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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Rep, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Greece, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Malawi, Malta, Mongolia, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

1.0
July 29, 2021, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"The mothers called because they had heard the story of a 10-year-old girl who had bled to death after being cut in central Galmudug state in July 2018. It was the first confirmed death in years in a country where any complications arising from FGM are generally denied and it gained worldwide attention. The death was first revealed by a local activist who had been trained by Ahmed’s foundation in how to use the media to publicise her work" (Para 2). "Covid has placed millions more girls at risk of FGM as families have turned back to the practice during lockdowns. It has also resurfaced in countries, including Cameroon, where...more
July 29, 2021, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"'Grassroots campaigners play a big role in lobbying the government, speaking on behalf of children and raising awareness of the risks of FGM within the community,' says Ahmed, who advises the Somali prime minister on gender issues. 'If it weren’t for the local activist we trained who was based in the area, we wouldn’t know the reality of the death of the girl … I don’t want any other girls to die from bleeding'" (Para 4). "The UN has set a target date of 2030 to end the practice. Mireille Tushiminina, head of the UN programme dedicated to eliminating FGM, has a huge task ahead of her and recognises the...more
July 29, 2021, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-2

"Covid has placed millions more girls at risk of FGM as families have turned back to the practice during lockdowns. It has also resurfaced in countries, including Cameroon, where it had been largely abandoned. The procedure is performed for a number of reasons. In some communities it is a prerequisite for marriage; culture and religion are also used to justify it" (Para 5).
July 29, 2021, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"It was when the phone started ringing with calls from worried mothers in Somalia that Ifrah Ahmed knew she was making an impact. The women told her their daughters had been bleeding for hours after undergoing female genital mutilation and asked what to do. Ahmed told them to seek medical attention, and probably saved lives by doing so. The mothers called because they had heard the story of a 10-year-old girl who had bled to death after being cut in central Galmudug state in July 2018. It was the first confirmed death in years in a country where any complications arising from FGM are generally denied and it gained worldwide...more
July 29, 2021, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Ahmed started the Ifrah Foundation, which aims to end FGM in the Horn of Africa, after she left Somalia to settle in Ireland. She has certainly seen the pandemic’s impact on FGM in Somalia, where an estimated 98% of females have undergone the practice – the highest level anywhere in the world" (Para 7).
July 29, 2021, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"When schools were closed during Covid, cutters were going into homes to convince mothers that their daughters should be cut. In response, Ahmed’s foundation trained 80 women in settlements for internally displaced people and distributed radios to receive broadcasts of anti-FGM messaging. Over the past five years, her foundation has trained more than 5,000 university students, MPs, community groups and religious leaders to speak out against the practice, debunking myths around the idea that FGM is a requirement under Islamic law" (Para 8).
July 21, 2021, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"While Somalia has the world’s highest FGM prevalence, with 98% of women having been cut, Egypt has the greatest number of women who have undergone it, according to UNICEF" (Para 12).
June 30, 2021, 1:07 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

"She says that photography in Somalia is considered a man's trade 'especially when it comes to street photography. Women are not expected to be outside documenting day-to-day life, in a place where most people are still busy simply surviving'" (para 6).
June 30, 2021, 1:07 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"On a big white wall in a hotel compound hangs a series of calm, intimate portraits [of both women and men] by two female Somali photographers. 'It's important that women reclaim the public space,' one of the artists, Fardowsa Hussein, says" (para 1-2).
June 30, 2021, 1:07 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"She says that when she is filming on the streets, men often shout at her, telling her she should be indoors rather than embarrassing herself in public. 'I want it to become entirely normal for a woman like me to go out and about, filming and taking photos, without fear of harassment or worse'" (para 3-4).
June 25, 2021, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Brisbane District Court Justice Leanne Clare described the mutilation as child abuse, and said the mother, 45, had taken them to Africa for the purpose of having it done. 'In this case, a woman of unknown ability used a sharp implement to excise the clitoral hood of each girl,' Justice Clare said during sentencing on Thursday. 'The girls were not sedated, there was bleeding and a period of significant pain for perhaps a number of days, there was obvious risk of infection, even death' [Justice Clare]" (para 3-5).
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

3.0
June 2, 2021, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

Somalia has not ratified CEDAW (CODER COMMENT - MAM).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .03 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Somalia" (p 47).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Somalia was 1.1 per 10,000 population" (p 62).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Somalia was 1.1 per 10,000 population" (p 62).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Somalia was 44.4% (p 70).
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: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Bahrain, Brazil, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

3.0
April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Belarus, Brazil, Brunei, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cuba, Djibouti, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Laos, Lesotho, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

1.0
April 16, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

Somalia 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, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Somalia was 53.7 years for males and 57.3 years for females" (p 46).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Somalia was 122 per 1000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Somalia was 2 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Somalia was 2 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 30, 2021, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2020 the maternal mortality ratio for women in Somalia was 2 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 13, 2021, 6:38 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: MARR-LAW-4

The Somali penal code [ . . . ] also punishes same-sex intercourse" (para 17). "The federal Sexual Offences Bill has been submitted before parliament, but had yet to be debated at time of writing" (para 18).
March 13, 2021, 6:38 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The Somali penal code, currently being revised, classifies sexual violence as an “offence against modesty and sexual honor” rather than as a violation of bodily integrity" (para 17).
March 13, 2021, 6:38 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The cases of two girls who were gang raped by civilians and died received significant public attention. Aisha Ilyas Adan, 12, went missing on February 24, and her body was discovered the next day near her home in North Galkayo, Puntland. According to multiple media reports, Aisha was raped, mutilated, and strangled to death. Three men were sentenced to death under Puntland’s 2016 Sexual Offences Act, which includes death penalty sentences for “aggravated” cases of rape" (para 16).