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Dec. 12, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 3.9 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 2.64 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2016 was 4.41 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Belize, Benin, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Peru, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Turkey
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

11.0
Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, East Timor, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Trinidad/Tobago, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

2.0
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum marriage age is 18… Some civil codes permit a minimum marital age of 14 for girls and 16 for boys with parental consent, and 18 without parental consent. With a judge’s consent, children can be married at younger ages" (p. 21).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The existence of a national family-planning program" (para. 20).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The law provides for freedom of speech and press, and the government generally respected these rights" (para. 12).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"The CNDH continued to report conditions for female prisoners were inferior to those for men, particularly for women who lived with their children in prison, due to a lack of appropriate living facilities and specialized medical care. There were reports women who lived with their children in prison did not receive extra food or assistance. Reports of physical and sexual abuse of female detainees continued" (p. 4). "Despite the existence of a national family-planning program, the lack of comprehensive sex education and access to contraceptives in public hospitals and rural areas continued to undermine the government’s stated commitment to reproductive rights" (para. 20).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"State and municipal laws addressing domestic violence largely failed to meet the required federal standards and often were unenforced, although states and municipalities, especially in the north, were beginning to prioritize training on domestic violence" (para 19). "There were numerous reports of child abuse. The government sought to increase comprehensive protection of children through passage of the General Law on the Rights of Children and Adolescents, adopted in December 2014. The law grants special attention to vulnerable children and adolescents, including migrant children, children with disabilities, and children living in poverty... In December the government created a National Program for the Integral Protection of Children and Adolescents, mandated by law,...more
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Victims of domestic violence in rural and indigenous communities often did not report abuses due to fear of spousal reprisal, stigma, and societal beliefs that abuse did not merit a complaint" (para 19).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Some civil codes permit a minimum marital age of 14 for girls and 16 for boys with parental consent, and 18 without parental consent. With a judge’s consent, children can be married at younger ages" (p. 21).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The federal law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and imposes penalties of up to 20 years’ imprisonment" (para. 19).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"In the June legislative elections, 211 women were elected, up from 184 elected during the 2012 general elections" (p. 16).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"A 2014 constitutional reform requires equality between women and men in nominations to the Senate, the Chamber of Deputies, and state congresses" (para. 16).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The federal penal code prohibits domestic violence and stipulates penalties between six months’ and four years’ imprisonment" (para. 19).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The National Refugee Commission (COMAR) and CNDH visited daily, and the INM and Children and Family Services’ officials took trafficking and other victims to designated shelters. Human rights pamphlets were available in many different languages. The CNDH reported that some police, immigration officers, and customs officials violated the rights of undocumented migrants and failed to provide for their safety" (p. 15).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Human rights organizations asserted authorities did not take seriously reports of rape, and victims continued to be socially stigmatized and ostracized" (para. 19).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GP-DATA-3

" National Women’s Institute (INMUJERES), the federal institution charged with directing national policy on equal opportunity for men and women" (para. 20).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The country’s maternal mortality rate was 50 per 100,000 live births" (para. 20).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"Femicide (the killing of a woman based on her gender) is a federal offense punishable by 40 to 60 years in prison; it is also an offense listed in the criminal codes of all 31 states and the Federal District" (para. 19).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

" Skilled attendants at delivery and in postpartum care were widely available except in some rural indigenous areas" (para. 20).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The CNDH continued to report conditions for female prisoners were inferior to those for men, particularly for women who lived with their children in prison, due to a lack of appropriate living facilities and specialized medical care. There were reports women who lived with their children in prison did not receive extra food or assistance. Reports of physical and sexual abuse of female detainees continued" (p. 4).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The federal law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and imposes penalties of up to 20 years’ imprisonment. Twenty-three states and the Federal District have laws criminalizing spousal rape" (para. 19). "Federal labor law prohibits sexual harassment and provides for fines from 250 to 5,000 times the minimum daily wage. Sexual harassment is criminalized in 15 of 31 states and the Federal District, and all states have provisions for punishment when the perpetrator is in a position of power" (para. 20).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"The Special Prosecutor’s Office for violence against Women and Trafficking in Persons of the PGR is responsible for leading government programs to combat domestic violence and prosecuting federal human trafficking cases involving three or fewer suspects. The office had 40 federal prosecutors dedicated to federal cases of violence against women, approximately 15 of whom specialized in trafficking countrywide" (para. 19).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The law provides women the same legal status and rights as men and 'equal pay for equal work performed in equal jobs, hours of work, and conditions of efficiency.' According to INMUJERES, women continued to earn between 5 and 30 percent less than men for comparable work" (para. 20)."INMUJERES reported 14 percent of women age 15 and older had been required to take a pre-employment pregnancy test to obtain employment, despite labor laws that prohibit employers from requiring such tests. Women earned approximately 65 percent of their male counterparts. Their access to professional opportunities was often blocked by social structures and expectations, and many faced genderbased violence at work. The...more
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The federal penal code prohibits domestic violence and stipulates penalties between six months’ and four years’ imprisonment. Twenty-eight states and the Federal District stipulate similar penalties, although actual sentences were often more lenient. Federal law does not criminalize spousal abuse. State and municipal laws addressing domestic violence largely failed to meet the required federal standards and often were unenforced, although states and municipalities, especially in the north, were beginning to prioritize training on domestic violence" (para 19). "There were numerous reports of child abuse. The government sought to increase comprehensive protection of children through passage of the General Law on the Rights of Children and Adolescents, adopted in December 2014....more
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Laws against corruption of a minor and child pornography apply to victims under age 18. For the crimes of selling, distributing, or promoting pornography to a minor, the law stipulates a prison term of six months to five years and a fine of 300 to 500 times the daily minimum wage. For crimes involving minors in acts of sexual exhibitionism or the production, facilitation, reproduction, distribution, sale, and purchase of child pornography, the law mandates seven to 12 years in prison and a fine of 800 to 2,500 times the daily minimum wage. Perpetrators who promote, publicize, or facilitate sexual tourism involving minors face seven to 12 years’ imprisonment and...more
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"In collaboration with civil society, the state of Mexico established the country’s first “gender alert” system to collect information to support investigations of gender-based violence. At the national level, there were 72 shelters, of which 34 were operated by civil society organizations, four by private welfare institutions, and 34 by public institutions" (para. 19).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"If an adult who has sexual relations with a minor between ages 15 and 18, the penalty is between three months and four years in prison. An adult who has sexual relations with a minor under age 15 is liable to a penalty ranging from eight to 30 years in prison" (p. 21).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived both by birth within the country’s territory and from one’s parents" (p. 20).