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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Rep, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Greece, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Malawi, Malta, Mongolia, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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July 29, 2021, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon, Chad, Niger
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"I am worried over rape and sexual exploitation of women and girls displaced by the conflict with Boko Haram who are in need of water and food. There are several reports of sexual abuses, including rape and exploitation, of women and girls living in many internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa states, Chad, Niger Republic and Cameroun. The victims had been displaced from several towns and villages. In 2021, the Nigerian refugee crisis will be going into its seventh year. Since violent attacks of the insurgent group, Boko Haram started to spill over Nigeria’s north-eastern frontier in 2014, Cameroun, Chad and Niger have been drawn into what...more
July 29, 2021, 9:35 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Covid has placed millions more girls at risk of FGM as families have turned back to the practice during lockdowns. It has also resurfaced in countries, including Cameroon, where it had been largely abandoned. The procedure is performed for a number of reasons. In some communities it is a prerequisite for marriage; culture and religion are also used to justify it" (Para 5).
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 11, 2021, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Cameroon adopted its first National Action Plan (NAP) in 2017 for the period 2018-2020" (para 1)
June 11, 2021, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee is deeply disturbed by the persistence of cultural practices and deep-rooted stereotypes relating to the roles and responsibilities of women and men in all areas of life, and affect their enjoyment of all human rights" (para 24).
June 11, 2021, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee notes with concern that, despite some efforts, there is no holistic approach to the prevention and elimination of the various forms of violence against women and girls, particularly female genital mutilation and domestic violence" (para 20).
June 11, 2021, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee notes with concern that, despite the incorporation of the Convention into domestic law and some legislative achievements, a number of discriminatory provisions exist, thus impeding full implementation of the Convention. The Committee is also concerned that the retention of discriminatory laws from two different legal systems, as well as customary law also compounds this problem" (para 16).
June 11, 2021, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee welcomes the establishment, in December 1997, of the Ministry on the Status of Women, which testifies to the Government's political will in promoting the rights of women. It also notes with satisfaction that the Ministry has designated focal points in all the ministries, with a view to taking gender-specific matters into account in all national programmes and policies benefiting women. In particular, it welcomes the national action plan for the advancement of women. The Committee commends the Government of Cameroon for its measures aimed at eliminating the practice of genital mutilation, which is a violation of their human rights and is injurious to the physical and psychological well-being...more
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 69% of births in Cameroon were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were 1.02 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Cameroon" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

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

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

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Cameroon was 41.4% (p 66).
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

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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 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 69% of births in Cameroon were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Cameroon was 56.7 years for males and 59.4 years for females" (p 42).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: IM-DATA-1

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

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Cameroon was 529 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Cameroon was 529 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 30, 2021, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"From 2010-2017 in Cameroon 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 33%" (p 66).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Cameroon of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 35.5%" (p 50).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Cameroon is 119.0 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

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Feb. 13, 2021, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon, Chad
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).
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: Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Cameroon, Chad, Colombia, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

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. 4, 2021, 10:30 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: AOM-DATA-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"But even in their home country, Cameroonian girls are at risk of early marriage and pregnancy. According to UNICEF, in the period between 2008 and 2014, 13 percent of Cameroonian children were married by the time they are 15 and 38 percent by the time they were 18. According to the Cameroon Medical Council, 25 percent of pregnancies occur in school-age girls, and 20 percent of pregnant girls do not return to school" (para 22).