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Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
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 85.2 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 110.0 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 56.4 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: Zimbabwe
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 10.7 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Lesotho, Sudan, Zimbabwe
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 78 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 61.4 years, with the average life expectancy being 59.6 years for men and 63.1 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho, Sudan, Zimbabwe
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 78 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo, Zimbabwe
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 80 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 70.7 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 23.5 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 443 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 60.7 years, with the average life expectancy being 59.0 years for men and 62.3 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
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 86.0 (latest available data for 2005-2015).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 16.6 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 10.5 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 120 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"While the law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, the law was not effectively enforced, and rape remained a widespread problem" (31). "The criminal code prohibits sexual relations with persons younger than age 18, however" (37). "Statutory rape, legally defined as sexual intercourse with a child under age 12, carries a fine of $2,000, imprisonment for up to 10 years, or both" (38).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

"Despite being responsible for 53 percent of all economic activity in the country, including 75 percent of all agricultural labor, three-quarters of households headed by a woman were 'poor' or 'very poor'" (35).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Media reported that sexual harassment was prevalent in universities, workplaces, and parliament. In October, Patrick Ndhlovu, a Zimbabwe Power Company supervisor, appeared before a Mbare magistrate’s court on charges of indecent assault after allegations that he used his position to threaten and sexually harass female subordinates. On December 5, Mbare Magistrate Zihove ruled the prosecution had failed to prove its case and acquitted Zdhlovu" (34). "Women commonly faced sexual harassment in the workplace. Government enforcement was not effective, and there were no reports of any prosecutions during the year" (49).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Despite legal prohibitions, families primarily among the rural population continued to force girls to marry. Families gave young women to other families in marriage to avenge spirits, as compensatory payment in interfamily disputes, or when promised to others--to provide economic protection for the family. Some families sold their daughters as brides in exchange for food, and younger daughters at times married their deceased older sister’s husband as a 'replacement' bride. An NGO study published in March 2014 found that because of the cultural emphasis placed on virginity, any loss of virginity--real or perceived, consensual or forced--could result in marriage, including early or forced marriage. In some instances family members forced...more
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Most cases of domestic violence went unreported due to traditional sensitivities, victims’ fear of abandonment without support, police reluctance to intervene, and the expectation that perpetrators would not be tried or convicted...A local NGO, Musasa Project, which provides emergency shelter and related services for women, handled a monthly average of 1,684 cases of violence against women" (33).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"It is legal for parents and schools to inflict corporal punishment on boys, but not girls" (36).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law does not criminalize sexual harassment, but labor law prohibits the practice in the workplace" (34). "The law prohibits employment or occupational discrimination based on race, color, gender, tribe, political opinion, creed, place of origin, disability, HIV status, or pregnancy...Labor legislation prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace, and an employer may be held liable for civil remedies if found to be in violation of provisions against 'unfair labor practices,' including sexual harassment. The law does not specify penalties for such violations" (49).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Sixty women were elected to the House of Assembly through proportional representation in accordance with the constitution, increasing women’s share of seats from 20 percent to 35 percent. The same pattern existed for rural and urban councils. Women were elected to only 323 of 1,958 councilor positions nationwide in 2013, for 16 percent representation" (27).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"In June 2014 the government launched an anti-rape campaign that included a national action plan to combat the problem. The plan focuses on rape prevention services, researching the problem, and increasing coordination between government agencies and civic groups working on the problem. Women’s organizations contended that the government was not likely to implement the plan due to resource constraints" (32). "The government continued a public awareness campaign against domestic violence. Several women’s rights groups worked with law enforcement agencies and provided training and literature on domestic violence as well as shelters and counseling for women" (33). "On January 14, two women challenged the constitutionality of laws permitting child marriage before...more
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"[The constitution] prohibits discrimination based on one’s race, tribe, place of origin, political opinion, color, creed, gender, or disability. The bill of rights may not be arbitrarily amended and, in the section on the rights of women, states that all 'laws, customs, traditions, and practices that infringe the rights of women conferred by this constitution are void to the extent of the infringement'" (31).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-1

"Persons charged with facilitating the prostitution of a child often were also charged with statutory rape. A parent or guardian who causes or allows a child under age 18 to associate with or become a prostitute may face up to 10 years in prison" (38).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1, MMR-DATA-1

"Inadequate medical facilities, an advanced HIV/AIDS epidemic, poorly trained health-care professionals, and a shortage of health professionals contributed to a high maternal mortality rate of 470 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2013" (34).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-4

"Virginity testing, although reportedly decreasing, continued to occur in some parts the country during the year" (34). "An NGO study published in March 2014 found that because of the cultural emphasis placed on virginity, any loss of virginity--real or perceived, consensual or forced--could result in marriage, including early or forced marriage" (37).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1

"While the law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, the law was not effectively enforced, and rape remained a widespread problem. Sexual offenses, including rape, are punishable by lengthy prison sentences, although women’s organizations stated that the sentences of those convicted were inconsistent. Rape victims seldom received protection in court" (31). "Police sometimes did not act on reported rape cases if the perpetrators were aligned with ZANU-PF or if the rape was used as a political tool against non-ZANU-PF members, as occurred during the 2008 election. Unlike the 2008 elections, which resulted in numerous cases of politically motivated gang rapes, there were very few reports of rape used as a political...more
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"NGOs reported that female prisoners generally fared better than did male prisoners. Authorities held women in separate prison wings and provided for women guards. Women generally received more food from their families than did male prisoners. The several dozen children under age three living with their incarcerated mothers, however, were required to share their mothers’ food allocation. NGOs suggested that women guards were more diligent about protecting women prisoners from abuse or that female prisoners did not report abuse. Prisons, with support from NGOs, provided sanitary supplies for women. Officials did not provide pregnant and nursing mothers with additional care or food rations, but the ZPCS solicited donations from NGOs...more