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July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law does not specify the minimum age for consensual sex, but it provides for eight to 15 years in prison as punishment for individuals who force boys or girls under age 18 to have sexual intercourse" (p. 33).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Family abuse occurred for 62 percent of children" (p. 33).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape" (p. 31).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"NGOs estimated that more than 400 women died annually as a result of violence sustained from their spouses. Prosecutors reported a significantly smaller number, stating that 36 women died in 2016 as a result of domestic violence" (p. 31).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law sets the maximum sentence for spousal assault and battery at 10 years in prison, the same as for any assault. The law also permits prohibiting offenders from living with the victim if the perpetrator has somewhere else to live, allows victims of domestic violence to receive appropriate care regardless of the place of residence, and replaces financial penalties with administrative arrest if paying fines was hurting victims as well as perpetrators" (p. 31).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Many couples first married in mosques and then registered officially when the bride reached the legal age. The government did not take any action to address the issue" (p. 33).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Perpetrators convicted of sexual offenses against minors receive a lifetime ban on working with children" (p. 33).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"36 women died in 2016 as a result of domestic violence" (p. 31).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age for marriage is 18, but it may be reduced to 16 in the case of pregnancy or mutual agreement" (p. 33).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes the production and distribution of child pornography and provides administrative penalties to cover the sale of pornographic materials to minors. The country retains administrative penalties for child pornography" (p. 33).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 32).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Police intervened in family disputes only when they believed the abuse was life threatening. Police often encouraged the two parties to reconcile" (p. 31).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived both by birth within the country’s territory and from one’s parents. The government registers all births upon receipt of the proper paperwork, which can come from the parents, other interested persons, or the medical facility where the birth occurred. Children born to undocumented mothers were denied birth certificates" (p. 32).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: LRW-LAW-2, LRCM-LAW-2

"The punishment for rape, including spousal rape, ranges from three to 15 years’ imprisonment" (p. 32).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"According to the NGO League of Women of Creative Initiative, 2,000-3,000 early and forced marriages occurred annually" (p. 33).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, there were 28 crisis centers in 2016. They received 20 percent of their funding from the government and 80 percent through international grants from NGOs" (p. 31).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law prescribes a prison sentence of eight to 10 years for kidnapping. A person who voluntarily releases an abductee is absolved of criminal responsibility; because of this law, a typical bride kidnapper is not necessarily held criminally responsible" (p. 31).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Significant salary gaps between men and women (67 percent) remained a serious problem" (p. 32).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Legislation identifies various types of domestic violence, such as physical, psychological, sexual, and economic, and outlines the responsibilities of local and national governments and NGOs in providing support to domestic violence victims. The law also outlines mechanisms for the issuance of restraining orders and provides for the 24-hour administrative detention of abusers" (p. 31).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"No law protects women from sexual harassment, and only force or taking advantage of a victim’s physical helplessness carries criminal liability in terms of sexual assault. In no instance was the law used to protect the victim, nor were there reports of any prosecutions" (p. 32).
June 10, 2019, 3:56 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"26.2% of seats in the parliament of Kazakhstan are held by women" (para 4).
June 8, 2019, 3:39 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"In September 2017, at the beginning of the new school year, schools in some Regions of Kazakhstan banned girls wearing headscarves from further attendance." (para 3). "Mirzhan Gabdullin, a legal scholar who lives in Oral (Uralsk) in West Kazakhstan Region, prepared the suit for court. "My daughter wants to wear her headscarf to go to school," he told Forum 18. "She won't take it off just to be able to go to school." He complains that none of Oral's 46 state secondary schools will take girls if they are wearing headscarves." (para 4). "In early April 2018, a Muslim resident of West Kazakhstan Region failed to overturn in court a...more
June 8, 2019, 3:39 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"In September 2017, at the beginning of the new school year, schools in some Regions of Kazakhstan banned girls wearing headscarves from further attendance. More schools started banning girls in headscarves in January 2018. Education officials and schools argued that headscarves violate the January 2016 Education and Science Ministry instruction on compulsory school uniforms, which does not allow clothes which demonstrate a religious adherence." (para 3). "Both he and the Justice Ministry official who participated in the same cases refused to say why an accommodation over the compulsory school uniform cannot be made to allow girls to wear headscarves for religious or cultural reasons." (para 5). ""Wearing a headscarf is...more
June 8, 2019, 3:39 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-2

"In September 2017, at the beginning of the new school year, schools in some Regions of Kazakhstan banned girls wearing headscarves from further attendance. More schools started banning girls in headscarves in January 2018. Education officials and schools argued that headscarves violate the January 2016 Education and Science Ministry instruction on compulsory school uniforms, which does not allow clothes which demonstrate a religious adherence." (para 3). "However, as early as 2013, some schools banned girls from attending if they were wearing headscarves. A father in Aksai in West Kazakhstan Region challenged through the local court the school which had rejected his daughter. He argued that the ban amounted to discrimination...more
June 8, 2019, 3:39 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3, SRACE-PRACTICE-1

""I've had my drums torn in rehearsal spaces," she adds. "I've been publicly called out and asked why I would put a drum between my legs. I was once questioned how I could do that and, after having that conversation, this man made me feel like I was dirty to put something between my legs." (para 9). "Now unstoppable, she and her blend of Afrobeat, reggae, jazz and Kenyan beats are at the heart of the Nile Project — an initiative uniting communities along Africa's longest river. She's also been named a TED Fellow, giving talks alongside other global "inspiring visionaries."" (para 12). ""It's not about genders anymore, it's about...more
June 8, 2019, 3:39 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"One major milestone for Mutua came in 2014 when she was chosen among other artists to represent her country at the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington. That, she says, marked a shift in attitudes among Kenyans." (para 18).
June 8, 2019, 3:39 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"This is a defiant act in Mutua's native Kenya, where it's taboo for women to drum." (para 4). ""There's been a ton of problems I've faced as a female percussionist," she tells CNN." (para 6). "While her ability seems effortless, growing up in part of the world where it's often forbidden for women to play such a symbolically potent musical instrument, the 29-year-old has had to work hard for recognition." (para 7). ""Drumming has been a subject of taboo to women in Africa and me rising as a percussionist and going publicly with it and making a living out of it is problematic to some people," she says." (para 8)....more
June 8, 2019, 3:39 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

"Some Muslim parents stopped sending their daughters to school after the ban on headscarves in schools was brought in. Those who could afford it have moved to other cities where the ban is not enforced or send their daughters to privately-run schools (which are allowed). Others have enrolled their daughters in online education, mainly from Russian providers. A few parents have chosen to emigrate with their families." (para 18).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Comoros, D R Congo, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Morocco, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 1, 2019, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador, Kazakhstan, New Zealand
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-3

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