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June 25, 2019, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: DV-DATA-1

According to data in the first box on the page, 19% of women experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence in their lifetimes. 6% experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence in the 12 months preceding the survey (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
June 18, 2019, 8:29 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The legal age of consent is 15. The law criminalizes sex with children under the age of 15" (p. 22).
June 18, 2019, 8:29 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law prohibits corporal punishment and mistreatment of children" (p. 21).
June 18, 2019, 8:29 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Police recorded 68 rapes and 29 attempted rapes from January to June, a decrease compared with the same period in 2016. Police claimed to have identified the perpetrators in 82 percent of these cases" (p. 19).
June 18, 2019, 8:29 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2

"Domestic violence is a crime with penalties from two to 10 years’ imprisonment" (p. 19).
June 18, 2019, 8:29 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"On April 23, media reported an NGO employee’s allegation that in Athens there were Muslim girls forced by their families and communities to be subjected to female genital mutilation. The NGO employee said that such practices took place in apartments in central Athens and that there were major health risks. On May 3, the head of the Supreme Court ordered the Athens first instance court prosecutor to initiate a preliminary judicial investigation of the matter" (p. 20).
June 18, 2019, 8:29 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 20).
June 18, 2019, 8:29 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"On February 21, the national employment agency announced that more than 60 percent of registered unemployed persons were women" (p. 21).
June 18, 2019, 8:29 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is a crime punishable by penalties ranging from five to 20 years’ imprisonment. The law applies equally to all survivors, regardless of their sex" (p. 19).
June 18, 2019, 8:29 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"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. 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. A limited, yet unknown, number of marriages of children under 18 occurred in Athens and among the Muslim minority, with the permission of a prosecutor" (p. 21 - 22).
June 18, 2019, 8:29 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Welfare laws provide for treatment and prevention programs for abused and neglected children as well as for alternative family care or institutionalization. Government-run institutions were understaffed, however, and NGOs complained of insufficient places for all children who required alternate placement, including for unaccompanied minors who by law are entitled to special protection and should be housed in special shelters" (p. 21).
June 18, 2019, 8:29 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived from one’s parents at birth; a single parent may confer citizenship on a child. Parents are obliged to register their children within 10 days of birth. The law allows belated birth registration but imposes a fine" (p. 21).
June 18, 2019, 8:29 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal age for marriage is 18" (p. 21).
June 18, 2019, 8:29 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography and imposes penalties if the crime was committed using technology in the country" (p. 22).
June 18, 2019, 8:29 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" (p. 20).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, East Timor, Egypt, Eritrea, Fiji, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Laos, Lesotho, Macedonia, Maldives, Mali, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Taiwan, Ukraine
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Greece (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Greece (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 44% of the total labor force in Greece (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Greece provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Greece provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Greece can work the same night hours as men. Women can work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men (90). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Greece, there is no legislation designating who can legally hold head of household status (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Greece is free and compulsory (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Greece law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in Greece is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment, but not in education. There are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Greece can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women can work in the same industries as men (90). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Greece (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Greece can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (90). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Greece, but discrimination based on marital status is not (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Greece (90).
April 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Greece (90).