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May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Georgia, Guyana, Honduras, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mauritania, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Panama, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 1, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belize, Bolivia, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malta, Moldova, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, United States
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-1

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April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Rape of a child younger than 14 carries a penalty of 20 to 25 years’ imprisonment" (p. 21).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"In April UNODC released a statement stating the agency trained 283 penitentiary officials in workshops on international standards for treatment of prisoners held in eight cities in 2016 and 2017. Training included special instruction on the “specific needs” of female inmates and inmates who were considered particularly vulnerable" (p. 6).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law also prohibits child pornography, punishable with 10- to 15-year sentences" (p. 21).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Rape of a child younger than 14 carries a penalty of 20 to 25 years’ imprisonment. The penalty for consensual sex with an adolescent 14 to 18 years old is two to six years’ imprisonment" (p. 21).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"Sixty percent of women worked in the informal sector and thus were not protected by formal-sector labor laws, which afford maternity benefits, breast-feeding hours, permission to work fewer hours, and more holidays than their male counterparts" (p. 30 - 31).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In April UNODC released a statement stating the agency trained 283 penitentiary officials in workshops on international standards for treatment of prisoners held in eight cities in 2016 and 2017. Training included special instruction on the “specific needs” of female inmates and inmates who were considered particularly vulnerable" (p. 6).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2

"Domestic abuse resulting in injury is punishable by three to six years’ imprisonment" (p. 21).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Female inmates experienced sexual harassment and assault on a regular basis, mostly by other incarcerated persons, and some were forced to pay antirape extortion fees. While observers noted that violence against women reportedly was rampant, they reported a culture of silence that suppressed reporting of genderbased violence for fear of reprisal" (p. 5). "In March five female police officers in the city of Potosi filed a formal complaint of “psychological abuse and extreme work pressure” by the local representative of the Special Force to Fight Against Violence (FELCV). The women made the complaint under the condition of anonymity, for fear of reprisal. The local human rights ombudsman began an investigation...more
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: IIP-LAW-1

"The constitution and law provide for freedom of internal movement, foreign travel, emigration, and repatriation, and the government generally respected these rights" (p. 15).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The laws also set a 40-hour workweek for women, prohibit women from working at night, mandate rest periods, and require premium pay for work beyond a standard workweek" (p. 31).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived both through birth within the country’s territory (unless the parents have diplomatic status) and from parents" (p. 21).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2

"The law establishes penalties of imprisonment for 15 to 20 years for the rape of an adult (man or woman)" (p. 21).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"During the year UN Women reported that six of every 10 women were engaged in informal economic activity and on average earned 19 percent less than their male counterparts. Those working part-time and hourly jobs did not have these protections" (p. 31).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Women’s rights organizations reported that police units assigned to the FELCV did not have sufficient resources and that frontline officers lacked proper training about their investigatory responsibilities under the law. Women’s organizations also reported the law’s stringent penalties discouraged some women from reporting domestic abuse by their spouses, in part because of economic dependence" (p. 21).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"According to the UN Office on Women, men earned between 1.5 and four times more than women for the same work" (p. 21).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"According to the state attorney general, there were 73 cases of femicide between January 1 and September 30" (p. 21).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum age for marriage is 14 for girls and 16 for boys. Minors’ parents or guardians must approve marriages between adolescents under 18" (p. 21).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"According to UN reports, the number of female ministers decreased from 27.3 percent in 2016 to 20 percent in 2017" _(p. 189.
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"The penalty for serious physical or psychological harm is a five- to 12-year prison sentence.. The law criminalizes femicide, the killing of a woman based on her identity as a woman, with 30 years in prison" (p. 21).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Female inmates experienced sexual harassment and assault on a regular basis, mostly by other incarcerated persons, and some were forced to pay antirape extortion fees. While observers noted that violence against women reportedly was rampant, they reported a culture of silence that suppressed reporting of genderbased violence for fear of reprisal" (p. 5).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"According to a report from the Association of Female Mayors and Councilwomen of Bolivia (Acobol), 20 councilors reported suffering from political harassment and acts of violence by their colleagues between January and May" (p. 18).
April 5, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law considers sexual harassment a civil offense. There were no comprehensive reports on the extent of sexual harassment, but observers generally acknowledged it was widespread" (21).
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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 14, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Bolivia law mandates equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal (74).
March 14, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Bolivia are not legally required to obey their husbands (74). When determining who legally administers marital property, both parties must agree (74).
March 14, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Bolivia law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Bolivia is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment and in education. There are criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment, but there are not civil remedies (74).
March 14, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Bolivia law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (74).