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Nov. 7, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"By contrast, around a quarter of babies in England and Wales are delivered by caesarean section"(para 18)
Nov. 7, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"By contrast, around a quarter of babies in England and Wales are delivered by caesarean section"(para 18)
Nov. 7, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"'Lots of people worked very hard and progress was achieved, but it was patchy,' said Wendy Graham from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who was a co-coordinator of the report. 'Like many things in health, in the progress that the average receives invariably there are some left behind.' It is estimated that 210 million women become pregnant every year, with 140 million babies born. But according to the report – a series of six papers published in the Lancet by an international team of researchers – provision of maternal healthcare worldwide is hugely variable.'This is about human rights and a lack of standardised care across the world,' ...more
Nov. 7, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"According to the new Lancet series, the chances of a woman dying from childbirth over her lifetime is about one in 4,900 in high-income countries, while for women in sub-Saharan Africa the figure is one in 36. By contrast, according to the World Health Organisation, the UK figure is one in 5,800"(para 9)
Oct. 31, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The argument [in India] that employers will be reluctant to hire women over maternity leave is unproven. 'In the UK, when they introduced the Equal Pay Act, the same argument was made,' said [Nidhi] Gupta. 'But actually studies have shown that it has not made employers less willing to hire women'"(para 22)
Oct. 31, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"The argument that employers will be reluctant to hire women over maternity leave is unproven. 'In the UK, when they introduced the Equal Pay Act, the same argument was made,' said [Nidhi] Gupta. 'But actually studies have shown that it has not made employers less willing to hire women'"(para 22)
Oct. 27, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"The United Kingdom has a forced marriage prevention unit in which they will actually go an extract young men and young women in situations of forced marriage wherever they are in the world if they’re UK citizens. And then they do this thing where they actually have group homes because so many of these young people are sheltered…They’ve never been in society at large. In the United States a lot of times if we do have shelter for them, it’s in a shelter for battered women or the public at large and what they do in the United Kingdom is make homes just for those who had faced forced marriage" ...more
Oct. 26, 2017, 4:33 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Surprisingly, acid attacks are happening more in Europe. In Britain, the Acid Survivors Trust International recorded a 30 percent increase in corrosive substance related crimes in 2015. Shah, the executive director, attributes them to gang-linked activities and crimes. Most of the victims were young men" (para 18).
Oct. 26, 2017, 4:33 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
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).
Oct. 26, 2017, 4:33 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"He said he was not aware of any research done so far by the government [on acid attacks], but that David Cameron, the prime minister, urged judges last fall to get tough on perpetrators to stamp out the 'hideous' crime and introduce stricter control on acid sales" (para 20).
Oct. 24, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: Canada, France, United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"In my further research, I have found that comparable reports are rife in Western democracies as well. A Canadian parliamentary staffer suffered PTSD and attempted suicide following sexual assault by her bosses. A British lawmaker received over 600 rape threats in one night. French women legislators and political leaders revealed a multitude of incidents of harassment, assault and rape in their political workplaces" (para 10).
Oct. 10, 2017, 6:09 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The industry’s project to address stereotypes in ads, which began in April 2016, has not been universally praised. In an article in The Times of London, a journalist, Andrew Ellson, called the proposed new standards an assault on freedom of speech" (para 16).
Oct. 10, 2017, 6:09 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"That would affect major British retailers like Asda, the supermarket chain, which ran a television commercial that shows a mother bearing the bulk of the work — carrying groceries, cooking and setting up a Christmas tree — while the father is either passive or absent. The ad ended with the slogan, 'Behind every great Christmas, there’s mum'" (para 12).
Oct. 10, 2017, 6:09 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"One ad for baby formula showed a little girl growing up to be a ballerina and a little boy becoming a mathematician. Another ad, for a weight-loss drink, asked if viewers were 'beach body ready' and showed a bikini-wearing woman whose bronzed image, critics said, promoted an unrealistic standard of beauty. A third ad, for the video game 'Game of War,' showed the American actress Kate Upton scantily dressed on a horse, making it seem as though sexual desirability were a prerequisite for leadership. Britain’s advertising regulator, reacting to these ads and similar ones, announced Tuesday that new rules would be developed to ban advertising that promotes gender stereotypes or ...more
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

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Sept. 20, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1, ABO-LAW-1, ABO-DATA-1

"In 2011, Amanda Mellet learned during the course of her pregnancy that the fetus had a fatal fetal impairment. She knew she could not continue with the pregnancy and asked her doctors for an abortion. However because Ireland outlaws abortion in almost all circumstances, she was forced to travel to the United Kingdom to end the pregnancy"(para 4)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"While women make up just one-third of the United Kingdom's cabinet, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled a gender-equal 10-strong cabinet last year"(para 12)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"While women make up just one-third of the United Kingdom's cabinet, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled a gender-equal 10-strong cabinet last year"(para 12)
Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

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

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Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

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Aug. 29, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Titled 'Understanding Female Genital Cutting in the Dawoodi Bohra Community,' the Sahiyo study surveyed 385 Dawoodi Bohra women across the globe, including women in Canada, the U.S., Australia and the United Kingdom, in an attempt to shed light where 'little or no data' exists. It aims to inform policy makers and health professionals in order to 'end the practice,' the study said, that has left most of its participants with emotional scars — anger, haunting memories and frustration in their sexual lives" (para 21).
Aug. 25, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-3, MARR-LAW-2, CBMC-PRACTICE-1

"Other single women, and to a lesser extent single men, are increasingly choosing to adopt and raise a child in a one-parent household. In the United Kingdom 10 percent of all adoptions between 2012 and 2013 were done by single persons" (para 16).
Aug. 25, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, New Zealand, United Kingdom
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

“Most OECD countries fall within this [11 to 24 percent] range, with Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, New Zealand and the United Kingdom having no less than one-fifth of their children living with a single parent, again typically a lone mother” (para 7).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

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

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

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

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

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

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