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

In 2011, 46% of 755 GMAT test takers in Greece were female (8).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Domestic violence is a crime with penalties of from two to 10 years’ imprisonment" (20).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"According to European Commission data released in November, the overall gender earnings gap in the country was 45.2 percent" (21).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"Amendments to this law grant a residency permit on humanitarian grounds to nonEU nationals in the following categories: victims of human trafficking not covered by existing antitrafficking laws" (11).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In December the General Secretariat for Gender Equality (GSGE) reported that its hotline for female victims of violence received more than 18,000 calls from March 2011 to December 2014" (20). The presence of a secretariat indicates a higher-level government entity is focused on women's issues (AA-CODER COMMENT).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: MARR-LAW-5

"The government recognizes sharia (Islamic law) as the law regulating family and civil concerns of the Muslim minority of Thrace. Muslims married by a government-appointed mufti are subject to sharia family law. Members of the Muslim minority also have the right to civil marriage and to take cases to civil court" (7). "The government recognizes sharia applied by muftis as the law regulating family and civic matters for the Muslim minority of Thrace, with local courts routinely ratifying the muftis’ decisions. Muslims married by a government-appointed mufti are subject to sharia family law. Members of the Muslim minority also have the right to a civil marriage and the right to...more
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"During the year arrivals of migrants and asylum seekers from outside the region, primarily from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, increased dramatically, stretching the ability of authorities to provide protection and basic services. UNHCR estimated that, as of December 31, 851,319 migrants and asylum seekers arrived during the year, the vast majority by sea to the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos, and Leros." (11).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Penalties range from five to 20 years’ imprisonment...Authorities generally enforced the law effectively. Conviction rates for rape were low for first-time offenders, but sentences were robust for repeat offenders" (20). "In cases where a victim is under 10, there is a mandatory sentence of at least 10 years’ imprisonment; if the victim is between the ages of 10 and 13, up to 10 years’ imprisonment. If the victim is between ages 13 and 15, the court determines the length of imprisonment" (24).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Amendments to this law grant a residency permit on humanitarian grounds to nonEU nationals in the following categories: …victims of domestic violence…" (11). "Domestic violence is a crime with penalties of from two to 10 years’ imprisonment" (20).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Data on prosecutions, convictions, and prison sentences for rape and domestic violence crimes were unavailable" (20).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment and provides penalties ranging from two months to five years in prison" (21).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

"A law adopted December 24 provided same sex cohabitating couples the right to enter into civil union partnerships" (29-30).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is a crime" (20).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The ombudsman noted the absence of a policy against sexual harassment in most businesses and workplaces, private and public, underlining that employers were often ignorant of their obligations under the law when employees file sexual harassment complaints" (21). "In March the ombudsman reported an overall increase in reported cases of gender discrimination in public sector employment in 2014. Most reported cases involved illegal dismissal from employment and changes in work terms imposed by the employer due to pregnancy" (34).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"The government recognizes sharia (Islamic law) as the law regulating family and civil concerns of the Muslim minority of Thrace. Muslims married by a government-appointed mufti are subject to sharia family law. Members of the Muslim minority also have the right to civil marriage and to take cases to civil court" (7).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"An unknown number of Roma were believed not to be registered to vote" (17). There are significant barriers facing the Roma people, and by extension their women, in terms of political activity and participation (AA-CODER COMMENT).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal age for marriage is 18...State-appointed muftis in Thrace noted that the marriage of children under the age of 15 was not allowed and that marriages involving minors between the ages of 16 and 18 required a prosecutor’s decision" (23).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"On July 14, the GSGE signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Culture, Education, and Religious Affairs for joint awareness-raising projects on gender equality for teachers at the preschool and primary school levels" (21).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2

"In December the General Secretariat for Gender Equality (GSGE) reported that its hotline for female victims of violence received more than 18,000 calls from March 2011 to December 2014. The government and NGOs made medical, psychological, social, and legal support available to rape survivors. EKKA operated a hotline that provided referrals and psychological counseling for individuals in need of help. The government operated 21 shelters for victims of violence and 25 counseling and support services centers. The GSGE also oversaw 15 separate centers in each governing region" (20).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The constitution and law prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, religion, political beliefs, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, age, language, and HIV-positive status" (20). "The constitution provides for equality between women and men" (21).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived from one’s parents at birth; a single parent may confer citizenship on a child...On July 9, the parliament amended the law granting citizenship to migrant children born in the country; the previous legislation was deemed unconstitutional by a Council of State decision in 2013. Under the amendment, children born to foreign parents in the country and abroad can apply for citizenship, contingent upon the parents’ legal status in the country and tied to certain educational requirements for the child. For example, a child born in the country to a parent who resided legally in the country for five years prior to the child’s birth qualifies for citizenship...more
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Based on data from the European Commission in January, the average share of women in the boards of the largest listed companies registered in Greece was 8.9 percent" (21).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Rape, including spousal rape, is a crime" (20). "On December 24, the law was amended to establish 15 as the legal age of consent. The law criminalizes sex with children under the age of 15" (24). "On December 24, the law was amended to establish 15 as the legal age of consent, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Prior to the amendment, the legal age of consent was 15 for heterosexual sex and 17 for sexual intercourse between men; the law did not specify an age of consent for sex between women" (30).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1, IAW-LAW-1

"The media reported that, on March 14, the Supreme Court upheld a prior sharia law ruling from 2013 rejecting civil law provisions in an estate case. The court ruled that the deceased individual’s sister-in-law, under sharia law in Thrace, could claim part of her brother’s real estate property even though he had named his wife as full beneficiary in his public will and testament filed in a civil court" (22).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Women enjoy the same legal status and rights as men under family, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance laws, with exceptions related to the practice of sharia law involving the Muslim minority of Thrace" (21).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"While official statistics were unavailable, NGOs reported that child marriage was common in the small Romani community, with Romani girls often marrying between the ages of 15 and 17 (some as young as 13) and Romani boys marrying between the ages of 15 and 20...There were a limited number of marriages of children under 18 in Athens and among the Muslim minority, performed with the permission of a prosecutor." (23).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"Authorities generally enforced the law with harsher penalties of up to life imprisonment and a fine of up to 500,000 euros ($550,000). During the first half of the year, police investigated 51 internet child pornography cases" (24). The "law" in this statement refers to laws regarding child exploitation and child pornography (AA-CODER COMMENT).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Authorities generally enforced the law effectively. Conviction rates for rape were low for first-time offenders, but sentences were robust for repeat offenders" (20).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"There were no laws or cultural practices preventing women from participating in political life" (17).
June 5, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography and imposes penalties if the crime was committed using information and communications technology accessed from the country" (24).