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June 21, 2021, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"At present, more than 50 countries have adopted NAPs for the implementation of resolution 1325, including 11 countries in the Asia Pacific region (according to the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific [UNESCAP] group of countries) which have adopted WPS action plans: Afghanistan, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste" (8).
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

3.0
June 7, 2021, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Afghanistan ratified the CEDAW in 2003 without reservations" (para 5).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 59% of births in Afghanistan were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .02 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Afghanistan" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Afghanwastan was 1.8 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Afghanwastan was 1.8 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Afghanistan was 42% (p 66).
May 18, 2021, 6:37 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Afghanistan outlawed the practice in 2018, but the country's Independent Human Rights Commission said in September that women were still being forced to undergo the tests" (para 22). This suggests that virginity tests may still be used to shame women in Afghanistan, an indication of rape culture (RAO-CODER COMMENT).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Lesotho, Liberia, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Yemen
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

4.0
April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Bahrain, Brazil, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

3.0
April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Belarus, Brazil, Brunei, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cuba, Djibouti, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Laos, Lesotho, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

1.0
April 16, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

Afghanistan does not have restrictions on adoption of children of a certain sex based on the sex and marital status of the adoptive parent.
April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 59% of births in Afghanistan were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Afghanistan was 61 years for males and 64.5 years for females" (p 42).
April 2, 2021, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"While Afghanistan's laws give women equal rights to own land and property, ignorance, weak law enforcement, and social norms have combined to deprive Afghan women of their property rights" (para 5). "The Ministry of Urban Development and Land (MUDL) – formerly ARAZI – has been improving land administration and promoting better access to registration services, especially for women" (para 7). "This effort has been supported initially by the UN Habitat's City for All Program, and subsequently through the Afghanistan Land Administration System Project (ALASP) financed by the World Bank and the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF). So far MUDL has issued 34,370 Occupancy Certificates (OC) and more than half include...more
April 2, 2021, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"Experts estimate that less than 5 percent of land ownership documents in Afghanistan include the name of a female owner" (para 5).
April 2, 2021, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"A cook, a mother of three, and now a widow of an Afghan soldier, Nasiba faced pressure from her in-laws to move out. As a woman living in a non-planned area in Gozar 6 in Bamiyan province, she lacked proof of ownership and feared eviction" (para 2). "While Afghanistan's laws give women equal rights to own land and property, ignorance, weak law enforcement, and social norms have combined to deprive Afghan women of their property rights" (para 5).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Afghanistan was 62 per 1000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Afghanistan was 638 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Afghanistan was 638 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 30, 2021, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"From 2010-2017 in Afghanistan the proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15-49 years subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months was 46%" (p 66).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Afhanistan of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 42.2%" (p 50).
March 25, 2021, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"A radio and television broadcaster in eastern Afghanistan that has had four of its female employees murdered since December has said it will not hire any more women until security in the country improves" (para 1).
March 25, 2021, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"A radio and television broadcaster in eastern Afghanistan that has had four of its female employees murdered since December has said it will not hire any more women until security in the country improves" (para 1). "The broadcaster, Enikass Radio and Television, has also told all female employees to work from home. Islamic State (Isis) has claimed responsibility for killing all four women, but Enikass also blames the Afghan government for not providing adequate security" (para 2). "'It’s our priority to protect our female staff now. We are working in a dangerous field,' Latifi said. 'Extremist groups and terrorists, like Daesh [Isis], try to make it impossible for us to...more
March 25, 2021, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"Patricia Gossman, associate Asia director for Human Rights Watch, said: 'Afghan women journalists are being targeted not just for the issues they cover but also for challenging perceived social norms, by taking on public roles and working outside the home. And now the only option they are offered is to do precisely that: stay home or flee the country' (para 11-12). “Violence and fear have eroded the most fundamental elements of an open society in Afghanistan – gains in women’s equal participation that no one in power seems committed to protect,” she said
March 25, 2021, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"A radio and television broadcaster in eastern Afghanistan that has had four of its female employees murdered since December has said it will not hire any more women until security in the country improves. The broadcaster, Enikass Radio and Television, has also told all female employees to work from home. Islamic State (Isis) has claimed responsibility for killing all four women, but Enikass also blames the Afghan government for not providing adequate security. Three women who worked in the dubbing department – Mursal Wahidi, 25; Sadia Sadat, 20; and Shahnaz Raofi, 20 – were killed on their way home from work in two separate attacks by gunmen on 2 March...more
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Afghanistan is 62.0 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 50).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 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

4.0
Feb. 10, 2021, 11:51 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“This phenomenon presents a system of gender reversal in Afghanistan. Whereas rural Pashtun culture remains largely misogynistic and male-dominated due to deeply-ingrained Islamic values, teenage boys have become the objects of lustful attraction and romance for some of the most powerful men in the Afghan countryside” (para 3).