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Latest items for Zambia

Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Zambia’s Gender Equity and Equality Act now prohibits gender discrimination in various aspects of employment. It also mandates equal remuneration for work of equal value" (p. 41). "The Gender Equity and Equality Act also established the Gender Equality Commission in Zambia" (p. 41). "Zambia now prohibits discrimination based on gender and marital status in access to credit" (p. 41). "Zambia established civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment" (p. 41).
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"18.0% of seats in the lower/single house of Zambia (30 out of 167 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"33.3% of ministerial positions in Zambia (10 out of 30 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

2.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

2.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 10.20 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 17, 2019, 10:35 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: POLY-LAW-1, POLY-LAW-2

"Notwithstanding section five where the intestate is survived by more than one widow or a child from any of them, then, each widow or her child or both of them shall be entitled- (a) absolutely to the homestead property of the intestate; and (b) in equal shares to the common property of the intestate" (8)
Jan. 17, 2019, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: POLY-LAW-1, POLY-LAW-2

"The property distribution scheme is as follows: Twenty percent of the estate passes to the surviving spouse. If there is more than one widow, the 20 percent is shared among them, in proportion to the duration of their respective marriages to the deceased. When dividing the property among multiple widows, a number of other factors may be taken into account, including each widow’s contribution to the estate" (147). "In a polygamous marriage, the widows and their children are absolutely entitled to the personal chattels she and the deceased used, and to share equally the common chattels; that is, those previously shared between the deceased and the various wives. Of course,...more
Jan. 17, 2019, 10:22 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: POLY-LAW-1, POLY-LAW-2

"The Intestate Succession Act of 1989 recognizes women’s rights to inheritance whether married under statutory or customary Laws, and the new draft constitution also recognizes equality in inheritance. According to the current law, widows have the right to inherit 20% of their husbands’ property, 50% of the estate goes to the children of the deceased (irrespective of gender), 20% to the parents of the deceased, and 10% to other dependents. In polygamous marriages, 50% of the inheritance is divided between the children (irrespective of gender) and the remainder is split equally between the wives" (1)
Jan. 17, 2019, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"In Zambia...each widow is entitled with children absolutely (i.e. to the exclusion of other beneficiaries) to her homestead property (property in the house or room she occupies) and the common property (used by all family members) is to be shared between the widows. However, problems arise in the case of common property" (19)
Jan. 17, 2019, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"Kenya, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe recognize the inheritance rights of multiple wives" (10)
Jan. 17, 2019, 10:06 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

"In patrilineal and patrilocal tribes in the eastern part of the country, inheritance occurs on the basis of primogeniture and in the case of polygamous marriages, to the eldest son of the senior house" (para 6)
Jan. 17, 2019, 10:01 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: POLY-LAW-1

The Intestate Succession Act (Chapter 59) of 1989, as amended by Act No. 3 of 1994: Gives spouses and children rights of inheritance and supersedes customary law; however, it is not widely known, partly because relatives of the deceased chose to ignore the law. Prior to the adoption of the Act, various customary laws governed inheritance of the estates of those who died intestate (i.e. without leaving a will). This created hardship, particularly for those married to a spouse from a different ethnic group. Property grabbing was a frequent phenomenon. According to this law, surviving spouses have a life interest in and children inherit most of a deceased person’s property...more
Jan. 17, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: POLY-LAW-1, POLY-LAW-2

"In a polygamous marriage, the widow’s share must be divided proportionally with other wives, based on the length of time each has stayed in the marriage. Property grabbing from widows remained widespread. The courts generally considered property grabbing a criminal offense and mandated up to three years’ imprisonment for these cases. However, most property grabbing cases were decided in local courts, which administer customary law and do not have the power to impose prison sentences. The fines the local courts imposed were low" (18)
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Zambia in 2015 was 2.94 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 20, 2018, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 6.0 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 4.42 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2015 was 2.07 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Croatia, Djibouti, Fiji, Ghana, Iceland, Italy, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Paraguay, Qatar, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

9.0
Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

1.0
Nov. 13, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Burundi, Chad, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Uganda, Zambia
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

4.0
Oct. 31, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau International base, the birth rate is 41.1 per 1000 population.
Oct. 29, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to table 3 in the UN's most recent Population and Vital Statistics Report (last updated 2 January 2018), the live birth rate is 35.4 per 1000 people.
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Djibouti, East Timor, Gabon, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Laos, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Suriname, Zambia
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

3.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

224.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

1.0more
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan, Botswana, Burma/Myanmar, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Kenya, Laos, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Senegal, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

2.0
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age (15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisified wih modern methods is 63.8 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Uganda, Zambia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 141.0 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 63.4 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 22.9 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Barbados, Zambia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 0.8 per 100,000 (data from 2016).