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Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 6.6 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 3.9 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 2.2 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 20.7 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 81.2 years, with the average life expectancy being 78.8 years for men and 83.5 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Oct. 3, 2018, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

The recorded rape rate per 100,000 in 2015 was 25.36. This rate reflects the number of police-reported offenses (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 2, 2018, 11:32 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"A law that banned face-covering garments in public also went into effect in Belgium in 2011. Violators could be sentenced to seven days in prison and face a fine of 137.50 euros. The law was quickly challenged in court by two Muslim women who said it violated their right to privacy and freedom of religion. But in July, the European Court of Human Rights ruled against them. It said it agreed with Belgium’s argument that the law was meant to 'guarantee the conditions of ‘living together’ and the ‘protection of the rights and freedoms of others'" (para 24-26)
Oct. 2, 2018, 11:32 a.m.
Countries: Belgium, Denmark, France
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"The law, approved on Tuesday, puts the Netherlands, a country of about 17 million people, in company with France, Belgium, Denmark and other countries in Europe and North America that penalize Muslim women who either partly or fully cover their faces in public" (para 2).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 4.1 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 2.2 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Montenegro, Netherlands
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 7 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 81.1 years, with the average life expectancy being 78.6 years for men and 83.5 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 17.8 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Belgium
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 20.5 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 7.2 based on data from 2005-2014.
April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, Belgium launched their national action plan in 2013 and it expires in 2016 (MB-Coder Comment).
March 15, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"A Belgian court convicted a man this week for sexist comments made to a female police officer, the first conviction of its kind under the 2014 Belgian law criminalizing sexist actions in public spaces. The man, who told a female police officer questioning him for jaywalking that 'being a police officer is not a job for women,' was fined €3,000 and could face one month in prison. Belgium’s legal code defines sexism as a gesture or action that is intended to express contempt or suggest that someone is inferior because of their gender" (para 3).
March 15, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"A Belgian court convicted a man this week for sexist comments made to a female police officer, the first conviction of its kind under the 2014 Belgian law criminalizing sexist actions in public spaces. The man, who told a female police officer questioning him for jaywalking that 'being a police officer is not a job for women,' was fined €3,000 and could face one month in prison" (para 3).
March 15, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"A Belgian court convicted a man this week for sexist comments made to a female police officer, the first conviction of its kind under the 2014 Belgian law criminalizing sexist actions in public spaces" (para 3).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, South Korea
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The positive direct and normative effects of this legislation have inspired other countries in the European Union and beyond to implement similar laws e.g. Norway and Iceland (2009), South Africa (2007), and South Korea (2003). Consultations on whether to pass legislation that prohibits the purchase of a sexual act or service are presently under way in e.g. France, Belgium, The Republic of Ireland, Finland, Scotland, and Northern Ireland" (page 3).
Jan. 10, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, France
Variables: RCDW-LAW-2

"France and Belgium have both banned the burqa or niqab and Switzerland's lower house this week narrowly approved a draft bill on a nationwide ban" (para 11).
Nov. 30, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Voice of Women and some 15 other Brussels associations have organized a network to coordinate and develop their approaches. An emergency call number has been set up for victims of forced marriages. The associations also want to increase awareness among professionals and the public, especially in the most affected communities" (para 31-32).
Nov. 30, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"They were members of the cast in a play, shown that day in the city of Liege, at a seminar on the issue of forced marriages" (para 9).
Nov. 30, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The man beat me up, he tortured me, even to make love with him, because I did not want him! He kept beating me" (para 4).
Nov. 30, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"[Rokia] was [her father's friend's] third wife" (para 4).
Nov. 30, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"Belgium is one of the first EU countries to have specifically criminalized forced marriage" (para 10).
Nov. 30, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"I underwent FGM a first time when I was a child. And a second time when I was twelve. He wanted me to go through this a third time, I said no! Because I know the harmful effects of FGM" (para 4). She is referring to her husband who wanted to force her to undergo FGM (CODER COMMENT-BCT).
Nov. 30, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

"'She was able to divorce after years of proceedings, but the wound is not healed. 'It follows you a very long time. It did not stop because he left. The man contracted debts. Also, his name was on the house, and I continued to pay this credit. I finally ended up with a lot of problems.' she says" (para 15-16).
Nov. 30, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Chimène, from Togo, and Rokia, from Guinea, met in a Belgian refugee centre. They fled their countries to escape forced marriages" (para 1). "Chimène’s story is also dismaying. Her boyfriend helped her escape from Togo before her family could force her to marry another man, twice her age" (para 5). "But it is difficult to stem the phenomenon, says the coordinator of the Liège platform on forced marriages and honor-related violence. “I have very very few victims who will file a complaint, or expect anything from the law.” she points out. “There are virtually no figures for forced marriages and honor-related violence because people don’t file complaints. They are afraid...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-3

"The father’s the man who wanted to marry me after he raped me" (para 6). "'But it is difficult to stem the phenomenon, says the coordinator of the Liège platform on forced marriages and honor-related violence. 'I have very very few victims who will file a complaint, or expect anything from the law.' she points out. 'There are virtually no figures for forced marriages and honor-related violence because people don’t file complaints. They are afraid to hurt their families, they are afraid of having their parents sent to prison, to be responsible for the financial collapse of their families, to see their brother or sister put in foster care,' says...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cuba, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 16 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

A law banning the full-face veil came into effect in Belgium in July 2011. The law bans any clothing that obscures the identity of the wearer in places like parks and on the street. Veiled women in Belgium have staged protests against the ban. In December 2012, Belgium's Constitutional Court rejected appeals for the ban to be annulled, ruling that it did not violate human rights. Before the law was passed, the burka was already banned in several districts under old local laws originally designed to stop people masking their faces completely at carnival time (26-29).