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June 26, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Under the criminal code, it is illegal for persons ages 18 and older to have sexual relations with someone under age 16" (p. 24).
June 26, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The criminal code prohibits the sale of children, child trafficking, child prostitution and child pornography, as well as other sexual crimes against children" (p. 24).
June 26, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Many crimes against women went unreported due to psychological pressure, economic dependence, cultural traditions, fear of stigma, and apathy among law enforcement officers" (p. 22).
June 26, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Many crimes against women went unreported due to psychological pressure, economic dependence, cultural traditions, fear of stigma, and apathy among law enforcement officers" (p. 22).
June 26, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Children ages 16 and 17 may legally marry with the consent of local authorities, but the law prohibits civil marriages before age 16 under all circumstances" (p. 23 - 24).
June 26, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The criminal code prohibits the sale of children, child trafficking, child prostitution and child pornography, as well as other sexual crimes against children" (p. 24).
June 26, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-1

"Officially, women… made up approximately 6 percent of the police force" (p. 4).
June 26, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1, IIP-LAW-2

"According to the local NGO Shans, sexual harassment was widespread, especially in private-sector workplaces and among university students, but it was rarely reported or prosecuted. The law prohibits physical sexual assault but not verbal sexual harassment" (p. 23).
June 26, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"In 2013 the government strengthened the penalty for conviction of bride kidnapping to a maximum of 10 years in prison" (p. 22).
June 26, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Although prohibited by law, the practice of kidnapping women and girls for forced marriage continued. The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe estimated that each year 12,000 young women are kidnapped into forced marriages and 20 percent are raped in the process. Kidnapped brides are more likely to be victims of domestic abuse and are limited in their pursuit of education and employment. The negative effect of the practice extended to children of kidnapped brides"(p. 22).
June 26, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Penalties for domestic violence convictions range from fines to 15 years’ imprisonment, the latter if abuse resulted in death" (p. 21).
June 26, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The criminal code prohibits the sale of children, child trafficking, child prostitution and child pornography, as well as other sexual crimes against children. The law criminalizes the sale of persons and forced prostitution and provides penalties for conviction of up to 15 years in prison if the victim is a child" (p. 24).
June 26, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"The election code requires the names of male and female candidates be intermixed on party lists and that no more than 70 percent of candidates on a party list can be of the same gender. By law women must be represented in all branches of government and constitute no less than 30 percent of state bodies and local authorities. The law does not specify the level of the positions at which they must be represented" (p. 18 - 19).
June 26, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-2

"In 2015 HRW catalogued a range of violent forms of domestic violence and found that the government did not sufficiently investigate and prosecute cases, provide services and support for survivors, pursue protection, or penalize perpetrators" (p. 21).
June 26, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law specifically prohibits domestic violence and spousal abuse" (p. 21).
June 26, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe estimated that each year 12,000 young women are kidnapped into forced marriages and 20 percent are raped in the process" (p. 22).
June 26, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"The National Statistics Commission estimated that 15 percent of married women between the ages of 25 and 49 married before age 18, and 1 percent under the age of 15" (p. 24).
June 26, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Penalties for conviction of sexual assault range from three to eight years’ imprisonment. Prosecutors rarely brought rape cases to court. Police generally regarded spousal rape as an administrative, rather than a criminal, offense" (p. 21).
June 26, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The law provides for compulsory and free education for the first nine years of schooling or until age 14 or 15. Secondary education is free and universal until age 17" (p. 23).
June 26, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The negative effect of the practice extended to children of kidnapped brides. An August study by Duke University reported that children born to kidnapped brides had lower birth weights, an indicator for potential long-term health and development issues" (p. 22).
June 26, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 23).
June 26, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is illegal" (p. 21).
June 10, 2019, 3:12 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"According to the latest available data in Kyrgyzstan, 13.8 percent of women aged under 24 married through some forms of coercion,' the statement reads. 'Practices such as bride kidnapping, forced marriage or Ala-Kachuu do not belong to the culture and tradition of Kyrgyzstan but are a violation of the rights of vulnerable people'" (para 14). "The statement goes on to note that Kyrgyzstan 'has taken significant steps to strengthen its laws such as the prohibition to perform child religious marriages' but comments that 'more work needs to be done in the prevention and prosecution of perpetrators as well as ensuring the protection of victims.' Laws on the books mean nothing...more
June 10, 2019, 3:12 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"According to media reports, 20-year-old Burulai Turdaaly Kyzy was stabbed to death by a 29-year-old man who had abducted her twice. The stabbing occurred inside a police station outside Bishkek, raising sharp criticism of the police and how they handle bride kidnapping cases" (para 2).
May 30, 2019, 2:18 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"According to the latest available data in Kyrgyzstan, 13,8 per cent of women aged under 24 married through some forms of coercion" (para 2).
May 30, 2019, 2:18 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Kyrgyzstan has taken significant steps to strengthen its laws such as the prohibition to perform child religious marriages" (para 4). This suggests that girls and boys are often married quite young (HGM - CODER COMMENT).
May 30, 2019, 2:18 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"The United Nations System in Kyrgyzstan is concerned about the crime reported in the media when a victim of bride-kidnapping was murdered by her abductor" (para 1).
May 16, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

“Gender-based violence remains one of the most pervasive forms of violence against women in Kyrgyzstan and we will continue to work with NGOs and other United Nations agencies to flag this issue and give it more visibility” (para 10).
May 16, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Under Kyrgyzstan family code, women and men have equal property rights in marriage, with couples signing a contract stating the division of property between them. But in unregistered marriages, there is no such contract and women lose out on these benefits" (para 2). “Some of the most problematic consequences of unregistered marriages are the rights of women to property..." (para 4).
May 16, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The practice [of unregistered marriage] is of concern because it undermines the rights and economic position of women and is closely tied with a prevelence of domestic violence" (para 3).