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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Nigeria, Palestine, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

6.0
Sept. 8, 2021, 6:18 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"...Preference for male births coincide with demography as more boys than girls are born. The United Nations Population Division reported that male children in 2016 reached 20,159,730, while female children totaled 19,044,399..." (para 7).
Sept. 8, 2021, 6:18 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ISSA-PRACTICE-1

"In the Philippines, while preference for sons is a traditionally accepted fact, sex-selective abortion remains an overlooked research theme due to the illegality of abortion in the country, along with the moral and religious underpinnings in a predominantly Catholic country. Preference for male births coincide with demography as more boys than girls are born..." (para 7).
Sept. 8, 2021, 6:18 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"In the Philippines, while preference for sons is a traditionally accepted fact, sex-selective abortion remains an overlooked research theme due to the illegality of abortion in the country, along with the moral and religious underpinnings in a predominantly Catholic country" (para 7).
Aug. 6, 2021, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia, Philippines
Variables: LDS-LAW-1

"Reports of east African workers being raped and tortured across the region and haunting videos of Kenyan women pleading for help after allegedly being abused by their employers saw the Kenyan government follow other countries such as Indonesia and the Philippines in banning its citizens from travelling to work in the Gulf in 2014" (para 7).
July 17, 2021, 10:03 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"'Sometimes because of impoverishment of our families, the parents themselves are the ones who are the perpetrators,' Brosas said. 'As long as they are being sent money from people ... they force their children into sexual abuse.' Before Covid-19, the Philippines was a popular destination for sex tourists, due to lax regulations and poor enforcement against sex trafficking or abuse. 'Pre-pandemic, there are tourists with very young people with them -- 16, 15 (years old), in hotels,' Brosas said. The Philippines is ranked Tier 1 by the US State Department's anti-trafficking agency, which means it 'meets the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.' However, on the ground, there are...more
July 17, 2021, 10:03 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Acupinpin said she had been reluctant to come forward as a child because she feared people would blame her for the abuse. 'I was scared that they might say, he's my stepfather, I gave him my consent,' she said. After Acupinpin's teacher notified the police about her injuries, she was removed from her parents' care and placed in a care center for abuse survivors -- but she didn't initially tell anyone about the sexual abuse. 'I kept it to myself because I was so scared, because his threats still lingered in my mind,' she said. It was only after she spoke with other children at the orphanage who had also...more
July 17, 2021, 10:03 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"As of 2019, the Philippines recorded 55 births annually per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19, according to the World Bank. To put that in perspective, the global average for that age group is 41.6 births per 1,000 women, according to the World Bank; in the US, that figure is 16.7. 'We have so many 15-year-olds who give birth in our wards, and their partners are 30, even 40 years old," said Madrid. "When we look at our statistics in our women and children's protection units (in hospitals) ... we find that the age where we have the highest incidence of sexual abuse is 13 to 15. It's a mountain...more
July 17, 2021, 10:03 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Child sexual abuse is rampant in the Philippines, which activists say is partly driven by the country's law regarding the age at which girls can legally consent to sex. At just 12 years old, it's the youngest age of consent in Asia -- and one of the youngest in the world. Opponents of the law say children that age are incapable of giving consent, and less likely to know how to call for help. The law protects predators, critics say, because they can claim victims consented -- and children as young as 12 can often be coerced or threatened into silence" (para 5-7). "Brosas and a number of lawmakers are...more
July 17, 2021, 10:03 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Victims' advocates also argue the low age of consent contributes to what international rights organizations have described as high levels of sex trafficking and teenage pregnancy in the Philippines, compounded by gaps in the enforcement of existing laws" (para 8). "From March to late May alone last year, as the country entered a strict coronavirus lockdown, the government's cybercrime unit received 280,000 reports of online child sexual exploitation located in the country from a US nonprofit that receives referrals from major internet companies. That's more than three times the number of reports received during the same period the year before. Some of those reports were about the same piece of...more
July 17, 2021, 10:03 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"'In the Philippines, we have about one woman or child raped every 53 minutes,' said Rep. Arlene Brosas of the Gabriela Women's Party, citing 2016 data from non-profit organization Center for Women's Resources. 'We believe it is much worse -- especially that child victims of sexual abuse are very prevalent.' Brosas and a number of lawmakers are now fighting to raise the age of consent to 16" (para 9-10). "The penal code is 'one of the oldest laws in the Philippines,' said Selena B. Fortich, Philippines country program manager for child protection at the NGO Plan International. 'It has many archaic provisions -- many do not apply and should not...more
July 17, 2021, 10:03 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"Victims' advocates also argue the low age of consent contributes to what international rights organizations have described as high levels of sex trafficking and teenage pregnancy in the Philippines, compounded by gaps in the enforcement of existing laws" (para 8). "As of 2019, the Philippines recorded 55 births annually per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19, according to the World Bank. To put that in perspective, the global average for that age group is 41.6 births per 1,000 women, according to the World Bank; in the US, that figure is 16.7. 'We have so many 15-year-olds who give birth in our wards, and their partners are 30, even 40 years...more
July 17, 2021, 10:03 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Elections are less than a year away -- at which point lawmakers will have to start over from scratch. If it doesn't pass before then, the bill's supporters say millions of children will remain vulnerable to exploitation -- and with reports of images depicting child sex abuse skyrocketing during the pandemic, the threat has never been more urgent" (para 12). "The Philippines is the world's largest source of livestreamed child sex abuse, according to UNICEF -- but children are also being abused offline at home. In a 2015 study involving 3,866 Filipino respondents aged 13 to 24, about 3.2% said they had been raped during childhood. And more than 17%...more
July 17, 2021, 10:03 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The age of consent 'was never prioritized as much as other issues,' said Fortich, from Plan International. 'That's a big challenge in terms of enforcement of the law. There's a gap in terms of implementation'" (para 29).
July 17, 2021, 10:03 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Antonette Acupinpin was 7 when the sexual abuse started. She had already endured years of beating and physical violence from her mother and stepfather, she said -- but then he took it a step further. He would put a long knife near her face during the abuse, and threaten to kill her mother and brother if she reported him, she said. Terrified and ashamed, she didn't tell anyone for a year and a half -- until a school teacher saw her with a black eye and notified the police. 'I felt hopeless,' said Acupinpin, now 23. 'It felt like I had nowhere to go because it's my family who was...more
June 21, 2021, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"At present, more than 50 countries have adopted NAPs for the implementation of resolution 1325, including 11 countries in the Asia Pacific region (according to the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific [UNESCAP] group of countries) which have adopted WPS action plans: Afghanistan, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste" (8).
June 16, 2021, 3:29 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Philippines adopted its most recent National Action plan (NAP) in 2017 for the period 2017-2022...The NAP’s overall goal is to ensure the expansion of women’s role in the various spaces for peace and security. In this regard, it highlights women’s agency, both as leaders and participants, in the peace process of the country. It seeks to continue the best practice of women’s presence in formal peace negotiations as well as in other informal spaces (i.e., civil society and grassroots participation). The NAP does not have a detailed monitoring and evaluation framework, but identifies monitoring and evaluation among the NAP’s standalone pillars and objectives. While the NAP does not have...more
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, East Timor, Eritrea, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Mauritius, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

2.0
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 93% of births in Philippines were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 47).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .13 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Philippines" (p 47).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Philippines was 49.4 per 10,000 population" (p 62).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Philippines was 49.4 per 10,000 population" (p 62).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Philippines was 15.7% (p 70).
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

3.0
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 16, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

The Philippines 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: Philippines
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 93% of births in Philippines were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 47).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Philippines was 66.2 years for males and 72.6 years for females" (p 46).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Philippines was 28 per 1000 live births" (p 47).