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May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Burundi, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 1, 2019, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador, Kazakhstan, New Zealand
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-3

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May 1, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Pakistan, Turkey, Vietnam
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-1

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April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The minimum age for consensual sex is 18. The law classifies statutory rape as sexual relations with anyone under the age of 18 and includes penalties of four to 13 years’ imprisonment for violations" (p. 24).
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The law prohibits sexual harassment and provides imprisonment of up to five years if the victim is an adult and up to eight years if the victim is a minor. Courts may impose fines in addition to a prison term in cases where the perpetrator maintains a position of trust or authority over the victim. The law also mandates that employers take measures against sexual harassment, violence against women, and other workplace harassment. The law requires employers to create and implement preventive programs to address violence against women, sexual abuse, and other psychosocial risks" (p. 23).
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law classifies statutory rape as sexual relations with anyone under the age of 18 and includes penalties of four to 13 years’ imprisonment for violations" (p. 24).
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children derive citizenship by birth within the country and from their parents" (p. 24).
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits participating in, facilitating, or purchasing materials containing child pornography and provides for prison sentences of up to 16 years for violations" (p. 25).
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Child sex trafficking is prohibited by law. On March 29, the Legislative Assembly approved a reform to the penal code to increase prison sentences for convicted traffickers from four to eight years, to six to 10 years" (p. 24).
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law prohibits domestic violence and generally provides for sentences ranging from one to three years in prison, although some forms of domestic violence carry higher penalties" (p.23).
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"The law establishes sentences of one to three years in prison for public officials who deny a person’s civil rights based on gender" (p. 23 - 24).
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-1, DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape of men or women, and the criminal code’s definition of rape may apply to spousal rape, at the judge’s discretion" (p.23).
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The law establishes sentences of one to three years in prison for public officials who deny a person’s civil rights based on gender" (p. 23 - 24). It shows denying civil rights based on gender is common (JSM - Coder comment).
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (P. 23)
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"According to the 2016 World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report, the average wage paid to women for comparable work was 54 percent, down from 60 percent in 2015, of the compensation paid to men" (p. 24).
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3, ERBG-LAW-1, ERBG-LAW-2

"The law establishes sentences of… six months to two years for employers who discriminate against women in the workplace, but employees generally did not report such violations due to fear of employer reprisals" (p. 24).
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: IIP-LAW-1

"The constitution provides for freedom of internal movement, foreign travel, emigration, and repatriation. The government generally respected these rights, although in many areas the government could not provide freedom of movement due to criminal gang activity" (p. 18).
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-LAW-3

"The law requires the Attorney General’s Office to prosecute rape cases whether or not the victim presses charges, and the law does not permit the victim to withdraw the criminal charge" (p. 23).
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age for marriage is 18. On August 17, legislators approved a ban on child marriage to prevent child abusers from using legal technicalities to avoid imprisonment" (p. 24).
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment and provides imprisonment of up to five years if the victim is an adult and up to eight years if the victim is a minor" (p. 23)
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education is free, universal, compulsory through the ninth grade, and nominally free through high school" (p. 24).
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law prohibits paying anyone under the age of 18 for sexual services" (p. 24).
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"As of October the Office of the Inspector General reported five cases of alleged rape by police officers and six cases of sexual assault" (p. 23).
April 15, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“Suicide represents 57 percent of the causes of death among girls 10-19 years old in El Salvador, the second mortality cause in that group. It is also the fourth cause of death among women 20-49 years old. El Salvador has one of the most restrictive abortion policies in the world; it is not even permitted if the life of the mother is in danger or a victim is raped. Innocent women serve excruciating prison sentences. Lack of access to abortion and support from authorities are a big part of the problem, but this is not the only cause. Sexual violence, even in one’s home, stigma, and gang violence make a...more
April 15, 2019, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“Suicide...is the leading cause of death for pregnant teenagers in El Salvador” (para 5). El Salvador has a strict abortion ban that leaves pregnant teenagers, often the victims of rape, without many choices (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
April 15, 2019, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“Government statistics reveal that three out of eight maternal deaths in El Salvador are the result of suicide among pregnant girls under nineteen. Many of these girls have suffered rape and sexual abuse, and are silenced by the shame of these humiliations, in addition to the stigma of pregnancy” (para 49).
April 15, 2019, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“El Salvador’s ban on abortion is driving hundreds of girls who become pregnant after being raped to commit suicide every year because they see no other option. Teenage pregnancy is one of the leading causes of suicide in the Central American country of 6 million people. Three out of eight maternal deaths in El Salvador are the result of suicide among pregnant girls under 19, latest government figures show” (para 1).
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

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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

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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

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