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June 7, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Domestic violence activists stated police did not effectively enforce the law. According to women’s rights NGOs, police were not always effective in protecting domestic violence survivors to whom authorities had granted court protection orders. Authorities prosecuted crimes including assault, aggravated assault, threats, and blows under the criminal code, but law enforcement recordkeeping did not always indicate whether they were linked to domestic violence" (P. 10).
June 7, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The penalty for rape is imprisonment for up to 20 years and a fine not exceeding 200,000 rupees ($6,000). In addition, the Judicial Provisions Act of 2008 prescribes punishment for child trafficking offenses of up to 30 years’ imprisonment" (p. 12).
June 7, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The minimum age for consensual sex is 16" (p. 12).
June 7, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The government assisted victims of child abuse by offering counseling at a drop-in center in Port Louis and referring victims to government-supported NGO shelters. Both medical treatment and psychological support were available at public clinics and NGO centers" (p. 12).
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"In 2015 the police recruited 10 female police riders for its Traffic Enforcement Squad. The first female firefighter was recruited in 2011, and recruitment since has brought the total number to 14. A large majority of women held unskilled labor jobs" (p. 17).
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In December 2016 the speaker of the National Assembly created a Parliamentary Gender Caucus to create a more gender-sensitive culture in the National Assembly" (p. 3).
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Following the 2014 legislative elections, women constituted only 11 percent of elected members" (p. 9).
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The minimum legal marriage age for boys and girls is 16 with parental consent" (p. 10).
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Anyone found guilty of violating a protection order under the Domestic Violence Act may be fined up to 50,000 rupees ($1,500) or imprisoned for up to one year for first time offenders. Under the newly amended PDVA, the penalty is 100,000 rupees ($3,000) and imprisonment not to exceed two years for a second offense and up to five years’ imprisonment for subsequent offenses" (p. 11).
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment, which is punishable by up to two years’ imprisonment" (p. 11).
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"The law promotes the participation of women in local government by requiring that at least one of three candidates contesting elections in each ward or village be of a gender different from the others. One-third of elected candidates in the 2012 village and municipal elections were women" (p. 9).
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"There is no provision criminalizing spousal rape" (p. 10).
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law prohibits all forms of child sex trafficking and child pornography and provides for a maximum penalty of 20 years’ imprisonment and a fine not exceeding 100,000 rupees ($3,000) for each offense. Child sex trafficking was nonetheless a problem" (p. 12).
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits all forms of child sex trafficking and child pornography and provides for a maximum penalty of 20 years’ imprisonment and a fine not exceeding 100,000 rupees ($3,000) for each offense" (p. 12)
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The penalty for rape is 20 years’ imprisonment, with a fine not exceeding 200,000 rupees ($6,000)" (p. 10).
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes domestic violence, but it remained a major problem. Amendments to the Protection from Domestic Violence Act (PDVA) came into force in September 2016, establishing a list of offenses separate from the criminal code, which was not the case prior to the amendment. The amendments redefine the term 'spouse' to include unmarried couples of the opposite sex; redefine 'domestic violence' to include verbal, psychological, economic, and sexual abuses; and empower police officers and enforcement officers to act on behalf of the victims, instead of waiting for a formal complaint from the victim. Although the amendments do not mention spousal rape, section 2.d. stipulates that a spouse cannot force...more
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Amendments to the Protection from Domestic Violence Act (PDVA) came into force in September 2016, establishing a list of offenses separate from the criminal code, which was not the case prior to the amendment. The amendments redefine the term 'spouse' to include unmarried couples of the opposite sex; redefine 'domestic violence' to include verbal, psychological, economic, and sexual abuses; and empower police officers and enforcement officers to act on behalf of the victims, instead of waiting for a formal complaint from the victim. Although the amendments do not mention spousal rape, section 2.d. stipulates that a spouse cannot force or threaten the other partner into a sexual act 'from which...more
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Forced or early marriages were not reported to be problems" (p. 12).
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law prohibits rape" (p. 10).
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children derive citizenship by birth within the country’s territory if one or both parents are citizens of the country. Authorities register births, and the law provides for late registration" (p. 11).
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 11).
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"In 2015 Ameenah Gurib-Fakim became the first female president of the country... One-third of elected candidates in the 2012 village and municipal elections were women" (p. 9).
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The law provides for protection and housing rights for victims, as well as counseling for the abuser; however, there were few shelters available to house survivors" (p. 10).
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: Mauritius
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Mauritius can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (113). A woman in Mauritius can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (113).
May 8, 2019, noon
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Mauritius (113).
May 8, 2019, noon
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Mauritius of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government does not support or provide childcare services. Childcare payments are tax deductible (113).
May 8, 2019, noon
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Mauritius provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (113).
May 8, 2019, noon
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Mauritius, there is no legislation designating who may hold head of household status (113).
May 8, 2019, noon
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Mauritius provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (113).