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June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1, INFIB-LAW-1

"The law prohibits FGM/C, but it was a problem... The law sets punishment for FGM/C at five years’ imprisonment and a fine of one million DJF ($5,650) and NGOs may file charges on behalf of victims. In late 2014 the government convicted two women for the first time on charges of committing FGM/C. Both women, one the excisor (cutter) and the other the mother of the victim, received six-month suspended sentences. This was reportedly the only conviction. The law also provides for up to one year’s imprisonment and a fine of up to 100,000 DJF ($565) for anyone convicted of failing to report a completed or planned FGM/C to the...more
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 19).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"The Ministry for the Promotion of Women and Family Planning worked with women’s groups throughout the country to protect the rights of girls, including the right to decide when and whom to marry" (p. 20).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"According to a 2012 Ministry of Health survey, 78 percent of girls and women between the ages of 15 and 49 had undergone FGM/C. According to UNFD, infibulation, the most extreme form of FGM/C, with a prevalence rate of 67.2 percent, continued, although with declining frequency" (p. 18).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law includes sentences of up to 20 years’ imprisonment for rape but does not address spousal rape" (p. 18). "The law does not specifically prohibit statutory rape, and there is no legal minimum age of consent" (p. 20).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The president of the Supreme Court, who by law acts as the country’s president in case of the latter’s death or incapacitation, was a woman" (p. 16).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law includes sentences of up to 20 years’ imprisonment for rape but does not address spousal rape" (p. 18).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"According to UNHCR the country hosted more than 27,750 refugees and asylum seekers, primarily from south and central Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. In two refugee camps in the southern region of Ali Sabieh, the country hosted more than 20,500 refugees and asylum seekers. An additional estimated 4,800 refugees from Ethiopia, Yemen, Somalia, and other countries lived in urban areas, primarily in Djibouti City. Due to Ethiopia’s instability in late 2016, Djibouti permitted more than 7,000 Ethiopians, particularly those from the Oromia, to register as asylum seekers"(p. 13).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2

"While the law does not specifically prohibit domestic violence, it prohibits “torture and barbaric acts” against a spouse and specifies penalties of up to 20 years’ imprisonment for perpetrators" (p. 18).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"According to the African Union’s observation mission, women represented 12 percent of personnel working at polling stations" (p. 16).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship derives from a child’s parents" (p. 19).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Primary education is compulsory" (p. 19).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law provides for three years’ imprisonment and a fine of one million DJF ($5,650) for the commercial exploitation of children" (p. 20).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The sale, manufacture, or distribution of all pornography, including child pornography, is prohibited and violations are punishable with a year in prison and a fine of up to 200,000 DJF ($1,130)" (p. 20).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The law fixes the minimum legal age of marriage at 18 years, it provides that 'marriage of minors who have not reached the legal age of majority is subject to the consent of their guardians'" (p. 20).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women held eight of 65 seats in the National Assembly, and there were three women in the 23-member cabinet. The president of the Supreme Court, who by law acts as the country’s president in case of the latter’s death or incapacitation, was a woman" (p. 16).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"A presidential decree requires that women hold at least 20 percent of all high-level public service positions, although the government has never implemented the decree" (p. 19).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Only an estimated three of every four children reportedly were enrolled in school" (p. 19).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The government also passed and promulgated a new anti-trafficking-in-persons (TIP) law in 2016, which prohibits trafficking and outlines definitions distinguishing trafficking and smuggling" (p. 20).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"For the 2016 presidential election, CENI had no female members" (p. 16).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: GP-DATA-4

There is "The Ministry for the Promotion of Women and Family Planning" (p. 20).
June 23, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law does not prohibit sexual harassment, and anecdotal information suggested such harassment was widespread"(p. 19).
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 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Brazil, Burma/Myanmar, Chad, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Ukraine, United States, Vanuatu
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is prohibited in access to credit in Djibouti (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Djibouti, there is an explicit restriction on a woman becoming head of household or head of family, e.g., a provision stating that only men or husbands can be so designated or that men lead or represent the family, or a male is designated as the default family member who receives the family book or equivalent document that is necessary for access to services (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is no legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Djibouti, but there are aggravated penalties for crimes committed against a spouse or family member (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Djibouti law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Djibouti is prohibited. There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education or employment. There are no criminal penalties or civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (81).
March 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Djibouti (81).