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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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April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law provides up to 15 years’ imprisonment for an adult convicted of sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 14, the minimum age for consensual sex" (p. 11).
April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Child abuse is punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment, which may be extended to 10 years. Severe sexual abuse or rape of a minor is punishable by up to 20 years’ imprisonment, which may be increased to life imprisonment if the victim dies because of the abuse" (p. 11).
April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Child abuse is punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment, which may be extended to 10 years. Severe sexual abuse or rape of a minor is punishable by up to 20 years’ imprisonment, which may be increased to life imprisonment if the victim dies because of the abuse... the age of 14, the minimum age for consensual sex" (p. 11).
April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"The government strictly enforced these laws. In January a court in Vienna convicted a 78-year-old man who had called women wearing burkas “garbage bags” on his website to a five-month suspended prison sentence on charges of incitement" (p. 5).
April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"Female employees in the private sector may invoke laws prohibiting discrimination against women" (p. 16).
April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children derive citizenship from one or both parents" (p. 10).
April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Rape, including spousal rape, is punishable by up to 15 years’ imprisonment… Domestic violence is punishable under the criminal code provisions for murder, rape, sexual abuse, and bodily injury" (p. 10).
April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Female employees in the private sector may invoke laws prohibiting discrimination against women. Depending on the Federal Equality Commission’s findings, labor courts may award the equivalent of up to four months’ salary to women found to have experienced gender discrimination in promotion, despite being better qualified than their competitors. The courts may also order compensation for women denied a post despite having equal qualifications" (p. 16).
April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The government funded privately operated intervention centers and hotlines for victims of domestic abuse" (p. 10).
April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"NGOs estimated there were approximately 200 cases of early marriage annually, primarily in the Muslim and Romani communities" (P. 11).
April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Women’s NGOs estimated charges were filed in 10 percent of rape cases and only 13 percent of those led to convictions, due to lack of credible evidence" (p. 10).
April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment, and the government generally enforced the law. Labor courts may order employers to compensate victims of sexual harassment; the law entitles a victim to a minimum of 1,000 euros ($1,200) in compensation" (p. 11).
April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: GP-DATA-3

There is The Women's ministry. JSM - Coder comment. "Police training programs addressed sexual or gender-based violence and domestic abuse" (p. 10).
April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"A Muslim community office focused on reporting anti-Islamic acts reported discriminatory hiring practices against Muslim women wearing headscarves when trying to obtain a retail or customer service position" (p. 16).
April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-1

"Rape, including spousal rape, is punishable by up to 15 years’ imprisonment" (p. 10).
April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum legal age for marriage is 18. Adolescents between the ages of 16 and 18 may legally contract a marriage by special permit and parental consent or court action" (p. 11).
March 27, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"However, the change of the median suicide rate in the period 2000–2010, compared with the period 1990–2000, has been larger for woman, with a reduction by 26.3%, than for men, where a reduction by 20.0% was observed. This continuation of the decreasing trend, which began in 1987 [10], has been discussed to coincide with important social and other changes in Austria. For example, the density of psychotherapists increased by +86% and the prescription of antidepressants increased by more than +415 alone during the period 1991–2005 [22]. Besides substantial increases in psychologists, general practitioners, and psychiatrists, an increased inpatient treatment of depressive disorders accompanied the decrease of suicide rates after 1986...more
March 27, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

"For the whole period 2000–2010, the mean suicide rate for the overall Austrian population was 16.9 per 100,000 persons, 26.1 for men and 8.2 for woman, resulting in a male to female ratio of 3.2. The suicide rate decreased for both sexes during the examined period. Among men, the decrease was from 29.3 in 2000 to 23.7 (−20.6%, ρ=−0.96, p<0.001) in 2010. Among women, the highest suicide rate was observed in 2000 (10.4) and the lowest 2010 (6.8; −34.8%, ρ=−.92, p<0.001)" (5). "The change of the mean suicide rate in the period 2000–2010, compared with the period 1990–2000, has been higher for woman than men, with a reduction by 26.3%...more
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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Feb. 22, 2019, 9:27 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Austria can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (63).
Feb. 22, 2019, 9:27 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 47% of the total labor force in Austria (63).
Feb. 22, 2019, 9:27 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Austria can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property. Discrimination based on gender and marital staus is prohibited in access to credit in Austria (63).
Feb. 22, 2019, 9:27 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Austria (63).
Feb. 22, 2019, 9:27 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Armenia (63).
Feb. 22, 2019, 9:27 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Austria can legally apply for a passport and travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (63).
Feb. 22, 2019, 9:27 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The Austrian government provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (63).
Feb. 22, 2019, 9:27 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Austria can legally travel outside of her own home and the country in the same way as a man (63).