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May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"The law prohibits forced marriage and prescribes penalties of six months to two years in prison for violators, and a three-year prison term if the victim is under age 13" (p. 19).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The minimum age of consensual sex is 15" (p. 19).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Conviction of sexual abuse or torture or conviction of sexual slavery is punishable by two to five years in prison. Conviction of the foregoing abuses may also carry fines of 500,000 to one million CFA francs ($919 to $1,838)" (P. 16 - 17).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 19).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"The law makes conviction of “abduction to impose marriage or union without consent” punishable by six months to five years in jail" (p. 16).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Victims seldom pursued legal action due to shame, fear, or reluctance to take their spouses to court" (p. 16).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The law prohibits FGM/C. Perpetrators, if convicted, are subject to a fine of 150,000 to 900,000 CFA francs ($278 to $1,654) and imprisonment of six months to three years, or up to 10 years if the victim dies" (p. 17).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"According to UNHCR, as of May 31, there were 34,207 refugees in the country, including 33,501 Malian refugees. Of this number, 23,318 Malian refugees lived in Burkina Faso’s two refugee camps, Goudebou and Mentao, 8,800 resided in villages in Ouadalan and Soum Provinces, and 1,383 lived in the cities of Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso" (p. 12).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship derives either by birth within the country’s territory or through a parent" (p. 19).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Of the 49 cases of FGM/C recorded during the year, there was only one case in which the victim was more than 30 years old. For the remaining cases, the victims’ age range from 30 months to 15 years" (P. 17).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law provides penalties for conviction of child prostitution or child pornography of five to 10 years’ imprisonment, a fine of 1.5 to three million CFA francs ($2,750 to $5,500), or both" (p. 19).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-LAW-3

"The law requires police to provide for protection of the victim and her minor children and mandates the establishment of chambers in the High Court with exclusive jurisdiction over cases of violence against women and girls. The law requires all police and gendarmerie units to designate officers to assist female victims of violence--or those threatened by violence--and to respond to emergencies; however, some units had not complied by year’s end. It also mandates the creation of care and protection centers in each commune for female victims of violence and a government support fund for their care. The centers receive victims on an emergency basis, offer them security, provide support services...more
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Conviction of sexual abuse or torture or conviction of sexual slavery is punishable by two to five years in prison. Conviction of the foregoing abuses may also carry fines of 500,000 to one million CFA francs ($919 to $1,838)" (P. 16 - 17).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Although the law provides equal property and inheritance rights for women and men, land tenure practices emphasized family and communal land requirements more than individual ownership rights. As a result, authorities often denied women the right to own property, particularly real estate. Many citizens, particularly in rural areas, held to traditional beliefs that did not recognize inheritance rights for women and regarded a woman as property that could be inherited upon her husband’s death" (p. 19).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"In 2015 the government passed the Law on the Prevention and Repression of Violence Against Women and Girls and Support for Victims. Conviction of rape is punishable by five to 10 years’ imprisonment, but the 2015 law includes fines of 100,000 to 500,000 CFA francs ($183 to $919)" (p. 16).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"The law makes the conviction of physical or moral abuse of women or girls accused of witchcraft punishable by one to five years in prison and/or a fine of 300,000 to 1.5 million CFA francs ($551 to $2,757)" (p. 17).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women held seven of 34 ministerial seats and 13 of 127 seats in the parliament" (p. 13).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Female prisoners had better conditions than those of men, in large part due to less crowding" (p. 3).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law provides for sentences of three months to one year in prison and a fine of 300,000 to 500,000 CFA francs ($551 to $919) for conviction of sexual harassment; the maximum penalty applies if the perpetrator is a relative, in a position of authority, or if the victim is 'vulnerable'" (p. 18).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Conviction of rape is punishable by five to 10 years’ imprisonment, but the 2015 law includes fines of 100,000 to 500,000 CFA francs ($183 to $919)" (p. 16).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Women, National Solidarity, and Family"(p. 12).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"In 2015 the government passed the Law on the Prevention and Repression of Violence Against Women and Girls and Support for Victims" (p. 16).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"The government also integrated FGM/C prevention in prenatal, neonatal, and immunization services at 35 percent of public health facilities. Government measures taken during the year to combat FGM/C included: the establishment of mobile courts in Tuy Province to try persons accused of FGM/C; creation of a public education Facebook page; distribution to public and private health centers of 322 treatment kits; training 164 Ministry of Education and Literacy officials on ending FGM/C; establishing five high school social networks to address FGM/C in Houet, Kadiogo, and Sanmatenga Provinces; and holding an international day of 'zero tolerance for FGM/C.' The Ministry of Women, National Solidarity, and Family conducted 3,016 awareness activities, including...more
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The penal code mandates a one- to three-year prison sentence and fines ranging from 300,000 to 900,000 CFA francs ($551 to $1,654) for conviction of inhuman treatment or mistreatment of children" (P. 19).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Victims seldom pursued legal action due to shame, fear, or reluctance to take their spouses to court. A government-run shelter for women and girls who were victims of gender-based violence was set up in 2015 and welcomed victims regardless of nationality. In Ouagadougou the Ministry of Women, National Solidarity, and Family assisted victims of domestic violence at four centers. The ministry sometimes provided counseling and housing for abused women" (p. 16).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"Although the gender quota law requires political parties to name women to fill at least 30 percent of the positions on their candidate lists in legislative and municipal elections, no political party met this requirement during the May 2016 and the May 28, 2017, make-up municipal elections" (p. 13).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal age for marriage is 17 for girls and 20 for boys" (p. 19).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: IW-LAW-1

"Many citizens, particularly in rural areas, held to traditional beliefs that did not recognize inheritance rights for women and regarded a woman as property that could be inherited upon her husband’s death" (p. 19).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, China, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Niger, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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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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