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Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Belize, Benin, Botswana, Brunei, Central African Rep, Comoros, D R Congo, Gambia, Haiti, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Maldives, Mali, Nigeria, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Vanuatu, Yemen
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

3.0
Oct. 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Comoros, East Timor, Egypt, Fiji, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Moldova, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Yemen
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

2.0
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Comorian law criminalized most forms of human trafficking. Article 13 of the 2014 Law to Combat Child Labor and Trafficking in Children criminalized all forms of child labor trafficking and some forms of child sex trafficking and prescribed penalties of 10 to 20 years’ imprisonment and a fine of 30 million Comorian francs ($70,070). These penalties were sufficiently stringent and, with respect to sex trafficking, commensurate with those prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape. Inconsistent with international law, Article 13 required a demonstration of force, fraud, or coercion to constitute a child sex trafficking offense, and therefore did not criminalize all forms of child sex trafficking. However, all...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"There were no reports the government inappropriately penalized victims for crimes traffickers compelled them to commit; however, because there were no standard victim identification procedures, victims may have remained unidentified in the law enforcement system" (157).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers may exploit domestic and foreign victims in Comoros, and traffickers may exploit victims from the Comoros abroad. Traffickers may subject Comorian women and Malagasy women who transit Comoros to forced labor in the Middle East. Traffickers may subject Comorian women and children to forced labor in Mayotte, a French department. Children on Anjouan, some of whom were abandoned by parents who left to seek economic opportunities in other countries, are vulnerable to forced labor, mostly in domestic service, roadside and market vending, baking, fishing, and agriculture. On Anjouan and Moheli, poor rural families frequently place children with wealthier relatives or acquaintances...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Comoros does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so; therefore Comoros remained on Tier 3. Despite the lack of significant efforts, the government took some steps to address trafficking by opening one additional government-run listening center that worked to identify and provide care to victims of crime, which could include trafficking victims. The government also hired additional personnel at the listening centers and continued to fund the salaries of existing personnel. Government officials on Anjouan conducted several anti-trafficking public awareness campaigns, including discouraging certain cultural practices that left children vulnerable to trafficking and conducting...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government did not identify any trafficking victims during the reporting period and has not identified a victim since 2013" (156).
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

3.0
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The law provides for equality of persons without regard to gender, creed, belief, origin, race, or religion" (page 9).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law considers unmarried persons under age 18 to be minors and prohibits their sexual exploitation, prostitution, and involvement in pornography. Anyone convicted of facilitating the sex trafficking of children is subject to a prison term of two to five years and a fine of 150,000 to one million Comorian francs ($338 to $2,250). Conviction of child pornography is punishable by fines or imprisonment. There were no official statistics regarding these matters and no reports in local media of cases, prosecutions, or convictions relating to either child sex trafficking or child pornography" (page 11).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"For example, only two of the 33 seats in the national legislature were filled by women in the 2015 election" (page 7).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Universal education is compulsory until age 12. No child under age 14 may be prevented from attending school" (page 10).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"Some observers believed that traditional and cultural factors prevented women from participating in political life on an equal basis with men" (page 7).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Resources, inspections, and remediation were inadequate. Financial penalties, however, for those who violated the law served as an effective deterrent. Penalties for conviction include from one to six months in prison, a fine of from 50,000 to 200,000 Comorian francs ($113 to $450) for those who abuse their authority to compel someone to work for them or for someone else, or both imprisonment and a fine. Penalties for conviction of trafficking a minor are 10 to 20 years’ imprisonment and a fine of 30 million Comorian francs ($67,600). The government did not make tangible efforts to prosecute traffickers and protect victims" (page 13).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women, members of minorities, or both in the political process, and they did participate" (page 7).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"There were no official statistics regarding these matters and no reports in local media of cases, prosecutions, or convictions relating to either child sex trafficking or child pornography" (page 11).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-PRACTICE-2, IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is illegal, and conviction is punishable by fines and imprisonment. It is defined in the labor code as any verbal, nonverbal, or bodily behavior of a sexual nature that has the effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or humiliating work environment for a person. Although rarely reported due to societal pressure, such harassment was nevertheless a common problem, and authorities did not effectively enforce the law" (page 9).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"In October as part of the implementation of the 2017 National Child Protection Policy Action Plan, the National Commission for Solidarity, Social Protection, and Gender Promotion, with the financial support of UNICEF, organized awarenessraising and training workshops on child marriage for religious leaders" (page 10).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1, IAW-LAW-1, IAD-PRACTICE-1

"The law provides for equality of persons without regard to gender, creed, belief, origin, race, or religion. Nevertheless, inheritance and property rights practices favor women. Local cultures are traditionally matrilineal, and all inheritable property is in the legal possession of women" (page 9).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-2

"Courts rarely sentenced or fined convicted perpetrators. No reliable data were available on the extent of the problem. Women rarely filed official complaints. Although officials took action (usually the arrest of the spouse) when reported, domestic violence cases rarely entered the court system" (page 9).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"There were no official statistics regarding these matters and no reports in local media of cases, prosecutions, or convictions relating to either child sex trafficking or child pornography" (page 11). "Trafficking in persons, specifically forced child labor, occurred, particularly in family-based agriculture (planting, weeding, harvesting), fishing, and domestic service (see section 7.c.). There were no reported cases of adult forced labor" (page 13).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Sexual harassment is illegal, and conviction is punishable by fines and imprisonment. It is defined in the labor code as any verbal, nonverbal, or bodily behavior of a sexual nature that has the effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or humiliating work environment for a person. Although rarely reported due to societal pressure, such harassment was nevertheless a common problem, and authorities did not effectively enforce the law" (page 9). "Societal discrimination against women was most apparent in rural areas, where women were mostly limited to farming and child-rearing duties, with fewer opportunities for education and wage employment" (page 9-10).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Local cultures are traditionally matrilineal, and all inheritable property is in the legal possession of women" (page 9).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2

"The law treats domestic violence as an aggravating circumstance that includes crimes committed by one domestic partner against an existing or former partner. Penalties for conviction include prison sentences up to five years and fines up to two million Comorian francs ($4,500)" (page 9).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law considers unmarried persons under age 18 to be minors and prohibits their sexual exploitation, prostitution, and involvement in pornography. Anyone convicted of facilitating the sex trafficking of children is subject to a prison term of two to five years and a fine of 150,000 to one million Comorian francs ($338 to $2,250). Conviction of child pornography is punishable by fines or imprisonment. There were no official statistics regarding these matters and no reports in local media of cases, prosecutions, or convictions relating to either child sex trafficking or child pornography" (page 11). "The law prohibits all forms of forced or compulsory labor, with certain exceptions for military service,...more
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"Trafficking in persons, specifically forced child labor, occurred, particularly in family-based agriculture (planting, weeding, harvesting), fishing, and domestic service (see section 7.c.). There were no reported cases of adult forced labor" (page 13). "Some children worked under forced labor conditions, primarily in domestic service and family-based agriculture and fishing. Additionally, some Koranic schools arranged for indigent students to receive lessons in exchange for labor that sometimes was forced" (page 14).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"No reliable data were available on the extent of the problem. Women rarely filed official complaints" (page 9).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"The constitution and law provide citizens the ability to choose their government in free and fair periodic elections held by secret ballot and based on universal and equal suffrage, and citizens exercised that ability" (page 7).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2

"Rape regardless of age or gender is illegal and punishable if convicted by five to 10 years’ imprisonment or up to 15 years if the victim is younger than 15" (page 9).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"As of November there were 10 juvenile male inmates in the Moroni prison held with adults. That prison also held two adult female prisoners in a separate cellblock" (page 2).