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April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Iraq, Mexico, Moldova, South Africa, United States, Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Iraq, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Moldova, Panama, Paraguay, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, United States, Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

2.0
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Brunei, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Georgia, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Morocco, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

2.0
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

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March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The minimum age of consensual sex is 13, but there are heightened protections for persons ages 13 to 16" (p. 16).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Child abuse was common; the Supreme Court’s Office of Domestic Violence reported that 29 percent of the complaints it received involved children as of September. The government launched a 24/7 hotline staffed by professional child psychologists for free consultations and advice. The hotline received 1,487 calls to report child abuse from November 2016 to February, with 80 percent of the complaints involving abuse by a father or stepfather" (p. 16).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The government launched a 24/7 hotline staffed by professional child psychologists for free consultations and advice. The hotline received 1,487 calls to report child abuse from November 2016 to February, with 80 percent of the complaints involving abuse by a father or stepfather" (p. 16).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The minimum age of consensual sex is 13, but there are heightened protections for persons ages 13 to 16. A statutory rape law provides for penalties ranging from six months to 20 years in prison, depending on the age of the victim and other factors" (p. 16 - 17).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"The law gives transgender persons the right legally to change their gender and name on identity documents without prior approval from a doctor or judge" (p. 19).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Supreme Court’s Office of Women trained judges, secretaries, and clerks to handle court cases related to women’s problems and to ensure equal access for women to positions in the court system. The office also trained judges, prosecutors, judicial staff, and law enforcement agents to increase awareness of gender-related crimes and develop techniques to address gender-related cases and victims" (p. 16).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"The constitution provides for freedom of internal movement, foreign travel, emigration, and repatriation, and the government generally respected these rights" (p. 11).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age of marriage for men and women is 18" (p. 16).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Two of 22 cabinet ministers were women" (p. 12). "More than 2,800 officials and service providers received training in preventing gender-based violence" (p. 15).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"The National Register of Femicides, maintained by the Supreme Court’s Women’s Office, recorded that 230 women died as a result of domestic or gender-based violence during 2016" (p. 15).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"Children born to women in prison may remain in a special area of the prison with the mother until the age of four and receive daycare" (p. 4).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: LRCM-LAW-1, DV-LAW-1

"Rape of men and women, including spousal rape, is a crime" (p. 14).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"On September 30, an appeals court overturned the August 16 decision granting Tupac Amaru social activist Milagro Sala house arrest... Authorities initially charged Sala with sedition, then dropped that and brought new charges of assault, fraud, and embezzlement of public funds. On May 18, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention reaffirmed its October 2016 opinion that Sala’s continued detention was arbitrary. On July 28, the IACHR requested the government to find alternative measures for Sala’s imprisonment. On November 3, the IACHR asked the Inter-American Court to intervene in Sala’s case" (para. 7).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Women earned approximately 27 percent less than men earned for similar or equal work" (p. 16).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"During the first six months of the year, more than 10 shelters were under construction, with a limited number already open and functioning" (p. 15).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The penalties range from six months’ to 20 years’ imprisonment" (p. 14)
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Women’s prisons were generally less violent, dangerous, and crowded than men’s prisons. Pregnant prisoners were exempted from work and rigorous physical exercise and were transferred to the penitentiary clinic prior to their delivery date. Children born to women in prison may remain in a special area of the prison with the mother until the age of four and receive daycare" (p. 4)
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the production and distribution of child pornography, with penalties ranging from six months to four years in prison. While the law does not prohibit the possession of child pornography by individuals for personal use, it provides penalties ranging from four months to two years in prison for possession of child pornography with the intent to distribute it. The law also provides penalties ranging from one month to three years in prison for facilitating access to pornographic shows or materials for minors under the age of 14" (p. 17).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"On December 15, a Gender Parity Law came into force, requiring any electoral list of candidates for national legislative office to contain equal percentages of male and female candidates" (p. 12).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"The country held legislative elections on October 22… No laws limit participation of women and minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (p. 12).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Media reported one femicide per day during the month of April. A local NGO reported 245 femicides from January to November 14, an increase from the previous year. The same source reported 18 percent of these victims had filed a police report and that 12 percent had active protection orders from authorities" (p. 15).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"In September a poll by the city of Buenos Aires ombudsman’s office reported that 80 percent of women suffered from harassment or violence in the street at least once during the year, and that 97 percent of these abuses were not reported to authorities" (p. 15).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The government provides universal birth registration, and citizenship is derived both by birth within the country’s territory and from one’s parents. Parents have 40 days to register births, and the state has an additional 20 days to do so" (p. 16).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment in the public sector and imposes disciplinary or corrective measures... Under a 2016 law against street harassment in the city of Buenos Aires, violators may be fined or given court-ordered public service for making catcalls and other forms of street harassment" (p. 15).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"The constitution provides for freedom of internal movement, foreign travel, emigration, and repatriation, and the government generally respected these rights" (p. 11). " The law states that gender is determined by the national identity document, in which a person may register gender of preference regardless of their biological sex" (p. 12).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The law gives transgender persons the right legally to change their gender and name on identity documents without prior approval from a doctor or judge. It also requires public and private health-care plans to cover some parts of hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery, although the Ministry of Health did not effectively enforce this requirement" (p. 19).