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Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Guyana, Iceland, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Laos, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldova, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, South Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
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: Djibouti
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The 2016 Law No.133, On the Fight Against Trafficking in Persons and Illicit Smuggling of Migrants, criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking; it prescribed penalties of five to 10 years’ imprisonment, which were sufficiently stringent and, with respect to sex trafficking, commensurate with those for other serious crimes, such as rape. The law considered the involvement of a minor or forcing a victim into prostitution as aggravating circumstances for which the penalties increased to 10 to 20 years’ imprisonment. Law No.111, Regarding the Fight Against Terrorism and Other Serious Crimes of 2011, remained in effect, also prohibited sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of 10 to 15 years’...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"The 2016 anti-trafficking law included provisions allowing trafficking victims temporary residency during judicial proceedings and permanent residency, as necessary, as a legal alternative to removal to countries where victims might face hardship or retribution; it was unclear whether the government employed these provisions during the reporting year. There were no reports the government penalized victims for unlawful acts traffickers compelled them to commit; however, due to irregular implementation of formal identification procedures, trafficking victims may have remained unidentified within the law enforcement system" (183).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Djibouti. Men, women, and children, primarily economic migrants from Ethiopia and Somalia, transit Djibouti voluntarily en route to Yemen and other locations in the Middle East, particularly Saudi Arabia. An unknown number of these migrants are subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking in their intended destinations, and these irregular migrants are also at increased risk of becoming trafficking victims in various transit points. Economic migrants also pass through Djibouti to return to their respective countries of origin (...). During the reporting period, officials identified an increasing number of vulnerable minors in Djibouti City, particularly...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Djibouti 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 Djibouti remained on Tier 2. These efforts included allocation of government land to a locally operated NGO for the construction of the country’s first overnight shelter. Government officials also authorized an NGO to house vulnerable street children, young migrants, and potential trafficking victims. In addition, officials independently identified and referred 28 potential trafficking victims to protective services and increased funding to ministries with trafficking equities. However, the government did not meet the minimum...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"During the reporting period, without assistance from international organizations, authorities identified 28 potential trafficking victims and referred them all to care, an increase from seven it independently identified and assisted the previous year" (182).
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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Aug. 21, 2019, 10:01 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The government allowed roughly 37,500 people of diverse nationalities to enter freely and take refuge since the start of the Yemeni war in 2015; some of them had endured various types of exploitation, possibly including trafficking, before their arrival in Djibouti. Given the protracted political instability in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regions, Ethiopians, including unaccompanied minors, continued to journey on foot from Ethiopia to Djibouti either to claim asylum with their families or to continue onward to destination countries in the Arabian Gulf, thereby causing an uptick in refugee camp populations by approximately 2,000; austere and overcrowded conditions in these camps perpetuated trafficking vulnerabilities" (183).
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).