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April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Macedonia, Panama, Thailand, Uruguay
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Finland, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Macedonia, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Philippines, Thailand, Uruguay
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Brunei, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Georgia, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Morocco, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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April 1, 2019, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law sets the age of consent at 18 for homosexual sexual activity; heterosexual activity is permitted, under some circumstances, at age 14" (p. 14).
April 1, 2019, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Penalties for rape range from five to 15 years’ imprisonment, and the government generally enforced the law when violations were reported" (p. 9).
April 1, 2019, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"A 2015 gender parity law designed to increase the participation of women in Congress entered into force during the 2017 congressional election cycle. The law requires political parties to limit the candidacies of any one gender to no more than 60 percent and provides economic incentives for female candidates" (p.8).
April 1, 2019, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: GP-DATA-3

Exists "the Ministry of Women and Gender Equality. The ministry is in charge of protecting women’s legal rights and is specifically tasked with combatting discrimination against women" (p. 10).
April 1, 2019, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The government continued launched a national video campaignagainst femicide, and operatedshelters and a hotline" (p. 9).
April 1, 2019, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The average woman’s annual income was 32 percent less than that of men, according to the Ministry of Women and Gender Equality" (p. 10).
April 1, 2019, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes both physical and psychological domestic violence and protects the privacy and safety of the victim making the charge of rape or domestic violence" (p. 9). "The law renders persons convicted of child sexual abuse permanently ineligible for any position, job, career, or profession in educational settings requiring direct and habitual contact with children under age 18" (p. 11).
April 1, 2019, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is not a criminal offense but is classified as a misdemeanor, with penalties outlined exclusively in the labor code. By law sexual harassment is cause for immediate dismissal from employment. The law requires employers to define internal procedures, or a company policy, for investigating sexual harassment, and employers may face fines and additional financial compensation to victims if it is shown that the company policy on sexual harassment was not followed. The law provides protection to those affected by sexual harassment by employers and coworkers. The law provides severance pay to individuals who resign due to sexual harassment if they have completed at least one year with the...more
April 1, 2019, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived by birth within the country’s territory and from one’s parents or grandparents. Births are registered immediately" (p. 10).
April 1, 2019, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The law... protects the privacy and safety of the victim making the charge of rape or domestic violence" (p. 9).
April 1, 2019, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Law 20,507 prohibits all forms of human trafficking, prescribing penalties ranging from five years and one day to 15 years in prison, plus fines, for trafficking offenses. m five years and one day to 15 years in prison, plus fines, for trafficking offenses. Nevertheless, internal child sex trafficking cases were often prosecuted under a different law, Article 367 of the penal code, which provides lesser penalties. Due to sentencing guidelines for firsttime offenders or those sentenced to less than five years’ confinement, many convicted traffickers were given weak and inadequate sentences for the crime, which continued to hamper efforts to deter and hold traffickers accountable" (p.11).
April 1, 2019, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Family courts handle cases of domestic violence and penalize offenders with fines up to 556,680 pesos ($850). Additional sanctions include eviction of the offender from the residence shared with the survivor, restraining orders, confiscation of firearms, and court-ordered counseling. Cases of habitual psychological abuse and physical abuse cases in which there are physical injuries are prosecuted in the criminal justice system. Penalties are based on the gravity of injuries and range from 61 to 540 days’ imprisonment" (p. 9).
April 1, 2019, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age of marriage is 18 (16 with parental consent)" (p. 11).
April 1, 2019, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"In urban areas it was common to find boys carrying loads in agricultural loading docks and assisting in construction activities, while girls sold goods on the streets and worked as domestic servants" (p. 19).
April 1, 2019, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Child pornography is a crime. Penalties for producing child pornography range from 541 days to five years in prison" (p. 11).
April 1, 2019, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape of men or women, including spousal rape" (p. 9).
April 1, 2019, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape of men or women, including spousal rape" (p. 9). "Heterosexual sexual relations with minors between the ages of 14 and 18 may be considered statutory rape depending on the circumstances; sex with a child under age 14 is considered rape, regardless of consent or the victim’s gender. Penalties for statutory rape range from five to 20 years in prison" (p. 11).
April 1, 2019, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"The default and most common marital arrangement is “conjugal society,” which provides that a husband has the right to administer joint property, including his wife’s property, without consultation or written permission from his spouse, but a wife must demonstrate that her husband has granted his permission before she is permitted to make financial arrangements. Legislation remained pending years after a 2007 agreement with the IACHR to modify the conjugal society law to give women and men equal rights and responsibilities in marriage. The commercial code provides that, unless a woman is married under the separate estate regime or a joint estate regime, she may not enter into a commercial partnership...more
March 22, 2019, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Chile can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (75).
March 22, 2019, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Chile can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women can work in the same industries as men (75). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are not equal (75).
March 22, 2019, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Chile can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (75).
March 22, 2019, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Chile law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (75).
March 22, 2019, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Chile 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 supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are tax deductible (75). Parents in Chile are not able to work flexibly (75). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).
March 22, 2019, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Chile law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Chile is prohibited. There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment. There are no criminal penalties or civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (75).
March 22, 2019, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Chile provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (75).
March 22, 2019, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Chile, there is an explicit restriction on a woman becoming head of household or head of family, e.g., a provision stating that only men or husbands can be so designated or that men lead or represent the family, or a male is designated as the default family member who receives the family book or equivalent document that is necessary for access to services (75).
March 22, 2019, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (75).