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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

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Oct. 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Benin, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo, D R Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, Laos, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, North Korea, Peru, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Oct. 16, 2019, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"Angolan law did not provide foreign trafficking victims with legal alternatives to their removal to a country where they may face hardship or retribution" (75).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"Additional provisions in the law also criminalized forms of sex trafficking. Article 20 criminalized enticing or forcing a person to practice prostitution in a foreign country, with a penalty of two to 10 years’ imprisonment" (74).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The government increased law enforcement efforts. The 2014 Law about the Criminalization of Infractions Surrounding Money Laundering criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking. Article 18 criminalized slavery and servitude, as well as the buying and selling of a child under 14 years of age for adoption or for slavery, with a penalty of seven to 15 years’ imprisonment. Article 19 criminalized the trafficking of adults and children for the purpose of sexual exploitation, forced labor or trafficking in organs and prescribed penalties of eight to 12 years’ imprisonment. These penalties were sufficiently stringent, and with regard to sex trafficking, commensurate with the penalties for other serious crimes, such as rape"...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"The government did not report on whether foreign victims were afforded the same protective services as Angolan trafficking victims. In the absence of screening for indicators of trafficking, authorities may have penalized victims for unlawful acts traffickers compelled them to commit. The government did not encourage victim cooperation in the investigation and prosecution of trafficking cases, but in coordination with an international organization, did draft legislation to increase protections for victims through all stages of an investigation and prosecution, which remained pending at the close of the reporting period" (75).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Angola, and traffickers exploit victims from Angola abroad. Traffickers exploited Angolans, including minors, in forced labor in the brick-making, domestic service, construction, agricultural, and artisanal diamond mining sectors within the country. Angolan girls as young as 13 years old are victims of sex trafficking. (...) Traffickers exploit Angolan women and children in domestic servitude and sex trafficking in South Africa, Namibia, and European countries, including the Netherlands and Portugal. Women from Brazil, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Namibia, and Vietnam engaged in prostitution in Angola may be victims of sex trafficking. Traffickers exploit...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The government of Angola does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. These efforts included investigating more potential trafficking cases, convicting more traffickers, training front-line responders, conducting some awareness-raising activities, and improving data collection on trafficking crimes, including by deploying the Southern African Development Community (SADC) regional data collection tool. However, the government did not demonstrate overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period. The government prosecuted fewer suspected traffickers and identified fewer victims. Victim protection services remained limited, especially shelters and provision of basic aftercare services (...) The government did not finalize a national action plan...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Although the government did not report official victim identification or referral data, it identified and referred to care or directly assisted at least 35 potential victims, compared to 79 victims during the previous year" (75).
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

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July 23, 2019, 9:07 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Congo
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"Undocumented Congolese migrants, including children, enter Angola for work in diamond-mining districts, where traffickers exploit some in forced labor or sex trafficking in mining camps. Trafficking networks recruit and transport Congolese girls as young as 12 years old from Kasai Occidental in the DRC to Angola for labor and sex trafficking" (76).
July 23, 2019, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1

"Traffickers exploit Angolan women and children in domestic servitude and sex trafficking in South Africa, Namibia, and European countries, including the Netherlands and Portugal" (76).
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).