cent of Holyrood members and 29 per cent of the more than 1,000 elected councillors north of the Border" (para 2-3).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"Support group Karma Nirvana revealed it took almost 9,000 calls about forced marriages in 2017" (para 3).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Campaigners are calling for tougher penalties on forced marriages after more than 3,500 cases were reported to police within just three years" (para 1). "Support group Karma Nirvana revealed it took almost 9,000 calls about forced marriages in 2017 while a national helpline was contacted 22,000 times between 2014-2016. During the same period, the police were contacted 3,546 times with official reports made about the marriages, based on figures obtained by the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation" (para 3-4). "It is unknown how many women... are brought into the UK from abroad specifically to marry, although Karma Nirvana say the majority of its calls concern British nationals" (para 5)....more
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"A 17-year-old girl from north England who was forced to marry an abusive middle-aged man just one day after meeting him... was raped daily and had previously been taken to Somalia as a child where she underwent extreme female genital mutilation. Her husband then ‘cut her open’ with a knife on their wedding night" (para 13-14).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"Forced marriage is a criminal offence under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, including taking someone abroad or into the UK for such a purpose. But lawyers have argued the offence should come under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to make the penalties more severe, while it also allows for criminals to be ordered to pay compensation to their victims. United Nations advisor Parosha Chandran added there had been ‘no proper legal consideration’ of the element of slavery in a forced marriage" (para 19-21). "The Birmingham case was just the second conviction of forced marriage in the UK since 2014 and the first to include evidence from a...more
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1

"Support group Karma Nirvana revealed it took almost 9,000 calls about forced marriages in 2017... The charity says women brought to the UK from abroad are often unable to speak English and have no money or family and thus are threatened with deportation unless they comply. Cases they have dealt with include a 17-year-old girl from north England who was forced to marry an abusive middle-aged man just one day after meeting him. She was raped daily..." (para 3, 12-14). "Ms Angel, who changed her name to protect her family, told the Guardian she was forced to marry a man with learning difficulties in Liverpool and was treated by her...more
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"It is unknown how many women involved are British citizens and how many are brought into the UK from abroad specifically to marry, although Karma Nirvana say the majority of its calls concern British nationals... ‘We know there are thousands of women and girls in Britain – but men, too – living behind closed doors in forced marriages, yet the crime is woefully under-reported. 'Treated as slaves and subjected to threats and violence, victims endure the added burden of their own families pressurising them to stay in these marriages to avoid bringing them shame'" (para 5, 10-11).
Sept. 10, 2018, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Victims of such crimes seldom recognise the abuse they suffer as unlawful because they have been groomed from a young age. Sanghera said: 'Nowhere in their psyche do they own the abuse as a criminal offence. They are not thought of as slaves but if you have not consented to that marriage – you will be raped in that relationship – that is sexual slavery'" (para. 25).
Sept. 10, 2018, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"While forced marriage is among the acts prohibited under human trafficking EU law adopted by Britain in 2013, the legal provision has not translated to policy" (para. 17).
Sept. 10, 2018, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"The new figures reveal the shocking extent of forced marriage in Britain – a crime that experts say should be investigated and prosecuted as a form of modern slavery" (para. 4). "Last week’s landmark conviction resulted in a mother from Birmingham being jailed for four-and-a-half years for duping her 17-year-old daughter into travelling abroad and forcing her into marriage" (para. 7). "Its director, Jasvinder Sanghera, said: 'We know there are thousands of women and girls in Britain – but men, too – living behind closed doors in forced marriages, yet the crime is woefully under-reported. Treated as slaves and subjected to threats and violence, victims endure the added burden of...more
Sept. 10, 2018, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"A leading barrister and adviser to the United Nations has warned the government is failing to recognise these people, and thousands like them, as requiring the same protection as those suffering other forms of exploitation" (para. 13). "The Home Office said the government’s forced marriage unit provided support in almost 1,200 potential cases last year. Since its introduction in 2008, there have been more than 1,500 forced marriage protection orders issued" (para. 31).