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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Belgium, Benin, D R Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Namibia, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, South Korea, South Sudan, Taiwan, Turkmenistan, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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Aug. 13, 2021, 11 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The report also discusses the situation of Mauritanian female migrant workers who went to work in Saudi Arabia and stayed there for two years, and the problems they faced, such as not being paid salaries and other forms of harassment, including heavy working hours" (19).
Aug. 12, 2021, 11:44 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"With significant variations in the quality of employment, the proportion of informal workers and uninsured workers is... 86% in Mauritania.... On the contrary, self-employment and entrepreneurship constitute the majority of informal labor (and labor in general) in Mauritania. Overall, the situation of women remains more vulnerable. The percentage of informal female workers is ... 87% in Mauritania" (3). "For females, only Mauritania and Sudan keep high rates of self-employment (44% and 32%)" (8). "Mauritania also has a high proportion of informal female employers (33%)" (9). "These results are also different from those known on women's informal labor in the MENA countries, which account for 35% of women's informal non-agricultural labor....more
July 12, 2021, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"Most countries in West Africa, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo, have adopted laws prohibiting FGM" (para 16).
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 11, 2021, 10:14 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Reservation: Having seen and examined the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 18 December 1979, have approved and do approve it in each and every one of its parts which are not contrary to Islamic Sharia and are in accordance with our Constitution. Partial withdrawal of reservation: On 25 July 2014, the Government of Mauritania informed the Secretary-General that it partially withdraws its general reservation made upon accession, which shall continue to apply in respect of articles 13 (a) and 16 of the Convention" (para 47).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 69% of births in Mauritania were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .03 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Mauritania" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Mauritania was 9.3 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Mauritania was 9.3 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Mauritania was 37.2% (p 70).
April 21, 2021, 8:45 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: ATDW-LAW-2

"""Article 7 of the PSC provides that if a guardian authorised the marriage of the minor (or incapacitated person) purely in the interest of the guardian and not in the interest of the minor, the guardian would be subject to the penalties provided in the Penal Code"" (Page 3). It can be assumed that if a minor has a guardian when married- and if the marriage was determined by the guardian to be in the child's best interest- if the child were to be divorced while still under the age of majority, they would return to being a minor in the custody of the original guardian. This because the guardian...more
April 21, 2021, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"There are no laws against sexual harassment" (Page 6).
April 21, 2021, 8:25 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Women’s NGOs reported that sexual harassment was a common problem in the workplace" (Page 6).
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 16, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

Mauritania 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: Mauritania
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 69% of births in Mauritania were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Mauritania was 62.6 years for males and 65.2 years for females" (p 44).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Mauritania was 76 per 1000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Mauritania was 766 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Mauritania was 766 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Mauritania of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 30.5%" (p 52).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Mauritania is 84.0 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 52).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Feb. 18, 2021, 7:04 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

“The girls eventually work up to consuming 16,000 calories a day” (para 6). “And even when food is plentiful, some family members will go without to make sure the girls eat as much as possible” (para 7) This implies that other family members (including men) eat fewer calories by comparison (JCE- CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 18, 2021, 7:04 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-1

“Girls of a West African nation [Mauritania] are forced to consume up to 16,000 calories a day in a bid to make them gain weight so they appear more 'attractive' to men" (para 1). “In the West African culture because bigger women are deemed more beautiful, girls as young as eleven are being force fed to make them fat and more desirable to men. Pictured, a girl is made to eat a large bowl of grain. Sahar visits other feeding camps where girls as young as five and six, like the one above, are being fed larger portions to start stretching their stomachs for when they're older” (caption photo 1)....more
Feb. 18, 2021, 7:04 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: DV-DATA-1

“When there is a food shortage, families resort to a far riskier method - taking chemicals designed to fatten up animals” (para 6). “Hendu's mum Fatimatou uses a stick to make sure the girls keep going: 'If she refuses to eat I will hold her tight and stop her seeing her friends. If she's too strong I will tie her up'” (para 14). “The mothers monitor their children during the feeding season and have sticks that they use to keep them encouraged to carry on eating” (para 15). “But what makes this different and a bit shocking is that these are little girls and this pain and torture [forced feeding]...more
Feb. 18, 2021, 7:04 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: PHBP-DATA-1

“Around a quarter of Mauritanian girls are force-fed, but in rural areas it can be as high as 3/4. The long term health risks for the girls include diabetes, heart disease, and kidney failure” (para 8).