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Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Niger, North Korea, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

2.0
Oct. 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Existing laws did not criminalize all forms of human trafficking. Law 09/04 to Prevent and Combat Child Smuggling criminalized selling children; subjecting them to debt bondage; and bringing them into the country to employ them unlawfully; and prescribed penalties of a 'custodial sentence' and a fine of 10 million to 20 million Central African francs (CFA) ($16,560-$33,120). Title 1, Article 4 of the Gabonese labor code criminalized forced labor and prescribed penalties of one to six months’ imprisonment or a fine of 300,000 to 600,000 CFA ($500-$990). Neither law provided sufficiently stringent sentences. Articles 260 and 261 of the penal code, which specifically criminalized pimping, could be applied to adult...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"Affairs could provide a victim with immigration relief and resettle them in Gabon, but the government did not report any victims utilizing this legal alternative. While the government encouraged victims to cooperate with authorities to provide testimony for the prosecution of alleged traffickers, prosecutors, police, and magistrates routinely took victims’ testimony at the time of the arrest of the suspected traffickers or identification of the victim; this approach is neither victim-centered, nor the most effective (...) There were no reports the government detained, fined, or jailed victims for unlawful acts committed as a result of being exploited; however, due to negligible efforts to identify adult trafficking victims, some may have...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Gabon, and traffickers exploit victims from Gabon abroad. Traffickers subject girls to domestic servitude and forced labor in markets or roadside restaurants; force boys to work as street vendors, mechanics, microbus transportation assistants, and as laborers in the fishing sector; and force West African women into domestic servitude or prostitution within Gabon. In eastern provinces within the country, shopkeepers exploit Gabonese children in markets to forced labor. In some cases, smugglers who assist foreign adults migrating to Gabon then subject those migrants to forced labor or prostitution after they enter the country via plane or...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Gabon does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government made key achievements during the reporting period; therefore Gabon was upgraded to Tier 2 Watch List. These achievements included increasing the number of trafficking investigations, prosecutions, and convictions; identifying child victims; expanding awareness activities; and signing two bilateral cooperation agreements with neighboring countries aimed at increasing cooperation on cross-border trafficking cases. Despite these achievements, the government did not investigate credible reports of traffickingrelated corruption, and it did not enact a proposed amendment to criminalize adult trafficking. It also did not increase efforts to identify,...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Officials identified and referred 50 child labor trafficking victims to shelters providing medical, legal, and psychological care, compared with 65 in 2017. The government did not report identifying any adult trafficking victims and did not provide victims with trafficking-specific resources" (209).
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

4.0
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape and convicted rapists face penalties of five to 10 years’ imprisonment" (p. 15)."The minimum age for consensual sex and marriage is 15 for girls and 18 for boys" (p. 16).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities generally enforced the law. Perpetrators convicted of procuring a child for prostitution or a child pornography-related offense may be sentenced to between two and five years’ imprisonment" (p. 16).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Penalties for conviction range from two months’ to 15 years’ imprisonment" (p. 16).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities generally enforced the law. Perpetrators convicted of procuring a child for prostitution or a child pornography-related offense may be sentenced to between two and five years’ imprisonment... Conviction of possession of pornography is punishable by imprisonment of six months to one year and a fine of up to 222,000 CFA francs ($392)" (p. 16).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Discussing rape remained taboo, and women often opted not to report it due to shame or fear of reprisal" (p. 16).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: EWCMS-PRACTICE-3

"NGOs reported sexual harassment of women in the military was pervasive" (p. 16).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Women virtually never filed complaints, due to shame or fear of reprisal, although the government operated a counseling group to provide support for abuse victims. The government provided in-kind support to an NGO center to assist victims of domestic violence and through the center’s work, police intervened in response to incidents of domestic violence" (p. 16).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"The law requires a married woman to obtain her husband’s permission to receive a passport and to travel abroad" (p. 10).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"No law prohibits sexual harassment, and it remained a widespread problem" (p. 16).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Due to high rates of early pregnancy, girls were less likely to complete school than were boys" (p. 16).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is conferred through one’s parents and not by birth in the country. At least one parent must be a citizen to transmit citizenship" (p. 17).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"As of October women held… 18 of 120 National Assembly seats, and 19 of 102 Senate seats. The president of the Senate was a woman." (p. 13).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 16).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Although education is compulsory until age 16 and tuition-free through completion of high school, it often was unavailable after sixth grade in rural areas" (p. 17).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Conviction of child trafficking is punishable by fines of up to 10 million to 20 million CFA francs ($16,668-$35,336); these penalties were sufficient to deter violations" (p. 16).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"As of October women held only five of 26 ministerial positions" (p. 13).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law prohibits domestic violence" (p. 16).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, China, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Niger, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

4.0
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Gabon can work the same night hours as men. Women can work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men (88). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The mandatory retirement ages for women and men are equal (88).
March 29, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Gabon (88).