The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
women in the world.

Latest items for Austria

April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, Austria launched their national action plan in 2012 and it expires in 2016 (MB-Coder Comment).
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Austria, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cape Verde, Chad, China, Colombia, D R Congo, East Timor, Ecuador, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Montenegro, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Serbia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 14 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"The ruling coalition agreed in January 2017 to prohibit full-face veils (niqab and burka) in public spaces such as courts and schools. It said it was considering a more general ban on state employees wearing the headscarf and other religious symbols. The measures were seen as an attempt to counter the rise of the far-right Freedom Party, which almost won the presidency in December 2016. The coalition, made up of the left-wing Social Democrats and the conservative Austrian People's Party, said that full-face veils in public stood in the way of 'open communication', which it said was fundamental to an 'open society'. Only an estimated 150 women wear the full...more
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The ruling coalition agreed in January 2017 to prohibit full-face veils (niqab and burka) in public spaces such as courts and schools. It said it was considering a more general ban on state employees wearing the headscarf and other religious symbols. The measures were seen as an attempt to counter the rise of the far-right Freedom Party, which almost won the presidency in December 2016. The coalition, made up of the left-wing Social Democrats and the conservative Austrian People's Party, said that full-face veils in public stood in the way of 'open communication', which it said was fundamental to an 'open society'. Only an estimated 150 women wear the full...more
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"The ruling coalition agreed in January 2017 to prohibit full-face veils (niqab and burka) in public spaces such as courts and schools. It said it was considering a more general ban on state employees wearing the headscarf and other religious symbols. The measures were seen as an attempt to counter the rise of the far-right Freedom Party, which almost won the presidency in December 2016. The coalition, made up of the left-wing Social Democrats and the conservative Austrian People's Party, said that full-face veils in public stood in the way of 'open communication', which it said was fundamental to an 'open society'. Only an estimated 150 women wear the full...more
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"The ruling coalition agreed in January 2017 to prohibit full-face veils (niqab and burka) in public spaces such as courts and schools. It said it was considering a more general ban on state employees wearing the headscarf and other religious symbols. The measures were seen as an attempt to counter the rise of the far-right Freedom Party, which almost won the presidency in December 2016. The coalition, made up of the left-wing Social Democrats and the conservative Austrian People's Party, said that full-face veils in public stood in the way of 'open communication', which it said was fundamental to an 'open society'. Only an estimated 150 women wear the full...more
Oct. 2, 2017, 12:48 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: RCDW-LAW-2

"Austria on Sunday becomes the fifth European country to ban wearing full face veils such as the burqa and niqab in public, a move prompted by the recent wave of migrants from Muslim countries seeking asylum" (para 1). "The Anti-Face-Veiling Act applies to anyone in public places and buildings, including schools, shopping malls and public transportation" (para 3). "People who obscure their face in public can be fined $175" (para 8). "Austria's parliament approved the law in May after politicians, including Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz — a front-runner to become chancellor in the Oct. 15 parliamentary election — argued that veils hinder Muslim women from integrating into Austria's predominantly Catholic...more
Oct. 2, 2017, 12:48 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-2

"Although there are no reliable numbers, the ban is likely to affect only a few hundred Muslim women in the country who now cover their faces. Also affected are some of the estimated 70,000 Arab tourists who visit Austria's popular Zell Am See ski area every year" (para 5).
Oct. 2, 2017, 12:48 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen has criticized the [anti-face-veil] law. 'It is every woman’s right to always dress how she wants,' he recently told a group of students" (para 12). "Rachid Nekkaz, French-Algerian businessman and political activist, has pledged to pay all fines imposed on women wearing full face veils in Austria. He has spent $350,000 covering similar fines in Belgium and France, Nekkaz told Austrian broadcaster Servus TV" (para 15).
Sept. 29, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: RCDW-LAW-2

"From October, police will start handing out £130 fines to women found wearing burqas and niqabs at universities, courts or on public transport" (3).
Sept. 29, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: RCDW-LAW-2

"Austria has passed a new law which ban women from wearing Islamic face veils in public" (1).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

1.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

1.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

0.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 31, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Criminal Law Amendment Act 2004 – Marital rape: Reflecting the recent pronounced increase in sensibility towards the personality of the individual and his/her right to sexual self-determination, the privileged treatment previously applicable to rape and sexual coercion inside marriage/cohabitation was completely abolished" (29)
Aug. 30, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Can an unmarried woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? Yes. Can a married woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? Yes. Can an unmarried woman register a business in the same way as a man? Yes. Can a married woman register a business in the same way as a man? Yes. Can an unmarried woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? Yes. Can a married woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? Yes"
Aug. 30, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Can an unmarried woman register a business in the same way as a man? Yes. Can a married woman register a business in the same way as a man? Yes. Can an unmarried woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? Yes. Can a married woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? Yes"
Aug. 30, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Men and women enjoy equal rights to financial services. About 97% of women compared to 98% of men in Austria aged 15 years or older hold bank accounts at a formal financial institution." This information is from the World Bank, 2011. (MLFD - CODER COMMENT)
Aug. 30, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Men and women have equal ownership rights to land in Austria. No data on women’s access to and ownership of land was found. Men and women have equal ownership rights to non-land assets in Austria"
Aug. 25, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, New Zealand, United Kingdom
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

“Most OECD countries fall within this [11 to 24 percent] range, with Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, New Zealand and the United Kingdom having no less than one-fifth of their children living with a single parent, again typically a lone mother” (para 7).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-4

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: MARR-SCALE-3

0.0