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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).
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"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).
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"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" (para 26-29).
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"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" (para 26-29).
Oct. 6, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
Countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Netherlands
Variables: RCDW-LAW-2

"France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and the German state of Bavaria have all imposed some restrictions on the wearing of full-face veils in public places" (para 4).
Oct. 2, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, France
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Rachid Nekkaz, French-Algerian businessman and political activist, has pledged to pay all fines imposed on women wearing full face veils in Austria. He has spent $350,000 covering similar fines in Belgium and France, Nekkaz told Austrian broadcaster Servus TV" (para 15).
Oct. 2, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Switzerland
Variables: RCDW-LAW-2

"People who obscure their face in public can be fined $175. Similar laws are in force or about to go into effect in Belgium, Bulgaria, France and Switzerland. Germany has a partial ban on face coverings that applies only when driving" (para 8).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

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Aug. 31, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"It should be pointed out that marital rape and rape involving persons of the same sex are offences under the Act of 4 July 1989 which amended certain provisions relating to the offence of rape" (20)
Aug. 31, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is illegal, and the government prosecuted such cases" (p 55)
Aug. 30, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"The Law does not discriminate against women in respect to ownership of secure access to land. No data on women’s access to and ownership of land was found. The Law does not discriminate against women in respect to ownership of or secure access to non-land assets, including property." This information is from the World Bank, 2011. (MLFD - CODER COMMENT)
Aug. 30, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"In Belgium in 2011, 95.3% of men and 97.18% of women aged 15 years or older hold bank accounts at a formal financial institution"
Aug. 30, 2017, 10:11 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"No data on women’s access to and ownership of land was found. There is no evidence that there is any discrimination against women in respect to access to financial services." This data is from the World Bank, 2011. (MLFD - CODER COMMENT)
Aug. 25, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, New Zealand, United Kingdom
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

“Most OECD countries fall within this [11 to 24 percent] range, with Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, New Zealand and the United Kingdom having no less than one-fifth of their children living with a single parent, again typically a lone mother” (para 7).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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