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Latest items for Equatorial Guinea

Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The penalty for conviction of assault ranges from one to 20 years’ imprisonment" (20).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The country’s few domestic NGOs focused on issues such as... women’s empowerment" (19).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Three of the 25 cabinet members were women, one of the 13 delegate ministers was a woman, three of eight vice-ministers were women, and six of 37 secretaries of state were women" (17).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"There is no minimum age for marriage" (21).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1, LO-PRACTICE-1

"Women in urban areas experienced less overt discrimination but did not enjoy pay or access to employment and credit on an equal basis with men" (21).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Custom confined women in rural areas largely to traditional roles" (21).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"Underage girls engaged in prostitution, particularly in urban areas of Malabo and Bata" (21-22).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Military personnel sexually assaulted and beat women, including at checkpoints. Senior government officials took no steps to address such violence and were sometimes implicated in the violence themselves" (3).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law does not address child pornography" (22).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"No law prohibits sexual harassment and it was a problem. The government made no effort to address the problem" (20).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Most children attended school through the primary grades. Boys generally completed secondary or vocational schooling" (21).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Forced marriage occurred, especially in rural areas, although no statistics were available. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Gender Equality operated programs to deter child marriage but did not address forced marriage" (21).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"Conditions in the country’s three prisons and 12 police station jails were harsh and life threatening due to abuse, overcrowding, disease, inadequate food, poorly trained staff, and lack of medical care… In 2016 there were approximately 475 adult male i
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"The government-controlled media regularly broadcast public service announcements regarding domestic violence" (20). "The secretary of state of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Gender Equality participated in a parade in Malabo marking International Women’s Day and held discussions with women from various ministries on women’s issues and the role of women in society. National radio and television covered the events" (26).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-3

"Women had six weeks pre- and post-maternity leave that could be extended for medical reasons. The law provides for two paid daily breaks of one hour each to breast feed" (27).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"Women mostly worked in the informal sector and did not have access to benefits or social security" (26).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education is tuition-free and compulsory until age 13, although all students are required to pay for textbooks and other materials" (21).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The law restricts NGO activity… Although the law includes human rights among the areas in which NGOs may operate… The government was suspicious of human rights activities, claiming human rights concerns were largely prompted by antigovernment exile groups and hostile foreign NGOs. Government officials used media outlets to discredit civil society actors, categorizing them as supporters of the opposition and critics of the government. The few local activists who sought to address human rights risked intimidation, harassment, and other reprisals" (19).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"There were no female justices in the Supreme Court" (17).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Prior to the November elections, women occupied nine of 75 Senate seats (including that of the Senate president) and 14 of 100 seats in the Chamber of Deputies" (17).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"No statistics were publicly available on prosecutions, convictions, or punishments during the year" (20).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Conditions in the country’s three prisons and 12 police station jails were harsh and life threatening due to abuse, overcrowding, disease, inadequate food, poorly trained staff, and lack of medical care… In 2016 there were approximately 475 adult male inmates and 25 adult female inmates in police station jails... Men, women, and minors had separate sleeping quarters and bathrooms but shared a common area for meals" (3).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Social Affairs and Gender Equality mediated some domestic disputes but had no enforcement powers" (20). The government provided courses, seminars, conferences, and media programs to sensitize the population and government agencies to the needs and rights of women. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Gender Equality held events around International Women’s Day to raise public awareness of these rights. The ministry also provided technical assistance and financial support to rural women" (21). "The secretary of state of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Gender Equality participated in a parade in Malabo marking International Women’s Day and held discussions with women from various ministries on women’s issues and...more
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"Women in urban areas experienced less overt discrimination but did not enjoy pay or access to employment and credit on an equal basis with men" (21). "The country continued to have a large gender gap in terms of access to education and employment opportunities. Rooted stereotypes and ethnic traditions impeded women’s rights. Men had more employment opportunities than did women" (26).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The most significant human rights issues included… violence against women, including rape, with limited government action to investigate or prosecute those responsible" (1).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7, MARR-PRACTICE-8, WR-PRACTICE-1, PW-PRACTICE-3

"Although not widespread, levirate marriage, the practice by which a man is required to marry his brother’s widow, occurred" (20).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Ministry of Education required teenage girls to take a pregnancy test and that those who tested positive were not allowed to attend school. Domestic work and childbearing also limited girls’ access to secondary education, especially in rural areas" (21).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Ministry of Social Affairs and Gender Equality mediated some domestic disputes but had no enforcement powers" (20). The government provided courses, seminars, conferences, and media programs to sensitize the population and government agencies to the needs and rights of women. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Gender Equality held events around International Women’s Day to raise public awareness of these rights. The ministry also provided technical assistance and financial support to rural women" (21).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (20).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The country continued to have a large gender gap in terms of access to education and employment opportunities. Rooted stereotypes and ethnic traditions impeded women’s rights. Men had more employment opportunities than did women" (26).