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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: Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Divisions 270 and 271 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code, when read together, criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking. Inconsistent with international law, the definition of 'trafficking' under Division 271 required the element of movement of a victim. However, Division 270, which criminalized 'slavery,' 'servitude,' and 'forced labor offenses, could be utilized to prosecute trafficking offenses that did not involve victim movement. Division 271 prescribed penalties of up to 12 years’ imprisonment for offenses involving an adult victim, and up to 25 years’ imprisonment for those involving a child victim. These penalties were sufficiently stringent and, with regard to sex trafficking, commensurate with those prescribed for other serious crimes, such as...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the last five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Australia. Traffickers primarily exploit women and girls in sex trafficking and women and men in forced labor. Traffickers exploit a small number of children, primarily teenage Australian and foreign girls, in sex trafficking within the country. Some women from Asia and, to a lesser extent, Eastern Europe and Africa migrate to Australia to work legally or illegally in a number of sectors, including commercial sex. After their arrival, traffickers compel some of these women to enter or remain in prostitution in both legal and illegal brothels, as well as massage parlors and private apartments. Traffickers...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Australia fully meets the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. The government continued to demonstrate serious and sustained efforts during the reporting period; therefore Australia remained on Tier 1. These efforts included passing legislation that requires businesses disclose efforts to combat human trafficking in their supply chains, increasing staffing levels in the Witness Assistance Service to provide support to victims of trafficking testifying against their traffickers, increasing funding for their victim support program, and identifying and referring victims to services. Although the government meets the minimum standards, it did not convict any traffickers, initiated fewer prosecutions, did not adequately screen for indicators of trafficking among vulnerable...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Authorities identified 75 potential victims, including 35 for sex trafficking and forced labor, and 40 for which the form of exploitation was unclear (38 in 2017, 36 in 2016)" (84).
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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July 24, 2019, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1

"Some victims of sex trafficking and some women who migrate to Australia for arranged or forced marriages are exploited by their husbands or families in domestic servitude" (85).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Georgia, Guyana, Honduras, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mauritania, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Panama, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 1, 2019, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United States
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-3

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May 1, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belize, Bolivia, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malta, Moldova, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, United States
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-1

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April 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'It is unattractive for women to express strong opinions in public' 12% agreed and 84% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 16% of men and 8% of women agreed and 80% of men and 87% of women disagreed (9).
April 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'It is likely to cause problems if a woman earns more money than her husband' 27% agreed and 64% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 23% of men and 32% of women agreed and 69% of men and 59% of women disagreed (9).Regarding the question 'Women and men should generally get equal pay', 90% of the total sample agreed and 8% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 85% of men anf 94% of women agreed; 12% of men and 3% of women disagreed (10).
April 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'In the world as a whole, women are an oppressed group', 61% of the total sample agreed and 28% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 60% of men and 61% of women agreed; 33% of men and 23% of women disagreed (10). Regarding the question 'Women and men are equal', 77% of the total sample agreed and 21% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 82% of men and 72% of women agreed; 17% of men and 25% of women disagreed (11).
April 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'Creating more opportunity for women should be one of the world’s top concerns', 72% of the total sample agreed and 21% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 67% of men and 77% of women agreed; 26% of men and 16% of women disagreed (10).
April 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A wife's first role is to look after her husband', 54% of the total sample agreed and 43% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 59% of men anf 49% of women agreed; 38% of men and 49% of women disagreed (9).
April 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A woman's place is in the home', 12% of the total sample agreed and 84% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 13% of men and 11% of women agreed; 82% of men and 86% of women disagreed (9). Regarding the question 'Men should spend more time doing house work', 70% of the total sample agreed and 20% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 65% of men and 75% of women agreed; 22% of men and 17% of women disagreed (11).
April 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

Regarding the question 'Who as a boss': a total of 18% (20% of men and 17% of women) agreed that they would rather a man, 11% agreed that they would rather a woman (8% of men and 15% of women), 68% agreed that they had no preference (69% of men and 67% of women) and 2% did not know (3% of men and 1% of women) (12).
April 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 92% agreed and 6% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 90% of men and 94% of women agreed and 7% of men and 4% of women disagreed (10). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 2% (4% of men and 1% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 87% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (85% of men and 88% of women), 5% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (4% of men and 7% of women) and 6% did not know (8% of men and 4% of women)...more
April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Macedonia, Mauritius, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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March 26, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Australia's net responses to the Global Gender equality attitude by YouGov with an average score of 59, for men the score is 56 and for women is 63. Higher scores show progressive attitudes to gender equality (para 6).
March 21, 2019, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Canada
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Some Canadian provinces provide leave for domestic violence victims, while Australia's Labor party leader Bill Shorten has promised paid leave for victims if his party wins the next election" (para 5).
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 20, 2019, 7:36 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The legal age for consensual sex ranges from 16 to 18 by state" (p. 14).
March 20, 2019, 7:36 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Penalties for statutory rape 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" (p. 14).
March 20, 2019, 7:36 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape" (p. 12).
March 20, 2019, 7:36 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape… Maximum penalties range from 12 years’ to life imprisonment, depending on the jurisdiction and aggravating factors" (p. 12).
March 20, 2019, 7:36 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment. Complaints of sexual harassment can lead to criminal proceedings or disciplinary action against the defendant and compensation claims by the plaintiff. The HRC receives complaints of sexual harassment as well as sex discrimination. The penalties vary across states and territories" (p. 12).