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July 29, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The government’s victim protection infrastructure was based on three specialized NGO-run shelters, for which the government allocated approximately €426,000 ($488,530) each in 2018, compared with €428,000 ($490,830) in 2017. The NGO-run shelters also received unspecified amounts of funding from regional governments. While NGOs referred many victims to the shelters, law enforcement, social workers, and medical professionals identified most victims. NGO-run shelters provided psycho-social, medical, and legal care and were open to all victims regardless of gender, immigration status, or nationality. Despite the government’s complete reliance on these three NGO-run shelters for the majority of victims’ services, NGO-run shelters continued to carry the perennial administrative burden of requesting funding each year...more
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Burundi, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Zimbabwe
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

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April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Macedonia, Mauritius, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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March 11, 2019, 7:24 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“A 24-year old Belgian woman who suffers from depression and has had a ’death wish’ since childhood has been granted the right to die - even though she’s not terminally ill. Doctors gave the young women, identified only as Laura, the go-ahead to be euthanized by lethal injection after she spent her life battling suicidal thoughts” (para 1-2).
March 11, 2019, 7:18 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“Yeah, it was a complete shock. Of course, I knew that my mother was suffering mentally. But she would never have done it herself. She never would have committed suicide. I went to talk to they physician who killed my mother and he told me he was absolutely certain my mother didn’t want to live anymore...Mertier says his mother’s depression came partly from being estranged from her children, so her doctors should have reached out to him. And, he’s convinced his mother - severely depressed and on medication - was not in the right state of mind to make such a decision” This is a quote from a man whose...more
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
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, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Belgium can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (66). A woman in Belgium can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Belgium (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Belgium can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Belgium can work the same night hours as men. Women can work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men (66). The ages at which women and men can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Belgium provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Belgium can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work at men. Women can work in the same industries as men (66). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Belgium (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Belgium law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment but not in education. There are no criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment, but there are civil remedies (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Belgium is free and compulsory (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in Belgium can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man and sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 46% of the total labor force in Belgium (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Belgium are not required to obey their husbands (66). When determining who legally administers marital property, both spouses must agree (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Belgium can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Belgium law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Belgium provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Belgium (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Belgium (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Belgium 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 tax deductible (66).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Belgium 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 tax deductible (66). Parents in Belgium 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).