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Dec. 12, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Austria, New Zealand
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 0.8 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 0.39 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Austria, Spain
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

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Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

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Nov. 30, 2018, 7:29 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Czech Republic
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to Box 1, in 2016 the total female homicide rate was 0.7 per 100,000 female population.
Nov. 13, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Oct. 31, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Austria, Qatar
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau International base, the birth rate is 9.5 per 1000 population.
Oct. 29, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Austria, Poland
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to table 3 in the UN's most recent Population and Vital Statistics Report (last updated 2 January 2018), the live birth rate is 10.1 per 1000 people.
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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Oct. 23, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Italy, Kuwait, Sweden
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

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Oct. 23, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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Oct. 23, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Oct. 19, 2018, 10:14 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"With a view to reducing the levels of stress and risks that facing the legal system may cause a victim of crime, free psycho-social and legal court assistance during criminal investigations and proceedings for particularly serious types of crime is available in Austria. Should civil proceedings result from the criminal act (for example, claims for damages but also divorce and custody proceedings in domestic violence cases), the psycho-social assistance continues while legal representation has to be sought elsewhere and paid for by the victim or through legal aid"
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:13 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The reasons cited by the Austrian authorities for the low numbers of convictions centre on the difficulties in securing evidence robust enough to obtain a conviction. Most forms of violence against women are committed by a family member or intimate partner, meaning victims have the right not to testify. If victims, in particular in domestic violence cases, refuse to testify in court, there is often no additional evidence on which to base a conviction. Prosecution services can instruct the law enforcement agencies to investigate further but rarely do so in domestic violence or stalking cases. As a result, they gauge the likelihood of a successful prosecution based on limited evidence...more
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:13 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"GREVIO notes that despite the more comprehensive service provision in the area of domestic violence, ensuring access for all women in need is an issue still to be resolved. There are a total of 30 shelters across Austria which together may accommodate around 760 women and children. Still, 353 women were turned away in 2015 for lack of space"
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Several efforts have been undertaken in Austria to mainstream the issue of violence against women into the help and support provided by social welfare services. Particular mention should be made of the numerous family counselling centres across Austria of which several offer counselling on different forms of violence against women, including domestic violence, rape and sexual violence and sexual abuse of children. Another interesting example is the housing programme set up by the City of Vienna. This programme offers social housing at affordable rates to people with special needs, in particular women victims of domestic violence or migrant women who cannot otherwise afford their own accommodation after separation or divorce"more
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:11 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Regarding the law enforcement agencies, much is done both at the level of initial vocational and in-service training. Domestic violence and its gender-based nature form part of the module on human rights which is a mandatory component of the two-year basic training of all cadets. From the information received, GREVIO considers that, in Austria, of all the professions concerned, the legal profession is the least trained on violence against women, equality between women and men, victims’ rights and needs and the prevention of secondary victimisation. These issues are not covered by any mandatory course required for a standard law degree. It is only during the four-year preparation for service as...more
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:10 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Co-operation with government agencies including law enforcement agencies, prosecution services and child welfare offices exists in many forms and at various levels, some more institutionalised than others. For example, the Security Police Act permits the law enforcement agencies to inform the relevant Violence Protection Centre each time they issue an emergency barring order, and the law enforcement agencies are generally trained to do so. It also provides the legal basis for Violence Protection Centres to reach out to the women and children concerned. This is an excellent example of institutional co-operation in the areas of domestic violence and stalking, which are two forms of violence on which the Violence Protection...more
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:09 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"A number of support services and practitioners have commented on dropping levels of training of and support from the law enforcement agencies and prosecution services, and on a reduced political support for their work in general"
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The report highlights a number of positive legal and policy measures in place in Austria and welcomes its long history of policy-making in the area of violence against women. In particular, GREVIO values the strong leadership Austria has shown in the past 20 years in introducing a system of emergency barring and protection orders for victims of domestic violence. Today, this system is well established and is widely considered a success. Further changes to Austrian legislation, in particular in the area of criminal law, have led to a comprehensive list of criminal offences and extensive legal and psycho-social court assistance to victims of violent crime and sexual offences. Reporting obligations...more
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Rape, including spousal rape, is punishable by up to 15 years’ imprisonment. The government generally enforced the law. Law enforcement response to rape and domestic violence was effective. 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. Domestic violence is punishable under the criminal code provisions for murder, rape, sexual abuse, and bodily injury. There were reports of violence against women, including spousal abuse. Police can issue a two-week order barring abusive family members from contact with survivors. The order can be extended to four weeks, and a court may further extend...more
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:03 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee commends the State party for its leading role in combating violence against women including in the drafting of the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence(Istanbul Convention). It welcomes the enactment of the Second Act on Protection against Violence of 2009,and notes the ongoing discussions to ratify the Istanbul Convention and to criminalize the breach of protection orders. However, it is concerned at the lack of a national action plan on violence against women, the residents’ permit situation of migrant women living with abusive partners, the insufficiency or absence of data on the number of women murdered by their partner or ex-partner, insufficient training...more
Oct. 19, 2018, 9:59 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The criminal justice system as missing link: as the accompanying study on the Protection Against Violence Bill shows, in criminal justice the view still seems to exist that "private violence" by the husband need not be punished by the state (Haller 2002). Haller found approximately every second charge on account of physical injury was dismissed and only in one out of seven cases an application for punishment was filed. Only every third case was dismissed because the victim would not testify, in many cases the criminal act was dismissed as a 'petty offence'. The state follows an inconsistent strategy and its message to both victims and perpetrators is a contradictory...more
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 7.6 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 3.5 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: Austria, Serbia
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 15.6 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Austria, Canada, Iceland, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 98 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 81.9 years, with the average life expectancy being 79.4 years for men and 84.2 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Oct. 3, 2018, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

The reported rape rate per 100,000 in 2015 was 9.67. This rate reflects the number of police-recorded offenses (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
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: Albania, Austria, Estonia, Romania
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 99 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2009).