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Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satisified is 83.4 (latest available data for 2005-2015).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 13.7 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 14.3 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Russia, United States
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 26.6 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 14, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-3, MARR-PRACTICE-1

"A woman who was forced to marry her rapist when she was 11 has helped inspire the Florida Senate pass a bill that would end child marriage in the state" (para 1). "Johnson was raped at age 8 by a church bishop in Tampa...Later, her mother's husband and a church deacon, Alfonsa Tolbert, did the same....her mother at first did not believe her and insisted she was lying...when she became pregnant by Tolbert and needed to leave elementary school to give birth, her mother could no longer deny what had happened. After she gave birth, her mother - pressured by the church - took her to a courthouse to marry...more
Sept. 14, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRCM-LAW-1

"A woman who was forced to marry her rapist when she was 11" (para 1). "Her marriage to Tolbert lasted for six years and she ended up with six children by the age of 17. She then filed for divorce" (para 10). She was presumably raped throughout her marriage. Even though she was forced to marry her rapist by the consent of her mother, she was able to leave it once she was mature enough to recognize her options (KYK - CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 14, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"If a pregnancy is involved, there is no minimum age for marriage as long as a judge approves the marriage license, Florida law dictates" (para 10). "And now, in 2018, the bill to ban marriage for anyone less than 18 years of age passed the state's Senate unanimously" (para 13). "But the following day, an amendment was added by the House to allow minors aged 16 and older who are expecting a child to marry. Now both bills - the one with no exceptions and the one with an exception - will be debated in Florida's House" (para 15-16). "For now, Florida doesn't allow anyone under the age of 18...more
Sept. 14, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"For now, Florida doesn't allow anyone under the age of 18 to independently consent to marriage. Children aged 16 and 17 can marry with the consent of both children's parents. There have been more than 16,000 child marriages in Florida since 2001, according to group Unchained at Last" (para 17-19).
Sept. 14, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"There have been more than 16,000 child marriages in Florida since 2001, according to group Unchained at Last" (para 20).
Sept. 14, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"A woman who was forced to marry her rapist when she was 11 has helped inspire the Florida Senate pass a bill that would end child marriage in the state" (para 1). "Johnson was raped at age 8 by a church bishop in Tampa...Later, her mother's husband and a church deacon, Alfonsa Tolbert, did the same" (para 3).
Sept. 14, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Omar, who is also director of policy at Women Organizing Women Network, a group dedicated to pushing East African women into civic leadership, is credited with being a talented organizer and leader of a multiracial coalition that includes Minneapolis progressives" (para 6).
Sept. 14, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Ilhan Omar made history Tuesday night as the nation’s first Somali-American legislator, with a commanding win in a state House race" (para 1). "Omar, a 34-year-old Muslim-American woman who proudly wears the hijab, is suddenly thrust into leadership of a rapidly emerging DFL coalition" (para 4).
Sept. 14, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"Conservative websites have speculated that the legal marriage was to her brother for the purpose of committing immigration fraud. Omar declined interviews during the media maelstrom this summer, instead releasing a statement saying there was no immigration fraud, but a more conventional story about trouble in her relationship with Hirsi, which has since resolved itself. Omar said the district has rallied around her in the face of the scrutiny. She said her family has remained steadfastly with her, and alleged the marriage story was a “political con” meant to derail the progress of the kinds of people she will represent, including the Somali-American community" (para 8-10).
Sept. 14, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Ilhan Omar made history Tuesday night as the nation’s first Somali-American legislator, with a commanding win in a state House race. Omar... continues an unlikely political journey that began amid the Somali civil war and a Kenyan refugee camp" (para 1-2). "She immigrated to the United States as a preteen, knowing only a few words of English, living with her family in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside area. They escaped the Somali civil war when she was 8 and spent four years in a Kenyan refugee camp" (para 16).
Sept. 12, 2018, 2:39 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

" And while most involve both men and women, a growing number of all-women co-ops have been established as a way for low-income and immigrant females to earn a living" (par. 3). "Bransburg gives a raft of examples: Several women, she reports, members of the nine-year-old Si Se Puede/We Can Do It housecleaning cooperative, became vocal members of the parent-teacher association at their children’s school, utilizing skills gained through membership in the CFL-generated cooperative; others demanded that their landlord provide the heat, hot water and other services they were paying for" (par. 14). "CHCA, Cooperative Home Care Associates, the nation’s largest co-op with 2,100 mostly women members. Founded in 1985,...more
Sept. 12, 2018, 2:39 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LO-DATA-1

" And while most involve both men and women, a growing number of all-women co-ops have been established as a way for low-income and immigrant females to earn a living" (par. 3). "CHCA, Cooperative Home Care Associates, the nation’s largest co-op with 2,100 mostly women members. Founded in 1985, the co-op employs 100 administrators who manage scheduling, billing, training and supervision" (par. 21).
Sept. 6, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"LaPorta recently testified at a congressional hearing hosted by the Democratic Women’s Working Group that he has found 'multiple examples of extortion, revenge porn, nonconsensual photo sharing, death threats and online harassment that target not only the women, but their friends and family members'" (Para 10). "What has not changed is the justifiable rage and legislative activism of women on the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, among them California Rep. Jackie Speier and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, veteran critics of the unchecked epidemic of sexual assault in the military and its academies. What has not changed is the military’s failing performance—it has been missing in action for years...more
Sept. 6, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: EWCMS-PRACTICE-3

"By late January, a Google Drive link with photos of nude and barely dressed Marine servicewomen was posted to the Marines United Facebook page without the knowledge of the women involved. Postings also divulged their names, ranks and military duties. Marines United, a male-only site for current and former Marines, U.S. Navy corpsmen and British Royal Marines, has a following of some 30,000 members whose bases span the globe. Members describe it as a site that helps vets find jobs and assists those feeling suicidal. It also carries degrading commentary about women. The news of nonconsensual nude photos with woman-hating commentary erupted into national media in March. By then, 2,500...more
Sept. 6, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-5

"The Marines United story exploded like a roadside bomb run over by a convoy truck. Journalist and Marine veteran Thomas Brennan, who broke the story, and other veterans have since tracked the electronic dodges, feints and shifting Facebook sites of Marines United more nimbly than military officials have. Top Marine brass, under heavy fire from female legislators for other pornographic Facebook sites, confessed four years ago that they lacked 'manpower' and 'technological resources' to counter electronic sexual assault on their female members. Baffling, isn’t it, that a military with the best cyberwar capabilities in the world and a defense budget larger than the next eight countries combined can’t control a...more
Sept. 6, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"What has not changed is the justifiable rage and legislative activism of women on the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, among them California Rep. Jackie Speier and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, veteran critics of the unchecked epidemic of sexual assault in the military and its academies. What has not changed is the military’s failing performance—it has been missing in action for years when faced with the online sexual aggression of “brothers in arms” against their “sisters in arms.” What has not changed is the ruinous impact of this latest form of assault on female soldiers" (Para 12). "In his 2012 State of the Union address, President Obama opened...more
Sept. 6, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: EWCMS-PRACTICE-2

"Women face even more misogyny and sexism in 'the very closed society' of the military, he said, with the 'continual message [that] women aren’t worthy of respect,' a message conveyed by 'public and private resistance to integration, lower rates of promotion and fewer opportunities to lead.' This former top military litigator directs his most scathing critique at leaders who 'view women as little more than entertainment for generals and admirals'" (Para 22).
Sept. 6, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-1

"The first women were assigned to a Marine infantry unit on Jan. 5, fulfilling the 2015 Department of Defense mandate that all military service jobs, including combat, be open to women. Baffling, isn’t it, that a military with the best cyberwar capabilities in the world and a defense budget larger than the next eight countries combined can’t control a cyberattack on women within its own ranks?" (Para 1).
Sept. 6, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-1

"That continuum can and does reach the extreme for military women. Studies reveal that military sexual assault is more traumatizing than combat, that it is more damaging than the traumas of being ambushed, shot at, caught in crossfire, of rescuing mangled and dying comrades and the dread of driving over a roadside bomb. One striking Department of Veterans Affairs study of more than 300 female veterans enrolled in a clinical program for stress disorders found that “stress related to sexual harassment and sexual abuse 'was almost four times more influential than duty-related stress in the development of [post-traumatic stress disorder].' Military sexual stress creates a toxic, private war zone that...more
Sept. 6, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-2

"Just six days earlier, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta held a press conference to announce new reforms being launched by the Department of Defense to combat sexual assault. This public airing of the military’s heart of darkness—sexual crime in its ranks—came on the heels of an estimated 19,000 military sexual assaults in the previous year, by DOD calculations (a gross undercount because of substantial underreporting due to fear of retribution)" (Para 15).
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DV-DATA-1

“According to analysis of the 2011 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), nearly one in three women (31.5 percent) experiences physical violence by an intimate partner at some point in her lifetime” (237)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-4

“women are nearly twice as likely as men to work part-time (29.4 percent compared with 15.8 percent)” (55)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-3

“The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a given year to care for a newborn or a newly adopted or fostered child, to address one’s own serious health condition, or to care for a family member with a serious health condition; 26 weeks of leave are available for care of an injured service member” (86)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

“The first domestic-violence specific federal funding stream—the Family Violence Prevention Services Act (FVPSA)—was enacted in 1984 to fund domestic violence shelters and programs (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2012). Over the last 20 years, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and other federal and state funding streams have provided funding to enhance the response of police, prosecutors, and the court system to partner abuse (Buzawa, Buzawa, and Stark 2012). First passed in 1994, VAWA also established new penalties for those who crossed state lines to injure, stalk, or harass another person and created the National Domestic Violence Hotline, a toll-free number that has served victims across the nation....more
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

“Research suggests that stalking creates enormous problems for women’s participation in the labor force; many victims experience disruption in their work life, job performance problems, and harassment at work (Logan et al. 2007; Swanberg and Logan 2005). Perpetrators may show up at the victim’s workplace, make threatening phone calls to their co-workers, and use other harassing behaviors that make it difficult for victims to sustain employment” (246-247)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

“In 2013, 12.8 percent of women aged 25 and older in the United States had not completed high school, and 27.3 percent had a high school diploma or the equivalent as their highest level of educational attainment” (133)