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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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April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"As part of a post-crisis institutional and multisectoral support project, a component on assistance and social reintegration for women victims of violence in conflict situation in Côte d’Ivoire was implemented from July 2008 to November 2013, with a view to reducing the maternal mortality ratio and increasing protection for those exposed to gender-based violence, including the victims of the 2002–2007 crisis and the 2010 and 2011 crises. The project covered 10 departments in the central northern and western zones occupied by the Forces Nouvelles, namely Bouaké, Dabakala, Danané, Duékoué, Guiglo, Korhogo, Man, Odienné and Sakassou as well as M’Bahiakro, a department in the republican zone. A number of actions have...more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Since 2012, actors in the justice system have been involved in capacity-building workshops on gender-based violence conducted by the Ministry of Solidarity, the Family, Women and Children, United Nations system agencies, the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire and civil society organizations. To date, 200 judges, prosecutors, lawyers and clerks have benefited from capacity-building initiatives on the response to gender-based violence. Other actors involved in the judicial chain, including military and paramilitary forces, have been receiving training since 2011" (10). "A caucus of women parliamentarians, established in May 2014 with the support of the Ministry for the Advancement of Women and the Family and the Protection of Children, is working...more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"The project to mobilise sparsely populated communities and women in support of girls’ education that began in 2009 is still under way. Twenty communities have developed plans for the promotion of girls’ education. School Girl Mothers’ Clubs (CMEF) have been established in more than 15 regional directorates" (28). "The State has developed a number of policies and programmes specifically for women, as listed below. 1) The National Agricultural Investment Plan (2012–2015), which benefits women in rural areas" (30). "In addition, the Government has also: ... 4) Provided rural women with on-site training on how to produce and market food crops" (31).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"In addition, five police departments and one corps of gendarmes now have gender units, which help to process complaints in cases of violence against women and girls. Since April 2014, these units have recorded and responded to 1,541 cases of gender-based violence" (16). "Women have been able to join the National Police of Côte d’Ivoire since 1987. Out of 457 commissioners in the police force, 52 are female. Women hold 15 of 237 decision-making posts, which is 6 per cent. In 2011, the first woman Director of Administration of the National Police was appointed. In 2012, the first woman district chief was appointed. To date, there are 2 women district...more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Act No. 98-757 of 23 December 1998 penalizing female genital mutilation has been enforced since 2012. Practitioners and sponsors of excision ceremonies have been sentenced in various jurisdictions" (6). "Since January 2012, seven persons have been convicted by the courts of Katiola, Danané, Séguéla, Odienné, Bouaké, Tabou and Man, following the adoption of Act No. 98-757 of 23 December 1998, which criminalizes female genital mutilation" (16). "A baseline survey for the 'Tracking Results Continuously' approach (TRaC) , to be used to monitor and evaluate the abandonment of the practice of female genital mutilation in Côte d’Ivoire, was conducted in 2013 by the National School of Statistics and Applied Economics and...more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"Côte d’Ivoire has ratified several conventions and participated in subregional and African meetings to enhance the coordination of activities to address the needs of men and women in Africa. These efforts include: (i) ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol) in March 2012" (12). "Côte d’Ivoire has issued several reports relating to the treaties that it has ratified. These include: (i) the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in October 2011; (ii) the Beijing Platform for Action and the 20-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform...more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"As part of a project to support women’s community initiatives to support reconciliation and peace in Côte d’Ivoire, funded by the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund during the period 2014–2015, six women-friendly spaces were created in the west of Côte d’Ivoire" (22).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"In the case of the Abidjan Military Tribunal, 548 incidents of gender-based violence and 325 cases of rape were reported in 2014 in collaboration with the UNOCI police component. Of those incidents, 30 are attributed to the defence and security forces and 20 to the Forces républicaines de Côte d’Ivoire. The perpetrators have been effectively punished. Between 2012 and 2015, six complaints were received, six proceedings instituted, five judgments pronounced and two judgments enforced" (19). "Furthermore, in line with a zero-tolerance approach to sexual violence, the Ministry of Defence has taken disciplinary measures, including the expulsion of about 20 soldiers found guilty of sexual violence in 2014" (20).more