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Nov. 10, 2017, 1:14 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Angola, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"There were an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 North Korean citizens working as overseas laborers, primarily in Russia and China. The UN Special Rapporteur on the DPRK noted that, while most were sent to Russia and China to work, they were also reportedly found in Algeria, Angola, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Numerous NGOs noted that these citizens were in conditions of forced labor. NGO reports indicated the laborers were managed by the government as a matter of state policy and were under constant and close surveillance by DPRK security agents. Laborers worked between 12 and 16 hours ...more
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Angola, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"There were an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 North Korean citizens working as overseas laborers, primarily in Russia and China. The UN Special Rapporteur on the DPRK noted that, while most were sent to Russia and China to work, they were also reportedly found in Algeria, Angola, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Numerous NGOs noted that these citizens were in conditions of forced labor"(17).This data does not specifically mention women but if trafficking is occuring, women may be especially vulnerable (ENB-Coder Comment)more
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"There were an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 North Korean citizens working as overseas laborers, primarily in Russia and China. The UN Special Rapporteur on the DPRK noted that, while most were sent to Russia and China to work, they were also reportedly found in Algeria, Angola, Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Numerous NGOs noted that these citizens were in conditions of forced labor. NGO reports indicated the laborers were managed by the government as a matter of state policy and were under constant and close surveillance by DPRK security agents. Laborers worked between 12 and 16 hours ...more
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Female genital mutilation - removal of external female genitalia for non-medical purposes - continues to be widely practiced" (para 22).
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-3

"Children conceived, or suspected to have been conceived, out of wedlock are stigmatised" (para 20).
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"In spite of a 2012 national policy on reproductive health and social education, girls and women struggle to access information about contraception and family planning services" (para 22).
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Statistics on the rate of child marriage in Malaysia are hard to pin down, but in 2010, the women, family and community development deputy minister reported that 16,000 girls aged below 15 in the country were married" (para 11).
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"While Malaysian civil law sets the minimum age of marriage at 18, the law is riddled with exceptions. Girls 16 and older can marry with permission of their state’s chief minister. For Muslims, Islamic law sets a 16-year minimum age for girls and permits even earlier marriages, with no apparent minimum, with the permission of a syariah court" (para 8-10).
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"After the lower house’s inaction on child marriage, the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) urged the government to amend all domestic laws to raise the legal age of marriage to 18" (para 23).
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-3

"The Joint Action Group on Gender Equality, a coalition of Malaysian non-governmental organisations, has raised particular concern about situations in which rape victims have been forced to marry the rapist or another man to hush up the crime" (para 19).
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Malaysia committed to ensuring equality for women and men when it ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in 1995" (para 24).
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"This month, Malaysia’s lower house amended the country’s Child Act 2001 without banning all marriage by girls and boys under the age of 18, as called for by several members of parliament and rights groups" (para 1). "While Malaysian civil law sets the minimum age of marriage at 18, the law is riddled with exceptions. Girls 16 and older can marry with permission of their state’s chief minister. For Muslims, Islamic law sets a 16-year minimum age for girls and permits even earlier marriages, with no apparent minimum, with the permission of a syariah court" (para 8-10).
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"While Malaysian civil law sets the minimum age of marriage at 18, the law is riddled with exceptions. Girls 16 and older can marry with permission of their state’s chief minister. For Muslims, Islamic law sets a 16-year minimum age for girls and permits even earlier marriages, with no apparent minimum, with the permission of a syariah court" (para 8-10).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

10.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

3.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

1.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-4

6.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MARR-SCALE-3

6.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MARR-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

4.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

3.0