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April 5, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Perpetrators convicted of promoting, publicizing, or facilitating sexual tourism involving minors face seven to 12 years’ imprisonment and a fine of 800 to 2,000 times the daily minimum wage. For those convicted of involvement in sexual tourism who commit sexual acts with minors, the law requires a 12- to 16-year prison sentence and a fine of 2,000 to 3,000 times the daily minimum wage. Conviction of sexual exploitation of a minor carries an eight- to 15-year prison sentence and a fine of 1,000 to 2,500 times the daily minimum wage" (p. 27).
April 5, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children derived citizenship both by birth within the country’s territory and from one’s parents" (p. 27.).
April 5, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"Federal labor law prohibits sexual harassment and provides for fines from 250 to 5,000 times the minimum daily wage. Sixteen states criminalize sexual harassment, and all states have provisions for punishment when the perpetrator is in a position of power" (p. 26).
April 5, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"According to the law, the crime of femicide is the murder of a woman committed because of the victim’s gender and is a federal offense punishable if convicted by 40 to 60 years in prison. It is also a criminal offense in all states" (p. 26).
April 5, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The Special Prosecutor’s Office for Violence against Women and Trafficking in Persons of the Attorney General’s Office is responsible for leading government programs to combat domestic violence and prosecuting federal human trafficking cases involving three or fewer suspects. The office had 12 federal prosecutors dedicated to federal cases of violence against women" (p. 26).
April 5, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum marriage age is 18. Enforcement, however, was inconsistent across the states, where some civil codes permit girls to marry at 14 and boys at 16 with parental consent. With a judge’s consent, children may marry at younger ages" (p. 27).
April 5, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"For conviction of 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’ imprisonment and a fine of 800 to 2,500 times the daily minimum wage" (p. 27).
April 5, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Perpetrators convicted of promoting, publicizing, or facilitating sexual tourism involving minors face seven to 12 years’ imprisonment and a fine of 800 to 2,000 times the daily minimum wage. For those convicted of involvement in sexual tourism who commit sexual acts with minors, the law requires a 12- to 16-year prison sentence and a fine of 2,000 to 3,000 times the daily minimum wage. Conviction of sexual exploitation of a minor carries an eight- to 15-year prison sentence and a fine of 1,000 to 2,500 times the daily minimum wage" (p. 27).
April 5, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Federal law criminalizes rape of men or women, including spousal rape, and conviction carries penalties of up to 20 years’ imprisonment. Twenty-four states have laws criminalizing spousal rape" (p. 26).
April 5, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1, GEW-DATA-1, EWCMS-PRACTICE-3, EWCMS-DATA-3

"On November 16, women of the Atenco case testified before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and called for the court to conduct an investigation into the case. The 2006 San Salvador Atenco confrontation between local vendors and state and federal police agents in Mexico State resulted in two individuals being killed and more than 47 women taken into custody, with many allegedly sexually tortured by police officials" (p. 13).
April 5, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"For conviction of 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" (p. 27).
April 5, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Federal law criminalizes rape of men or women, including spousal rape, and conviction carries penalties of up to 20 years’ imprisonment" (p. 26). "If an adult isconvicted of having sexual relations with a minor ages 15 to 18, the penalty is between three months and four years in prison. Conviction of the crime of sexualrelations with a minor under age 15 carries a sentence of eight to 30 years’ imprisonment" (p. 27).
April 5, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The federal penal code prohibits domestic violence and stipulates penalties for conviction of between six months’ and four years’ imprisonment. Twenty-nine states stipulate similar penalties, although in practice sentences were often more lenient. Federal law does not criminalize spousal abuse" (p. 26).
April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Iraq, Mexico, Moldova, South Africa, United States, Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

4.0
April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Iraq, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Moldova, Panama, Paraguay, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, United States, Venezuela
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

2.0
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, D R Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

4.0
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Guinea, Honduras, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, South Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

1.0
Feb. 25, 2019, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“We found that 58% of the women who were victims of domestic violence were at suicide risk. Odds ratio test showed that women who suffered domestic violence were 8.48 times more likely to be at suicide risk compared with the control group...This leads us to believe that in Mexico there is an association between domestic violence and suicide risk” (555-556).
Feb. 25, 2019, 7 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“The results so far point to a decrease in female suicide rates in states that adopted the penal code reform compared to those that did not...The results suggest that there was a decrease in the level of violence against women in states that had adopted the Penal Code Reform policy relative to the states that did not, providing evidence that conflict decreased” (241-245).
Feb. 17, 2019, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee takes note of the steps taken by the State party to modify its legislation, in particular: (a) The adoption of the General Act on Women’s Access to a Life Free from Violence in 2007 and of its implementing regulations in 2008" (2).
Feb. 17, 2019, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The Committee takes note of the steps taken by the State party to modify its legislation, in particular: (a)The adoption of the General Act on Women’s Access to a Life Free from Violence in 2007 and of its implementing regulations in 2008" (2). "The Committee also takes note with regret of the persistence of impunity for serious acts of violence against women, including those committed in 2006 in San Salvador Atenco, as recently pointed out by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW/C/MEX/CO/7-8, paras. 18 and 19) (arts. 2, 12, 13 and 16)" (5).
Feb. 17, 2019, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: ATC-DATA-5

"The Committee notes with satisfaction that, since the consideration of the State party’s fourth periodic report, it has ratified the following international instruments: (a) The Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty (September 2007); (b) The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol (December 2007); (c) The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (March 2008)" (1).
Feb. 17, 2019, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned by reports that women continue to be the victims of gender-based murders and disappearances, especially in the States of Chihuahua, Jalisco, México and Nuevo León. While noting that major strides have been made in terms of the establishment of legal and institutional means of combating this phenomenon and other forms of violence against women, including feminicide, the Committee is concerned by indications that the new legal framework is not being fully applied by many states" (5).
Feb. 17, 2019, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee recommends that the State party: (b) Continue to improve the infrastructure of prisons and other places of detention, including juvenile treatment centres, and ensure that conditions of detention in the State party are in accordance with the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the Bangkok Rules)" (8).
Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based off of data collected from the WHO mortality database and UNdata statistics (http://data.un.org/), the femicide rate for 15-44 year olds in 2010 was 5.82 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 1606 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 27,599,180 in that year.
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The Commission concluded from statements by women involved in the events that some police elements had apparently been guilty of conduct amounting to attacks on sexual freedom, particularly during the women’s detention and transfer to the Santiaguito Remand and Social Rehabilitation Centre. Since such behaviour could involve offences such as sexual abuse and rape, the Commission in its recommendation brought it to the attention of the Mexico City Attorney General so that he could decide on the follow-up to be taken in each particular case" (24-25). "The Office of the Attorney General of the Republic, through its specialized units, duly carried out a special investigation into the sexual assaults referred...more
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The documentation centre of the Juárez Commission opened in 2007 and possesses over 480 printed and electronic titles, with particular emphasis on the topics of gender, women and human rights. In the course of 2008, requests for documents and materials relating to the Centre’s main theme, namely women, were sent to 20 gender study centres in national universities, 32 state human rights commissions and 32 state women's institutes. Exchanges of experience on bibliographical work with a gender focus also took place with bibliography experts from the Colegio de México" (81). "It should be noted that CONAVIM has a model Women's Justice Centre in which government bodies and civil society organization...more
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"At the same time, the Criminal Code of the State of Chihuahua includes the following provision: (…) Anyone who, on grounds of age, sex, civil status, pregnancy, race, ethnic origin, language, religion, ideology, sexual orientation, colour of skin, nationality, social origin or situation, work or profession, economic situation, physical characteristics, disability or state of health or any other pretext that offends human dignity and seeks to nullify or detract from individual rights and freedoms shall be punishable by six months’ to 3 years’ imprisonment or 25 to 100 days of community work and a fine of 50 to 200 days’ pay" (75-76).
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"For their part, officials of the Chihuahua Court of Justice such as judges and magistrates have been given training to improve a and dissemination of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women through the following courses: a) Human Rights and the Interpretation of International Human Rights Law in the Local Setting, organized from 12 to 16 March 2007 by the Office of the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights; b) The Administration of Justice with a Gender Focus, organized in September 2008 by the National Women's Institute; c)Courses organized by the Centre for Women’s Human Rights" (75). "Since the establishment of the Coordination and Liaison...more
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Comprehensive System for Supporting Victims of Crime is aimed at providing specialized multidisciplinary assistance to the victims of crime, abuse of power and violence; to claim compensation for the harm suffered; and to empower and lend resilience to the victim as well as to prevent re-victimization. Through the Victim Care Centre, seven support modules and six mobile units working in coordination with the district municipal authorities offer the following services: (a)Legal guidance to victims throughout the court proceedings in the case of sexual offences and family violence, including supporting the victim in handling legal procedures; (b)Twelve self-help and restorative justice groups have been set up and are functioning; (c)Provision...more