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

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 6.4 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Italy, Solomon Islands
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 7.9 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 5.8 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, IRP-LAW-2

"'In Italy, we’re very good at the process of emergency reception—the humanitarian aspect,' Salvatore Vella, a prosecutor in the Sicilian city of Agrigento, told me. 'They arrive. We give them something to eat. We put them in a reception center. But after that? There is no solution. What do we do with these people?'” (para 109). Italy tries to treat trafficking victims with respect and compassion, but has no plan in place for providing for them past the point of reception (AA-CODER COMMENT). "The authorities listened to her story, then repatriated her to Benin City" (para 114). This is an example of a trafficked sex worker being returned to her...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-2

"The authorities listened to her story, then repatriated her to Benin City" (para 114). This is an example of a trafficked sex worker being returned to her country, but it is unclear if this is a typical procedure or not (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"According to Vella, the Sicilian prosecutor, violence against Nigerian prostitutes is rarely investigated, because 'the tendency, here in Italy, has been to not look at criminal organizations as long as they’re committing crimes only against non-Italians.' One consequence, he said, is that Nigerian gangs have spent at least fifteen years 'collecting vast sums of money, arming themselves,' and exploiting underage girls with impunity" (para 115).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"Italy is merely the entry point; from there, women are traded and sold to madams all over Europe" (para 84). This article is focusing on the trafficking of Nigerian women into Italy, mostly as sex workers (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

""Sex work is not a crime in Italy, but it attracts the attention of the police, so trafficking networks try to get residency permits for every girl they send to work on the streets" (para 100). Prostitution is not a crime, but the police still link it with other unsavory/illegal practices, which would influence society's general view of sex workers being inherently bad (AA-CODER COMMENT). "'There’s an extraordinary level of implicit racism here, and it’s evident in the fact that there are no underage Italian girls working the streets,' Father Enzo Volpe, a priest who runs a center for migrant children and trafficking victims, told me. 'Society dictates that it’s...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Sex work is not a crime in Italy, but it attracts the attention of the police, so trafficking networks try to get residency permits for every girl they send to work on the streets" (para 100).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Between 1994 and 1998, at least a hundred and sixteen Nigerian sex workers were murdered in Italy" (para 15).
June 26, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

In 2011, 27% of 503 GMAT test takers in Italy were female (8).
April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, Italy launched their national action plan in 2014 and it expired in 2016 (MB-Coder Comment).
March 7, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ERBG-DATA-4

"One in four Italian women do not return to work after giving birth. Those who keep working often see earnings drop more than 35 percent, according to INPS, Italy’s social security institute, mostly because mothers have to reduce working hours since child care and other support is so limited" (para 8).
March 7, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"But Ms. Roncetti lives on planet Italy, where working women receive little support from the government or from many public or private employers" (para 4). "The anti-establishment Five Star Movement offered bonuses to pay for diapers and day care" (para 13). "Enrica Maria Martino, who conducted a study for the social security institute, cited 'the rigidity of working hours, the scarcity of part-time opportunities and the inadequacy of child care provisions, together with a strong role division between men and women that still attributes women all family responsibilities' as obstacles to keeping mothers in the work force" (para 15). "Italy does offer generous maternity leave policies, but there are few...more
March 7, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"Italy has the second-lowest female employment rate in the European Union, according to Eurostat, ahead of only Greece" (para 8).
March 7, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"Italy has one of the lowest birthrates in Europe, and it hit a new low last year, less than half what it was during a baby boom in the 1960s" (para 19).
March 7, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

"Late last month, Silvio Berlusconi, the leader of the center-right party Forza Italia and a likely power broker after the elections, proposed a minimum pension for mothers, once they reach the retirement age of 67" (para 12).
March 7, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"They also receive relatively little attention: National elections are Sunday, but the issues that Italian women struggle with every day — like employment support, child care and equal pay — rarely enter the national political discussion...'This campaign is a perfect mirror image,' said Ms. Roncetti, who now cares for her two daughters and works as a freelancer. 'Politicians ignore our daily lives'" (para 5-7).
March 7, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ERBG-DATA-3

"One in four Italian women do not return to work after giving birth" (para 8). "In Germany, 75 percent of women with two children work. In Italy, the figure is 54 percent" (para 9).
March 7, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-1

"Enrica Maria Martino, who conducted a study for the social security institute, cited 'the rigidity of working hours, the scarcity of part-time opportunities and the inadequacy of child care provisions, together with a strong role division between men and women that still attributes women all family responsibilities' as obstacles to keeping mothers in the work force" (para 15). "Not many men take advantage of them, statistics show" (para 25).
March 7, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"Italy does offer generous maternity leave policies, but there are few safety nets once that leave is over" (para 16).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Decree on gender budgeting in public administrations, in June 2017, by which the impact of public policies on women and men will be assessed with regard to pay, services, unpaid time and work" (1).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Legislative Decree No. 24/2014, in March 2014, to implement Directive 2011/36/EU of the European Parliament and Council on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims" (2). "The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption of the following: ... (b) National action plan against trafficking in and serious exploitation of persons, covering the period 2016-2021, in February 2016" (2). "The Committee welcomes the adoption of the national action plan against trafficking in and serious exploitation of persons, covering the period 2016-2021. It remains concerned,...more
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"Women in politics are often targets of sexist attacks and harassment because of their gender and face negative cultural attitudes and gender stereotypes within political parties and the media and among voters" (10).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, WAM-LAW-1

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to combat discriminatory gender stereotypes by promoting the sharing of household duties and parenting responsibilities and to address the stereotyped portrayal of women in the media by strengthening the role of the Advertising Self-Regulation Institute. Nevertheless, it notes with concern: (a) The entrenched stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, perpetuating traditional roles of women as mothers and housewives and undermining their social status and educational and career prospects; (b) The limited measures taken to eliminate stereotypes in the education system, including in school curricula and textbooks; (c) The growing influence of men’s organizations...more
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: CUST-PRACTICE-1

"Services and rights are inconsistently applied among districts in cases of failure by the father to pay child maintenance" (17).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party for its remarkable and sustained efforts to rescue at sea and receive, host and provide protection and assistance to high numbers of persons fleeing armed conflict or persecution. It also welcomes the inclusion of gender-based persecution as grounds for recognition of refugee status. The Committee is, however, concerned that the support from European Union member States has been insufficient to alleviate the efforts of the State party and the host community. It is further concerned about: (a) The lack of a comprehensive and harmonized framework, including clear procedures, guidelines and standards, for the identification of and provision of assistance to individuals with specific needs...more
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"The limited availability and accessibility of abortion services owing to the...the lack of health centres providing these services, leading pregnant women to undergo unsafe abortions" (14).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee is concerned about: … the increased cost of the new generation of contraceptives" (14).
Feb. 14, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MULV-DATA-1

"The high number of women leaving the workforce after childbirth, the difficulties in re-entering the labour market and the fact that, the reforms notwithstanding, the amount of parental leave taken by men remains very low" (13).