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March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2013 DHS survey of Yemen, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 93.3%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 5.5%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 0.7%. According to a 1997 DHS survey, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 92.9%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband ...more
Feb. 14, 2018, 10:32 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-2

"And then there's the black veil. Many women in Yemen wear a niqab — a black veil that completely covers their faces, except for a tiny slit across the eyes" (para 9).
Feb. 14, 2018, 10:32 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Two years ago, Eqbal Dauqan was going to work in the morning as usual. She's a biochemistry professor. And was driving on the freeway, when suddenly: 'I felt something hit my car, but I didn't know what it was because I was driving very fast,' she says. Dauqan reached the parking lot. Got out of the car and looked at the door. What she saw left her speechless. 'A bullet hit the car, just on the door,' she says. The door had stopped the bullet. And Dauqan was OK. She has no idea where the bullet came from. But it turned out to be an ominous sign of what was ...more
Feb. 14, 2018, 10:32 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1

"About half are married by age 18 — and sometimes as young as age 8" (para 8).
Feb. 14, 2018, 10:32 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"In Yemen, many women can't leave the house without permission from a male relative" (para 6).
Feb. 14, 2018, 10:32 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"two-thirds of women can't read" (para 8).
Feb. 14, 2018, 10:32 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"Eqbal won over her father and got his financial support. She was the first among her friends to finish college. Then she got a scholarship to do her Ph.D. in biochemistry at the Universiti Kebansaan Malaysia, where she studied the nutritional properties of palm oil" (para 17).
Dec. 21, 2017, 1:51 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Women under the age of 19 and rural women are less likely to report being circumcised than women in the age group 20-29 and residing in urban areas. FGM/C in Yemen varies significantly across regional lines. In contrast to most countries, in Yemen higher educational status among women corresponds to higher FGM/C prevalence rates. 22% of illiterate women report being circumcised compared to 35% of women with some secondary education or more" (Slide 10).
Dec. 21, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"A 2001 ministerial decree prohibited FGM in Yemen, but health officials say they couldn't monitor the decree's application in all medical facilities" (Slide 29).
Dec. 21, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

According to a table, 24% of women have been cut. This data was gathered by the Ministry of Health and the Committee of Women. (Slide 5). "FGM/C prevelance rates among ever married women aged 15-49 is 23%" (Slide 10).
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Iran, Kuwait, Libya, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, an individual must be married to legally consent to sexual intercourse (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"Although the study recognises that the rates of death among children under five have more than halved in LDCs since 1990" (para 5). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).more
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Women in LDCs are also more vulnerable to unemployment than men – 84.1% to 71.4%" (para 9). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).more
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"While the prevalence of women using modern contraceptives in LDCs rose from 15% in 1994 to almost 34% in 2015, it lags well behind the global average of 64%" (para 9). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia ...more
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"the fertility rate is falling – from 6.2 children in 1985-90 to 4.3 in 2010-12 – it says LDCs need to do more to anticipate the approaching phase of accelerated development" (para 5). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, ...more
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"As of 2010, more than half of the women in LDCs aged 20-24 were married before they were 18; in some countries, the figure was 70%" (para 8). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia (TPJ - CODER ...more
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"As of 2010, more than half of the women in LDCs aged 20-24 were married before they were 18; in some countries, the figure was 70%" (para 8). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia (TPJ - CODER ...more
Oct. 24, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"As of January 2017, 10,806 cases of rape and other unspeakable acts of violence against girls and women were reported since the start of the conflict" (para 13).
Oct. 24, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-2

"Gender-based violence has increased by 63% [since the start of the civil war]" (para 12). According to the infographic near paragraph 3, 'child marriage is on the increase. Today, more than two thirds of girls are married off before the age of 18, compared to 50 per cent before the crisis' (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 24, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"it is one of the few countries where there is no legal minimum age for marriage" (para 5).
Oct. 24, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"With so few resources going around and few – if any – legal protections for girls and young women, today, by age 18, 72.5% of Yemeni girls are married" (para 6). According to the infographic near paragraph 3, 'child marriage is on the increase. Today, more than two thirds of girls are married off before the age of 18, compared to 50 per cent before the crisis' (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 24, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"While child marriage was prevalent in Yemen even before the conflict, the situation is far worse now. 'One of the first casualties when families are displaced and lose their incomes is girls,' said UNICEF’s spokesman in Yemen, Rajat Madhok. Astonishingly, nearly 45% of girls in Yemen are married by the age of 15 – a huge increase from 10 years ago, in 2006, when only 14% of girls were married by the same age" (para 4). "In the context of a violent conflict where half of households are living with less than $2/day, families see a compelling economic argument to marry off their daughters. Indeed, in addition to the expected ...more
Oct. 24, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Gender-based violence has increased by 63% [since the start of the civil war]" (para 12).
Oct. 24, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Astonishingly, nearly 45% of girls in Yemen are married by the age of 15 – a huge increase from 10 years ago, in 2006, when only 14% of girls were married by the same age" (para 4). "With so few resources going around and few – if any – legal protections for girls and young women, today, by age 18, 72.5% of Yemeni girls are married" (para 6). According to the infographic near paragraph 3, 'child marriage is on the increase. Today, more than two thirds of girls are married off before the age of 18, compared to 50 per cent before the crisis' (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).more
Oct. 24, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5

"Indeed, in addition to the expected dowry payment, a child sold into marriage means is one less mouth to feed, a terrible choice which families on the brink, coping to survive, are finding themselves making more and more frequently as the conflict rages on" (para 5).
Oct. 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"But the girl, Mohsina, was not only a victim of child marriage. She was a casualty of a war that has plunged her country into a humanitarian catastrophe. For Mohsina’s family, marrying off their underage daughter earned a $1,300 dowry — enough to feed them for a year" (para 4). "Desperate families are increasingly selling their daughters off as child brides" (para 5). "Mohsina was forced to marry a man she did not know" (para 15).
Oct. 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"during the month she spent with her new husband, he beat and raped her nightly, often leaving her bleeding and in too much pain to stand" (para 9). "'When I got there, Fawzy told me to undress,' Mohsina said. 'I didn’t want to, so he started kicking and slapping me'" (para 19).
Oct. 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"She had never seen her husband, a distant cousin, before getting on a bus with a relative for an hourslong ride to his hometown with nothing but the clothes on her back. On the way, the relative told her that Mr. Mohamed worked as a garbage collector and already had another wife and children" (para 17).
Oct. 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2, AOM-LAW-1

"Yemeni law does not set a legal age for marriage, nor does it criminalize marital rape" (para 11).
Oct. 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1

"Mohsina said her father refused to take her back [after she ran away from her abusive husband], because it would mean returning the dowry. So Mr. Ajmal is trying to raise the money so that her husband will accept a divorce" (para 22).