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Latest items for Bhutan

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

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 0.6 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 0.56 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2016 was 1.07 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: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

1.0
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Girls have unequal access to the country’s secondary and tertiary schools because of their distance, their lack of adequate sanitation, and transportation difficulties" (14).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The law mandates the government take appropriate measures to eliminate all forms of discrimination and exploitation of women, including trafficking… The government generally enforced this law" (14).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The legal age of consent is 16 for both boys and girls" (14).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women were underrepresented in public office. Women occupied 8 percent of the seats in the National Assembly. Nine of the country’s 47 constituencies had women candidates on the ballot" (11).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Under the constitution, only children whose parents can both be proven to be citizens of Bhutan can apply for citizenship up to their first birthday, after which a petition must be filed with the king to be granted citizenship" (8). "For a child to qualify for Bhutanese citizenship, both parents must be Bhutanese citizens" (10). "Under the constitution, only children whose parents are both citizens of Bhutan acquire Bhutanese citizenship at birth" (14).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1, MARR-PRACTICE-6

"Citizens seeking to marry noncitizens require government permission. Government workers are barred from receiving promotions in the case of marriage to a noncitizen. In case such a government worker is employed in the defense or international relations sector, automatic discharge is required" (5).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: LDS-DATA-1, CWC-DATA-4

"Migrant... Indian women and girls who worked in domestic service or as caregivers were vulnerable to forced labor... approximately 54,000 migrants worked in the country, mostly from India... girls who worked as domestic servants and entertainers in 'drayungs' (karaoke bars) were subjected to labor trafficking through debt and threats of physical abuse. The NAHRC conducted an investigation into drayungs and found no evidence of trafficking or forced labor" (17).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"31 percent of marriages occurred before age of 18 and 7 percent before age of 15" (14).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Nepali-speaking Bhutanese were subject to discrimination with respect to employment and occupation" (18).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"Civil society groups noted disproportionate barriers to citizenship faced by Lhotshampa communities and the wives of non-Bhutanese citizens" (8).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1

"Spousal rape is… prosecuted as a misdemeanor" (13).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"In cases of rape involving minors, sentences range from five to 15 years in prison. In extreme cases a person convicted of rape may be imprisoned for life. Spousal rape is illegal and prosecuted as a misdemeanor" (13).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Three police stations housed women and child protection units to address crimes involving women and children, and eight police stations housed desks with officers specifically devoted to women and children’s issues. The government passed rules and regulations clarifying the Domestic Violence Act, trained police on gender issues, and allowed civil society groups to undertake further efforts, including operation of a crisis and rehabilitation center" (13).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"As part of the country’s strict separation of religion from politics, the law barred ordained members of the clergy, including Buddhist monks and nuns, from participating in politics. This prohibition meant clergy could not vote or run for office. No other laws limit the participation of women... in the political process" (11).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The statutory minimum age of marriage for both men and women is 18" (14).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The constitution states that a person “shall not be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy, family, home, or correspondence, or to unlawful attacks on the person’s honor and reputation.” The government generally respected these prohibitions" (5).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Penalties for perpetrators of domestic violence range from a prison sentence of one month to three years. Offenders also are fined the daily national minimum wage for 90 days" (13).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (13).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"The law provides for equal inheritance for sons and daughters. Traditional inheritance laws stipulate that inheritance is matrilineal and that daughters inherit family land and daughters do not assume their father’s name at birth or their husband’s name upon marriage" (13).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"According to international NGOs, local civil society organizations practiced self censorship to avoid issues perceived as sensitive by the government. Sensitive issues included women’s rights and environmental issues. The government reportedly did not permit human rights groups established by the Nepali-speaking community to operate by categorizing them as political organizations that did not promote national unity" (12).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"The government provides 11 years of universal free education to children although education is not compulsory. Gender parity at the primary level has been achieved" (14).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"According to police, there were no separate prisons designated for women and children" (2).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Spousal rape is illegal and prosecuted as a misdemeanor" (13).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law prohibits domestic violence" (13).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The minimum age for employment is 13… Girls were employed primarily as domestic workers, where they were vulnerable to abuse and exploitation" (18).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law prohibits sexual exploitation, including… child prostitution" (14).