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April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Barbados, Iceland
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: 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: Afghanistan, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Greece, Guyana, Haiti, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Kosovo, Latvia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Romania, Slovakia, Sudan, Taiwan, Togo
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape of women" (7). "The minimum age for consensual sex is 16 years" (8).
March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"There were public and private counseling services for victims of domestic violence, rape, and child abuse. The government provided funding for a shelter, for women who had faced violence" (7).
March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"No law contains penalties specifically for sexual harassment except in the workplace" (7).
March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The law does not mandate equal pay for equal work, and reports indicated that women earned significantly less than men for comparable work" (8).
March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1

"The government provided free legal aid to the indigent in family matters (excluding divorce)" (3).
March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (7).
March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: AW-LAW-1

"The law does not provide for the granting of asylum or refugee status, and the government has not established a system for providing protection to refugees" (5).
March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Human rights activists noted a decrease in the number of reported cases of rape in which the victim did not know the perpetrator" (7).
March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law provides for the protection of children from sexual exploitation and abuse and makes child pornography illegal" (8).
March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The shelter also served victims of human trafficking and others forms of gender-based violence" (7).
March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law prohibits domestic violence and provides protection to all members of the family, including men and children. The law applies equally to marriages and to common-law relationships. The law empowers police to make an arrest after receiving a complaint, visiting the premises, and having some assurance that a crime was committed" (7).
March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The maximum penalty is life imprisonment" (7).
March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Barbadian women not born in Barbados do not transfer citizenship to their children... Citizenship is obtained by birth in the country or to a person born outside the country to Barbadian parents" (8).
March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1, IRP-DATA-1, IRP-DATA-2

"The Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment, and Community Development acknowledged child prostitution occurred ...Newspaper reports suggested the number of young teenage girls engaged in transactional sex was increasing" (8).
March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"There are legal protections against spousal rape for women holding a court-issued divorce decree, separation order, or non-molestation order" (7).
March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Penalties depend on the severity of the charges and range from a fine for first-time offenders (unless the injury is serious) up to the death penalty for cases resulting in death of a victim. Victims may request restraining orders, which the courts often issued. The courts may sentence an offender to jail for breaching such an order" (7).
March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and/or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (6).
March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Police have a victim support unit, but reports indicated the services provided were inadequate. There were public and private counseling services for victims of domestic violence, rape, and child abuse. The government provided funding for a shelter, for women who had faced violence" (7).
March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"NGOs claimed that LGBTI women were particularly vulnerable to discrimination and unequal protection under the law" (8).
March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"No law contains penalties specifically for sexual harassment except in the workplace" (7). "The 2017 Employment (Prevention of Discrimination) Act prohibits discrimination on grounds of race, sex, gender, or sexual orientation" (12).
March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Victims may request restraining orders, which the courts often issued" (7).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Barbados (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in Barbados 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, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Barbados can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work at men. Women can work in the same industries as men (65). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Barbados (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Barbados are not required to obey their husbands (65). The original owner of any property legally administers said property in marriage (65).