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Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based off of data collected from the WHO mortality database, the femicie rate for 15-44 year olds in 2010 was 0.76 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 16 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 2,099,576 in that year.
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"38.0% of seats in the lower/single house of Belgium (57 out of 150 total seats) are held by women. 50.0% of seats in the upper house/Senate of Belgium (30 out of 60 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"23.1% of ministerial positions in Belgium (3 out of 13 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 31, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mauritius, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

2.0
Jan. 31, 2019, 6:56 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad/Tobago, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

2.0
Jan. 31, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-2

According to the World Health Organization, the total number of suicides for women ages 15-54 in 1997 was 353. Based on population numbers for this age group in this year from the US Census Bureau's International Database, this translates to a suicide rate of 12.64 per 100,000 for women ages 15-54 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-4

0.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

0.0
Jan. 25, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Belgium, Norway
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based on the WHO Homicide Estimates for 2015, the homicide rate for females aged 15-44 is 1.07 per 100,000 female population ages 15-44.
Jan. 21, 2019, 2:11 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-2

According to the World Health Organization, the suicide rate in 2013 for women ages 15-54 in Belgium was 9.94 per 100,000. This rate was calculated by adding the total number of suicides for women ages 15-54 and dividing by the total female population for that age group (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 16, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to Countryeconomy.com, the total suicide rate for women in Belgium in 2015 was 9.67 per 100,000 total female population (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 14, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits domestic violence and provides for fines and incarceration. 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, depending on the means and consequences of the violence. In case of domestic violence, these sanctions are doubled. The law lists several aggravating circumstances, such as violence against the partner and the weakness of the partner (due to age, pregnancy, illness, or handicap.) A number of government-supported shelters and telephone helplines were available across the country for victims of domestic abuse. In addition to providing lodging, many shelters assisted in legal...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 1:34 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The Law of May 15th 2012 concerning the short term barring order in case of domestic violence is a specific law, situated at the intersection of criminal law, civil law and administrative law, and came into force on January 1st, 2013. Under this Act, a person who is (forming a threat in) committing acts of domestic violence can be barred from the family home and be prohibited to contact the co-residing person(s). The purpose is to protect victims of domestic violence, create a cooling-off period, and offer a chance for support. The barring order can be imposed by the public prosecutor for a maximum duration of ten days, starting from...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 1:20 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Women who are family migrants also face obstacles obtaining evidence to establish that they are the victims of violence. Those married to Belgian and other EU nationals must also show that they are not dependent on public funds to benefit from the law. Furthermore the state fails to provide information to such women about their rights and the procedures by which they can secure their right, and thereby undermines the general effectiveness of the protection clauses. For example, it is difficult for family migrants to obtain advice on how they can leave an abusive partner without risking residency rights or what evidence would suffice. Women who are family migrants who...more
Jan. 14, 2019, 1:20 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The 57-page report, ‘The Law was Against Me’: Migrant Women’s Access to Protection for Family Violence in Belgium,' found three major protection gaps for migrant women who experience domestic violence in that country. Women who migrate to Belgium to join a husband or partner may face deportation if they report the violence during the period when their status is being confirmed, as do undocumented migrant women. And domestic violence victims, especially undocumented women, lack adequate access to shelters. 'The women we interviewed face a terrible choice: endure abuse at the hands of a partner, or report the violence and risk deportation,' said Liesl Gerntholtz, women’s rights director at Human Rights...more
Dec. 20, 2018, 6:16 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).