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Latest items for Burkina Faso

Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Brunei, Burkina Faso, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Djibouti, El Salvador, Estonia, Germany, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Laos, Madagascar, North Korea, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Uruguay
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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July 12, 2021, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Togo
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"The UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) said in June 2020 that the failure to criminalise FGM was putting the lives of girls and women in Mali, as well as from neighbouring states, at risk. It voiced concerns over the transnational nature of the practice, with reports of girls from countries such as Burkina Faso, Benin, Guinea and Togo that prohibit FGM being taken to Mali to undergo the cut in order to avoid prosecution at home" (para 10-11).
July 12, 2021, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"Most countries in West Africa, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo, have adopted laws prohibiting FGM" (para 16).
June 18, 2021, 3:40 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law provides for sentences of three months to one year in prison and a substantial monetary fine or conviction of sexual harassment; the maximum penalty applies if the perpetrator is a relative or in a position of authority, or if the victim is 'vulnerable.' The government was ineffective in enforcing the law. Owing to social taboos, victims rarely reported sexual harassment" (pg 28-29).
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Togo, Uganda
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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June 7, 2021, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Albania, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Brunei Darussalam, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, and others have not entered reservations or have not argued a conflict with Muslim personal law in their reservations" (177).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 80% of births in Burkina Faso were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .12 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Burkina Faso" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Burkina Faso was 8.8 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Burkina Faso was 8.8 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Burkina Faso was 49.6% (p 66).
April 23, 2021, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Burkina Faso isn't safe for female solo travelers. It is highly advised that women stay out of the streets at night, though this advice applies to anyone, really. If you are a woman and you do plan on visiting Burkina Faso alone, use your common sense and be aware of your surroundings at all times. Avoid wearing purses and do not walk alone or ride in taxis at night" (para 13).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

2.0
April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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

Burkina Faso 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: Burkina Faso
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 80% of births in Burkina Faso were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Burkina Faso was 59.6 years for males and 60.9 years for females" (p 42).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Burkina Faso was 76 per 1000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Burkina Faso was 320 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Burkina Faso was 320 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 30, 2021, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"From 2010-2017 in Burkina Faso 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 9%" (p 66).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Burkina Faso of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 56.8%" (p 50).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Burkina Faso is 132.3 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 50).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Feb. 13, 2021, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

Figure 1: Total Fertility Rate for Residents of Urban Slum and Non-slum Areas and for Rural Areas: Selected African Countries, 2003-2004 shows the fertility rate for the countries Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, and Nigeria for different areas of the country (pp. 8). Figure 2: Women-headed households in urban and rural areas in selected African Countries shows the percentage of female headed houses in rural versus urban areas in several countries (pp. 15).
Feb. 13, 2021, 1:20 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria
Variables: BR-DATA-1

Figure 1: Total Fertility Rate for Residents of Urban Slum and Non-slum Areas and for Rural Areas: Selected African Countries, 2003-2004 shows the fertility rate for the countries Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, and Nigeria for different areas of the country (pp. 8).
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:41 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, Central African Rep, Cote D'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

Figure 2: Women-headed households in urban and rural areas in selected African Countries shows the percentage of female headed houses in rural versus urban areas in several countries (pp. 15). Table 3: Percentage of women-headed households, rural and urban, latest available year (1990–2004) shows the difference in percentage of female headed houses between rural and urban areas (pp. 15-16).
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:40 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

Table 1: Sex ratio and share of female population in urban and rural areas, selected countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia, latest available year (1999–2008) shows sex ratios between urban and rural areas in different countries.
Feb. 2, 2021, 11:59 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigeria
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"In these countries [Burkina Faso, Mali, and Nigeria], polygamy is legal, at least to some extent" (para 6).