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June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The country has a statutory rape law that defines 18 as the minimum age for consensual sex. The law, which was inconsistent with the legal minimum marriage age of 15 for girls, was not enforced" (p. 24).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the sexual exploitation of children, including prostitution. Penalties for conviction of the sexual exploitation of both adults and children are six months to three years in prison and a fine of between 20,000 and one million CFA francs ($37 and $1,838)" (p. 24).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1

"Parents generally had FGM/C performed on girls between the ages of six months and nine years... Government information campaigns regarding the dangers of FGM/C reached citizens throughout the country, and human rights organizations reported decreased incidence of FGM/C among children of educated parents" (p. 22).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"A law passed in November 2015 requires that at least 30 percent of the slots on party election lists be reserved for female candidates and that 30 percent of high-level government appointees be women. The law was not fully implemented by year’s end" (p. 19).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"There were... only eight women in the 34-seat cabinet led by Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga" (p. 19).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"According to 2010 data from UNFPA, 55 percent of women between ages 20 and 24 were married by age 18" (p. 23).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1

"FGM/C is legal in the country and, except in certain northern areas, all religious and ethnic groups practiced it widely, particularly in rural areas. Although FGM/C is legal, authorities prohibited the practice in government-funded health centers" (p. 22).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum age to marry without parental consent is 16 for girls and 18 for boys. A 15-year-old girl may marry with parental consent if a civil judge approves" (p. 23).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Assault is punishable by prison terms of one to five years and fines of up to 500,000 CFA francs ($919) or, if premeditated, up to 10 years’ imprisonment" (p. 21).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Girls’ enrollment was lower than that of boys at all levels due to poverty, cultural preference to educate boys, early marriage of girls, and sexual harassment of girls" (p. 23).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Spousal abuse is a crime, but the law does not specifically prohibit domestic violence" (p. 21).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Penalties for convicted child traffickers are five to 20 years in prison" (p. 24).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"According to local human rights organizations, judicial officials frequently accepted false birth certificates or other documents claiming girls below age 15 were old enough to marry" (p. 23).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"The most recent comprehensive FGM/C survey, conducted by UNICEF in 2010, indicated 89 percent of girls and women between ages 15 and 49 were excised, and 74 percent of girls and women in the same age group had at least one daughter who was excised"(p. 22).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape and provides a penalty of five to 20 years’ imprisonment for offenders" (p. 19).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Many women were reluctant to file complaints against their husbands because they feared husbands would interpret such allegations as grounds for divorce, were unable to support themselves financially, sought to avoid social stigma, or feared retaliation or further ostracism" (p. 21 - 22).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry for the Promotion of Women, the Family, and Children is responsible for ensuring the legal rights of women" (p. 23).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Penalties for indecent assault, including child pornography, range from five to 20 years in prison" (p. 24).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Rape was a widespread problem. Authorities prosecuted only a small percentage of rape cases since victims seldom reported rapes due to societal pressure, particularly because attackers were frequently close relatives, and fear of retaliation" (p. 21).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"There were four women on the 33-member Supreme Court and two women on the ninemember Constitutional Court, including the head of the court" (p. 19).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"No law specifically prohibits spousal rape, but law enforcement officials stated criminal laws against rape apply to spousal rape" (p. 21).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived from either parent or by birth within the country" (p. 23).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Women had very limited access to legal services due to their lack of education and information as well as the prohibitive cost" (p. 22).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 22).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The constitution provides for tuition-free universal education, and the law provides for compulsory schooling from ages six through 15" (p. 23).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"There were only 13 women in the 147-member National Assembly" (p. 19).
June 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law does not prohibit sexual harassment, which routinely occurred, including in schools, without any government efforts to prevent it" (p. 22).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, East Timor, Egypt, Eritrea, Fiji, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Laos, Lesotho, Macedonia, Maldives, Mali, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Taiwan, Ukraine
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 8, 2019, 11:59 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Mali can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (111). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (111). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Mali and neither is discrimination based on marital status (111).
May 8, 2019, 11:59 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Mali does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (111).