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July 23, 2019, 7:15 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Niger
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"Nigerien female migrants begging in Algeria, who often carry children—sometimes rented from their mothers in Niger—may be forced labor victims. Nigerien children, ranging from four- to eight-years-old, are brought to Algeria by trafficking networks with the consent of their parents and forced to beg for several months in Algeria before being returned to their families in Niger" (74).
July 23, 2019, 7:12 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"While many of these relationships are purportedly consensual, these women are at risk of trafficking, and migrants in Tamanrasset reported instances of women prevented from leaving the home and raped by their 'partner.' Foreign women and children, primarily sub-Saharan African migrants, are exploited in sex trafficking in bars and informal brothels, typically by members of their own communities nationwide, including in cities such as Tamanrasset and Algiers" (74).
July 23, 2019, 7:09 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Algeria. Undocumented sub-Saharan migrants, primarily from Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea, Liberia, and Nigeria, are most vulnerable to labor and sex trafficking in Algeria, mainly due to their irregular migration status, poverty, and language barriers. Unaccompanied women and women traveling with children are also particularly vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation and forced domestic work" (73-74).
July 23, 2019, 6:56 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"The government did not report screening migrants for trafficking indicators before arresting, detaining, and deporting them" (73).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law stipulates a prison sentence of between 10 and 20 years for rape when the victim is a minor" (p. 28).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Laws prohibiting parental abduction do not penalize mothers and fathers differently, and the punishment for convicted kidnappers includes the death penalty" (p. 28).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"By law the age for consensual sex is 16" (p. 28).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The DGSN said it received reports of 1,173 instances of physical abuse and 600 cases of sexual abuse against children between January and September" (p. 28).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-1

"The law states that a person claiming domestic abuse must visit a 'forensic physician' for an examination to document injuries and that the physician must determine that the injuries suffered 'incapacitated' the victim for 15 days" (p. 26).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: CUST-LAW-1

"In a divorce the law provides for the wife to retain the family’s home until the children reach age 18. Authorities normally awarded custody of children to the mother, but she may not make decisions about education or take the children out of the country without the father’s authorization" (p. 27).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape but does not address spousal rape" (p. 26).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The law states that a person claiming domestic abuse must visit a 'forensic physician' for an examination to document injuries and that the physician must determine that the injuries suffered 'incapacitated' the victim for 15 days… The Information and Documentation Center on the Rights of Children and Women (CIDDEF), a network of local organizations that promoted the rights of women, managed call centers in 15 provinces" (p. 26).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"The law requires parties to ensure that at least 30 percent of the candidates on their electoral lists are women" (p. 24).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education was free, compulsory, and universal through the secondary level to age 16" (p. 28).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The government protected an estimated 90,000 to 165,000 Sahrawi refugees who departed Western Sahara after Morocco took control of the territory in the 1970s" (p. 18).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to statistics from women’s advocacy groups published in the local press, between 100 and 200 women died each year from domestic violence"(p. 26).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The punishment for sexual harassment is one to two years’ imprisonment and a fine of DZD 50,000 to DZD 100,000 ($438 to $877); the punishment doubles for a second offense. Women’s groups reported that the majority of reported cases of harassment occurred in the workplace. Women also reported harassment by men when walking in public" (p. 26 - 27).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age of marriage is 19 for both men and women, but minors may marry with parental consent, regardless of gender" (p. 28).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: POLY-LAW-2

"The law affirms the religiously based practice of allowing a man to marry as many as four wives. The law permits polygamy only upon the agreement of the first wife and the determination of a judge as to the husband’s financial ability to support an additional wife" (p. 279.
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law provides for sentences of one to 20 years’ imprisonment for domestic violence and six months to two years’ incarceration for men who withhold property or financial resources from their spouses" (p. 26).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

"A provision of the penal code allows an adult accused of “corruption of a minor” to avoid prosecution if he subsequently marries his victim and if the crime did not involve violence, threats, or fraud" (p. 26).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"Married women under 18 may not travel abroad without permission from their husbands, but married women over 18 may do so" (p. 18).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: MARR-LAW-5

"The law prohibits Muslim women from marrying nonMuslims, although authorities did not always enforce this provision" (p. 27).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits solicitation for prostitution and stipulates prison sentences of between 10 and 20 years when the offense is committed against a minor under age 18" (p. 28).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: LO-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Solidarity said 60 percent of the recipients of government microcredit loans for small businesses were women" (p. 27).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Prison sentences for rape range from five to 10 years, and authorities generally enforced the law" (p. 26).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Members of the LGBTI community reported that forced marriage was a problem, particularly for lesbians" (p. 29).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The mother or father may transmit citizenship and nationality. By law children born to a Muslim father are Muslim, regardless of the mother’s religion. The law did not differentiate between girls and boys in registration of birth" (p. 28).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 27).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, China, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Niger, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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