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Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
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Variables: GP-SCALE-2

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Oct. 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Throughout 2018, the government utilized Article 124 of its criminal code, which criminalized all forms of labor trafficking and some forms of sex trafficking. Inconsistent with international law, the law required a demonstration of force, fraud, or coercion to constitute a child sex trafficking offense, and therefore did not criminalize all forms of child sex trafficking. The law also defined trafficking broadly to include 'child adoption for commercial purposes.' Article 124 prescribed penalties of house arrest for up to five years or five to eight years’ imprisonment, which were sufficiently stringent. However, with respect to sex trafficking, by allowing for house arrest in lieu of imprisonment, these penalties were not...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in the Kyrgyz Republic, and traffickers exploit victims from the Kyrgyz Republic abroad (…) Kyrgyz men, women, and children are subjected to forced labor in Russia and Kazakhstan, and to a lesser extent in Turkey and other European countries, as well as within the Kyrgyz Republic, specifically in the agricultural, construction, and textile industries, domestic service, and childcare provision (...) Women and girls are subjected to sex trafficking abroad, reportedly in India, Kazakhstan, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and within the country. Concerns persist about police misconduct and corruption, including allegations that...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic (or Kyrgyzstan) does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. These efforts included the adoption of revised criminal procedures codes that removed the requirement for a demonstration of force, fraud, or coercion in the prosecution of child sex trafficking cases and provided some measures to better enable victimwitness testimony. The government also increased training of law enforcement and judicial officials; referred more victims for assistance; created several regional-level anti-trafficking coordinating bodies; adopted standards for the management and operation of shelters, and established a government body tasked with supporting and protecting the rights...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government identified and referred 32 victims to international organizations and NGOs for assistance, compared with two identified victims referred to care by the government in the previous reporting period. The government also identified eight potential victims of sex trafficking and referred them to local NGOs for assistance. International organizations and NGOs reported assisting 183 victims in 2018, 171 of whom were subjected to forced labor, eight to sex trafficking, and four to both labor and sex trafficking; 29 of the victims were Uzbek citizens; one of the victims was a child and 106 victims were male" (292).
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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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