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Dec. 12, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 1.1 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 0.54 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Iran, Israel
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2014 was 0.58 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Belize, Benin, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Peru, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Turkey
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

11.0
Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, East Timor, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Trinidad/Tobago, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

2.0
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:06 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: ISSA-DATA-1

"According to estimates of the Welfare Ministry and organizations fighting against the sex trade, there are about 14,000 people in the sex trade, most of them women — about 3,000 of them are minors" (para 12).
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:06 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4, IRP-LAW-2

"The proposed law also determines that a significant budget of 105 million shekels ($28.5 million) from governmental apparatuses will be allocated to rehabilitate women engaged in prostitution as part of the system-wide action plan" (para 2).
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:06 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"A group of female Knesset members are also partner to Shaked’s achievement, from right to left; these are women who have been active for years in promoting legislation against clients of prostitution. They include Shuli Moalem-Refaeli (HaBayit HaYehudi), Aliza Lavie (Yesh Atid), Shelly Yachimovich (Zionist Camp) and former Meretz chairperson Zehava Gal-On, who put this bill on the top of her priority list as leader of the party. This group of female Knesset members adopted and led the approach that women in the sex trade are victims; therefore, the ones who should be punished are those who use their prostitution services...Shaked joined this approach and gave the bill an important...more
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:06 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"'The government is sending a clear message today to clients of prostitution: Trafficking in women and use of the services of a prostitute are unacceptable in every way,' Shaked declared after the bill was approved in the committee" (para 5). "Clients who use prostitution services serve to grease the wheels of the sex trade in Israel, an industry that is estimated to involve around 1.2 billion shekels ($330 million) a year" (para 8). "Knesset member Yachimovich, one of the leading old-timers in this struggle, praised the fact that the committee passed the bill and wrote, 'This is the beginning of the end of the era in which women can be...more
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:06 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"According to the bill, a fine of 1,500 shekels ($400) will be imposed for the first offense of paying for prostitution services, and 3,000 shekels for a repeat fine within three years. In addition, if a person receiving such a fine will turn to the courts and it turns out that he did commit the offense, the judges can increase the fine up to 75,300 shekels" (para 1). "According to Israeli law, prostitution itself is not a criminal offense; only activities connected to prostitution, like pimping and advertising prostitution services, are defined as criminal" (para 12).
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:06 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"In 1998, a law was passed in Israel against sexual harassment. At the time it was viewed as a very progressive law, first by women, and only recently it became one of the factors that enabled the anti-sexual harassment 'Me Too' movement in Israel. The 1998 law turned male sexual harassers into offenders under the law; this same outlook should be extended to prostitution clients" (para 16).
Nov. 17, 2018, 1:06 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"According to journalist Vered Lee from Haaretz newspaper, who tracks the phenomenon in Israel, the sex industry in Israel has changed in recent years. At the beginning of the 21st century, the industry was based on trafficking in women from the former Soviet Union" (para 14).
Nov. 13, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

1.0
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"Chair of the Central Elections Committee Salim Jubran cautioned the chairpersons of all political parties against issuing calls prohibiting women from standing for election. His statement followed an appeal that cited multiple incidents of threatening speech, including an ultra-Orthodox rabbi who stated that a woman who stood for election would lose her livelihood and have her children expelled from religious schools" (para 115). "Women faced significant cultural barriers in political parties representing conservative religious movements and the Arab minority, although elections during the year resulted in two female Knesset members represented on the Joint List" (para 117)
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"In the secular criminal and civil courts, women and men enjoy the same rights, but in some matters religious courts--responsible for adjudication of family law, including divorce--limit the rights of Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Druze women. Women and men who do not belong to a recognized religious group face additional discrimination" (para 153)
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"The 22-member cabinet included three women, and one woman and one Druze were deputy ministers; there were no Arabs" (para 117). "A government resolution requires ministers to appoint women to the directorates of government-owned companies until representation reaches 50 percent; at the end of 2014, women’s representation was at 44 percent (see also section 7.d.). The law requires that at least one of two governmental representatives on the Committee for Appointment of Religious Judges be a woman; in July authorities appointed seven men and four women to the committee" (para 156)
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The government reported that it opened 17,939 domestic violence cases in 2014, of which women brought 80 percent" (para 138)
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1

"The government effectively enforced rape laws. The government reported that in 2014 police opened 219 cases of spousal rape" (para 137)
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-DATA-1

"Cases of domestic homicides of women perpetrated in defense of family honor continued to occur within the Arab community, contributing to a disproportionate number of killings of Arab women (see also section 6, Women, Rape and Domestic Violence)" (para 147)
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"In ultra-Orthodox areas of Jerusalem, vandals damaged images of women participating in bat mitzvah celebrations in advertisements" (para 160)
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is a felony punishable by 16 years in prison, or up to 20 years’ imprisonment for rape under aggravated circumstances or if the perpetrator rapes or commits a sexual offense against a relative" (para 137). "The law prohibits sexual exploitation of a minor and sets a penalty of seven to 20 years in prison for violators, depending on the circumstances. The law prohibits child pornography. The minimum age for consensual sex is 16. Consensual sexual relations with a minor between the ages of 14 and 16 constitute statutory rape punishable by five years’ imprisonment" (para 174)
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"During the year family members killed or were alleged to have killed 10 women in what the government termed 'murders due to family disputes' and women’s rights groups termed 'femicides' For example, Tasnim Abu Kweidar, from an unrecognized Bedouin village, was killed in August, and NGOs alleged the details of her killing indicated 'family honor' might have been a motive" (para 139)
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"Other Harmful Traditional Practices: On August 20, Haaretz reported that the justice minister and the attorney general announced that 'steps will be taken to enforce the law against polygamy,' working collaboratively with social service providers" (para 146)
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"Reproductive Rights: Couples and individuals have the right to decide the number, spacing, and timing of having children; to manage their reproductive health; and to have access to the information and means to do so, free from discrimination, coercion, or violence. Social and religious pressure on women in Haredi communities often led them to seek approval from a rabbi to use contraception" (para 152)
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment is illegal but remained widespread. The law requires that suspected victims of harassment be informed of their right to assistance. Penalties for sexual harassment depend on the severity of the act and whether blackmail is involved. Police notified all known victims of their right to receive assistance from the Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel. The law provides that victims may be informed of the progress on their cases through a computerized system and information call center. The Central Bureau of Statistics conducted a poll for the Ministry of Public Security that indicated 98 percent of sexual harassment victims did not go to the police"...more
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to police in 2012, minors filed two-thirds of the more than 5,000 complaints of sex crimes. The most common offense against minors--more than 50 percent of the cases--was molestation. Approximately one-quarter of those complaints were for rape" (para 171)
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Authority for the Advancement of the Status of Women in the Prime Minister’s Office works to mainstream women’s participation in the government and private sector, and to combat sexual harassment and domestic violence. The authority requires every city, local council, and government ministry to have an adviser working to advance women’s issues" (para 156)
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"In Lod, a community where domestic violence has been a significant problem, police collaborated with the Ministry of Welfare to develop a response to Arab women at risk. This effort resulted in a reduction in the number of domestic homicides from 10 each year to two. NGOs, including Women Against Violence, Na’am, and The Abraham Fund Initiative, worked within Arab and mixed communities to counter femicide" (para 140). "News reports indicated a 47-percent decline in reports to authorities of sex offenses during the year; according to the Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel, the majority of rape victims did not report the crime to authorities due to social and...more
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Numerous domestic and international human rights groups operated without government restriction, investigating and publishing their findings on human rights cases. Government officials were generally cooperative, responsive to their views, and routinely invited NGOs critical of the government to participate in Knesset hearings on proposed legislation. Human rights NGOs have standing to petition the Supreme Court directly regarding governmental policies and may appeal individual cases to the Supreme Court. A unit in the Foreign Ministry maintained relations with certain international and domestic NGOs. Israeli and Palestinian NGOs, particularly those focused on human rights problems and critical of the government, asserted, however, that the government sought to intimidate and stigmatize them for...more
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-6, MARR-LAW-5

"Separate religious court systems adjudicate matters such as marriage and divorce for the Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and Druze communities. Each year an estimated 20,000 civil marriages, marriages of some non-Orthodox Jews, marriages in non-Orthodox ceremonies, marriages of a Jew to a non-Jew, or marriages of a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim must take place outside the country to be considered legal, because religious courts refuse to accept these marriages, and the country lacks a civil marriage law" (para 58)
Nov. 3, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Primary and secondary education is free and universal through age 17. The government continued implementing a 2007 law to make education compulsory through grade 12, but for budgetary reasons, a February 2014 decision by the Knesset Education Committee postponed implementation of the Compulsory Education Law (integrating children ages three to five) until the 2015-16 school year" (para 165)