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

"The United States was the country with the largest number of exams taken by female citizens—45,735 (39%) of the total 116,546 exams taken by US citizens in TY 2011" (2).
May 7, 2018, 2:02 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"[In June 2017,] The United States Supreme Court...struck down a provision that denied unmarried fathers the right to pass citizenship to their children on an equal basis with mothers" (para 3).
May 4, 2018, 5:41 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) is one of the oldest non-governmental organizations working to end human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) of women and girls worldwide. CATW engages in advocacy, education and prevention programs, and services for victims of trafficking and CSE in Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe and the Americas" (pp 8)
May 4, 2018, 5:26 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"There was a gender split on another key question: whether it is more unfair for an innocent person to get kicked out of college after a sexual-assault accusation, or for a person who commits a sexual assault to get away with it. Men were divided, with 49 percent seeing expulsion of the innocent as the greater injustice and 42 percent taking the other side. But by a decisive 20-point margin, women viewed it as more unfair for an assailant to go unpunished" (pp 55-56)
May 4, 2018, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-LAW-2

"Colleges have come under fire for leniency toward students they find responsible for sexual assault in disciplinary probes. Federal data show that colleges often reprimand or suspend students in such cases, or order them to undergo counseling, rather than expel them" (pp 53)
May 4, 2018, 5:22 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Six in 10 women said it was a common attitude on their campuses that if a woman is sexually assaulted while drunk she is ‘at least somewhat responsible.’ Nearly 6 in 10 women also said it was commonly believed that when women go to parties wearing revealing clothes, they are ‘asking for trouble.’...When posed a hypothetical situation in which they hear that a man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman on campus, about two-thirds of those polled said they generally believe the man is more to blame. About 3 in 10 said both people share blame. Almost none said the woman is more to blame" (pp 47, 49)more
May 4, 2018, 5:21 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"More than 4 in 10 women said it is very or somewhat likely that a woman will be criticized by other students if she reports an assault" (pp 43)
May 4, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Three-fourths of all victims said they told someone about the incident — but only 11 percent told police or college authorities. This finding echoes what experts have long said: Sexual assault is a vastly underreported crime" (pp 42)
May 4, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The Post-Kaiser poll found that 58 percent of men believe the share of women sexually assaulted at their school is less than 1 in 5. An identical majority of women believe the share assaulted is 1 in 5 or greater" (pp 32)
May 4, 2018, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The Massachusetts Institute of Technology last fall said 17 percent of female undergraduates who replied to a survey experienced unwanted sexual behavior at MIT, from touching or kissing to incidents that fit the definition of sexual assault and rape. Researchers reported in May that 19 percent of female freshmen at an upstate New York university said they were raped or victims of attempted rape within a year of starting at school" (pp 31)
May 4, 2018, 4:33 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The Obama administration has opened civil rights investigations of more than 110 colleges and universities for their handling of sexual-violence complaints" (pp 26)
May 4, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"5 percent of men and 20 percent of women said they had been sexually assaulted in college. Their assailants used force or threats of force, or they attacked while their victims were incapacitated...Three in 10 said friends or acquaintances had confided to them in college that they were victims of sexual assault" (pp 19-20)
May 4, 2018, 4:22 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Like most who said they had been assaulted, the woman did not report the incident to university officials or police. She said she worried about whether she would ruin the man’s future and wondered what to make of what had happened: Had there been a misunderstanding? Should she have been more vehement in saying no? She remembers clearly crying during the attack. She knew it was rape. But how would others see it?" (pp 16)
May 4, 2018, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The [Post-Kaiser] poll yields insights from current and recent students on that issue and others: They are torn over sexual consent. Forty-six percent said it’s unclear whether sexual activity when both people have not given clear agreement is sexual assault. Forty-seven percent called that scenario sexual assault" (pp 7-8)
May 4, 2018, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Twenty percent of young women who attended college during the past four years say they were sexually assaulted, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll. But the circle of victims on the nation’s campuses is probably even larger. Many others endured attempted attacks, the poll found, or suspect that someone violated them while they were unable to consent. Some say they were coerced into sex through verbal threats or promises. In all, the poll found, 25 percent of young women and 7 percent of young men say they suffered unwanted sexual incidents in college" (pp 1-3)
April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, the United States launched their national action plan in 2016 (MB-Coder Comment).
March 6, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"[Women] are also more likely to be college graduates than men" (para 6).
March 6, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ISSA-PRACTICE-1

"Gallup surveyed Americans 10 times from 1941 to 2011, and their answers remained virtually unchanged: If they could have one child, 40 percent would prefer a boy and 28 percent a girl (the rest showed no preference). While having a daughter versus a son used to make American parents more likely to keep having children, theoretically to try for a son, now the opposite is true: Having a daughter makes it less likely that they keep having children. Some data from adoptions and fertility procedures that allow parents to choose the sex of their baby also shows a preference, to varying degrees, for girls. First- and second-generation American immigrants, the...more
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).
Jan. 13, 2018, 7:51 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: INFIB-DATA-1

"Elizabeth Ralyea remembers people holding her arms and legs while she screamed and kicked at the woman who approached with a razor blade. She thinks she was about 6, or maybe 8, and she was living with her family in the West African country of Burkina Faso. The elder woman began to cut between Ralyea's legs, she recalled. When she yelled at the woman, her mother grabbed a branch to swat her for being impolite" (para 1-3). "For most U.S. women and girls who have been cut, the procedure was performed in their home country before moving here, Vergoth said, or while they were sent abroad — often called "vacation...more
Jan. 13, 2018, 7:51 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Ralyea, a nurse practioner who lives in Humboldt Park, is one of the estimated tens of thousands of women in Illinois who have undergone or are at risk for what the U.S." (para 5). "In Illinois, there are about 10,000 to 25,000 women and girls who have been cut or are at risk of being cut, according to the Washington-based Population Reference Bureau. Nationwide, 513,000 women and girls born into families who practice the tradition or who immigrated from those countries were at risk of female genital mutilation in 2012, more than double the number in 2000, according to the CDC, a rise attributed to an increase in immigration from...more
Jan. 13, 2018, 7:51 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"The April arrests of three people in Michigan, including two doctors accused of coordinating and performing the procedure on girls about 6 to 8 years old, has shed new light on a ritual shrouded in secrecy. Women in Chicago say it has spurred conversations about a tradition in many African, Middle Eastern and South Asian countries that had often been kept in the shadows" (para 6). "Women in Chicago said the tradition is a familiar one. They have friends who were cut as girls or friends who are considering the procedure for their own daughters. One Chicago woman who is a member of the small Muslim sect Dawoodi Bohra —...more
Jan. 13, 2018, 7:51 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The procedure has been illegal to perform in the U.S. since 1996, and it is outlawed in African countries including Guinea-Bissau and Burkina Faso. Still, according to a 2016 report from the Population Reference Bureau, "it remains a significant harmful tradition for millions of girl and women" (para 12). "States have considered implementing measures of their own. Last month, Minnesota's House approved a measure that would create new penalties for doctors. Legislation approved by the Michigan Senate would make genital mutilation punishable by up to 15 years in prison" (para 14). "In 2013 it became illegal in the U.S. to knowingly transport a girl out of the country for cutting"...more
Jan. 12, 2018, 5:06 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ATC-DATA-7

"The US House of Representatives took a giant bipartisan step toward involving women in peace and security by passing legislation to make inclusive security a core component of US foreign policy. The chamber today adopted the Women, Peace, and Security Act on a voice vote...The Act would, among other things: 1) Turn a national strategy into law, built upon the US National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security—launched in 2011; 2) Require the president to provide reports to Congress that evaluate US diplomatic and foreign assistance vis-à-vis women’s participation; 3) Make an official statement that it is US policy to promote the meaningful participation of women in all aspects...more
Jan. 12, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-PRACTICE-2

"In the United States, where sexual assault on campus continues to be a problem, mandatory consent education has become increasingly common. Databases of sexual assault cases at universities can be easily tracked online, and because of Title IX — a 1972 federal law mandating equal access to higher education — every American educational institution receiving federal funding is required to have a Title IX coordinator, whom victims can contact to report sex discrimination, sexual harassment or violence" (para 15).
Jan. 9, 2018, 8:34 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"In the U.S., only 19 percent of Congress is female" (para 10).
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:12 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1, RCDW-PRACTICE-2, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Although she felt she was obliged to wear the hijab [in Egypt], Sara says she would not have taken part in such a demonstration had it taken place in Cairo when she was still veiled. 'If this is what I think, I shouldn't impose my opinion on the public,' says Sara, who now works as a simultaneous interpreter and lives with her husband in New York.'I can't really imagine a protest taking place in New York against a certain attire, though there are a lot more freedoms here'"(3)
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:12 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

Sara's mother was from Egypt and her father was from Morocco. She was born and raised in Kuwait. She moved to Cairo for a year and now lives in New York (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 28, 2017, 4:10 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). "'For most all of them,' says Reiss, 'marriage means rape on their wedding night and thereafter.' Reiss, now 42, says she was forced into a marriage at age 19 by her ultra-Orthodox Jewish family. Lyndsy Duet, now a school...more
Dec. 28, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"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). "In New Hampshire, a girl scout named Cassandra Levesque learned that girls in her state could marry at 13. So she set out to change the law. A legislator sponsored Cassandra's bill to raise the age to 18, and researchers found that two 15-year-olds had recently married in New Hampshire, along with one 13-year-old. But politicians resisted the initiative. '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...more