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Latest items for Ethiopia

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

1.0
Oct. 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Benin, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo, D R Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, Laos, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, North Korea, Peru, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

0.0
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The 2015 anti-trafficking proclamation, No.909/2015, criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking, and prescribed penalties of 15 to 25 years’ imprisonment and a fine of 150,000 to 300,000 Ethiopian birr ($5,350 to $10,700) for offenses involving an adult male victim, and 25 years to life imprisonment and a fine of 200,000 to 500,000 Ethiopian birr ($7,130 to $17,830) for those involving an adult female victim or a child victim. These penalties were sufficiently stringent and, with respect to sex trafficking, commensurate with those prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape" (200)
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"During the year, the government collaborated with an international organization to repatriate and provide assistance for more than 2,600 Ethiopians from Saudi Arabia, a small fraction of the overall returnees from this Gulf state. Since the government lacked funding to repatriate all of its nationals, it assisted with victim identification services in respective countries and sometimes negotiated discounted air fares for returnees. Some Ethiopian diplomatic missions in the Gulf states had shelters for victims on respective mission compounds where they could stay temporarily, and the missions engaged with host government authorities on behalf of victims" (200-201).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"In Ethiopia, traffickers often deceive parents of children living in rural areas into sending their children to major cities to work as domestic workers. The traffickers promise families that the children will go to school and receive wages for their work, thereby enabling them to send money home" (11-12). "As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Ethiopia, and traffickers exploit victims from Ethiopia abroad. Scarce economic opportunities and dire poverty coupled with familial encouragement compels thousands of Ethiopians, including a substantial percentage of individuals under age 30 and unmarried, to transit, primarily via Djibouti or Somalia, to Yemen and onward to Saudi...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia remained on Tier 2. These efforts included assisting in the interception of more than 10,000 individuals vulnerable to trafficking and convicting an increased number of traffickers. The government also improved oversight of overseas recruitment agencies and amplified awareness across the country on trafficking and trafficking-related crimes through its community dialogue program. However, the government did not meet the minimum standards in several key areas. The government did not sufficiently address internal trafficking,...more
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

3.0
July 23, 2019, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"In Ethiopia, traffickers often deceive parents of children living in rural areas into sending their children to major cities to work as domestic workers. The traffickers promise families that the children will go to school and receive wages for their work, thereby enabling them to send money home" (11-12).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"The penal code criminalizes the practice of clitoridectomy and provides for three months or a fine of at least 500 birr ($22) for convicted perpetrators. Conviction of infibulation of the genitals (the most extreme and dangerous form of FGM/C) is punishable by five to 10 years’ imprisonment. According to government sources, there has never been a criminal charge regarding FGM/C, but media reported limited application of the law" (p. 28).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Depending on the severity of injury inflicted, penalties for conviction range from small fines to 15 years’ imprisonment" (p. 28).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law provides for one year in prison and a fine of 10,000 birr ($444) for conviction of trafficking in indecent material displaying sexual intercourse by minors" (p. 30).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"School enrollment rate was 90 percent of boys and 84 percent of girls" (p. 30). "According to the 2010 Population Council Young Adult Survey, 23 percent of girls with disabilities were in school, compared with 48 percent of girls and 55 percent of boys without disabilities" (p. 32).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Traffickers recruited girls as young as age 11 to work in brothels. Young girls were trafficked from rural to urban areas and exploited as prostitutes in hotels, bars, resort towns, and rural truck stops" (p. 30).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2, LBHO-DATA-1

"The notable exception was the national parliament since the 2015 election, where the ruling EPRDF party decided that 38 percent of seats, 211 of 547, would be held by women" (p. 25).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The law does not make education compulsory. As a policy primary education was universal and tuition free; however, there were not enough schools to accommodate the country’s youth, particularly in rural areas" (p. 30).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"As of August 31, the country hosted 852,721 refugees. Major origin countries include South Sudan (388,086), Somalia (252,036), Eritrea (161,941), and Sudan (42,967). Among the South Sudanese population, an estimated 17 percent of the refugees were unaccompanied or separated minors" (p. 22).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law does not expressly address spousal rape" (p. 28).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape" (p. 28). "The law sets the legal age of marriage for girls and boys at 18" (p. 30).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"A child’s citizenship derives from its parents" (p. 30).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"As of August women held three of the 31 ministerial positions" (p. 25).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"FGM/C is illegal, but the government did not actively enforce this prohibition. It was less common in urban areas. The penal code criminalizes the practice of clitoridectomy and provides for three months or a fine of at least 500 birr ($22) for convicted perpetrators. Conviction of infibulation of the genitals (the most extreme and dangerous form of FGM/C) is punishable by five to 10 years’ imprisonment" (p. 28).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The penal code prescribes penalties for conviction of 18 to 24 months’ imprisonment, but authorities generally did not enforce harassment laws" (p. 29).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape and conviction provides for a penalty of five to 20 years’ imprisonment, depending on the severity of the case" (p. 28). "The law provides for three to 15 years’ imprisonment for conviction of sexual intercourse with a minor" (p. 30).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"A 2013 government report stated 50-60 percent of all women had experienced domestic violence" (p. 28).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Domestic violence is illegal" (p. 28).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The law prohibits discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national origin nationality, gender, marital status, religion, political affiliation, political outlook, pregnancy, socioeconomic status, disability, or “any other conditions.” The law specifically recognizes the additional burden on pregnant women and persons with disabilities. The penalty for conviction of discrimination on any of the above grounds is a fine of 1,200 birr ($53). The government took limited measures to enforce the law. Sexual orientation, gen" (p. 38).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 29).
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

0.0
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

3.0
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Ethiopia (86).