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Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Greece, Iceland
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 8.0 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Germany, Greece
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 3.8 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 2.3 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Fiji, Greece
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 5.0 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:35 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

The reported rape rate per 100,000 in 2015 was 1.11. This rate reflects the number of police-recorded offenses (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 81.2 years, with the average life expectancy being 78.7 years for men and 83.7 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 4.6 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 2.9 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Finland, Greece, Iceland, Poland
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 3 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 81.0 years, with the average life expectancy being 78.3 years for men and 83.6 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon, Greece, Honduras
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 4.9 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Burma/Myanmar, Greece
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 4.3 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 8.3 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:15 a.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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"There were no laws or cultural practices preventing women from participating in political life" (17).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:15 a.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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:15 a.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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:15 a.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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:15 a.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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:15 a.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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:15 a.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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:15 a.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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:15 a.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
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:15 a.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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:15 a.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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:15 a.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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:15 a.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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:15 a.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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:15 a.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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:15 a.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).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is a crime" (20).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:15 a.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).