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May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 98% of births in Canada were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Canada was 99.4 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Canada was 99.4 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Canada was 9.5% (p 66).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
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: Canada
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

Canada 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: Canada
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 98% of births in Canada were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Canada was 80.9 years for males and 84.7 years for females" (p 42).
April 5, 2021, 8:46 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"She said she doesn't believe authorities took her daughter's case seriously enough, and that Nichole and her children should have been taken into hiding until their safety could be ensured" (para 11). "And for Indigenous women, the issue is further exacerbated in communities where support services or shelters for women don't exist, said Lavell-Harvard" (para 16). "'It's a story that I have heard again and again--that a restraining order is not worth the paper it's written on'" (para 18). "She added that there needs to be better ways to protect women. One possible way to do that could be to require those accused of perpetrating violence to wear an ankle...more
April 5, 2021, 8:46 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Women's advocates are calling for better support to help reduce femicides, after a recent report showed an uptick in the number of women violently killed in Canada last year" (para 1). "Femicide is the killing of women or girls because they are female. According to a report published this month by the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability, 160 women and girls were victims of femicide in this country in 2020, compared to 146 in 2019" (para 4). "Meanwhile, Indigenous women and girls made up more than one in five victims killed by a male accused" (para 5). "Delilah McKeith is familiar with the impacts of intimate partner violence....more
April 5, 2021, 8:46 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Delilah McKeith is familiar with the impacts of intimate partner violence. In 2017, her daughter Nichole Clifford was murdered by her estranged husband, Robert Clifford, in her Edmonton-area home. The month before her death, Nichole told her husband she wanted a separation. Her mother said Nichole was tired of the abuse she'd been experiencing. McKeith said her daughter's husband used to threaten Nichole, and that he'd broken into Nichole's home on more than one occasion after they separated. Nichole had received a restraining order, but still, he came back. In February 2017, Robert was charged with break and enter and taken into custody. He was released after a few weeks...more
April 5, 2021, 8:46 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Meanwhile, Indigenous women and girls made up more than one in five victims killed by a male accused" (para 5). This suggests that femicide may be a particular problem among Indigenous populations in Canada (RAO-CODER COMMENT). "And for Indigenous women, the issue is further exacerbated in communities where support services or shelters for women don't exist, said Lavell-Harvard" (para 16).
April 5, 2021, 8:46 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"In the four years since her daughter's death, she and her grandchildren have received 'tremendous' support from child services, the government, and from schools. 'I want all victims out there to know that there are avenues [of support] out there,' she said. 'Call your local victim services area, and they've got..tons of help for people who need help in a situation like this'" (para 25-26). This suggests that some social support services are available to victims of violence and their families (RAO-CODER COMMENT).
April 5, 2021, 8:46 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'Femicide doesn’t just happen. It's the final step…in a long pattern of violence for these men,' Dawn Lavell-Harvard, president of the Ontario Native Women's Association, told The Current's guest host Rosemary Barton. 'We need to get tougher and smarter about how we're dealing with the violence in those earlier stages'" (para 2-3). "Femicide is the killing of women or girls because they are female. According to a report published this month by the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability, 160 women and girls were victims of femicide in this country in 2020, compared to 146 in 2019" (para 4). "Amanda Dale is an advisory member with the Canadian Femicide...more
April 5, 2021, 8:46 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"'Femicide doesn’t just happen. It's the final step…in a long pattern of violence for these men,' Dawn Lavell-Harvard, president of the Ontario Native Women's Association, told The Current's guest host Rosemary Barton. 'We need to get tougher and smarter about how we're dealing with the violence in those earlier stages'" (para 2-3). "In 90 per cent of cases where the accused was identified, the accused was male. Meanwhile, Indigenous women and girls made up more than one in five victims killed by a male accused. In cases where the relationship between the victim and accused was known, 41 per cent involved a current or former intimate partner, the report found"...more
April 5, 2021, 8:46 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Women's advocates are calling for better support to help reduce femicides, after a recent report showed an uptick in the number of women violently killed in Canada last year (para 1). "Amanda Dale is an advisory member with the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability.She said the organization's report on femicide tries to highlight that women like Nichole were 'human beings with lives that were cut short, children that lost mothers, families that lost daughters'" (para 12).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Canada was 5 per 1000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Canada was 10 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Canada was 10 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Canada is 7.7 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 50).
March 13, 2021, 7:13 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"In August, the Trudeau government announced that First Nations women would be treated equally under the Indian Act, enabling them to retain their Indigenous status if they marry non-Indigenous men" (para 6).
March 13, 2021, 7:13 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-LAW-1

"In June, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls—launched by the government in 2016 to address endemic levels of violence against Indigenous women and girls—released its final report. The inquiry made 231 recommendations and concluded that acts of violence against Indigenous women and girls amount to 'genocide.' Prime Minister Trudeau vowed that the government will develop a national action plan to 'turn the inquiry’s calls to justice into real, meaningful, Indigenous-led action' (para 7).
March 13, 2021, 7:13 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"In June, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls—launched by the government in 2016 to address endemic levels of violence against Indigenous women and girls—released its final report. The inquiry made 231 recommendations
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Canada, Netherlands, Vietnam
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Jan. 14, 2021, 7:14 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-4

In Canada in 2017, women comprised 21.4% of the police force.
Jan. 12, 2021, 10:15 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-2

“About 960 members of the Canadian military reported being victims of sexual assault in the past year, and 27% of women in the armed forces have been sexually assaulted during their career, according to the country’s national statistics agency. The landmark survey, commissioned by the military, found 1.7% of regular force members of the military had been sexually assaulted in the past 12 months, nearly double the 0.9% rate of sexual assault among working Canadians.”
Nov. 21, 2020, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria, Canada
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

15.1 percent of all active duty are female milary personnel