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Dec. 12, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 1.0 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 0.38 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2014 was 1.41 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Bhutan, Canada, Cape Verde, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Hungary, Latvia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Moldova, Senegal, Singapore, Slovenia, Switzerland, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Uruguay
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

7.0
Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, East Timor, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Trinidad/Tobago, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

2.0
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Reported cases were primarily filed by recent immigrants or asylum seekers" (9).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Women have the same legal rights as men. The law requires equal… access to goods, services, social welfare, and health care" (9).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Rape of men or women, including spousal rape, Is illegal, and the government prosecuted such cases" (9). "The minimum age for consensual sex is 16. Statutory rape carries penalties of imprisonment for up 30 years" (10).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Restrictions on Islamic clothing in... schools, and public spaces affected Muslim women in particular" (12).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law prohibits domestic violence and provides for fines and incarceration" (9).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"A convicted rapist may receive 10 to 30 years in prison" (9).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (8).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"The law prohibits FGM/C for women and girls. Reported cases were primarily filed by recent immigrants or asylum seekers. Criminal sanctions apply to persons convicted of FGM/C" (9).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The government generally enforced antiharassment laws. Politicians and organizations such as the Federal Institute for the Equality of Men and Women worked to raise awareness of the problem" (9). "Discrimination against women who wore a headscarf was common in the labor market" (11). "Restrictions on Islamic clothing in public and private sector employment, schools, and public spaces affected Muslim women in particular" (12). "The law continued to permit companies to prohibit outward displays of religious affiliation, including headscarves... Employers discriminated in employment and occupation against women... and members of certain minorities as well as against internal and foreign migrant workers. The government took legal action based on antidiscrimination laws" (14)....more
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (9).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits sexual exploitation, abduction, and trafficking and includes severe penalties for child pornography and possession of pedophilic materials. Authorities enforced the law. The penalties for producing and disseminating child pornography range up to 15 years’ imprisonment and up to one year in prison for possessing such material" (10).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"The government registered all live births immediately. Citizenship is conferred on a child through a parent’s (or the parents’) Belgian citizenship" (10).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: IIP-LAW-1

"The law also prohibits the wearing of a full-face veil (niqab) in public places. Authorities may punish persons who discriminate on the basis of ethnic origin with a fine of up to 137.50 euros ($165) and a jail sentence of up to seven days" (11). "Restrictions on Islamic clothing in public and private sector employment, schools, and public spaces affected Muslim women in particular" (12).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The law requires that one-third of the board members of publicly traded companies, but not private ones, be women" (15).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The law provides that both (consenting) partners must be at least 18 to marry" (10).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Legal sanctions for domestic violence are based on the sanctions for physical violence against a third person; the latter range from eight days to 20 years in prison. In cases of domestic violence, these sanctions are doubled" (9).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1

"Belgian girls and foreign children were subjected to sex trafficking within the country" (10).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"A number of government-supported shelters and telephone helplines were available across the country for victims of domestic abuse" (9).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Federal Institute for the Equality of Men and Women is responsible for promoting gender equality and may initiate lawsuits if it discovers violations of equality laws" (15).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: LRCM-LAW-1

"Rape of men or women, including spousal rape, is illegal, and the government prosecuted such cases. A convicted rapist may receive 10 to 30 years in prison" (9).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The law requires equal pay for equal work and prohibits discrimination on the grounds of gender, pregnancy, or motherhood" (9). "In 2016 the institute released a survey (based on 2014 data) indicating that women were paid at an hourly rate that was 7.6 percent less than that paid their male colleagues. This represented an annual gap of 20.6 percent, taking into account part-time work" (15).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law prohibits sexual exploitation, abduction, and trafficking" (10).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The law prohibits FGM/C for women and girls… Criminal sanctions apply to persons convicted of FGM/C" (9).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Authorities enforced the law" (10).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law aims to prevent violence and harassment at work, obliging companies to set up internal procedures to handle employee complaints. Sexist remarks and attitudes targeting a specific individual are illegal; fines for violations range from 50 to 1,000 euros ($60 to $1,200)" (9). "Labor laws and regulations related to employment or occupation prohibit discrimination based on...sex, gender...and/or gender identity...The government effectively enforced these laws and regulations" (14). "The law requires that one-third of the board members of publicly traded companies, but not private ones, be women" (15).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: WAM-LAW-1

"The prohibition of… sexist remarks... apply to the print and broadcast media, the publication of books, and online newspapers and journals" (5).