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

"In 2020, 78% of births in Ghana were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .7 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Ghana" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Ghana was 42.0 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Ghana was 42.0 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Ghana was 46.4% (p 68).
May 11, 2021, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"According to Mr. Holortu, out of the 20 percent of cases reported to DOVVSU, only about one percent of the perpetrators are processed for court and are convicted" (para 4).
May 11, 2021, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The unit further adds that about 80 percent of victims do not report domestic violence cases to DOVVSU due to social description. This was revealed by Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Mr Emmanuel Holortu, the Northern Regional Coordinator of DOVVSU [Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit]" (para 2-3).
May 11, 2021, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"'There is a common view in rural communities that 'family problems' such as domestic and family violence are not talked about, which serves to silence women's experience of domestic and family violence and discourage them from revealing violent acts and abuse to the police'. He said the fear of stigma, shame, community gossip, and the lack of perpetrator accountability, put off women from seeking help from the law enforcing authorities. DSP Holortu said the lack of privacy was due to high likelihood that the Police, health professionals and domestic and family violence workers know both the victim and perpetrator and this can hold back womens' willingness to use local services...more
May 11, 2021, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police has revealed that more women and children from the rural areas constitute the worst hit when it comes to domestic and family-related violence" (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: 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: Ghana
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 78% of births in Ghana were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Ghana was 62.5 years for males and 64.4 years for females" (p 44).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Ghana was 48 per 1000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Ghana was 308 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Ghana was 308 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Ghana of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 46.3%" (p 52).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Ghana is 75.1 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 52).
March 19, 2021, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: Benin, Cape Verde, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"Six West African countries have civil codes that formally prohibit polygamy (Benin, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea and Nigeria) but legal restrictions are rarely enforced" (para 1).
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. 26, 2021, 11:39 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

“In Accra, Ghana, women typically work together to manage the environment of the house compound, and are considered primarily responsible for maintaining the spaces between compounds. They are usually responsible for the children, who move from place to place. In addition, even in-house environmental management depends heavily on public infrastructure, such as water pipes and connections. It is difficult to under-estimate this role, including its political dimensions: the negative connotations associated with residency in an informal settlement are (in part) rationalised through an emphasis on cleanliness” (pp. 22).
Feb. 13, 2021, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Botswana, Central African Rep, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Malawi, Namibia, Senegal, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

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, 12:41 p.m.
Countries: Botswana, Ghana
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).
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. 4, 2021, 10:59 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"He said the suspect has been identified as the one who was torturing the deceased in the viral video which led to her death" (para 9) This implies that the socially acceptable practice of torturing 'witches' can lead to death (JCE CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 4, 2021, 10:59 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"One of the main suspects said to have spearheaded the lynching of the 90-year-old woman at Kafaba in the East Gonja Municipality in the Savannah Region last week on the accusation that she was a witch has been arrested" (para 1).
Feb. 4, 2021, 10:59 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Latifah, according to the police is one of the women seen in the viral lynching video, chanting and cheering herself and onlookers and whipping the late Akua Denteh" (para 3).
Feb. 4, 2021, 10:59 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"One of the main suspects said to have spearheaded the lynching of the 90-year-old woman at Kafaba in the East Gonja Municipality in the Savannah Region last week on the accusation that she was a witch has been arrested" (para 1). "This brings the total number of persons arrested and in police custody to six following the murder of Madam Akua Denteh, on July 23, 2020 after a traditional priestess declared her a witch" (para 4).
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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