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April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Egypt, Finland, Georgia, Honduras, Israel, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

2.0
April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

0.0
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Brunei, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Georgia, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Morocco, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

2.0
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes spousal rape" (22).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"Migrant workers were particularly vulnerable to exploitation, worked in unacceptable conditions, and were frequently forced to accept low wages to repay their debts with employment agencies" (33).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no data on the frequency of FGM/C, although religious leaders called for the practice to be revived in 2014. Local NGOs reported the practice persisted, but societal stigma restricted public discussion of the issue" (23).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The law bans sexual harassment in the workplace, but the government did not enforce the law. The MPS reported 12 filed cases of sexual harassment from January to July under the Sexual Harassment Act, none of which was forwarded for prosecution. The Ministry of Gender and Family reported receiving two cases as of July" (23). "According to women’s rights activists, there were no policies in place to provide equal opportunities for women’s employment, despite provisions in the constitution and the law" (24). "The absence of child-care facilities made it difficult for women with children to remain employed after they had children" (31).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The Ministry of Gender and Family received reports of rape and sexual offenses and conducted social inquiry assessments of cases they submitted to the MPS.The ministry also provides psychological support to victims during MPS investigations" (22).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"The absence of child-care facilities made it difficult for women with children to remain employed after they had children" (31).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-3

"The law establishes maximum hours of maternity leave" (32).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women in the political process, and they did participate" (20).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (23).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Officers were nevertheless reluctant to make arrests in cases of violence against women within the family, reportedly believing such violence was justified" (23).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Officers were nevertheless reluctant to make arrests in cases of violence against women within the family, reportedly believing such violence was justified. To streamline the process of reporting abuse against women and children, the Ministry of Gender and Family established Family and Children’s Service Centers on every atoll in 2016. Residential facilities were established in only four of the centers to provide emergency shelter assistance to domestic violence and other victims, and the ministry reported an insufficient budget to build new shelters on additional atolls. The lack of staff trained on providing effective psychosocial support for victims of domestic violence and child abuse was also noted as a challenge" (23).more
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes spousal rape and gender discrimination in workplaces" (22). "The law bans sexual harassment in the workplace, but the government did not enforce the law" (23).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-3

"Authorities more readily accused women of adultery, in part because visible pregnancies made the allegedly adulterous act more obvious, while men could deny the charges and escape punishment because of the difficulty of proving fornication or adultery under Islamic law" (24).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Thirty-nine women were elected as councilors from a total of 653 seats. There were five women in the 85-member parliament" (20).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"The law and constitution prohibit discrimination against women for employment or for equal pay or equal income, but women tended to earn less than men for the same work and also because they tended to work in lower-paying industries" (31).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"Women’s rights activists highlighted lack of effort to encourage political participation of women by both government and political parties" (20).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Although women comprised 56.6 percent of the civil service, they filled only 37.4 percent of the civil service’s high-level positions" (20).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived through one’s parents. A child born of a citizen father or mother, regardless of the child’s place of birth, may derive citizenship" (24).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law covering all types of domestic relations prohibits physical, sexual, verbal, psychological, and financial abuse. It also extends protection to wives against being forcibly impregnated by their husbands against medical orders and includes an extensive list of other abuses for which protection is provided. The act allows courts to issue restraining orders in domestic violence cases and criminalizes any actions against these orders" (22-23).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: LRW-LAW-3

"The testimony of women is equal to that of men in court, except on rape and other issues specifically stipulated by the country’s legal code" (11). "A man may be convicted of rape in the absence of a confession only if there are two male witnesses or four female witnesses willing to testify. In the case of a child, the burden of proof is lower" (22).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: AW-LAW-1

""The law does not provide for the granting of asylum or refugee status, and the government has not established a system for providing protection to refugees" (19).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The ministry reported receiving six cases of rape and 18 cases of sexual assault as of July 31" (22).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"Government officials rarely were cooperative and responsive to their views. TM and other NGOs reported an associations regulation passed in 2015 threatened their freedom of operation. The regulation requires human rights and other NGOs to seek government approval before applying for domestic assistance above MVR 25,000 ($1,630) or for any foreign assistance" (22).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"As of July, 439 cases of domestic violence were reported to the MPS and 252 were reported directly to the Ministry of Gender and Family. The MPS forwarded nine of these cases to the Prosecutor General’s Office for prosecution, one of which led to a conviction" (22).
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Paraguay, Russia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

3.0
Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based off of data collected from the WHO mortality database, the femicie rate for 15-44 year olds in 2010 was 0 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 0 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 84,070 in that year.
Feb. 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Maldives prohibited discrimination based on gender and marital status when accessing financial service" (p. 39).