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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. 10, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, France
Variables: RCDW-LAW-2

"France and Belgium have both banned the burqa or niqab and Switzerland's lower house this week narrowly approved a draft bill on a nationwide ban" (para 11).
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LO-DATA-3

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 23% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 23% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

According to Figure 5, about 2% of economically active women are employed by the agriculture sector, about 11% by the industry sector, and about 87% by the services sector (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 5, about 2% of economically active women are employed by the agriculture sector, about 11% by the industry sector, and about 87% by the services sector (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 2, 2017, 4 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"[The Germany burqa ban] also echoes a controversial decision by several French towns in recent weeks to outlaw burkinis, the full-body Islamic swimsuit, at a highly sensitive time for relations with the Muslim community following a series of attacks in France" (para 7).
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Guinea, Honduras, Iceland, Laos, North Korea, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Uruguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 15 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 27, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Protests have broken out in Paris as France's justice minister prepares to set the country's first legal age of sexual consent at just 13" (para 1). "Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet told French radio that the age of 13 was a 'limit that is worth considering' for the upcoming legislation. But she noted that judges should also have the ability to assess whether someone was old enough to give consent in individual situations" (para 3-4). "It is already illegal in France to have sex with under 15s, but rape charges can only be brought if prosecutors can prove the act was non-consensual. Amid public horror, the government is now drafting a ...more
Nov. 27, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Activists argue that the age of consent should be set at 15 as they waved placards that read 'for him impunity, for her a life sentence' in reference to a 30-year-old man recently being cleared of raping an 11-year-old" (para 2). "It comes after French courts refused on two occasions recently to prosecute grown men for rape after they had sex with 11-year-olds because authorities couldn't prove coercion" (para 7). "A jury last week acquitted a 30-year-old man who was accused of raping an 11-year-old girl in 2009, French media reported. The jury in the Paris suburb region of Seine-et-Marne found that while there had been a sexual relationship between ...more
Nov. 27, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Earlier Monday, French police said they have seen a rise in reports of sexual violence and harassment amid the growing global fallout from the accusations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. An official with the French national gendarme service said it had registered 30 percent more complaints this year so far than last year, notably in October. The official wasn't authorized to be publicly named" (para 23-24).
Nov. 27, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The age is just one piece of an upcoming bill on sexual violence and harassment. The bill has gained importance amid worldwide concern unleashed by the allegations against Harvey Weinstein" (para 11).
Nov. 27, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Sexual abuse without coercion is an offense punishable of a maximum sentence of five years in prison. A rape conviction carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years, or 20 years when the victim is under 15 years old" (para 22).
Nov. 27, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Prominent French feminist activist Caroline de Haas said: 'We want the law to guarantee that before 15 there can be no concept of consent.' 'I don't know why (Belloubet) said it,' added Alice Collet, a member of the National Collective for Women's Rights. 'It's a sign of ignorance of the issues'" (para 5-6).
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"On 11 April 2011, France became the first European country to ban the full-face Islamic veil in public places. Under the ban, no woman, French or foreign, is able to leave their home with their face hidden behind a veil without running the risk of a fine. As President, Nicolas Sarkozy, whose administration brought in the ban, said that veils oppress women and were 'not welcome' in France. In 2016 France introduced a controversial ban on women's full-body swimsuits, known as 'burkinis'. Prime Minister Manuel Valls called the swimsuits 'the affirmation of political Islam in the public space'. The burkini ban, imposed by French Riviera mayors, was later lifted in ...more
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"On 11 April 2011, France became the first European country to ban the full-face Islamic veil in public places. Under the ban, no woman, French or foreign, is able to leave their home with their face hidden behind a veil without running the risk of a fine. As President, Nicolas Sarkozy, whose administration brought in the ban, said that veils oppress women and were 'not welcome' in France. In 2016 France introduced a controversial ban on women's full-body swimsuits, known as 'burkinis'. Prime Minister Manuel Valls called the swimsuits 'the affirmation of political Islam in the public space'. The burkini ban, imposed by French Riviera mayors, was later lifted in ...more
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"On 11 April 2011, France became the first European country to ban the full-face Islamic veil in public places. Under the ban, no woman, French or foreign, is able to leave their home with their face hidden behind a veil without running the risk of a fine. As President, Nicolas Sarkozy, whose administration brought in the ban, said that veils oppress women and were 'not welcome' in France. In 2016 France introduced a controversial ban on women's full-body swimsuits, known as 'burkinis'. Prime Minister Manuel Valls called the swimsuits 'the affirmation of political Islam in the public space'. The burkini ban, imposed by French Riviera mayors, was later lifted in ...more
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"On 11 April 2011, France became the first European country to ban the full-face Islamic veil in public places. Under the ban, no woman, French or foreign, is able to leave their home with their face hidden behind a veil without running the risk of a fine. As President, Nicolas Sarkozy, whose administration brought in the ban, said that veils oppress women and were 'not welcome' in France. In 2016 France introduced a controversial ban on women's full-body swimsuits, known as 'burkinis'. Prime Minister Manuel Valls called the swimsuits 'the affirmation of political Islam in the public space'. The burkini ban, imposed by French Riviera mayors, was later lifted in ...more
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"On 11 April 2011, France became the first European country to ban the full-face Islamic veil in public places. Under the ban, no woman, French or foreign, is able to leave their home with their face hidden behind a veil without running the risk of a fine. As President, Nicolas Sarkozy, whose administration brought in the ban, said that veils oppress women and were 'not welcome' in France. In 2016 France introduced a controversial ban on women's full-body swimsuits, known as 'burkinis'. Prime Minister Manuel Valls called the swimsuits 'the affirmation of political Islam in the public space'. The burkini ban, imposed by French Riviera mayors, was later lifted in ...more
Oct. 31, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: France, United States
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"According to women’s groups, the new rules – which raise maternity leave from 12 to 26 weeks, putting India ahead of France and the US – will apply only to a small fraction of the female workforce"(para 2)
Oct. 24, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: Canada, France, United Kingdom
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"In my further research, I have found that comparable reports are rife in Western democracies as well. A Canadian parliamentary staffer suffered PTSD and attempted suicide following sexual assault by her bosses. A British lawmaker received over 600 rape threats in one night. French women legislators and political leaders revealed a multitude of incidents of harassment, assault and rape in their political workplaces" (para 10).
Oct. 6, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
Countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Netherlands
Variables: RCDW-LAW-2

"France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and the German state of Bavaria have all imposed some restrictions on the wearing of full-face veils in public places" (para 4).
Oct. 2, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, France
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Rachid Nekkaz, French-Algerian businessman and political activist, has pledged to pay all fines imposed on women wearing full face veils in Austria. He has spent $350,000 covering similar fines in Belgium and France, Nekkaz told Austrian broadcaster Servus TV" (para 15).
Oct. 2, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Switzerland
Variables: RCDW-LAW-2

"People who obscure their face in public can be fined $175. Similar laws are in force or about to go into effect in Belgium, Bulgaria, France and Switzerland. Germany has a partial ban on face coverings that applies only when driving" (para 8).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

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Sept. 22, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"The French Union of Gynecologists and Obstetricians called for her resignation after she claimed that 3/4 of French mothers received episiotomies without their consent. The union said those figures are inaccurate" (para 27).
Sept. 22, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Twenty years later, Schiappa, now 34, is France's secretary for gender equality and the youngest member of President Emmanuel Macron's cabinet. One of her major goals, she says, is to make France's public spaces safer for women and girls" (para 4).
Sept. 22, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Marlene Schiappa was barely into her teens when she realized that Paris, the City of Light, could be a dark place for women. Whenever she and her sister walked anywhere — to school, to the supermarket, to hang out with friends — men followed them, catcalling, harassing, even groping. 'We took alternative routes, out of our way,' she says, 'to avoid the bands of boys'" (para 1-3). "'If you go to the street and you say, 'So, is it allowed to touch a girl's body on the street?'' Schiappa says, "'I'm sure many people would say, 'Aw, it's not that bad if you do''" (para 5). "Attention has tended to ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"Schiappa is thinking of girls coming of age when she says her first priority is drafting legislation that would make it a crime to harass women on the streets — something that's not covered by a 2012 law prohibiting sexual harassment in the workplace" (para 5). "Anne-Cecile Mailfert of the Women's Foundation says paying women less than men is illegal in France, but the law is rarely enforced" (para 23).
Sept. 22, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Women made record gains in Parliament — and now hold nearly 40 percent of seats, up from 25 percent" (para 37).