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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, France, Gabon, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Vanuatu
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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Aug. 27, 2021, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Iran, Jordan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

“The interviews highlighted five cultural areas where being a woman and being a physicist aligned. These areas were religion, social interactions, community goals, femininity, and family life. In Muslim-majority countries, social interactions with the opposite gender are less common and less encouraged than in Western countries. The seven women were mostly educated in gender-segregated classes. As a result, they did not feel out of place in a physics setting because of their gender. The women also noted that when they did interact with men physicists, they did not feel that they had to supress their femininity to have their intellect—and not their appearance—be the focus of the interaction. They put...more
Aug. 27, 2021, 3:07 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Iran, Jordan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

“On family life, the interviews highlighted that the parents of all the study’s participants strongly valued learning and had high expectations of their daughters when it came to education, a factor that the women said influenced their study and career choices. The women also noted no incongruence between practicing religion and working in science, two actions that can be at odds in other cultures. In Muslim cultures, physics is seen as a subject that serves societal goals, such as advancing technology or saving humanity, which align with religious goals” (para 5).
Aug. 27, 2021, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The interviews highlighted five cultural areas where being a woman and being a physicist aligned. These areas were religion, social interactions, community goals, femininity, and family life. In Muslim-majority countries, social interactions with the opposite gender are less common and less encouraged than in Western countries. The seven women were mostly educated in gender-segregated classes. As a result, they did not feel out of place in a physics setting because of their gender. The women also noted that when they did interact with men physicists, they did not feel that they had to supress their femininity to have their intellect—and not their appearance—be the focus of the interaction. They put...more
Aug. 12, 2021, 11:44 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"In Jordan, the proportion of informal Jordanians is 50%, the majority of whom are waged workers in the formal sector. With the majority of informal migrant workers, Palestinians and Syrians, most of whom are waged workers, the share of informal labor rises to 57% (27% for women). Outside the civil service (30% overall and 52% for women), the share of informal labor rises to 81% (55% for women)" (4). "For females, only Mauritania and Sudan keep high rates of self-employment (44% and 32%)... with the lowest percentages in Jordan and Iraq (2%)" (8). "For women's unwaged informal labor, the highest proportions are seen in Bahrain (54%) and Lebanon (58%) due...more
Aug. 12, 2021, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MULV-DATA-1

"For women's unwaged informal labor, the highest proportions are seen in Bahrain (54%) and Lebanon (58%) due to the importance of female domestic labor for female migrant workers... The share of women's informal waged labor in Jordan also rises to 46% for the same reason"(8-9).
June 29, 2021, 9:16 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-4

"Both Madeleine and Shahed were detained under a controversial ‘male guardianship’ system in Jordan that has locked up women and girls for many months at a time without charge or trial, for activities like... having sex outside marriage" (para 3). "According to a 2019 Amnesty International report, many of the girls at this facility were imprisoned simply for breaking gender norms – because they... were accused of having sex outside marriage" (para 14). "The report also details how the police can take women into custody for 'virginity tests' on the request of a family member. Lauren Aarons, an Amnesty legal advisor, told me that women and girls, including in al-Khanza,...more
June 29, 2021, 9:16 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"In 2018, following years of advocacy by women’s rights activists, a new shelter for women and girls opened on the outskirts of Amman, Jordan’s capital" (para 26).
June 29, 2021, 9:16 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Some of the detainees are survivors of violence and sexual abuse" (para 16).
June 29, 2021, 9:16 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

"In 2017, the Jordanian parliament approved a series of important human rights reforms – including the scrapping of the country’s infamous ‘marry your rapist’ law" (para 26).
June 29, 2021, 9:16 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"Under Jordan’s male guardianship system, women need their guardian’s approval to get married and make other important decisions until the age of 30 (and beyond this, if they are deemed by authorities to pose risks to themselves)" (para 17).
June 29, 2021, 9:16 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Aarons says the authorities are doing better to prosecute abusers, but they continue to fail women when it comes to preventive and protective measures" (para 27).
June 29, 2021, 9:16 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, IIP-LAW-1

"Both Madeleine and Shahed were detained under a controversial ‘male guardianship’ system in Jordan that has locked up women and girls for many months at a time without charge or trial, for activities like leaving the family home without permission" (para 3).
June 21, 2021, 6 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Jordan adopted its first National Action Plan (NAP) in 2018 for the period 2018-2021...The focus of the NAP is to ensure national and regional stability through gender equality and women’s participation, particularly in national peace and security efforts. These goals are guided by the four pillars of the Women, Peace and Security agenda – participation, protection, prevention, relief and recovery. The NAP grounds the WPS agenda in the country context, highlighting the need for a gender-sensitive approach to humanitarian response; recognising the varying needs of women in humanitarian crises; and emphasizing women’s agency in the prevention of violent extremism and radicalisation...In terms of budgeting, there is an inclusion of a...more
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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June 7, 2021, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Jordan does not consider itself bound by the following provisions: 1) Article 9, paragraph 2; 2) Article 16, paragraph (1) (c), relating to the rights arising upon the dissolution of marriage with regard to maintenance and compensation; 3) Article 16, paragraph (1) (d) and (g)" (para 35). Article 9 of CEDAW concerns women's right to retain their nationality for themselves and their children (RAO-CODER COMMENT).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Jordan were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .01 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Jordan" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Jordan was 28.2 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Jordan was 28.2 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Jordan was 34.7% (p 6).
May 3, 2021, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"Muna Hamed, 35, a single employee, said she would never accept to be a second wife. 'Those who support multiple marriages use religious justifications to back their opinion. I believe that being single at 30 or 40 or any age is not a good reason to become a second wife. Marriage should be based on love and understanding with the aim of building a home, not breaking another’s,' Hamed said. 'A friend of mine was divorced last year as she did not accept to be called the ‘first wife’ and now she is doing fine with plans to marry her fiance. I think our society exaggerates the (pitiful) condition of...more
May 3, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"A report by the Supreme Judge Department, an independent government body connected directly to the prime minister’s office, stated that 30,538 polygamy contracts were registered among the 402,088 marriage contracts in Jordan over the past five years" (para 5). In other words, 7.6% of marriages were polygamous in the past 5 years (CM - CODER COMMENT).
May 3, 2021, 7:10 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"Polygamy: no constraints aside from classical injunctions that a man must treat all co-wives equitably and provide them with separate dwellings; man must declare his social status in marriage contract" (para 8).
April 30, 2021, 4:34 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"Polygamy is legal for Muslim men according to Jordanian law. The Embassy can neither stop a man from taking a second, third, or fourth wife in Jordan, nor can it get such marriages dissolved. While such marriages will not be recognized by the U.S. government and are not valid for immigration benefits, they are legal in Jordan" (para 6).
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: Algeria, Armenia, Bahamas, Botswana, Brunei, Cape Verde, Chile, Fiji, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Namibia, Oman, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
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: Jordan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Jordan were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Jordan was 72.7 years for males and 76.0 years for females" (p 44).