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June 24, 2019, 5:26 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Statutory rape is a criminal offense punishable by five to 20 years in prison" (p. 26).
June 24, 2019, 5:26 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The minimum age of consensual sex is 16" (p. 26).
June 24, 2019, 5:26 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In 2015 UNICEF found that 30 percent of children in the country and 40 percent of ethnic Romani, Ashkali, and Egyptian children were victims of abuse" (p. 25).
June 24, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law treats domestic violence as a civil matter unless the victim suffers bodily harm. Failure to comply with a civil court’s judgment relating to a domestic violence case is a criminal and prosecutable offense, although prosecutions for this offense were rare" (p. 23).
June 24, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"According to a separate MICS report that focused on these communities, approximately 12 percent of children, mostly girls, married before the age of 15" (p. 25).
June 24, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"In civil proceedings, the law defines sexual harassment. While the criminal code includes the offense of sexual harassment, it does not contain a specific standard or definition. The code stipulates enhanced penalties for sexual harassment against vulnerable victims, including victims of sexual abuse. Varying internal procedures and regulations for reporting sexual harassment hampered implementation of these laws" (p. 24).
June 24, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children acquire citizenship from their parents or by virtue of birth in the country for children born to parents from certain minority communities whose citizenship was not documented" (p. 25).
June 24, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"A section of the Office of the Chief State Prosecutor helped to provide access to justice for victims of all crimes, with a special focus on victims of domestic violence, trafficking in persons, child abuse, and rape" (p. 23). "There were 10 shelters for victims of domestic violence" (p. 24).
June 24, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Child marriage was rare but continued in certain ethnic communities, including among Roma, Ashkalis, Egyptians, and Gorani" (p. 25).
June 24, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

"The law stipulates that the partners in marriage and civil unions have equal rights to own and inherit property, but men commonly inherited family property" (p. 25).
June 24, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape but does not specifically address spousal rape. By law rape is punishable by two to 15 years in prison" (p. 23).
June 24, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The law treats domestic violence as a civil matter unless the victim suffers bodily harm. Failure to comply with a civil court’s judgment relating to a domestic violence case is a criminal and prosecutable offense, although prosecutions for this offense were rare... Sentences were frequently lenient, ranging from judicial reprimands to imprisonment of six months to five years." (p. 23).
June 24, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape but does not specifically address spousal rape. By law rape is punishable by two to 15 years in prison. EULEX noted that courts often applied more penalties lighter than the legal minimum in rape cases, particularly in cases where the victim was a minor" (p. 23).
June 24, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"EULEX found that courts rarely took steps to protect victims and witnesses, nor did they close hearings to the public as required by law" (p. 23).
June 24, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"A section of the Office of the Chief State Prosecutor helped to provide access to justice for victims of all crimes, with a special focus on victims of domestic violence, trafficking in persons, child abuse, and rape" (p. 23).
June 24, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"According to the Kosovo Agency for Statistics, in 2012, the date of the most recent census, the male-to-female gender ratio at birth was 110.7 to 100" (p. 25).
June 24, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 24).
June 24, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits possession, production, and distribution of child pornography. Persons who produce, use, or involve a child in making or producing pornography may receive a prison sentence of one to five years. Distribution, promotion, transmission, offer, or display of child pornography is punishable by six months’ to five years’ imprisonment. Possession or procurement of child pornography is punishable by a fine or imprisonment of up to three years" 8p. 26).
June 24, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to the Kosovo Women’s Network, more than twothirds of women had been victims of domestic violence" (p. 23).
June 24, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape but does not specifically address spousal rape" (p. 23).
June 24, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"When victims pressed charges, police domestic violence units conducted investigations and transferred cases to prosecutors, though the rate of prosecution was low. Advocates and court observers asserted that prosecutors and judges favored family unification over victim protection, with protective orders sometimes allowing the perpetrator to remain in the family home while a case was pending" (p. 23).
June 24, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The law allows persons to marry at age 16" (p. 25).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, East Timor, Egypt, Eritrea, Fiji, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Laos, Lesotho, Macedonia, Maldives, Mali, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Taiwan, Ukraine
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 14, 2019, 8:27 a.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

According to the official website of the government Kosovo, 30.8% of seats in the lower/single house of Kosovo (37 out of 120 total seats) are held by women (CODER COMMENT - HGM).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Kosovo are not legally required to obey their husbands (103). In Kosovo, when determining how to legally administer marital property, both spouses must agree (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is prohibited in access to credit in Kosovo (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Kosovo (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Kosovo 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 (103). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Kosovo law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Kosovo is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment and in education. There are criminal penalties and civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Kosovo provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (103).