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Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Ireland, Sudan
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 11.5 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan, Ireland, Romania
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 11.7 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 9.2 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Most persons convicted received prison sentences of five to 12 years" (11). "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 proscribes 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" (13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age for marriage is 18 years. Persons under 18 must obtain the permission of the Circuit Family Court or the High Court to marry" (13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual, and Gender-Based Violence has funded NGO-led public awareness campaigns, including the “Man Up” campaign that featured high-level government figures. NGOs expressed continued concern over government funding cuts that they contended would hinder support services for victims of family violence, the lack of a comprehensive governmental program to collect data about domestic violence, and the lack of a mechanism to provide safe living quarters for migrant women experiencing domestic violence." (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"As of October 16, there were fewer prisoners than the official capacity of the system as a whole, although some individual facilities, especially those for women, exceeded capacity" (2).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and the government enforced the law" (11).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"During the year many countries in the EU and Southeast Europe experienced an unprecedented wave of migration from the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, consisting of a mix of asylum seekers/potential refugees, economic migrants, and trafficking victims, among others" (8).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:17 a.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" (13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: LO-LAW-1, IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"The law provides women the same legal status and rights as men, including rights under family law, property law, inheritance law, labor law, and in the judicial system" (13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:17 a.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 ($11,000), imprisonment for up to 14 years, or both...Police, Health Service Executive (the country’s public health service), Tusla, a child and family agency formed in 2014, and NGOs were on heightened alert during school holidays. Teachers have begun receiving training in detecting signs that a child is in danger of FGM/C and are legally obligated to report to police or child protection services if a girl may be in danger or if FGM/C has...more
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"In 2013 the country enacted the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act to permit abortion in limited circumstances such as real and substantive risk to the life of the pregnant women. Some international and national organizations have raised concerns about the lack of legal and medical clarity in implementing the Act" (13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to the director of public prosecution’s most recent report, in 2013 there were 86 prosecutions for sexual offenses, resulting in 75 convictions" (11).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:17 a.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,” which prohibit an offender from entering the family home for up to three years...The law covers cohabiting couples, including same-sex couples and parents with a child in common, but not individuals in intimate relationships who have not cohabited. " (11-12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law considers forced labor to be human trafficking. The penalty for human trafficking is up to life imprisonment and an unlimited fine" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"During the year there were no reported cases of FGM/C" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"NGOs expressed continued concern over...the lack of a mechanism to provide safe living quarters for migrant women experiencing domestic violence" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Anyone found guilty of violating a barring or protection order may receive a fine of up to 4,000 euros ($4,400), a prison sentence of 12 months, or both" (11). "The government permitted domestic violence to be included among factors affecting child custody decisions" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The constitution and law prohibit discrimination. The nine grounds under which the law prohibits discrimination are sex, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race, and membership in the Traveller community. The government generally enforced these prohibitions" (11).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities enforced the law" (13). "The law provides a sentence of a fine of up to 31,000 euros ($34,100), a prison sentence of up to 14 years, or both for a person convicted of allowing a child to be used for pornography. For producing, distributing, printing, or publishing child pornography, the maximum penalty is 1,900 euros ($2,100), 12 months’ imprisonment, or both" (14).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:17 a.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. Authorities effectively enforced the law when sexual harassment was reported to them. 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 ($44,000), whichever is greater. The law prohibits harassment and sexual harassment not only in employment but also in the supply of, and access to, goods and services." (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The law prohibits all forms of forced or compulsory labor, but there were reports of forced labor in the country. The government effectively enforced the law, but it was unclear how many, if any, labor traffickers were convicted during the year…The law considers forced labor to be human trafficking" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Other reported human rights problems included...unequal pay and promotions for women in the workplace" (1). "Inequalities in pay and promotions, although prohibited by law, persisted in both the public and private sectors" (13).
Aug. 31, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

“The Committee is particularly concerned at: The persistent gender wage gap, partly because women work part-time owing to family responsibilities” (11)
Aug. 31, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

“Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution (also known as the Eighth Amendment), which protects the right to life of the unborn and therefore unduly restricts access to abortion, has not been amended” (3)
Aug. 31, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

“The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to combat discriminatory gender stereotypes and harmful practices such as female genital mutilation following the adoption of the Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilation) Act in April 2012” (6)
Aug. 31, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

“Health-care providers and pregnancy counsellors cannot freely provide information on abortion for fear of being prosecuted for violating the Regulation of Information Act of 1995” (12)
Aug. 31, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“rural women face difficulties in accessing social services including access to public transport, childcare, health-care services, employment, education and training” (14)
Aug. 31, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

“The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts in improving its policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption of . . . the second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (2015- 2018)” (2)