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May 16, 2019, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"'This new provision sends a message that society will no longer tolerate the appalling breach of trust committed by one partner against the other in an intimate context.'" (para 10).
May 16, 2019, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"A 2016 survey on gender-based violence found that 77 per cent of Irishmen regarded domestic violence against women as either 'fairly' or 'very' common in their country." (para 4). "One in four said they had at least one person in their family or circle of friends who had been a victim of any form of domestic violence." (para 4). "However, in a seperate survey of women only, more than 40 per cent reported knowing a victim of domestic violence in their family or circle of friends." (para 6).
May 16, 2019, 3:38 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Ireland has introduced new domestic violence laws making psychological and emotional abuse of a partner or spouse a criminal offence" (para 1). "'Coercive control' became a criminal offence in Ireland as of this week, when the Domestic Violence Act 2018 came into effect." (para 3). "'The new offence of coercive control recognises that the effect of non-violent control in an intimate relationship can be as harmful to victims as physical abuse because it is an abuse of the unique trust associated with an intimate relationship." (para 8). "'Another important provision will ensure that an intimate relationship between victim and perpetrator must be regarded as an aggravating factor in sentencing for...more
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Georgia, Guyana, Honduras, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mauritania, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Panama, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"A 2014 Garda Inspectorate review found that police did not always correctly record domestic violence cases" (11).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities enforced the law. Conviction of trafficking of children and taking a child from home for sexual exploitation carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. A person convicted of meeting a child for the purpose of sexual exploitation faces a maximum penalty of 14 years’ imprisonment. The Criminal Law (Sexual Offenses) Act enacted in February set a maximum fine of 5,000 euros ($6,000). The law provides for a fine of up to 31,000 euros ($37,200), a prison sentence of up to 14 years, or both for a person convicted of allowing a child to be used for...more
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The law provides women the same legal status and rights as men" (12).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-PRACTICE-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government enforced the law. Most persons convicted received prison sentences of five to 12 years" (11).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment not only in employment but also in the supply of, and access to, goods and services" (12).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (12).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Most persons convicted received prison sentences of five to 12 years" (11).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"The law also provides for parental and maternity leave, caregiver’s leave, and adoptive leave" (18).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes engaging in, or attempting to engage in, a sexual act with a child younger than 17. The maximum sentence in such cases is five years in prison, which can increase to 10 years if the accused is a person in authority, such as a parent or teacher. The law additionally prohibits any person from engaging in, or attempting to engage in, a sexual act with a juvenile younger than 15; the maximum sentence is life imprisonment" (12).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities enforced the law" (13).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"A person born after 2004 on the island of Ireland (including Northern Ireland) is automatically a citizen if at least one parent was an Irish citizen, a British citizen, a resident of either Ireland or Northern Ireland entitled to reside in either without time limit, or a legal resident of Ireland or Northern Ireland for three of the four years preceding the child’s birth (excluding time spent as a student or an asylum seeker)" (12).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and/or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (10).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"Authorities register births immediately" (12).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"The law prohibits FGM/C for women and girls. The maximum penalty for performing FGM/C in the country or taking a girl to another country to undergo the procedure is a fine of up to 10,000 euros ($12,000), imprisonment for up to 14 years, or both" (12).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Authorities effectively enforced the law when sexual harassment was reported" (12).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes domestic violence. It authorizes prosecution of a violent family member and provides victims with 'safety orders,' which prohibit a person from engaging in violent actions or threats, and 'barring orders' (restraining orders), which prohibit an offender from entering the family home for up to three years" (11).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Conviction of trafficking of children and taking a child from home for sexual exploitation carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment" (13).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: LRCM-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government enforced the law" (11).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law obliges employers to prevent sexual harassment and prohibits employers from dismissing an employee for making a complaint of sexual harassment...The penalties can include an order requiring equal treatment in the future, as well as compensation for the victim up to a maximum of two years’ pay or 40,000 euros ($48,000), whichever is greater. The law prohibits sexual harassment not only in employment but also in the supply of, and access to, goods and services" (12).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government enforced the law" (11). "The law criminalizes engaging in, or attempting to engage in, a sexual act with a child younger than 17...The law additionally prohibits any person from engaging in, or attempting to engage in, a sexual act with a juvenile younger than 15" (12).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes domestic violence. It authorizes prosecution of a violent family member and provides victims with 'safety orders,' which prohibit a person from engaging in violent actions or threats, and 'barring orders' (restraining orders), which prohibit an offender from entering the family home for up to three years. Anyone found guilty of violating a barring or an interim protection order may receive a fine of up to 4,000 euros ($4,800), a prison sentence of 12 months, or both" (11).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age for marriage is 18 years, including for citizens who marry abroad. Persons under 18 must obtain a court exemption order" (13).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3, ERBG-DATA-1

"Inequalities in pay and promotions persisted in both the public and private sectors" (12).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1, LDS-PRACTICE-2

"NGOs alleged that employers subjected men and women to forced labor in construction, restaurant work, waste management, commercial fishing, car washes, and agriculture, as well as in private homes as domestic servants" (16).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"The Employment Equality Act 2015 eliminated certain exemptions for state- affiliated institutions. Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex community, divorcees, single parents working in state-owned or state- funded schools, and hospitals operated under religious patronage have the same legal protections against discrimination as workers in the private sector" (18).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The law bans discrimination in a wide range of employment and employment- related areas. It defines discrimination as treating one person in a less favorable way than another person based on color, political opinion, national origin, citizenship, social origin, language, or sex; civil status; family status; sexual orientation; religion; age; disability, including physical, intellectual, learning, cognitive, or emotional disability; HIV-positive status or other communicable diseases and a range of other medical conditions; or race and membership in the Traveller community (also see section 6). The law specifically requires equal pay for equal work or work of equal value" (18).