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July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the production, distribution, broadcasting, import, export, sale, exchange, use, or possession of child pornography, and violators face one to three years’ imprisonment" (p. 30).
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-1

"The law provides criminal penalties for sexual harassment ranging from a fine to a maximum of three years’ imprisonment. The law prohibits sexual advances that affect a person’s dignity or create an unpleasant, hostile, degrading, or humiliating environment in a workplace or educational institution" (p. 28).
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The majority of victims reported extremely long delays in their cases due to lengthy evidencecollecting procedures and prosecutions, while the need for numerous interrogations and confrontations with their rapist added to the trauma experienced by victims" (p. 27).
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The minimum age for consensual sex is 16" (p. 30)
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"A 2015 report by the Women’s Law Center and the Center for Investigation and Consultation “SocioPolis,” Men and Gender Equality in the Republic of Moldova, found that almost 20 percent of the country’s men had had sex with a woman without her consent. Almost 25 percent had had sex with a woman who was too drunk to consent, and 18 percent admitted to marital rape. Approximately 5 percent admitted to participation in a gang rape" (p. 27).
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law does not provide criminal penalties for abuse resulting in 'nonsignificant bodily harm' (e.g., slapping, hair pulling, pushes) that does not leave marks or result in work being missed. Under the law, abuse involving 'nonsignificant' harm is punished administratively" (p. 28). " The law prohibits child neglect and specific forms of abuse, such as forced begging" (p. 30).
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"Women were often subject to forced abortions and contraception. Psychiatric institutions and social care homes registered isolated cases of forced abortions and of forced contraception" (p. 29).
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The Prosecutor General’s Office reported that 1,029 children were victims of various crimes in 2016, including 211 cases of sexual abuse and 75 cases of domestic violence" (p. 30).
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The NGO La Strada, for example, operated a hotline to report domestic violence, offered victims psychological and legal aid, and provided victims options for follow-up assistance" (p. 28).
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Persons may acquire citizenship through birth in the country, from citizen parents, or after adoption by citizens. Registration of birth is free of charge for all citizens" (p. 29).
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law defines domestic violence as a criminal offense, provides for the punishment of perpetrators, defines mechanisms for obtaining restraining orders against abusive individuals, and extends protection to unmarried individuals and children of unmarried individuals" (p. 27).
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: LRCM-LAW-1

"The law also criminalizes spousal rape" (p. 26).
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

"NGOs reported that law enforcement agencies used mediation as means to dismiss rape cases, including forcing the victim to marry her rapist to ensure that he avoided prosecution" (p. 27).
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"As of September, police initiated 1,583 criminal procedures in domestic violence cases. From March to December, the courts issued 799 protection orders. As of September, there were 3,859 family aggressors listed in the police register; 3,678 of the total were men; 181 were women" (p. 27). "According to the Ministry of Education, in the first half of the 2016-17 academic year authorities registered 5,642 cases of violence against children, including physical violence (2,866 cases), psychological violence (1,306 cases), neglect (1,278 cases), child labor exploitation (167 cases) and sexual abuse (25 cases).
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape or forcible sexual assault and establishes penalties for violations ranging from three years to life in prison" (p. 26).
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Child prostitution is punishable by three to seven years imprisonment. Child pornography is punishable by one to three years imprisonment and fines of 150,000 to 250,000 lei ($7,500 to $12,500)" (p. 30).
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Primary education was free and compulsory until the ninth grade" (p. 30).
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"The maximum punishment for family violence offenses is 15 years’ imprisonment" (p. 27).
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Sexual violence was the least recognized and reported form of violence. Police reportedly used poor investigative techniques and often mishandled rape cases, further discouraging victim cooperation" (p. 27).
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age for marriage is 16 for women and 18 for men" (p. 30).
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"During the first three months of the reporting year, the General Police Inspectorate registered 58 cases of rape" (p. 26).
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"The law provides that either gender must have a minimum of 40 percent of candidates on the party lists of candidates for parliamentary and local elections" (p. 22).
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"According to the study, in many cases, rape was requalified as sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16, which reduced the potential penalty, and victims’ statements on the lack of consent were not taken into account. In one in three cases, law enforcement officers initiated criminal investigations for less serious offenses than the ones reported by the victims. In 90 percent of the cases, the victims were not present at the preliminary hearings or the first court hearing on the case. Victims were commonly forced to confront their attacker in court" (p. 27).
June 10, 2019, 3:56 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"23.8% of seats in the parliament of Moldova are held by women" (para 4).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Georgia, Guyana, Honduras, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mauritania, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Panama, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 15, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Moldova can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (114).
May 15, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (114).
May 15, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Moldova law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Moldova is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in employment but not in education. There are no criminal penalties or civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (114).
May 15, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Moldova (114).
May 15, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Moldova can work the same night hours as men. Women cannot work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men (114). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (114).