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April 20, 2021, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"Article 12 of the Labour Relations Law prohibits employees from performing or inciting acts of sexual harassment. Articles 368–398 of the Penal Code criminalize physical and sexual assaults in public (Page 9)."
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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April 16, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

Libya does not have restrictions on adoption of children of a certain sex based on the sex and marital status of the adoptive parent.
April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Libya were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Libya was 69.0 years for males and 75.0 years for females" (p 44).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Libya was 12 per 1000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Libya was 72 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Libya was 72 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Libya of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 24.0%" (p 52).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Libya is 10.9 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 52).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 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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March 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Egypt, Kuwait, Libya, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"'Considering the fact that they already have wives of their age, they will normally look for younger women. However, in some cases they search for women of their age,' she said, explaining that most of the Arabs who marry Bosnian women [in polygamous marriages] come from Saudi Arabia, Emirates, Kuwait, Egypt and Libya" (28).
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:40 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

Table 1: Sex ratio and share of female population in urban and rural areas, selected countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia, latest available year (1999–2008) shows sex ratios between urban and rural areas in different countries.
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Jan. 8, 2021, 10:45 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

“‘Women have a very important role in following up on the political process and in participating in the new unity government,” the Special Representative said, adding that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed the importance of women’s participation in the transitional process” (para. 6).
Jan. 8, 2021, 10:45 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: EWCMS-PRACTICE-1

“‘We count on Libya women, who were active during the 17 February revolution, to continue to advocate for peaceful solution … We count on you to spread the culture of peace in your communities and to talk and engage with all who have a role to play in brining stability to Libya,” said Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Bernardino León, via Skype on Saturday” (para. 2). “Libyans, particularly women, have paid and continue to pay a high price in the North African country’s armed conflict, said Mr. León, adding that the role of women in pushing for the dialogue process is crucial, as it is also crucial in...more
Jan. 8, 2021, 10:45 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

“The dialogue was facilitated by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) in collaboration with various Libyan women groups. Mr. Leon acknowledged the role of the two women participants in the political dialogue, Ms. Nehad Meiteeg and Ms. Naima Jebril, for their efforts to reconcile the differences among the other participants” (para. 7). “More specifically, he commended their communication with and briefings to civil society and women’s groups at gatherings in Tunisia and Jordan in recent weeks in support of the dialogue were of tremendous importance” (para. 8).
Dec. 23, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"Iman al-Obeidi, the young woman who broke her story of alleged gang rape by Qadhafi soldiers to the world press in March, 2011, was the first to draw attention to the issue" (3). "At least in the international arena, a belief that mass rape was being perpetrated by the regime’s soldiers began to be widely promulgated" (3). "In his 2012 Report, he stated that positive steps had been made in implementing gender-responsive peace building" (8).
Dec. 23, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"However, instead of widening the space for women’s participation in public life and decision-making, conservative political actors are using sexual violence as justification for keeping women inside their homes where it is “safer" (5). "As part of a decision made at the G8 summit (June, 2013) to offer army and police security training to 7,000 security personnel, Libyan troops will be sent to the UK for training. There are no women among these personnel, despite years of successful women-formed police and security units first deployed in post-war Liberia in 2003" (5). "In reality, women could only access justice and the workplace with the permission of a male relative or husband"...more
Dec. 23, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: LO-DATA-1

"Despite the total absence of civil society structures in the Qadhafi years, Libyan women living inside and outside the country joined forces, forming organizations to tackle legal issues, promote political participation and address dire economic needs. In their short history of political engagement and civil society activism, they have demonstrated remarkable acuity and resilience in their efforts to shape and participate in the country’s transition. This unprecedented activism, as described by one protester, challenges multiple social taboos and creates “an earthquake to the cultural status of women in Libya" (7).
Dec. 23, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Libyan women played a crucial role in the revolution and were initially part of mediation and transition discussions, but have since been dismissed as stake holders by the transitional government and international actors" (1). "On December 17, 2012, the United Kingdom hosted a high- level international meeting with Libyan officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defense, Interior, Justice and Intelligence. The meeting focused on international assistance to reform Libya’s security and justice sectors, and officials from Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Qatar, UAE, USA, Turkey, EU and UN Support Mission in Libya were present. Yet not a single Libyan woman participated in the meeting" (5). "At a further ministerial conference...more
Dec. 23, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"32 women were elected (out of 120) to the GNC" (9).
Dec. 23, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"However, instead of widening the space for women’s participation in public life and decision-making, conservative political actors are using sexual violence as justification for keeping women inside their homes where it is 'safer" (5).
Dec. 23, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"The past two years have had serious impact on and for women, many of whom have emerged as voices in the political arena and as community change agents, running NGOs and providing services" (2).
Dec. 23, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-3

"Susan Rice, then US Ambassador to the UN, also made an unsubstantiated allegation that Qadhafi was giving his troops Viagra to encourage mass rape" (3). "While there is growing evidence that Qadhafi used sexual exploitation and abuse as physical and psychological weapons against his detractors and their families, or as a reward for his supporters, it was not a new phenomenon of the revolution" (4). "Of critical importance, internationals discovered that even though Qadhafi had used sexual violence as a strategic tactic of terror for decades, the International Commission of Inquiry (ICC) “did not find documented evidence to substantiate claims of widespread sexual violence... such as to amount to crimes...more
Dec. 23, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Salafis who entered the country have destroyed ancient relics and Muslims shrines, and targeted minorities and women. As one women’s rights activist noted poignantly in 2012, a day before the attack on the US embassy facility in Benghazi, “the extremists first attacked the dead, and then the vulnerable" (2).
Dec. 23, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Women where I grew up teach girls to defer to men, to privilege men and deprive themselves" (11).
Dec. 23, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-4

"As part of a decision made at the G8 summit (June, 2013) to offer army and police security training to 7,000 security personnel, Libyan troops will be sent to the UK for training. There are no women among these personnel, despite years of successful women-formed police and security units first deployed in post-war Liberia in 2003" (5). "Qadhafi exploited women’s rights discourses to prove his modernity and enlightenment. He made pronouncements on women’s advancement and gave them highly visible and sexualized roles as his personal bodyguards" (6).