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June 7, 2021, 6:07 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"With regard to article 29 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, the Government of the Republic of India declares that it does not consider itself bound by paragraph 1 of this article" (para 28).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 81% of births in India were attended by skilled health personnele" (p45 ).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in India was 17.3 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in India was 17.3 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in India was 51.4% (p 68).
May 18, 2021, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"That’s why women from the community decided to step up in 2014. They were acting on intervention by Schoolnet, an NGO that works in the area of health and women empowerment. It had trained female volunteers from 20 villages of the Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts over a week under a program called Arogya. After the training, these women took an exam, post which they were entrusted with the responsibility of tracking the health of pregnant, newlywed and adolescent women in their villages" (para 7).
May 18, 2021, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"It’s the job of the government-affiliated ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers to supervise the health and hygiene issues in rural India. One ASHA worker is mandated to look after a population of 1,000. But in Upper Assam 'They are more often swamped with work,' says Nitumoni Gogoi, a resident of Nagajan village in Tinsukia district" (para 6). "Despite this, the unwritten rules of patriarchy that tend to govern women’s bodies and their reproductive rights posed a big challenge for them. They faced resistance every time they tried to recommend vitamin supplements to women. A lot of elderly members, particularly in-laws, in the region believed that the consumption of vitamin...more
May 18, 2021, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In fact, according to the latest National Family Health Survey report, Upper Assam records the highest number of maternal deaths in the country 229 per 1,00,000 births. This tally is double the national average" (para 3-4).
May 18, 2021, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"Hemanti Dhara Das was severely underweight and anemic at the time of her pregnancy. Her weight had dropped to 32 kg and her haemoglobin level had dipped to 6 gm/dl. While she managed to deliver her baby, she died three months later because of complications arising out of childbirth. Das, who stayed in the Tinsukia district in Assam, is not alone to meet such a cruel fate. Hundreds of women die in Upper Assam every year because of anemia, blood pressure and malnutrition" (para 1-3). "But a group of women from 20 villages of Upper Assam are on a mission to save their kind from the clutches of death and...more
May 18, 2021, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"But a group of women from 20 villages of Upper Assam are on a mission to save their kind from the clutches of death and promote institutional and safer deliveries. Since 2014, their intervention has brought down the number of maternal deaths in these villages from 18 to two last year. The instances of home delivery have also reduced from 134 to one in the same period. They are all homemakers, who volunteer in their free time" (para 5). "That’s why women from the community decided to step up in 2014. They were acting on intervention by Schoolnet, an NGO that works in the area of health and women empowerment....more
May 18, 2021, 6:34 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"India outlawed the test in 2013, and its court order was quoted by Justice Malik in her ruling in Pakistan on Monday" (para 21). India outlawed virginity tests in 2013 (RAO-CODER COMMENT).
April 26, 2021, 6:57 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"Polygamy is illegal in India for every religion except for the Islam religion where limited polygyny up to four wives is permitted but polyandry is absolutely prohibited" (para 1).
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 19, 2021, 12:18 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"[. . .] at least 88 rapes are recorded each day and the conviction rate is less than 30 per cent, according to a 2020 report from India's National Crime Records Bureau. The actual number of rapes is likely to be much higher as social stigma and poor faith in police and the judicial system discourage women and others from reporting instances of sexual violence" (16-17).
April 19, 2021, 12:18 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Several prominent politicians have connected instances of rape and sexual assault to women's outfits, according to the BBC, while restrictions on women and girls' clothing are common in rural India, where some have also been banned from using mobile phones" (para 23).
April 19, 2021, 12:18 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Speaking during a workshop on the protection of child's rights earlier this week, the newly-sworn-in chief minister of Uttarakhand state criticised an unnamed woman he had met on a flight Rawat said the woman was travelling with two children and was 'wearing boots, jeans ripped on the knees, and had several bracelets on her arm. 'You can run an NGO, wear jeans ripped at the knees, move about it society, children are with you, what values you will teach?,' he asked" (para 3-5). "Rawat, a member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), criticised parents for allowing their children - particularly girls - to wear ripped...more
April 19, 2021, 12:18 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"Rawat's comments drew fury and ridicule on social media from women, activists and opposition politicians - with the opposition Congress party demanding Rawat apologise to women or resign. Jaya Bachchan, a member of India's upper house of Parliament, said that 'this was the kind of mindset that encourages crimes against women'" (para 8-9). "Women, weary of having their clothing choices policed by politicians, shared photos of themselves in ripped jeans and shorts on social media.'Rapes do not happen because women wear short clothes but because men like Tirath Singh Rawat propagate mysogyny and fail to do their duty,' Swati Malwal, chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women, wrote on Twitter...more
April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 81% of births in India were attended by skilled health personnele" (p45 ).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in India was 64.7 years for males and 70.3 years for females" (p 44).
April 6, 2021, 4:57 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The railway ministry on Saturday issued guidelines for the security of women across trains and stations and asked the Railway Protection Force (RPF) to analyse the data of crimes against women over the last five years and create a database of such criminals operating on railway premises" (para 2). "'All the Post Commanders (PC) should get details of the incidents of crime against women including rape reported during last five years and should analyse data thoroughly. The reasons for such offences, gaps in security procedure, failures of security apparatus, modus operandi of criminals involved, vulnerable section of women, places, duration day, month and year, status of investigation/prosecution of past cases,...more
April 6, 2021, 4:57 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"The railway ministry on Saturday issued guidelines for the security of women across trains and stations and asked the Railway Protection Force (RPF) to analyse the data of crimes against women over the last five years and create a database of such criminals operating on railway premises" (para 2). "'All the Post Commanders (PC) should get details of the incidents of crime against women including rape reported during last five years and should analyse data thoroughly. The reasons for such offences, gaps in security procedure, failures of security apparatus, modus operandi of criminals involved, vulnerable section of women, places, duration day, month and year, status of investigation/prosecution of past cases,...more
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: IM-DATA-1

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

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in India was 145 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in India was 145 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 30, 2021, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"From 2010-2017 in India 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 22%" (p 68).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in India of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 72.8%" (p 52).
March 24, 2021, 4:50 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"'As it is our classes have been quite erratic because of the constant threat of extremist violence in the region. There have been so many times when I have not been able to attend school due to some incident. Last year, my sister had to drop out of school because my mother could not find work to pay for her education. And moreover, in my community girls do not study beyond Class Five. Why would my situation be any different'" (para 4). "Across Bengal, today, millions of girls are getting back to school and those at the verge of being pulled out are able to continue their studies thanks to...more
March 24, 2021, 4:50 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Being the daughter of a sanitation worker, who belongs to one of the most backward and outcast communities, depravation and discrimination have been a part of the 16-year-old’s life for as long as she can remember. So naturally, she was ready to give up the ‘perk’ of schooling after which she knew she parents would start talking about an early marriage" (para 3).