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April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Iraq, Mexico, Moldova, South Africa, United States, Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

4.0
April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Iraq, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Moldova, Panama, Paraguay, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, United States, Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

2.0
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

4.0
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Although the constitution allows all citizens to travel anywhere within the country, changes of residence to Havana were restricted" (p. 19).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"Prison and detention cells reportedly lacked adequate water, sanitation, space, light, ventilation, and temperature control. Women also reported lack of access to feminine hygiene products and inadequate prenatal care"(p. 3).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Penalties for domestic violence range from fines to prison sentences of varying lengths, depending on the severity of the offense" (p. 22).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women constituted… more than half of the provincial presidents" (p. 20).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law does not recognize domestic violence as a distinct category of violence but prohibits threats and violence, including those associated with domestic violence" (p. 22).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law specifically criminalizes rape of women, including spousal rape, and separately criminalizes “lascivious abuse” against both genders" (p. 22).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is normally derived by birth within the country’s territory, and births were generally registered promptly. Those who emigrate abroad and have children must request a Cuban passport for the child before reentering Cuba" (p. 23).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"There were no women in senior positions of military leadership" (p. 20).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2, ERBG-DATA-5

"According to government statistics, 567,982 workers (33 percent of whom were female) were self-employed at the end of June, a 5 percent increase from 2016" (p. 28).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law imposes seven to 15 years’ imprisonment for involving minors under 16 in pornographic acts. The punishment may increase to 20 to 30 years or death under aggravating circumstances. The law does not criminalize the possession of pornography, but it punishes the production or circulation of any kind of obscene graphic material with three months’ to one year’s imprisonment and a fine. The offer, provision, or sale of obscene or pornographic material to minors under 16 is punishable with two to five years in prison. Child trafficking across international borders is punishable with seven to 15 years’ imprisonment" (P. 23).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The law prohibits workplace discrimination based on skin color, gender, religious belief, sexual orientation, nationality, 'or any other distinction harmful to human dignity,' but it does not explicitly protect political opinion, social origin, disability, age, language, gender identity, or HIV-positive status or other communicable diseases" (p. 26).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Penalties for rape increase as the age of the victim decreases." (P. 23).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Penalties for rape are at least four years’ imprisonment" (p. 22).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"Prostitution is legal for those age 16 and older" (p. 23).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"Women constituted 49 percent of the National Assembly" (p. 20).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women constituted 23 percent of the Council of Ministers, 42 percent of the Council of State, 49 percent of the National Assembly... There were no women on the executive committee of the Council of Ministers" (p. 20).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age of consent for marriage is 18. Marriage for girls as young as 14 and for boys as young as 16 is permitted with parental consent" (p. 23).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law provides penalties for sexual harassment, with potential prison sentences of three months to five years" (p. 22).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Prostitution is legal for those age 16 and older. There is no statutory rape law, although penalties for rape increase as the age of the victim decreases" (p. 23).
March 28, 2019, 10:34 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"The law provides for imprisonment of up to three years or a fine of 500 nonconvertible pesos (CUP) ($20) for first-time “rafters” (those who attempted to depart clandestinely, commonly using homemade vessels). Most persons caught attempting unauthorized departures via sea were detained briefly. In the case of military or police defectors, or those traveling with children, the punishment could be more severe" (p. 18).
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based off of data collected from the WHO mortality database and US Census Bureau international statistics (https://www.census.gov/data-tools/demo/idb/informationGateway.php), the femicide rate for 15-44 year olds in 2010 was 3.95 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 10 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 2,453,900 in that year.
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"48.9% of seats in the lower/single house of Cuba (299 out of 612 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"25.9% of ministerial positions in Cuba (7 out of 27 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 31, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mauritius, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

2.0
Jan. 31, 2019, 6:56 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad/Tobago, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

2.0
Jan. 31, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-2

According to the World Health Organization, the total number of suicides for women ages 15-54 in 2005 was 184. Based on population numbers for this age group in this year from the US Census Bureau's International Database, this translates to a suicide rate of 5.52 per 100,000 for women ages 15-54 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).