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Aug. 8, 2019, 6:37 a.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"Traffickers fraudulently recruit children from rural areas for domestic work or an education and later exploit them in forced labor and child sex trafficking via prostitution" (131).
Aug. 8, 2019, 6:36 a.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1

"Traffickers exploit children in domestic servitude and child sex trafficking via prostitution in private homes, guesthouses, and entertainment establishments; they frequently experience nonpayment of wages and verbal and physical abuse" (131)
Aug. 7, 2019, 8:16 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"The same international organization also reported that hundreds of Burundian adult and child recruits, including girls, were allegedly trained in weaponry at a training camp in southwestern Rwanda—some of whom may have been trafficking victims" (131).
Aug. 7, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"Returned refugees frequently lacked access to basic services or land and remained a highly vulnerable population. Burundi’s challenging security environment and endemic poverty created an opportunity for criminals, including traffickers, to take advantage of Burundians in precarious or desperate situations" (131).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The penalty for rape of a minor is 10 to 30 years’ imprisonment" (p. 36).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The minimum age for consensual sex is 18" (p. 36).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2

"The law prohibits violence against or abuse of children, with punishment ranging from fines to three to five years’ imprisonment, but child abuse was a widespread problem" (p. 36).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 35).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"The constitution reserves 30 percent of positions in the National Assembly, Senate, and Council of Ministers for women" (p. 28).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The government-operated Humura Center in Gitega provided a full range of services, including legal, medical, and psychosocial services, to survivors of domestic and sexual violence" (p. 34).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education is tuition-free, compulsory, and universal through the secondary level, but students are responsible for paying for books and uniforms. Throughout the country provincial officials charged parents fees for schooling" (p. 35).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law prohibits rape, including spousal rape, with penalties of up to 30 years’ imprisonment" (p. 34).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The penalty for commercial sexual exploitation of children is five to 10 years in prison and a fine of between 20,000 and 50,000 Burundian francs ($11 and $28)" (p. 36).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Forced marriages are illegal and were rare, although they reportedly occurred in southern, more heavily Muslim, areas. The Ministry of Interior continued an effort to convince imams not to officiate over illegal marriages" (p. 36).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"Forced marriages are illegal and were rare" (p. 36).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment, including the use of threats of physical violence or psychological pressure to obtain sexual favors. Punishment for sexual harassment may range from a fine to a prison sentence of one month to two years. The sentence for sexual harassment doubles if the victim is younger than 18" (p. 35).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"Women and girls were smuggled to other countries in Africa and the Middle East, sometimes using falsified documents, putting them at high risk of exploitation" (p. 36).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The constitution states that citizenship derives from the parents" (p. 35).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"In October a government decree prohibited women from participating in traditional drumming groups" (p. 41).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"As of early December, the center had received 197 cases of sexual and genderbased violence (SGBV)" (p. 34).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Credible observers stated many women were reluctant to report rape, in part due to fear of reprisal" (p. 34).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"UNHCR estimated 63,234 refugees were in the country as of September. Of these approximately 61,995 were Congolese refugees" (p. 25).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The government, with financial support from international NGOs and the United Nations, continued civic awareness training throughout the country on domestic and gender-based violence and on the role of police assistance. Those trained included police, local administrators, and grassroots community organizers" (p. 349.
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal age for marriage is 18 for girls and 21 for boys" (p. 36).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law prohibits domestic abuse of a spouse, with punishment ranging from fines to three to five years’ imprisonment" (p. 349.
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law punishes child pornography by fines and three to five years in prison" (p. 36).
July 8, 2019, 12:38 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is further concerned about the absence of a statutory framework regulating de facto unions and ensuring the economic equality of women and men, in particular upon the dissolution of such a union" (15).
July 8, 2019, 12:38 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"The Committee welcomes the constitutional quota of 30 per cent representation of women in the Government, Parliament and the Senate (arts. 129, 164 and 180) and the resulting increase in the participation of women in political life" (9).
July 8, 2019, 12:38 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"It also notes that more than 50,000 refugees from neighbouring countries reside in the State party. It has received consistent reports indicating that women and girls in contexts of internal and external displacement are at a heightened risk of being subjected or have been subjected to sexual violence and exploitation. The Committee is concerned that no preventive measures are being taken by the State party to ensure protection against forced displacement and access to basic services by displaced women and girls" (13).
July 8, 2019, 12:38 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, ABO-LAW-1

"The unavailability, unaffordability and inaccessibility of modern contraceptives and sexual and reproductive health services in the State party, the criminalization of abortion and the fact that 45 per cent of incarcerated women are serving sentences up to 20 years of imprisonment on conviction for abortion and infanticide" (12).