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Latest items for Swaziland

Jan. 24, 2024, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Laos, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Senegal, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:15 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:06 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland, Togo, Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Jan. 21, 2024, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to a 2023 report on global trends in maternal mortality from 2000-2020 published by the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group, and UNDESA/Population Division, in 2020 the maternal mortality ratio (per 100,000 live births) in Eswatini was 240 (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 20, 2024, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to 2023 World Bank Gender Data collected from the most recent ILO modeled estimates from 2020 onwards, the female laborforce participation rate (as a percentage of the female population ages 15+) in Eswatini is 47.1% (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 7, 2024, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the World Bank, as of 2021, life expectancy in Eswatini is 61 years for women and 53 years for men (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 28, 2023, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to 2019 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, average life expectancy in Eswatini is 53.4 years for men and 63.2 years for women (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 12, 2023, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Libya, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Sept. 29, 2023, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"23.4 births per 1000 population"
June 22, 2023, 11:43 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

"6. (1) No persons related to one another within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity or affinity may marry. (2) The prohibited degrees of relationship by consanguinity are as follows — (a) no person may marry an ancestor; (b) no two persons related to one another in the collateral line may marry if either of them is related to the common ancestor in the first degree."
June 17, 2023, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Belgium, Benin, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cyprus, D R Congo, Denmark, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gabon, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Japan, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Philippines, Portugal, Rwanda, Serbia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Swaziland, Togo, Ukraine, Vietnam
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

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June 4, 2023, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters do not have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Constitution of the Kingdom of Swaziland Act, Sec. 252(2); Administration of Estates Act of 1902, Sec. 68.
June 4, 2023, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: LO-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database (2022), the law does not prohibit discrimination in access to credit based on gender. The WBL database cites the following as the source: no source provided. According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database (2022), a woman cannot sign a contract in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Marriage Act of 1964, Arts. 24 and 25 . According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database (2022), a woman cannot register a business in the same way as a man. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Marriage Act...more
June 4, 2023, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses do not have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Constitution of the Kingdom of Swaziland Act, Sec. 252(2); Administration of Estates Act of 1902, Sec. 68.
June 2, 2023, 8:39 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-8

"Clan membership is important in regulating marriage and succession. Marriage with a person of one's own paternal clan is prohibited (although permissible for the king) but allowed with a woman of the maternal clan. At one time, a preferred form of marriage was the sororate, in which a man married his wife's sister, who became the subsidiary wife ( inhlanti ) . A woman retains her paternal clan name upon marriage, but her children acquire at birth their father's clan name. Paternal rights are acquired by the man's family through the transfer to the woman's family of bride-wealth ( lobola )—valuables such as cattle (and, in modern times, possibly cash)....more
May 1, 2023, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1

"While speaking to TheBody about her concern with the 'backward and oppressive' culture of wife inheritance, the group’s chairperson Gugu Mathobela noted, “It is only in Eswatini where even death cannot separate a woman from her husband. If one’s husband dies, the widow is quickly taken in by the deceased’s brother, in a culture known as Kungenwa [wife inheritance]" (para 22). If the widow is inherited herself, it is not likely that she personally inherits the assets (SFR - CODER COMMENT).
May 1, 2023, 5:38 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"In Swazi culture, decision-making has traditionally been a male prerogative. Women suffer discrimination, are treated as inferior, and are denied rights. Because family-planning decisions are made by men, women are subjected to continuous childbirth by their husbands and in-laws, against their will" (para 10).
May 1, 2023, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: IAD-PRACTICE-1, IAD-LAW-1

"The customary practice and legislation that prohibits the girl child or a woman from taking over her father’s estate is now being challenged in court. This piece of legislation also disallows a woman from taking over from her father and assuming the role of being the head of the household after his death. The customary practice is known as male primogeniture. Primogeniture is a rule of inheritance in common law through which the oldest male child has the right to succeed to the estate of an ancestor to the exclusion of younger siblings, both male and female, as well as other relatives.About six women of Elwandle, with the support of...more
May 1, 2023, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"There are above 20 000 registered title deed land parcels in the country, 8200 are registered under men and more than 7300 are registered under women. Additionally, some of the land registered under Trusts and Companies belongs to Trusts and Companies owned by women" (para 1). "Surely that is a feat to be celebrated for we all know the importance and utility derived from the ownership of land. That notwithstanding a lot of headwinds, such as lower income, lower representations in the echelons of the corporate world and public sector, legal impediments such as the pre- 2012 clause that prevented women married in community of property, from owning immovable property...more
Dec. 8, 2022, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Australia, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, East Timor, Ghana, Guinea, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Kosovo, Malta, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, United States
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-5

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Dec. 8, 2022, 11:45 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Central African Rep, Chad, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Djibouti, East Timor, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: CONST-SCALE-1

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Dec. 8, 2022, 11:44 p.m.
Countries: Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Kenya, Kosovo, Laos, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Maldives, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vietnam
Variables: ATC-SCALE-2

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Dec. 8, 2022, 11:42 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Barbados, Bhutan, Burundi, Chad, Comoros, Congo, D R Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Gambia, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Latvia, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Moldova, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Suriname, Swaziland, Togo, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: ATC-SCALE-1

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Dec. 8, 2022, 6:04 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

National Gender Policy 2010-2020 "The National Gender Policy provides guidelines, indicators and a framework to assist stakeholders to achieve gender equity as provided for in the Constitution of the Kingdom of Swaziland and other relevant International instruments that the country has ratified. The policy will create strategic synergies with various stakeholders to facilitate effective and efficient implementation of commitments that will make a difference in the lives of all people at all levels" (13). "The National Gender Machinery has since been placed under the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office and renamed the Department of Gender and Family Issues Unit. With a National Gender Policy in place and the ongoing support provided...more
Dec. 5, 2022, noon
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

National Gender Policy 2010-2020 "The National Gender Policy provides guidelines, indicators and a framework to assist stakeholders to achieve gender equity as provided for in the Constitution of the Kingdom of Swaziland and other relevant International instruments that the country has ratified. The policy will create strategic synergies with various stakeholders to facilitate effective and efficient implementation of commitments that will make a difference in the lives of all people at all levels" (13). "The National Gender Machinery has since been placed under the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office and renamed the Department of Gender and Family Issues Unit. With a National Gender Policy in place and the ongoing support provided...more
Feb. 5, 2022, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: Malawi, Swaziland, Zimbabwe
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

“Children from Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Eswatini, many of whom entered the country alone, remained vulnerable to labor exploitation and discrimination (see section 2.d, Freedom of Movement). They lacked protection and had limited access to schools and other social welfare institutions, largely due to lack of resources. Coercion, both physical and economic, of girls into the sex industry was common, particularly in Manica Province” (17). This occurred in Mozambique (JLR-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 26, 2022, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: IIP-SCALE-1

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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Iran, Japan, Swaziland
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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