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Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Niger, North Korea, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

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Oct. 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Law No.2016-111 on the Fight Against Trafficking in Persons criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of five to 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine of 5 million to 10 million West African CFA francs (FCFA) ($8,790-$17,590) for adult trafficking and 20 to 30 years’ imprisonment and a fine of 10 million to 50 million FCFA ($17,590-$87,930) for child trafficking. These penalties were sufficiently stringent and, with respect to sex trafficking, commensurate with those prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape. During the reporting period, judges also used the 2010 child labor and child trafficking law and the criminal code to convict traffickers. The 2010 law remained...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"Foreign and domestic victims reportedly had the same access to care. In some cases, the government depended on foreign victims’ home embassies to provide shelter and care to sex trafficking victims prior to repatriation. NGOs reported that despite the provision of in-kind support, government support for victim protection and services remained inadequate and in many cases NGOs funded and provided the majority of victim care. The lack of services, especially for adults, and lack of reintegration assistance prevented some victims from accessing adequate services and rendered many victims vulnerable to re-victimization (...) The government did not report how many victims received damages following a civil suit during the reporting period....more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Cote d’Ivoire, and traffickers exploit victims from Cote d’Ivoire abroad. The majority of identified victims are children; due to a stronger emphasis on combating internal child trafficking, the prevalence of adult trafficking may be underreported. Some Ivoirian women and girls are subjected to forced labor in domestic service and restaurants and exploited in sex trafficking. (...) Traffickers—commonly distant relatives—bring girls from eastern Cote d’Ivoire and other West African countries to Abidjan ostensibly to go to school or receive professional training but subject them to domestic servitude. Ghanaian and Nigerian traffickers recruit women and girls from...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Cote d’Ivoire does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Cote d’Ivoire remained on Tier 2. These efforts include increasing investigations, prosecutions, and convictions; coordinating with an NGO to open and operate a shelter for child victims of exploitation, including child trafficking victims; convening the first anti-trafficking committee meeting; and financing and distributing a film at 14 events on the vulnerability to trafficking faced by irregular migrants. However, the government did not meet the minimum standards in several key areas. During the...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government identified 45 trafficking victims and 53 victims of child labor or child trafficking during the reporting period, compared with 57 trafficking victims and 167 potential trafficking victims in the previous reporting period. Victims included 10 adult victims, nine Burkinabe child victims exploited in forced labor in gold mining, 16 Nigerien child sex trafficking victims, and 16 Nigerian female sex trafficking victims" (167).
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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June 22, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Judges exercised discretion in deciding whether to reclassify a claim from child rape to indecent assault, and they can only do so when there is no clear medical proof or testimony to support rape charges" (p. 20).
June 22, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The penalty for statutory rape or attempted rape of a child under age 16 is a prison sentence of one to three years and a fine of 360,000 to one million CFA francs ($662 to $1,840)" (p. 19 - 20).
June 22, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The minimum age of consensual sex is 18" (p. 20).
June 22, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law does not specifically penalize spousal rape" (p. 17).
June 22, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 18).
June 22, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived from one’s parents. At least one parent must be a citizen for a child to acquire citizenship at birth" (p. 18).
June 22, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education was free and compulsory for children ages six to 16. Parents of children not in compliance with the law are subjected to fines up to 500,000 CFA francs ($920) or jail time of two to six months. In principle, students do not have to pay for books, uniforms, or fees, but some reportedly did because the government did not cover these expenses for every student" (p. 18).
June 22, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the use, recruitment, or offering of children for prostitution or pornographic films, pictures, or events" (p. 20).
June 22, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: GP-DATA-3

There is a "Ministry of Women, Child Protection, and Social Affairs" (p. 20).
June 22, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Victims seldom reported domestic violence due to cultural barriers and because police often ignored women who reported rape or domestic violence" (p.18).
June 22, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to the Ministry of Women, Child Protection, and Social Affairs, more than 36 percent of women reported being victims of physical or psychological abuse at some time" (p. 18).
June 22, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the marriage of men under age 20 and women under age 18 without parental consent. The law specifically penalizes anyone who forces a minor under age 18 to enter a religious or customary matrimonial union" (p. 20).
June 22, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The law specifically forbids FGM/C and provides penalties for practitioners of up to five years’ imprisonment and fines of 360,000 to two million CFA francs ($662 to $3,680). Double penalties apply to medical practitioners" (p. 18).
June 22, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment and prescribes penalties of between one and three years’ imprisonment and fines of 360,000 to one million CFA francs ($662 to $1,840). Nevertheless, the government rarely enforced the law, and harassment was widespread and routinely tolerated" (p. 18).
June 22, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Although girls enrolled at a higher rate, participation rates for them dropped below that of boys because of the tendency to keep girls at home to do domestic work or care for younger siblings" (p. 19).
June 22, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2

"The law does not specifically outlaw domestic violence" (p. 18).
June 22, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Traditional marriages were performed with girls as young as 14 years old"(p. 20).
June 22, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Of 253 national assembly members, only 29 were women" (p. 16).
June 22, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Relatives, police, and traditional leaders often discouraged female survivors from pursuing a criminal case, with their families accepting payment for compensation. Rape victims were no longer required to obtain a medical certificate, which could cost up to 50,000 CFA francs ($92), to move a legal complaint forward. As a practical matter, however, cases rarely proceeded without one since it often served as the primary form of evidence" (p. 17).
June 22, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law prohibits rape and provides for prison terms of five to 20 years for perpetrators" (p. 17).
June 22, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law prohibits rape and provides for prison terms of five to 20 years for perpetrators. The law does not specifically penalize spousal rape. A life sentence can be imposed in cases of gang rape if the rapists are related to or hold positions of authority over the victim, or if the victim is under 15 years of age. Most rape cases were tried on the lesser charge of “indecent assault,” which carries a prison term of six months to five years" (p. 17).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, China, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Niger, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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