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Latest items for Finland

May 4, 2018, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Denmark, Finland, Sweden
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"‘High prevalence IPV against women and high levels of gender equality would appear contradictory, but these apparently opposite statements appear to be true in Nordic countries, producing what could be called the ‘Nordic paradox’’...The authors also address possible sources of information bias. For example, some have argued that women in Nordic countries may feel more free to talk about IPV because of their equal status. ‘Data would reflect not an actual higher prevalence but higher levels of disclosure than in less equalitarian countries,’ explained Dr. [Enrique] Gracia [one of the authors]. ‘However, the same EU Agency for Fundamental Rights survey provides data suggesting lower levels of disclosure of IPV to...more
May 4, 2018, 3:18 p.m.
Countries: Denmark, Finland, Sweden
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"‘High prevalence IPV against women and high levels of gender equality would appear contradictory, but these apparently opposite statements appear to be true in Nordic countries, producing what could be called the ‘Nordic paradox’...Drs. [Enrique] Gracia and [Juan] Merlo offer a number of potential explanations and propose methodological approaches to understanding the contradictory phenomenon. One theory is that Nordic countries may be suffering from a backlash effect as traditional definitions of both manhood and womanhood begin to be challenged in a meaningful way" (pp 4, 8)
May 4, 2018, 3:07 p.m.
Countries: Denmark, Finland, Sweden
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"While gender equality is a fundamental value in Nordic nations, the rates of violence against women are much higher than in other parts of Europe. The average rate of lifetime prevalence of violence against women perpetrated by partners in the European Union is 22 percent, but Denmark’s average is 32 percent, Finland 30 percent and Sweden 28 percent. The rates are also high in Nordic countries for violence against women by non-partners. Meanwhile, EU members Portugal, Italy and Greece, which all trail far behind the Nordic nations in gender equality, have much lower rates of IPV against women" (pp 5)
April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, Finland launched their natioanl action plan in 2012 and it expired in 2016 (MB-Coder Comment).
Jan. 22, 2018, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"According to a joint Nordic research study, the situation concerning prostitution and trafficking is different in Sweden compared to that in the other Nordic countries due to the effective implementation of this legislation. There is still trans-national prostitution from several countries, particularly from Eastern and Southern Europe. However, 'no large groups of foreign women have established themselves in the visible prostitution market, contrary to what is the case in Norway, Finland and Denmark'" (page 8).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, South Korea
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The positive direct and normative effects of this legislation have inspired other countries in the European Union and beyond to implement similar laws e.g. Norway and Iceland (2009), South Africa (2007), and South Korea (2003). Consultations on whether to pass legislation that prohibits the purchase of a sexual act or service are presently under way in e.g. France, Belgium, The Republic of Ireland, Finland, Scotland, and Northern Ireland" (page 3).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Russia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Since the late 1990’s, a large number of awareness-raising campaigns have been carried out in Sweden and the region that focus on the prevention of prostitution and trafficking for sexual purposes, including the eight country Nordic-Baltic Campaign against Trafficking in Women (2002-2003), the four-country (Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia) Project against Trafficking in Women and Girls in the Barents Region (2004- 2006) and the Government/Swedish Film Institute (2003-2004) joint school Lilya 4-Ever awareness raising campaign on human trafficking in women and girls, which reached 65,000 high school students between 15 and 18 years of age" (page 15) (Coder comment: The Eight-country Nordic-Baltic Campaign includes Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania,...more
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"According to a joint Nordic research study, the situation concerning prostitution and trafficking is different in Sweden compared to that in the other Nordic countries due to the effective implementation of this legislation. There is still trans-national prostitution from several countries, particularly from Eastern and Southern Europe. However, 'no large groups of foreign women have established themselves in the visible prostitution market, contrary to what is the case in Norway, Finland and Denmark'" (page 8).
Jan. 17, 2018, 4:19 p.m.
Countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"According to a joint Nordic research study, the situation concerning prostitution and trafficking is different in Sweden compared to that in the other Nordic countries due to the effective implementation of this legislation. There is still trans-national prostitution from several countries, particularly from Eastern and Southern Europe. However, 'no large groups of foreign women have established themselves in the visible prostitution market, contrary to what is the case in Norway, Finland and Denmark'" (page 8).
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cuba, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 16 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

1.0
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Finland enjoys the best female representation at the top table of government. The Nordic nation has 10 women among its 16 ministers, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, a trans-national body whose latest figures were released on January 1"(para 10)
Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

1.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

0.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 30, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, spousal rape, and domestic abuse" (p 34)
Aug. 30, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government enforced the law effectively" (p 56)
Aug. 29, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"About one third of Finnish entrepreneurs are women. Women have established businesses in such traditional women’s fields as the retail trade, person-to-person services and the catering and boarding business, but have also started providing services to the business community. The increase has been marked also in the information sector" (para 11)
Aug. 29, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-DATA-1

"Under the Constitution of Finland, men and women have equal rights to land. No data was found regarding women’s access to and ownership of land. The Constitution of Finland establishes equal property rights for men and women. A 2004 directive concerning The Act on Equality between Men and Women (1987) prohibits discrimination based on sex in the supply of goods and services. No data was found on women’s property ownership in practice. There are no legal restrictions to women’s access to financial services. 99.8% of women compared to 99.5% of men in Finland hold bank accounts at formal financial institutions (World Bank 2011)"
Aug. 29, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Under the Constitution of Finland, men and women have equal rights to land...The Constitution of Finland establishes equal property rights for men and women. A 2004 directive concerning The Act on Equality between Men and Women (1987) prohibits discrimination based on sex in the supply of goods and services"
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-4

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: MARR-SCALE-3

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

0.0