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

In 2011, 34% of 1,333 GMAT test takers in Germany were female (8).
May 29, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The social worker said the authorities would have intervened immediately if they believed the marriage had been forced upon the girl, adding the youth protection workers intervene also immediately if the child is under 14" (8). "Girls in Germany are allowed by law to marry when they reach the age of 16" (para 10).
May 29, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"A 15-year-old Syrian schoolgirl has been given permission by the German authorities to marry the father of her baby in the latest example of migrant child brides. The authorities in Dusseldorf have decided it is acceptable for the girl to begin 'married life' with her 19-year-old boyfriend. It is the latest example of the German authorities bending national rules to mollify some migrant cultures which condone child brides" (para 1-3). "Child protection services have reportedly supervised 12 under-age marriages in Dusseldorf over the last ten years. In one case the girl was only 14" (para 5).
April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, Germany launched their national action plan in 2013 and it expired in 2016 (MB-Coder Comment).
March 7, 2018, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2, ERBG-DATA-3

"In Germany, 75 percent of women with two children work" (para 9).
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).