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Jan. 12, 2018, 4:57 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"'We are crawling slowly toward the target," says Elke Holst, a research director and senior economist at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) who has studied gender equality for years. 'The reason companies have been progressing so slowly is surely because their upper echelons are occupied by men with other perceptions of the world,' she says. 'Most of them have wives that take care of things at home. Women work for them in the office as well, as secretaries or consultants, but they're rarely at the same level, as a counterpart or equal'" (para 12).
Jan. 12, 2018, 4:57 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"...the ratio of female to male board members at the 102 companies that are either listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange or that have employee participation in decision-making still stands at 23.1 percent. For all the talk of inclusion in the last year, that number has risen by only 1.8 percent" (para 6). "Corporate law in Germany stipulates that all public companies must have a management and a supervisory board. Half of the supervisory board members are chosen by employees. The other half are selected by shareholders. At 12.8 percent, the share of women on the employee-elected side of supervisory boards is slightly higher than on the shareholder-elected side, where ...more
Jan. 12, 2018, 4:57 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"The proportion of women on management boards of these corporations is, at a paltry 5.5 percent, even more depressing. That represents an increase of a mere 0.6 percent since the beginning of 2015. On the positive side, though, there are only two companies left that don't have any women on either their supervisory or management boards" (para 8). "There is hardly a law German companies have prepared for less than the gender quota. According to the FidAR study, only 59 of the 102 surveyed firms have set binding targets for the number of women in board and management roles, although the law requires all of them to do so. Of ...more
Jan. 12, 2018, 4:57 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"'We are crawling slowly toward the target,' says Elke Holst, a research director and senior economist at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) who has studied gender equality for years. 'The reason companies have been progressing so slowly is surely because their upper echelons are occupied by men with other perceptions of the world,' she says. 'Most of them have wives that take care of things at home. Women work for them in the office as well, as secretaries or consultants, but they're rarely at the same level, as a counterpart or equal'" (para 12). "'Young fathers today want to watch their children grow up much more closely than ...more
Jan. 12, 2018, 4:57 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: EMCMS-LAW-1

"In May last year, the so-called 'Law on Equal Participation of Women and Men in Leadership Positions in the Private and Public Sector' came into effect. It was meant to ensure that at least 30 percent of all supervisory board positions in Germany's largest companies are held by women. Since Jan. 1 of this year, these firms must fill vacant board positions with women until that 30 percent threshold is reached. Furthermore, around 3,500 other public companies are also required to present a strategy for getting more women into top jobs" (para 5).
Jan. 12, 2018, 4:57 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"Above all, however, women and men are equal under the constitution" (para 26).
Dec. 6, 2017, 5 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

According to Figure 5, about 1% of economically active women are employed by the agricultural sector, about 17% by the industry sector, and about 82% by the services sector (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 5, about 1% of economically active women are employed by the agricultural sector, about 17% by the industry sector, and about 82% by the services sector (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 2, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"Germany's interior minister has proposed a partial ban of the burqa, the full-face veil worn by some Muslim women, as a nationwide debate rages over integration" (para 1)."The minister said the ban would apply to "places where it is necessary for our society's coexistence", including government offices, schools and universities, courtrooms, demonstrations and while driving vehicles" (para 3).
Dec. 2, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: CWC-DATA-3, CWC-DATA-4

"The proposed [burqa] ban comes as German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government attempts to address public fears surrounding last year's record influx of nearly 1.1 million migrants and refugees, most from predominantly Muslim countries" (para 6).
Dec. 2, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1, RCDW-PRACTICE-2

"Thomas de Maiziere said on Friday that the face veil does not belong in Germany society, where more than four million Muslims live, calling the proposed ban a 'preventive measure'" (para 2).
Dec. 2, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: RCDW-LAW-2

Germany's interior minister has proposed a partial ban of the burqa, the full-face veil worn by some Muslim women, as a nationwide debate rages over integration (para 1). "The minister said the ban would apply to 'places where it is necessary for our society's coexistence', including government offices, schools and universities, courtrooms, demonstrations and while driving vehicles" (para 3).
Dec. 2, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"While polygamy is already banned in Germany, many officials 'turn a blind eye' to migrants who arrive in the country with more than one wife, the newspaper reports. This is also true of forced and underage marriages" (para 4-5).
Dec. 2, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"There has been increased concern over polygamous marriages in the wake of a rise in the number of migrants arriving in Germany, many from Muslim countries" (para 3). "While polygamy is already banned in Germany, many officials 'turn a blind eye' to migrants who arrive in the country with more than one wife, the newspaper reports" (para 4).
Dec. 2, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Germany will no longer allow migrants to have multiple wives or child brides, the justice minister has said" (para 1). "There has been increased concern over polygamous marriages in the wake of a rise in the number of migrants arriving in Germany, many from Muslim countries" (para 3). "While polygamy is already banned in Germany, many officials 'turn a blind eye' to migrants who arrive in the country with more than one wife, the newspaper reports. This is also true of forced and underage marriages" (para 4-5). "Mr Maas told the tabloid: 'We need to look very carefully. Forced marriages, we can not tolerate, and certainly not when underage girls ...more
Dec. 2, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"While polygamy is already banned in Germany, many officials 'turn a blind eye' to migrants who arrive in the country with more than one wife, the newspaper reports" (para 4).
Dec. 2, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"There has been increased concern over polygamous marriages in the wake of a rise in the number of migrants arriving in Germany, many from Muslim countries" (para 3). "While polygamy is already banned in Germany, many officials 'turn a blind eye' to migrants who arrive in the country with more than one wife, the newspaper reports. This is also true of forced and underage marriages" (para 4-5).
Dec. 2, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-2

"Germany will no longer allow migrants to have multiple wives or child brides, the justice minister has said. Heiko Maas told German newspaper Bild that no one has the 'right to place their cultural values or religious beliefs above our laws'" (para 1-2). "While polygamy is already banned in Germany, many officials 'turn a blind eye' to migrants who arrive in the country with more than one wife, the newspaper reports" (para 4).
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Austria, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cape Verde, Chad, China, Colombia, D R Congo, East Timor, Ecuador, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Montenegro, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Serbia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 14 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"On 6 December 2016, Chancellor Angela Merkel said the wearing of full-faced veils should be prohibited in Germany 'wherever it is legally possible'. Her comments, made at a CDU party meeting, came after plans to outlaw the burka - or any full-face veil - in public buildings were proposed by Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere in August. There has been no national law restricting the wearing of veils in Germany prior to these proposals. In September 2003 the federal Constitutional Court ruled in favour of a teacher who wanted to wear an Islamic scarf to school. However, it said states could change their laws locally if they wanted to. At ...more
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"On 6 December 2016, Chancellor Angela Merkel said the wearing of full-faced veils should be prohibited in Germany 'wherever it is legally possible'. Her comments, made at a CDU party meeting, came after plans to outlaw the burka - or any full-face veil - in public buildings were proposed by Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere in August. There has been no national law restricting the wearing of veils in Germany prior to these proposals. In September 2003 the federal Constitutional Court ruled in favour of a teacher who wanted to wear an Islamic scarf to school. However, it said states could change their laws locally if they wanted to. At ...more
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"On 6 December 2016, Chancellor Angela Merkel said the wearing of full-faced veils should be prohibited in Germany 'wherever it is legally possible'. Her comments, made at a CDU party meeting, came after plans to outlaw the burka - or any full-face veil - in public buildings were proposed by Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere in August. There has been no national law restricting the wearing of veils in Germany prior to these proposals. In September 2003 the federal Constitutional Court ruled in favour of a teacher who wanted to wear an Islamic scarf to school. However, it said states could change their laws locally if they wanted to. At ...more
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. 5, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"After arriving in Berlin in the summer of 2015 and being housed in a former airport called Tempelhof, she began suffering from frequent panic attacks, which left her immobilised and unable to speak. She told IRIN that male residents and security staff often took the opportunity to hug and touch her while pretending to comfort her" (para 2). "March 2016, a report by the Women’s Refugee Commission sounded the alarm that hastily established refugee shelters in Germany and Sweden were leaving women and girls vulnerable to 'rape, assault, and other violence'. The report found that many shelters lacked separate sleeping areas or bathrooms for women and children. It also identified ...more
Oct. 5, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Organisations for survivors of sexual and domestic violence have established mobile help units aimed specifically at refugees, but their reach is limited. One of them, Lara, provided counselling for 190 women between October and December 2016, of which two thirds reported suffering from sexual violence since arriving in Germany, according to Elnaz Farahbakhsh, one of Lara’s social workers. Another unit established by BIG (the Berlin initiative against violence towards women) consists of only one social worker, who, between November and December last year, spoke to 84 refugee women who had suffered from either domestic or sexual violence in the shelters" (para 18).
Oct. 5, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"All of the women IRIN spoke to were scared of going to the toilet at night [in the refugee camp]...Both Zina and Sally felt intimidated by guards who made inappropriate noises or gestures when they passed them on their way to the toilets. On one occasion, a guard even followed Sally in" (para 10).
Oct. 5, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-1, SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

"A study published by the psychiatrist Meryam Schouler-Ocak from Berliner Charité found that one in 10 refugee women in Germany have suicidal thoughts, while fewer than one in 10 have the opportunity to talk to a therapist. The study did not link the high rates of depression to specific causes such as sexual harassment, but all of the women IRIN interviewed suffered from depression and some had thought about suicide or even attempted it" (para 21).
Oct. 5, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"One morning, an Afghan man entered her room [in the refugee camp] and attempted to rape her. She managed to fight him off and did not report the incident to the police or shelter staff" (para 11). "Despite the multiple accounts of sexual harassment and abuse, the Regional Office of Refugee Affairs (LAF) is confident there is no significant problem. 'After countless conversations with shelter managers, I can assure you that there is no unusual occurrence [of sexualised violence] reported from emergency or community shelters,' Sascha Langenbach, LAF’s spokesman, wrote in an email. His perception is backed up by very low numbers of police reports. In all of 2016, Berlin ...more
Oct. 3, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"While Germany has accepted hundreds of the most traumatized Yezidi women and girls under an agreement between the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg and the Iraqi Kurdish government, hundreds of survivors remain in Iraqi Kurdistan and many suffer from severe trauma. The German program, which costs €95 million and provides the women and girls with residency for two years that they can then extend, has closed its intake so this option is no longer available to more recent escapees" (para 40).
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).