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Nov. 9, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"First, age discrimination laws don't protect women as a specific category. Two separate laws protect women and older workers" (para 6).
Nov. 9, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Looking at more than 40,000 job applications across a variety of industries, a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found 'robust' evidence of age discrimination in hiring female candidates and 'considerably less evidence' for age discrimination against male candidates. The findings suggest that age discrimination is especially a female problem. The researchers sent out résumés to job listings for positions in sales, administration, security, and janitorial work. They measured the response rate, comparing young applicants (aged 29 to 31) to two groups of older workers (aged 49 to 51 and those nearing retirement at age 64 to 66), while factoring in possible reasons a company might not hire ...more
Nov. 7, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"Where women do make use of maternal healthcare services, the quality of care can vary dramatically, the authors add, with some receiving too little care, too late. That, they say, can be down to delays in recognising or accessing care, as well as poorly-equipped facilities, with too few staff and a lack of evidence-based care.The situation, they add, can arise not only in low income countries, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, but also in high- and middle-income countries due to social inequalities: black women were more likely to die in childbirth in New York in 2010 than women in North Korea or Vietnam"(para 14-15)
Nov. 7, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: North Korea, United States, Vietnam
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Where women do make use of maternal healthcare services, the quality of care can vary dramatically, the authors add, with some receiving too little care, too late. That, they say, can be down to delays in recognising or accessing care, as well as poorly-equipped facilities, with too few staff and a lack of evidence-based care.The situation, they add, can arise not only in low income countries, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, but also in high- and middle-income countries due to social inequalities: black women were more likely to die in childbirth in New York in 2010 than women in North Korea or Vietnam"(para 14-15)more
Nov. 7, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Countries: North Korea, United States, Vietnam
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Where women do make use of maternal healthcare services, the quality of care can vary dramatically, the authors add, with some receiving too little care, too late. That, they say, can be down to delays in recognising or accessing care, as well as poorly-equipped facilities, with too few staff and a lack of evidence-based care.The situation, they add, can arise not only in low income countries, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, but also in high- and middle-income countries due to social inequalities: black women were more likely to die in childbirth in New York in 2010 than women in North Korea or Vietnam"(para 14-15)more
Nov. 7, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Where women do make use of maternal healthcare services, the quality of care can vary dramatically, the authors add, with some receiving too little care, too late. That, they say, can be down to delays in recognising or accessing care, as well as poorly-equipped facilities, with too few staff and a lack of evidence-based care.The situation, they add, can arise not only in low income countries, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, but also in high- and middle-income countries due to social inequalities: black women were more likely to die in childbirth in New York in 2010 than women in North Korea or Vietnam"(para 14-15)
Nov. 6, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-3

"When she was a scrawny 11-year-old, Sherry Johnson found out one day that she was about to be married to a 20-year-old member of her church who had raped her. 'It was forced on me,' she recalls. She had become pregnant, she says, and child welfare authorities were investigating — so her family and church officials decided the simplest way to avoid a messy criminal case was to organize a wedding" (para 1-2). "Johnson, the former 11-year-old unwitting bride who is now fighting for Florida to set a minimum marriage age (there is none now), says that her family attended a conservative Pentecostal church and that other girls of a ...more
Nov. 6, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"Not surprisingly, the marriage didn’t work out — two-thirds of marriages of underage girls don’t last, one study found" (para 5).
Nov. 6, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Johnson, the former 11-year-old unwitting bride who is now fighting for Florida to set a minimum marriage age (there is none now), says that her family attended a conservative Pentecostal church and that other girls of a similar age periodically also married. Often, she says, this was to hide rapes by church elders. She says she was raped by both a minister and a parishioner and gave birth to a daughter when she was just 10 (the birth certificate confirms that). A judge approved the marriage to end the rape investigation, she says, telling her, 'What we want is for you to get married'" (para 17-18). The fourth infographic shows ...more
Nov. 6, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"So she was. A government clerk in Tampa, Fla., refused to marry an 11-year-old, even though this was legal in the state, so the wedding party went to nearby Pinellas County, where the clerk issued a marriage license. The license (which I’ve examined) lists her birth date, so officials were aware of her age" (para 4). "Meanwhile, children 16 and under are still being married in Florida at a rate of one every few days" (para 5). "In fact, more than 167,000 young people age 17 and under married in 38 states between 2000 and 2010, according to a search of available marriage license data by a group called Unchained ...more
Nov. 6, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Not surprisingly, the marriage didn’t work out — two-thirds of marriages of underage girls don’t last, one study found — but it did interrupt Johnson’s attendance at elementary school. Today she is campaigning for a state law to curb underage marriages, part of a nationwide movement to end child marriage in America" (para 5). "'We’re asking the Legislature to repeal a law that’s been on the books for over a century, that’s been working without difficulty, on the basis of a request from a minor doing a Girl Scout project,' scoffed one state representative, David Bates. In March the Republican-led House voted to kill the bill, leaving the minimum age ...more
Nov. 6, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"'We’re asking the Legislature to repeal a law that’s been on the books for over a century, that’s been working without difficulty, on the basis of a request from a minor doing a Girl Scout project,' scoffed one state representative, David Bates. In March the Republican-led House voted to kill the bill, leaving the minimum age at 13. (Legislators seem willing to marry off girls like Cassandra, but not to listen to them!)" (para 13).
Nov. 6, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"When she was a scrawny 11-year-old, Sherry Johnson found out one day that she was about to be married to a 20-year-old member of her church who had raped her. 'It was forced on me,' she recalls. She had become pregnant, she says, and child welfare authorities were investigating — so her family and church officials decided the simplest way to avoid a messy criminal case was to organize a wedding" (para 1-2). "So she was. A government clerk in Tampa, Fla., refused to marry an 11-year-old, even though this was legal in the state, so the wedding party went to nearby Pinellas County, where the clerk issued a marriage ...more
Nov. 6, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Those are precisely the reasons marriages for even 17-year-olds are problematic, according to Fraidy Reiss, who founded Unchained at Last to fight forced marriage and child marriage [in the US]" (para 22).
Nov. 6, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Not surprisingly, the marriage didn’t work out — two-thirds of marriages of underage girls don’t last, one study found — but it did interrupt Johnson’s attendance at elementary school" (para 5). "'It was a terrible life,' Johnson recalls, recounting her years as a child raising children. She missed school and remembers spending her days changing diapers, arguing with her husband and struggling to pay expenses" (para 19).
Nov. 6, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MARR-LAW-1, AOM-LAW-1

"The number of child marriages has been falling, but every state in America still allows underage girls to marry, typically with the consent of parents, a judge or both. Twenty-seven states do not even set a minimum age by statute, according to the Tahirih Justice Center’s Forced Marriage Initiative" (para 9). "In New Hampshire, a girl scout named Cassandra Levesque learned that girls in her state could marry at 13" (para 11). "New Jersey lawmakers passed a bill that would make their state the first in the country to ban marriages of people under 18, but Gov. Chris Christie this month blocked the legislation. New York legislators are considering a ...more
Oct. 31, 2017, 2:13 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Internationally, the [maternity leave] bill has been touted as a success for India, which has one of the world’s lowest female employment rates – 25% – and where mothers often feel under pressure to leave their jobs after having children. A headline in Fortune magazine said India’s move 'puts the US to absolute shame'"(para 6)
Oct. 31, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: France, United States
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"According to women’s groups, the new rules – which raise maternity leave from 12 to 26 weeks, putting India ahead of France and the US – will apply only to a small fraction of the female workforce"(para 2)
Oct. 27, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"'there were up to 3,000 cases in a two year period that we know of. The question is how many do we not know about'" (1). This from an interview with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon at 1:04 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "'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'" (1). This from an interview with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon at 1:04 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 27, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MARR-LAW-1, AOM-LAW-1

"'Right now there is no national minimum age of marriage in the United States. Virginia passed legislation recently which has won some headlines talking about how it is one of the first states to pass this age of 18 minimum for young women who are looking to get married and young men'" (1). This from an interview with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon at 1:36 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 27, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Several women and a 14-year-old girl said that they wanted to tell their story. On camera. And each for just one reason: They were sitting down with us so that people knew this was happening here in the U.S" (para 17).
Oct. 27, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"she began to tell me about her friend, a New York City public school teacher, who was watching some of his best students leave his classroom against their will. His students came to him, looking for help, and saying they had no choice — their parents insisted they get married, even though they wanted to stay to finish high school and go on to college" (para 3).
Oct. 27, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: EWCMS-PRACTICE-1

"I moved on to two years of untangling a quite different but equally important untold story I had come across, about an all-women special operations team recruited for Army Ranger and Navy SEAL missions in 2011" (para 14).
Oct. 27, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"A few things became clear through my reporting [on child marriage in the United States]: 1) This was happening across communities and across the country. 2) No one knew what to do about it; no law prevented the practice, but a patchwork of strategies involving communities and the courts had begun to evolve in fighting it" (para 10). "Advocates I had met back in 2012 and 2013 had taken their fight to the statehouse and begun to lobby and to push to change state laws, since age of marriage laws in the United States are decided at the state level. In the case of Virginia, a new law establishing 18 ...more
Oct. 27, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Advocates I had met back in 2012 and 2013 had taken their fight to the statehouse and begun to lobby and to push to change state laws, since age of marriage laws in the United States are decided at the state level. In the case of Virginia, a new law establishing 18 as the state’s minimum age of marriage came about after months of work by some of the folks in our PBS NewsHour series" (para 15).
Oct. 27, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"she began to tell me about her friend, a New York City public school teacher, who was watching some of his best students leave his classroom against their will. His students came to him, looking for help, and saying they had no choice — their parents insisted they get married, even though they wanted to stay to finish high school and go on to college" (para 3). "One young woman, then in community college, talked to me about feeling enormous guilt when a friend who sought help to avoid marriage ended up being taken to Yemen by her parents. The friend returned to school the following year, pregnant, and this ...more
Oct. 26, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"This passion for justice and understanding has fueled both Stark's work on the groundbreaking novel 'Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation' and her research for the first-ever study of prostitution and trafficking of indigenous women, titled 'Garden of Truth: The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota'"(para 2)."92 percent wanted to escape prostitution"(para 9). This result is from a study of 105 Native women in Minnesota who have been sexually trafficked (ENB-Coder Comment)
Oct. 26, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, IRP-PRACTICE-4, GP-DATA-5

"92 percent wanted to escape prostitution"(para 9). This result is from a study of 105 Native women in Minnesota who have been sexually trafficked (ENB-Coder Comment)."'Garden of Truth' researchers hope that the report, in addition to providing essential information on a largely ignored problem, will lead to the creation of culturally specific treatment for sexually exploited Native women"(para 11)
Oct. 26, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"This passion for justice and understanding has fueled both Stark's work on the groundbreaking novel 'Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation' and her research for the first-ever study of prostitution and trafficking of indigenous women, titled 'Garden of Truth: The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota'"(para 2)."'There was a lot of anecdotal information coming forward from many Native women in Minnesota about prostitution,' Stark said. 'We decided to do a research project in order to gather the information, get an idea of the scope of the problem and then find out from the women themselves what it is that they want, what do they need.'A small group of women ...more
Oct. 26, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"This passion for justice and understanding has fueled both Stark's work on the groundbreaking novel 'Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation' and her research for the first-ever study of prostitution and trafficking of indigenous women, titled 'Garden of Truth: The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota'"(para 2)."A small group of women researchers, Stark among them, spent the next four years working on the project. Its central component includes interviews with 105 Native women in Minnesota who have been sexually trafficked"(para 5)