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April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Brazil, Burma/Myanmar, Chad, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Ukraine, United States, Vanuatu
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Paraguay, Russia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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March 11, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-3

"Rupa would would like to use condoms, she says, but the 10 to 12 customers she sees daily tend to object. While condom usage in Kandipara used to hover at about 40 per cent 20 years ago, following free distribution and peer awareness programmes, their popularity now appears to be on the decline. Meanwhile, the last NGO-run medical clinic closed its doors in the brothel in 2014 due to funding cuts, and Rupa hasn’t been tested for any STIs since despite multiple studies claiming HIV and other STD are steadily increasing" (para 24).
March 11, 2019, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-2

"Out of 375 sex workers surveyed on behalf of a local NGO Girls Not Brides across four such brothels in Bangladesh last year, 47 per cent were former child brides, trafficked into prostitution against their will. Once inside the brothels, they’re imprisoned – held captive until they can save up enough money to buy their freedom, and vulnerable to violence, disease and psychological abuse. Rupa, a local village girl who was married at 11 and then tricked into working at the brothels by traffickers when here husband died shortly after, is a case in point. An hour ago her phone screen lit up with a missed call from one of...more
March 11, 2019, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"It is a battle that is now raging in cities across the world where similar attempts to decriminalise or legalise prostitution are foundering because of their failure to stem violence, drugs and sexual diseases. Communities in countries as diverse as New Zealand, Holland, Germany and Bangladesh have all been affected" (para 6).
Feb. 26, 2019, 6:57 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IRP-LAW-4

"According to Bangladeshi law, everyone employed by the brothel is supposed to be over 18 and in possession of a State Magistrate issued license that declares they’re fully prepared to work in prostitution" (para. 7).
Feb. 26, 2019, 6:57 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"This is Kandipara – one of Bangladesh’s estimated 20 legal brothel “villages”, with approximately 400 sex workers employed" (para. 6). "It’s thought that at least 10 per cent of men in Bangladesh will pay for sex in their lifetimes, but out of 375 sex workers surveyed on behalf of Girls Not Brides across four such brothels in Bangladesh last year, 47 per cent were former child brides, trafficked into prostitution against their will" (para. 8).
Feb. 26, 2019, 6:57 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Azharul Islam is the Program Manager of Rights Jessore, an internationally funded Bangladeshi NGO working to counteract child trafficking both across the Bangladesh-India border and within the confines of the country itself" (para. 24).
Feb. 26, 2019, 6:57 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"It’s thought that at least 10 per cent of men in Bangladesh will pay for sex in their lifetimes, but out of 375 sex workers surveyed on behalf of Girls Not Brides across four such brothels in Bangladesh last year, 47 per cent were former child brides, trafficked into prostitution against their will" (para. 8). "The police are paid approximately 10,000 taka [£87.50] for every license (for brothels) they process" (para. 15).
Feb. 26, 2019, 6:57 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"At 18 per cent (according to UNICEF figures), Bangladesh has the world’s highest rate of marriage involving girls under 15" (para. 26).
Feb. 26, 2019, 6:57 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Sex work is legal in Bangladesh" (para. 1). "According to Bangladeshi law, everyone employed by the brothel is supposed to be over 18 and in possession of a State Magistrate issued license that declares they’re fully prepared to work in prostitution" (para. 7).
Feb. 26, 2019, 6:57 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-3

A woman workin in postitution would "like to use condoms, she adds, but the 10 – 12 customers she sees daily tend to object. While condom usage in Kandipara used to hover at about 40 per cent 20 years ago, following free distribution and peer awareness programmes, their popularity now appears to be on the decline" (para. 12).
Feb. 26, 2019, 6:57 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In 2016, police headquarters in Dhaka arranged ten days of district-level anti trafficking training" (para. 32).
Feb. 26, 2019, 6:57 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The Child Marriage Restraint Act in March 2017, effectively reduc(ed) the legal age of marriage to zero and potentially legitimi(zed) statutory rape" (para. 26).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Bangladesh of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government does not support or provide childcare services and childcare payments are not tax deductible (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Bangladesh are not required to obey their husbands (65). The original owner of any property legally administers said property in marriage (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Bangladesh law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Bangladesh does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Bangladesh (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Bangladesh (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Bangladesh can legally travel outside of her own home and outside the country in the same way as a man (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Bangladesh of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government does not support or provide childcare services and childcare payments are not tax deductible (65). Parents in Bangladesh are not able to work flexibly (65). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).more
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Bangladesh can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (65). A woman in Bangladesh can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Bangladesh does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Bangladesh 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 not prohibited in access to credit in Bangladesh (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Bangladesh law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers is not prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment and in education. There are no criminal penalties or civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in Bangladesh can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man and sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Bangladesh can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are not able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate, perform the same tasks at work, or work in the same industries as men. The mandatory retirement ages for women and men are equal (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Bangladesh can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 29% of the total labor force in Bangladesh (65).