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Latest items for Italy

Dec. 20, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Italian officials said cases of violence against women have dropped significantly over the years. In 2016, reports of domestic violence decreased by 23 percent, while instances of women murdered by their partners dropped by 5 percent, according to the interior ministry" (para 11).
Dec. 20, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The court ruled that the 'violence inflicted upon (them) should be considered as being grounded on sex and that it consequently amounted to a form of discrimination against women.' ECHR ordered Italy to pay 40,000 euros ($42,000) to the woman for damages, costs and expenses related to the case" (para 6-7). Italy is subject to the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights (EJ-Coder Comment). "The EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), which advises member states on basic legal rights such as freedom of expression and the right to equality, reported in 2014 that roughly one in five women across the bloc experienced physical or sexual violence from a partner" ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Following a visit in 2012, the UN special rapporteur on violence against women Rashida Manjoo called on Italian authorities to address structural inequalities and the country's fragmented legal framework that she said facilitates violence against women" (para 9).
Dec. 20, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"'Most manifestations of violence are under-reported in the context of a family-oriented and patriarchal society where domestic violence is not always perceived as a crime,' Manjoo said. 'There is economic dependency and there are perceptions that the state response to such complaints will not be appropriate or helpful'" (para 10).
Dec. 20, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday ruled that Italy failed to protect a mother and son from multiple accounts of domestic violence spanning less than two years" (para 1). "Italian authorities created a 'situation of impunity conducive to the recurrence of the acts of violence, which had then led to the attempted murder' of a wife and the death of her son, the court [European Court of Human Rights] said in a press statement" (para 2). "Police responded to at least four accounts of domestic violence in less than 18 months involving the married couple. But the court found that Italian authorities did not provide "appropriate protection" ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, MURDER-LAW-1

"Italy has struggled to combat violence against women for decades. In 1981, Italy formally outlawed reduced sentences for "honor" killings. Before that, a man who killed his spouse, daughter or sister after "discovering her in illegitimate carnal relations" would receive a reduced sentence of three to seven years" (para 8).
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Austria, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cape Verde, Chad, China, Colombia, D R Congo, East Timor, Ecuador, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Montenegro, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Serbia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 14 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Several towns in Italy have local bans on face-covering veils. The north-western town of Novara is one of several local authorities to have already brought in rules to deter public use of the Islamic veil. In the Lombardy region of Italy, a burka ban was agreed in December 2015 and came into effect in January 2016. Governments have discussed extending laws to impose penalties on Muslim face coverings, but these have not yet been enforced nationally. This sign in Varallo says that the Burqa, Niqab and Burqini are not allowed by communal decision. In 2004 local politicians in northern Italy resurrected old public order laws against the wearing of masks, ...more
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"Several towns in Italy have local bans on face-covering veils. The north-western town of Novara is one of several local authorities to have already brought in rules to deter public use of the Islamic veil. In the Lombardy region of Italy, a burka ban was agreed in December 2015 and came into effect in January 2016. Governments have discussed extending laws to impose penalties on Muslim face coverings, but these have not yet been enforced nationally. This sign in Varallo says that the Burqa, Niqab and Burqini are not allowed by communal decision. In 2004 local politicians in northern Italy resurrected old public order laws against the wearing of masks, ...more
Nov. 22, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

"Several towns in Italy have local bans on face-covering veils. The north-western town of Novara is one of several local authorities to have already brought in rules to deter public use of the Islamic veil. In the Lombardy region of Italy, a burka ban was agreed in December 2015 and came into effect in January 2016. Governments have discussed extending laws to impose penalties on Muslim face coverings, but these have not yet been enforced nationally. This sign in Varallo says that the Burqa, Niqab and Burqini are not allowed by communal decision. In 2004 local politicians in northern Italy resurrected old public order laws against the wearing of masks, ...more
Nov. 9, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"An anti-establishment newcomer, capitalizing on anger over political corruption and deteriorating city services, trounced Premier Matteo Renzi's candidate in Rome's mayoral runoff Sunday to become the first woman to head City Hall in the Italian capital" (para 1).
Oct. 26, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2, MURDER-DATA-2

"Italy, for example, recorded six attacks over a six-month period. Victims of these attacks were women and perpetrators were men, often former partners" (para 23).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

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Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

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Aug. 30, 2017, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Funding provisions to guarantee women’s land transactions. Several projects have been funded under Law 215 of 1992 on female entrepreneurship. However, funding remains limited and procedures are complex and costly. Only 17 percent of the applications under Law 215 obtain access to funds [FAO and Cotula, 2002]"
Aug. 24, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"Countries have recognized the problem [low birth rates] and recently snapped into action. ... Italy increased bonuses for having babies and backed labor laws granting more flexible parental leave" (para 17).
Aug. 24, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"Birthrates in the region [Southern Europe] have slid back almost to where they were before the crisis emerged in 2008. ... In Italy, ... birthrates have reverted to about 1.3" (para 7).
Aug. 24, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: BR-PRACTICE-1

"Approximately a fifth of women born in the 1970s are likely to remain childless in ... Italy, a level not seen since World War I, according to the Wittgenstein Center for Demography and Global Human Capital, based in Vienna" (para 6).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-4

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MARR-SCALE-3

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MARR-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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