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June 26, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

In 2011, 40% of 1,680 GMAT test takers in France were female (8).
June 10, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"But rights groups - who pushed for a irm age limit - have reacted angrily. Critics said they 'believe the new offense muddies the waters and is far less clear than setting a minimum age of consent,' The Local reports. They say it poses the risk of child rapists walking free or being found guilty of a lesser sentence, if it cannot be proven that the victim lacked the ability to consent" (Para 8-10).
June 10, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"French MPs have decided against introducing an age of sexual consent, sparking criticism from campaigners. France's lower house of parliament voted to toughen laws on the rape of minors but stopped short of setting a legal age of consent. A bill had been proposed which suggested a legal age of consent set at 15, but this was rejected after a heated debate today. Had it been passed, it would have been France's first law on a legal age below which a minor cannot agree to a sexual relationship with an adult. Instead, MPs approved a clause in which relations between an adult and a minor under 15 could be classified...more
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to an inquiry conducted in 2013 by the Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, and Women’s rights, 83,000 women were victims of rape or attempted rape each year. An estimated 11 percent of them reported the crime. On August 11, the daily Le Figaro published figures showing that the number of reported rapes in France increased by 18 percent from 2010 to 2014, while rape allegations involving children rose by more than 20 percent in the same period. Crimes against women who belong to an ethnic minority were generally underreported as they were less likely to file a lawsuit if their presence in the country was undocumented" (16).more
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The government reported that spouses killed 118 women and 23 men in domestic violence cases in 2014, a 3.5 percent decrease from 2013. The ONDRP estimated that 216,000 women between the ages of 18 and 75 residing in the country were victims of physical and sexual domestic violence in metropolitan France in 2010- 13" (6).
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Women’s Rights is responsible for preparing and implementing government policies that enforce women’s rights in society, fight discriminatory practices, and promote protection for female victims of violence and harassment. The ministry played a key role in drafting laws promoting gender equality and laws to redress women’s precarious financial situation and to prevent domestic violence" (15).
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-2, EWCMS-DATA-3

"There were credible allegations of sexual abuse by French peacekeepers during the year in Sub-Saharan Africa that were currently under investigation by the government. The allegations emerged in April and included the sexual abuse of homeless children by French troops stationed in the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui as part of Operation Sangaris. The Ministry of Defense condemned the alleged abuse, stating that it would ensure the strictest sanctions against anyone responsible. The case was under investigation by the Paris prosecutor’s office" (3).
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government generally enforced the law effectively" (15). "The law criminalizes the statutory rape of minors under the age of 15, the minimum age for consensual sex, and the government generally enforced the law effectively. The penalty for statutory rape is 15 years’ imprisonment, which can be increased, depending on the age of the victim and relationship to the accused" (19).
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The penalty for domestic violence against either gender varies according to the type of crime, ranging from three years in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros ($49,500) to 20 years in prison" (16).
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1, ACR-LAW-1

"Couples and individuals have the right to decide the number, spacing, and timing of their children, manage their reproductive health, and had the information and means to do so, free from discrimination, coercion, and violence" (18).
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The government and NGOs provided shelters, counseling, and hotlines for rape victims" (15). "According to an inquiry conducted in 2013 by the Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, and Women’s rights, 83,000 women were victims of rape or attempted rape each year. An estimated 11 percent of them reported the crime. On August 11, the daily Le Figaro published figures showing that the number of reported rapes in France increased by 18 percent from 2010 to 2014, while rape allegations involving children rose by more than 20 percent in the same period. Crimes against women who belong to an ethnic minority were generally underreported as they were less likely to file...more
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The government sponsored and funded programs targeted at female victims of violence, including shelters, counseling, hotlines, free mobile phones, and a media campaign. The government also supported the work of 25 associations and NGOs dedicated to fighting domestic violence" (16).
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"In a 2014 defender of rights report, 80 percent of women surveyed reported workplace discrimination due to pregnancy. According to a 2014 survey on gender equality by the defender of rights, pregnant women were most vulnerable to workplace discrimination. One-third of those surveyed reported they witnessed discrimination after a woman had returned to work from maternity leave" (29).
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"On July 9, Minister of State for Women’s Rights Boistard, Interior Minister Cazeneuve, and Transport Minister Vidalies announced a 12-point plan to combat sexual harassment on public transport, including a new text alert system to report incidents more rapidly. The announcement followed a report, published on April 16 by the High Council for Equality between Men and Women, in which 100 percent of 600 women from Seine-Saint-Denis and Essonne surveyed said they had experienced sexual harassment on public transport" (17-18).
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography, and the maximum penalty for its use and distribution is five years’ imprisonment and a 75,000 euro ($82,500) fine" (19).
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum legal age for marriage is 18" (19).
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law prohibits domestic violence against women and men, including spousal abuse, and the government generally enforced the law" (16).
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law prohibits gender-based job discrimination and harassment of subordinates by superiors. Sexual harassment is defined as 'subjecting an individual to repeated acts, comments, or any other conduct of a sexual nature that are detrimental to a person’s dignity because of their degrading or humiliating character, thereby creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.' The law divides sexual harassment into two categories: the first, for repeated instances of harassment, carries a maximum sentence of two years’ imprisonment and a 30,000 euros ($33,000) fine; the second, for a single serious offense, carries a maximum sentence of three years’ imprisonment and a 45,000 euros ($49,500) fine. The law also criminalizes discrimination against...more
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"There was discrimination against women with respect to employment and occupation (see section 7.d.) and were underrepresented in most levels of government leadership" (18).
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The constitution and law prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, religion, political opinion, national origin or citizenship, social origin, disability, sexual orientation; age, language, or HIV or other communicable disease status, and the government generally enforced these prohibitions" (15)."The constitution and law provide for the same legal status and rights for women as for men, including under family, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance laws" (18).
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The law requires that women receive equal pay for equal work. In a study released in 2013, the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) reported that in 2010, the most recent year for which data were available, the average annual private sector salary was 21,700 euros ($23,900) for men, while women on average earned 15,603 euros ($17,200) or 72 percent of the average salary for men. In 2013 the Ministry of Labor announced that, when working full- time, men earned 16 percent more than women. In the public sector, an INSEE study released in August reported that women’s salaries were 85 percent those of men. Although they constituted...more
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Child marriage was a problem, particularly in communities of African or Asian descent. According to human rights observers, 70,000 children between the ages of 10 and 18 were at risk of forced marriage" (19).
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The Ministry of Justice estimated that 300,000 cases of sexual harassment occurred in the country each year but that only approximately 1,000 victims filed complaints. Of those, approximately 80 resulted in convictions, with an average penalty of 1,000 euros ($1,100). In 2014 the defender of rights published a French Institute of Public Opinion survey which indicated that one in five women reported facing sexual harassment in her professional life and that 5 percent of those cases were brought to trial" (17). "There was discrimination against women with respect to employment and occupation (see section 7.d.) and were underrepresented in most levels of government leadership" (18). "There were no government estimates...more
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRCM-LAW-3

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government generally enforced the law effectively" (15).
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"According to the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, and Women’s Rights, during 2014, approximately 20,000 women, half of whom were minors, were circumcised or at risk of FGM/C. According to a study released in 2007 by the National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED), 53,000 circumcised women resided in the country. The majority of FGM/C victims were recent sub-Saharan African immigrants who had had the procedure performed in their country of origin" (17).
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The law prohibits FGM/C as 'violence involving mutilation or permanent infirmity.' It is punishable by up to 10 years in prison (20 years if it involves a minor under the age of 15 and when the offence is committed by any person with authority over the minor) and a fine of 150,000 euros ($165,000). The law also criminalizes inciting a minor to undergo FGM and inciting another person to perform FGM. Both are punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to 75,000 euros ($82,500). The government provides reconstructive surgery and counseling for FGM/C victims" (16-17).
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The penalty for statutory rape is 15 years’ imprisonment, which can be increased, depending on the age of the victim and relationship to the accused" (19).
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government generally enforced the law effectively" (15). "The law criminalizes the statutory rape of minors under the age of 15, the minimum age for consensual sex, and the government generally enforced the law effectively" (19).
June 1, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-5

"In 2014 Defense Minister Le Drian announced an action plan to fight sexual harassment and violence against women in the French armed forces. The plan focused on four main areas: victims’ assistance, prevention, transparency (notably the publication of annual statistics on this matter), and disciplinary sanctions. The plan also included the creation of a surveillance unit to protect victims of sexual harassment and violence in the army" (17).
April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, France launched their natioanl action plan in 2015 and it expires in 2018 (MB-Coder Comment).