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Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Niger, North Korea, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia
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: Azerbaijan
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The 2005 Law on the Fight against Trafficking in Persons and Article 144 of the criminal code criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of five to 10 years’ imprisonment for offenses involving adult victims and eight to 10 years’ imprisonment for offenses involving child victims. These penalties were sufficiently stringent and, with respect to sex trafficking, commensurate with those prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape" (87).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"The government allocated a resettlement allowance of 400 manat ($240) from an assistance fund for officially recognized victims; 98 victims received the resettlement allowance (71 in 2017)" (88). "The State Migration Service (SMS) could issue temporary residence permits for foreign victims, had authorities identified any in 2018" (88). "The government likely penalized victims for unlawful acts traffickers compelled them to commit. Experts reported authorities may have penalized sex trafficking victims with administrative fines for prostitution due to inadequate identification" (88).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Azerbaijan, and traffickers exploit victims from Azerbaijan abroad (…) Women and children from Azerbaijan are subjected to sex trafficking within the country and in Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, Turkey, and the UAE. Azerbaijan is a destination country for sex and labor trafficking victims from China, Russia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. In previous years, Azerbaijan has been used as a transit country for victims of sex and labor trafficking from Central Asia to Iran, Turkey, and the UAE" (88).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Azerbaijan does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. These efforts included identifying more victims and providing thorough victim assistance at the government-run trafficking shelter and victim assistance center. The government also increased awareness campaigns for Azerbaijani migrants traveling abroad, and the anti-trafficking police unit hired an experienced attorney with a firm understanding of victim-centered approaches. However, the government did not demonstrate overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period. Prosecution efforts decreased, with courts issuing suspended sentences for nearly all convicted traffickers. The credibility of the Anti-Trafficking Department (ATD) was diminished by credible...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government officially identified 98 victims (71 in 2017), including 82 female victims of sex trafficking and 16 male victims of forced labor (66 female victims of sex trafficking and five male victims of forced labor in 2017)" (87).
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"There was one female member in the cabinet" (p. 26).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Female members of the National Assembly and the head of the State Committee for Family, Women, and Children Affairs (SCFWCA) continued their activities against domestic violence" (p. 30).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Recruitment of minors for prostitution (involving a minor in immoral acts) is punishable by up to eight years in prison" (p. 31).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Spousal rape is also illegal, but observers stated police did not effectively investigate such claims" (p. 30).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The gender ratio of children born in the country in 2016 was 111 boys for 100 girls" (p. 30).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Rape is illegal and carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison" (p. 30).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: MARR-LAW-5

"Girls who married under the terms of religious marriage contracts were of particular concern, since these were not subject to government oversight and do not entitle the wife to recognition of her status in case of divorce" (p. 30).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits pornography; its production, distribution, or advertisement is punishable by three years’ imprisonment" (p. 31 - 32).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"While education was compulsory, free, and universal until the age of 17, large families in impoverished rural areas sometimes placed a higher priority on the education of boys and kept girls in the home to work" (p. 31).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"The law establishes fines of 3,000 to 4,000 manat ($1,750 to $2,340) or imprisonment for up to four years for conviction of the crime of forced marriage with underage children" (p. 31).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"According to the State Statistics Committee of Azerbaijan, in 2016 the average monthly salary for women was 317 manat ($185), while the average monthly salary for men was 630 manat ($368)" (p. 37).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children derive citizenship by birth within the country or from their parents" (p. 31).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education was compulsory, free, and universal until the age of 17" (p. 31).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The government provided limited protection to women who were victims of assault. The government and an independent NGO each ran a shelter providing assistance and counseling to victims of trafficking and domestic violence" (p. 30).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1, IIP-LAW-2

"The government rarely enforced the prohibition of sexual harassment. The SCFWCA worked extensively to organize and host several conferences that raised awareness of sexual harassment and domestic violence" (p. 31).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law establishes a framework for the investigation of domestic violence complaints, defines a process to issue restraining orders, and calls for the establishment of a shelter and rehabilitation center for survivors" (p. 30).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The law provides that a girl may marry at the age of 18 or at 17 with local authorities’ permission. The law further states a boy may marry at the age of 18" (p. 31).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 31).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"16.8 percent of members of the parliament were women" (p. 26).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Rape is illegal and carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison" (p. 30). "Statutory rape is punishable by up to three years’ imprisonment" (p. 32).
June 10, 2019, 3:56 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"16.9% of seats in the parliament of Azerbaijan are held by women" (para 4).
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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