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Sept. 15, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"CCF [College and Community Fellowship] understands that women need a gender-responsive, individualized approach to reentry, and that education is the strongest way to combat the stigma and barriers of a criminal conviction"(para 9)."According to the White House, job applicants with a criminal record are 50 percent less likely to receive interview requests or job offers, a shocking number that only increases for applicants of color. We help combat that at CCF, by hosting college- and job-readiness workshops, focusing on self-confidence, and helping women emphasize their achievements when others try to reduce them to their past mistakes"(para 10)
Sept. 15, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"I’ve spent the last decade leading a non-profit called College and Community Fellowship, which helps formerly incarcerated women put education at the heart of reentry in order to reach their full potential.Through the eyes of our students, I have seen firsthand the lifelong disadvantages—and systemic injustices—that have landed so many women in prison. I’ve spoken with women who have committed crimes to feed their kids, or as a result of mental illness and addiction, or in some cases because crime had become a cycle of survival in their families and communities"(para 5-6)."CCF [College and Community Fellowship] understands that women need a gender-responsive, individualized approach to reentry, and that education is ...more
Sept. 15, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"With the exception of a very popular Netflix show, the plight of women in prison continues to be overlooked and misunderstood, despite women making up the fastest growing population in US prisons today. Our mothers, sisters, aunts, neighbors, and friends make up the more than one million women currently under the supervision of the criminal justice system in the United States. Life for women behind bars is far from easy, especially when women face serious gender-specific issues that men simply do not"(para 1-2)."Instead of focusing on services to help women deal with the issues of livelihood and survival that landed them behind bars in the first place, we are incarcerating ...more
Sept. 15, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-DATA-1

"However what women in prison need is more exposure. CCF is the only organization in the country that focuses on the intersection of criminal justice, higher education, and gender. We need more to be the voice of incarcerated women. We need more to discuss the needs, desires, and aspirations of incarcerated women, who have been ignored for too long.We need to have an honest conversation about the state of women in prison, and discuss how we can help. On August 9th at 2PM EST, CCF will be hosting a Twitter TownHall on #WomenInPrison. I hope you will join us for the crucial discussion on the issues facing women in prison ...more
Sept. 15, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-1

"Women are more likely to have issues with mental illness or addiction, and more likely to have minor children at home who depend on them"(para 3)."Through the eyes of our students, I have seen firsthand the lifelong disadvantages—and systemic injustices—that have landed so many women in prison. I’ve spoken with women who have committed crimes to feed their kids, or as a result of mental illness and addiction, or in some cases because crime had become a cycle of survival in their families and communities"(para 6)."Yes, reform in this country needs to include better mental health and trauma services for women in the criminal justice system"(para 11)more
Sept. 15, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"According to The Sentencing Project, nearly half of women in state prisons have not completed high school. Sixty percent were not employed full-time when they were arrested, and nearly 1/3 had been receiving some kind of welfare benefits prior to arrest"(para 7)
Sept. 15, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

"Women are more likely to have issues with mental illness or addiction, and more likely to have minor children at home who depend on them"(para 3)."Through the eyes of our students, I have seen firsthand the lifelong disadvantages—and systemic injustices—that have landed so many women in prison. I’ve spoken with women who have committed crimes to feed their kids, or as a result of mental illness and addiction, or in some cases because crime had become a cycle of survival in their families and communities"(para 6)."Yes, reform in this country needs to include better mental health and trauma services for women in the criminal justice system"(para 11)more
Sept. 15, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2, MISA-DATA-2

"Women are more likely to have issues with mental illness or addiction, and more likely to have minor children at home who depend on them"(para 3)."Through the eyes of our students, I have seen firsthand the lifelong disadvantages—and systemic injustices—that have landed so many women in prison. I’ve spoken with women who have committed crimes to feed their kids, or as a result of mental illness and addiction, or in some cases because crime had become a cycle of survival in their families and communities"(para 6)
Sept. 15, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"According to The Sentencing Project, nearly half of women in state prisons have not completed high school"(para 7)."It is clear that a lot of women in prison are people doing whatever they can do to feed their families and survive in a world where they have not been given quality education or opportunities to thrive"(para 8)
Sept. 14, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The New York-based Organization for the Resolution of Agunot, which works to help solve Jewish divorce disputes, has followed the case [of the woman in Israel who is still waiting for permission from her husband to divorce. The husband is living in the United States]...'Everything that we know about this indicates that it is the parents who are directly supporting, enabling, aiding and abetting the husband's recalcitrance,' Stern said. 'Let (the father) kick him out on the street and let him know that he can't live (in his homes) until he gives a gett[divorce]'"(para 26-27)
Sept. 14, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The New York-based Organization for the Resolution of Agunot, which works to help solve Jewish divorce disputes, has followed the case [of the woman in Israel who is still waiting from permission from her husband to divorce. The husband is living in the United States]"(para 26)
Sept. 14, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

"The New York-based Organization for the Resolution of Agunot, which works to help solve Jewish divorce disputes, has followed the case [of the woman in Israel who is waiting for her husband to give permisison to divorce. The husband lives in the United States]"(para 26). The executive director of the organization is a rabbi (ENB-Coder Comment)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The appointment of a gender-equal Cabinet means Canada enjoys double the female representation of the United States; women make up just 25 percent of Washington's Cabinet of 16"(para 3)
Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

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

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

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

"The Dawoodi Bohras have recently made FGM-related headlines. A Detroit emergency room doctor charged in April with alleged performing of FGM on 100 young girls is a Dawoodi Bohra. The doctor, Jumana Nagarwala, is in jail awaiting trial" (para 9). "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 ...more
Aug. 25, 2017, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: United States
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 States it estimated that in the last few years approximately 25 percent of special needs adoption and 5 percent of adoptions were by single parents" (para 16).
Aug. 25, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

According to Figure 3, 23% of children in the United States were living in a single-mother household in 2015, while 4% of children were living in a single-father household. Among Asian children, 11% lived in a single-mother household, while 2% lived in a single-father household. Among White children, 15% lived in a single-mother household, and 4% lived in a single-father household. Among Hispanic children, 26% lived in a single-mother household, and 3% lived in a single-father household. Among Black children, 49% lived in a single-mother household, and 4% lived in a single-father household.
Aug. 25, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

“Other countries outside that region [Latin America] with high rates of non-marital childbearing are … the United States (40 percent)” (para 13).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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