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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, France, Gabon, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Vanuatu
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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Sept. 8, 2021, 6:17 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, ASR-PRACTICE-1

"Hans Lemoine, a slöjd (crafts) teacher in Sweden, noted that girls in his classes are often more focused and determined to finish their projects. 'More boys have a happy-go-lucky or impatient attitude than girls and need more prodding and guidance to finish their work,' he said. Lemoine explained that slöjd is a subject that inculcates independence, responsibility, curiosity, and creativity among young people in Sweden, and is part of the gender-equality framework in the education system" (para 6).
Sept. 8, 2021, 6:17 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"...Overall, boys outnumber girls in Sweden. In 2017, the Statistics Sweden registered 59,000 live births of males and 56,000 live births of females in a population of 5,083,000 men and 5,038,000 women" (para 4).
Sept. 8, 2021, 6:17 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ISSA-PRACTICE-1

"...Sweden is often ranked in the top 5 of gender-equal countries, yet there is a little-known fact about Sweden: Parents prefer to give birth to female children than males, according to a study. A 2018 study by Vitor Miranda et. al. ('Parents’ Preferences for Sex of Children in Sweden: Attitudes and Outcomes') attributes this to the Swedish context that is based on individualism and a generous welfare system. In many parts of the world, male children are seen as income generators of the family, while girls are regarded as domestic labor supply for the household. The dynamics of birth preferences change according to social context. In Sweden, the main factors...more
Sept. 8, 2021, 6:17 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, CL-PRACTICE-2

"The Miranda et. al. study linked its findings to the continued progress of gender revolution in Scandinavia, where women are given greater opportunities to develop their potential as actors in the public sphere. It underscored that daughters are deemed more valuable to parents in terms of socially desirable traits, including wage-earning and dutiful caring" (para 5).
July 21, 2021, 10:48 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Six women have been killed in just five weeks in Sweden, reigniting debates about domestic violence in a country usually praised for its gender equality" (Para 1). "In Flemingsberg, a low-income Stockholm suburb packed with tower blocks clad in primary colours, a woman was stabbed in the apartment she shared with four young children. The man arrested on suspicion of her murder is someone she reportedly knew well" (Para 4).
July 21, 2021, 10:48 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Police have welcomed the renewed focus, with national police chief Anders Thornberg describing women's exposure to domestic violence as 'a major problem that requires more action'. He says his officers are already prioritising attacks on women and children, with a recent investment in 350 extra staff employed to tackle these kinds of crimes" (Para 14).
July 21, 2021, 10:48 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 16,461 assault cases were reported against women in a close relationship in Sweden. That is a 15.4% rise on the 2019 figure of 14,261, reported by the National Council for Crime Prevention" (Para 8).
July 21, 2021, 10:48 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The deaths span three regions and three generations, but in almost all cases there has been a common thread: the arrest of a man they had had a close relationship with" (Para 2). "In Flemingsberg, a low-income Stockholm suburb packed with tower blocks clad in primary colours, a woman was stabbed in the apartment she shared with four young children. The man arrested on suspicion of her murder is someone she reportedly knew well" (Para 4). "One major political sticking point is whether the recent violence should be connected to Sweden's recent wave of immigration. Swedish police don't register criminal suspects according to ethnicity, but prosecutors say several of the...more
July 21, 2021, 10:48 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"The teenager says the recent killings have amplified wider worries about women's safety in the area, where she rarely goes out alone. 'I am not so safe... Because there's so [many] people that kill around here'" (Para 6).
July 21, 2021, 10:48 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"At the Stockholm headquarters of Sweden's National Organisation for Women's Shelters, Roks, its head Jenny Westerstrand agrees there's been a sense of public fatigue surrounding domestic assaults in recent years that needs to be addressed" (Para 16).
July 21, 2021, 10:48 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4

"Sweden's Gender Equality Minister, Marta Stenevi, says she is 'both appalled and upset' by the latest violence, but not surprised. 'We have in many ways come quite far in gender equality in Sweden, but we still live with the structures in society that suppress women,' she says" (Para 9).
July 21, 2021, 10:48 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Two weeks ago she set-up cross-party talks on the issue, after politicians from across the spectrum condemned the latest killings and lobbied for tougher action" (Para 10).
July 21, 2021, 10:48 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"'[Women] can't go out like maybe after 19:00 and they can't wear whatever they want. If you go out here with a very short skirt after 21:00, you are possibly going to be raped' Anonymous woman, Fleminsgsberg" (Para 27).
July 20, 2021, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"Sweden has Europe's most generous leave policy, offering 240 days per parent. Many of those days can be transferred to the other parent, but 90 of them cannot. That means that families wanting to maximize the leave would both take significant time off." (Para 6)
June 16, 2021, 2:37 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"Sweden adopted its most recent National Action Plan (NAP) in 2016 for the period 2016-2020...Sweden’s NAP outlines four main objectives towards the implementation of UNSCR 1325. These include inclusive peace processes and peacebuilding; conflict prevention; strengthening protection of women and girls; and gender mainstreaming in leadership and expertise...Sweden’s NAP does not include an allocated budget, but indicates that 'financing takes place within the framework of regular budget allocation' and that the identified activities to be carried out in focus countries 'will be financed within the framework of Sweden’s international development cooperation'" (para 1). "Sweden’s third NAP is preceded by two other NAPs, adopted in 2006 and 2009 and implemented for...more
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uruguay
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Sweden was 188.2 per 10,000 population" (p 62).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Sweden was 188.2 per 10,000 population" (p 62).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Sweden was 15.4% (p 72).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Sweden was 80.6 years for males and 84.1 years for females" (p 46).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: IM-DATA-1

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

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Sweden was 4 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Sweden was 4 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 30, 2021, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2020 the maternal mortality ratio for women in Sweden was 4 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Sweden is 4.6 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 54).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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