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June 18, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment against women. In May the civil code expanded and clarified what conduct can be considered sexual harassment. The law expands the behaviors included in the definition of harassment, eliminates the statute of limitations of minors seeking to sue on sexual harassment grounds, and requires employers to make affirmative efforts to prevent and address sexual harassment in the workplace" (pg 57).
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, China, Cuba, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Laos, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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June 7, 2021, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"The People's Republic of China does not consider itself bound by paragraph 1 of article 29 of the Convention" (para 15).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in China were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in China was 26.6 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in China was 26.6 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in China was 26.4% (p 66).
May 15, 2021, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-2

"The ten-year-old daughter is scared to hear her father’s name. Though safe in her mother’s home village, she cannot start middle school this September unless her father hands over the family’s household-registration book, or hukou, which is needed to enroll her. Even a screenshot would do, the school principal says. Alas, Ms Wang’s mother-in-law has told her grand-daughter by telephone: 'Your schooling is not our business'" (para 2).
May 15, 2021, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The country’s supreme court has repeatedly told judges to pay more heed to equality for women" (para 2). "In the real world, China’s family courts are places of peril for women like Ms Wang. The details are laid out in two books by Chinese-born legal scholars. Between them they draw on thousands of hours of interviews with small-town judges, lawyers and ordinary folk seeking a divorce, many of them rural women whose views of marriage were transformed by their move to a big city. The first work, 'Divorce in China: Institutional Constraints and Gendered Outcomes' by He Xin of Hong Kong University, was published in January. The second, 'Marriage Unbound:...more
May 15, 2021, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1, ATDW-PRACTICE-2

"China’s family courts are places of peril for women...Chinese judges earn promotions by handling cases quickly and for avoiding complaints and appeals. (A typical judge in a family court may hear 200 cases a year.) They are rewarded for pressing plaintiffs to withdraw divorce suits and try once more to patch up their marriages...Judges routinely refuse first requests for divorce, obliging plaintiffs to come back after a cooling-off period of up to three months. The policy should exclude cases involving violence, but many judges are too scared to declare a husband an abuser. Some judges fear being assaulted themselves. Others worry about presiding over a case that leads to a...more
May 15, 2021, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, MARR-PRACTICE-7, DV-DATA-1

"A woman who moves to her husband’s rural family home is especially vulnerable, Ms Li finds. Typically she would need to seek divorce in her husband’s local court. Often his relatives and neighbours, as well as police officers, decline to testify against a person they see as one of their own. Partly as a result, restraining orders against violent husbands remain vanishingly rare" (para 6).
May 15, 2021, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"In 2019 4.15m couples parted ways. Just 9.47m got married, a record low in modern times" (para 4).
May 15, 2021, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

"A woman who moves to her husband’s rural family home is especially vulnerable...Typically she would need to seek divorce in her husband’s local court. Often his relatives and neighbours, as well as police officers, decline to testify against a person they see as one of their own" (para 6).
May 15, 2021, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2, MARR-DATA-1

"These studies show how sexism seeps into the work of Chinese divorce courts like a poison in the soil or a miasma in the air. The trouble starts before a judge has even opened a case file. Chinese judges earn promotions by handling cases quickly and for avoiding complaints and appeals. (A typical judge in a family court may hear 200 cases a year.) They are rewarded for pressing plaintiffs to withdraw divorce suits and try once more to patch up their marriages. That is one way to respond to Chinese leaders’ angst about soaring divorce rates. In 2019 4.15m couples parted ways. Just 9.47m got married, a record low...more
May 15, 2021, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

"According to the letter of the law, a Chinese family court should be a safe haven for Wang Fumei (not her real name), a 36-year-old battered wife and mother of two...Ms Wang’s meagre income should qualify her for legal aid from the state" (para 1-2). "Judges are quick to spot those who arrive in court desperate for a divorce or for custody of a child. They press such needy parties to give up property or make crippling cash payments to a spouse to 'buy' their freedom. That dynamic hurts women, who initiate 70% of divorces. In other cases the parent with less money, usually the mother, is simply deemed too...more
May 15, 2021, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"In the real world, China’s family courts are places of peril for women like Ms Wang...Judges routinely refuse first requests for divorce, obliging plaintiffs to come back after a cooling-off period of up to three months. The policy should exclude cases involving violence, but many judges are too scared to declare a husband an abuser. Some judges fear being assaulted themselves. Others worry about presiding over a case that leads to a family murder. Women reporting abuse pose no threat, so they are brushed aside. But men who threaten violence are sometimes bought off with property or even child custody, especially when a son is involved...Judges are quick to spot...more
May 15, 2021, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ATDW-LAW-5

"According to the letter of the law, a Chinese family court should be a safe haven for Wang Fumei (not her real name), a 36-year-old battered wife and mother of two. In-store security cameras were rolling when her husband, a heavy-drinking gambler, came to the shop where she worked in southern China, and beat her without pity. The tape is now with the police. It gives Ms Wang grounds to invoke a law against domestic violence that took effect in 2016, allowing judges to punish abusive partners" (para 1). "Judges are quick to spot those who arrive in court desperate for a divorce or for custody of a child. They...more
May 15, 2021, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1, ADCM-PRACTICE-1, CUST-LAW-1, ADDL-DATA-1

"Judges routinely refuse first requests for divorce, obliging plaintiffs to come back after a cooling-off period of up to three months. The policy should exclude cases involving violence, but many judges are too scared to declare a husband an abuser. Some judges fear being assaulted themselves. Others worry about presiding over a case that leads to a family murder. Women reporting abuse pose no threat, so they are brushed aside. But men who threaten violence are sometimes bought off with property or even child custody, especially when a son is involved...Judges are quick to spot those who arrive in court desperate for a divorce or for custody of a child....more
May 15, 2021, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"According to the letter of the law, a Chinese family court should be a safe haven for Wang Fumei (not her real name), a 36-year-old battered wife and mother of two. In-store security cameras were rolling when her husband, a heavy-drinking gambler, came to the shop where she worked in southern China, and beat her without pity. The tape is now with the police. It gives Ms Wang grounds to invoke a law against domestic violence that took effect in 2016, allowing judges to punish abusive partners" (para 1).
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: 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 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in China were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in China was 75.0 years for males and 77.9 years for females" (p 42).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in China was 9 per 1000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in China was 29 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in China was 29 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 19, 2021, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to PEW research, less than 1% of the Chinese population is in polygamous marriages (CM - CODER COMMENT).
March 19, 2021, 3:57 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"Chinese authorities have been trying for three years to reverse the devastating imbalances of their one-child policy and coax couples to have more children... None of this has worked... But now, an economics professor at Fudan University in Shanghai has come up with another — and, unsurprisingly, controversial — solution: Allow women to have multiple husbands, and they will have multiple babies. 'I wouldn’t suggest polyandry if the gender ratio was not so severely imbalanced,' Yew-Kwang Ng, who is Malaysian, wrote in his regular column on a Chinese business website this month. The headline asked: 'Is polyandry really a ridiculous idea?' 'I’m not advocating for polyandry, I’m just suggesting that...more
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in China is 9.2 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 50).