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Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

"The police arrested her husband only once, in 2014, after he broke her nose while she was pregnant. A doctor issued a medical certificate indicating that she needed 21 days of rest for her injuries. Khadija showed the medical certificate to the prosecutor, who gave her an order to present to the police. She did, and the police arrested her husband. But before the case could proceed, Khadija dropped her complaint as she was seven months pregnant and worried what would happen to her if he was tried"(8)
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

"The frail looking 45-year-old woman [widow] has no documents to prove her rights to her husband’s property in the ancient town of Sankhu. She survives on around 75 cents a day from knitting mufflers and woolen caps.win quakes in April and May 2015 killed some 9,000 people in the Himalayan nation, leaving many women to fend for themselves in a country where widows face hostility, abuse, discrimination and even enslavement.Mina Adhikari says her life was shattered after she lost her school teacher husband in the disaster. She is now struggling to bring up their two sons alone"(para 3-5)."She [Lily Thapa, chief of Women for Human Rights] said many widows lacked ...more
Oct. 20, 2017, 10 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

"After her husband’s death, she received a pension of 7,500 afghanis ($120) a month. But a year later that money stopped, she said—the government isn’t sure why—forcing her to ask for her brothers’ help to feed her children" (para 3). "The Afghan Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyred and Disabled says it pays benefits to the roughly 80,000 war widows who have registered to receive them. Wives of fallen soldiers, policemen or other government employees are entitled to a regular stipend equal to their spouses’ salaries, while widows of civilians killed in attacks are permitted 5,000 afghanis a month. But the number receiving benefits is far below the actual number ...more
Sept. 29, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

"As the leader of the rural women’s grassroots organization, Xiufang helps rural women call for change to traditional village rules and regulations; Zhoushan Village was the first village in the country to successfully enhance the gender sensitivity of village regulations. Clauses safeguarding the entitlement to village welfare for divorced or widowed women were also incorporated into the regulations"(para 5)
Aug. 14, 2017, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

"Traffickers, called enganchadores, lurk in migrant shelters on the prowl for potential victims, often young female migrants travelling alone with their children...It usually starts with a trafficker befriending a migrant, showering her with gifts, kind words and offers of help to cross into the United States and pretending to fall in love with the woman, even marrying her, Rigoni said.'The new boyfriend takes them out for dinner, treats them well for a couple of nights ... Then by the third night a car without number plates and blacked-out windows comes and snatches them away,' he said"(para 10, 15-16)
Aug. 14, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

"As for Dita, her husband eventually left her. Since then, she has been selling homemade meals to make ends meet. Still, it is difficult to get by. She is considering returning to her hometown in Bandung, West Java, to live with her parents" (para 21-22).
Aug. 9, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

"Women’s secured rights to land and property promotes their access to bank loans, which in turn can be used to raise agricultural productivity. In fact, depending on the geographical location, the Government has been exempting 25-50 percent tax registration when a woman owns land and property. In case of a single woman, 35 percent tax is exempted". The daughter says this at 0:32 (ENB-Coder Comment)
July 3, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

"The Committee is, however, concerned at reports of poverty among women, in particular women heads of households, widows, women with disabilities and older women" (13)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, SMES-DATA-2

Figure 4.5 shows the percent of households with income below poverty by household type in 2013. For single women with children, 43.1% have an income below the poverty line. For single men with children, 23.6% have an income below poverty. 20.9% of single women without children live below poverty. 17.6% of single men without children live below poverty. 8.5% of married couples with children live below poverty. 4% of married couples without children have an income below poverty (145)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, SMES-DATA-2

“More than four in ten households (43.1 percent) headed by single women with children live in poverty, compared with nearly one in four (23.6 percent) households headed by single men with children and fewer than one in ten (8.5 percent) married couples with children. Married couples without children have the lowest poverty rate (4.0 percent)” (143)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, SMES-DATA-2

“More than half of single women with children live in poverty in Mississippi (54.4 percent), Kentucky (52.8 percent), Alabama and West Virginia (52.4 percent each), and Louisiana (51.5 percent)” (143)
June 6, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

“'Life is harder than during the war… we’re all women on our own with no one to help us'” (1). This is a quote from a war widow at 2:51 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "'If the boats don’t go out to sea, my family will be stranded. It’ll be difficult that day. When the bad weather comes, we starve'” (1). This is a quote from a war widow at 3:53 in the film who supports herself on sorting fish and makes at most a few dollars a day and a few fish (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). “'When my daughter needs her fees, I have to run around and beg people ...more
May 24, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: SMES-DATA-2, ATDW-PRACTICE-3

“The 2010 CEDAW report drew attention on the fact that female divorcees, as well as single mothers, are a particularly vulnerable group in the Netherlands, in the sense that they are more likely to fall into poverty after the dissolution of the marriage” (para 7).
May 2, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: SMES-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1, ATDW-PRACTICE-3, IAW-PRACTICE-1

“Romani women who are single mothers, divorced or widowed face difficulties in securing their rights to housing and land” (16).
March 24, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

"Very poor female heads of household in urban areas also often faced limited employment opportunities, working in domestic labor, sales, and as merchants" (26).
March 9, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

"They claimed the primary motivation for engaging in survival sex was not only their personal survival, but in cases of mothers, the survival of their children.39 Many of the women noted that they would not engage in survival sex if they could find work in either the formal or informal sector... Instead, survival sex appears to be a new coping mechanism that is driven by the breakdown of family and community structures, the loss of associated protection and safety nets, and poor economic opportunity [after the earthquake].... A study by the HAP mirrored these findings, confirming that single mothers are the most vulnerable population to sexual exploitation, and therefore more ...more
Jan. 26, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

"Central America is in the middle of its worst drought in 30 years, threatening food security in countries that already suffer high levels of poverty and malnutrition. While the dry spell has been hard on everyone, it has placed a particularly heavy burden on women, for both economic and cultural reasons" (para 2). This likely contributes to a trend of female-headed households having lower incomes than other types (KH- CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 4, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

“Refugee households headed by women faced difficulty in certifying nationality of offspring in absence of the father, which increased the risk of statelessness among this population. Authorities established civil registry departments and sharia courts in the Za’atri and Azraq camps to help refugees register births. They also declared several amnesty periods for refugees to register marriages and births late without fines” (23).
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

"Considering the household type, single-member households (39.9 percent) were in the most unfavourable position: at-risk-of-poverty rates recorded for female and male single-member households were 42.4 per cent and 36.4 per cent respectively. Compared with 2008, the level of risk of poverty of single member households decreased slightly (by 4.4 percentage points: by 1.4 percentage point for women and by 8.4 percentage points for men). Households facing a risk of poverty higher than the Slovenian average are single-parent families with at least one dependent child (30.7 per cent), of which most are single-mother families" (48)
Nov. 17, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

"Legislative efforts of Parliament have played an important role in enhancing the economic status of women" (14). "On 22 August 2013, additional safeguards guaranteeing the rights of women and other individuals engaged in the performance of family duties were put in place in the Labour Code and in the Law on Employment, which defined the concepts of 'employed persons' and 'unemployed persons' (art. 60), as well as conditions under which 'unsuitable work' cannot be tendered in connection with change of residence, a work location that is inaccessible by vehicle, the unemployed person’s health or age, or other valid reasons (art. 13). Article 68 strengthens safeguards for single and multiple child ...more
Nov. 16, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

"Despite widowhood, Vinita made up her mind to forge on, raising a foster child by herself. Although she had minimal emotional and financial backing from her own family and her late husband’s, she has carried on"(para 6)."Like Vinita, another HIV-positive survivor, Jayamma, 38, has also learned to live life on her own terms. Her husband died a decade ago of AIDS, but because she received a diagnosis early she was able to get treatment, 'even though enduring discrimination at the hands of health workers that comes along with the treatment,' she said. 'As I was ostracized by my natal and marital families as well as all our friends and neighbors, ...more
Nov. 9, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

"The consequences for the women of protracted stigmatisation [the women talked about in the article are the women abducted and exploited by the Lord's Resistance Army in the 1980s, many of whome conceived children in captivity ] can include depression and other forms of mental illness as well as increased vulnerability to future abuse and violence due to economic marginalisation"(para 6)
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

“Rural households are more likely than urban households to be headed by women (47 percent compared with 40 percent)” (8).
Sept. 13, 2016, 5:02 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

“Most of the 170 million Muslims in India are Sunnis governed by Muslim Personal Law for family matters and disputes. Those laws include allowing men to divorce their wives by simply uttering the word ‘talaq,’ or divorce in Urdu, three times — and not necessarily consecutively, but at any time, and by any medium including telephone, text message or social media post. Some women are fed up with what they say is an archaic and patriarchal rule that too often leaves them destitute. Muslim women do not have the same right, and those left by their husbands have no claim to alimony though they can collect a small payment for ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:53 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

“Rural households are more likely than urban households to be headed by women (47 percent compared with 40 percent)” (8).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:52 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

“Rural households are more likely than urban households to be headed by women (47 percent compared with 40 percent)” (8).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:50 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

“Nationally, one-third of households are headed by women. A higher proportion of rural than urban households are headed by women (36 percent and 27 percent, respectively)” (21).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:46 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

“Female-headed households are, for example, typically poorer than male-headed households” (10).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:45 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SMES-DATA-2, SMES-DATA-3

“Nineteen percent of households are headed by women. The proportion of female-headed households is higher among households in urban areas than in rural areas (22 and 17 percent, respectively). The proportion of households headed by women has been increasing gradually over time, from 15 percent in 2003 to 17 percent in 2008 and 19 percent in 2013” (14).
Sept. 6, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

"Women withdraw cases of domestic violence after complaining to the police for a variety of reasons. These women may fear breaking up the family or being on their own. Given the cultural norms, they may be overcome by stigma and shame. They may face pressure from their families or husbands. In the current economic climate, they may be unable to support themselves and their children alone. The lack of economic safety nets is particularly harsh for womenheaded households. Sharing children is often a significant factor for victims’ inability to leave abusive relationships and support themselves and their families apart from abusers. Women who leave their abusers have difficulty enrolling their ...more