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Latest items for Burkina Faso

Sept. 29, 2022, 9:43 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LO-LAW-1, IAW-PRACTICE-1, IAW-LAW-1

"Although the law provides equal property and inheritance rights for women and men, land tenure practices emphasized family and communal land requirements more than individual ownership rights. As a result, authorities often denied women the right to own property, particularly real estate. Many citizens, particularly in rural areas, held to traditional beliefs that did not recognize inheritance rights for women and regarded a woman as property that could be inherited upon her husband’s death" (27).
Sept. 29, 2022, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: WR-PRACTICE-2, IAW-PRACTICE-1

"In the Centre-Est and Nord Regions, primarily in rural areas, self-proclaimed traditional healers performed rituals in which participants denounced others as 'witches' whom they held responsible for their misfortune. Those accused, often elderly women, and less frequently men, were sometimes tied up, humiliated, beaten, brutalized, banned from their villages, or killed. Widows were disproportionately accused of witchcraft by male relatives, who then claimed their land and other inheritance. The law, which was seldom enforced, makes the conviction of physical or moral abuse of women or girls accused of witchcraft punishable by one to five years in prison, a substantial monetary fine, or both" (25-26).
Sept. 29, 2022, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"The Code of Persons and Family establishes equal rights with regards to inheritance of land and nonland assets for sons and daughters (art. 733). The surviving spouse is additionally entitled by law to inherit land and non-land assets (art. 7410)" (4).
Sept. 29, 2022, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LO-LAW-1, ATDW-LAW-1

"Regarding land, the law provides married/unmarried women with the same rights as married/unmarried men to own, use, make decisions and use as collateral (Agrarian and Land Reorganisation Law, art. 62). Additionally, regarding land the law provides women and men with the same rights after divorce or separation to own, use, make decisions and use as collateral (Agrarian and Land Reorganisation Law, art. 62 & Code of Persons and Family, art. 349). Regarding property and other non-land assets, the law provides married women with the same rights as married men to own, use, make decisions and use as collateral (Code of Persons and Family, art. 320). Regarding property and other non-land...more
Sept. 29, 2022, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-DATA-1

"Access to land for women is complex in Burkina Faso. Social and economic constraints limit their access, the legal land tenure system is arcane, and customary rights favor men. Often, sites for bio-reclamation are gifted, and women working these fields are at risk of losing the fruit of their labor once the land is fertile again. Partnering with the National Observatory for Land Tenure in Burkina Faso (ONF-BF), the USAD|REGIS-ER project, which NCBA CLUSA implements in both Burkina Faso and Niger, has sought to secure land rights for women’s groups by obtaining formal documents like APFRs. With formal tenure, women are guaranteed the benefits from the lands they have restored...more
Jan. 26, 2022, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: IIP-SCALE-1

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Sept. 29, 2021, 9:35 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, Niger
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"As of September 30, UNHCR estimated there were 138,404 Malian refugees registered in neighboring Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Niger. New refugee arrivals continued to increase throughout the year due to the conflict and violence in Mali. Despite security challenges, the government reported 74,205 Malian refugees had returned to Mali from neighboring countries as of September 30" (18).
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

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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).