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June 10, 2019, 3:56 a.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"11.3% of seats in the parliament of Georgia are held by women" (para 4).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Kidnapping women for marriage occurred in remote areas and ethnic minority communities but was very rare. Police rarely took action in these cases, because there was usually no way to distinguish whether the event was a kidnapping or an arranged elopement" (33). "Child marriages reportedly occurred more frequently among certain ethnic and religious groups" (35).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age for marriage for both men and women is 18" (35).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Through September the Prosecutor’s Office initiated investigations in seven rape cases" (32).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"Conviction of forced marriage of an individual under age 18 is punishable by two to four years’ imprisonment" (35).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Sexual harassment in the workplace was a problem. The law provides a general definition of harassment, but it does not provide a legal sanction for it. The Public Defender’s Office reported it received three sexual harassment complaints in 2016 and in each case the victim did not want to go to court. The government initiated a sexual harassment training course for all civil servants to raise awareness of the problem" (33-34). "Although some observers noted continuing improvement in women’s access to the labor market, women were largely confined to low-paying, low-skilled positions, regardless of their professional and academic qualifications, and salaries for women lagged behind those for men" (44).more
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 12 women died as a result of domestic violence" (33). "The Ministry reported it opened 2,248 cases of domestic violence through December" (33).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape is illegal, but criminal law does not specifically address spousal rape" (32).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Rape is illegal, but criminal law does not specifically address spousal rape" (32). "The minimum age for consensual sex is 16. The law classifies sexual intercourse with a juvenile as rape, provided the perpetrator is proven to be aware of the victim’s age" (35).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Although some observers noted continuing improvement in women’s access to the labor market, women were largely confined to low-paying, low-skilled positions, regardless of their professional and academic qualifications, and salaries for women lagged behind those for men" (44).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"NGOs reported instances of law enforcement officials failing to take action against perpetrators of rape and domestic violence and failing to grant victim status to survivors The Public Defender’s Office noted that low public awareness of domestic violence, violence against women, and women’s rights in general resulted in victims not seeking assistance from authorities. The Public Defender’s Office blamed the high number of killings of women on the lack of monitoring and risk assessment systems for cases of violence against women and domestic violence. The office called on the government to create an effective system to record and analyze cases of femicide" (33).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: ISTD-PRACTICE-1

"NGOs reported that social stigma caused individuals to avoid testing and treatment for HIV/AIDS" (40)
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The government enforced the law effectively" (32).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"In cases that do not result in injury, penalties for conviction of domestic violence include 80 to 150 hours of community service or imprisonment for up to one year" (33). "Domestic violence laws mandate the provision of temporary protective measures, including shelter and restraining orders that prohibit an abuser from coming within 330 feet of the victim and from using common property, such as a residence or vehicle, for six months. The Public Defender’s Office stated victims often reported receiving inadequate responses from law enforcement officers to restraining order violations. Local NGOs and the government jointly operated a 24-hour hotline and shelters for abused women and their minor children, although...more
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Conviction of commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography are punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment" (35).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"A convicted first-time offender may be imprisoned for up to seven years" (32). "The penalty is up to nine years’ imprisonment; the government generally enforced the law. Conviction of other sexual crimes carry increased levels of punishment if the victim was a juvenile" (35).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law provides a general definition of harassment, but it does not provide a legal sanction for it" (33-34).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"Domestic and other violence against women remained a significant problem. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 12 women died as a result of domestic violence" (33).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (34).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Local NGOs and the government jointly operated a 24-hour hotline and shelters for abused women and their minor children, although space in the shelters was limited and only four of the country’s 10 regions had facilities" (33).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The government initiated a sexual harassment training course for all civil servants to raise awareness of the problem" (34). "In March parliament passed an action plan to address gender equality reforms. The Public Defender’s Office monitored gender equality cases" (34).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The most significant human rights issues included: ... violence against LGBTI persons" (1). "Kidnapping women for marriage occurred in remote areas and ethnic minority communities but was very rare. Police rarely took action in these cases, because there was usually no way to distinguish whether the event was a kidnapping or an arranged elopement" (33). "The Public Defender’s Office reported that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) individuals continued to experience systemic violence, oppression, abuse, intolerance, and discrimination in every sphere of life. According to NGOs, the government rarely enforced the law, and law enforcement authorities lacked robust training on hate crimes" (39).
June 5, 2019, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"As of September the Public Defender’s Office was reviewing 22 instances of alleged early marriage and the Ministry of Interior launched investigations into six cases. Reports of child marriages continued throughout the year, although there were no official statistics" (35).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Georgia, Guyana, Honduras, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mauritania, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Panama, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Egypt, Finland, Georgia, Honduras, Israel, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

2.0
April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

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April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Brunei, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Georgia, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Morocco, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

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March 29, 2019, 8:39 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Georgia provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (89).
March 29, 2019, 8:39 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 46% of the total labor force in Georgia (89).
March 29, 2019, 8:39 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Georgia provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (89).