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June 11, 2021, 10:32 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"'The Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan declares that it does not consider itself bound by paragraph 1 of article 29 of the Convention'" (para 60).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 69% of births in Pakistan were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 47).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .11 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Pakistan" (p 47).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Pakwastan was 6.7 per 10,000 population" (p 62).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Pakwastan was 6.7 per 10,000 population" (p 62).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Pakistan was 52.1% (p 70).
May 18, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-LAW-3

"Sahar Bandial, one of the lawyers who filed the petition in the Lahore case, said the tests were used to discredit women based on unscientific assessments of their sexual history" (para 14). "But invasive 'virginity tests' continue in Pakistan, and remain legal in parts of the country not affected by the ruling in Lahore. The practice has been in force in the South Asian region since the colonial era and has been documented in at least 20 countries worldwide, according to the UN and WHO" (para 19).
May 18, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"There was national outrage in September after a woman in Lahore was gang-raped in front of her children when her car broke down by the side of the road. The case prompted protests across the country and led the president to approve a tough new rape bill designed to speed up trials" (para 18).
May 18, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The Lahore High Court judge, Ayesha Malik said the tests were 'humiliating' and 'had no forensic value'. The ruling followed two petitions filed in Punjab province by rights activists. Campaigners have long demanded an end to virginity tests as part of the medical evaluation in rape cases, saying they have no scientific basis" (para 3-5). "Sameer Khosa, a lawyer representing the petitioners in the Lahore case, told the BBC the ruling had 'established very clearly that the virginity test has no forensic value in any case involving sexual violence'. Mr Khosa said he hoped the relevant authorities would 'reset their procedures in the light of this ruling and say goodbye...more
May 18, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Relatively few rapes are reported in Pakistan, as survivors can face social stigma. In cases that are reported, few offenders are convicted because of weak laws and complicated procedures" (para 17).
May 18, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Human rights campaigners have welcomed a decision by a Pakistani court outlawing so-called "virginity tests" in rape examinations. The ruling, which applies in Punjab province, will end the practice of physical checks for an intact hymen and the invasive 'two-finger test'" (para 1-2). "Monday's ruling applies in Punjab but may serve as a precedent for petitions in other provincial high courts. A similar petition is currently pending in the Sindh High Court" (para 6). "The 'two-finger test' is performed manually by inserting one or two fingers into a woman's vagina to test for its laxity and for the presence of a hymen - in theory to determine whether or not...more
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

4.0
April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burma/Myanmar, Haiti, Iran, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sudan, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

4.0
April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burma/Myanmar, Haiti, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, United States, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

2.0
April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 69% of births in Pakistan were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 47).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Pakistan was 65.7 years for males and years for 67.4 females" (p 46).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Pakistan was 69 per 1000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"In recent weeks, Noor has organised medical camps to speak to poorer Pakistani women about the health issues in their marginalised communities, most of which are linked to water and sanitation. Pakistan has among the world's worst access to safe water, with almost 80% of the population unable to access clean drinking water. 'You realize how inaccessible and unaffordable healthcare is for a lot of communities,' Noor said. 'I might have access to healthcare, but they won't'" (para 7-8). "In the early days of the virus, female health workers who took part in door-to-door mass awareness campaigns about Covid-19 faced hostility and violence. 'As domestic violence increased during the pandemic,...more
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DLB-DATA-1

"During the pandemic Pakistan has seen…an increased burden of domestic and care work imposed on working women" (para 5). "Najeeb said women have faced a significant rise in care work at home, exacerbated by the increase in domestic violence" (para 13).
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"During the pandemic Pakistan has seen a sharp rise in domestic violence cases" (para 5). "Najeeb said women have faced a significant rise in care work at home, exacerbated by the increase in domestic violence" (para 13).
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"In the early days of the virus, female health workers who took part in door-to-door mass awareness campaigns about Covid-19 faced hostility and violence. 'As domestic violence increased during the pandemic, the lady health workers were the only form of care available to survivors of domestic violence,' said Syed. 'They're the backbone of the public health system of the country'" (para 15).
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"A march during the time of Covid is a difficult thing to plan safely. For Pakistan's women, determined to have their 'Aurat March' today, there are other risks - to their physical safety as well as of online abuse and trolling" (para 1).
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"A march during the time of Covid is a difficult thing to plan safely. For Pakistan's women, determined to have their 'Aurat March' today, there are other risks - to their physical safety as well as of online abuse and trolling" (para 1). "Noor is an organizer for this year's masked nationwide rallies. She said she could not give her surname for fear of reprisals over her work" (para 2). "In the early days of the virus, female health workers who took part in door-to-door mass awareness campaigns about Covid-19 faced hostility and violence" (para 15).
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Organisers are also callig for universal access to contraception and safe family planning, said Noor. 'Our healthcare system doesn't believe that women can make their own decisions. That's our cultural mindset - there are so many hindrances and limits on women's decision-making'" (para 16).
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Nearly half of Pakistani mothers face malnutrition and almost 40% of children under five are stunted" (para 11).
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"A march during the time of Covid is a difficult thing to plan safely. For Pakistan's women, determined to have their 'Aurat March' today, there are other risks - to their physical safety as well as of online abuse and trolling" (para 1). "'The pandemic has hindered mobilisation significantly,' said Noor, who added that the closure of public transport alone has been a huge obstacle to women in the country. But it is the healthcare crisis that is the focus of this year's marches in Pakistan to mark International Women's Day. The event is being organised online as well as on the streets, with organisers encouraging women to stay at...more
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"In recent weeks, Noor has organised medical camps to speak to poorer Pakistani women about the health issues in their marginalised communities, most of which are linked to water and sanitation. Pakistan has among the world's worst access to safe water, with almost 80% of the population unable to access clean drinking water. 'You realize how inaccessible and unaffordable healthcare is for a lot of communities,' Noor said. 'I might have access to healthcare, but they won't'" (para 7-8).
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"This is evident in the country's maternal mortality statistics: 140 maternal deaths per 100,000 births" (para 11).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Pakistan was 140 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Pakistan was 140 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).