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Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Guyana, Iceland, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Laos, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldova, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, South Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

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Oct. 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Articles 159a-159d of the criminal code criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of two to eight years’ imprisonment and a fine of 3,000 to 12,000 lev ($1,760 to $7,030) for offenses involving adult victims and three to 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine of 10,000 to 20,000 lev ($5,860 to $11,720) for those involving child victims. These penalties were sufficiently stringent and, with respect to sex trafficking, commensurate with penalties prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape" (120).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"The law allowed foreign victims who cooperated with law enforcement to stay and work in Bulgaria for the duration of criminal proceedings before deportation, although no foreign victims had applied for this status. For foreign victims who chose not to assist in trafficking investigations, the government provided a 40-day recovery period (70 days for foreign child victims) before repatriation" (121),
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Bulgaria, and traffickers exploit victims from Bulgaria abroad. Bulgaria remains one of the primary source countries of human trafficking in the EU. Bulgarian women and children are subjected to sex trafficking throughout Western Europe and in Bulgaria, particularly in the capital, resort areas, and border towns. Bulgarians of Turkish ethnicity and Romani women and girls, some as young as 13 years old, account for most of the sex trafficking victims identified in Bulgaria. NGOs report domestic servitude as an increasing form of exploitation, affecting Roma and ethnic-Bulgarian victims (...) Traffickers force Bulgarian adults and children...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Bulgaria does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Bulgaria remained on Tier 2. These efforts included convicting two complicit officials and extraditing another, allocating more funding for victim services, and participating in more international investigations. However, the government did not meet the minimum standards in several key areas. Authorities investigated and prosecuted fewer trafficking cases. Courts continued to issue suspended sentences for most convicted traffickers. Officials’ lack of knowledge of trafficking indicators hindered effective victim identification. Corruption in law enforcement and...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Based on open pre-trial investigations in 2018, the prosecution service identified 376 victims (309 of sex trafficking, 59 of labor trafficking, and eight of servitude), compared with 407 victims (323 of sex trafficking, 67 of labor trafficking, and eight of servitude) in 2017. Fifty-three of the identified victims were children (42 in 2017). Authorities did not identify foreign victims of trafficking during the year, compared to one potential victim of labor trafficking from Thailand in 2017" (120).
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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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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