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May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The minimum age of consensual sex is 18" (p. 12)
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived by birth where either parent is a citizen, irrespective of the place of birth. The law allows transmission of citizenship by a grandparent or other relative in certain circumstances" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age of marriage is 18, although persons between the ages of 16 and 18 may marry with the consent of parents, legal guardians, or courts" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"A special police unit and several voluntary organizations supported victims of domestic violence and all forms of gender-based violence. A hotline assisted victims of abuse through counseling and shelter referrals. The Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity was responsible for a government-supported shelter for women and children. The government also provided financial support to other shelters, including those operated by the Roman Catholic Church" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is unlawful and punishable by a fine of 2,329 euros ($2,790), six months’ imprisonment, or both. As of August the NCPE had not received any allegations of sexual harassment during the year. Women’s rights experts reported that sexual harassment at the workplace was 'rampant'" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Rape of an underage person is punishable by three to nine years in prison and up to 20 years for aggravated acts" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In 2016 the Child Protection Service of Appogg, the social welfare services arm of the Ministry for the Family and Children’s Rights, received 790 referrals of possibly abused children, compared with 874 in 2015. The service’s caseload for 2016 was 1,313, down from 1,607 the previous year, and included 596 new and reopened cases. Through September, six persons were convicted of the sexual abuse of minors. Between January and August, police received 47 reports of child abuse" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Eurostat reports showed the gender pay gap in 2015, the most recent period for which data was available, was 10.6 percent" (p. 12 - 13).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is a criminal offense" (p. 11).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Through August, 845 persons were arraigned on domestic violence charges. Several cases were still pending" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Penalties ranged from three months to 20 years in prison" (p.11).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law treats domestic violence as an aggravating circumstance of other crimes such as bodily harm, rape, and harassment, and the government generally enforced the laws prohibiting it" (p. 11).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities generally enforced the law. The production of child pornography is prohibited and punishable by imprisonment of one to five years and up to nine years if aggravated. Possession of child pornography is punishable by imprisonment not exceeding three years, four if aggravated" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"In 2016 the employment rate for women was 52.6 percent, compared with 78.3 percent for men" (p. 13).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The crime of rape carries a sentence of up to nine years in prison with increased penalties in aggravated circumstances" (p. 11).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Domestic violence remained underreported, primarily because of women’s concerns that law enforcement personnel would not believe or protect them. The government provided awareness training for police officers" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"A November report by the European Institute of Gender Equality noted that the rate underreporting of rape exceeds EU averages" (p. 11).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Through October, 10 persons faced rape charges in the courts" (p. 10).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Between January and September, 146 persons were granted refugee status" (p. 7).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, China, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Niger, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 8, 2019, noon
Countries: Malta
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Malta 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 prohibited in access to credit in Malta, but discrimination based on marital status is not (111).
May 8, 2019, noon
Countries: Malta
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Malta provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (111).
May 8, 2019, noon
Countries: Malta
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in Malta (111).
May 8, 2019, noon
Countries: Malta
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Malta (111).
May 8, 2019, noon
Countries: Malta
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Malta, there are no explicit restrictions on a woman becoming 'head of household' or 'head of family' (111).
May 8, 2019, noon
Countries: Malta
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Malta (111).
May 8, 2019, noon
Countries: Malta
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Malta provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (111).
May 8, 2019, noon
Countries: Malta
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Malta law mandates equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal. The mandatory retirement ages for women and men are equal (111).
May 8, 2019, noon
Countries: Malta
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Malta can work the same night hours as men. Women can work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men (111). The ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits are equal. The mandatory retirement ages for women and men are equal (111).