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May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
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Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Macedonia, Mauritius, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'It is unattractive for women to express strong opinions in public' 11% agreed and 80% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 13% of men and 8% of women agreed and 77% of men and 83% of women disagreed (5).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'Creating more opportunity for women should be one of the world’s top concerns', 54% of the total sample agreed and 31% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 47% of men and 60% of women agreed; 39% of men and 23% of women disagreed (6).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'It is likely to cause problems if a woman earns more money than her husband' 5% agreed and 92% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 7% of men and 2% of women agreed and 89% of men and 96% of women disagreed (5). Regarding the question 'Women and men should generally get equal pay', 90% of the total sample agreed and 7% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 84% of men and 96% of women agreed; 11% of men and 3% of women disagreed (6).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

Regarding the question 'Who as a boss': a total of 16% (18% of men and 14% of women) agreed that they would rather a man, 9% agreed that they would rather a woman (8% of men and 10% of women), 68% agreed that they had no preference (67% of men and 69% of women) and 7% did not know (7% of men and 8% of women) (8).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A wife's first role is to look after her husband', 7% of the total sample agreed and 89% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 9% of men anf 5% of women agreed; 84% of men and 93% of women disagreed (5).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A woman's place is in the home', 5% of the total sample agreed and 92% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 7% of men and 2% of women agreed; 89% of men and 96% of women disagreed (5). Regarding the question 'Men should spend more time doing house work', 59% of the total sample agreed and 22% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 49% of men and 68% of women agreed; 30% of men and 14% of women disagreed (7).
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 93% agreed and 3% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 92% of men and 95% of women agreed and 4% of men and 2% of women disagreed (6). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 4% (6% of men and 1% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 85% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (82% of men and 88% of women), 5% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (4% of men and 6% of women) and 6% did not know (8% of men and 4% of women)...more
April 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'In the world as a whole, women are an oppressed group', 67% of the total sample agreed and 26% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 63% of men and 70% of women agreed; 31% of men and 22% of women disagreed (6). Regarding the question 'Women and men are equal', 75% of the total sample agreed and 21% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 76% of men and 73% of women agreed; 20% of men and 23% of women disagreed (7).
March 27, 2019, 6:36 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The minimum age for consensual sexual activity is 15" (p. 11).
March 27, 2019, 6:35 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In 2016 authorities in Denmark received 116 reports of rape involving a child 12 years and younger as well as 185 reports of sexual intercourse with a child 15 years and younger. In the same year, authorities received 178 reports of sexual relations with a child 12 years and younger and 137 reports of sexual relations with a child 15 years and younger. In Greenland child abuse and neglect remained a significant problem. According to the DIHR’s most recent statistics, approximately 11 percent of sexual assaults in Greenland were committed against victims under the age of 15. A study by the Danish National Center for Social Research commissioned by the...more
March 27, 2019, 6:35 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"A 2016 report from the Danish Labor Rights think-tank found that 5 percent ofwomen reported being sexually harassed in the workplace during the previous year" (p. 10).
March 27, 2019, 6:35 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Penalties for rape include imprisonment for up to 12 years… Faroese law criminalizes rape with penalties of up to 12 years. The law considers nonconsensual sex with a victim in a “helpless state” to be sexual abuse rather than rape. In certain instances it also reduces the level of penalty for rape and sexual violence within marriage... Persons convicted of rape in Greenland typically receive a prison sentence of 18 months" (p. 9).
March 27, 2019, 6:35 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age for marriage is 18" (p. 11).
March 27, 2019, 6:35 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Most children acquire citizenship from their parents. Stateless persons and certain persons born in the country to noncitizens may acquire citizenship by naturalization, provided, in most cases, that they apply for citizenship before their 21st birthday" (p. 10).
March 27, 2019, 6:35 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The purchase of sexual services from a person under the age of 18 is illegal" (p. 11).
March 27, 2019, 6:35 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2

"The government and NGOs operated 24-hour hotlines, counseling centers, and shelters for female survivors of violence. The royal family supported a variety of NGOs that worked to improve conditions and services at shelters and to assist families afflicted with domestic violence" (p. 10).
March 27, 2019, 6:35 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment and provides thatauthorities may order a perpetrator or an employer who allowed or failed to prevent an incident of harassment to pay monetary compensation to victims. the law considers it an unsafe labor condition and gives labor unions or the Equal Treatment Board the responsibility of to resolve it... Beginning in January a Ministry of Justice directive permits the director of the National Police to issue expedited restraining orders against accused stalkers or harassers in order to protect their victims from further harassment" (p. 10).
March 27, 2019, 6:35 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In February, UN Women reported approximately 32 percent of women in the kingdom experienced domestic violence in the course of their lifetime" (p.9).
March 27, 2019, 6:35 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2, DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape against women or men (the statute is gender neutral), including spousal rape, and domestic violence" (p. 9).
March 26, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Denmark's net responses to the Global Gender equality attitude by YouGov with an average score of 63, for men the score is 56 and for women is 68. Higher scores show progressive attitudes to gender equality (para 6).
March 23, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Denmark can work the same night hours as men. Women can work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men (81). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Denmark can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Denmark can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (81). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Denmark, and but discrimination based on marital status is not (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Denmark (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 47% of the total labor force in Denmark (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Denmark (81).