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Oct. 12, 2018, 2:15 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Syria
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

“'Other countries in the region that still have provisions that could allow rapists to go free by marrying victims, including Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, and Syria, also should repeal them' (para 3)".
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age (15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisified wih modern methods is 77.2 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 9.0 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 25.2 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 15.6 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Kenya, Philippines, Saudi Arabia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 3.2 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Belize, Cyprus, Ecuador, France, South Africa, Turkey
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 97 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 76.4 years, with the average life expectancy being 75.4 years for men and 77.4 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Oct. 3, 2018, 7:46 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

The reported rape rate per 100,000 in 2015 was 1.54 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Cyprus, New Zealand, Turkey
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 97 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Azerbaijan, New Zealand, Turkey
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 97 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 9:49 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The law lacks guidelines on how law enforcement should handle domestic violence cases. One of the major obstacles women encounter to filing complaints is the dismissive attitude police have towards victims of domestic violence. Of the 20 cases documented by Human Rights Watch, 15 women said that the police discouraged them, in various ways, from filing a complaint"
Sept. 25, 2018, 9:46 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"On December 10, 2015, parliament adopted amendments to the penal code specifically criminalizing some forms of domestic violence. Assault against one’s spouse or former spouse can be punished by up to 20 years in prison, depending on the victim’s injuries, and the perpetrator can face a life sentence for attacks resulting in death. The amendments also criminalize sexual harassment in public places"
Sept. 25, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Despite adoption of the law, Algeria has yet to adopt the more comprehensive legal measures, such as protection orders to protect women from violence and concrete duties on law enforcement to respond to domestic violence, needed to prevent domestic violence, assist survivors, and prosecute offenders. The law, moreover, makes women vulnerable to threats from the offender or relatives, by including a provision that a pardon by the victim puts an end to prosecution"
Sept. 25, 2018, 9:41 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"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. While supporting the law when it was drafted, AI and domestic women’s rights groups criticized its 'forgiveness' clause that permits the annulment of charges if the abused spouse pardons her husband"
Sept. 25, 2018, 9:40 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"According to statistics released by the Ministry of Justice, between the beginning of 2015 and June 2016, there were 14,366 cases of domestic abuse, of which 12,804 involved male perpetrators. As of October, 10,536 of the cases had resulted in convictions. The government said that most of those convicted received prison time as well as a fine. According to statistics from women’s advocacy groups published in the local press, between 100 and 200 women died each year from domestic violence"
Sept. 25, 2018, 9:40 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Rape, both spousal and nonspousal, occurred. The law criminalizes nonspousal rape but does not address spousal rape. Prison sentences for nonspousal rape range from five to 10 years, and authorities generally enforced the law. Many women did not report incidents of rape because of societal and family pressures. The CNCPPDH’s 2015 report called on the government to repeal the provision of the penal code that allows someone accused of raping a minor to avoid prosecution if he subsequently marries his victim. Domestic violence was widespread. 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...more
Sept. 25, 2018, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

""Algeria has finally passed a robust law that punishes domestic violence against women and sexual harassment after much resistance from conservatives...If a domestic attack prevents the woman from working for over 15 days, the perpetrator faces two to five years in prison. If a woman is mutilated, or the violence causes loss of eyesight or a limb, or any sort of permanent damage, the law says the attackers could face from 10 to 20 years' incarceration"
Sept. 25, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Plusieurs dispositions permettent au conjoint responsable de vol, de contraintes, d’intimidation ou de violences (sauf pour des violences ayant causé une infirmité permanente ou la mort) d’échapper aux poursuites judiciaires si la victime lui pardonne, exposant ainsi les victimes à des risques accrus de pressions ou de violence pour qu’elles retirent leur plainte. Coder translation: Clauses exist that allow the perpetrator of rape, coercion, intimidation or violence (excluding violence that causes permanent damage or death) to avoid legal proceedings if the victim pardons the perpetrator, leaving victims susceptible to being pressurised or threatened by further violence to make them withdraw their complant"
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 25.5 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 15.5 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 140 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 75.6 years, with the average life expectancy being 73.8 years for men and 77.5 years for women.
Sept. 23, 2018, 11:23 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Special Rapporteur expressed concern at the focus put by staff in both the Government-run shelters and Diar Rahma institutions on counselling and mediation, and recalled the negative consequences that this could have, by perpetuating violence and abuse. One woman who shared her testimony with the Special Rapporteur explained that staff at the Diar Rahma made her abusive husband sign a letter in which he pledged to never inflict violence on her again. She was severely battered the very day he signed the letter and took her back home, and she had no other choice but to return to the Diar Rahma in search of protection. No complaints were filed...more
Sept. 23, 2018, 11:22 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"A further obstacle to reporting cases of physical violence is found in the requirement of injury as part of the necessary forensic evidence, failing which a complaint will not be pursued by law enforcement authorities. Consequently, the role of forensic doctors, who can grade the injuries based on criteria set forth in the Criminal Code, is of extreme importance in determining the charges that might be brought against the perpetrator. During discussions with the Special Rapporteur, civil society organizations and several victims expressed concern at the very small number of forensic doctors in Algeria, their limited working hours (usually morning shifts only) and their reluctance to issue medical certificates for...more
Sept. 23, 2018, 11:21 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Insufficient knowledge among victims of their rights to protection and redress under existing applicable legislation is also a major factor contributing to underreporting. During the visit, the Special Rapporteur heard several accounts of homeless, divorced women with children who had not been made aware of their rights to housing entitlements, or cases where courts had failed to enforce those entitlements. On several occasions, Government officials attributed these situations to the failure of civil society organizations to conduct their awareness-raising and protective roles effectively. In this regard, the Special Rapporteur reminded officials that prevention, protection, accountability and addressing impunity are all part of the due diligence obligations of the State and...more
Sept. 23, 2018, 11:21 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Some officials acknowledged that the initial role of police and judges in cases of domestic violence is one of mediation and conciliation, unless the violence has resulted in very serious physical injuries. Testimonies of victims of domestic violence show, however, that even in cases of severe injuries, law enforcement officials often tend to minimize offences and discourage victims from pursuing the case. Women’s rights organizations also reported numerous cases of sexual violence in which police had questioned and taken into account the sexual history of the victim, in particular her virginity, in the consideration of the case"
Sept. 23, 2018, 11:20 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Another important factor contributing to underreporting is the low degree of confidence in the justice system, mainly as a result of discriminatory responses and inconsistencies in the application and interpretation of the law, which often results in inappropriate sentences. Significantly, despite the authorities’ acknowledgement of these challenges at both the local and national levels, no disciplinary measures have been taken against public officials for abiding by social norms of non-interference in family matters or for openly defeating the provision, purpose and spirit of applicable laws"
Sept. 23, 2018, 11:19 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"With regard to gender-responsive access to justice, the Special Rapporteur was informed about several gender-sensitive training initiatives in the police corps aimed at encouraging the reporting of violence. Similar training programmes are also conducted at the National Academy for Magistrates, the National Police Academy, the National School of Prison Administration and the National School for the Gendarmerie. She also welcomed the increase in the number of female police officials to register gender-based violence cases. The Special Rapporteur also praised the establishment of collaborative partnerships between the police and civil society, particularly in Oran. The partnership has resulted in, inter alia, increased trust in the work of the police among victims...more
Sept. 23, 2018, 11:18 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Violence in the family remains the most pervasive manifestation of violence against women and girls. Unless it results in serious injury, domestic violence is not perceived as a problem warranting legal intervention and, as a result, is endured in silence and remains largely invisible"
Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satisified is 77.2 (latest available data for 2005-2015).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Mauritania, Niger
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 1.8 (per 100,000).