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July 23, 2019, 9:07 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Congo
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"Undocumented Congolese migrants, including children, enter Angola for work in diamond-mining districts, where traffickers exploit some in forced labor or sex trafficking in mining camps. Trafficking networks recruit and transport Congolese girls as young as 12 years old from Kasai Occidental in the DRC to Angola for labor and sex trafficking" (76).
May 16, 2019, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Even though women testified about their suffering, not one [Congolese] person has been condemned for sexual violence." (para 12).
May 16, 2019, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1, LRW-DATA-1

"As soon as there is a case of rape that happens in the villages, the women come to us… We take them first for medical care and then to the judicial system because in the first 72 hours we want women to be treated so that they won’t become pregnant and to prevent AIDS. We have a clinic that offers all the services to women in the same place. More than 900 people [come to the clinic] a month and in the 900 people who come, 5 percent are victims of sexual violence." (para 6).
May 16, 2019, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"As the international court currently tries Bosco Ntaganda, a former rebel commander, on charges of rape in The Hague, women’s groups in the DRC grapple to secure justice for rape survivors at the local level by working with judges who travel the country in a system of "mobile justice."" (para 3). "Julienne Lusenge, a leading Congolese activist, heads the Female Solidarity for Integrated Peace and Development, SOFEPADI, a coalition of 40 women’s organizations fighting to end sexual violence. The group broadcasts information about women and their rights on local radio stations, urging them to seek their help if they have been raped or assaulted. A veteran radio journalist, Lusenge saw...more
May 16, 2019, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"We [also] have women as candidates of the next elections [in 2016], but it’s very difficult for women to have enough means to carry out a campaign. This is where we come up against the problem between what is said and what can be done. The organizations say, "Well women you should run for offices" and the women say, "but we don’t have the means – how can this come about if we don’t have the finances?" We are sensitizing the political parties so that they will put women on their list of electoral candidates as they promise, but they don’t carry them out. They don’t give equal assistance to...more
May 16, 2019, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"We work with the traditional leaders, the chiefs – they are the leaders of civil society. We ask, "Why don’t we [women] have a place anymore?" And the traditional chiefs see this, they hear us, they recognize this problem and they accept to give back to women their place in the society. And now we have more than 65 women who are in places of assistantships adjunct to the traditional chiefs and the community highly appreciates their work. We have women who are the chiefs of their village in certain territories.
May 16, 2019, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The country is notorious for its high rate of sexual violence in conflict zones. So far, however, the International Criminal Court has not found any suspect guilty of rape in its DRC conflict proceedings." (para 2).
May 16, 2019, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"As the international court currently tries Bosco Ntaganda, a former rebel commander, on charges of rape in The Hague, women’s groups in the DRC grapple to secure justice for rape survivors at the local level by working with judges who travel the country in a system of "mobile justice."" (para 3). "Julienne Lusenge, a leading Congolese activist, heads the Female Solidarity for Integrated Peace and Development, SOFEPADI, a coalition of 40 women’s organizations fighting to end sexual violence. The group broadcasts information about women and their rights on local radio stations, urging them to seek their help if they have been raped or assaulted. A veteran radio journalist, Lusenge saw...more
May 16, 2019, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"We go to the village where the crime or the misdemeanor has happened [and bring] the judge, the magistrate, the clerk, the victim and the witnesses. And then we invite the community and mobilize them to come and be present at these hearings. Because the other courthouses are so far away from the villages, people who are grown-ups, 40, 50 years old, have never even seen a judge and that’s what makes it so that the population can’t find any justice within their communities. And now we are helping them to have access to justice." (para 8). "Let me give you an example. There was a woman who was a...more
May 16, 2019, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"We work with the traditional leaders, the chiefs – they are the leaders of civil society. We ask, "Why don’t we [women] have a place anymore?" And the traditional chiefs see this, they hear us, they recognize this problem and they accept to give back to women their place in the society. And now we have more than 65 women who are in places of assistantships adjunct to the traditional chiefs and the community highly appreciates their work. We have women who are the chiefs of their village in certain territories." (para 14).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, East Timor, Egypt, Eritrea, Fiji, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Laos, Lesotho, Macedonia, Maldives, Mali, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Taiwan, Ukraine
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

2.0
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

2.0
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Congo cannot legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Congo (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is no legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Congo (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Congo law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 49% of the total labor force in Congo (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Congo can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women do not have equal ownership rights to immovable property. Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Congo, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Congo provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman cannot apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Congo can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Congo (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Congo cannot legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Congo (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Congo can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are not 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 cannot work in the same industries as men (78). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The mandatory retirement ages for women and men are equal (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Congo can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Congo 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 50% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government does not support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (78). Parents in Congo are not able to work flexibly (78). 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).more
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Congo 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 50% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government does not support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Congo cannot legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (78). A woman in Congo can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (78).
March 22, 2019, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Congo is free and compulsory (78).