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June 26, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

In 2011, 28% of 448 GMAT test takers in the UK were female (8).
June 16, 2018, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"A mother has been convicted of duping her teenage daughter to go to Pakistan and forcing her to marry, in the first successful prosecution of its type. The woman was found guilty following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court, where a jury heard how the victim had sobbed as she was married to a male relative 16 years her senior. Years earlier, the man had taken the girl's virginity after a marriage contract was entered into against the girl's will. The then 13-year-old had to undergo an abortion on returning to the UK, with her GP reporting his concerns to social services" (para 1-4). "It is the first time a...more
June 16, 2018, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"The mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons to protect the identity of the victim, was convicted of deceiving the victim to go to Pakistan, in order to enter into a false marriage, forced marriage and perjury, after she later lied about the incident in the High Court" (para 7). "Opening the case, prosecutor Deborah Gould said the victim was 'a young girl who has been let down badly by her mother, whose love and attention she craves'. As the verdicts were read, the defendant appeared shocked and was remanded in custody for sentencing on Wednesday, as her daughter watched from the public gallery Judge Patrick Thomas QC told...more
May 29, 2018, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The practice is illegal in the UK and it is compulsory for family doctors, hospitals and mental health trusts to report any new cases in their patients. FGM - intentionally altering or injuring the female external genitalia for non-medical reasons - carries a sentence of up to 14 years in jail" (para 4-5). "Wendy Preston, from the Royal College of Nursing, said: "Mandatory reporting and compulsory sex-and-relationships education are important weapons in the fight against FGM, and school nurses play a vital role in both educating children and young women, and spotting those who may be at risk" (para 16).
May 29, 2018, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Most of the cases were spotted by midwives and doctors working in maternity and obstetric units. The majority had originally had FGM done to them abroad and as a young child" (para 7-8).
May 29, 2018, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"The NHS in England recorded 5,391 new cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the past year, data reveals. Almost half involved women and girls living in London, NHS Digital found. A third were women and girls born in Somalia, while 112 cases were UK-born nationals." (para 1-3).
May 3, 2018, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Despite the 1970 Equal Pay Act, British women still earn almost 20 percent less than their male colleagues. The British gender pay gap of 17.5 percent is higher than the average in the 34-nation Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and is only marginally better than the gap of 17.9 percent in the United States" (pp 14)
May 3, 2018, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2, LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6, ASR-DATA-1

"Only 25 percent of English and Welsh judges, 29 percent of British members of Parliament, and about 25 percent of Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 board directors are women" (pp 13)
May 3, 2018, 6:25 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Since Ms. [Sandi] Toksvig [a British-Danish writer and comedian] and two journalists — Sophie Walker, 44, and Catherine Mayer, 54 — officially introduced the Women’s Equality Party, known here as WE, last month it has set up more than 65 branches and says it has drawn over 45,000 members and supporters" (pp 4)
April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, the United Kingdom launched their national action plan in 2014 and it expires in 2017 (MB-Coder Comment).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon, United Kingdom, United States
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"International studies (e.g. United Kingdom, Scotland, Lebanon, USA) about the prostitution behaviour of men, conclude that the majority of men who have purchased sexual services consider that the most effective deterrents are: 1. Legislation that prohibits the purchase of a sexual act or sexual services; 2. 'Public shaming' through the publication of personal information in e.g. news media, on public billboards, or through publically displayed posters" (page 7).
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"In July 2016, the first-ever recorded figures for the number of FGM cases in England were released, showing that from April 2015 to March 2016, 5,702 cases were documented in England alone, according to NHS Digital, formerly known as the Health and Social Care Information Center, a government body. (Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have not collected figures on rates of FGM separately.) The highest rate of FGM is occurring in London, according to a City University London report in 2015. Most of the women and girls in the time frame of April 2015 to March 2016 were cut abroad, primarily in Africa, but 43 were born in Britain, with...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Other barriers to successful prosecution can be found in the enduring misunderstanding of female genital cutting in both the public sphere and the specific communities in which it is condoned" (para 15). "More emphasis is being placed on education and the importance of work in communities practicing FGM — most of which occurs in the country’s largest cities, such as Manchester, Birmingham and London boroughs — with many campaigners thinking this is crucial to securing a successful prosecution" (para 26).
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The mandatory reporting requirement has been imposed on everyone working in regulated professions, such as teachers and health care workers, since 2015" (para 12). "Mandatory reporting does not refer to cases where a girl might be at risk of FGM or where FGM has not yet been performed; it also does not apply to cases where a woman older than 18 undergoes female cutting" (para 13). "This question is particularly pertinent amid the new FGM protection orders that were introduced in the 2015 legislation, called the Serious Crime Act. These orders allow courts wide powers to protect those deemed at risk of undergoing FGM. Judges can revoke passports to prevent...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Adwoa Kwateng-Kluvitse leads the partnerships and global advocacy program at Forward (Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development), a British-based, African diaspora campaign and charity focused on gender equality and upholding the rights of African women and girls" (para 18). " Mojatu Foundation in Nottingham, England, which aims to empower women and girls through media, health and education" (para 24).
Dec. 13, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Female genital mutilation has been illegal in England and Wales since 1985. Scotland has similar but separate legislation. Much more comprehensive laws forbidding the practice were introduced in 2003 and again in 2015, creating additional safeguards and stringent punishments for those practicing FGM, as it is known. Yet no one in Britain has successfully been prosecuted for the crime, which suggests that programs to prevent the procedure are failing" (para 1)."Many reasons account for the lack of prosecution, experts have explained, including the reluctance of family members to report on one another if the procedure is being practiced and the enduring cultural sensitivity of the topic" (para 2). "Diaspora groups...more
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, United Kingdom
Variables: LO-DATA-3

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 18% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, United Kingdom
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 18% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

According to Figure 5, about 0% of economically active women are employed by the agriculture sector, about 9% by the services sector, and about 89% of the services sector (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 5, about 0% of economically active women are employed by the agriculture sector, about 9% by the services sector, and about 89% of the services sector (ENB-Coder Comment)
Nov. 30, 2017, 6:34 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"It will highlight caring responsibilities as one of the major barriers preventing women in their 50s and 60s from staying in work" (para 4).
Nov. 30, 2017, 6:34 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

Nov. 30, 2017, 6:34 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"The caring responsibilities are hitting women's job prospects – with the employment rate among 50-64 year old women just 63.7 per cent compared to 74.5 per cent for men" (para 6).
Nov. 30, 2017, 6:34 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-2

"Tens of thousands of women over 50 are being left on the jobless scrapheap years before retirement because they are forced to care for elderly, sick or disabled people in their family" (para 1). "Almost one in four women aged between 50-64 care for elderly, sick or disabled people – with some 153,000 women approaching retirement claiming Carers Allowance – compared to just 87,000 men" (para 5).
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cuba, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 16 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"There is no ban on Islamic dress in the UK, but schools are allowed to decide their own dress code after a 2007 directive which followed several high-profile court cases. Many Islamic groups see a ban on full-face veils as discrimination against Muslims. In January 2010, then Schools Secretary Ed Balls said it was 'not British' to tell people what to wear in the street after the UK Independence Party called for all face-covering Muslim veils to be banned. In September 2013, Home Office Minister Jeremy Browne called for a 'national debate' about Islamic veils in public places, such as schools. In 2014 UKIP came first in the European elections...more
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"There is no ban on Islamic dress in the UK, but schools are allowed to decide their own dress code after a 2007 directive which followed several high-profile court cases. Many Islamic groups see a ban on full-face veils as discrimination against Muslims. In January 2010, then Schools Secretary Ed Balls said it was 'not British' to tell people what to wear in the street after the UK Independence Party called for all face-covering Muslim veils to be banned. In September 2013, Home Office Minister Jeremy Browne called for a 'national debate' about Islamic veils in public places, such as schools. In 2014 UKIP came first in the European elections...more
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"There is no ban on Islamic dress in the UK, but schools are allowed to decide their own dress code after a 2007 directive which followed several high-profile court cases. Many Islamic groups see a ban on full-face veils as discrimination against Muslims. In January 2010, then Schools Secretary Ed Balls said it was 'not British' to tell people what to wear in the street after the UK Independence Party called for all face-covering Muslim veils to be banned. In September 2013, Home Office Minister Jeremy Browne called for a 'national debate' about Islamic veils in public places, such as schools. In 2014 UKIP came first in the European elections...more
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"There is no ban on Islamic dress in the UK, but schools are allowed to decide their own dress code after a 2007 directive which followed several high-profile court cases. Many Islamic groups see a ban on full-face veils as discrimination against Muslims. In January 2010, then Schools Secretary Ed Balls said it was not British to tell people what to wear in the street after the UK Independence Party called for all face-covering Muslim veils to be banned. In September 2013, Home Office Minister Jeremy Browne called for a 'national debate' about Islamic veils in public places, such as schools. In 2014 UKIP came first in the European elections...more
Nov. 22, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"More than four in 10 women (41%) in India experience harassment or violence before the age of 19, according to a new ActionAid research. The four-nation survey conducted by the international women and child rights NGO also revealed that women experience harassment for the first time at a very young age with 6% of them experiencing it before the age of 10 in India. The figure . . . is 12% in UK . . . The research also found that around 73% of women in India have experienced some form of violence or harassment in the past month. The figure is higher in other countries . . . In...more