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April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
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Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
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Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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April 16, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

France does not have restrictions on adoption of children of a certain sex based on the sex and marital status of the adoptive parent.
April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 98% of births in France were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in France was 80.1 years for males and 85.7 years for females" (p 44).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in France was 4 per 1000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in France was 8 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in France was 8 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in France is 8.6 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 52).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Feb. 25, 2021, 10:58 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"The law on the reform of asylum dated July 29, 2015, and the related decree n°2015-1166 dated September 21, 2015, define the conditions for family reunification of refugees, beneficiaries of subsidiary protection and stateless persons as well as the related process. The newly created article L.752-1 of the Code for entry and stay of foreigners and asylum right, related to the family reunification, refers to first alinea of article L.411-7 related to family reunification which explicitly states that 'when a foreign national resides in France with his/her first spouse, the family reunification process cannot apply for another spouse. Unless this spouse died or lost his/her parental rights, his/her children cannot...more
Feb. 15, 2021, 10:49 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"A day after the publication of Ms. Springora’s [A victim of Mr Matzeff’s pedophelia] book, 'Le Consentement,' or 'Consent,' which sold out quickly at many Paris bookstores, the fallout continued. Prosecutors in Paris announced that after 'analyzing' its contents, they had opened an investigation into the case and would also look for other victims in and out of France" (para 4). "In 'Le Consentement,' Ms. Springora recounts being seduced at the age of 14 by the famous writer, who was then in his 50s. Introduced to him by her own mother, Ms. Springora writes that she fell in love with Mr. Matzneff and became disenchanted only upon discovering writings in...more
Feb. 15, 2021, 10:49 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The French writer Gabriel Matzneff never hid the fact that he engaged in sex with girls and boys in their early teens or even younger. He wrote countless books detailing his insatiable pursuits and appeared on television boasting about them. 'Under 16 Years Old,' was the title of an early book that left no ambiguity. Still, he never spent a day in jail for his actions or suffered any repercussion" (para 1-2).
Feb. 15, 2021, 10:49 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"In France, it is illegal for an adult to have sex with a minor under the age of 15. But it is not automatically considered rape, unlike in countries with statutory rape laws where people who are underage are considered incapable of giving consent. With changing attitudes toward sex and gender equality, France toughened laws against sex crimes in 2018 and also extended the statute of limitations for prosecution — raising it to 30 years, up from 20 years — allowing victims to press charges until the age of 48. The new law, which is not retroactive, would not apply in the case of Ms. Springora" (para 5-6).more
Feb. 15, 2021, 10:49 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"France’s culture minister, Franck Riester, said that he supported Mr. Matzneff’s victims and announced that the government would review a writer’s allowance given to him — an abrupt shift in the government’s position. In 1995, long after Mr. Matzneff had written about his past, the minister of culture at the time awarded him the Order of Arts and Letters" (para 9). "Caught now in the crosscurrents of France’s changing attitudes toward sex, Mr. Matzneff is the product and longtime beneficiary of France’s May 68 movement, the social revolution started in 1968 by students and unions against France’s old order. With the slogan, 'It’s forbidden to forbid,' the movement rebelled against...more
Feb. 6, 2021, 12:49 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Denmark, France, Netherlands
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

“Germany's neighbouring countries including The Netherlands, France, Austria and Denmark have introduced a so-called 'burqa ban' to varying degrees” (para. 17).
Jan. 26, 2021, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DV-LAW-2

“Edouard Philippe, the Prime Minister, said that each region would have a prosecutor specializing in domestic abuse, that men accused of violence would get electronic monitors to check that they stay away and that the government would spend 5 million [euros] to create 1,000 extra beds in refuges for victims of domestic abuse, on top of the 5,000 or so that already exist. However, Caroline de Haas, a prominent feminist, said that hundreds of millions of euros were needed to tackle the issue” (para 10).
Jan. 26, 2021, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

“At home, however, [Morgane Seliman] experienced the sort of terror that is familiar in a country that has traditionally turned a blind eye to domestic violence - at least until this week, when President Macron decided at long last to tackle it” (para 4). “It took her four years to summon the courage to go to the nearest police station. She told officers that she was in danger. They advised her to change the locks. ‘They just thought we'd had an argument,’ said Ms Seliman, now 36, who has written a book entitled Il M'a VolE Ma Vie (He Stole My Life)” (para 6). “Many of the 219,000 French women...more
Jan. 26, 2021, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

“France has one of the highest death rates from domestic violence in western Europe, and the lingering belief that it is simply a matter of ‘passion’ is not helping, writes Adam Sage” (para 2).
Jan. 26, 2021, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-1

“In 2013 her husband was convicted of assaulting her and sentenced to a year in jail. He was given a restraining order after his release but this has been lifted. ‘It goes in cycles these days. He'll leave me alone for a few months, and then he will turn up and hammer on the door. I call the police and they do respond now, mainly because of the media interest in my case. But I am not free’ (para 16).
Jan. 26, 2021, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“Violence against women in France: President Macron has vowed to end a French tradition of serious domestic abuse” (para 1). “This week the French government pledged to curb the violence” (para 8). “Edouard Philippe, the Prime Minister, said that each region would have a prosecutor specializing in domestic abuse, that men accused of violence would get electronic monitors to check that they stay away and that the government would spend 5 million [euros] to create 1,000 extra beds in refuges for victims of domestic abuse, on top of the 5,000 or so that already exist. However, Caroline de Haas, a prominent feminist, said that hundreds of millions of euros were...more
Jan. 26, 2021, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DV-DATA-1

“France has one of the highest death rates from domestic violence in western Europe, and the lingering belief that it is simply a matter of ‘passion’ is not helping, writes Adam Sage” (para 2). “‘In three hours’ time I'm going to smash your head in,’ [Morgane Seliman’s] husband would say. Invariably, he did. He would slap her, punch her, kick her, pull her hair, telling her all the while that she was worthless. Sometimes she begged for mercy but that made him more brutal. In general she gritted her teeth and waited for the blows to end” (para 5). “It took her four years to summon the courage to go...more
Jan. 26, 2021, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

“Last year police in France registered 121 cases in which women were killed and their partners were the principal suspect; a fifth of all murders. This year's figure reached 100 on Saturday, when the body of a 21-year-old woman was found by a railway line after police had been called amid reports of screams and found nothing amiss. The woman's boyfriend has been charged with her murder and an internal police investigation has begun” (para 11).
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:50 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"In October, the National Assembly adopted a bill allowing lesbian couples and single women to access fertility treatments available only to heterosexual couples. It was before the Senate at time of writing" (para 11).
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:50 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

"SOS Homophobie, an NGO said it received 66 percent more reports of physical attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people for 2018 compared to 2017" (para 8). "In October, the National Assembly adopted a bill allowing lesbian couples and single women to access fertility treatments available only to heterosexual couples. It was before the Senate at time of writing" (para 11).
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:50 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"By November, 136 women had been killed in domestic violence in 2019" (para 10).
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:50 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-1

"In September, the government announced measures to step up the fight against domestic violence, including steps to make it easier to report incidents and an increase in shelter spaces. It was criticized by civil society groups for not allocating enough resources to implement the plans" (para 10).
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Norway, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Jan. 14, 2021, 7:14 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-4

In France in 2018, women comprised 20.5% of the police force.