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April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In 2016 Telefono Azzurro, an NGO that advocates for children’s rights, received approximately 4,000 reports of child abuse" (p. 14).
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"Minor cases of verbal sexual harassment in public are punishable by up to six months’ incarceration and a fine of up to 516 euros ($619)"(p. 14).
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Women were mayors in only 14 percent of all cities and towns" (p. 21).
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"NGOs, including Parsec, On the Road, and Save the Children, claimed that some of the Nigerian women detained in expulsion centers were victims of trafficking" (p. 10).
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-1, DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes the physical abuse of women (including by family members), provides for the prosecution of perpetrators of violence against women, and helps shield abused women from publicity" (P. 13).
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (P. 14).
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"It is a crime punishable by up to 12 years’ imprisonment" (p. 14).
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"Between January and July, 50 women were killed by their partners" (p. 13).
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"FGM/C was a problem in some immigrant communities... The Department for Equal Opportunities operated a hotline for victims and other affected parties who requested the support of authorities and NGOs" (P. 14).
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum age for marriage is 18, but juvenile courts may authorize marriages for individuals as young as 16. According to NGOs, hundreds of women were victims of forced marriages" (P. 14).
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"A specific law on stalking includes mandatory detention for acts of sexual violence, including by partners" (p. 13).
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2

"The prescribed penalty for rape, including spousal rape, is five to 12 years in prison" (p. 13).
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"A child acquires citizenship automatically when the parents are citizens, when the parents of children born in the country’s territory are unknown or stateless, or when the parents are foreigners whose countries of origin do not recognize the citizenship of their children born abroad. Citizenship is also granted if a child is abandoned in the country and in cases of adoption" (P. 14).
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Between January and July, police received 2,333 reports of cases of sexual violence and arrested 2,438 alleged perpetrators. According to a 2016 study by the national statistical agency, ISTAT, 31.5 percent of women between the ages of 16 and 70 were victims of physical or sexual violence" (p. 13).
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"Independent observers and the government estimated at least 3,500 foreign minors were victims of sexual exploitation. According to the Ministry of Justice, through September 15, authorities arrested 174 persons (159 citizens and 15 foreigners) for exploiting minors for prostitution" (p.14).
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Judicial protective measures for violence occurring within a family allow for an ex parte application to a civil court judge in urgent cases. Police officers and judicial authorities prosecuted perpetrators of violence against women, but survivors frequently declined to press charges due to fear, shame, or ignorance of the law" (p. 13).
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Department of Equal Opportunity operated a hotline for victims of violence seeking immediate assistance and temporary shelter. The department also operated a hotline for victims of stalking. From January to November 31, the hotline received 29,939 calls" (p. 13).
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"According to Eurostat, in 2015 women’s gross hourly earnings were on average 5.5 percent lower than those of men" (p. 21).
April 18, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: IIP-LAW-1

"The constitution provides for freedom of internal movement, foreign travel, emigration, and repatriation, and the government generally respected these rights" (p. 9).
April 7, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Italy provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Italy can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Italy can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women can work in the same industries as men (99). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Italy can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Italy can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Italy law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Italy can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (99). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (99). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in Italy, but discrimination based on marital status is not (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Italy (99).
April 7, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Italy (99).