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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: Angola, Bahamas, Benin, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo, D R Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, Laos, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, North Korea, Peru, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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

"Burundi’s 2014 anti-trafficking law criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking. The law prescribed penalties of five to 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine of 100,000 to 500,000 Burundian francs ($56 to $279), and in cases involving children, the law prescribed penalties of 10 to 15 years’ imprisonment and a fine of 500,000 to 2 million Burundian francs ($279 to $1,120). These penalties were sufficiently stringent and, with respect to sex trafficking, commensurate with those prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape" (129).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"The law provided foreign trafficking victims with legal alternatives to their removal to countries where they may face hardship or retribution, subject to judicial decision; but the government did not report identifying any foreign victims who could benefit from this protection during the reporting period. The law allowed the government to grant temporary residency, but the government did not report identifying any foreign victims who could benefit from temporary residency during the reporting period. In the beginning of the reporting period and in previous years, there were reports the government routinely arrested victims for questioning and would sometimes inappropriately penalize trafficking victims for unlawful acts traffickers compelled them to commit...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Burundi, and traffickers exploit victims from Burundi abroad. As the result of a complex political, economic, and security crisis that began in 2015, by May 2019 more than 346,000 Burundians remained in neighboring countries as refugees while 130,000 Burundians were internally displaced, though as refugees returned, these figures decreased. 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 (...) The same international organization also...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Burundi does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so; therefore Burundi remained on Tier 3. Despite the lack of significant efforts, the government took some steps to address trafficking by increasing the number of immigration officials that received training, replacing a dormant committee and establishing a new inter-ministerial committee, adopting a national action plan, conducting public awareness campaigns, increasing cooperation with civil society, and arresting a suspected complicit official. However, the government did not prosecute or convict any trafficking offenders for the fourth consecutive year. It did not hold accountable officials complicit in trafficking...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government did not maintain statistics on human trafficking making it difficult to determine the number of victims, if any, whom the government identified, referred to, or provided with protective services (…) In 2018, an NGO reported identifying 406 victims, including 352 males and 54 females, while an international organization reported identifying 250 victims, including 233 females, 17 males, 62 minors, and 188 adults. At least 65 victims assisted by civil society were internal trafficking victims, while the majority were exploited abroad. Civil society reported providing basic emergency assistance to 250 victims and reintegration assistance to 81 victims" (130).
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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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).