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Latest items for Sri Lanka

Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau, Niger, Sri Lanka
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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June 21, 2021, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
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 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, China, Cuba, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Laos, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

1.0
May 24, 2021, 11:35 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"The Cabinet has closed the doors for polygamy that prevailed under the Muslim Marriage laws" (para 2).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Sri Lanka were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 47).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .01 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Sri Lanka" (p 47).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Sri Lanka was 21.8 per 10,000 population" (p 62).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Sri Lanka was 21.8 per 10,000 population" (p 62).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Sri Lanka was 32.6% (p 72).
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: 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: 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: Sri Lanka
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

Sri Lanka 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: Sri Lanka
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Sri Lanka were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 47).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

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

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Sri Lanka was 7 per 1000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Sri Lanka was 36 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Sri Lanka was 36 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 30, 2021, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2020 the maternal mortality ratio for women in Sri Lanka was 36 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Sri Lanka of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 74.3%" (p 54).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Sri Lanka is 21.0 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 54).
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

4.0
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:40 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

Table 1: Sex ratio and share of female population in urban and rural areas, selected countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia, latest available year (1999–2008) shows sex ratios between urban and rural areas in different countries.
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

3.0
Dec. 20, 2020, 8:50 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

“As of 2008 there were three female officers of the rank of Major General and one Commodore [in Sri Lanka].”
Dec. 20, 2020, 8:46 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: EWCMS-PRACTICE-1

“The army [of Sri Lanka] has been recruiting women since 1979. Now, they are some 700-strong in number, and a few have risen to the rank of major.”
Dec. 1, 2020, 11:41 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"In countries like India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, where arranged marriages are common, the social and familial pressure on a woman to stay married even in abusive relationships appears to be one of the factors that increases the risk of suicide in women. Dowries, which involve a continuing series of gifts before and after marriage, complicate the problem. When dowry expectations are not met, young brides can be harassed to the point where they are driven to suicide. In some cases families oppose the marriage of young couples, who face the unsolvable conflict of either living apart or severing ties with their families; choose suicide – either together or alone"...more
Dec. 1, 2020, 11:31 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"One old proverb, particularly popular with politicians of the Rajapakse Regime (2005- 2015), is gedara sandu batha idenka vitharai, which translates as ‘violence in the home is only until the rice is cooked’, and which constructs domestic violence as a momentary disruption in an otherwise calm and peaceful household" (para 7).
Dec. 1, 2020, 11:18 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"A Sinhala [proverb] suggests that ‘there are three things you can beat: the dog, the drum and the woman’" (para 12).
Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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