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Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Niger, North Korea, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

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Oct. 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Articles 323A and 351 of the criminal code criminalized sex and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine between €10,000 ($11,470) to €50,000 ($57,340) for offenses involving an adult victim, and a minimum of 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine between €50,000 ($57,340) to €100,000 ($114,680) for those involving a child victim. These penalties were sufficiently stringent and, with regard to sex trafficking, commensurate with those for serious crimes, such as rape" (219).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"Victims who did not apply for official recognition could receive a residence and work permit by applying for asylum or for a residence permit on humanitarian grounds; the government issued 10 residence permits and renewed an additional 13 for certified victims but the government did not provide statistics about residence permits or granting of asylum to victims who lacked official recognition. The process to receive residence permits was difficult without an attorney and took time, but the government granted victims a temporary document that prevented deportation or detainment. The government may have deported, detained, or restricted freedom movement of some trafficking victims due to inadequate identification efforts. Experts reported a...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Greece, and traffickers exploit victims from Greece abroad. Traffickers operating in Greece are primarily Greeks and other Western and Eastern Europeans but some are also from Central Asia. Traffickers subject some women and children from Eastern and Southern Europe, South and Central Asia, China, Georgia, Nigeria, and Russia to sex trafficking in unlicensed brothels, on the street, in strip clubs, in massage salons, and in hotels (...) Unaccompanied children, primarily from Afghanistan, engage in survival sex and are vulnerable to trafficking. Refugee and migrant women, especially those living in the island RICs, were highly vulnerable...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"In Greece, the Anti-Trafficking Unit of the Hellenic Police Unit maintains several teams of officers across Greece that investigate human trafficking and other crimes and also conduct joint inspections with labor inspectors and social workers" (18). "The Government of Greece does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Greece remained on Tier 2. These efforts included the anti-trafficking unit making robust investigative efforts, such as joint inspections with labor inspectors and social workers, and the government officially launching a multi-disciplinary national referral mechanism with appropriate...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government identified 31 victims (38 in 2017); 30 were victims of sex trafficking and one of forced labor (35 sex trafficking and three forced begging in 2017); 22 were adults and nine children (24 adults and 14 children in 2017); 27 female and four male (34 were female and four male); five were Greek victims and 26 foreign victims (four Greeks and 34 foreign victims in 2017)" (220).
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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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).