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Latest items for Angola

May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Burundi, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 4, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2

"Sexual relations between an adult and a child under the age of 12 are considered rape and carry a potential legal penalty of eight to 12 years’ imprisonment. Sexual relations with a child between the ages of 12 and 17 is considered sexual abuse, and convicted offenders may receive sentences from two to eight years in prison. The legal age for consensual sex is 18 years" (p. 23).
May 4, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"There were anecdotal reports that some communities abused women and children due to accusations they practiced witchcraft" (p. 21).
May 4, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law does not prohibit the use, procurement, offering, and financial benefit of a child for the production of pornography and pornographic performances" (p. 23).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived by birth within the country or from one’s parents" (p. 22).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes domestic violence and penalizes offenders with prison sentences of up to eight years and monetary fines, depending on the severity of their crime" (p. 21).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 21).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"The legal age for marriage with parental consent is 15 years for girls and 16 years for boys. The government did not enforce this restriction effectively, and the traditional age of marriage in lower income groups coincided with the onset of puberty. In September the Ministry of Family and Protection of Women reported that four in 10 children in the country between the ages of 12 and 17 entered annually into legal or common-law marriages, citing rural areas within the provinces of Lunda Sul, Moxico, Huambo, Bie, and Malanje as places where early marriage was most prevalent" (p. 23).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"In September the Ministry of Family and Protection of Women reported that four in 10 children in the country between the ages of 12 and 17 entered annually into legal or common-law marriages, citing rural areas within the provinces of Lunda Sul, Moxico, Huambo, Bie, and Malanje as places where early marriage was most prevalent" (p. 23).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"There were no female provincial governors" (p. 18).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"10 women were cabinet ministers (out of 30)" (p. 18).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"All forms of prostitution, including child prostitution, are illegal" (p. 23).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Of the 220 deputies in the national assembly, 60 were women" (p. 18).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment was common and not illegal. Such cases may be prosecuted under assault and battery and defamation statutes" (p. 21).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal age for marriage with parental consent is 15 years for girls and 16 years for boys" (p. 23).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"There were reports that parents, especially in more rural areas, were more likely to send boys to school rather than girls. According to UNESCO, enrollment rates were higher for boys than for girls, especially at the secondary level" (p. 22).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education is tuition-free and compulsory for documented children through the sixth grade" (p. 22).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights maintained a program with the Angolan Bar Association to give free legal assistance to abused women and established counseling centers to help families cope with domestic abuse" ( p. 21).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is illegal and punishable by up to eight years’ imprisonment" (p. 21).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Limited investigative resources, poor forensic capabilities, and an ineffective judicial system prevented prosecution of most cases" (p. 21).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"There were anecdotal reports that some communities abused women and children due to accusations they practiced witchcraft" (p. 21).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law does not prohibit the use, procurement, offering, and financial benefit of a child for the production of pornography and pornographic performances. The law does not criminally prohibit either the distribution or the possession of child pornography" (p. 23).
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Brazil, Burma/Myanmar, Chad, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Ukraine, United States, Vanuatu
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

3.0
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Guinea, Honduras, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, South Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

1.0
Feb. 28, 2019, 9:28 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The Committee urges the State party to:...ensure that marital rape is explicitly criminalized" (5)
Feb. 28, 2019, 9:27 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"While welcoming the existenceof campaigns against gender-based violence and the adoption in 2011 of Law 25/11 against Domestic Violence, the Committee remains concerned about:...the lack of information on the existence of legal provisions explicitly criminalizing marital rape" (4)
Feb. 27, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

According to the World Bank’s Women, Business, and the Law for 2016, Angola does not have a law that stipulates only males may be heads of household, nor does this country have a law that wives must obey husbands (76).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the table, female and male surviving spouses do have equal inheritance rights in Angola (60).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to the table, women in Angola can work the same night hours as men, but are not able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate, or perform the same tasks at work as men. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (60).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

According to the table, a woman in Angola can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man and sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (60).