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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

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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

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).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

There is no legislation on whether or not a woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Ethiopia can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Ethiopia law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 47% of the total labor force in Ethiopia (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Ethiopia can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (86). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Ethiopia, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Ethiopia can work the same night hours as men. Women cannot work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men (86). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Ethiopia (86).
March 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Ethiopia provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (86).