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Latest items for MISA-PRACTICE-2

Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2

"Increased production and use of opium, heroin, and methamphetamines and the Government’s failure address the drug problem puts women at increased risk of life-threatening violence, trafficking and economic deprivation" (page 18). "Women and children carry much of the burden of the impact of illicit drugs as men are most likely to be drug users in the community. Due to their husband’s drug use, married women of drug users are commonly left with all the burdens of raising a family, including income generation, household work and childcare; In the family of drug addicted, there are increased rates of violence and instability and increased hardship for the family as they tend to...more
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2

"According to table 3.9.1, almost all women are non-consumers of tobacco (95%) . . . Compared to women, the proportion of men who consume tobacco is higher (23% versus 5%). Nearly one man out of five smokes cigarettes (19%) and 7% use other forms of tobacco" (page 40).
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2

"The WHO has also made a link between easy access to poison and increased suicide rates. And in Afghanistan, one problem is that poisonous substances are easily accessible. 'In the past few years, it has become easier for people to get hold of medicines and other substances,' Mohammad Rafiq Shirazi, spokesman for Herat's main hospital, told the BBC Afghan Service" (para 19-21).
Oct. 5, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2

"Increase in tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections and HIV among women and the problem of alcoholism and drug addiction among women" (Pg 14).
May 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2

"Miruma is a residential facility at Cessnock in NSW, which provides a diversionary programme for women with co-existing mental health disorders and long-term alcohol and other drug issues. In 2013–14, a total of 52 women participated in the Miruma Programme, up from 42 participants in 2012–13. A total of 63 per cent completed the programme and of these, 79 per cent were released to stable accommodation" (Pg 43).
Feb. 26, 2018, 11:48 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2

"Alcoholic husband was the reason for early widowhood of Chaganti Sammakka too from Thimmapur village of Warangal. Her husband, who was a farmhand was heavily into drinking and left her with two sons, one mentally unsound. Though cheap liquor has been controlled after the Telangana Government cracked the whip against it, that has resulted only in increased sales of ‘brand’ liquor, the women say" (Para 7-8).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2

"Collaboration between government agencies has been strengthened and attention has been drawn to the risk of violence in particularly vulnerable situations such as exposure to honour-related violence and oppression, violence against women with disabilities and women substance abusers" (page 11-12).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is further concerned about…The high level of tobacco consumption among girls compared with the level among boys" (13).
Oct. 2, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2

"So far, over 3,000 defendants have passed through their doors. The concept behind the HTIC [Human Trafficking Intervention Court] is to help women caught up in the sex trade, to recover from their experiences, and to exit prostitution. A defendant can be referred to drug treatment or immigrant legal services, as well as being offered general support and counselling"(para 2)
Sept. 21, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2

"Prewitt said it's important to keep in mind the impact that co-parenting would have on the mother, who always would be confronted with the trauma of her rape. 'It has a really negative affect on women. They're more likely to abuse alcohol; they may not be able to hold a job. ... All these kinds of issues might arise,' Prewitt said. 'It's more like suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. And when you have two parents who cannot co-parent ... you have a certain situation where one parent's rights have to fall away. In this circumstance, it should be the one who committed the bad act'"(para 40).The article estimates that 5,000...more
Sept. 15, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2, MISA-DATA-2

"Women are more likely to have issues with mental illness or addiction, and more likely to have minor children at home who depend on them"(para 3)."Through the eyes of our students, I have seen firsthand the lifelong disadvantages—and systemic injustices—that have landed so many women in prison. I’ve spoken with women who have committed crimes to feed their kids, or as a result of mental illness and addiction, or in some cases because crime had become a cycle of survival in their families and communities"(para 6)
Feb. 10, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2, MISA-DATA-2

"The Committee is also concerned at the lack of data on women drug users in the society and in prisons who are in need of drug dependency treatment and who are living with HIV/AIDS" (8)
Nov. 11, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2

"The nongovernmental organization (NGO) Business and Professional Women’s Club of Barbados (BPW Barbados) operated a crisis center staffed by trained counselors and provided advocacy, crisis and police intervention, and referral services to community resources including legal, medical, addiction, and substance abuse" (8).
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2, MISA-DATA-2

“Forty-two percent of men and 8% of women age 15-49 use tobacco products” (31). “Ninety-two percent of women and 58% of men age 15-49 reported that they do not use any tobacco product (Tables 3.9.1 and 3.9.2). Among women who use tobacco products, the vast majority use snuff; among men who use tobacco products, nearly all smoke cigarettes (Figure 3.5). Among men who smoke cigarettes, one in six men (16%) reported smoking 10 or more cigarettes in the 24 hours prior to the interview” (35). “Tobacco use among men has increased since 2009, from 35% to 42%. During this period, tobacco use among women has remained stable (9% in 2009...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2, MISA-DATA-2

“The majority of women in Nigeria do not use tobacco (data not shown). Thus, an in-depth assessment of tobacco smoking among women is not possible. Table 3.9 shows that 92 percent of men in Nigeria do not smoke tobacco” (52). “The majority of men who use tobacco tend to smoke cigarettes (7 percent). Cigarette smoking among men is highest in the 30-34 and 40-44 age groups (10 percent each). Men in the South East (17 percent) are more likely to use tobacco products than those in the other zones. Tobacco use is highest among men with a primary education (17 percent)” (52). “Among men who smoke, 25 percent smoked 10...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2, MISA-DATA-2

“Few women age 15-49 (5 percent) smoke cigarettes” (188). “Older women are more likely to smoke than younger women; 2 percent of women age 15-19 smoke cigarettes compared with 10 percent of women age 40-44” (188). “One in five women in Hardap (20 percent) smoke cigarettes and 3 percent use tobacco in other forms. Two percent or less of women in Caprivi, Omusati, and Oshana use any type of tobacco. Women’s level of education and wealth status are related to their propensity to smoke. Women with no education and women in the highest wealth quintile are the most likely to use tobacco” (188). “Smoking is more popular among urban women...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2, MISA-DATA-2

“Less than 1 percent of women age 15-49 and 4 percent of men age 15-49 smoke cigarettes” (257). “Less than 1 percent of women age 15-49 smoke cigarettes, and less than 1 percent use other tobacco. Differences by background characteristics are minimal, although 3 percent of women in Northern use tobacco” (270). “Table 15.9.2 shows that smoking is somewhat more common among men than women; 4 percent of men smoke cigarettes or a pipe, and 2 percent use other tobacco” (271). “Table 15.9.2 shows that smoking is more common among men than women; 4 percent of men age 15-49 smoke cigarettes or a pipe, and 2 percent use other tobacco....more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:55 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2, MISA-DATA-2

“The majority of women in Nigeria do not use tobacco (data not shown). Thus, an in-depth assessment of tobacco smoking among women is not possible. Table 3.9 shows that 92 percent of men in Nigeria do not smoke tobacco” (52). “The majority of men who use tobacco tend to smoke cigarettes (7 percent). Cigarette smoking among men is highest in the 30-34 and 40-44 age groups (10 percent each). Men in the South East (17 percent) are more likely to use tobacco products than those in the other zones. Tobacco use is highest among men with a primary education (17 percent)” (52). “Among men who smoke, 25 percent smoked 10...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:53 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2, MISA-DATA-2

“Few women age 15-49 (5 percent) smoke cigarettes” (188). “Older women are more likely to smoke than younger women; 2 percent of women age 15-19 smoke cigarettes compared with 10 percent of women age 40-44” (188). “One in five women in Hardap (20 percent) smoke cigarettes and 3 percent use tobacco in other forms. Two percent or less of women in Caprivi, Omusati, and Oshana use any type of tobacco. Women’s level of education and wealth status are related to their propensity to smoke. Women with no education and women in the highest wealth quintile are the most likely to use tobacco” (188). “Smoking is more popular among urban women...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:52 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2, MISA-DATA-2

“Few women age 15-49 (5 percent) smoke cigarettes” (188). “Older women are more likely to smoke than younger women; 2 percent of women age 15-19 smoke cigarettes compared with 10 percent of women age 40-44” (188). “One in five women in Hardap (20 percent) smoke cigarettes and 3 percent use tobacco in other forms. Two percent or less of women in Caprivi, Omusati, and Oshana use any type of tobacco. Women’s level of education and wealth status are related to their propensity to smoke. Women with no education and women in the highest wealth quintile are the most likely to use tobacco” (188). “Smoking is more popular among urban women...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:50 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2, MISA-DATA-2

“Tobacco use is more common among Kenyan men than women (83 percent of men don’t use tobacco compared with 99 percent of women). Sixteen percent of men smoke cigarettes. Among men who smoke cigarettes, 28 percent smoked more than 10 cigarettes in the past 24 hours” (xxiv). “Tobacco use is more common among Kenyan men than women (83 percent of men don’t use tobacco compared with 99 percent of women). Sixteen percent of men smoke cigarettes. Among men who smoke cigarettes, 28 percent smoked more than 10 cigarettes in the past 24 hours” (255). “Tables 14.6.1 and 14.6.2 show that tobacco use is more common among Kenyan men than women...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:47 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2, MISA-DATA-2

“The majority of women in Nigeria do not use tobacco (data not shown). Thus, an in-depth assessment of tobacco smoking among women is not possible. Table 3.9 shows that 92 percent of men in Nigeria do not smoke tobacco” (52). “The majority of men who use tobacco tend to smoke cigarettes (7 percent). Cigarette smoking among men is highest in the 30-34 and 40-44 age groups (10 percent each). Men in the South East (17 percent) are more likely to use tobacco products than those in the other zones. Tobacco use is highest among men with a primary education (17 percent)” (52). “Among men who smoke, 25 percent smoked 10...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:46 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2, MISA-DATA-2

“Overall, 2 percent of women age 15-49 smoke cigarettes or use some form of tobacco, compared with 22 percent of men. The small number of women who reported tobacco use were as likely to use some other form of tobacco as to smoke cigarettes. Among men, 14 percent smoke cigarettes and 8 percent use other forms of tobacco. Among men who smoke cigarettes, 24 percent smoked 1-2 cigarettes in the 24 hours preceding the survey, 35 percent smoked 3-5 cigarettes, and 31 percent smoked 6 or more cigarettes” (182). “Table 12.11 shows that, among women, tobacco use increases with age, although even among women age 40-49, only 6 percent report...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:45 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2, MISA-DATA-2

“Only 6 percent of women aged 15-49 use tobacco products” (19). “As shown in Table 3.9, only 6 percent of women aged 15-49 are using tobacco, mostly cigarettes. Use of tobacco gradually increases with age. For example, women aged 45-49 are more likely to smoke cigarettes (9 percent) than women aged 15-19 (2 percent)” (30). “Two percent of pregnant women and 4 percent of breastfeeding women smoke cigarettes. Women with no education are more likely to use tobacco than women with some education. Other differences in tobacco use are minimal” (30).
Aug. 6, 2016, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2

"My [Puja] mom didn’t give money to my dad for his drinking, so he beat her.' At minute 26:29, Puja, a child born in the brothel in Calcutta, describes her mother 's abuse at the hand of her father. Puja's mother is a prostitute," (MPH-Coder Comment).
July 27, 2016, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2, MISA-DATA-2

“Twenty-seven percent of men age 15-49 use tobacco products” (33). “The results shown in Table 3.9.1 indicate that less than 9 percent of women said they use tobacco of any kind, and less than 5 percent said they smoke cigarettes, which is a slight decline from the 12 percent and 6 percent recorded in 2008 for overall tobacco use and smoking respectively” (49). “Twenty-eight percent of men age 15-49 use tobacco products, with 27 percent saying that they smoke cigarettes, down from 37 percent in the 2008 SLDHS. Men in the highest wealth quintile, those in the urban areas, and those with secondary or higher education are less likely to...more
May 25, 2016, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2

"In contrast, the prevalence of smoking among females in these countries remained low, ranging from just 2 per cent in Viet Nam to 11 per cent in Myanmar" (28-29). According to Figure 2.7, a little over 10% of women smoked cigarettes while almost 40% of men smoked in 2008 (29).
May 25, 2016, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2

According to Figure 2.5, a little over 40% of women aged 18-29 consume alcohol while over 60% of men within the same age range consume alcohol (28).
May 25, 2016, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2

"For example, an estimated 18 per cent of Swedish females and 15 per cent of Swedish males smoked cigarettes daily" (28).
May 25, 2016, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-2

"For example, in the Czech Republic almost a third of males aged 18–24 years consumed five or more standard drinks in one sitting at least once a week, compared to only 9 per cent of 18–24 year old females" (27).