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Oct. 19, 2018, 9:55 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"On 25 November 2017, the National Domestic Violence Order (DVO) Scheme was introduced to better protect Australians. All DVOs issued from 25 November, are automatically nationally recognised and enforceable. Victims no longer need to apply to register these DVOs in other Australian states and territories for them to be enforceable across the country. The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) delivered an interim information sharing capability to support the National DVO Scheme. The capability includes a secure web portal which allows local courts across Australia to access DVO information held in the National Police Reference System. The ACIC is also working on a comprehensive National Order Reference System to automatically share...more
Oct. 19, 2018, 9:52 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Specific National Action Plan on violence against women and gender equality should be elaborated to address the situation of indigenous women. It is extremely worrying that the situation of some women, who are already confronted, in particular when they live in remote areas and in indigenous communities, with the dilemma of being homeless with no safe refuge, possibly with children, or staying with their abusers, might even worsen. Women's shelters and housing program should be adequately funded. Sufficient number of shelters is specially needed for Aboriginal communities that would be run by them and used as a hub for other services needed for recovery and empowerment"
Oct. 19, 2018, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Taking into consideration the lack of direct applicability and the lack of full incorporation of CEDAW, the lack of a national legal framework on violence against women and complex federal system in which domestic violence laws and intervention orders fall under the state’s/territory’s authority while family law courts are federal, there is a need to improve cross-jurisdictional coherence. There is no single nationally agreed definition of family and domestic violence (different definitions coexist in different jurisdictions)"
Oct. 19, 2018, 9:49 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"In 2015, there were 158 homicides linked to family and domestic violence; 103 of the victims were female. In September 2015, in its first major policy initiative, the government under Prime Minister Turnbull announced a policy package of A$100 million ($75 million) to address the threat of domestic violence, particularly against women. Federal and state governments funded programs to combat domestic violence and provide support for victims, including funding for numerous women’s shelters. Police received training in responding to domestic violence. Federal, state, and territorial governments collaborated on the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-22, the first effort to coordinate action at all levels of...more
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 11.9 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 3.7 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 2.2 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 13.2 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, North Korea, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 100 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 82.9 years, with the average life expectancy being 81.0 years for men and 84.8 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Estonia, Fiji, Germany, Hungary, Jamaica, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, United States
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 99 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Germany, Hungary, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, United States
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 99 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 26, 2018, 10:11 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Based on the 2014-15 reporting period, 26.3% of 4,670 reporting organisations conducted a gender pay gap analysis, while 5.1% stated that an organisational gender pay gap analysis is currently under development. If these proportions are combined, it indicates that in the future almost a third of organisations may have undertaken a gender pay gap analysis (31.4%)" (11). "Based on reporting organisations that conducted a gender pay gap analysis: 1) over half went a step further and took action to address their gender pay gap (50.7%) 2) Of these, the majority said they identified the cause/s of the gaps (27.7%), followed by reviewing remuneration decision-making processes (20.5%) and reporting pay equity...more
Sept. 26, 2018, 10:11 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Based on data for November 2015: 1) The average weekly ordinary time earnings of women working full-time were $1,325.10 per week, compared to men who earned an average weekly wage of $1,602.80 per week, making women’s average earnings $277.70 per week less than men. 2) There has been a slight decrease (-1.2 pp) in the gender pay gap since November 2014 (18.5%). Since November 1994, the gender pay gap has increased by over one percentage point (+1.1 pp). 3) Over this 20 year period the gender pay gap was lowest in November 2004, at 14.9% (Figure 1). While a number of factors contribute to changes in the gender pay gap,...more
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 3.8 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 2.2 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, United Arab Emirates
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 6 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 82.8 years, with the average life expectancy being 80.9 years for men and 84.8 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 11.6 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 11.8 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 14.2 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government enforced the law effectively" (14).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"There are no legal impediments to voting or holding public office for women or minorities" (11).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The laws of individual states and territories provide the penalties for rape. Maximum penalties range from 12 years’ to life imprisonment, depending on the jurisdiction and aggravating factors" (14). "The law prohibits citizens and residents from engaging in, facilitating, or benefiting from sexual activity with children overseas who are younger than 16 years and provides for a maximum sentence of 17 years’ imprisonment for violations...Maximum penalties for violations vary across jurisdictions. Defenses include reasonable grounds for believing the alleged victim was older than the legal age of consent and situations in which the two persons are close in age" (17).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Violence against women remained a problem, particularly in indigenous communities" (14). This quote was found in a section discussing rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence. However, it does not indicate which (or if all) of these types are being carried out in indigenous communities. Because it was unspecific, I have coded it as UVAW (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government enforced the law effectively" (14). "The legal age for consensual sex is 16 years in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Victoria, and Western Australia and 17 years in Tasmania and South Australia. In Queensland the age of consent for anal sex is 18 years, while the age of consent for all other sexual acts is 16 years" (17).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment...Complaints of sexual harassment as well as sex discrimination may be submitted to the HRC. The HRC received 222 complaints of sexual harassment from July 2013 to June 2014; separate statistics on resolution of harassment complaints were not available." (15). "Federal and state and territory laws provide protections against employment discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, political opinion, national origin or citizenship, social origin, disability, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, age, language, HIV-positive status, or other communicable diseases...The law requires organizations with 100 or more employees to establish a workplace program to remove barriers to women entering and advancing in their organization. The law also...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"On November 13, media reported that a jury had found a mother guilty of FGM/C of her two daughters during ceremonies in Wollongong and Sydney between 2009 and 2012. Another woman was also found guilty and a sheikh was found guilty after the fact. Sentencing was scheduled for February 5, 2016. It was the country’s first FGM/C trial. In 2013 the government held a national summit on FGM/C and subsequently announced a National Compact on Female Genital Mutilation. In 2013 the government announced it would provide A$1 million ($710,000) for 15 new projects aimed at ending FGM/C among Australians whether they lived domestically or abroad" (14-15). The report indicates that...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"FGM/C is a criminal act in all states and territories of the country, and these laws apply extraterritorially to protect citizens or residents from being subjected to FGM/C overseas" (14).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Women had access to contraception and skilled medical care, including essential prenatal, obstetric, and postpartum care. Indigenous persons in isolated communities had more difficulty accessing such services than the population in general. Cultural factors and language barriers also inhibited use of sexual health and family planning services by indigenous persons, and rates of sexually transmitted diseases and teenage pregnancy among the indigenous population were higher than among the general population" (15).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Employment discrimination against women occurred, and there was a much-publicized 'gender pay gap' (see section 7.d.). The HRC received 474 complaints under the Sex Discrimination Act from July 2013 to June 2014, including 382 from women. Of the 451 finalized complaints, 251 were resolved through conciliation, 88 were discontinued or withdrawn, 82 were terminated, and 30 were administratively closed. Of the 499 complaints received by area (some complaints had multiple areas), 80 percent related to employment and 15 percent to goods, services, and facilities" (15). "Employment discrimination against women occurred, particularly with regard to pay. According to the government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency, the fulltime gender pay gap was 17.9...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Indigenous persons in isolated communities had more difficulty accessing such services than the population in general. Cultural factors and language barriers also inhibited use of sexual health and family planning services by indigenous persons, and rates of sexually transmitted diseases and teenage pregnancy among the indigenous population were higher than among the general population" (15).