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Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Guyana, Iceland, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Laos, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldova, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, South Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

1.0
Oct. 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Comoros, East Timor, Egypt, Fiji, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Moldova, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Yemen
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

2.0
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Algeria criminalized most forms of sex trafficking and all forms of labor trafficking under Section 5 of its penal code and prescribed penalties of three to 10 years’ imprisonment and fines of 300,000 to 1 million Algerian dinar ($2,540-$8,480). These penalties were sufficiently stringent and, with regard to sex trafficking, commensurate with those prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape. Inconsistent with international law, Section 5 required a demonstration of force, fraud, or coercion to constitute a child sex trafficking offense, and therefore did not criminalize all forms of child sex trafficking. Article 143 of Law 12-15 stated that crimes committed against children, including those involving sexual exploitation, would...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"The government maintained efforts to identify and refer some trafficking victims to protection; however, unidentified victims, especially among the sub-Saharan African migrant population, remained vulnerable to penalization" (73). "The government provided foreign victims with legal alternatives to their removal to countries where they faced retribution or hardship. The government reported it allowed relief from deportation for identified trafficking victims for an indefinite period of time and allowed all foreign victims to stay in Algeria temporarily; however, it did not grant work permits to trafficking victims while under temporary residency status. The government did not report if it encouraged victims to participate in the investigation and prosecution of traffickers. Trafficking victims...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"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. Sub-Saharan African men and women, often en route to neighboring countries or Europe, enter Algeria voluntarily but illegally, frequently with the assistance of smugglers or criminal networks. Many migrants, impeded in their initial attempts to reach Europe, remain in Algeria...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Algeria does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated significant efforts during the reporting period by continuing to investigate, prosecute, and convict forced labor perpetrators. It also identified 34 victims of trafficking and referred some of them to care. The government dedicated resources for its national anti-trafficking committee, and the Prime Minister officially approved the government’s 2019-2021 national anti-trafficking action plan for implementation. The government also raised awareness of trafficking issues among law enforcement and other government officials. However, the government did not demonstrate overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government identified 34 trafficking victims during the reporting period, which included 31 men and three children" (73).
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

3.0
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).