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Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Belize, Benin, Botswana, Brunei, Central African Rep, Comoros, D R Congo, Gambia, Haiti, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Maldives, Mali, Nigeria, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Vanuatu, Yemen
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: Mali
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Law 2012-023 Relating to the Combat against Trafficking in Persons and Similar Practices, as amended, criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking. The law prescribed penalties of five to 10 years’ imprisonment for trafficking offenses, except forced begging for which it prescribed lesser penalties of two to five years’ imprisonment and a fine of 500,000 to two million West African CFA francs ($879-$3,520). These penalties were sufficiently stringent and, with respect to sex trafficking, commensurate with those for other serious crimes, such as rape" (321-322).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"The government did not offer legal alternatives to removal to countries in which victims would face retribution or hardship, and it did not have formal policies to encourage victims to participate in trials against their traffickers. Victims could file civil suits against their traffickers, but the government did not report that any did so during the reporting period" (322).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Mali, and traffickers exploit victims from Mali abroad. (…) Traffickers force women and girls into domestic servitude, agricultural labor, and support roles in artisanal gold mines. Reports allege corruption and complicity among local police and gendarmes in Farako may have facilitated forced labor and sex trafficking in mining communities. Africans transiting Mali to Europe, primarily via Algeria and Libya and less so via Mauritania, are vulnerable to trafficking, and Nigerian traffickers exploit Nigerian women in sex trafficking in Mali en route to Europe. An international organization repatriated more than 1,430 Malians from Libya in 2017,...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Mali does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Mali was upgraded to Tier 2. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts by increasing prosecution of trafficking crimes, initiating prosecution of two allegedly complicit police officers, continuing to partner with international organizations and NGOs to train law enforcement and community leaders, and approving the 2018-2022 National Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. However, the government did not meet the minimum standards in several key areas. The government continued to provide support...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Government officials and NGO partners identified 122 trafficking victims and 46 potential victims during the reporting period, including Malians exploited in Mali and abroad and foreigners exploited in Mali. This is compared to the government and NGOs identifying 104 potential trafficking victims the previous reporting period. Among the identified victims, authorities identified 23 forced labor victims, including forced begging, at least three sex trafficking victims, and 84 Malians exploited abroad in Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, and other West and North African countries" (322). "In January 2019, Nigerian authorities estimated more than 20,000 Nigerian girls are victims of sex trafficking in Mali, although this data has not been corroborated" (323).more
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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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).