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Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Guyana, Iceland, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Laos, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldova, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, South Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

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Oct. 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Benin, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo, D R Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, Laos, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, North Korea, Peru, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Inconsistent with international law, the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Act defined trafficking in persons as a movement-based crime and did not adequately define 'exploitation.' The 2014 act criminalized the involuntary transport of a person, and the voluntary transport for an unlawful purpose, into, outside, or within Zimbabwe. The focus on transport and the inadequate definition of “exploitation” left Zimbabwe without comprehensive prohibitions of trafficking crimes. The law prescribed penalties of 10 years to life imprisonment, which were sufficiently stringent and, with respect to sex trafficking crimes, was commensurate with penalties for other serious crimes, such as rape" (511). "The Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act criminalized procuring a person for...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"The government did not have legal alternatives to removal to countries in which victims would face retribution or hardship; however, no foreign victims were identified during the reporting period" (513).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Zimbabwe, and traffickers exploit victims from Zimbabwe abroad. Traffickers exploit women and girls from Zimbabwean towns bordering South Africa, Mozambique, and Zambia in forced labor, including domestic servitude, and sex trafficking in brothels catering to long-distance truck drivers on both sides of the borders. Traffickers subject Zimbabwean men, women, and children to forced labor in agriculture and domestic service in the country’s rural areas, as well as domestic servitude and sex trafficking in cities and surrounding towns (...) Traffickers lure Zimbabwean women and men into exploitative labor situations in agriculture, construction, information technology, and hospitality...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Zimbabwe does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Zimbabwe was upgraded to Tier 2. These efforts included sentencing a trafficker and increasing cooperation and coordination with NGOs to identify victims. The anti-trafficking inter-ministerial committee (ATIMC) finalized and adopted a National Referral Mechanism (NRM), which outlined Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on victim identification and referral. It also drafted and adopted implementing regulations, which gave legal force to key procedures set out in the NRM, empowered provincial operational task forces, and defined clear...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government reported identifying 10 victims and an international organization reported identifying 21 additional victims, for a total of 31 potential trafficking victims identified, compared with 87 total victims identified by officials and partners in 2017" (512).
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: IMSTD-PRACTICE-1

"Fifty-five percent of women and 56 percent of men age 15-49 have 'comprehensive knowledge' about the modes of HIV transmission and prevention, as do 46 percent of young women and 47 percent of young men age 15-24" (237). "Knowledge of HIV or AIDS is almost universal in Zimbabwe—99 percent of women and men age 15-49 have heard of HIV or AIDS (Table 13.1). Eighty-four percent of women and 88 percent of men know that consistent condom use reduces HIV transmission. Similarly, 92 percent of women and 94 percent of men recognise that the risk of getting HIV can be reduced by limiting sexual intercourse to one uninfected partner (Table 13.2)....more
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"For women and men who have reached age 15, the probability of dying before age 50 is 28 percent and 30 percent, respectively" (343). "Overall, adult mortality is nearly identical among women (7.6 deaths per 1,000 population) and men (7.5 deaths per 1,000 population)" (345).
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: ISTD-DATA-1

"HIV prevalence is 13.8 percent among women and men age 15-49, 16.7 percent among women and 10.5 among men" (273). "HIV prevalence among women and men age 15-49 is 13.8 percent (Table 14.3.1). Prevalence is higher among women (16.7 percent) than men (10.5 percent). During adolescence, HIV prevalence increases more rapidly among young women than young men. From the 15-19 year age group to the 20-24 age group, HIV prevalence increases from 4.0 percent to 10.3 percent among women, and from 2.5 percent to 3.7 percent among men (Figure 14.1). HIV prevalence reaches a peak in the 40-44 age group among women (31.3 percent) and in the 50-54 age group...more
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"Eleven percent of married women reported that their husband has more than one wife" (61).
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Overall, 94 percent of males age 6 and older have ever attended school, compared with 91 percent of females (Tables 2.13.1 and 2.13.2). The median number of years of educational attainment is similar for males (6.7 years) and females (6.5 years)" (15). "The Gender Parity Index (GPI) measures sex-related differences in school attendance ratios, and is the ratio of female to male attendance. A GPI of 1 indicates parity or equality between the school participation ratios for males and females. A GPI lower than 1 indicates a gender disparity in favour of males, with a higher proportion of males than females attending that level of schooling. A GPI higher than...more
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: SAB-DATA-3

"The median duration of any breastfeeding is 17.3 months, while the median duration for exclusive breastfeeding is 2.3 months" (185).
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"Fifty-eight percent of women are currently married compared with 49 percent of men" (35).
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"Marriage is almost universal in Zimbabwe. The median age at marriage among women age 25-49 is 19.8 years and among men age 30-54 is 25.6 years" (61).
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The GPI (gender parity index) for the GAR shows that the fewer girls than boys attend secondary school in urban areas (GPI=0.84), while more girls than boys attend secondary school (GPI=1.08) in rural areas" (17). "Internet usage is more common in urban areas than rural areas. In urban areas, 48 percent and 71 percent women and men, respectively, have used the internet in the past 12 months compared to 9 percent and 19 percent women and men respectively in the rural areas" (38). "Teenagers in rural areas are almost three times as likely their urban peers to begin childbearing: 27 percent of rural teenagers have begun childbearing, compared with 10...more
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: MABFC-DATA-2

"The median birth interval in Zimbabwe has decreased in Zimbabwe from 47.1 months in 2010-11 to 43.5 months in 2015" (75).
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"The majority of women and men age 15-49 live in the rural areas (62 and 64 percent, respectively)" (35).
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: BR-PRACTICE-1

"Over the last decade, the ideal family size has dropped slightly for both women and men. Women currently want 3.9 children, on average, while men want 4.5 children" (95).
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The 2015 ZDHS sought information from currently married women on their participation in three types of household decisions: the respondent’s own health care, major household purchases, and visits to family or relatives (Table 15.5). More than 8 in 10 women participate in each individual decision. Seventy-two percent of women participate in all three decisions, while only 3 percent participate in none of the three decisions (Table 15.6.1, Figure 15.4)" (299). "About one-third (32 percent) of currently married women who receive cash earnings report deciding for themselves how their earnings are used, while 62 percent indicate that the decision is made jointly with their husband (Table 15.2.1, Figure 15.2). Only 5...more
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"Eighteen percent of men age 15-49 reported ever having paid for sex, and 4 percent paid for sex in the past 12 months" (242).
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: MARR-DATA-2

"Three percent of women and 1 percent of men are living together (as if married)" (35).
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Ninety-three percent of women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years preceding the survey received antenatal care (ANC) from a skilled provider during pregnancy for their most recent birth. However, only 39 percent received any antenatal care during their first trimester... Nearly all women who received ANC had their blood pressure measured (97 percent) and a blood sample taken (98 percent)... Seventy-seven percent of live births in the 5 years preceding the survey took place in a health facility... Six percent of births in the past 5 years were delivered via Caesarean section... Among women who gave birth in the 2 years preceding the survey, 57 percent received...more
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: SAB-DATA-2

"Forty-eight percent of infants under age 6 months are exclusively breastfed" (185).
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"For the 5-year period preceding the survey, the under-5 mortality rate is 69 deaths per 1,000 live births, and the infant mortality rate is 50 deaths per 1,000 live births (Table 8.1). In other words, about one in 15 children in Zimbabwe dies before his or her fifth birthday, and about 70 percent of these deaths occur during infancy. The neonatal mortality rate was 29 deaths per 1,000 live births, meaning that about 4 in 10 childhood deaths took place in the first month of life" (132).
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"Literacy is nearly universal with 94 percent of women and men able to read (Tables 3.3.1 and 3.3.2)" (36).
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In Zimbabwe, 39 percent of women believe that a husband is justified in beating his wife for at least one of five specified circumstances (Table 15.7.1). The comparable figure among men is 33 percent (Table 15.7.2, Figure 15.5). In addition, for each of the specified circumstances, men were less likely as women to agree that wife beating was justified" (300). "Thirty-two percent of ever-married women have experienced spousal emotional violence; 24 percent experienced spousal emotional violence in the 12 months preceding the survey" (315). "Overall, 35 percent of ever-married women age 15-49 experienced physical or sexual violence from a spouse, and of these women, 37 percent reported experiencing physical injuries"...more
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The current total fertility rate in Zimbabwe is 4.0 children per woman, a slight decline from 4.1 children per woman in the 2010-11 ZDHS (4.1 children)" (75).
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: SAB-DATA-1

"Almost all children (98 percent) have been breastfed at some point in their life with almost twothirds (58 percent) initiating breastfeeding within one hour of birth" (185)