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Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Guyana, Iceland, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Laos, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldova, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, South Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
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: Belarus
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Article 181 of the criminal code criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties ranging from five to seven years’ imprisonment and forfeiture of assets for offenses involving adult victims and seven to fifteen years’ imprisonment and forfeiture of assets for those involving child victims. These penalties were sufficiently stringent and, with regard to sex trafficking, commensurate with penalties prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape" (100).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Belarus, and victims from Belarus are exploited abroad. Data collected by NGOs suggests the majority of trafficking victims are men subjected to labor exploitation, primarily in Russia. Belarusian victims are trafficked primarily in Belarus and Russia, as well as in Poland, Turkey, and other countries in Eurasia and the Middle East. Some Belarusian women traveling for foreign employment in the adult entertainment and hotel industries are subjected to sex trafficking. The government has identified Belarusian, Moldovan, Russian, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese victims exploited in Belarus. State-sponsored forced labor continues to be an area of concern. In...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Belarus does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so; therefore Belarus remained on Tier 3. Despite the lack of significant efforts, the government took some steps to address trafficking, including investigating and prosecuting significantly more trafficking cases under its trafficking statute. However, the government maintained policies that actively compelled the forced labor of its citizens, including civil servants, students, and citizens suffering from drug or alcohol dependency, among others. For the sixth consecutive year, authorities did not convict any traffickers under the trafficking statute" (99). "The government increased law enforcement efforts, although for the...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government identified 22 confirmed and 140 potential trafficking victims during law enforcement investigations, compared with two confirmed and 129 potential victims in 2017 and 184 confirmed and potential victims in 2016. Of the 22 confirmed victims the government identified in 2018, 11 victims, including two children, were subjected to sex trafficking. Twelve victims were trafficked in Belarus, 10 for forced labor. Nine of the 10 victims trafficked abroad were exploited in prostitution" (100). "NGOs identified and assisted 13 trafficking victims in 2018, compared to 137 in 2017; 56 victims were female and 74 were male, 81 were trafficked for forced labor, and 39 were sex trafficked. The majority of...more
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 29, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"State-sponsored forced labor continues to be an area of concern. In 2018, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Belarus, in his report to the Human Rights Council (HRC), noted that forced labor remained the most visible violation of economic and social rights in Belarus. In an observation released in 2017, the ILO Committee of Experts reported a 2010 law allows for Belarusians suffering from alcoholism or drug dependencies to be 'interned in ‘medical labor centers’ for a period of 12 to 18 months and have an obligation to work; refusing to work results in punishment, such as solitary confinement, for up to ten days'" (101).more
July 29, 2019, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The government provided in-kind assistance to anti-trafficking NGOs in the form of facilities for seminars, conferences, and training; expedited approval of projects and grants; and tax-exempt status. The government did not provide financial support for NGOs" (100).
June 10, 2019, 3:56 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"27.3% of seats in the parliament of Belarus are held by women" (para 4).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Comoros, D R Congo, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Morocco, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 1, 2019, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: Belarus, Belgium, Ecuador, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-3

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May 1, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Chad, China, D R Congo, Egypt, Ireland, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palestine, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Uganda, Ukraine
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-1

1.0
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

3.0
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Comoros, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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March 8, 2019, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“Unknown activists have hanged out torn and seemingly blood-stained ladies underwear and one men’s shirt on seven trees in Gorky Park in Minsk. The papers bearing inscriptions...‘Every fourth female suicide in Belarus is a consequence of domestic violence’” (para 1-2)
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Belarus can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (66). A woman in Belarus can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Belarus is free and compulsory (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Belarus 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 Belarus (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Belarus law mandates equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Belarus 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 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (66). Parents in Belarus are not able to work flexibly (66). 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).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Belarus (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Belarus (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Belarus law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers is prohibited. There is no legislation on sexual harassment in employment or in education. There are no criminal penalties or civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Belarus (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Belarus law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Belarus provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Belarus can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 50% of the total labor force in Belarus (66).