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April 26, 2021, 6:47 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"In September 2012, for instance, Die Welt reported that at least 30% of the Arab-born men living in the Neukölln district of Berlin are married to two women: one according to civil law, and another according to Sharia law" (para 13).
April 26, 2021, 6:46 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"Although polygamy is prohibited under Germany's Civil Code, and punishable under Germany's Penal Code, German authorities have long tolerated — and even encouraged — the practice. In September 2012, for instance, Die Welt reported that at least 30% of the Arab-born men living in the Neukölln district of Berlin are married to two women: one according to civil law, and another according to Sharia law. Die Welt offered five reasons why polygamy, despite being illegal, has been established in Germany: 'First, Sharia authorizes men to marry up to four women. Second, in the anonymity of modern society and the diversity of partner relationships, coexistence with several women or families can...more
April 26, 2021, 6:44 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"Although German law clearly prohibits polygamy for German nationals, some have argued that the law is unclear as to whether the law applies to foreign nationals living in Germany" (para 2).
April 26, 2021, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"Despite Germany's ban on polygamy, German authorities allowed Ahmed to bring to Germany his second wife, the mother of four of his children. Critics of the move said that German authorities had created a precedent for other refugees to demand the same" (para 24).
April 22, 2021, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

In the table titled 'The 50 Worst (& Safest) Countries For Solo Female Travel 2019', Germany is given a score of 41 for street safety, with 100 being the worst and 0 being the best, based on a combination of indexes (pg 1).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Germany, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Jamaica, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 99% of births in Germany were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Germany was 78.7 years for males and 83.3 years for females" (p 44).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: IM-DATA-1

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

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Germany was 7 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Germany was 7 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Germany is 5.7 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 52).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Feb. 25, 2021, 11 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"According to § 30 para. 4 of the Residence Act no further spouse is granted a residence permit if the foreigner is married with several spouses and he already lives with a spouse in the Federal territory. In exceptional cases the second woman is to be granted a residence permit if she already lives with several consecutive tolerance status in the shared home for a longer time" (5).
Feb. 6, 2021, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: RCDW-LAW-2

“A German state has banned the use of burqas in school, saying that the full-face Islamic covering does not belong in a free society. Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany announced the ban on Tuesday. The state has already banned the use of such coverings for teachers. State Premier Winfried Kretschmann said that it was rare for school girls to wear burqas but that a ban was required for the exceptional cases. The new rule will apply to girls attending primary and secondary schools in the state” (para. 1-4). “In 2015, Germany's Constitutional Court overturned a blanket ban on teachers wearing them, ruling that it was against religious freedom. However, eight of...more
Feb. 6, 2021, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

“A German state has banned the use of burqas in school, saying that the full-face Islamic covering does not belong in a free society. Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany announced the ban on Tuesday. The state has already banned the use of such coverings for teachers. State Premier Winfried Kretschmann said that it was rare for school girls to wear burqas but that a ban was required for the exceptional cases. The new rule will apply to girls attending primary and secondary schools in the state” (para. 1-4). “Kretschmann added that such coverings, which are usually worn by conservative Muslim women and girls, do not belong in a free society, although...more
Feb. 6, 2021, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

“A German state has banned the use of burqas in school, saying that the full-face Islamic covering does not belong in a free society. Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany announced the ban on Tuesday. The state has already banned the use of such coverings for teachers. State Premier Winfried Kretschmann said that it was rare for school girls to wear burqas but that a ban was required for the exceptional cases. The new rule will apply to girls attending primary and secondary schools in the state” (para. 1-4). “Each German state has its own education ministry, and the 16 states have differing laws on headscarves in schools” (para. 15). “In 2015,...more
Feb. 6, 2021, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“Kretschmann added that such coverings, which are usually worn by conservative Muslim women and girls, do not belong in a free society, although he admitted that banning them at university level was a more complex matter” (para. 5). “The country's left-wing Green party has been divided on the issue, but in Baden-Württemberg, Green party leaders were in agreement with the CDU, with state party leaders Sandra Detzer and Oliver Hildenbrand referring to the burqa and the niqab as 'symbols of oppression.' Other party members have argued that a ban could stoke tensions and negatively impact cultural integration” (para. 7-8). “Hamburg's social-democratic education senator Ties Rabe immediately said that he would...more
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: Germany
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-4

In Germany in 2018, women comprised 22.7% of the police force.
Jan. 7, 2021, 5:47 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: RCDW-LAW-2

“Julia Klöckner, vice-chairman of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Party (CDU), stirred a public storm in Germany this week when she called for a ban of the full body Muslim veil in public spaces. "Burqas don’t stand for religious diversity," she told German media, "but for a degrading image of women." The politician referred to the German constitution, emphasizing that women and men are equal, and described the act of looking at other people’s faces as a key feature of an open society” (para. 1). “German politicians have repeatedly called for a ban on the burqa in the past months, following a ruling by the European Court of Justice which held...more
Jan. 7, 2021, 5:47 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“Julia Klöckner, vice-chairman of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Party (CDU), stirred a public storm in Germany this week when she called for a ban of the full body Muslim veil in public spaces. "Burqas don’t stand for religious diversity," she told German media, "but for a degrading image of women." The politician referred to the German constitution, emphasizing that women and men are equal, and described the act of looking at other people’s faces as a key feature of an open society” (para. 1). “German politicians have repeatedly called for a ban on the burqa in the past months, following a ruling by the European Court of Justice which held...more
Dec. 31, 2020, 5:10 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: ERBG-DATA-4

"In the Czech Republic, France and Poland, 20% of employed men also usually work for more than 50 hours per week, considerably more than in the other countries, including Germany, Hungary, Scandinavian countries and the Slovak Republic" (para 2).
Dec. 29, 2020, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“A German court has overturned a school's niqab ban after a 16-year-old girl was told she had to show her face to teachers…German education laws are made at state level rather than by the federal government, but the case is part of a wider debate across the country. High profile politicians in the conservative CDU, the economically liberal FDP and the far-right AfD have all voiced support for a niqab ban in the past, but others remain divided on the issue…Germany's Green party is however divided on the issue, with some in favour of a ban on the garment which covers a woman's face. ” (para 1, 8, 9, 11).more
Dec. 29, 2020, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1, RCDW-LAW-2

“A German court has overturned a school's niqab ban after a 16-year-old girl was told she had to show her face to teachers. The ruling on Monday…cannot be appealed…The teenager…has 'a right to unconditional protection of her freedom of belief' the statement added” (para 1, 2, 5). “The state parliament in…Schleswig-Holstein failed to pass a ban on full-face veils in its universities and colleges on Monday, after the Green Party voted against it… Each German state has its own education ministry, and the 16 states have differing laws on headscarves in schools” (para 10, 12). “In 2015, Germany's Constitutional Court overturned a blanket ban on teachers wearing [niqab]…ruling that it...more
Dec. 23, 2020, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Germany’s parliament voted to reject a law that would have created legally binding gender quotas for the supervisory boards of domestic companies" (para 2, para 3). "According to a consensus reached by the (Christian Democrats), a quota of 30 percent for the share of women (on boards) is planned" (para 9). "The original motion in the Bundestag called for a female quota to be introduced in two steps. It envisioned the creation of a minimum quota of 20 percent for supervisory boards starting in 2018. That figure would then increase to 40 percent in 2023. The Bundesrat, Germany’s upper legislative chamber representing the federal states, approved similar legislation last year"...more
Dec. 17, 2020, 7:35 p.m.
Countries: Germany, Netherlands
Variables: IRP-LAW-4

“In May, organizations that promote the rights of Italian sex workers sought to draw the government’s attention and get support, arguing that the pandemic showed the harm of forcing sex work underground. In other European countries, such as the Netherlands and Germany, sex workers can enter formal contracts with their clients. During the lockdown, those who were officially registered with the government were eligible for economic relief” (para. 10-11).
Nov. 21, 2020, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

11.3 percent of all active duty are female milary personnel