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July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In March the Social Assistance Agency reported that in 2016 authorities banned 235 foster families from providing foster care and relocated the children with other foster parents due to inadequate care and mistreatment of the child" (p. 22).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 21).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Public education is universal and compulsory until the age of 16 and free through the 12th grade" (p. 22).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"It empowers courts to impose fines, issue restraining or eviction orders, or require special counseling. Noncompliance with a restraining order may result in imprisonment for up to three years or a fine of 5,000 levs ($3,000)" (p. 21).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"While authorities could prosecute spousal rape under the general rape statute, they rarely did so" (p. 18).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women held 25 percent of the seats in the National Assembly" (p. 17).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum age for marriage is 18. In exceptional cases, a person can enter into marriage at 16 with permission from the regional court" (p. 22).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law identifies sexual harassment as a specific form of discrimination rather than a criminal offense, although prosecutors may identify cases in which harassment involves coercion combined with sexual exploitation. If prosecuted as coercion, sexual harassment is punishable by up to six years in prison" (p. 21).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship derives from one’s parents. The law requires the registration of births within seven days without discriminating between boys and girls" (p. 21).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Animus Association Foundation and other NGOs provided short-term protection and counseling to victims in 22 crisis centers and shelters throughout the country. Police and social workers referred victims of domestic violence to NGO-run shelters" (p. 21). "The government funded an NGO-operated 24-hour free helpline that children could call for counseling, information, and support as well as to report abuse" (p. 22).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law differentiates between forcing children into prostitution… and child sex trafficking, for which it provides up to 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to 20,000 levs ($12,000)" (p. 22).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography and provides for up to six years in prison and a fine of up to 8,000 levs ($4,800) for violations" (p. 22).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"In February the government adopted a four-year National Program for Prevention of Violence and Abuse against Children" (p. 22).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Sentences for rape convictions range up 20 years in prison" (p. 18).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, and authorities generally enforced its provisions when violations came to their attention" (p. 18). "The legal minimum age for consensual sex is 14" (p. 22).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law defines domestic violence as any act, or attempted act, of sexual violence or physical, psychological, emotional, or economic pressure against members of one’s family or between cohabiting persons" (p. 20).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law differentiates between forcing children into prostitution, for which it provides for up to eight years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to 15,000 levs ($9,000)" (p. 22).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"According to official data, men received 13.5 percent more pay than women for work in the same position and there were twice as many men as women with well-paid jobs" (p. 32).
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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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: Bulgaria, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Guinea, Honduras, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, South Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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March 15, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Bulgaria (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Bulgaria 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 does support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

There are no laws designating head of household status in Bulgaria (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Bulgaria law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Bulgaria is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in education. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment. There are no criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment, but there are civil remedies (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Bulgaria 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 (77). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The ages at which women and men can retire with partial pension benefits are not equal (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is prohibited in access to credit in Bulgaria (77).
March 15, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Bulgaria can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (77).